What is going on Australian International Study Market?
Short on time? Here are the highlights:
- Looking at year-to-date enrolment trends, Australia is heading for another year of double-digit growth in international student numbers
- The higher education and VET sectors are seeing the biggest enrolment gains, and India and Nepal are the countries driving most of the growth
- Only the VET sector saw significant increases in Chinese student numbers, and English-language training providers and schools saw Chinese enrolments fall in September 2019 compared to the same time the previous year
Australia is once again on its way to double-digit growth in international student numbers for 2019, with 720,149 students enrolled across various sectors as of September 2019, a 11% increase over the same time the previous year. This growth reconfirms Australia’s position as the second-most popular destination in the world for study abroad, after only the US.
Foreign student numbers in Australia grew by 11.4% in 2018 and 12.6% in 2017, so this will be the third year of major increases in the international student population.
Responsible for most of the growth are the higher education and vocational (VET) sectors, contributing 12% and 17% year-over-year increases, respectively. ELICOS (English-language training) increased marginally (3% growth) and there were small decreases registered for schools (-4%) and non-award programmes (-4%).
Five countries compose more than half of all international student enrolments in the country:
- China (28% of the total)
- India (15% of the total)
- Nepal (7% of the total)
- Brazil (4% of the total)
- Vietnam (3.5% of the total)
However, the flow of Chinese students into Australia is slowing, with a modest 5% increase in numbers from September 2018 to September 2019. By contrast, India contributed 33% more students and Nepal 31% more. Vietnamese numbers increased by 7%, and Brazil by just 4%.
Other significant changes were decreases for Malaysia (-7.5%) and South Korea (-3.2%) and a dramatic increase from Colombia, which sent 21% students in 2019.
Notable changes by sector
Looking at sector values comparing August 2019 to August 2018 in higher education, it was India and Nepal that boosted overall numbers (up 31% and 24%, respectively). Malaysian student numbers were down by just over 7%, falling to 12,815. China was up by 4%.
VET providers have seen many more Indians (up 45%) and Nepalese (up 64%) students this year. The Chinese market for Australian VET grew by 11.5% and the Korean market is down 6.5% so far in 2019.
Colombia was the only reason that ELICOS didn’t see negative growth in August 2019 compared with August 2018: Colombian student numbers increased by 19.5% to 12,195 and Colombians displaced Brazilians as the second-largest international student group for the sector. Meanwhile, Chinese enrolments in ELICOS fell by 9.5% and Brazil sent 10.5% fewer students.
Australian schools saw 11% fewer Chinese students enrolled in August 2019 than in August 2018, which will have a particular impact since the Chinese are especially overrepresented in this sector (47.5% of the total). The second-most important market, Vietnam (16.5% of the total) sent 22% more students.
The leveling off of Chinese numbers will be a troubling trend for many Australian universities, language institutes, and schools which have become highly reliant on this market for revenues. A paper by the University of Sydney sociologist Salvatore Babones published last year, The China Student Boom and the Risks It Poses to Australian Universities, raised the alarm about this reliance. The paper argued that seven universities (University of Melbourne, Australian National University (ANU), University of Sydney, University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), University of Adelaide, and University of Queensland), had higher proportions of international and Chinese students than any university in the entire United States.” Dr Babones continued, “Indeed, all seven appear to be more dependent on fee-paying Chinese students than just about any other university in the English-speaking world.”
Several other markets other than India and Nepal are currently sending upwards of 20,000 students to Australia each year: Vietnam, Brazil, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, and Colombia (with Indonesia very close to 20,000 as well). These are the countries that will be important for recruiting markets going forward. Of these markets, however, only Colombia and to a lesser extent Vietnam and Indonesia had sent substantially more students in September 2019 than in September 2018. It was Nepal and India that really drove the 11% total increase registered at mid-year.
Source – ICEF
Southern Cross University Main campus for 2020
I am pleased to announce to you very good news about the new
Scholarship opportunities at Southern Cross University Main campus for 2020.
The criteria for the scholarship is as follows:
a) REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP – $5000 per year ( full duration)
i) the student needs to meet the entry requirement (all courses have different criteria so kindly check SCU website for the requirement)
ii) For undergraduate and postgraduate students.
b) VICE CHANCELLOR EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP- $8000 per year (full duration)
i) The student should have academically outstanding grades.
ii) For undergraduate and postgraduates students
iii) The applicant must have a high GPA and include reasons for the scholarship a) Institution b) No Gap c) No backlogs and d) Qualification e) GPA
c) WOMEN IN STEM – $8000 per year (full duration)
i) Student should come from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics background with high grades in Maths and Science.
ii) Meet the entry requirement.
iii) For undergraduate and postgraduate students.
LISMORE ACCOMMODATION SCHOLARSHIP
i) The student has to study a full course in Lismore to get the accommodation scholarship – the Lismore Accommodation Scholarship form has to be filled in order to get the scholarship.
ii) 100% scholarship for 6 months in Lismore only.
iii) Eligible for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
1) Please note that there is no double-dipping in scholarships, however, the student gets the highest scholarship.
2) Gold Coast gets 3 years of PSW after completion of studies.
