Minglebox Education News - australiafaq http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:35:37 GMT Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:35:37 GMT http://www.minglebox.com/rss Minglebox Feed Generator contact@minglebox.com contact@minglebox.com 5 Minglebox Education News 142 18 http://www.minglebox.com/news http://www.minglebox.com/images/global/logo-of-minglebox.gif <![CDATA[What is the eligibility criteria to study in Australia?]]> Most Australian universities accept the graduation system of three years for entry into most postgraduate courses. An Indian bachelor degree like B.A., B.Com or B.Sc. (ordinary) is equivalent to an Australian Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree. However, some courses and universities may require a qualification equivalent to Australian Bachelor (Honours) Degree, which requires either a honours graduation degree like B.A. (H), B.Com (H) etc. or 16 years of formal education, which would mean another year after graduation or a four year degree course like B.E., B.Tech and other such courses. For most..

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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:41:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac39337745013948c601702f04
<![CDATA[What academic records would I be required to furnish for studying in Australia?]]> Full details of your education including your course subjects and grades are required in the applications. Transcripts or official records of your previous academic qualifications are crucial for your application. Standard X Mark sheet Standard XII Mark sheet Bachelor Degree / Provisional Certificate with mark lists Students applying for admission are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses,..

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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:45:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac39337745013948c9767630b1
<![CDATA[What are the standardized tests that Australia Universities could ask for?]]> English Proficiency Tests: IELTS : For most courses and universities, international students are required to take IELTS (International English Language Test) which is regularly administered by the British Council. Some universities may accept TOEFL as an alternative. TOEFL : This test is conducted by ETS for International students applying to a University abroad. This is accepted by most Australian universities . Note:  Some Universities may waive IELTS/TOEFL if you can get a letter from institution that you have last studied in mentioning that you have been studying in..

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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:04:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac39337745013948db0d5a3d07
<![CDATA[What is the application process for studying in Australia?]]> Admissions for Australian universities are very competitive. A good academic record is a must to gain admissions in one of the reputed universities. Send enquiries at least 12 months before the proposed date of admission. There are three ways to get application forms: Requesting Application Forms via e-mail :  You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to..

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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:49:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac39337745013948cd4d6432d9
<![CDATA[On what criteria will my pre-visa application be assessed?]]> Your pre-visa application will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria: English language requirements: Like in the other foreign countries, all international students whose native language is not English should take up the English proficiency tests (TOEFL/IELTS) Electronic confirmation of enrollment-eCoE: The DIAC issues a certificate to students to confirm their admission into the university and this certificate is called the eCoE. This certificate is very important for visa processing and extension. Depending on your nationality and the principal course of..

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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:09:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac39337745013948df2e093fad
<![CDATA[Who can be a sponsor and how much funds can be shown?]]> Sponsor/s can be the applicant, parents, grandparents, or spouse only (relatives like brother /sister /uncle /aunt /cousin / family friend are not acceptable). School applicants have no restriction on sponsor/s. As for the funds that can be shown: For Master’s and Doctorate Courses: Sponsors must provide evidence of cash assets for the first year tuition fee (as on the letter of offer) and living expenses (assumed at A$ 12000 p.a.) and access to additional funds (from acceptable sources) to meet the cost of the remainder of study and stay in Australia. Commercial..

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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:37:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac39337745013948f938d04f6f
<![CDATA[What is the level of English proficiency required in Australia?]]> English language skills are a requirement for receiving an Australian student visa. IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge (CAE) and Pearson (PTE) test results are accepted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for visa purposes. Institutions set their own English language requirements for course entry, and the English proficiency score needed for your course may be different to the score needed to secure your visa. You should check entry requirements with your institution. All students have to demonstrate a minimum level of proficiency, measured by..

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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:44:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac39337745013948ff45c95361
<![CDATA[What happens once I have met the pre visa assessments?]]> Once you have met the Pre-visa requirements (PVR), you will be advised to undergo further processing. This includes payment of course tuition fee to the Australian educational institution and a medical examination. It is essential that the student and the accompanying dependent(s) meet the Australian Health requirements before a visa may be granted. This involves a medical check and an x-ray for applicants over 16. Applicants will need to present an original valid passport to identify themselves to the Doctor and Radiologist. In some cases medical results will be referred to Australia and as..

