Universities report high demand from international students
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.”
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