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Indian student mobility to Australia: Developing the knowledge base for more effective engagement

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Indian students make a vital contribution to Australian education. This report investigates the key drivers for Indian students choosing to study in Australia, with the aim of strengthening that bridge between Australia and India.

The report illuminates the significance of Indian students’ networks in shaping students’ decisions to study in Australia, enjoy a positive Australia experience and gain employment. The findings reveal the crucial support provided by their Indian peers and the broader Indian diaspora community in Australia. It suggests ways to tap into the Indian diaspora and business community in Australia to further support Indian students and to promote Australia’s education brand in India.

This report was commissioned by the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE).