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May international student data now available

19 Jul 2019

The Department of Education has released YTD May 2019 international student data. Key results include:

  • Students are up 11.8 per cent to 622,050
  • Total enrolments increased by 11.1 per cent, while commencements increased by 9.9 per cent
  • VET had the strongest growth in commencements (18 per cent), followed by higher education (13.4 per cent) and ELICOS (1 per cent)
  • Declines in commencements were experienced by schools (6.6 per cent) and non-award (4.8 per cent), with enrolments also slightly falling in these sectors
  • Of the top 25 markets by enrolments, the three fastest growing were the Philippines (65.4 per cent), Nepal (45.9 per cent) and India (39.1 per cent)
  • China, India and Nepal accounted for 51 per cent of all enrolments

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

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