Indian and Chinese students studying in New Zealand have accounted for a 13 percent rise this year as against last year, an official report has revealed.
The number of international student enrolments increased by 14,748 to total of 125,011, said the report by Education New Zealand, the government agency for the promotion of international education.
China accounted for 27 percent of all enrolments, while India accounted for 23 per cent - together making up half the total.
Tuition fee income received from international education topped 1 billion New Zealand dollars ($720 million) for the first time in 2015, rising 17 per cent year on year to 1 billion New Zealand dollars ($740 million).
The fastest growing markets for New Zealand education last year were India with a 45 per cent increase in enrolments and China, which was up 13 percent.