India is now the number one country of origin for foreign students in Victoria, and the students are back!
Welcome back – international students contribute to making Melbourne the diverse and active city that we love!
About 4000 international students are still arriving each week, as some students report delays in having their visa approved.
Universities and student accommodation providers are preparing for a “better-than-expected” return of internationals arriving to study in Melbourne.
People from India make up a quarter of the 96,300 international student visa holders currently in Victoria, followed by those from China on 19 per cent and Nepal on 7 per cent.
Victoria’s international student contingent has risen to 96,300 this month, after dropping from 151,500 before the pandemic to a low of 68,400 in December 2021.