StudyNSW promotes international student initiatives

Media release | 18 April 2018

StudyNSW – the NSW Government team established to support and grow the number of international students studying in NSW or with NSW education providers overseas – is now seeking applications for two key initiatives that recognise the contribution international students make to NSW.

NSW Minister for Trade and Industry, Niall Blair said NSW attracts more international students than any other state.

“With more than 300,000 enrolments in NSW in 2017, international students represent our biggest services export industry, worth over $10.3 billion and supporting over 46,000 jobs around the state.

“It’s important we recognise the contribution they make and so I am delighted to announce these two flagship initiatives which help students have a more positive experience while in NSW. I am particularly keen to see more applications and submissions this year for both initiatives from regional NSW,” he said.

Mr Blair said nominations are now open for the NSW International Student Awards to be held later this year and applications are also invited from industry, education and community organisations for funding for StudyNSW Partner Projects that can enhance the experience for international students.

“The NSW International Student Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions made by international students to communities in NSW, and acknowledge the organisations that support international students with community programs and initiatives,” he said.

“StudyNSW also partners each year with organisations on projects which support and engage with the state’s international students to improve their experience – from our NSW Police student ambassador program, to sports, health and wellbeing activities and work experience opportunities.”

Nominations for the International Student Awards close at 5pm on June 4.

Applications for StudyNSW Partner Projects close at 5pm on June 22 and funds of up to $110,000 (incl. GST) per project are available for 2018-19.

Finalists from the NSW International Students Awards 2017 pose in the gardens of Government House in Sydney. NSW Police and international students took part in a StudyNSW supported cricket tournament at North Parramatta in April to highlight and further build the relationship between police officers and students.