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What extend of Australian immigation policy affects international students' study destination choice?

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posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Molly Yang, S Lin
This paper explores Mainland Chinese students’ decision-making styles on their tertiary education studying in Australian and seeks to explain why and how students choose destination country and what extend of Australian immigration policy affects their decision-making process. The research comprised two stages of quantitative and qualitative studies.The findings found that Australia has become popular with Chinese students, and is preferred to both the United States and United Kingdom. The most important factor motivating Chinese students to study in Australia is future migration opportunities after graduation and Australian skilled migration policy has a great impact on students’ choice of destination and program selection. By understanding the underlying factors attracting Chinese students to Australia, education providers can focus on their recruitment activities and enhance their marketing strategies.


Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)


Parent Title

2008 4th QS-Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition, Seoul, Korea, 9-11 July, 2008.

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Seoul, Korea



Place of Publication

Seoul, Korea

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

ABC Immigration & Education Consultants; Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education; Not affiliated to a Research Institute; QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited;

Era Eligible

  • No

Name of Conference

QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition