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Australian study visa

30 May 2016 In: Study

The number of international students at Aussie Uni’s is growing and the number applying for an Australian study visa is at record levels. Australian study visa applications show that international education is already one of Australia’s top two services exports. Along with tourism it is one of five key super-growth sectors that will drive the country’s economy over the next decade. The international education industry is worth $21 billion each year to the Australian economy….

Student housing in Perth

09 May 2016 In: Study

Student housing is in short supply in Perth, so like in many Western Australian university cities, Perth has seen a boom in construction of student housing. Landlords, facing a record high rental vacancy rate, are turning to university students to fill their properties. And new investor-financed housing is being built developed to cater for students. The suburb of Como, close to the universities of U.W.A., Murdoch and Curtin, is one of the most popular areas…

Australia Student Visa

07 May 2016 In: Study

A Student Visa comes in a variety of forms. There are a range of student visas that you can apply for, each of which depends on the type of study you choose to undertake. Higher education – If you would like to study at a university or tertiary level then you may be eligible for the Higher Education Sector Visa (subclass 573) or Postgraduate Research Sector Visa (subclass 574). If your intention is to study…

Australia to change visa rules

15 April 2016 In: Study

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the changes to visa rules during a trade visit to China this week. Visa rules will be changed, making it easier for Chinese tourists to visit and study in Australia. Changes include having visa applications written in Chinese and a new online visa application process for Chinese visitors. The existing eight student visa categories will be reduced to two. The biggest change is for a new visa that lasts for…

Australian universities score top marks

07 April 2016 In: Study

Australian universities continue to deliver education and life experience at a five-year high, according to the 2015 Student Experience Survey National Report. Eighty per cent of students at Australian universities expressed satisfaction with the quality of the education they are receiving. The survey shows the level of student satisfaction at Australian universities has remained high over the past five years with yearly figures never dropping below 79 per cent. Students have scored Australian universities highly on…

Australia schools improving

10 March 2016 In: Study

For the second year running standards and quality of achievement across the country have recorded above-average scores to show Australia schools improving. Australia schools improving: For the second year in a row 79 schools posted above-average improvements according to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. 10,000 schools across the country are monitored. The report showed widespread gains and academic improvements. Latest data on the academic performance of Australian schools revealed “signs of improvement across…

what to expect: the australian student visa english test

08 March 2016 In: Study

Depending on the visa you apply for, you may need to prove your English proficiency in order to come to Australia. There are several ways you can do this, including: Taking the student visa English test Demonstrating that you have studied in English for at least five years in one or more of the following countries: Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland Being enrolled by…

Canberra urges students to stay

28 February 2016 In: Study

The government of Canberra has urged foreign students to stay and wants them to work for companies and government departments in the city. Canberra is currently Australia’s second least popular destination for migrants despite being the country’s federal government capital. Experts say a lack of private sector jobs and strict requirements for public service work are deterring potential migrants. “Canberra is a fantastic place to live and work,” says Darrell Todd, CEO of thinkingaustralia. “You…

Australia Ebola breakthrough

26 February 2016 In: Study

Australia, home of world-class scientific research, has unlocked one of the secrets that make some viruses difficult or impossible to treat in humans. Bats can carry over 100 different viruses yet do not suffer any ill-effects. Now Australian scientists say they have discovered why, and it could lead to a cure for killer viruses like Ebola. Scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) studied the immune system of the Australian black flying…

Australia Study Visas

23 February 2016 In: Study

Australia is one of the worlds’ top study destinations for overseas students seeking quality higher education.  To study down under you will need a visa. Australia offers a range of visas that you can apply for, each of which depends on the type of study you choose to undertake. Higher education – to study at university or tertiary level you may be eligible for the Higher Education Sector Visa (subclass 573) or Postgraduate Research Sector…

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