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2018 full year student data released, enrolments increase 10%

01 Mar 2019

The Department of Education and Training have released 2018 full year international student enrolment data. Key results include:

  • 693,750 international students in Australia, an increase of 11.4 per cent year-on-year (+70,818) — this is similar to 2017 growth of 12.6 per cent
  • Total enrolments grew by 10.1 per cent to 876,399 (+80,269) following 12.2 per cent growth in 2017
  • Commencements (new enrolments) increased by 6.6 per cent to 482,521 (+29,930) following 10.2 per cent growth in 2017
  • Nepal overtook Brazil for third place during 2018, with 48 per cent growth, while Vietnam overtook Thailand for seventh place
  • Strong growth was recorded for India (24.5 per cent), Colombia (21.5 per cent) and China (10.9 per cent)

A full analysis article for 2018 will be featured soon, including key trend analysis of both enrolment and visa data, comments from Austrade’s offshore network, and an update on competitor results.