The University of Wollongong is urging the Federal Government to give a proposal to allow the return international students urgent and favourable consideration.
UOW's been working with the other University's across the state and the NSW Government on a plan to safely reintroduce international students to campuses in the second half of the year.
UOW deputy vice-chancellor of global strategy, Alex Frino said the plan is positive step forward.
"The ability to begin to bring small numbers of those initially back is very good," he said.
A statement from UOW acknowledged the NSW Government's strong support for the higher education sector and thanked Premier, Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet for their leadership and support throughout the development of this proposal.
"International students also make valuable cultural and economic contribution to the communities in which UOW operates its nine Australian campuses," the statement said.