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Onshore student visa growth continues in September 2018

23 Nov 2018

The Department of Home Affairs have released September 2018 student visa data. Key results include:

  • Student visas grants* increased by 13.6 per cent to 299,367 for the January to September 2018 period compared to the same period in 2017 and 14.3 per cent to 92,335 for the first quarter of 2018-19 (July-September)
  • Visa grants to applicants already in Australia are outperforming offshore visa grants to new students. Onshore grants grew by 30.8 per cent to 38,653 in the September quarter, while offshore grants grew by 4.8 per cent to 53,682
  • VET grants increased by 32.9 per cent and higher education by 11.8 per cent and Postgraduate Research by 13.6 per cent for the quarter. Non-Award grants increased by 7.9 per cent, Independent ELICOS increased by 5.7 per cent, while Schools declined by 24.8 per cent
  • Four of the top five markets experienced growth (China +6.9 per cent, India +41.9 per cent, Nepal +39.1 per cent and Colombia +42.2 per cent), while Brazil (4th) declined by 1.6 per cent
  • The fastest growing markets included Philippines, up 85.5 per cent, Mongolia, up 84.6 per cent and Chile, up 33.8 per cent

Visit the Austrade website for MIP Orbis interactive charts and dashboards, and data.gov.au for the student visa pivot tables. Data enquiries can be directed to IEdata@austrade.gov.au

*Primary applicants only, excluding Foreign Affairs or Defence sector