CHINA ENROLMENTS SURGING
THE number of Chinese students studying in Victoria has soared by 15 per cent despite fears enrolments would slow because of the federal government’s crackdown on foreign interference.
New figures, to be released today, show there are 509,000 international students from 190 countries who are now studying in Australia.
Almost a third of all overseas students are from China, while 12 per cent are from India and 5 per cent are from Nepal, driven by a massive 56 per cent increase over the past year.
There are 56,000 students from China studying in Victoria and 27,000 Indians.
Education Minister Simon Birmingham said the 12 per cent increase in international students continued a “recordbreaking run of growth”.