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About Australia

Australia remains one of the most popular destinations for international students. International students made up approximately 26 percent of the entire higher education student population in the country in 2012. The majority of international students in Australia came from Asia.

Fast Facts: Australia

  • There were over 245,500 international students in Australian higher education in 2012.
  • 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)

Places of Origin of International Students in Australia, 2011

Top 10 places of origin of international students in Australia in 2011

Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

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