International student monthly summary and data tables

International student data is published monthly, giving the latest available data on students studying on a student visa.  This visualisation allows selection of the current, as well as previous monthly and annual, international student monthly summaries.

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International student monthly summary


Considerations for interpreting this data

  • International student data is published in monthly year-to-date (YTD) and annual calendar year formats based on monthly snapshots of Provider Registration and International Student Management System (PRISMS). Snapshots are used to avoid slight variations in data across different extract dates as PRISMS is a live system and is constantly updated.
  • Monthly YTD data for the current reporting year is available in the monthly summary (PDF) and the monthly YTD data tables.
  • Full year data reports are based on the latest December YTD data snapshot and remain unchanged until the next December snapshot is taken. This ensures the reporting of complete year data is based on a stable set of figures.
  • Student numbers is a count of individuals that have studied within the reference period on a student visa.
  • Enrolment numbers is a count of a student's enrolment within the reference period.  If a student does multiple courses during the reference period, the enrolments will each be counted.
  • Further information is available in the explanatory notes for data relating to international students studying in Australia.

Handy hints

  • Pressing or hovering over the bar containing the month and year will enable selection buttons, allowing the month and year to be changed.
  • A 'Latest' button is included to quickly display the latest available data.

Department of Education, PRISMS