Indian Students in Western Australia and Northern Territory


Australia is one of the preferred destination of Indian students for pursuing higher studies especially in the area of vocational education. India continues to be the second-largest source of country for international students’ enrolment. As on July 2016, the total Indian students enrolments in Australia for all sectors was 66886.

Western Australia (WA) is emerging as a preferred destination for Indian students, including students from India. According to enrolment figures for 2016, India was Western Australia’s largest market for international students, accounting for 30.3% of total international students enrolled in WA. In 2016, the number of Indian student enrolments in Western Australia was 7,914.

India is the second highest country of origin for international students studying in NT. As at August, 2016 there were 278 Indian students enrolled in NT education institutions representing 13 per cent of the overall international student population of 2200.

Indian students studying in WA and NT are advised to register themselves on MADAD:

Links of website by Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students providing the list of Universities/Educational institutions in Western Australia and Northern Territory:

Major Universities in Western Australia

Major University in Northern Territory:

Indian Student associations

DESI Student Society: DESI Students Society is affiliated with the student guilds at UWA, Curtin University, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University and TAFE

Indian Associations:

Other important links/information

For applying for a student visa and conditions for grant of student visa, as well as the latest changes in the Student visa program please visit:

For Australian Government, Department of Education:

Department of Education- Western Australia:

Department of Education- Northern Territory:

Directory to Government Education Departments:

Qualifications Recognition, ESOS framework (Education Services for Overseas Students):