YTD August 2022 international student data available

15 Nov 2022

The Department of Education has released year-to-date (YTD) August 2022 international student data. There were 550,409 international students on student visas for August 2022, 1% less than January-August 2021. The top 5 countries account for 59% of international students: China (27%), India (16%), Nepal (9%), Vietnam (4%) and Indonesia (3%).

There were 640,558 enrolments between January-August 2022, composed of 53% higher education (337,423), 36% VET (231,598), 7% ELICOS (43,012), 3% non-award (17,392) and 2% schools (11,133). Compared to the January-August 2021 period, enrolments were up for ELICOS (25%) and non-award (39%) but down for higher education (-5%), VET (-8%), and schools (-14%).

NOTE: Note that under the current unprecedent conditions, 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