The NSW International Student Awards recognise the outstanding contributions international students make to communities in NSW and celebrate excellence in international student community engagement.
In 2020, 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.
The 2021 NSW International Student Awards will shine a light on the inspirational international student leaders, education providers, business and community groups and celebrate their contributions to the community over the past 12 months.
The awards ceremony will be hosted from the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, Sydney and live streamed to a global audience on Friday 12 November 2021 from 4:00pm (AEDT).
Two groups of awards are presented—the NSW International Student of the Year Awards and the NSW International Student
Community Engagement Awards.
The NSW International Student of the Year Awards recognises the contribution made by individual students to both the international student community and the broader NSW community. The award is offered across four categories:
- English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
- Vocational Education and Training (VET)
- Higher Education
The NSW International Student Community Engagement Awards recognise the contribution of education providers, businesses and community groups that support international students to connect with the community through programs and initiatives. The award is offered across two categories:
- Business and Community
- Education Providers