WA Gov to help international students – some are already helping themselves

There’s $13.1m in new money, “to support student welfare and continue developing a sustainable pipeline of future students”

This follows $41m to attract and assist international students in the ’22-’23 budget.

The new funding includes $5m in grants for internationals “commencing studies” in WA, “in acknowledgement of the importance of financial assistance for international students.”

Last week Study Perth and the state’s private education industry association warned the state’s international education reputation is at risk from agents and students gaming the visa system, by enrolling at “high-level” providers then switching to “lower level courses” (CMM April 14).