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  1. I'm a permanent spouse visa (subclass 100) holder, and i want to enroll in an university in Australia. Do they consider me as international student or Australian permanent resident? I don't know whether i'm a permanent resident or not, but there's the word 'resident' beside my visa class. Do i get government funding fees? and pay the same amount of fees with the Australian citizen student and not the international student? I need help as soon as possible, thank you so much :cute:
  2. UNIVERSITIES will be allowed to entice foreign students with quick visa approvals and the right to two years of work after graduation as part of a reform package to stem further losses of overseas student income. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen and Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans said yesterday they would act on a remarkably frank report on Australia's education export industry by former NSW politician Michael Knight. By mid-next year, foreign students keen on an Australian university degree will have access to a new, fast-track visa system. Students from supposedly high-risk countries such as China will no longer have to show $75,000-plus in a bank account to prove they can cover fees and living costs. Instead, as with students from developed countries such as the US, they will be able to simply declare they can support themselves. Onerous financial requirements have been bitterly criticised as an overreaction to past failings when migration was the motor of education, especially in private colleges. The reforms come after the education export industry -- one of Australia's largest export industries -- complained of "a perfect storm" of rapid and unsettling changes in visa rules and skilled migration policy, the strong dollar, more competition for students overseas and lingering reputational damage done by attacks on Indian students. Australia's education export earnings fell by almost 10 per cent in 2010-11 from their $18 billion peak, as Indian students were driven away while the US and Canada made inroads on the China market. Sharp declines in numbers at English language colleges and tertiary preparation courses suggest universities are heading into tough trading conditions next year. University leaders yesterday welcomed the life raft thrown them by the government. University of NSW vice-chancellor Fred Hilmer said: "The reforms announced are more positive than anyone we spoke to expected (and) they come when competitors are kicking own goals -- riots in the UK and US funding cuts." Professor Hilmer, in New Delhi yesterday, said education agents had told him that a streamlined student visa system was "the key to restoring our competitive position". Under yesterday's Knight reforms, which single out universities for special treatment, foreign graduates emerging with a bachelor's degree will be entitled to two years' work without restriction on type of job. If they want to stay for good, they still have to satisfy stricter rules for skilled migration, which are much less generous to on-shore foreign students with low-value skills. Monash University researcher Bob Birrell said the labour market implications of the reforms had not been thought through. Locals already were competing with thousands of former overseas students who were on bridging visas following a reform of the skilled migration rules, he said. ACTU president Ged Kearney said the labour market impact of any new student visa program would have to be closely monitored and steps had to be taken to ensure it did not lead to an erosion of working conditions. "Unions want to encourage Australian universities to be competitive, however, we are cautious about the potential impact on the local job market these changes may lead to," Ms Kearney said. "It is essential that any overseas student or work visa program must recognise and protect the rights of temporary migrants and their families, and not be used to undercut wages and working conditions in Australia." Also promised next year is a comprehensive review of the so-called risk assessment levels that immigration officials use to vet would-be students. This system makes it harder for students from China and India, for example, to get visas. "Unfortunately the worst perceptions about visa processing times are in Australia's biggest market, China," Mr Knight said. He recommended a new work rights regime for foreign students who graduate from an Australian university, and said this had to be "administratively very simple". "The scheme must be one which can be marketed by the universities to prospective students as almost guaranteeing post-study work rights," he said. Glenn Withers, chief executive of Universities Australia, said the work entitlement was "one of the biggest breakthroughs". "This (work right) is as good or better than the Canadian or the US provisions," he said. But Monash University researcher Bob Birrell said the labour market implications had not been thought through. Locals already were competing with thousands of former overseas students who were on bridging visas following a reform of the skilled migration rules. University of Sydney third-year international relations student Yun Liu thought about switching to the US during her six-month wait for an Australian student visa. "I kind of wanted to change my mind, but I'm pretty patient," she said. As a Chinese applicant planning to package foundation studies with a degree, she was subject to a level-4 risk assessment -- the highest currently applied. "It takes longer (than in) other countries, say Singapore or Japan," said the 21-year-old from Tianjin, near Beijing. The Australian visa application process involved depositing a large sum in a bank account to prove Ms Liu could afford to live and study in Australia. "I can't remember [how much]," she said. Mr Knight justified special measures to boost overseas student recruitment by universities, rather than by TAFEs or private colleges, on the basis universities were of "universally high" quality. He cited the "huge financial stake" of taxpayers in a university sector that had become heavily dependent on fees paid by foreign students.
  3. Cerberus1

