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YTD September 2020 international student data available

18 Nov 2020

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has released year to date (YTD) September 2020 international student data. Compared to YTD September 2019, key results include:

  • Total enrolments decreased by 4.9 per cent, while commencements decreased by 19.6 per cent
  • VET was the only sector that experienced growth in enrolments (up 11.9%) and commencements (up 2.3%).
  • Seven of the top 25 markets by enrolments experienced increases.
  • China, India and Nepal accounted for half (51.3 per cent) of all enrolments.


The September 2020 data should be interpreted with caution. Under the current unprecedented conditions an 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.

Data enquiries can be directed to IEdata@austrade.gov.au