Australian Universities are once again attracting Indian students, as is reflected by the 50% increase in the number of Indian students joining these universities in the first half of 2013 as compared to the corresponding period in 2012.
“There were 4,081 new commencements in the first half of 2013, a 50% increase on the 2,714 commencements in the first half of 2012,“ an official spokesperson in the Australian High Commission said.
The most preferred courses for Indian students are management and commerce, information technology, food, hospitality and personal services, engineering and related technologies, and society and culture.
The Australian universities have shown an impressive performance in the overall world rankings. While six of the 39 Australian universities are in the top 100 and 18 are in the top 400 in the Times ranking, seven Australian universities made the top 100 in 2013 QS World University Rankings.
The spokesperson said, “A large numbers of Indian students continue to be attracted to Australia’s high quality of education, despite the low enrolment over the past few years due to student visa policy changes, etc.”