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IDP Education research

As a world leader in international education services, IDP is committed to conducting research that helps improve the experiences of our students.

Understanding shifting perceptions of our students

Our flagship annual research is the IDP Student Buyer Behaviour study.

Since 2012, this study has explored changes in perceptions and expectations of popular study destinations including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and USA. A key focus of the study examines drivers of student mobility including safety, affordability, graduate employment opportunities, student visa policies and quality of education. 

This report highlights how students’  perceptions can pivot in response to global economic, social and political factors.

IDP Student Buyer Behaviour in the media

IDP’s research program is regularly cited in industry publications and media.

View a sample of recent media coverage here:

Canada king, global perceptions unchanged – IDP

The PIE News

2018 Buyer Behaviour

IDP Education’s latest Student Buyer Behaviour research examined almost 3000 students’ perceptions of the five main English speaking countries and the channels of information that influence their decision-making process.

2017 Buyer Behaviour

IDP Education’s latest Student Buyer Behaviour research examined almost 4,200 students’ perceptions of the five main English speaking countries.

Co-funded research

IDP, in collaboration with IEAA, commissioned Dr Janet Ilieva, Education Insight UK, to undertake a research report to establish the extent to which political events affect international education demand and engagement.

2016 IDP Buyer Behaviour Research

IDP's 2016 International Student Buyer Behaviour research checks in on student perceptions of five English-speaking destination countries and explores the influence of friends and family abroad on students' choices.

2016 NAFSA Conference Presentation

Take a look at the poster from the 2016 NAFSA conference that examined the student decision making journey in the digital age.

Australian international graduates and the transition to employment

This report investigated the recruitment of Australian international graduates. It presents the findings from the three-year study from different perspectives - universities, students, industry groups and employers.

Hotcourses Insights

More information on the Hotcourses Insights team and available resources.

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