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Nominations for the 2014 Victorian International Education Awards now open!

DO you know an outstanding student studying in Victoria? They may have a shot at winning $10,000! Chrisella Sentena explains the nomination process for this year’s Victorian International Education Awards.

Premier Denis Napthine and VIEA 2013 Award winner Catherine Lou. Photo: Supplied

Premier Denis Napthine and VIEA 2013 Award winner Catherine Lou. Photo: Supplied

The Victorian International Education Awards would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of current international students studying in Victoria. Outstanding students have a chance to be awarded $10,000 for their achievements in the following award categories: English Language Training, VET, Higher Education and Research.

“The Victorian International Education Awards are a Victorian Government initiative to support leaders in Victoria’s international education sector and spotlight those delivering and benefiting from our world class education,” said Minister for Employment and Trade, Louise Asher.

Nominations are now open until 9 July 2014. In order to be eligible, you have to be a current student between the ages of 18-35 that is within completion of a postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education or English language qualification.

To enter, simply create an account online, select an award category and upload all supporting documents. The awards ceremony will be held on 11 September 2014.

The Victorian Coalition Government started the Victorian International Education Awards in 2013 to support education providers and recognise the endeavors of international students.

So do you think you have what it takes, or know someone who would deserve to win? For more details on the eligibility criteria or the application process, head on to the official website

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