NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Troy Grant today announced more than $170,000 in StudyNSW co-funding support for seven projects developed by education institutions and stakeholders.
The creation of a “buddy” support system and a new “one stop shop” online information resource are among the projects to be funded by the NSW Government to improve international student experiences across the State.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government wants international students to get the most out of their time with us because they are important ambassadors for NSW when they return to their home countries,” Mr Grant said.
“Through our StudyNSW Partner Projects program, we are funding projects with some of our key stakeholders who are aiming to enhance the international student experience in NSW and generate market development opportunities.
“Our international education sector contributes about $5.7 billion annually to our economy and is the State’s largest services export. The falling Aussie dollar presents a golden opportunity for us to attract even more international students to NSW.
“The presence of international students in our schools, colleges and universities brings a personal dimension to NSW’s global relationships.”