Border to open for International Students in September
Approximately 300 international students will be brought back to universities in Adelaide under the national first pilot program starting in early September. That effort aims to revive the Australian higher education sector which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as testing whether the government is ready to welcome international students back to the country.
International students fly back to South Australia under the national pilot program
Accordingly, Southeast Asian students will fly to Australia from Singapore next month and must go through a mandatory supervised quarantine afterward, like all international travelers.
Universities have agreed to pay the hotel quarantine fees for entering students.
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall emphasized role of international students as "an important part of our community, adding to our state's vibrancy and multiculturalism".
The government also announced its plans to boost international student enrolment.
Students who are impacted by COVID-19 and unable to complete their courses during the valid time of their original visa will be allowed to apply for a free additional visa application.