Western Australia announces $41 million international education project


Western Australia: With its 2022-23 State Budget, the McGowan Labor Government has committed $41.2 million to support Western Australia’s international education sector and diversify Western Australia’s economy. Some of the priorities include building a pipeline of future international education students ashore, re-engaging the network of international education officers, and supporting sector reconnection efforts. A key part of the initiative includes two new scholarship programs – the Premier’s University Scholarships and the Premier’s WA Certificate of Education Scholarship.

“This package builds on existing incentives, including the $195 million Reconnect WA package, which aims to boost international education in Western Australia,” said International Education Minister David Templeman.

The Premier’s University Scholarships, worth a total of $2 million over four years, will fund 10 scholarships worth $50,000 each to attract high-achieving international students to WA’s five universities.

An additional $4 million over four years will be provided to implement the WA Premier’s Certificate of Education Scholarship, which will provide $20,000 per year to 50 overseas WACE graduates from WA’s international partner schools.

A $10 million incentive package will be offered to Education Abroad Agents who enroll international students in WA institutions. The package aims to raise awareness of WA’s international education sector through the agent network.

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Posted: Tuesday May 17th 2022, 3:14 PM IST


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