Kelvin Thomson launches mobile resource for international students

Media release

19 June 2013

Parliamentary Secretary for Trade Kelvin Thomson today launched the new, mobile and tablet-friendly Study in Australia website.

Reaching out to a dynamic new generation of potential students, www.studyinaustralia.gov.au is the official source of information about international education in Australia, the world’s third-largest provider of international education services.

Mr Thomson said the site was designed around the needs of students themselves, providing accurate, up-to-date information in a convenient format.

“Australia offers high quality education in a diverse range of fields, opening huge opportunities to those who choose to study here,” Mr Thomson said.

“Now international students can learn about those opportunities in a way that suits their lifestyle.”

The design makes it easy for students everywhere to browse courses and institutions on any handheld or desktop device.

They can also interact via social media, access information about scholarships and read or watch the stories of other students.

Using Future Unlimited, Australia’s international education brand, the newly designed website features enhanced search functionality and a student account facility that allows users to bookmark information and favourites.

It also includes detailed information about Australia’s states and territories, student safety and news and event feeds, all in a selection of languages.

Produced and maintained by Austrade after extensive testing, consultation and research, the website is also designed to more effectively refer students to the websites of relevant education institutions.

“It is a practical, friendly and engaging resource that also includes links to education providers and details about living in Australia.”

Austrade will be promoting the new site in 24 of Australia’s key international markets.

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