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More International Students For NT

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The Northern Territory Government has unveiled a plan to bring more international students to the N-T.

They hope to raise student numbers from 2,500 to more than 10,000 over the next 7 years.

The Government’s targeted strategy to boost numbers involves:

  • A focus on China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, India and Nepal. These nations represent migrant communities already well established in the Territory and have been identified by Charles Darwin University’s population research as being the immigrants that stay the longest in the Territory.

  • Working with local community and business to attract study tours and develop market ready study tour itineraries and products across the Territory.

  • Hosting the International Consultants Education Fair – Australia and New Zealand Agents (ICEF-ANZA) in April 2019 in Darwin. Research shows 75 per cent of international students are recruited through agents. We anticipate 447 participants representing 308 organisations from 49 countries

  • Through the StudyNT unit coordinate both public sector and private sector efforts to attract students in a Team NT approach.

The plan will complement the recently signed cities deal, which includes the creation of a city campus of Charles Darwin University.

Image: Julian Smith/AAP