Universities report high demand from international students

Applications from international students were 40% higher than in 2019 at the University of Wollongong and 27% higher at the University of Queensland, according to Australian press. Much of the demand is from Indian students, as applications from this cohort increased by over 150% at the University of Queensland, writes Helen Packer for The PIE News.

Chinese applications are less stable. Macquarie University experienced a 27% decline in demand, while other institutions are seeing more interest. The University of New South Wales in Sydney and the University of Queensland reported 25% and 40% increases in application rates from China, respectively.

Speaking on ABC radio, Alex Frino, senior deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Wollongong, said that the institution decided to focus its recruitment efforts in China, India and Vietnam shortly before borders reopened. “The subcontinent component really took off,” Frino said. “So India is our number one source country and Pakistan is our number two. Nepal is our number three. So the subcontinent’s really responding and responding quickly, at record levels.”
Full report on The PIE News site