AIEC Australian International Education Centre Budapest Europe
AIEC Budapest news about international education, study, student, travel and SEO marketing news for Australia, Europe and Turkey.

Australian Education Sector Indian Students Visas Down

Australian Education Sector Indian Students Visas Down

Indian student visas fall by half. INTERNATIONAL student visa numbers dropped more than 16 per cent last financial year, with the number from India falling by more than half.

In 2008-09, 65,503 Indian passport holders were granted Australian student visas across all education sectors. But in 2009-10, the number fell to just 29,721. Overall, 50,540 fewer international students were granted visas to study in Australia in 2009-10 compared with 2008-09.

The results follow a year of turmoil in the international education sector, with legislative changes, the global financial crisis and student security issues putting pressure on student numbers.

Stephen Connelly, president of the International Education Association of Australia, said the drop was not surprising but very worrying. ”There is so much goodwill we generate from having international students in our country, and we are absolutely shooting ourselves in the foot at the moment,” he said.

No Responses to “Australian Education Sector Indian Students Visas Down”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: