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Nominations open for 2016 Victorian International Education Awards

CALLING all outstanding Victorian international students! If you consider yourself a model student and can back it up, you may stand a chance to be awarded a cash scholarship of up to $20,000 at the 2016 Victorian International Education Awards. Lunnie Gan reports.

Photo: Amber Ziye Wang

Joslyn Ma, recipient of last year’s Victorian Student of the Year – Internationalisation award. | Photo: Amber Ziye Wang

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Victorian International Education Awards, giving international students and international education providers in the state an opportunity to have their accomplishments and excellence recognised and rewarded.

Outstanding international students can stand a chance to be awarded cash scholarships of up to $10,000. Additionally, an overall International Student of the Year will be selected from the winners of the student awards. This outstanding student will receive the Premier’s Award and will be granted an additional $10,000 towards their study expenses.

The student award categories include English Language Training, VET, Higher Education, Research, Regional, Internationalisation and the International Alumnus of the Year. ‘Regional’ and ‘International Alumnus of the Year’ are two new additions to this year’s student awards, aimed to acknowledge excellent students in regional Victoria and former international students who’ve already graduated. 

Nominations will close on Sunday, August 28, 5.00pm. To be eligible, students will need to meet the criteria of being a current student between the ages of 18 – 35 and must be within completion of a postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education or English language qualification.

Applications can be submitted via the VIEA website. To enter, create an account online, choose an award category and upload supporting documentation, such as a brief CV, a proof of academic status, a statement confirming your enrolment as an international student from your education provider and a certified copy of your passport showing your student visa. Some categories require additional information so do read the selection criteria of your category before applying.

So, you believe you have what it takes or you know someone who achieved great accomplishments? If you’re interested, check out their official website for more information. 

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