The high cost of international students switching courses

International students are back – problem for some universities is many don’t stay where they start

International students enrolling in universities and then switching to lower cost providers is costing unis $60m, Mahsood Shah (Swinburne U) and James Collins (Education Centre Australia) report in CMM this morning, HERE.

“The ‘recycling’ of students by education agents is well known and organised prior to the student arriving onshore. Education agents are motivated by the financial benefits associated with switching education providers. An initial commission will be paid by the primary provider, followed by subsequent payments by onshore VET colleges and private providers once a student changes their course and study location,” they report.

They call on the O’Kane Accord to review the loopholes in legislation that make this possible.