Indian Students’ Enrollments Drop By A Quarter In Australia

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australia education Australian education providers saw a drop of 8.5 per cent in international students’ enrollments during January to June 2012 as compared with the same period last year. The significant decline is said to be in contrast to the average yearly growth rates since 2002 of 6.6 per cent.

In terms of Indian students enrollments the figures dropped by over 24 per cent during January-June 2012 as compared to previous corresponding year. The total number of enrollments from India stood at 42,049 till June this year as compared to 55,595 last period. However, the analysis on the data indicates that while the total Indian student enrollments fell down, Indian student enrollments were still ranked high in numbers at 31,326 in Vocational and Education Training (VET) sector as compared to other nationalities and accounted for the largest share of total enrollments in the sector at 29. 5 per cent.

At year-to-date (YTD) figure, there were 389,356 enrollments by full-fee international students in Australia on a student visa, which represents a 8.5 per cent decline on the same period in 2011 and contrasts with the average YTD June growth rate for enrollments since 2002 of 6.6 per cent per year, the official statement said.

Source : TOI

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