Number of Students from India in Australia Declines by 25% on March 2012 (compared to March 2011), according to recent monthly report from Australia Education International on International Students in Australia Statistics.
As at year-to-date (YTD) March 2012, there were 351,878 enrolments by full-fee international students in Australia on a student visa. This represents an 8.5% decline on the same period in 2011 and contrasts with the average YTD March growth rate for enrolments since 2002 of 6.5% per year.
International Students in Australia Statistics
Following Chart taken from the above reports shows the actual number of International Students Enrollment in Australia during March 2012.
New Zealand is bolstering their efforts to attract International students from Australia. According to New York Times
With Australia suffering a recent drop in international student numbers because of factors like a stronger currency and a number of violent attacks on Indian students in 2009, it could be an opportune time for New Zealand.
“New Zealand might pick up some of the losses that Australia has experienced,” said Mr. McCormack, the Universities New Zealand official. “However, Australia is a class act in the international education market from whom New Zealand could learn much.”
We have Ashish Arora who is Graduate Student in Australia and have posted few articles about Education in Australia.
Australia has made changes to Migrant Visa and Streamlined Student Visa process to make it easier for students to get the visa.
Don’t you think this decline in number of students can be good news for students who are going to Australia? Less competition means more funding right?
What is your preferred choice of destination? Can you list the countries in your order of preference?
Example – USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, UK, etc.