What does the student survey cover?
How current international students are feeling about study and life
What issues are most concerning international students currently in
What communication channels in Australia are international students
How can we improve our information services to ensure that the right
information is provided, on the right issues, at the right time?
What are students saying based on previous surveys?
Sentiment remains good with international students.
Findings have found 8 out
of 10 international students currently studying in Australia intend to
complete their studies here.
Collated from two surveys undertaken since June 2020, the findings have
found that despite the challenging environment globally with the COVID-19
pandemic, pull factors including the education system, lifestyle and safety
are among the reasons students are keen to complete their studies within
Just 2% of students surveyed said they'd return home and defer their
studies in light of the current health situation, while 2% of students said
they'd return home and cancel their study in Australia. Only 4% of the
total students surveyed said they'd return home and complete their studies
Other factors including future prospects have also rated high among
students, with a third of those surveyed keen to see what Australia has to
offer them after they complete their studies.
Despite the uncertain, restrictive and drastically changing study and
living experience for international students currently in Australia, the
students remain generally positive, says Head of Austrade's International
Education Centre of Excellence, Melissa Banks.
A comparison of the results from the first two surveys also showed a slight
increase in student sentiment.
The third survey has closed and results will be available soon. For those
students who are interested in having their say and haven't done so yet,
the fourth survey is due to be open shortly. Keep an eye out for the link
to complete the next survey.