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YTD August international student data now available

29 Oct 2019

The Department of Home Affairs have released international student visa data for August 2019. Student visa grants are up 6 per cent in YTD August compared to last year.

Key results, for YTD primary student visas, include:

  • Onshore grants grew at a faster rate (12.6 per cent) than offshore grants (1.9 per cent), with onshore accounting for 40 per cent of visas granted in YTD August
  • Higher education experienced the greatest growth (7.8 per cent), followed by ELICOS (6 per cent) and VET (4.8 per cent)
  • Both the post-graduate research sector and the school sector experienced declines, by 4.6 per cent and 0.5 per cent respectively
  • Of the top 25 markets, 14 experienced increases. The three fastest growing markets were the Philippines (108.3 per cent), Saudi Arabia (57.7 per cent) and Vietnam (28.4 per cent)

See MIP Orbis for more detailed trends. Data enquiries can be directed to IEdata@austrade.gov.au