Thu 18 Apr 2019

Indian numbers will rise

A WITT delegation led by Chief Executive John Snook has completed the second half of an overseas assignment by talking to agent and prospective students in Kathmandu, Pokhara (Nepal), Delhi, Cochin, Kottayam, Mumbai, Jaipur and Chandigarh. 

International manager Carol Allen said she and John had enjoyed an excellent response from education agents and students in India and Nepal in response to WITT’s enhanced programme offerings, intakes, opportunities and graduate outcomes.

She said the marketing trip provided an opportunity to introduce WITTs new chief executive to key stakeholders, award certificates to top performing agents, attend industry fairs, visit the offices of key agents and talk to prospective students about studying at WITT.

“The response has been very positive and we expect to see growth in WITTs international student population,” she said.

That is a positive signal given there are ongoing delays in visa processing at Immigration New Zealand's Mumbai office, which has seen a 25% growth in student visa applications since July 2018.

Most of this growth occurred last December and January and saw the number of Indian First Time Student Visas (FTSV) eclipse the number coming from China.


Pictured: Carol Allen, International Director, with agents in India.