Overseas students in Australia registered an increase

August 29, 2015
According to the latest available data shows that more number of students are attracted to study in the Australia as 25 percent of total enrolled students in Australia are from the overseas.


In 2014, about 1.37 million students full time or part time has enrolled representing a growth rate of 4.5 percent compared to the previous year and it also 0.7 percent greater than the average 3.8 percent. There are 972,336 students enrolled for full-time basis up from 924,845 of the last year 2013.

Also, the data shows more than 75 percent or 734,344 students located in only three states of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland registers a good annual growth rate over the past year.

The full-time overseas students enrolled in the Australian universities has risen by 7.3 percent in the second consecutive year, after the two years of negative growth rate attributing to the violence against the international students.

Since the past 14 years, the number of fulltime overseas students represents an average of 29.5 percent, with the last year reaching 30.1 percent. And the number of full-time students of foreign origin has reached 292,654 in the last year from the figure of 116,304 in 2001registering the growth rate of 152 percent.

However, the report indicates that the growth in both domestic and overseas is not universal, as the number of universities shows a decline in both overseas and domestic students when compared over to previous three years average intake. 

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