The Insight Files
72.6K views | +106 today
Follow
The Insight Files
Consumer trends and news curated by Tourism Australia
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Tourism Australia
Scoop.it!

International Student Survey

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%). 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tourism Australia
Scoop.it!

International students bring in $16bn to the Australian economy

International students bring in $16bn to the Australian economy | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

International students contributed $15.74 billion to the Australian economy in the past year, the highest figure since the industry peaked in 2010. The booming demand is driven by the weaker Australian dollar, improved work rights and a simpler visa system. Immigration Department figures reveal that the new boom is being driven primarily by strong demand from China, from where demand is up 30% on the previous year. Overall student visa applications increased 16.2% in the September quarter on last year's figures, fuelled primarily by a 23.4% increase in higher education applications. ABS data revealed last week shows that, in the past year alone, higher education tuition fees contributed $5.3 billion to the economy, up from $4.96 billion last year.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tourism Australia
Scoop.it!

The health of Australia's international student sector

The health of Australia's international student sector | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

The international student sector is in a state of synchronicity with many Australian universities experiencing a "very healthy spike in interest" for semester one, 2015. Streamlined visa processing is part of the bigger picture, including post-study work rights, a low Australian dollar, significant Asian investment in the property market and the popularity of Australia as a tourism destination. Recent government data shows that the sector contributed $15.74 billion to the economy in 2013/14, the highest since the market peaked in 2010. Click here to read the full article.

more...
No comment yet.