Chinese people in Australia have lodged more student visa applications in the month of January this year than in January during any previous year.
- The diplomatic relationship between China and Australia is strained
- Last year, the Chinese ambassador warned students may choose to go to other countries
- New figures appear to show Chinese nationals already in Australia want to stay and study during the pandemic
While it’s a positive sign for the local education industry, the volume is far from making up the shortfall in applications being lodged from overseas.
And experts say it’s too soon to assess whether diplomatic and cultural tensions are affecting the Chinese appetite for Australian education.
According to the Department of Home…