Coronavirus travel ban – Universities fear financial hit
Just under half of all New Zealand’s overseas students are from China, and the travel ban is anticipated to have a significant effect on the institutions. None of the universities RNZ approached would be interviewed.
In a statement, the University of Auckland said it estimated between 50% and 75% of its Chinese students were stuck in China. To help those affected continue with their studies, it was looking at sending them individual study plans. Te Herenga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington said the 800 Chinese students it got each year were worth millions of dollars to both it and the city. Massey University said most students would still be able to take their classes online.
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