Victoria’s international students have been celebrated at the 2019 Victorian International Education Awards.

Now in their seventh year, the awards acknowledge students who have excelled in their studies and their contributions to the broader community.

The awards, including the Premier’s Award for International Student of the Year, highlight the diversity of the sector with categories spanning higher education, VET, language studies, research and students in regional areas.

Winners (not including the Alumni category) received $10,000 to go toward their studies at a Victorian education institution, while the winner of the research category, Belle Lim, was named overall Premier’s Award winner and received an additional $10,000 scholarship.

A human rights activist and PhD cancer researcher from Malaysia, Ms Lim is the founder of ChangemakHER and conducts research on genetic predispositions to breast cancer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash University. Other award winners hailed from the Philippines, Colombia, India, China and Singapore.

Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists! Learn more about each of the winners and check out their videos here.