Thousands of South Australian Students Receive Offers to Study at State’s Prestigious Universities

Australia Oceania Higher Education News by Erudera News Jan 16, 2021


15,755 university offers have been made on January 15, 2021, to South Australia’s students aiming to continue higher education at one of the reputable state’s universities.

According to a press release issued by the office of the Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, the main round of university study offers follows the TAFE offers which have been made on January 8,  Erudera reports.

“Together with offers made at the end of 2020, 13,871 students received a place in their first preference course,” the press release reads.

The most popular among school leavers during 2020, were the following fields of studies:

  • medicine and health
  • humanities
  • social sciences and religious studies
  • education and teaching
  • business and economics
  • law and legal studies

The Education Minister John Gardner said that students at every school across South Australia have been struggling during 2020, asserting that the efforts that the Year 12 students have shown,  were inspiring for everyone.

“Students at every South Australian school faced significant challenges, but our Year 12 students led by example and went above and beyond to complete their SACE, crossing the finish line strong in unprecedented circumstances,” he said.

Among others, he urged students to remain committed and continue to work towards reaching their goals. At the same time, he congratulated the next generations of doctors, nurses, scientists, journalists, lawyers, engineers in undertaking their next step to achieve their goals.

“To those who may not have gotten their first university preference, don’t lose heart. Build on your efforts and resilience from 2020, and you’ll go far,” the minister concluded.

Students have been receiving offers from the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Commission (SATAC) since August 2020.

Lately, an inquiry on national security threats in higher education and research sectors has suggested the Australian universities start recruiting more students from the ally nations.

Whereas, earlier, the University of Queensland in Australia notified that it would offer study scholarships to 10 students asylum seekers, with the first allocation of scholarships to take place in the first semester of 2021.

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