Student numbers up at Murdoch

November 1, 2010

Murdoch University has continued to build on strong growth in student numbers from previous years.

Vice Chancellor Professor John Yovich said that during 2010 the University had reached record student course enrolments.

“We now have 18,845 course enrolments compared to 18,368 enrolments at the same time last year,” said Professor Yovich.

Professor Yovich said that growth had occurred across a number of key student cohorts including Commonwealth Grant Schemes, postgraduate fee paying and transnational students.

“We are anticipating continued growth in student course enrolments well in to 2011 and 2012,” he said.

“The University is anticipating an increased number of onshore international students from China as a result of the University’s China Engagement Project.

“And the launch of our new International Discoverers’ Scholarship Scheme, which provides partial scholarships for onshore international students, means that Murdoch will remain an attractive and affordable study destination for students from around the world.

“We are also expecting continued student growth transnationally, especially with our expanded partnership with Kaplan in Singapore.” 

Professor Yovich said the University would also seek to enhance its strategic alliances with the vocational education and training sector to support ongoing growth of the student numbers domestically.

“It will be important to attract a diverse student base as we move to a deregulated domestic student market,” he said.

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