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January 2020 international student data available

16 Mar 2020

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment January 2020 international student data is now available. Compared to January 2019, key results include:

  • Total enrolments increased by 8.5 per cent, while commencements increased by 7.4 per cent
  • VET had the strongest growth in commencements (13.3 per cent), followed by higher education (7.3 per cent), schools (3.1 per cent), ELICOS (0.7 per cent) and non-award (0.6 per cent)
  • Seventeen of the top 25 markets by enrolments experienced increases.
  • China, India and Nepal accounted for half (52.6 per cent) of all enrolments

NOTE: Please treat any comparative analysis with caution as the data reflects student intake and timing - some providers do not commence until March and this can vary by year.

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

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