YTD February 2023 international student data available

24 Apr 2023

The Department of Education has released year-to-date (YTD) February 2023 international student data.

There were 546,678 international students on student visas YTD February 2023, this is a 26% increase compared to February 2022.

The top 5 countries accounted for 56% of international students:
China (23%)
India (16%)
Nepal (9%)
Colombia (4%)
Vietnam (4%)

There were 580,373 enrolments YTD February 2023, comprising:

54% higher education (314,612),
31% VET (178,917),
10% ELICOS (59,856),
2% schools (11,039) and
3% non-award (15,949)

Compared to the YTD February 2022 period, enrolments are up for higher education (16%), VET (14%), ELICOS (441%), schools (33%) and non-award (119%).

NOTE: An enrolment does not confirm that a student is currently in Australia.

Source: Department of Education, PRISMS

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

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