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International students' interest in Aus and NZ rises

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 28 Nov 2023, 7:31AM
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International students' interest in Aus and NZ rises

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 28 Nov 2023, 7:31AM

Australia's had a record number of international students.  

Numbers hit a record 725,000 this year, a 31% increase on the year before.   

Australia's government is facing pressure to cap the number as the country deals with high inflation and a housing crisis.  

Universities New Zealand Director Chris Whelan told Mike Hosking that New Zealand isn't at Australia's figures, but interest in coming here is up.  

He says compared with the UK or Canada that never closed their borders over Covid, they hit their growth targets 18 months into the pandemic. 

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