Melbourne, June 30, 2015: Australia is fast rebounding as a popular education destination for Indian students as their enrollments during the first four months of this year jumped to over 48,000 as compared to nearly 37,000 during same period last year.
India continued to maintain second rank after China in supplying international students to the universities and institutes in Australia.
The total number of students during first four months (January-April) this year stood at 48,311 as compared to 36,964 during the same period last year.
The sector where the enrollments rose was the higher education where the number stood at 25,439 during January- April as compared to 17,694 during similar period last year.
Enrollments in Vocational Education and Training sector (VET) from India during the same period jumped from 16,772 last year to over 18,350 this year.
Of all the states, Victoria recorded the highest number of Indian students for higher education at over 11,000 enrolments during January-April this year, up from 7,611 enrolments during similar period last year.
Melbourne based Consul general of India Monika Jain said Victoria's trade with India was very positive in education sector and Indian students market in the Australian state was really picking up.
"Victoria received largest number of students from India followed by New South Wales (NSW)," Jain added.