Colombia education market profile
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.
Colombian students are eligible for the Australia Awards scholarships offered by AusAID and received eight scholarships in 2011 for study in Australia from 2012.
While the majority of Colombian students undertake ELICOS courses (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) in Australia, there is also a large demand for university and vocational education and training placements.