With a 10 per cent rise in the number of student visas issuedlast year, universities in New Zealand are gearing up to attract moreIndian student. We have witnessed a good 194 per cent rise in thenumber of students studying in the New Zealand since 2007. Almost 57per cent of Indian students study in Auckland. Due to this, Hindi has now become the fourth most spoken language inthe country. In New Zealand, education is the fifth largest growingsector. Currently, it is a $2.6 billion market and our governmentaims to take it at $5 billion by 2025. Companies acrosss the world and particularly, India are looking toemploy job-ready graduates. As a result, our education instituteshave developed modules that train students to be job-ready, ratherthan just earn an international degree.A majority of Indian students apply for post graduate or tertiarycourses as we call it in New Zealand. These are undergraduates whoare already skilled in the technical and theoretical aspects of theirsubject. Many of them also have a few years work experience in theirrespective field. Hence, it is important for us to offer thesestudents modules that will further hone their skills. Of course thetraining is more practical and focuses on giving students skills thatcan be applied on the job. Management and commerce courses are most popular with Indians.Several Indian studnets signed up for a course in Cyber securitystarted last year by WelTec (Wellington Institute of Technology).With new jobs emerging in the dynamic business world, courses inhealth, agriculture, aeronautical engineering, constructionmanagement are also steadily catching students' attention. Studentsmust understand that international education is an investment. Hence,they must choose a course and an university, based on thoroughresearch. Most universities in New Zealand offer merit-basedscholarships. Masters students are allowed to work part-time for 20hours a week during school time and 40 hours full time during thebreak. Though every university has it's own admission period, whichis spread across the year, the two major intakes in a year areFebruary and July.