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YTD April 2021 international student data released

05 Jul 2021

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has released year to date (YTD) April 2021 international student data. There were 519,575 international students on student visas for YTD April 2021, down 17.1 per cent compared to 2020. Key results include:

  • Total enrolments decreased by 17 per cent, while commencements decreased by 29.8 per cent
  • All sectors experienced declines in commencements and enrolments
  • The top 25 markets by enrolments all experienced declines.
  • China, India and Nepal accounted for half (54.5 per cent) of all enrolments

NOTE: Under the current unprecedented conditions an enrolment does not confirm if a student was in Australia at the time of reporting.

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

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