As many international students worry about job loss and financial instability due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Australian universities have come forward committing more than $110 million in student hardship support.

While announcing arrangements for various temporary visa holders in Australia in the wake of the travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, Immigration minister Alan Tudge has committed that the government would talk to the international education sector to look at providing additional support for international students. 

Last week Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that "if they're not in a position to support themselves, then there is the alternative for them to return to their home countries."
However, many international students say they're in extreme stress and hardship after losing their jobs and in some cases, accommodation, with no entitlement to government support and no means of returning home.


Australian universities 

Here is a list of support offered by major universities: (Click here for Uni. details...

  1. Deakin University
  2. Australian National University 
  3. Monash University 
  4. Charles Sturt University, Sydney
  5. University of Canberra
  6. University of Technology, Sydney
  7. Edith Cowan University 
  8. Curtin University
  9. Victoria University 
  10. Australian Catholic University 
  11. Macquarie University 
  12. Charles Darwin University 
  13. Flinders University 
  14. Swinburne University of Technology
  15. The University of New Castle 
  16. University of South Australia 
  17. University of Western Australia 
  18. University of Adelaide
  19. Murdock University 
  20. University of New South Wales
  21. University of Southern Queensland 
  22. University of Queensland 
  23. University of Tasmania 
  24. Western Sydney University 
  25. University of Wollongong
  26. University of Sydney 
  27. La Trobe University 
  28. Griffith University 

Many individual universities have come forward announcing various mechanisms to support international students during this time of hardship.
Altogether, universities have committed $110 million as a hardship fund for international students, led by the $25 million package by Deakin University.

Source:- SBS News 

(This article has not been edited by Ocxee staff and is referred from SBSMalyalam)