19 October 2023 at 10:00 am

Tapping the undergraduate market in India with High School Career Counsellors Workshops

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao hosted a series of 'Study in New Zealand’ workshops for Indian high school counsellors. The workshops “He Hui” were hosted in partnership with all eight universities from New Zealand.  

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ENZ team with High School Career Counsellors and NZ universities representatives at the Bengaluru workshop

The interactive He Hui educated the counsellors from Delhi and Bangalore on what makes New Zealand one of the most attractive choices for undergraduate students and breadth of opportunities offered by our universities for international students. It was also an opportune time to socialise the New Zealand Excellence Awards | Study with New Zealand which are partial scholarships curated exclusively for Indian students.  

High school counsellors play a vital role in influencing undergraduate students and therefore are considered an important stakeholder in the student journey abroadHe Hui was a follow on from the interaction with High School Career Counsellors during the annual IC3 Conference held earlier this year.  

New Zealand universities India representatives at ENZ desk at the IC3 annual conference in Hyderabad on 23 August

The IC3 annual conference is India’s largest forum for school career counsellors and tertiary education providers to congregate, connect, network and deliberate on ethical career counselling practices for students. It provides a fantastic platform for international providers to educate and connect with key influencers for the undergraduate learners. As a gold sponsor at the IC3 conference, ENZ received greater visibility to showcase all New Zealand universities as well as the overall sector.  

Ankit Mehta, International Recruitment Manager, Victoria University of Wellington presenting at the Delhi workshop

These initiatives are part of India’s rebuild and reconnect strategy, especially with a focus on the undergraduate market. The range of activities have supported an increased level of interest from premier high schools from across the country 

India is an established market for post graduate students. However, growing the undergraduate market requires a defined strategy as Indian students from the metropolitan cities are inclined to favour competitor countries like Australia, US, UK and Canada.  

With the high investment and commitment shown by agents and the New Zealand higher education sectors, India can be a very promising undergraduate market for New Zealand 

ENZ will continue to create awareness of New Zealand among High school students through social media campaigns, newsletters, subject-ready reckoners, and the New Zealand Excellence Awards to regain the reputation and visibility that has been affected over the last couple of years.  

For more information, please contact Jugnu Roy, ENZ’s Director of Engagement-East Asia and India, Jugnu.roy@enz.govt.nz  

Jugnu Roy, Director of Engagement-East Asia and India interacting with counsellors at the Bengaluru workshop

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