NSW International Student Awards 2017

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Date: 22 March 2017

The NSW International Student Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions international students make to communities in NSW and recognise excellence in international student community engagement.

The NSW International Student Awards are comprised of two types of awards:

  • the NSW International Student of the Year Award and
  • the NSW International Student Community Engagement Award


Why should you be involved?

Nominating for the Awards provides an opportunity to reward and encourage an individual student or a team that is going ‘above and beyond’. Aside from the honour of being nominated, the process of preparing a nomination often provides valuable character references that the nominee can use in future.

For the 2017 Awards, winners will receive prize money of $5,000 and all finalists will receive a gift certificate. For the International Student of the Year Award the prize money can be put towards study and living expenses. For the International Student Community Engagement Award the prize money is expected to contribute to the winning initiative or program.  All finalists will receive a gift voucher. 

As well as the prestige of receiving an Award, the media attention that winners, finalists and their institutions receive within their local communities, school and home countries helps to build their professional reputation.


Online nominations have now closed. 


Awards ceremony

Award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Government House Sydney on Friday 22 September 2017.  



There is no application fee. Finalists living in Sydney attending the Awards ceremony will need to meet their own travel and accommodation (if applicable) costs. Finalists living in regional NSW will be able to receive $500 as a contribution towards their travel to and accommodation in Sydney. 


Key dates for 2017 Awards

Monday 5 June

Nominations close


Award nominations assessed by selection panel


Reference checks and finalists contacted


Finalists publicly announced

Friday 22 September

Awards ceremony where winners will be announced


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