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Opportunities exist in education services, as more than 20,000 Russian students study abroad every year.
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Ireland's government is supportive of the development of bilateral research relationships.
Growing numbers of Swiss students are studying at Australian universities and more than 40 Australian education providers achieved Austrade-assisted export success in Switzerland.
The UK is a major competitor for Australia in the international student market.
Germany is Australia's largest source of foreign students from Europe.
France an important academic, research and exchange agreements partner with Australia.
Australia has long-standing, friendly and productive relations with the Netherlands.
Younger Danish students show a higher interest in studying overseas - a positive indication for institutions looking to recruit Danish students.
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Scandinavia is one of the top performing student recruitment markets for Australia in Europe.
The best prospects for Australia continue to be in the Norwegian higher education market where Australia enjoys a relatively good reputation.
The majority of Czech student enrolments are in the English language sector, followed by or combined with vocational education and training (VET).
Growing demand for post-graduate studies and vocational courses should ensure continued interest in Australian education and training services from Polish students.
Australia and Slovakia enjoy warm bilateral relations.
Bilateral trade and investment and the development of cultural and educational links between Italy and Australia continue to grow.
There has been a steady increase in the number of Portuguese students choosing Australia as a study destination.
Vocational Education and Training is in high demand within Spain and has become a focal point for the government.
Bahrain has developed a strong financial centre, offering both onshore and offshore facilities.
Most Iraqi students in Australia study in the English language and higher education sectors.
The postgraduate education sector in Jordan is a growing market for Australian universities.
Increasing numbers of Kuwaiti students are favouring Australia as a study destination.
Saudi Arabia is the Middle East's largest economy. A large number of Saudi students are choosing to study in Australia, mostly under the King Abdullah Scholarship Program.
Turkey is embarking on major higher education reform, with a new draft bill aiming to diversify the university sector from a standardised to a diversified model.
The number of UAE nationals studying in Australia continues to grow, with the UAE being Australia's third-largest education market in the Middle East.
Qataris are receptive to Australian products and services, which are perceived to be of high quality.
There are significant prospects for further expansion in Australian education services in Oman, including in vocational education and training (VET).
The Kazakh Government’s Bolashak International Scholarship Program has seen about 50 scholarship recipients study in Australia each year since 2007.
Much of the country's economic activity is funded by international aid. Agriculture represents 32 per cent of its gross domestic product and occupies 80 per cent of the working population.
Ghana is one of the fastest growing economies in West Africa and is currently undergoing a huge industrial revolution.
Recent information exchanges have revealed that most prospective Kenyan students are interested in undergraduate courses in medicine, business, nursing and engineering.
Mauritius has successfully moved away from being a low-income, monocrop economy.
Nigeria is the largest country in Africa and holds great potential as a student recruitment destination for Australian providers.
One of the largest economies in Africa and a large population under 25 makes South Africa a strong market for international education
Education plays a significant role in the relationship with Sri Lanka. Australia is the most popular study destination for Sri Lankan students.
The number of Bangladeshi students seeking higher education in Australia is increasing.
Pakistan was Australia's 10th-largest source of international students in 2012.
Education is an area of increasing importance to Australia's bilateral relationship with India.
The number of private Nepalese students studying in Australia is increasing.
Education is a top investment priority of Chinese families.The Chinese Government is expected to continue supporting the policy of Chinese students studying abroad for them to come and go freely.
There is ongoing demand from Hong Kong students for overseas secondary, post-secondary and tertiary studies.
Japan remains an attractive market because of the diverse fields of study Japanese students pursue, the high rate of ‘repeaters’, and Japanese commitment to developing long-lasting relationships with their Australian partners.
South Korea was Australia's third-largest source of foreign student enrolments after China and India during the past four years.
Traditionally, USA, UK and Australia have been the most popular choices for overseas study for Taiwanese.
The Mongolia-Australia Scholarship program has allowed more than 240 Mongolians to study in Australia.
Brunei's small, high-income, open economy is underpinned by revenue from the oil and gas sector.
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Australia's development assistance in Indonesia has a significant education component.
Australian expertise in education and training is highly regarded in Malaysia.
Myanmar offers significant potential for Australian education providers, particularly in the medium to long term.
Filipinos remain one of the fastest growing immigrant communities in Australia with over 4,800 applications from Filipino students to study in Australia in 2010.
Education is a key services export with a growing number of students from Singapore enrolling in Australian courses.
Thailand was Australia's sixth-largest source country for international students in 2012.
Vietnam was Australia's fourth-largest source country for international students in 2012.
Fiji is the regional education hub for many of the South Pacific islands.
Education links between Australia and Canada are strong, with more than 180 formal agreements between Australian and Canadian universities.
With the UK and Canada, the USA is a major competitor for international students.
El Salvador is not a major source country for international students however Australian education services are well regarded.
Australian education services are well regarded in Mexico. It is now Australia's fifth largest education and training market in Latin America, after Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Chile.
There has been a substantial increase in the number of Argentinians going on to tertiary education.
Brazil has recently created a number of new opportunities in the education sector.
Australia has been recognised by the Chilean Government for its capacity to provide high quality education.
Colombia is second only to Brazil as a source of international students to Australia from South America. Australian education fairs in Colombia consistently attract thousands of interested students.
Over the last decade, Peru has been very active in engaging the global economy.
Australia is expanding its people-to-people links with Ecuador through development cooperation, including scholarships to study in Australia and the Direct Aid Program (DAP).
Australia is expanding its bilateral relationship with Uruguay through student exchanges and Australia's scholarship programs.
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