International Student Data 2020

Department of Education, Skills and Employment international student enrolment data are derived from the Provider Registration and International Students Management System (PRISMS) database and counts enrolments by students studying in Australia on a student visa. The data includes commencements and year-to-date counts. It is broken down by nationality, sector and state/territory.

2020 pivot tables

In an effort to reduce the size of downloads, a subset of the data from 2017 onwards has been created. The full time series from 2002 onwards is available in the indicated links (as larger downloads).
Includes the variables state and territory, sector, nationality, month and year for year-to-date enrolments and commencements.
To assist you with using the Department of Education, Skills and Employment pivot tables, please refer to the User Guide (pdf 2.6MB). This manual is intended to provide new users with basic pivot table skills and advice on how to browse this website to locate international student data and reports.
Please contact us if you experience any technical difficulties.

Explanatory notes for Department of Education, Skills and Employment international student enrolment data