Australia seeks to become top English language study destination - Global Education Times (GET News)

Australia seeks to become top English language study destination

The government of Australia has unveiled a new sector strategy with the aim to establish itself as a top, world-class English language study destination for international students.

The Department of Education and Training’s (DET) new sector strategy – English Language Teaching International Engagement Strategy 2025 – has noted that it recognises the key role that English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) plays in relation to Australia’s education exports.

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Western Sydney University offers $1500 for Chinese students to return - Global Education Times (GET News)

Western Sydney University offers $1500 for Chinese students to return

Australia’s Western Sydney University has announced that it will offer AUD $1500 to Chinese students in order to subsidise their return to studies at the university.

The Coronavirus travel ban currently restricts travel to Australia from mainland China, and individuals travelling from China must first spend 14 days in another country before they can return to Australia.

Western Sydney University is offering a one-off subsidy to affected Chinese students to help cover this additional travel cost, so that they can return and commence their studies.

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International students in Australia’s Northern Territory up 62% since 2016 - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students in Australia’s Northern Territory up 62% since 2016

The number of international students in the Northern Territory has increased by 62% in 3 years, the Australian territory’s Chief Minister Michael Gunner has stated.

Chief Minister Gunner noted that international students and the education sector remain a key area of focus for the territory’s government, and recognised the role it plays in contributing to the economy and creating jobs in the region.

At the end of 2019, there are 3300 international students in the Northern Territory. This constituted an increase of 1270 students since 2016’s figure of 2030, a growth of 62 per cent.

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Short-term study abroad improves career prospects, finds IEAA study - Global Education Times (GET News)

Short-term study abroad improves career prospects, finds study

Short-term study abroad significantly improves graduates’ long-term career prospects, a study by the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) has found.

In a recent document published by the IEAA examining the Career Outcomes of Learning Abroad, the study sought to answer two core questions: “What is the perceived impact of learning abroad on skills development, job attainment and career prospects of participants?” and “Are former participants engaged in international work (organisations, tasks, location)?”

The study consists of the results of a survey sent to alumni of Australian universities between March and June 2019.

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Australia international student numbers continue to rise - Global Education Times (GET News)

Australia international student numbers continue to rise

Australia has announced an increase of 11% in the number of international student numbers as of September 2019 when compared to the same month last year.

With 720,150 international students currently enrolled across various sectors, Australia’s position has been reconfirmed as the second-most popular destination in the world, after only the US.

This growth is a continuation of the trend of rise in international student numbers in Australia, as reported by ICEF Monitor.

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Up to 2 years more PSW in Australia from this week - Global Education Times (GET News)

Up to 2 years more PSW in Australia from this week

Starting this week, some foreign students in Australia will have access to 2 more years of PSW (Post Study Work Rights) with the expansion of the regional cities list for immigration purposes.

The definition of regional Australia for migration has changed with effect from 16 November, 2019.

Foreign students who seek to work in Australia with the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485), which grants them post-study work rights, will have access to up to 2 more years of work rights in Australia depending on where they choose to study.

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Adelaide launches A$5000 scholarship for Sri Lanka students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Adelaide launches A$5000 scholarship for Sri Lanka students

An Ambassadors scholarship programme for students in Sri Lanka has been launched in Adelaide by Government of South Australia’s education promotion agency StudyAdelaide.

The competition offers an opportunity for students to become ambassadors of Adelaide, as well as an education and lifestyle experiential tour of Adelaide.

The winning Sri Lanka students candidates will receive a scholarship support package for Adelaide valued at A$5,000 per student, including airfares, living allowance and free access to key festivals and events, allowing students to fully soak up the educational and lifestyle experience of the city.

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