Australia’s international student intake numbers on ‘record-breaking run’ in 2018

More than half-a-million foreign students have already made their way to Australia to study this year.

Australia’s international student intake has already hit more than half-a-million for the year, according to new government figures.

It is the first time the mark has been reached this early in a calendar year, and is a 12 per cent increase on the same time last year.

Education Minister Simon Birmingham said Australia has taken in some 510,000 international students from over 190 countries this year.