Universities will be asking the government for more cash after a surge in domestic enrolments which could exceed the number the Tertiary Education Commission had agreed to subsidise, RNZ reports. Canterbury, Victoria and Otago are all starting the year with between 1300 and 1500 more full-time domestic students than last year (increases of 9-13 percent), while Lincoln has 230 more (an increase of 35 percent). While other universities did not provide figures, RNZ understands AUT has about 1000 more full-time equivalent domestic enrolments than it did at the same time in 2020.