New Research Indicates International Students Have a Higher Level of Satisfaction with Australian Education
Canberra, Australia (News4us.com) December 17, 2010
New research released today shows international students’ level of satisfaction with Australian education is on the rise.
Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans, today welcomed the National Survey of International Students Studying in Australia report, showing the majority of international students are satisfied with their living and study experiences in Australia.
Senator Evans said student satisfaction is a key indicator of quality with international students playing a key role in promoting the Australian education experience overseas.
“The report shows that 84% of international students were satisfied or very satisfied with their study experience and 86% with their living experience in Australia,” Senator Evans said.
“It was also encouraging to find that more than 85% of students were satisfied or very satisfied with the level of support they received on arrival, confirming Australia’s reputation as a country that welcomes international students.”
In the latest survey, conducted from late 2009 to mid 2010, the top four factors influencing tertiary students’ decision to study in Australia were: quality of teaching (94% of respondents); reputation of the qualification from their chosen education institution (93%); personal safety (92%), and; reputation of the institution (91%).
“The Government is firmly committed to supporting the quality and integrity of Australia’s international education sector and maintaining our international reputation as a provider of high quality education at every level,” Senator Evans said.
“It is important we continue to build on initiatives undertaken at all levels of government to improve international students’ experiences in Australia, and to strengthen our educational co-operation with other nations.”
The overview report is available at www.aei.gov.au
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