Warm Victorian welcomes

Monash and Melbourne universities were quick off the blocks following the Victorian Government announcement of “a safe, pathway for a limited number of international students to arrive each week.”

Monash U says it, “will cover the standard cost of quarantine” and have “a dedicated team of support specialists” to assist with pastoral care and education support while arrivals quarantine and help those who need it “access secure accommodation.”

In contrast, Uni Melbourne will write a $4000 cheque for arriving “enrolled international coursework and research students,” commencing and continuing both.

“The Melbourne Welcome Grant” goes “towards the cost of travel, quarantine and adjustment to study and life in Melbourne.”