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Flag of Russia Russia

Most Russians pursuing study in Australia are concentrated at the masters and doctorate level, with numbers growing at a steady rate.

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Flag of Ireland Ireland

Ireland is a source of increasing numbers of VET students to Australia.

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Flag of Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss student numbers in Australia have been small but steady for a number of years, with recent signs of growth in the VET sector.

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Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom

Work and study arrangements are great attractors of UK students to Australia, with significant increases in VET. Higher education is steady, with most student enrolment focused at postgraduate level.

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Flag of Germany Germany

Germany is a well-penetrated, well-covered market for Australian education providers with particular strength in the higher education and schools sectors.

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France-flag France

Student mobility is increasing in France through formal EU programs, such as Erasmus, and in independent study abroad programs, with increasing numbers choosing Australia as a study destination.

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Netherlands-flag Netherlands

The Netherlands is a small but stable source of international students to Australia, with a significant proportion of postgraduate students.

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Flag of Denmark Denmark

The majority of Danish students in Australia  undertake postgraduate studies, and collaboration arrangements with Danish institutions are a valuable influence on student destination choices.

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Flag of Sweden Sweden

Sweden is a small and relatively stable source of students for Australia, mostly concentrated in VET and higher education.

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Norway-flag Norway

Norwegian student numbers in Australia are small but stable, studying mostly at bachelor and master levels.

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Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic

The majority of Czech student enrolments are in the English language sector, followed by or combined with vocational education and training (VET).

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Flag of Poland Poland

Poland is a relatively small education market for Australa but has shown steady growth in the VET sector and maintains academic ties with a number of institutions.

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Flag of the Slovak Republic Slovak Republic

The Slovak Republic is a relatively small education market for Australia, concentrating in the VET and ELICOS sectors.

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Flag of Italy Italy

Many young Italians look overseas for study options, and Australia is receiving growing numbers of students in all sectors.

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Flag of Portugal Portugal

The small number of Portugese students in Australia is declining in all sectors except VET, which continues to show steady growth.

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Flag of Spain Spain

A Spanish Government focus on improving English and vocational skills means that Australia is seeing larger numbers and greater growth in ELICOS and VET from this source.

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Flag of Bahrain Bahrain

Student numbers from Bahrain are not large and have been steadily declining since 2009.

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Flag of Iraq Iraq

Australia is seeing increasing numbers of Iraqi students in postgraduate and ELICOS courses.

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Flag of Jordan Jordan

The postgraduate education sector in Jordan is a growing market for Australian universities.

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Flag of Kuwait Kuwait

Increasing numbers of Kuwaiti students, particularly at undergraduate degree and diploma level, are favouring Australia as a study destination.

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Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is seeking to build the capability and expertise of its own education system, with Saudi students in Australia concentrated at the postgraduate level.

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Flag of Turkey Turkey

Student recruitment numbers from Turkey are small and in steady decline across all sectors.

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Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Australian institutions have been active in the UAE market for more than 20 years, but student numbers in Australia are small and in decline across all sectors.

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Qatar-flag Qatar

The number of Qatari students studying in Australia is negligible, but education links are recognised by both sides as an area of potential growth.

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Flag of Oman Oman

Oman has a small but growing number of students in Australia, mostly in ELICOS and masters degree courses.

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Qatar-flag Qatar

The number of Qatari students studying in Australia is very small, but education links are recognised by both sides as an area of potential growth.

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Kazakhstan-flag  Kazakhstan

Australia's share of the Kazakhstan international education market is small but stable, with opportunities to increase numbers, particularly in postgraduate fields.

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Burkina-Faso-flag Burkina Faso

The mining sector in Burkina Faso is growing, providing potential opportunities for skills development in the sector.

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Flag of Ghana Ghana

The growing middle class in Ghana willing to invest in their children’s higher education presents an opportunity for Australian education providers.

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Flag of Kenya Kenya

The number of international students from Kenya continues to grow in undergraduate, postgraduate and VET courses.

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Flag of Mauritius Mauritius

Mauritian student numbers in Australia are increasing across all sectors, notably in higher education and VET.

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Flag of Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian students show increasing interest in Australia as a study destination, with significant growth in all sectors, particularly postgraduate study.

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South-Africa-flag South Africa

South Africa is the most popular study destination in Africa, providing opportunities for high-level Australian academic expertise and partnerships with education institutions.

