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Australia is often hailed as one of the top English speaking destinations in the world for international students.

Fun fact – Did you know that over half a million international students enrolled in courses in Australia in the first half of 2017?

  • To be more specific 583,243 international students enrolled in the sectors of:
  • Higher Education,
  • Vocational Education,
  • Training (VET)
  • Schools
  • English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

That’s a lot of international students!

Another fun fact: The Department of Education and Training in China is the main source of international students in Australia! Therefore it should come as no surprise that Chinese students make up the largest proportion of international students in Australia. With a reported 170,547 new enrollments at the beginning of 2017.

Other popular nationalities you’ll find amongst Australia’s international student population include Indian students (64,364), Malaysian students (25,396) and Nepalese students (23,614). These are the three nationalities that dominate the international student population in Australia at present.

Other nationalities that make up large swathes of the student population in Australia include: Brazilian, Vietnamese, South Korean, Thai and Pakistani.

From 2016- 2017 the student visa holder population grew by 14% within 6 months showing how popular Australia really is as an overseas study destination.

To qualify for a student visa, foreign nationals must receive a confirmation of enrollment before they can lodge a student visa application with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

It is important to check what paperwork is required for your country to be eligible for a student visa for Australia. The best way to do this is by employing the services of a Registered Migration Agent.

A Registered Migration Agent will be able to assist you with lodging your visa application so you can study in Australia and join the ever growing international student population.

Check this site to get to know more about Registered Migration Agents