The Department of Education has released the International Student Survey 2014 Overview Report providing data on the overall satisfaction of international students in Australia. The survey shows that quality and reputational factors are the top three reasons why international students choose Australia. Among the key findings include:


  • The reputation of Australian institutions and the quality of teaching/research along with personal safety (93% each) are the main factors for why students chose Australia over other international destinations.
  • 88% of international student respondents continue to be satisfied or very satisfied with their overall experience in Australia.
  • 89% of international student respondents continue to be satisfied or very satisfied with living in Australia.
  • 87% of international student respondents continue to be satisfied or very satisfied with their study experience in Australia.


The top five factors that influenced international higher education respondents' choice to study in Australia were reputation of chosen qualification (95%), reputation of chosen institution (94%), reputation of Australia's education system (93%), personal safety (92%) and quality of research and teaching at chosen institution (91%).