Swinburne University of Technology has welcomed the announcement that Victoria’s plan to return international students has now been finalised.
The plan will see up to 120 students arriving each week by Christmas, with that number set to increase as COVID-19 restrictions start to ease.
“This plan, which Swinburne strongly supports, sends an important message to our current and prospective international students currently overseas that Victoria is ready to welcome them with open arms,” Professor Pascale Quester, Vice-Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology said today.
“We are delighted, now that the plan is finalised and with the Federal Government for final approval, to be able to send a strong signal to our students that we are looking forward to having them back onto our campuses where they have been sorely missed since the beginning of the pandemic.
“Universities, including Swinburne, have committed to making significant contributions to the quarantine costs for international students returning to Victoria, who contribute so much to the vibrancy and diversity of the state.
“Swinburne will continue to offer a suite of support measures to international students who remain in their home countries until such as time as they can return to Australia.
“We welcome the additional support that the Victorian Government has provided through the International Student Resilience Fund, which supplements the significant resources our university community has provided to our international students to date,” Professor Quester said.