New Zealand appears to have become the favorite destination for those looking for higher studies as the flow of Indian students to the country has increased manifolds in the last four years. 'In 2005, the strength of Indian students studying in New Zealand was 2000 which has increased to 6000 in 2009,' told New Zealand Trade Commissioner Cliff Fuller. He said besides offering wide choice of courses to foreign students, New Zealand grants one year job search visa and two years work permit to students. In addition to it, eligible students can also apply to work up to 20 hours in a week, he informed.
To woo more students from India, New Zealand is organising an education fair here in which 25 educational institutions are participating. He informed, 'Our key objective for holding this fair is to offer an opportunity to interested students to interact directly with representatives of institutions and understand prospects and feasibility of joining them.'