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About Australia

Australia remains one of the most popular destinations for international students. Of the top ten sending places of origin in 2011, nine were Asian, with China, India and Malaysia making up over 54 percent of the entire international student population.  Outward bound Australian students continue to study primarily in European countries and New Zealand, though the United States remains the most popular destination.

Fast Facts: Australia

  • There were over 240,000 international students in Australian higher education in 2011.
  • 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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