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Australian Catholic University annual review 2008

International students and programs


International students onshore

The University has students from more than 83 countries, with business, information systems, arts, education and nursing the most popular fields of study.


Top ten source countries of international students 2008.

Onshore international enrolments by level of course

    Onshore students

    2004

    2005

    2006

    2007

    2008

    Higher Degree Research

    16.00

    13.00

    11.00

    9.50

    9.50

    Higher Degree Coursework

    256.11

    310.13

    308.13

    296.75

    296.75

    Other Postgraduate

    47.55

    46.25

    45.63

    46.63

    46.63

    Bachelor

    812.24

    1,006.25

    1,285.56

    1,409.56

    1,409.56

    Other Undergraduate

    0.25

    0.13

    233.13

    233.13

    Non Award

    202.86

    213.81

    280.00

    154.63

    154.63

    Onshore students total

    1,334.76

    1,589.69

    1,930.44

    2,150.19

    2,150.19


    Online international student recruitment

    In 2008 a new website for international students’ enquiries was launched resulting in an increase in average monthly enquiries and in applications received. Further refinements are to be implemented to direct applicants to a wider range of courses and to reach a broader geographic network.

    Programs offshore

    ACU helps to deliver courses or award degrees at a number of partner institutions:

    • Baucau Catholic Teachers’ College (ICFP), East Timor
    • Caritas Francis Hsu College, Hong Kong
    • Catholic Institute of Theology, Auckland, New Zealand
    • De La Salle University Health Sciences Campus, Dasmarinas Cavite, Philippines
    • Institut Catholique de L’île Maurice
    • Manila Doctors’ College, the Philippines
    • Notre Dame Institute of Education, Karachi, Pakistan
    • Online courses for Burmese refugees on the Thailand–Burma border
    • Shanghai Institute of Health Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
    • Wellington Catholic Education Centre, New Zealand
    • Yun Yang Medical University, China

    Offshore international enrolments by level of course

    Offshore students

    2004

    2005

    2006

    2007

    2008

    Higher Degree Research

    2.00

    0.75

    1.50

    1.25

    1.25

    Higher Degree Coursework

    13.13

    13.63

    8.38

    7.00

    7.00

    Other Postgraduate

    60.13

    81.63

    94.50

    93.50

    93.50

    Bachelor

    51.38

    178.90

    126.65

    103.28

    103.28

    Other Undergraduate

    0.38

    0.13

    0.25

    0.50

    0.50

    Non Award

    4.50

    4.13

    13.00

    1.25

    1.25

    Offshore students total

    131.50

    279.15

    244.28

    206.78

    206.78

    Grand total

    1,466.26

    1,868.84

    2,174.72

    2,356.96

    2,356.96


    International exchanges

    International exchanges

    ACU students are able to spend a semester overseas at any of the 102 universities with whom we have exchange programs, and whose students may come to ACU for a semester

    The partner universities are in Europe, Asia and North and South America.

    To be considered for an exchange, a student must have completed at least one year of study, with a good academic record, and have the exchange approved by their course coordinator.

    International exchange destinations



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