Australian universities lose appeal

Fewer Singaporeans are heading ‘Down Under’ to pursue higher education, with the decline picking up pace in recent years, reports Amanda Lee for Channel NewsAsia.

Latest commencement figures as of September showed that the number of Singaporean students starting their studies in Australian universities had fallen to 2,477, a 17.1% decrease from 2,988 in 2010. The figures – provided by the Australian government department of education – also showed that the number of Singaporean students currently enrolled in Australian universities has fallen 13.2% from 8,383 to 7,280 as of September.

The strong Australian dollar in recent years and relatively lower university rankings are some reasons the country has become less attractive in recent years, said observers and students TODAY spoke to.
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