31 Oct 2016
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
A first-of-its-kind scholarship program will be offered in the Northern Territory providing international students with the opportunity to further their studies in the NT, Chief Minister Michael Gunner announced today.
A total of 36 scholarships will be offered – four each for China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Vietnam - in an equal partnership between the NT Government and training and international education providers.
Mr Gunner said the Study in Australia’s Northern Territory Scholarships program aimed to increase awareness of the Northern Territory as a quality study and research destination for international students.
The scholarships will be promoted at the NT-Rizhao Economic Summit that Mr Gunner is attending this week.
“Last year, 2,160 international students from 85 countries undertook study or research with Northern Territory institutions at a sector value of $55 million – it is important to our economy,” Mr Gunner said.
“International education is Australia’s fourth and the Northern Territory’s ninth largest export industry.
“We want to maintain a steady growth of international student numbers to ensure we grow the sector at a sustainable level.”
The scholarships are for High School ($10,000), English language ($5,000), VET ($7,500) and Higher Education - undergraduate and postgraduate ($12,000).
Scholarships will contribute to the student’s first semester, or year, of tuition fees.
“The scholarships recognise student’s academic merit, leadership and community engagement,” Mr Gunner said.
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