Australian Embassy

More Indonesian Students Studying in Australia

Media Release

6 September 2017

The number of Indonesian students choosing to study in Australian higher education institutions has increased by more than eight per cent in the past year.

Australia has been the study destination of choice for Indonesians for the past ten years, with one in four students who study at university overseas choosing Australia.

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson said the greater flows of Indonesians to Australia were the result of a continuing strategy to increase Indonesian student enrolments at Australian universities.

“Enrolments from Indonesia across all Australian education institutions from universities to vocational training centres – reached more than 20,000 in the year to June as more Indonesian families recognised Australia as being close, affordable and safe, with world-class universities,” Ambassador Grigson said.

“Enrolments in the higher education sector, mostly made up of students doing university degrees, increased 8.67 per cent to 9,334 in the same period.”

While the most popular courses for Indonesians in Australia are in the fields of management and commerce, society and culture and engineering and technology, there have been significant increases in those choosing education, natural and physical sciences and agriculture and environmental studies.

And 35 of Australia’s 43 universities have earned a place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2018, confirming Australia’s reputation for cutting-edge research and sought-after qualifications.

The University of Melbourne and the Australian National University are listed in the top 50. The University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, Monash University and the University of New South Wales are also listed in the top 100 universities in the world.  

Opportunities to find out more about study in Australia this week:

Thursday 7 September

University of Adelaide 




Sheraton Bali, Kuta

Friday 8 September

University of Adelaide 




Hotel Santika Premiere, Malang

Saturday 9 September

Murdoch University 

Melbourne University  

Monash University 

Sydney University







Le Meridien Hotel, Jakarta

Westin Hotel, Jakarta

Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta

Adimulia Hotel, Medan

Sunday 10 September

University of Sydney




Ayana Midplaza, Jakarta

Monday 11 September 

Curtin University




Superstar Education, Bali