Australia has supported Nepalese international students to build global careers through world class education and is committed to support future students. A senior delegation of Australian officials (Study Australia) visited Kathmandu to explore closer ties in education.
Kathmandu, 11 May 2022: Felicity Volk, Australian Ambassador to Nepal led a team of 8 Australian government officials in meetings to extend the close relationships between Nepal and Australia in education.
Over the years, an increasing number of Nepalese students in Australia have chosen to study in Australia for its world-class education, post-study work opportunities and quality of living. While Australia was closed to international visitors for nearly two years, the demand for study in Australia has grown with students remaining loyal to Australia as a study destination.
Currently, Nepal is Australia’s third-largest source of international students. With a strong Nepalese diaspora in Australia, students are finding comfort in studying close to friends and family while enjoying an excellent education experience and completing programs of study that set them up for life.
Dr Monica Kennedy, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner states that the reason for students choosing Australia are many, but that education quality is central, “Australian education is in the top tier of demand globally, due to its high quality, strict accreditation standards, sophisticated support for international students, relevant curriculum and one of highest graduate employability rates, all delivering a better return on investment for the student”.
Mr Brett Galt-Smith, Counsellor, Education, puts emphasis on support, “Australia has one of the most supportive international education systems in the world. The Australian Strategy for International Education 2021 2030 puts the student experience, student protection and students’ rights at the centre.”
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the lives of millions of students, especially international students who experienced difficulties due to border restrictions and health hazards, across the world. During this period, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission released a set of online resources to support international students in making decisions about their programs of study and in preparing to arrive in Australia. Micro-credentials to support academic preparation and employability skills were launched through the Study Australia website along with a career-matching tool to support course selection. Recently, too, the Study Australia Industry Immersion Program (SAIEP) has been launched for current Nepalese students at Australian universities to enhance their employability skills and make connections to employers globally.
More information about Study Australia and the support for Nepalese students is available at https://www.studyaustralia.gov.au
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