Aus to provide scholarships to Indian students

Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 23:41

Melbourne: Australia is set to announce
scholarships, specifically for students from India, as part of
its efforts to promote the country as a safe place for Indian
students after a recent spate of attacks on them.

According to Sky news TV channel, the Victoria
government`s scholarships for Indian students would be part of
its USD14 million international education strategy.

Of the USD14 million, the state government will spend
USD 400,000 on international exchange scholarship programme,
Premier of Victoria province John Brumby, who is currently in
New Delhi said today. He is expected to announce the
scholarships tomorrow.

The programme will support 20 Victorian and 20
international students to undertake study overseas, he said.

Brumby is currently on a mission to repair Melbourne`s
reputation as a safe place for international students to study
after a recent spate of attacks on Indians.

Bureau Report

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