YTD October 2022 international student data available

21 Dec 2022

The Department of Education has released year-to-date (YTD) October 2022 international student data.

There were 594,027 international students on student visas for October 2022, 5% more than January-October 2021. The top 5 countries account for 58% of international students: China (26%), India (16%), Nepal (9%), Vietnam (4%) and Colombia (3%).

There were 709,310 enrolments between January-October 2022, composed of 50% higher education (353,110), 37% VET (260,845), 9% ELICOS (64,039), 3% non-award (19,487) and 2% schools (11,829). Compared to the January-October 2021 period, enrolments were up for ELICOS (65%) and non-award (46%) but down for higher education (-3%), VET (-4%), and schools (-9%).

NOTE: Note that under the current unprecedented 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