International students in Australia
- How many international students are studying in Australia?
Which education sectors are international students studying in?
Which states and territories are international students studying in?
Where are Australia's international students from?
Australia is a popular study destination with students from around the world wishing to gain a top-quality education. Each year, many new international students enrol in Australian courses and add to the already significant international student body around the country.
In 2015, 645,185 international students were enrolled in education programs in Australia. Of these, there were 272,095 international students enrolled in the higher education sector.
Most of the international students in Australia are studying in the higher education sector, followed by the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) sector and the schools sector (see table below).
|Total in Australia||645,185|
New South Wales and Victoria attract the largest numbers of international students. The other states and territories have smaller numbers of international students and smaller numbers of students overall.
|Republic of Korea||28,725|
The information in this article was sourced from the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training 2015 international student enrolment data.