Up to $20,000 is available from VIEA to support the international education sector and raise awareness of its benefits to the broader community.

Victorian International Education Awards (VIEA)

Victorian International Education Awards (VIEA)

The Victorian International Education Awards (VIEA) are an initiative of the Victorian Government to support the international education sector and raise awareness of the benefits international students bring to the broader Victorian community.

 

Award Categories

In 2017, the awards will feature seven student only awards, and one Premier’s Award. Provider Awards will be presented on a biannual basis commencing in 2018.

  • International Student of the Year – English Language Training
  • International Student of the Year – VET
  • International Student of the Year – Higher Education
  • International Student of the Year – Research
  • International Student of the Year – Regional
  • International Alumnus of the Year
  • Victorian Student of the Year – Internationalisation
  • Premier’s Award – International Student of the Year

The Premier’s Award will recognise an overall International Student of the Year.  Nominees for other awards automatically become nominees for the Premier’s awards so these awards require no additional nomination.

Recipients will also be recognised as ambassadors of the Victorian Government’s Study Melbourne initiative and help promote the State as a leading international student destination.

 

VIEA Funding

International Student Award winners, with the exception of the International Alumnus of the Year, are awarded up to $10,000 to contribute to their study at an educational institution in Victoria, while the recipient of the ‘Premier’s Award – International Student of the Year’ receives an additional $10,000 towards their studies.

All the shortlisted students will be provided with professional development training through Study Melbourne. This entails a blend of personal development and leadership skills.

 

Timing

Applications close 23 August 2017.

 

More Information

  • Source
  • 2017 Terms and conditions

 

Media Release

Applications have opened for the annual Victorian International Education Awards that celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Victoria’s best and brightest international students.

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today officially launched the awards and encouraged students to get involved by submitting an application to have their hard work recognised.

Now in its fifth year, the awards feature seven student awards and one Premier’s Award for International Student of the Year. Provider Awards will be presented on a biennial basis from 2018.

In 2016 the Andrews Labor Government proudly presented Applied Chemistry PhD student, Jessica Pandohee, with the Premier’s Award in recognition of her volunteer work with a number of student support organisations and environmental conservation groups.

International Student Award winners receive a scholarship of $10,000 to contribute to their studies at a Victorian institution, while the recipient of the Premier’s Award receives an additional $10,000 towards their studies.

Shortlisted applicants for 2017 will also have the chance to participate in professional development training run by Study Melbourne, which will include a mixture of personal development and leadership skills.

Applications for the Victorian International Education Awards are open until midnight on 23 August 2017.

Award categories for 2017 are:

  • International Student of the Year – English Language Training
  • International Student of the Year – Vocation Education and Training
  • International Student of the Year – Higher Education
  • International Student of the Year – Research
  • International Student of the Year – Regional
  • International Alumnus of the Year
  • Victorian Student of the Year – Internationalisation
  • Premier’s Award – International Student of the Year

For more information about the awards and application process, please visit studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/about-study-melbourne/programs-and-se