Higher Education: Australia

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 13th February 2015.

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with his Australian counterpart on the Tuition Protection Scheme for international students in Australia.

Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received on the establishment of a national financial protection scheme for international students.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Minister of State (Universities and Science), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) received a letter from the National Union of Students dated 15 July 2014 which asked BIS to lead in ensuring the creation of a scheme to protect legitimate international students.

As part of his visit to Australia in February 2014, my predecessor the Rt. hon Friend the Member for Havant (David Willetts) was keen to learn more about their Tuition Protection Scheme and officials also liaised with Tuition Protection Scheme officials in Australia to understand the design and management of this scheme.

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