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About Australia

Australia remains one of the most popular destinations for international students. International students made up approximately 21 percent of the entire higher education student population in the country in 2015. The majority of international students in Australia came from Asia.

Fast Facts: Australia

  • There were over 247,000 international students in Australian higher education in 2013.
  • The top five places of origin were China, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
  • Australian Education International (AEI) in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations sets policies and funds research, scholarships, and an online study portal.
Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

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