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Department of Home Affairs releases December 2018 student visa data report

17 Jun 2019

The Department of Home Affairs has released the bi-annual international student visa data report for December 2018. Key results include:

  • Student visa applications lodged increased by 16.8 per cent compared with the same period in the previous program year
  • From 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018, student visa grants to applicants outside Australia for the VET sector increased by 32.6 per cent
  • As at 31 December 2018, there were 433,624 student visa holders in Australia
  • The top contributing countries for students visa holders were from China (18.8 per cent), India (17.7 per cent) and Nepal (11.5 per cent)

See the full report on the Department of Home Affairs website for details by sector and market. 

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