Victoria govt commissioner: Bangladeshis can access world-class education in Dhaka

The number of Bangladeshis studying in Australia increased by 15% in 2022, official data shows

A top official of Australia's Victoria state, considered a global leader in education, has said quality programs offered by one of the world's top universities are available for Bangladeshi students at home.

Michelle Wade, commissioner, South Asia, Global Victoria State Government, shared her ideas on strengthening collaboration for setting Australia as a priority for foreign study destinations, during a visit to Universal College Bangladesh (UCB) campus on Monday, a press release issued on Wednesday reads.

“We are delighted that Bangladeshi students can now access the quality programs of Monash College right here in Dhaka and get an opportunity to be a part of the Monash University family, one of the world's top 100 universities,” Wade stated.

A total of 594,027 international students started their higher-education journey in Australia between January and October of 2022, according to the Australian Government's Department of Education. The number of Bangladeshis studying in Australia increased by 15% in 2022, data shows. 

Wade and Anita Kumari, trade manager, education, South Asia, Victorian Government Trade and Investment State, met UCB management, students and parents of the Monash University foundation and diploma programs. 

Mosharraf Khan, UCB chief operating officer, Kazi Alfee, head of enrollment, Monash Pathways at UCB, and Amid Hossain Chowdhury, head of Marketing (UCB), hosted the dignitaries.

They discussed how UCB is working to support Australian admissions locally, ensuring Bangladeshi students secure and study abroad, in Australia.

“The very fact that top state government officials are visiting the UCB campus shows that the education scenario in Bangladesh is changing for the better. We hope we can continue to work toward the betterment of the country's education sector,” said Manas Singh, CEO of STS Group.

UCB is an STS Group entity providing world-class education in Bangladesh that has introduced degree programs from the University of London.