International Students are a huge part of the Territory makeup and a vital part of achieving a $40 billion economy by 2030.
The International Student Wellbeing Grants Program is now open for applications from businesses, student groups and community organisations to deliver activities or events that promote or improve wellbeing for international students.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for employment skills initiatives, leadership programs, sporting, community and multicultural events, as well as mental health awareness activities.
Since 2018, the Northern Territory Government has provided $800,000 for activities and events through the International Student Wellbeing Grants Program.
The wellbeing grants are designed to enrich students’ lives outside the classroom and support their social connections, sense of belonging and overall wellbeing.
Student wellbeing is vital for growth in the international education and training sector and students sharing positive experiences of their life in the Territory helps to attract more students.
More than 4,100 international students are currently enrolled to study with the Territory’s education and training providers, delivering $169 million into the economy and supporting more than 660 jobs.