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Flag of Sri-Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia is the most popular study destination for Sri Lankan students, with numbers concentrated in higher education, especially postgraduate studies, and continuing to grow.

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Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh

The number of Bangladeshi students in higher education and ELICOS has been steady for several years and is showing signs of growth.

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Pakistan-flag Pakistan

There is substantial demand in Pakistan from students, parents and employers for quality education, with the number of Pakistani students to Australia showing significant growth across all sectors.

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India-flag India

A major student source for Australia, India's focus on improving education provides significant opportunities for Australian education providers.

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Nepal-flag Nepal

Nepal is a major source of international students to Australia, with significant growth continuing across all sectors.

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Flag of China China

With a burgeoning middle class and continuing economic growth, education has become a top investment priority for Chinese families.

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Flag of Hong-Kong Hong Kong

There is ongoing demand from Hong Kong students for overseas secondary, post-secondary and tertiary studies.

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Flag of Japan Japan

The Japanese Government, through incentives such as scholarships, is encouraging students to study abroad in the face of waning international competiveness of Japanese firms and a shrinking pool of globally literate Japanese youth.

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Flag of the Republic of Korea Republic of Korea

South Korea continues to be a major source of international students to Australia, with significant numbers in the VET and ELICOS sectors.

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 Taiwan

Taiwan is a stable source of quality students, with recent significant growth in the VET and ELICOS sectors.

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Mongolia-flag Mongolia

The continued development of Mongolia's mining sector and strong economic growth is creating opportunities for education providers to deliver skills training to the sector.

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Flag of Brunei Brunei

Brunei, with an economy underpinned by revenue from the oil and gas sector, has growing eduction links with Australia.

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Flag of Indonesia Indonesia

There is increasing competition in the international education sector in Indonesia, with Australia seeing growth in VET student intakes.

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Flag of Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia is highly engaged with the international education sector in pursuit of a skilled population, with opportunities for Australian providers enhanced by the Malaysia Australia FTA.

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Flag of Myanmar Myanmar (Burma)

Rising incomes, skills shortages and a renewed focus on education as a source of social mobility offers significant potential for Australian education providers.

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Flag of the Philippines Philippines

The Philippines is one of the fastest growing student markets in Australia, with significant growth in all sectors, especially VET.

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Flag of Singapore Singapore

Singapore has remained a relatively steady supplier of international students, with only masters-level study showing steady increase.

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Flag of Thailand Thailand

Thailand is a major source of students for Australia. Higher education numbers have seen slow decline but VET and schools numbers are steady, and ELICOS shows signs of rapid growth.

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Flag of Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam is a major and growing source of students to Australia in all sectors, driven by a high youth population and large workforce.

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Flag of Cambodia Cambodia

While a relatively small market, Cambodia’s strong economic growth and young population has seen student numbers to Australia grow rapidly over the past decade.

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Fiji-flag Fiji

Student numbers from Fiji are small but growing, particularly in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

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Flag of Canada Canada

Canada and Australia enjoy a strong bilateral relationship, with the majority of Australian universities in some form of partnership arrangement with Canadian universities and colleges.

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Flag of the United States of America United States of America

More than 60 per cent of Australia's students from the USA are in the higher education sector, primarily in non-award courses. Total numbers are declining, but VET is showing steady growth.

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Flag of El Salvador El Salvador

El Salvador is a very small source of students for Australia, mostly in the VET and ELICOS sectors.

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Flag of Mexico Mexico

Australian education services are well regarded in Mexico and increased demand for skills training is expected to provide new opportunities for Australian VET providers.

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Flag of Argentina Argentina

Argentina and Australia have MOUs in education and scientific and technical cooperation.

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Flag of Brazil Brazil

Strategic partner Brazil has strong interest in Australia's VET and ELICOS expertise.

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Flag of Chile Chile

New opportunities are emerging for Australian education and training providers in areas such as mining and water, where Australia has key research and teaching strengths and Chile has human capital development needs.

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Flag of Colombia Colombia

The Colombian Government has launched an ambitious national strategy aimed at elevating the country to be the most educated country in Latin America by 2025.

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Flag of Peru Peru

Student numbers from Peru are relatively small and show decline in all sectors except higher education, where study at masters degree level is growing quickly.

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Ecuador-flag Ecuador

Student recruitment from Ecuador has shown marked growth, particularly in masters and doctoral degrees.

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Uruguay-flag Uruguay

Australia is expanding its bilateral relationship with Uruguay through student exchanges and Australia's scholarship programs.

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