Chinese Students in Australia

Each year more than 600,000 international students come to Australia to study, more than a quarter of them from mainland China.  It is predicted that Australia will over take the UK as the second largest supplier of international education in the OECD world, only the US will have more students than Australia. When Australia’s much smaller population is considered, we have the highest percentage (22%) of international tertiary students in all OECD countries. A walk through the campus of any major university in Australia will confirm this – Mandarin is heard almost as often as English. We can be thankful for the gospel ministries on our campuses that are reaching many of these international students. The truly exciting thing about this is that many of these students would never have heard the gospel in their home country.