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Jakarta Post

Monash first: Australian universities are coming to RI

  • Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 17 2020   /  12:23 am

In the not so distant future, you will no longer need to apply for a visa and fly south to study at some top Australian universities. With the ratification of a landmark trade deal with Canberra, the Indonesian government has decided to bring them here instead. Indonesia is already open to foreign colleges. But the trade pact, ratified by the House of Representatives earlier this month, allows the government to further relax its rules regarding the establishment of local branches of Australian universities. The first Australian university to announce its Indonesian branch is Monash University, a Melbourne-based public university, which will only offer master's and PhD degrees, as well as executive programs and micro-credentials. The university is scheduled to begin short executive programs later this year and plans the first intake of master's students in late 2021.A Monas...