Deakin University Opens Doors for International Students, No Quarantine for Fully Vaccinated

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Deakin University is ready to welcome all international students, including a large cohort from India. The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that from 1st December 2021, all fully vaccinated visa holders will be able to return to Australia without the need for travel exemptions.

The Victorian Government has confirmed that international students arriving in Melbourne under the Government’s Student Arrivals Plan do not have to quarantine, provided they can demonstrate to the Commonwealth they meet vaccination conditions.

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Professor Iain Martin, Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, welcomed the announcement saying, “I am absolutely delighted that from 1 December 2021, Deakin will be able to welcome international students back to our Australian campuses.”

With the announcement last week that students arriving in Victoria will not need to quarantine, provided they have had two doses of a recognized COVID-19 vaccine and a negative PCR test, and the announcement that the Australian borders will reopen to student visa holders from 1 December 2021.

The University has taken comprehensive measures to ensure that all its campuses are COVID-safe environment which aligns closely to the Victorian Government’s protocols.

Ravneet Pawha, Deputy Vice President (Global) and CEO (South Asia), Deakin University added, “Throughout the pandemic, Deakin has continued to engage with its international cohort by expanding financial, study and community support especially to those impacted by the closure of borders. I congratulate the Australian government for a successful vaccination program that has made Australia one of the safest places to study. The re-opening of the borders is much-awaited news for our current students, partners and those exploring the possibility of studying at an international university in 2022. With a comprehensive student services program in place to support Indian students’ transition to study onshore, Our staff based at the South Asia office at New Delhi would be happy to provide detailed information, including accommodation, scholarships and bursaries available for Indian students. We eagerly look forward to welcoming our new international students on-campus.”

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