Australian universities offer courses to international students in their home countries

How Australia plans to attract more international students to failed universities during the pandemic… by convincing 10 MILLION a year to study online from their home countries

  • 10 million international students could study from their home country
  • The strategy is aimed at diversifying registrations through promotion in new markets
  • International students were allowed to enter Australia from November 1










Soon, more international students could study at Australian universities without ever setting foot in the country as the sector appears to be recovering from the effects of Covid-19.

The federal government’s new 10-year strategy for the international education sector will aim to increase the number of opportunities for foreign students to learn online while in their home country.

The strategy will also aim to diversify the countries from which international students come to study at Australian universities.

The federal government’s new 10-year strategy will increase opportunities for foreign students to learn online while in their home country (stock image)

Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge said the strategy would help make the sector more sustainable.

“We want to see our international student market flourish again, but we need to make sure that the Australian student experience is also a priority,” said Tudge.

“This means that our public universities should prioritize diversity in their classrooms.”

Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge (pictured) said the strategy would help make the international student market more sustainable

Federal Education Minister Alan Tudge (pictured) said the strategy would help make the international student market more sustainable

Under the strategy, as many as 10 million international students could participate in Australian university courses from their home countries.

Mr Tudge said he wanted to increase the number of opportunities for offshore learning, which currently has 20 percent of students.

“There is a huge opportunity to grow our international student market through high-quality, offshore courses, similar to what the UK has done,” he said.

As many as 10 million international students could participate in Australian university courses from their home countries (stock image)

As many as 10 million international students could participate in Australian university courses from their home countries (stock image)

Since some universities have as many as 80 percent of international students from one country, the strategy will be to diversify enrollments.

Tourism Minister Dan Tehan said Australian universities would be promoted in new countries.

“International education is our biggest earner from service exports and Australia is known worldwide for providing world-class education,” said Mr Tehan.

“The Morrison Government will promote the Australian education sector in new and existing markets to enhance its global reputation as a provider of excellence in education.”

Tourism Minister Dan Tehan (pictured) said Australian universities would be promoted in new countries in an effort to diversify Australian university enrollments

Tourism Minister Dan Tehan (pictured) said Australian universities would be promoted in new countries in an effort to diversify Australian university enrollments

The release of the strategy comes before international students can return to Australia from November 1 without needing a travel waiver.

The government said the decision to allow visa holders to return paves the way for students to take classes in semester one next year.

The latest government statistics show that as many as 150,000 student visa holders may be affected by travel restrictions due to Covid-19.

After the outbreak of the pandemic, the number of international students at universities has fallen dramatically.

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