Other sources of International education data

This page has been created to provide a single point of access to external sources of Australian and international education data.


Department of Education and Training


Higher Education

The Department of Education and Training manages the Higher Education Statistics Collection which provides data relating to domestic and international students studying in Australian higher education institutions.


Department of Home Affairs


Student Visa statistics

The Department of Home Affairs publishes quarterly and annual reports which provide data about Australia's Student Visa Program. These reports incorporate data on student visa applications lodged and student visas granted.

Temporary Entrants in Australia (Stock Data) Statistics

The Department of Home Affairs publishes quarterly reports on the number and composition of temporary entrants and New Zealand citizens present in Australia at a particular date, including student visa holders


The Outlook for Net Overseas Migration

The Department of Home Affairs provides a summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas. Department of Home Affairs provides a summary of current immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.


National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

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Vocational Education and Training (VET)

NCVER is an independent body responsible for collecting, managing and analyzing national vocational education and training (VET) statistics and survey data which covers both domestic and international students studying in Australian public VET institutions.

English Australia


English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

English Australia is the national peak body for the ELICOS sector and publishes annual data on international ELICOS students in Australia both on student visas and on other types of visas.

This annual Survey of major ELICOS Regional Markets report is funded by the Australian Government, through the Department of Education and Training.

Universities Australia

Universities Australia

Offshore Programs and International Links

The information was supplied by member universities in response to a survey undertaken in 2011-12. The survey identified offshore programs delivered in partnership with an international institution or through the 21 offshore Australian university campuses established at the time of the survey. The survey also sought to identify all formal institution-to-institution agreements between Australian universities and overseas higher education institutions. Agreements include cooperation facilitating student exchanges, study abroad arrangements, staff exchanges and academic/research collaboration.


Institute for International Education (IIE)


Open Doors

IIE provides a comprehensive information resource on international students studying at higher education institutions in the United States, and US students studying abroad for academic credit at their home institutions.

The Chronicle of Higher Education


USA by State

The Chronicle of Higher Education provides an interactive map for the location of international students by state in USA.


Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)


Higher Education institutions data

HESA is the official agency for the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information about higher education in the UK, including domestic and international students at higher education institutions.


Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)


Immigration overview

CIC’s statistical publications provide information on permanent and temporary residents as well as immigration and citizenship programs in Canada. Included in the information on temporary residents is information on foreign students at all levels of education.

New Zealand

Education Counts


International students in New Zealand

Education Counts is an official government source of information about international students studying in NZ. It includes international students’ progression through the New Zealand education system, their academic achievement, support provided for international students and international students’ experiences in New Zealand. It also includes information of graduate employment outcomes and graduates ongoing links to New Zealand as alumni.

New Zealand Education (ENZ)


Markets and Research

ENZ is the lead government agency for the promotion and representation of New Zealand education.


UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)


Global Education Digest

UIS publishes the Global Education Digest annually providing global trends in education, including international student mobility.

Online Data Centre

UIS’s online data centre gives access to data and tools to build customized statistical tables.
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Global Flow of Tertiary-Level Students

UIS provides interactive graphical access to UIS data on international student mobility.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

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Education at a Glance

OECD’s series of publications are an authoritative source of education performance data for OECD and G20 countries. Chapter C includes statistics on international student mobility.
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Online Education Database

OECD’s database provides more detailed statistics on international student mobility.

Project Atlas

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Project Atlas

Project Atlas collects and reports accurate, timely and comprehensive data on global student mobility.

Last updated 20 May 2016
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