NSW International Student Awards

Celebrating excellence

Study NSW coordinates the NSW International Student Awards held in Sydney in October each year.

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

Last year more than 260,000 international students enrolled in courses across NSW’s excellent education institutions, helping to make NSW the vibrant, multicultural and dynamic place that it is. Many international students become great ambassadors for NSW as future leaders and advocates for trade, diplomacy and research links. The NSW Government acknowledges their valuable contribution to the State and reaffirms its commitment to making their study experience in NSW the best it can be.

Key Dates 2019

8 February - Nominations open

1 May - Information session

28 June - Nominations close

September - Finalists announced

2 October - Ceremony held at Government House Sydney

Gladys Berejiklian MP

Message from the Premier of New South Wales

"It is with great pleasure that I congratulate the finalists and winners of the 2019 NSW International Student Awards.

Through these awards, the NSW Government celebrates the outstanding contributions international students make to the state of NSW. The finalists and winners of these awards are all exceptionally committed and inspiring students. NSW is proud that you have chosen our wonderful state as your home away from home. 

I also congratulate recipients of the 2019 NSW International Student Community Engagement Award, which recognises education providers, businesses and community groups for fostering connections and a sense of belonging for international students in our community.
Our cultural diversity is one of our state’s greatest strengths. International students enhance this by building our global networks and strengthening our communities.

The NSW Government is committed to ensuring all international students prosper and have every opportunity to establish meaningful connections and friendships."

Gladys Berejiklian MP


Meet finalists of the 2019 NSW International Student Awards across six categories




Higher Education

Business Community

Education Provider

Thank you to our sponsors of the 2019 NSW International Student Awards

NSW Government

Chartered Accountants


Sydney Airport

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