Record numbers of Australian university students go international

Once a year, Australian universities participate in a voluntary survey about how many of their students studied overseas as part of their course, including students travelling to Indo-Pacific countries as part of the New Colombo Plan. Some key points from the 2015 AUIDF* survey are:

  • 38,144 students from Australian universities studied overseas in 2015, an increase of nearly 20% on 2014 and the largest number so far recorded

  • Over 19% of domestic undergraduates completing in 2015 had studied overseas during their degree. This exceeds an equivalent figure for the USA (15.1%), indicating that Australian university students are some of the most internationally-mobile students in the world (on a per capita basis)

  • Over 11,000 undergraduate domestic students in 2015 travelled to countries identified as priority destinations under the New Colombo Plan, an increase of 32% on 2014.
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*Australian Universities International Directors Forum