The Victorian International Education Awards are an initiative of the Victorian Government to support the international education sector, promote best practice in the sector and raise awareness of its benefits to the broader community.

Award winners and finalists

International Student of the Year – English Language Training

Winner Ms Natalia Eugenia Palacio Vásquez from Colombia
Finalist Ms Warin Chiyarach from Thailand
Finalist Ms Jing-Wen Kuo from Taiwan

International Student of the Year – VET

Winner Mr Samuel Shedrack Chukwuweonu from Nigeria
Finalist Mr Panhavuth Kret from Cambodia
Finalist Ms Andrea Mayorga from Colombia

International Student of the Year – Higher Education

Winner Ms Su Htet Zaw from Myanmar
Finalist Ms Samantha Yun Suen Lim from Malaysia
Finalist Mr Pratik Ambani from India
Finalist Ms Varsha Devi Balakrishnan from Singapore

International Student of the Year – Research

Winner Ms Wing Yan Chan from China
Finalist Mr Sina Khatami Mashhadi from Iran
Finalist Ms Momeneh Foroutan from Iran

Meet Wing Yan Chan, International Student of the Year – Research. See video interviews with more VIEA winners on the Study Melbourne YouTube channel.

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International Student of the Year – Regional

Winner Ms Chi Le from Vietnam
Finalist Mr Nima Haghdadi from Iran
Finalist Mr Junyi Zhao from China

International Alumnus of the Year

Winner Mr Bartlomiej Kolodziejczyk from Poland
Finalist Ms Michele Joan Valbuena from Philippines
Finalist Ms Thi Thuy Hang Nguyen from Vietnam

Victorian Student of the Year – Internationalisation

Winner Ms Courtney Webster from Australia
Finalist Ms Candy Hiu Ching Tong from Australia
Finalist Mr Sahil Kumar from Australia

International Student of the Year – Premier’s Award

Ms Chi Le from Vietnam

Meet Chi Le, Premier's Award for International Student of the Year 2017. See video interviews with more VIEA winners on the Study Melbourne YouTube channel.

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