International Students in Australia

Total international student enrollment: 247,093

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions? Yes

International Students' Enrollments Number of Students Percent of Total
Public Institutions 212,553 86.0%
Private Institutions 34,540 14.0%
Total Enrollments 247,093

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment, 2013

Rank Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 92,970 37.6%
2 India 16,793 6.8%
3 Malaysia 15,034 6.1%
4 Vietnam 11,194 4.5%
5 Indonesia 8,743 3.5%
6 Nepal 8,076 3.3%
7 Singapore 7,841 3.2%
8 Republic of Korea 7,719 3.1%
9 United States 7,641 3.1%
10 Pakistan 5,694 2.3%
  All Others 65,388 26.5%

Total number of international students from all places of origin by academic level, 2013

Academic Level Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate Degree/Qualification International Students 139,136 56.3%
Undergraduate Study Abroad/Non-award study International Students 15,907 6.4%
(Post-)Graduate Degree/Qualification International Students 92,050 37.3%
All International Students (excluding offshore enrollments) 247,093

Total number of international students from all places of origin by field of study, 2013

Rank Field of Study Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Business and Management 113,022 45.7%
2 Other/Unspecified Subject Areas* 27,226 11.0%
3 Engineering 23,497 9.5%
4 Social Sciences 18,115 7.3%
5 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 17,802 7.2%
6 Health Professions 17,721 7.2%
7 Physical and Life Sciences 12,862 5.2%
8 Fine and Applied Arts 9,238 3.7%
9 Education 4,991 2.0%
10 Agriculture 2,619 1.1%


Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

*Other/Unspecified Subject Areas include: Dual qualification, Architecture and Building, Food, Hospitality and Personal Services, Mixed Field Programmes.

Total international student enrollment:
245,531

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 94,901 38.7%
2 Malaysia 16,360 6.7%
3 India 12,711 5.2%
4 Vietnam 11,094 4.5%
5 Indonesia 9,057 3.7%
6 South Korea 8,547 3.5%
7 Singapore 8,159 3.3%
8 United States 7,858 3.2%
9 Nepal 7,170 2.9%
10 Saudi Arabia 5,634 2.3%
  All Others 64,040 26.1%



Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

Total international student enrollment:
242,351

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 97,423 40.2%
2 Malaysia 17,973 7.4%
3 India 15,507 6.4%
4 Vietnam 10,967 4.5%
5 Indonesia 9,351 3.9%
6 South Korea 8,772 3.6%
7 Singapore 8,381 3.5%
8 Nepal 6,895 2.8%
9 Saudi Arabia 6,189 2.6%
10 Thailand 3,722 1.5%
All Others 57,171 23.6%

Level of study information for the top 10 places of origin (35 KB, XLS)

Field of study information for the top 10 places of origin (35 KB, XLS)




Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

Total international student enrollment:
230,595

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 75,558 32.8%
2 India 19,238 8.3%
3 Malaysia 15,687 6.8%
4 Hong Kong 10,395 4.5%
5 Indonesia 8,977 3.9%
6 Vietnam 8,950 3.9%
7 Singapore 8,189 3.6%
8 South Korea 6,927 3.0%
9 United States 6,642 2.9%
10 Saudi Arabia 5,079 2.2%
All Others 64,953 28.2%



Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

Total international student enrollment:
245,593

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 69,290 28.2%
2 India 26,398 10.7%
3 Malaysia 19,831 8.1%
4 Hong Kong 12,913 5.3%
5 Singapore 10,347 4.2%
6 Indonesia 10,065 4.1%
7 United States 8,198 3.3%
8 Vietnam 7,595 3.1%
9 South Korea 6,759 2.8%
10 Canada 4,439 1.8%
All Others 69,758 28.4%

Level of study

Level of Study Number of Students Percent of Total
Undergraduate 134,970 55.0%
Graduate/Post-Graduate 95,303 38.8%
Non-degree (all levels) 15,320 6.2%



Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

Total international student enrollment:
223,508

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 56,603 25.3%
2 India 26,062 11.7%
3 Malaysia 18,349 8.2%
4 Hong Kong 12,507 5.6%
5 Indonesia 9,879 4.4%
6 United States 9,280 4.2%
7 Singapore 8,595 3.8%
8 South Korea 6,311 2.8%
9 Vietnam 5,190 2.3%
10 Thailand 4,195 1.9%
All Others 66,537 29.8%



Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

Total international student enrollment:
202,448

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 51,145 25.3%
2 India 27,586 13.6%
3 Malaysia 15,640 7.7%
4 United States 10,177 5.0%
5 Hong Kong 10,068 5.0%
6 Indonesia 8,107 4.0%
7 Singapore 7,612 3.8%
8 South Korea 6,369 3.1%
9 Thailand 4,806 2.4%
10 Germany 3,854 1.9%
All Others 57,084 28.2%



Source: Australian Education International (AEI)

Total international student enrollment:
167,954

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Percent of Total
1 China 27.0%
2 India 14.2%
3 Malaysia 8.8%
4 Hong Kong 5.9%
5 Indonesia 5.1%
6 Singapore 4.7%
7 South Korea 3.3%
8 Thailand 2.8%
9 Taiwan 2.2%
10 Japan 2.0%
All Others 24.0%



Note: DEST included AEI and HEC (Higher Education Collection). For more information, please contact AEI.

Source: The Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)

Total international student enrollment:
160,000

Do these counts of international students reflect both public and private institutions?
Yes

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Percent of Total
1 China 24.4%
2 India 13.6%
3 Malaysia 9.4%
4 Hong Kong 6.5%
5 Indonesia 5.8%
6 Singapore 5.1%
7 South Korea 3.3%
8 Thailand 3.2%
9 Taiwan 2.4%
10 Bangladesh 2.2%
All Others 24.1%



Note: DEST included AEI and HEC (Higher Education Collection). For more information, please contact AEI.

Source: The Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)

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