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WA Budget boost to secure more international students to Perth

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The WA Government will invest an extra $4.5 million towards StudyPerth’s International Education Action Plan, as part of the upcoming 2019-20 State Budget, helping to deliver on its plan to diversify the economy and create local jobs.

The plan will boost Western Australia’s economy and provide opportunities for students, from around the world, to study and live in Perth by putting the State on the map as the number one destination for international students.

Implementation of the Government’s strategy and the International Education Action Plan aims to attract an additional 16,000 students, bringing the total international student enrolments in Perth to an estimated 88,000 by 2022. This is expected to result in as much as $2.5 billion in State annual income and will generate about 15,500 jobs in the international education sector in WA by 2022.

This funding boost is in addition to the WA Government’s investment of $2 million towards the five-year plan, aimed at growing its share of the international education market.

Together with Study Perth, the State Government is working with universities to co-ordinate its efforts of marketing Perth abroad and making it the best destination for students.

The WA Government is implementing its Graduate Skilled Migration List, which aims to attract the best and brightest international graduates with PhDs, Masters, Honours, Bachelors and other higher degrees to live and work in WA.

Source: WA Government

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