Australia is going to surpass England on the world rankings
Australia is expected to surpass Britain to become the world’s second most popular destination for study abroad, while researchers have warned that the Brexit event will have other negative effects.
While the United States remains the top choice for international students, recent data suggest that Britain is about to drop to third place, and even that may have happened.
A study published by the Center for Global Higher Education shows that between 2011 and 2015 the number of international students coming to the United States has increased by 198,000 (27.9%), while in England This number is 11,000 (2.6%).
At the same time, the number of international students in Australia increased by nearly 32,000 (12%). Additional data show that this number will continue to increase in 2017 and 2018.
“The number of international students in Australia is growing at an average of 12-14% per year – while this figure in the UK is standing unchanged, unless the UK changes its policy, it will continue to lose international market share. Although Britain remains a major power in Europe, its position will be influenced by Brexit, which looks set to jump to No. 2 in 2019 and England to fall to No. 3. Says study author Simon Marginson.
Andrew Norton, director of the Grattan Institute’s Higher Education Program, told The Telegraph that “the international student market in Australia is growing strongly.” He noted that the top criteria for international students It is the friendliness of a nation, and that “Sydney and Melbourne are considered friendly cities.”
In particular, Norton said that staying in Australia after graduation is still quite easy for students to take higher education courses. “Approximately 42,000 work visas for 2-4 years have been granted to international students from July 1, 2012 to April 30,” he said.
In Australia, Chinese students make up the majority 31%, followed by India, Nepal, Malaysia and Vietnam. The latest figures show that the number of students from Brazil and Colombia is also increasing. In particular, Western Australia attracts quite a few Bhutanese students, with nearly 1,000 students attending state universities this year.
The Australian student market is worth $ 32.2 billion annually. Education Commissioner Simon Birmingham said the Australian Government is committed to maintaining a stable visa system that guarantees international students peace of mind. “We will continue to work to advance the value of the Australian education system to the rest of the world,” said Birmingham.
University Australia managing director Belinda Robinson believes that growth in the international student market reflects the quality of Australian education.
“We have nearly doubled the number of admissions in the past decade, and made the international education industry the third largest in Australia. This supports the Australian community, jobs, the local economy, and our relationship with the world, “she said.