New Zealand Launches a Five year Pathway visa for International Students
Inorder to become more competitive study destination, New Zealand has launched a five year pathway visa program for the international students under which the student can study 3 different programs under a single visa. To make it more attractive, New Zealand government will also grant work permit to students during the whole visa period. Under the new program, the international students can pursue three different programs and the student needs not to apply for the new visa during the tenure. New Zealand government expects to retain the international students with the help of this program. For the time being, this is just a pilot project for 18 months which will cover 500 institutions. The recent study showed that number of international students in New Zealand has increased by 16% during the year 2014-15.