Data and research


The department provides data, research and analysis on many aspects of international education in Australia and globally.

The International Research and Analysis Unit updates data on international students studying in Australia on a monthly basis. Other information on offshore education delivery by Australian providers and Australian students studying overseas is published as one page fact sheets (Research Snapshots). As student mobility continues to grow globally, international collaboration in data and information sharing is becoming more important. The International Research and Analysis Unit has built collaborative networks with key international organisations including the British Council and the USA Institute of International Education, which hosts Project Atlas, an international student mobility database.


The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Data and research.

International students’ glowing report card for Australia

News | 23 February 2017

Key findings released today by the department have found overwhelming support for Australia as a destination of choice for international students. ...

Australia attracts international students

News | 29 February 2016

Figures released today show that almost half a million international students from nearly two hundred countries were studying in Australia in 2015 – clearly demonstrating Australia as a world-class destination for overseas students.