Applications for the 2020 Victorian International Education Awards (VIEAs) are now open and international students, education providers and student wellbeing organisations are invited to apply.

The Victorian International Education Awards are an initiative of the Victorian Government to support the international education sector and raise awareness of the sector’s benefits to the broader community and recognise the outstanding accomplishments of the students, staff and institutions that make up Victoria’s thriving international education sector.

Now more than ever, it’s important we celebrate the change-makers in our communities.

As the pandemic continues to change our lives in innumerable ways, we want to showcase the outstanding students and alumni in our communities along with the many providers working hard to support the international student community.

This year’s awards include fourteen categories: seven recognising student excellence, and seven shining a spotlight on Victoria’s best education and student service providers, with Premier’s Awards going to the top student and top provider.

Student award winners in each category, with the exception of the International Alumnus of the Year, are awarded $6,000 and up to two runners-up per category are awarded $2,000 each to contribute to their studies at an educational institution in Victoria. The winner of the coveted Premier’s Award will receive an extra $10,000 contribution towards their studies. The International Alumnus of the Year will receive a certificate of recognition. All finalists and winners also receive a certificate of recognition.

For education and student service provider winners, the awards will provide a clear quality indicator to future students, demonstrating that they are the best in their field, innovating and setting benchmarks in international education service delivery.

Nominations are now open and close at 11.59pm on Friday 13 November, 2020.  

Visit the VIEA website for full details and to apply online.

Please note: Support for the VIEA program is Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm. After hours and weekend enquiries will be viewed on the next business day.

For enquiries, please email

Winners of the 2019 VIEAs