Statement on support for international students

Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said:

“There are more than 570,000 student visa holders in Australia, of which 335,762 are connected to the higher education sector. Many of these international students are experiencing difficulties due to circumstances beyond their control.”

“These students, like Australian students, have lost part time work through no fault of their own.”

“Universities will do all we can through support packages and welfare funds to assist our valued international students. We will also continue discussions with Government.” 

“It is in everyone’s interests that both Australian and international students can complete their studies as we face the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic”

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