Gold Coast Mayor wants to boost Taiwanese student numbers by 300 percent

TAIWAN’s top 10 education providers will look to increase the number of tertiary students enrolling on the Gold Coast, it has been announced, with student safety a top priority.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate today briefed the education sector, outlining the quality of courses offered by the city’s leading universities as well as the safety of our city.

He is currently in Taipei, celebrating 36 years of our Sister City agreement with the Taiwanese capital.


Currently, there are approximately 700 Taiwanese students studying on the Gold Coast as part of the city’s 29,000 strong international tertiary population.

Mayor Tate said the Coast was “one of the safest overseas posts for students, anywhere in the world”.

He’s hoping to increase the number of Taiwanese students on the Coast to around 2000 by 2020.

“We want more as these students are long term tourists, often staying up to three years,” Cr Tate said.

“They fall in love with our city and go on to work here, or return home with memories they share forever.

“In every sense, they become unofficial ambassadors for our city and encourage more students to come through our system.”