3) Lismore and Coffs Habour gets 4 years of PSW after completion of studies
We are very pleased today to announce that after significant consultation with Industry, Alumni and current students, SCU will be launching a new Masters program in Session 1 2020. The new program is called “Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership”.
This course was
developed in collaboration with Accor Hotels,
Intercontinental Hotel Group and TFE Hotels and is designed for future
leaders in Hotel Tourism and Leisure Industry with a desire to accelerate their
The new Master’s degree has a strong focus on:
- Business Management and Leadership skills
- Advanced Hotel Operations
- Asset Management
- Designed in consultation with industry partners;
- Delivery of specialized units by Industry partners – experts in the subject;
- Introducing STR Platform – allowing students to gain access to live data from Hotels across the World;
- Opportunity to engage in a 6-month internship* (up to 600 hours which is double the time of previous Masters course).
We are sure that this new course will further enhance the reputation and opportunities of SCU students within the industry and are excited to welcome SCU’s first students into this program in early 2020.
Applications are open now.
University of Tasmania
APPLY IN UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA AND GET 4 YEARS POST
STUDY WORK (PSW) BENEFIT
Why the University of Tasmania?
- Scholarship up to 25 to 50% *
- Eligible for 4 Years Post Study Work (PSW) visa
- An additional point for PR application
- Free accommodation for some selected courses*
- State nominated work visa possibilities after study*
- Very low living cost compared to other cities
- High Ranked University in the world
- Hessle free GTE processing
Master of Professional Accounting (Specialisation)
Master of Business Administration (International)
Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation)
Master of Information Technology and Systems
Master of Environmental Management
Master of Architecture
Master of Applied Science (Agricultural Science)
Master of Applied Science (Biological Sciences)
Master of Applied Science (Chemistry)
Master of Applied Science (Environmental Management and Spatial Sciences)
Master of Applied Science (Microbiology)
Master of Applied Science (Physics)
Master of Pharmaceutical Science
Master of Clinical Pharmacy
Master of Social Work
Master of Journalism, Media and Communications
Bachelor in Visual Communication
Bachelor in Dementia Care
Bachelor in Health Science (Exercise Science)
Bachelor in Health Science (Nutrition)
Bachelor in Pharmacy
Bachelor in Psychological Science
Bachelor in Agricultural Science
Bachelor in Applied Science (Agriculture and Business)
Bachelor in Applied Science (Environmental Science)
Bachelor in Architecture and Built Environments
Bachelor in Biotechnology
Bachelor in Engineering (Specialisation)
Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
*Terms & Condition apply
If you have any student willing to apply for the above course, please feel free to contact us for the admission and scholarship assessment.
of Tasmania’s wide range of business and economic degrees and hands-on learning
experiences offer students a unique educational experience in an amazing
place and great preparation for their future careers.
To support their studies, the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) is offering an outstanding scholarship for international students in 2020.
Dean of Tasmanian School of Business
& Economics (TSBE) Merit Scholarship
Available to high achieving off-shore international students who have an offer of a full-time place in an onshore TSBE undergraduate, honours or postgraduate coursework degree (excluding Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Professional Accounting Specialisation, and combined degrees with other colleges), commencing in Semester 1 or 2, or Accelerated Study Period 1, 2 or 3, 2020.*
Each scholarship covers 50% of registered tuition fees for the duration of the course.
Students are assessed automatically for the Dean of TSBE Merit Scholarship upon submission of their International Student Application, there is no need to submit a separate scholarship application.
*terms & conditions apply
University of Sunshine Coast
We are excited to share the exciting new scholarship for the applicants looking forward to apply for University of Sunshine Coast (Sydney and Melbourne Campus Under the ATMC) in the March 2020 session.
Students will be eligible to get: 20% Scholarship from second till the last semester
Programs offered by USC in Sydney and Melbourne
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Bachelor of Information annunciation Technology
Master of Business Administration (Extended)
Master of Business Administration/Master of International Business
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Information and Communication Technology
Looking forward for a great working relationship ahead
University of Wollongong
We’re pleased to advise that the University of
Wollongong students will be eligible to access new visa conditions announced
recently by the Australian federal government.
Outlined in a recent Australian government media release, the new initiative is designed to promote skilled
migration, and to harness the mutually beneficial opportunities provided by
international students studying in Australia.
The UOW Wollongong campus has been confirmed as a
City/Major Regional Centre, meaning that students studying in Wollongong will
be able to access:
– one of 25,000 dedicated regional
– priority processing on regional visas
– the regional occupations list, containing more jobs than the non-regional list
– an additional year of a post-study work visa, totaling 3 years.
Employers around the world already hold UOW graduates
in high esteem – UOW is rated in the top 200 universities in the world for the
quality of our graduates. Our courses integrate practical learning experiences
and internships that help students graduate ready for the global workplace. UOW
Careers services help students prepare for work in Australia, and can link
students with part-time work while they’re studying.
