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Tuesday, 10 October 1972
Page: 1389


Senator MULVIHILL asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education and Science, upon notice:

(1)   How many students were enrolled at Australian universities during 1971 in(a) each State, and (b) each individual university.

(2)   Of those who were enrolled, how many were (a) paying full fees, (b) holding scholarships, (c) Commonwealth assisted Asian students, and (d) private Asian students.

Senator WRIGHT-The Minister for Education and Science has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1)   (a) and (b) The number of students enrolled at Australian universities during 1971 in each State and each individual university is as follows:

 

(2)   The Commonwealth Statistician has provided the following information in reply to Parts 2 (a) and (b) of the honourable senator's question:

(2)   (a) and (b) In 1971 approximately 48,000 students enrolled in Australian universities were recorded as paying full fees. However, some of these students would have received assistance from relatives, friends or by private arrangement with employers, etc. There were approximately 75,000 students recorded as being in receipt of some form of assistance towards full or partial payment or reimbursement of university fees.

Students who were holding scholarships would have received assistance from the following sources:

Commonwealth Government scholarships, awards and cadetships;

Stale Government scholarships, teacher training awards and cadetships;

University free places, fee concessions and scholarships;

Local and overseas Government cadetships and awards;

Other assistance.

Grants specifically provided as living allowances or for text books or equipment, prizes, refunds of fees by employers or others after successful completion of a course, and dormant, suspended or interrupted scholarships, are not taken to constitute fees assistance.

(c)   and (d) There were 1,051 Commonwealthassisted Asian students and 3,149 private Asian students enrolled in Australian universities in 1971.







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