The number of overseas students in New Zealand dropped to less than 50000, and 633 new students were approved in July

According to the latest data released by the New Zealand Immigration Bureau, the number of international students in New Zealand has dropped to less than 50000, a quarter less than before the outbreak of the epidemic in mid March, according to the latest data released by the New Zealand Immigration Bureau.

in mid March this year, there were 60348 students with valid visa in New Zealand, but the number dropped to 47807 in early August. Figures show that since March, polytechnics and private training institutions have lost about a quarter of foreign students, while primary and secondary schools and universities have lost one fifth of their foreign students.

since the New Zealand government closed the border to citizens and residents on March 19, no foreign students have entered new Zealand, and Chinese students have been banned from entering New Zealand in early February.

although immigration is not allowed, the Immigration Department has not stopped approving new student visa. According to the data, the Immigration Department approved 582 new student cards in June and 633 in July. The Department explained that some of the visas were granted to people already in New Zealand and to the families of those who might study in New Zealand. Of the 633 student signatures approved in July, 272 were paid international students.

according to the figures, as of August 9, the number of international students in polytechnics, private training institutions, primary and secondary schools and universities were 7943, 9879, 9713 and 17081, respectively. The location of another 3191 students is not clear.

in addition, 6149 Foreign New Zealand students hold New Zealand student visa, including 3426 college students and 1362 primary and secondary school students. CUISINE&HEALTH