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 04:16:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843933943701394c8b82fa7474
<![CDATA[What is the total processing time for an Australia student visa?]]> As a general rule, applicants should allow a four (4) to six (6) week timeframe for processing of applications. Factors that may delay this processing time include: Medical referral to Australia and the need for any subsequent medical tests; Document verification including educational documents, employment references and bank statements; Applications which are incomplete and require the visa office to make contact with the applicant or the applicant's agent. Click here for details on the Documents required for student visa For Frequent updates you can share..

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 04:22:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843933943701394c90cead76ba
<![CDATA[How important is health insurance to study in Australia?]]> Australia offers a special health cover system to its international students. This is called the Overseas Student Health Cover or OSHC. It is compulsory for all international students to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for themselves and their dependents, where applicable, for the duration of the visa. The OSHC will cover the medical expenses for the duration of time allotted in your student visa. The premium for OSHC is only to be paid once the PVA requirements have been met. The current premiums for OSHC are AUD 274 for a single person and AUD 545 for a whole family. It is..

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 04:26:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843933943701394c948f5d7877
<![CDATA[How much does it approximately cost to study in Australia?]]> Though the cost of studies varies depending on the course you choose and the institute, below is the list of approximate tuition fee: University: Cost of Foundation Studies such as university entrance, preparatory and bridging courses would be A$9,000 to 14,000 a year. Cost of Undergraduate courses Bachelor Degree such as courses in arts, business, economics and law would cost A$14,000 to 35,000 a year. Laboratory-based Bachelor Degree such as science and engineering courses would cost A$14,000 to 35,000 a year. Cost of Postgraduate courses For..

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 04:32:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843933943701394c9a10c27b2a
<![CDATA[Am I allowed to work while I am studying in Australia?]]> Yes, international students are allowed to work while studying if you have been granted permission to work. As international students, there are certain restrictions laid on the number of hours you can work. You cannot undertake work until you have commenced your course in Australia. When your course has commenced you can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during the term and unlimited hours when your course is not in session . As per the job classification and your age, you will be entitled to receive the minimum wages. However, some employers may even pay you more than the basic wages..

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 04:38:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843933943701394c9ff87a7e10
<![CDATA[Are there any scholarships available?]]> Indian students can opt for many scholarships that are available for international students. Most of the scholarships are merit-based and all students applying for the scholarships should meet the eligibility criteria. Students are not required to take up any qualifying exams for these scholarships. However, some students may have to take up the IELTS exams. Australia Awards: The Australia Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and neighbor countries through Australia's extensive scholarship programs.  The Australia Awards are..

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 04:46:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843933943701394ca6c99d024e
<![CDATA[What is a recommendation letter and what should it have?]]> One of the important documents to be included in an application packet of the foreign universities is the Letter of Recommendation. Nearly , every university and college program will ask you for letter of recommendation that is written by your academic advisers, teachers and previous institution staff. Letters of reference or recommendation letters play a very important part in your admission especially in courses that earn you a masters or doctoral degree. It should list your positive and negative qualities, strengths and other such information. The author or teacher must indicate his..

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 05:06:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843933943701394cb995060f29
<![CDATA[What is an application essay or a Statement of Purpose?]]> The Statement of Purpose is the single most important part of your application that will tell the admissions committee who you are, what has influenced your career path so far, your professional interests and where you plan to go from here. The SoP is your chance to talk directly to the admissions committee, to make yourself stand out from among a multitude of similarly qualified candidates, to convince the committee that you have the spark, the thirst for knowledge that could add value to your class. The personal essays, and/or statement of purpose, play a very important role in the..

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 05:12:19 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843933943701394cbeda79134d
<![CDATA[What is a work history resume?]]> Most Indian B-schools accept students into the MBA program without work experience. However, in most foreign universities work experience is a very important criterion for your admission into a B-school. Premier B-schools in most foreign countries requires you to have a minimum of two to four years of work experience. However, there are a good number of schools that also accept freshers.  While most of the B-schools require you to have a minimum of 2-3 years of work experience, AMBA accredited  programs require a minimum of three years work experience. Your work experience has to be..

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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 05:19:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffe843933943701394cc5dcc816f7