Australia Urges Students to Study Outside Major Cities

March 21, 2019

The Australian government has unveiled incentives to encourage students to study at universities in regional areas outside the major cities. The government has announced up to 4,720 scholarships over four years worth up to 15,000 Australian dollars ($10,690) per year to attract both domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. It also will give international students who study at regional universities an additional year to work in Australia on a poststudy work visa.

The executive director of Universities Australia, Catriona Jackson, said the incentives could add to the appeal of studying at regional campuses. But she added that universities will be looking at the details of how the program is funded.

“Money to support regional campuses is welcome, but we also need to ensure it doesn’t come at the expense of other vital programs across the sector,” she said in a statement.

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