Study in Australia, without doubt, the majority of Nepalese student opts for this option while planning for study overseas. Australian and Nepalese government figures also validate Nepalese student’s choice over selecting Australia for their study destination. A new figure from Nepal Government’s Education Ministry shows 43,494 Nepalese students seeking approval to study in Australia in the last 17 months. In the same duration, 12,378 students seeking approval for Japan and 2,158 for the USA to make their study overseas happen. In Nepal, there is a mandatory provision for students to acquire ‘No Objection Letter’ (a type of government approval) from the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology to study abroad.
In the last five years, the number of Nepalese students obtaining No Objection Letter to study overseas doubled in four years. In the fiscal year 2016-2017, student number was 32,489, who had acquired No Objection Letter from the Education Ministry to study overseas. In the fiscal year 2019-2020, that number increased up to 63,259. The majority of them acquired No Objection Letter to study in Australia. Nepalese government figures show in the fiscal year 2018-2019, a total of 58,758 Nepalese students obtained No Objection Letter to study abroad. In 2018-2019 Australia granted 31,799 student visas for Nepalese students to pursue their study in Australia.
Education agents facilitating Nepalese students to study abroad estimate 70 percent of the students obtained No Objection Letter go for study overseas.
How many Nepalese students are in Australia?
According to the Australian education department figures, 52,000 Nepalese students were studying in Australia in October 2019. In 2017-2018 31,799 Nepalese students were granted an Australian student visa.
Nepalese Students contribution to the Australian economy
In 2018-2019 total size of Nepalese student’s contribution size for the billion dollars, the Australian education industry was 2.6 billion dollars. In 2017-2018 the volume was 1.6 billion dollars.