Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will tomorrow launch an important global online competition for new international students to win a year of study in Australia.
The Win your Future Unlimited competition asks students to design digital postcards about their future and how an Australian education could take them there.
The main prize winner will receive one year of study in Australia in 2014, including flights, tuition, accommodation, a stipend and an opportunity for an internship.
"The Win your Future Unlimited competition is a unique opportunity for one fortunate person to study in Australia and experience how an Australian education can help them realise their dreams," Mr Robb said.
"Australia's high quality education and training sectors offer international students real benefits, helping shape their future professional and personal success."
International students also bring benefits to Australia's education system, the community, and the economy. International education is Australia's largest services export, worth about $15 billion a year.
The Win your Future Unlimited competition will run from 1 October to 18 November 2013. Before the winner is announced on 17 December 2013, seven finalists will also fly to Australia for a ten-day study tour, including visits to tertiary institutions across the country.
To enter, potential students should visit www.futureunlimited.com.au and complete four simple steps to create their own unique digital postcard.
The competition is supported by five gold sponsors – Educational Testing Services (ETS), National Australia Bank, Qantas, Telstra, the University of New South Wales – as well as 21 of Australia's tertiary education and training providers.
Future Unlimited is Australia's brand for the promotion of Australian education internationally. The brand and the Win your Future Unlimited competition seek to highlight the quality, global outlook, research success and innovation of Australia's education institutions and the value of these to students for their future professional and personal success.
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