24 April 2019 at 9:00 am

India promotional season targets new cities

Twenty-two New Zealand tertiary providers teamed up with ENZ this month to engage with over 7,000 Indian students through fairs, school roadshows, a quiz show, guest lectures and scholarships.

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New Zealand university representatives with ENZ at a school in New Delhi.

The ENZRA fairs took place in four new markets this year: Jaipur, Bangalore, Dehradun and Pune.

Jugnu Roy, ENZ’s Country Manager – India, said this offered a great opportunity to reach out to aspiring undergraduate and postgraduate students from new Indian markets.

“Indian families are increasingly choosing a New Zealand education as the best option for their children’s career paths. There was a 17% increase in Indian students enrolling at New Zealand universities in 2018, and a further 43% increase in first-time student visas in 2019.

“As part of the university strategy for India, our focus is on increasing awareness and enrolments at undergraduate levels, particularly amongst students who have traditionally been looking to the US, UK and Europe for their undergraduate degrees.”

In addition to the fairs, ENZ organised further activities for seven New Zealand universities. This included a roadshow to two prominent private schools in Delhi where they presented their strengths in the areas of business, engineering, science & technology, media, and art and design. This was followed by a high energy New Zealand-themed quiz show and some guest lectures by visiting academics from New Zealand universities.

ENZ also announced the first New Zealand Excellence Awards undergraduate package for Indian students, offering 18 scholarships worth $10,000 each to study at any one of the New Zealand’s universities. Applications close 10 June 2019.

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