Applications for the Study NT International Student of the Year Award open today.
The Award recognises and celebrates international students studying in the Northern Territory who have made a positive impact to their local and fellow student communities while also excelling in their chosen field of study.
In 2021, more than 3,800 international students are enrolled to study with the Territory’s quality education and training providers, helping to make the Territory the multicultural and welcoming community that it is.
Last year’s winner, Manfred Mletsin from Estonia who has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting from Charles Darwin University, has been advocating and supporting the international student community since he arrived in Darwin in 2014.
Together with fellow students, Manfred started Kindness Shake, a community and student led initiative launched during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic to support international students and community members in need by providing meals and essential services.
All nominees as well as the overall winner are promoted locally, nationally and internationally and in addition to being named the Study NT International Student of the Year, the winning student will also be invited to join the Study NT Ambassador Program.
International students studying in the NT can be nominated by their education provider, or self-nominate.
Nominations open today and close 4pm, 5 November 2021 and must be submitted via email to [StudyNT@nt.gov.au]
To access further information and a nomination form please visit https:// here
Quotes from Minister for International Education, Nicole Manison:
“International students make a big contribution to our economy and community and we want to grow the numbers in the Territory.”
“We know how important international students are for the Territory and on average one student contributes more than $40,000 to the local economy.
“The Study NT International Student of the Year Award is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate international students studying in the NT and showcase their achievements.
“International students strengthen cultural, social and economic ties to the Territory, while bringing more diversity to our communities.”
Quotes from Study NT 2020 International Student of the Year Manfred Mletsin:
“My passion is to advocate for fellow students. I consider myself a representative voice and advocate for the education, health, and wellbeing of my fellow students. Often students are afraid to speak, and I hope that by representing other students, I can make their lives better little by little.
“I have a clear understanding of the issues students face, and I want to help them out.
“Winning the Study NT International Student of the Year Award in 2020 helped me to realise that the volunteering experience I have gained over the years can be used in the professional world.”