International Students in Australia

Total international student enrollment: 292,352

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions: Yes

International Students' Enrollments Number of Students Percent of Total
Public Institutions 244,289 83.6%
Private Institutions 48,063 16.4%
Total Enrollments 292,352

Top sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment, 2015

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 97,984 33.5%
2 India 35,480 12.1%
3 Malaysia 14,378 4.9%
4 Vietnam 12,831 4.4%
5 Nepal 12,265 4.2%
6 Pakistan 9,227 3.2%
7 Indonesia 8,513 2.9%
8 Hong Kong 8,311 2.8%
9 United States 7,886 2.7%
10 Singapore 7,217 2.5%

Total number of international student from all places of origin by academic level, 2015

Academic Level Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 147,270 50.4%
Undergraduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 20,257 6.9%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 124,825 42.7%
All International Students (excluding offshore enrollments) 292,352

Total number of international students from all places of origin by field of study, 2015

Rank Field of Study Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Business and Management 131,831 45.1%
2 Other/Unspecified Subject Areas 32,970 11.3%
3 Engineering 30,101 10.3%
4 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 23,724 8.1%
5 Health Professions 21,324 7.3%
6 Social Sciences 19,173 6.6%
7 Physical and Life Sciences 14,741 5.0%
8 Fine and Applied Arts 9,449 3.2%
9 Education 5,958 2.0%
10 Agriculture 3,081 1.1%

*Other/Unspecified Subject Areas include: Dual qualification, Architecture and Building, Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Mixed Field Programmes.

Data time reference period: January 2015 to December 2015

Source: The Australian Government Department of Education and Training

Total international student enrollment: 269,752

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions: Yes

International Students' Enrollments Number of Students Percent of Total
Public Institutions 229,023 84.9%
Private Institutions 40,729 15.1%
Total Enrollments 269,752

Top sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment, 2014

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 91,089 33.8%
2 India 26,433 9.8%
3 Malaysia 14,446 5.4%
4 Vietnam 12,030 4.5%
5 Nepal 10,221 3.8%
6 Indonesia 8,525 3.2%
7 United States 7,612 2.8%
8 Singapore 7,472 2.8%
9 Pakistan 7,371 2.7%
10 Hong Kong 7,324 2.7%

Total number of international student from all places of origin by academic level, 2014

Academic Level Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 139,663 51.8%
Undergraduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 19,762 7.3%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 110,327 40.9%
All International Students (excluding offshore enrollments) 269,752

Total number of international students from all places of origin by field of study, 2014

Rank Field of Study Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Business and Management 120,476 44.7%
2 Other/Unspecified Subject Areas 31,954 11.8%
3 Engineering 26,845 10.0%
4 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 21,271 7.9%
5 Health Professions 19,380 7.2%
6 Social Sciences 18,625 6.9%
7 Physical and Life Sciences 13,892 5.1%
8 Fine and Applied Arts 9,185 3.4%
9 Education 5,741 2.1%
10 Agriculture 2,743 1.0%

*Other/Unspecified Subject Areas include: Dual qualification, Architecture and Building, Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Mixed Field Programmes.

Source: The Australian Government Department of Education and Training

Total international student enrollment: 247,093

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? Yes

International Students' Enrollments Number of Students Percent of Total
Public Institutions 212,553 86.0%
Private Institutions 34,540 14.0%
Total Enrollments 247,093

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment, 2013

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 92,970 37.6%
2 India 16,793 6.8%
3 Malaysia 15,034 6.1%
4 Vietnam 11,194 4.5%
5 Indonesia 8,743 3.5%
6 Nepal 8,076 3.3%
7 Singapore 7,841 3.2%
8 Republic of Korea 7,719 3.1%
9 United States 7,641 3.1%
10 Pakistan 5,694 2.3%
  All Others 65,388 26.5%

Total number of international students from all places of origin by academic level, 2013

Academic Level Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 139,136 56.3%
Undergraduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 15,907 6.4%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 92,050 37.3%
All International Students (excluding offshore enrollments) 247,093

Total number of international students from all places of origin by field of study, 2013

Rank Field of Study Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Business and Management 113,022 45.7%
2 Other/Unspecified Subject Areas* 27,226 11.0%
3 Engineering 23,497 9.5%
4 Social Sciences 18,115 7.3%
5 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 17,802 7.2%
6 Health Professions 17,721 7.2%
7 Physical and Life Sciences 12,862 5.2%
8 Fine and Applied Arts 9,238 3.7%
9 Education 4,991 2.0%
10 Agriculture 2,619 1.1%


Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

*Other/Unspecified Subject Areas include: Dual qualification, Architecture and Building, Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Mixed Field Programmes.

Total international student enrollment:
245,531

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 94,901 38.7%
2 Malaysia 16,360 6.7%
3 India 12,711 5.2%
4 Vietnam 11,094 4.5%
5 Indonesia 9,057 3.7%
6 South Korea 8,547 3.5%
7 Singapore 8,159 3.3%
8 United States 7,858 3.2%
9 Nepal 7,170 2.9%
10 Saudi Arabia 5,634 2.3%
  All Others 64,040 26.1%



Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

Total international student enrollment:
242,351

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 97,423 40.2%
2 Malaysia 17,973 7.4%
3 India 15,507 6.4%
4 Vietnam 10,967 4.5%
5 Indonesia 9,351 3.9%
6 South Korea 8,772 3.6%
7 Singapore 8,381 3.5%
8 Nepal 6,895 2.8%
9 Saudi Arabia 6,189 2.6%
10 Thailand 3,722 1.5%
All Others 57,171 23.6%

Level of study information for the top 10 places of origin (35 KB, XLS)

Field of study information for the top 10 places of origin (35 KB, XLS)




Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

Total international student enrollment:
230,595

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 75,558 32.8%
2 India 19,238 8.3%
3 Malaysia 15,687 6.8%
4 Hong Kong 10,395 4.5%
5 Indonesia 8,977 3.9%
6 Vietnam 8,950 3.9%
7 Singapore 8,189 3.6%
8 South Korea 6,927 3.0%
9 United States 6,642 2.9%
10 Saudi Arabia 5,079 2.2%
All Others 64,953 28.2%



Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

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