Chinese international students stuck offshore due to border closures face shame, family tension and pressure to give up their dreams of studying in Australia. Some are even being urged to get married.
If one in five international students don't re-enrol, the loss of revenue would plunge half of all Australian universities into budget deficit or financial turmoil.
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Universities can expect at least a A$3 billion reduction in international student revenue this year compared to 2019.
The residential hall for international and local university students equipped them for a globalised world, more than anything they could learn in a class.
Student mental health was already an issue before the pandemic. And then students felt the strain on all fronts as studies went online and they lost jobs and social contacts.
Australia has student accommodation with nearly 100,000 beds, many now empty. The large purpose-built student housing facilities are well suited for quarantining returning international students.
The first batch of returning international students are due to fly in this weekend, but Australia has a lot of work to do to maintain its pre-COVID share of the global education market.
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Educating international students provides far more benefits for Australia than is commonly acknowledged. But it has also created problems and an ambitious agenda is needed to overcome these.
The halving of international student numbers living in Australia to 300,000 is a huge hit to universities' revenue. But our cities and businesses will also feel the loss of so many residents.
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Shifts in global politics and other countries' response to the coronavirus may have made the UK a more attractive option for international students.
International school enrolments have flatlined over the period 2016-2019, even as tertiary enrolments increased by more than 30% across the same period.
A collapse in revenue and a lack of government support have led to university workforces being decimated to cut costs. This presents a number of longer-term risks for universities and the nation.
We estimate the reduction in international student fees will lead to a loss of 5,100 to 6,100 researchers by 2024, with some universities more affected than others.
In a new survey of 6,100 temporary visa holders, half of Chinese respondents said they have been subjected to racism, while 76% were less likely to recommend Australia as a place to study.
Students in Australia and overseas are actively comparing their experiences during the pandemic. Countries that support them well will gain an edge in a competitive global education market.
Australian universities face a huge revenue hit from falling international student numbers due to COVID-19 and tensions with China. Some institutions should consider merging rather than downsizing.