- COVID-19: La Trobe University distributes AUD 12 million to overseas students
COVID-19: La Trobe University distributes AUD 12 million to overseas students
NEW DELHI: La Trobe University, Australia, has distributed AUD 12 million, or Rs 60 crore, as supports for students during the ongoing Covid-19 emergency. Around $6.8 million of the total amount has been allocated to directly support international students.
As per a statement issued by the university, La Trobe has committed over $12m to support its students during these exceptional times, including an additional $2m this week. “The university recognises the hardships and challenges that its students are facing because of the global virus response. This crisis has been acutely felt amongst international students. The University, along with the rest of the sector, continue to lobby the Federal, Victorian and local governments to step up and support students, particularly international students,” says the statement.
COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on educational delivery, and the wider impact remains uncertain. According to Vice-Chancellor of the university, John Dewar AO, the university’s main priority has been to provide quality education while ensuring the well-being of its students, staff and partners.
The money allocated is in addition to La Trobe’s normal scholarships and support.
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