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Helping hand for Australia-bound Chinese university students

The University of Southern Queensland has announced that Chinese students impacted by travel restrictions will have access to online study through the University.

Fee scholarships of 25 percent will be open to Chinese students from any Australian university who are currently unable to leave their country for Semester 1, 2020. Students will need approval from their own university to undertake cross-institutional study.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said it was a distressing time for impacted students in China who were unable to travel to Australia to study in Semester 1.

“This is a goodwill gesture, backed by our expertise and experience in online learning, to ensure that the Australian university sector continues to maintain its excellent reputation in China,” Professor Mackenzie said.

Professor Mackenzie said the University had a proud history of providing quality online higher education.

“Offering online university courses in China is not a new thing for the University of Southern Queensland. Our courses have been studied online by Chinese students for decades,” Professor Mackenzie said.

“In the past three years alone, Chinese students have studied online at the University from China in 14 separate USQ degree courses, including Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration.

The University of Southern Queensland also offers a wide range of scholarships and flexible study options for domestic students.

“The University is proud to break down the traditional model, and offer flexible learning options that reflect modern students’ needs and priorities.”

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie