Australia to retake crown as international student ponzi king


In the years leading up to the pandemic, Australia was a top choice for international students. It also had the highest concentration of international students in the world at around 3 times that of the United Kingdom’s and Canada’s, and six times the United Sates’:

Top 10 destinations for international students

The easing of migration requirements in Canada saw it become the number one destination for students over the pandemic.

However, according to global education chain Navitas, the stars are aligning for Australia to take back the crown as king of international students:


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About the author
Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. He is also a co-founder of MacroBusiness. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.