300 students set to arrive November-January

They are enrolled and now studying remotely overseas

The pilot programme will bring students from South Australia’s three public universities into Adelaide across November-January, to start classes in first semester 2021. It’s been developed with the state and Commonwealth governments and agencies.

Students from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan are being asked to express interest now. Offers will be based on need for in-person classes, closeness to completing and visa status.

They will travel on specific flights from Singapore, however returning Australians are said to have priority.

Students are responsible for their own travel and hotel-quarantine costs, although universities are expected to assist.

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