    World's top universities

    The World University Rankings report for 2011/2012 has just been released. The report ranks the top 300 universities in the world:- overall, by subject rank area, and as voted by employers. The UK fares well with 4 universities in the world's top 10, with Cambridge taking out the top spot. The top 10 is as follow: University of Cambridge Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Yale University University of Oxford Imperial College London UCL (University College London) University of Chicago University of Pennsylvania Columbia University Elsewhere in the top 50: 20 Edinburgh 26 Australian National University 27 Kings College London 29 University of Manchester 30 University of Bristol 31 University of Melbourne 38 University of Sydney 48 University of Queensland 49 University of New South Wales 50 University of Warwick Full results available @ http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings
  4. Australian Universities represented by Universities Australia (UA) have called for changes in the international student visas particularly from China and India. Source: http://www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au/resources/1067/2011-04-UA%20Sub-Student%20Visa%20Review.pdf armandra!
  5. Just wanted to get a discussion started on the possible effects to the higher education sector in Australia, if the new points based system is approved in parliament. Monash University already had to lay off 300 people due to the drop in International student applications. Last year Australia shot themselves in the foot by handling the supposedly racially motivated attacks against Indians in Australia, which led to an 80% drop in applications from Indian students. Considering the fact that Indian students coming in were second only to Chinese students in numbers, this has quite an impact. Now it seems that they have shot their other foot as they have tightened residency laws. This might have an effect on how many Chinese come in too. I think the Australian Universities are going to struggle, I mean it wont have a massive impact per se but the government will have to fund them more, and can mean that the contribution rates of local students go up too. I'm interested in knowing what you guys think about this.
  6. Hi all Its my first time on the forum, but have read quite a few of your posts, and am now far more clued up - you're all great! Right, I am a University Lecturer in the UK about to be made redundant. You may or may not be aware that UK unis have just had 80% of their budgets cut, so things are looking grim. I love my career and have received recognition for my teaching and research, so would like to continue in an environment where unis are not facing problems to the extent they are at home, and am considering Australia. For info, I am 29, single, no kids, British National, native english speaker. I have a BA, MA and PhD (Politics / International Relations / Urban Studies), four years teaching experience at University level, and one year teaching English as a Foreign Language in Bosnia. Does anyone have any experience of working within universities in Australia, or have knowledge of the Higher Education sector? Any advice regarding the situation would be very gratefully received! Thanks K
  7. This may only be useful to couples & singletons (although our booking form did ask about the no of children) but I thought I would share.... If you are arriving in Oz during the school holidays it may be worth checking out what accommodation the Universities have available. My husband and I have just secured a self-contained apartment at one of Melbourne University's colleges from mid Jan to mid Feb for $71.25 per night - breakfast and broadband included! Plus cleaning and linen changes every 6 days and its only 15 mins from the CBD with bus/tram stops right outside. Not too bad considering hotels are $150 pn plus because of the Melbourne Open! We were also offered single rooms from $750 per fortnight, with shared facilities, but again with breakfast and broadband included and the option to have other meals on campus. These again were only 10 mins from the CBD. Hope this helps someone who may be looking to arrive in Jan, like us, or who may be arriving during the Oz winter break or next Dec-Feb. Any questions, please ask :smile: x
  8. The Department has released details of two minor changes: a) the implementation of NSW participation in the ENS health waiver scheme; b) the inclusion of four further universities whose engineering graduates may qualify for a subclass 476 visa: Ecole de Technologie Superieure (Canada); Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile); University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (Malaysia) University of Liverpool (UK). The real significance of this news is that the Department is functioning and the Minister is making routine approvals. Some previous Ministers were glacial in coming to terms with their new responsibilities. Might be a good omen for the SMPs. Cheers, George Lombard
  9. The Department has released details of two minor changes: a) the implementation of NSW participation in the ENS health waiver scheme; b) the inclusion of four further universities whose engineering graduates may qualify for a subclass 476 visa: Ecole de Technologie Superieure (Canada); Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile); University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (Malaysia) University of Liverpool (UK). The real significance of this news is that the Department is functioning and the Minister is making routine approvals. Some previous Ministers were glacial in coming to terms with their new responsibilities. Might be a good omen for the SMPs. Cheers, George Lombard
  10. HI Does anyone have any advice regarding IT degrees over here in Aus. Are they on the same level as other countries eg UK. Is there one university that specialises and stands out above the others? My son is fast finishing year 12 and he could go to Uni here or in the UK - want to know the facts so that he can make a good choice. Or even any other pathways in IT that are recommended. Thanks for any help received!
  11. Hi, we're hoping to move to Sydney later this year but I am worried about my eldest son's future. He's just started a foundation degree in Digial Media here in the UK. He was able to get onto this course by virtue of his BTEC National Diploma (level 3) in media (games development) - he has no 'A' levels. Is this a recognised qualification in Oz and, if it isn't, what can we do to further his education over there?
  12. Guest

    Universities in WA

    Can anyone recommend any universities in WA? My son will be starting either a maths or Teaching degree in February 2010.:smile:
  13. Guest

    Universities

    Hello all, I have recently been on th Pacific Pines State High School website and read that 21% of their pupils went to university. Of those about 75% of them went to the same university, I think it was Griffiths. This is within a few miles of Pac Pines. Is this the case across Oz, do kids tend to go to their local uni or do they travel further a-field. I know the odd one or two may go out of state but what is the general concensus. Thanks Andy:goofy:
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