The NSW Government today invited education providers and other organisations that work with international students to pitch for part-Government funding of projects to enhance international students’ experience in NSW.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the funding for partner projects aimed to support a wide range of initiatives that would benefit both international students and the international education sector.
“The Government seeks submissions that demonstrate a strong benefit to international students while filling a gap in what is currently provided by the sector,” Mr Ayres said.
“For this second round of funding, we’re particularly interested in large and scalable projects that will have a big impact and can be applied across the sector.”
Projects supported by the the first round of funding included a national symposium to develop solutions to international student accommodation issues, a “one-stop shop” website and app promoting the Hunter as a study destination for international students and programs to enhance international students’ employability.
“We’re after proposals that generate international market development opportunities or help ensure that international students have the best possible experience while they are studying and living in our State,” Mr Ayres added.
Funding of up to $100,000 for a single, eligible project is available from StudyNSW, a dedicated NSW Government unit focused on the international education sector. StudyNSW funds must be matched by industry contributions.
Applications for funding open on 1 July and close on 30 July. All projects must be completed or substantially delivered by 30 June 2016.
StudyNSW will partner with successful applicants to deliver the selected projects.
Further information is available at www.trade.nsw.gov.au/studynsw