Affordable accommodation in Wollongong
While Wollongong offers a much more affordable cost of
living than Sydney or Melbourne, UOW Accommodation is also helping to ease
accommodation costs with a new pricing structure. With rooms starting
from $195 per week, living in UOW
student accommodation is an ideal way for students to
start their university experience. Students are welcomed to a ready-made
community and have access to a high level of support. That’s why students
who live in UOW accommodation achieve higher academic results.
Campus East now has allocated postgraduate areas and is a favorite for many international students. Located across the road from one of Wollongong’s many beautiful beaches, this student residence offers a variety of units with flexi catered and self-catered options.
Greetings from ICC !!
The Australian Government is
stepping up its commitment to regional Australia by ensuring their
migration system encourages skilled migrants to live and work in Australian
smaller cities and regions. The definition
of regional Australia for migration purposes will also change. Perth
and the Gold Coast will no longer be classified as major cities, ensuring they
remain an attractive destination for skilled migrants and international
students. The new definition will come into effect on 16 November.
Locations outside of Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane will have access to the 25,000 visa places, priority processing, and international university graduates who live in these locations will be eligible to apply for more time in Australia on a post-study work visa. International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa if they are studying in cities and major regional centers such as Perth, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Wollongong, Illawarra Geelong, Hobart. These students will be eligible for a total of 3 years of post-study-work visa. Students studying in any other regional area will be eligible to access an additional 2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa making a total of 4 years of post-study-work visa.
Regional Colleges & Universities under ICC
- CeCentral Queensland Universityntral Queensland University
- EEdith Cowan UniversityditEdith Cowan University
- ToTorrens Universityrrens University
- UnivUniversity of Tasmaniaersity of Tasmania
- JamJames Cook Universityes Cook University
- UnivUniversity of Sunshine Coastersity of Sunshine Coast
- University of Southern Queensland
- SoutheUniversity of Southern Queenslandrn Cross University
- FederatiSouthern Cross Universityon University
- University of Wollongong
- The UnivFederation Universityersity of Adelaide College + The University of AdelaideUniversity of Wollongong
- SAIBT + UThe University of Adelaide College + The University of Adelaideniversity of South Australia
- The UniversitSAIBT + University of South Australiay of Canberra College + University of Canberra
- KThe University of Canberra College + University of Canberraaplan Business School
- NeKaplan Business Schoolwcastle Internatiomal College + Newcastle University
- CuNewcastle Internatiomal College + Newcastle Universityrtin College + Curtin University
- MurCurtin College + Curtin Universitydoch Institute of Technology + Murdoch University
- hMurdoch Institute of Technology + Murdoch University Cowan Central Queensland University
- Institute of Technology + Murdoch University
Additional PSW Benefits
- 2 + 1 = 3 Years PSW Benefit
Perth, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Wollongong, Illawarra Geelong, Hobart
- 2 + 2 = 4 Years PSW Benefit
All other Regional centers and other regional areas
Australian College of Applied Psychology
Following the remarkable demand for the Masters of Social Work – Qualifying (MSWQ) program, ACAP is excited to announce the launch of MSWQ on the Melbourne Campus in addition to Sydney.
Students looking to enroll in MSWQ with ACAP can now choose between the two campuses. In addition, the information is updated on the website.
Course: Masters of Social Work (Qualifying)
Intake : Feb, May, September
Campus: Sydney, Melbourne
IELTS: 6.5 (6)
3 Years Bachelor with 8 Social work subjects can apply for the Master’s degree course directly.
You are welcome to send the application for the Melbourne Campus.
Should you need any further details on the same, please feel free to get in touch with me at any time.
Intakes – Feb/May/Sept
Programs offered by ACAP:
- Master of Social Work (Qualifying) – Sydney
- Master of Psychology (Clinical) – Sydney
- Bachelor of Counselling – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
- Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching) – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
- Bachelor of Psychological Science – Sydney, Melbourne
- Bachelor of Social Work – Sydney
Intakes – Feb/May/Sept
Thanks for making the year of 2019
such a great success. We value your business and we look forward to working
together closely with you all to further develop our business partnership in
We are pleased to announce a new Scholarship Program at Swinburne University of Technology Sydney Campus for 2020 for the below programs.
Conditions to receive the scholarship:
1. Scholarship is 30% off the tuition fee for the duration of the program
2. The scholarship is available to all students who meet the programs’ entry requirements.
3. Scholarship is only available for students who study below programs
a. Master of Information Technology
b. Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management
4. The scholarship is only available in 2020 semester 1 and semester 2 intake
5. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis.
6. To maintain the scholarship during studies students are required to pass all the units. Failing one unit will eliminate the scholarship
Applications are now open for 2020 intakes:
If you have any confusion about the scholarship and other requirements, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Western Sydeny University
Find the below new updated acceptable bank list for or Western Sydney University (Sydney City Campus), SIBT + Western Sydney University and Western Sydney University International College + Western Sydney University.
- Nepal SBI Bank Limited
- Nabil Bank Limited
- Everest Bank
- Standard Chartered Bank Limited
- Himalayan Bank
- Sanima Bank Limited
- Laxmi Bank
- Nepal Credit and Commerce Bank (NCC Bank)
- Siddharta Bank
- NIC AsiaBank
- NMB Bank
- Nepal Investment Bank Ltd (NIBL)