Franchised/Validated and Joint/Dual-Degree Programs

  • Relevant legal structure: Australian Higher Education Providers are free to run degree programs in foreign countries, and often do so via franchising with local providers.
  • Institutional support available:
  • Statistics: According to figures from the Department of Education and Training, there were 328,402 international students studying in Australian higher education institutions in 2013. Of these 84,785 were enrolled at campuses outside Australia and a further 25,331 were distance education students. Together, these 110,116 transnational students represent 33.5 percent of all higher education international students. 57.8 percent of all transnational students were enrolled in courses of study that fell under the Management and Commerce classification.[1]