International students from China walk in front of the Sydney Opera House. There are already over 210,000 fewer foreign students in Australia, and this number is expected to increase by the middle of next year. Photo: Reuters
International students from China walk in front of the Sydney Opera House. There are already over 210,000 fewer foreign students in Australia, and this number is expected to increase by the middle of next year. Photo: Reuters
Peter Hurley
Opinion

Opinion

Peter Hurley

Coronavirus to halve Australia’s international student numbers – and not just universities will feel it

  • A report by the Mitchell Institute found Australia will have 300,000 fewer international students by July 2021, affecting the wider economy
  • Student enrolments, especially from China, have declined – but Australia’s handling of the pandemic may also make it an attractive study destination

International students from China walk in front of the Sydney Opera House. There are already over 210,000 fewer foreign students in Australia, and this number is expected to increase by the middle of next year. Photo: Reuters
International students from China walk in front of the Sydney Opera House. There are already over 210,000 fewer foreign students in Australia, and this number is expected to increase by the middle of next year. Photo: Reuters
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