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YTD November international student enrolment data released

31 Jan 2019

The Department of Education and Training has released November 2018 student data. Key results include:

  • Total enrolments increased by 10.2 per cent to 869,185 and commencements by 6.8 per cent to 475,278
  • Higher education commencements increased by 12.2 per cent and VET by 10.3 per cent, while other sectors experienced small declines of between -0.6 and -2.1 per cent
  • Nepal and India led commencement growth in the top 10 markets with increases of 38 per cent and 33 per cent. India’s growth was higher education driven, and Nepal’s was largely in VET.
  • Strong commencement growth within the top 20 markets came from Mongolia (+42 per cent), Philippines (+35 per cent) and Chile (+27 per cent)

DET has also released infographics on the latest education export income by country and state/territory.

MIP subscribers can view the latest data on the MIP Orbis Student data dashboard, and a public monthly summary is also available here.

Data enquiries can be directed to IEdata@austrade.gov.au