YTD March 2022 international student data available

10 May 2022

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has released year to date (YTD) March 2022 international student data. There were 440,129 international students on student visas for YTD March 2022, down 15 per cent compared to March 2021. Key results include:

  • Total enrolments decreased by 15.6 per cent, while commencements increased by 1.7 per cent
  • Higher education contributed to the growth in commencements with an increase of 9.7 per cent
  • All sectors experienced declines for enrolments
  • China, India, Nepal, Vietnam and India accounted for over half (61 per cent) of all enrolments

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.

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