Students are being encouraged to apply to the University of Vermont for the third time in a year, despite the Government’s push to bring the university into the global elite.
Key points: The government is offering an extra $50,000 for first-time students The move is aimed at attracting more international students to Australia, and students from poorer countries will not be eligible The new incentive will help students who do not already have degrees The decision was announced on Tuesday, as the Government launched its plan to attract international students.
University of Queensland president and chancellor David McKeown said the extra $10,000 would be applied to students who have not already had a degree and will not qualify for other funding.
“The additional $50k to $70k you’re going to get for a first-year student will be allocated to those that are applying for the second-year programme,” he said.
“We’ve already done that, and we’re very pleased with that, but what we’re really keen on doing is bringing more international applicants in to the first year programme.”
The decision to bring in a new incentive was announced in the Federal Budget, which will be published on Wednesday.
In February, the Government introduced the new incentive, which is aimed to attract more international visitors to Australia.
It means the university will receive an extra 1.2 million Australian dollars ($1.4 million) to recruit students.
It is the third such incentive introduced in the past four years, and comes after it was announced last year that students in New Zealand, Ireland and the United States could apply for the first-years’ program.
The move to recruit more international tourists has been welcomed by students at the university.
“This new incentive is a fantastic step forward, and it’s a great example of our commitment to attracting international students and our commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion or disability,” said Mr McKeon.
“The new incentive has been an incredible success and I’m very excited to see it grow and develop in the future.”
Our aim is to recruit around 500 students to our first- years programme, and that will be the first batch of students that will come from overseas and settle here in Australia.
“The university’s first- year programme was created in response to a shortage of overseas students who could benefit from the extra funds.
A total of 18 international students applied to the university for the program in the first three months of this year, and there are now 24 students from Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland enrolled in the program.
Mr McKeo said the new incentives will help ensure that more students from the developing world could get a good start in the university, and bring in more international talent.”
They’re not just going to come here, they’re going be able to come and go as they wish,” he told the ABC.”
It’s an opportunity to develop a network of people from around the world, so that they can make a better future for themselves and their families.”‘
Universities are not a place for us to stay’Professor Peter Higgs said universities are not places to stay.
He said there was a lot of emphasis placed on international students entering universities to study in Australia, but that those students would not be able be used to support the development of the nation’s universities.”
There is a huge gap between the amount of students coming to Australia to study, and the number of people coming to study for a job,” he added.”
International students are not necessarily going to be able or prepared to study there and contribute to the development and success of Australian universities.
“Mr Higgs added the Government needed to work towards creating a more equitable system for international students in universities.
The Government is also launching a new program aimed at providing more funding to international students, who will not need to apply for additional funding.
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