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553 OS-HELP country of study code - primary


A code representing the primary country at which a student receiving OS-HELP assistance will study


Version: 4.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: OS-HELP country of study code - primary

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 4


0913 to 9299 Overseas country code from countries classification for OS‑HELP recipient who will undertake overseas study
0000 Pre‑2006 OS‑HELP loan or a loan for OS‑HELP language study (no country recorded)

Coding notes

Refer to Appendix C – Standard Australian Classification of Countries.

The primary country is the country of study in which the student will receive the most credit. If a student receives equal amounts of credit for study in different countries, the primary country is the first country in which the student receives credit.

Any country that the student will visit but will not receive credit for overseas study is disregarded.

For more information about terms used in these guidelines see the glossary.

Input files

Higher Education Student

  • OS‑HELP (OS) & Revised OS‑HELP (RO)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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