NSW International Student Awards

Celebrating excellence in international student community engagement

Nominations for the 2022 NSW International Student Awards close at 5:00pm, Friday 1 July.


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 2021, 219,656 international students enrolled in courses with 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

Wednesday 13 April 2022 - Nominations open

Friday 1 July 2022 - Nominations close

September 2022 - Finalists announced

Late October 2022 -  Ceremony hosted in Sydney

Information Sessions

Award categories

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 recognise the contribution made by individual students to both the international student community and the broader NSW community. The award is offered across four categories:

  • Schools
  • 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 institutions, 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

More information




Tiles for International Student Awards Media Announcement

2020 Awards

Previous Awards

Watch 2021 highlights

The 2021 NSW International Student Awards ceremony was 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.