NEW ZEALAND: Enrolment restrictions to be fast-tracked

Universities are looking to bring forward plans to restrict enrolments in response to tighter government funding and increased demand for tertiary education, reports the New Zealand Herald. Government funding criteria changed in 2008 to cover only an agreed number of students at each tertiary institution, prompting universities to cap student numbers.

Auckland University was the first to restrict enrolments from 2009, and other universities followed suit. Victoria University was to introduce admissions changes from next year, but now looks set to cap numbers as early as next trimester. The enrolment page on the university's website was recently updated to state that students "are not guaranteed a place in an undergraduate programme or course of study" in the second or third trimesters this year.
Full report on the New Zealand Herald site