Student Visas Fall13 May 2020 by News Desk
The number of people visiting Australia on a Student Visa fell by over 11 per cent in March.
Of all arrivals to Australia travelling on an international student visa in March 2020, there was a Decrease of 11,790 students (-16%) compared to the same month in the previous year, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics
The outbreak of COVID-19 which started in China in December 2019, has continued to disrupt the movement of international students this month, due to the introduction of travel restrictions from February 2020.
In 2019, China was the largest source country nationally. Educational exports are an important contributor to the Australian economy.
Of all arrivals to Australia travelling on an international student visa in March 2020, there was a decrease of 11,790 students (-16%) compared to the same month in the previous year.
The only numeric increase was for: the Schools sector, with 170 more students (25%)
The highest numeric decreases were for: the Higher Education sector, with 5,230 fewer students (-10%) the Vocational Education and Training sector, with 3,170 fewer students (-35%) the Independent ELICOS sector, with 2,300 fewer students (-49%) according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics
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