International numbers up in time for O Week

Posted: Friday 22 February 2019

Students from 35 countries around the world will soon call Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick and Brisbane home as Orientation Week (O Week) kicks off at Federation University Australia.

The number of international students studying at FedUni has more than doubled in 2019, compared to the previous year.

Almost 900 international students from as far afield as Austria, Cambodia, France, Kuwait, Norway and Saudi Arabia will study at FedUni this year.

This includes 35 international students enrolled at the Churchill campus in Gippsland, mostly in nursing – up from four last year.

The Mt Helen Campus has 402 international students enrolled so far, while Berwick has 256 and Brisbane has 173.

Living on campus is also proving popular, with a large number of domestic and international students moving into FedUni Residences this week. This includes up to 500 students in Ballarat, almost 150 students in Gippsland and nearly 100 in Berwick.

O Week gets under way on Monday 25 February with social, career, finance and mentoring events and support for students across all FedUni campuses.

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Quotes attributable to Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Helen Bartlett:

“Starting university is exciting for students but also a little nerve-wracking – that’s why we make sure they have the support and advice they need as they settle into campus life.”

“Our international students bring different cultures and insights from around the world to our communities and we’re delighted to see such an increase in enrolments this year.” 

“O Week is a great time for students to find their feet and meet new people, many who will become life-long friends.”

Contact Matthew Freeman
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