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Australia seeks students

22 February 2016 In: Study

Australia seeks to encourage more students from outside Europe and the West to study in the ‘lucky country’. Australia must throw its’ educational net wider in the world in order to remain in the top five destination countries for foreign students, a new government report says. Australia federal education minister Christopher Pyne urges Universities to look for prospective students in developing economies such as the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. There are currently around…

Study in Queensland

21 February 2016 In: Study

Queensland Uni has won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. A degree from UQ shows you have achieved a globally competitive standard of excellence at one of the world’s most respected universities. Queensland Uni provides choices to give students flexibility in their learning process. With a breadth of study on offer you can choose a degree to match your interests, passions and career goals. “We offer you far more than just a…

Australia changes to study visas

20 February 2016 In: Study

Australia is one of the world’s top destinations for overseas students and it will continue to welcome those seeking to study in the country. The new changes are aimed at making the visa process simpler. But some key criteria will change. Australia has made key changes under the new Streamlined Student Visa Framework (SSVF) including: 1) A reduction in the number of student visa sub-classes, from eight to two. 2) A simplified single immigration risk…

Australia needs science students

20 February 2016 In: Study

Australia has seen a big fall in the number of students choosing to study chemistry, for example, and has set aside millions of dollars in a bid to attract more science students. “Advances in chemistry alone generate over $24 billion for the economy of Australia,” says Darrell Todd, CEO of thinkingaustralia. “Science is a big employer. Across the country more than 60,000 people work in the chemical industry alone. But there is a lack of…

Student housing in Australia

14 February 2016 In: Study

Australia: Finding suitable student housing can be challenge, unless you plan your study visit well in advance. Western Australia in particular has seen a big rise in overseas students attending its three most popular universities. And this growing popularity has put pressure on available housing. At Murdoch University last year there were seven students for every five available rooms. For Curtin University the ratio was five students for every three rooms. For the University of Western…

Australia seeks 1.5m students

12 February 2016 In: Study

The government says it wants to attract 1.5 million overseas students over the next decade. Australia is already one of the world’s Top Three destinations for study so they’ll be no shortage of applicants. A record 640,000 students were enrolled in the first 11 months of 2015. “Australia has reputation for high-quality education and, per capita, is already the world’s biggest international education provider” says Darrell Todd, CEO of thinkingaustralia. “Our multi cultural society and…

Student housing in Perth

06 February 2016 In: Study, Property, Perth

Landlords and authorities in Perth, Australia are rushing to provide housing for students attending university in the city. A recent shortage of dedicated student accommodation in Perth, and in many Western Australia university cities, has forced students to look at suburbs further afield and private landlords to turn to students to fill empty houses and apartments. Landlords, facing the highest rental vacancy rate in over two decades, are turning to university students to fill their…

Planning your visit to Australia

01 February 2016 In: Travel, Study, Jobs, Migration, General

If you are planning to visit Australia, whether it’s for less than 72 hours or a stay of many years, you must have a valid Australian visa. There are important things you should know such as what visas to apply for and the requirements for the visa application, your obligations while in Australia and how to comply with the conditions of your visa. Visiting Australia – You might come to Australia for a holiday and…

Australia coast is top destination

31 January 2016 In: Travel, Study, Migration, Family, General

70% of visitors to Australia enjoy an aquatic and coastal experience during their stay in the country. One of the most popular destinations – and top natural world experiences – is the 12 Apostles (pictured) along the Great Ocean Road. Photographer Neal Pritchard says: “The scenery is stunning, the light and atmosphere will take your breath away. If you see nothing else in Australia during your visit, see the 12 Apostles.” Darrell Todd, CEO of…

Affordable education in Australia

20 January 2016 In: Study, Migration, Hobart, Family, General

Hobart in Tasmania is the most affordable city in Australia to educate a child in a government or religious school. A new report estimates that the cost of educating a child born in 2016 would total $45,114 throughout their school years in the government system in Hobart, one third less than the national average of $66,862 Education costs in Hobart are lower than other capital cities with total costs in Melbourne at $75,193, Sydney $73,063…

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