At the moment, the sound of being an international student sounds daunting right? You’re
probably checking the internet and news constantly seeing the latest updates to where you are,
what applies and when you can simply be a student again. As it seems that our international
education lobby is calling for a travel ban exemption to international students coming into the
country as long as the health authorities give the go ahead.
Not only is international student placement important for the students, but also our economy.
It will raise our country’s revenue as well as our small locally owned businesses, cafes, shops
and hotels again.
Australia respects our students and couldn’t be without them, International Education
Association of Australia chief executive Phil Honeywell told SBS News allowing international
students back into the country could offer more than just economic benefits.
“International education is Australia’s fourth-largest export industry which generates nearly
240,000 Australian jobs and is a key revenue source for public universities and many other
private education providers,” he has said.
Australia offers many courses for students to grow and when our government agrees to open
the border for our students again it will;
● Allow for more students to travel to Australia to study.
● Economy to grow in Australia after the recent pandemic and major losses
● Allow our students to get back to reality and grow within the Australian community.
● Australia could take over the UK as the world’s second most popular study destination
just seconds behind the US.
● Give other students a try at one of the world’s top 100 universities.
With Australia being the third most popular international student destination at the moment,
being a small country of 24.5 billion people, we’re world leaders in education. Australia is soon
expected to take over the UK as the world’s second most
Australia has an outstanding higher education system. With over 22,000 courses across 1,100
institutions, our system is ranked 8th in the universities 2019 U21 ranking of national higher
education systems, higher than France, Germany, Norway and Japan.
Our Universities are Highly Regarded Around The World!
Our education institutions may be relatively young compared with universities such as the UK’s
Oxford or the US’s Harvard but they are up there with the best. The University of Melbourne,
Australian National University, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, University of
New South Wales and Monash University were all ranked in the top 100 universities in the
times higher education world university rankings 2020.
Over the past 50 years, 2.5 million international students have graduated from Australian
educational institutions, these graduates are now part of a global alumni network that is
making an impact around the world. From the 1945 prize for the discovery of penicillin to the
most recent prize in 2017 for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons,
Australian graduates are high achievers.
Why Should You Consider Australia Your Place To Study
We already knew our cities were great places to live and study but now it’s official! According
to Queensland studies almost all of our major cities – Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra,
Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast – are in the world’s top 100 student cities.
Australia can and has offered over 3000 Australia award scholarships and provides
world-leading education in many study areas like;
● Arts & Humanities
● Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health
● Engineering & Technology
● Life Sciences
● Physical Sciences
● Social Sciences
Australia is a popular study destination, just behind the US, according to the University College
of London’s centre for global housing education Australia homes nearly 700,00 international
students and has done since 2018. That’s an 11% increase in international student numbers
from 2017. Our high-quality education, easy access to student support services, multicultural
society and fantastic lifestyle make Australia an attractive study destination. We simply cannot
afford not to allow our students back and soon.
How Pacific Center Helps International Students Secure Scholarships Into Australian Study!
As a long standing, reputable immigration agency in Australia we help international students to
arrange scholarships through educational partners.
Within the last 2 months alone we have managed to secure close to $200,000 worth of scholarships for our international student
clients. Some of the educational providers we work closely with are CDU , SCU , TAFE, QLD and
In contrast to the federal government, the state governments and universities and TAFE’s make
everything possible to support existing students and attract new genuine students.
Northern Territory Government offers scholarships for international students
https://studynt.nt.gov.au/study/scholarships-and-grants working hand in hand with Charles Darwin
University ( offering its own discounts, promotions and incentives ) and education agents.
Not only NT is student Friendly, as an official representative we work not only with CDU but also with
providers in other states and our student clients receive significant discounts or funding for tuition
payments from Central QLD University, QLD Tafe, James Cook University Brisbane.
Other providers we work with in other states also offer significant support to students willing to start
soon or commence on line before traveling to Australia after the border is reopened. The university of
Western Australia and Southern Cross University has just opened semester 1 scholarships Round
Few statistics and facts from Austrade
1. A fact sheet released by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment outlines data and
insights from data released by the Department of Home Affairs. As a result of the coronavirus
outbreak a number of travel restrictions were progressively introduced in early 2020, starting
with cessation of direct travel from China from 1 February 2020, followed by further staged
restrictions until all foreign entry was ceased on 20 March 2020. DHA has provided data that
provides some insight on the impact of travel restrictions on the number of international
students in Australia in 2020.
2. This week, Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan announced a Higher Education Relief Package
for tertiary and international education providers to confirm 2020 funding arrangements;
receive regulatory fee relief so they can better support domestic and international students; and
secure exemptions from loan fees under FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans. Another feature of
the package is funding to mobilise delivery of micro-credentials and short courses that will
incentivise students and universities to meet the skill demands for National Priority Areas –
nursing, teaching, health, IT and science – and the new economy that will emerge from the
pandemic. For more information see the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s
Higher education relief package – Frequently Asked Questions .
3. As Study Australia partners, Austrade has been working closely with state and territory study
clusters to continue to align our messaging and find innovative ways to drive student support
and engagement. It has been great to see cities and regional centres also align support for
international education and students, including the recent commitment from City of Sydney
through their COVID-19 relief grants program.
This week’s collective efforts are showing that we are #InThisTogether to support the international
education sector. We recognise the work undertaken by all of our partners to share important messages
via established networks with international students and the wider community.
We want to continue to help and support you to study in Australia. So what are you waiting
for? Let’s study in Australia.