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Warning against two student groups

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE NSW government last week issued a warning to international students not to have any dealings with a group purporting to represent their interests. The Deputy Premier, Andrew Stoner, made public the statement after receiving numerous complaints from universities and legitimate groups about the behaviour of individuals associated with the Overseas Students Association and the […]

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Frequently Asked Questions by International Students

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

What are the requirements to apply for a post study working visa after completing a one year Postgraduate course? What is the fee for this type of visa? What are the criteria for this type of visa, including registration? Do I need to take any exams such as IELTS? To be eligible for a Post […]

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Australia to ease student visa rules

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE Abbott government yesterday moved to loosen visa restrictions to attract international students, prompting calls for increased funding for regulators to ensure there was no return to the “visa factory” that marked the height of the 2008-09 higher education boom. From next year, tougher restrictions on students from countries with the highest risk of visa […]

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Australian International Student visa numbers are rising

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The number of visa applications granted for overseas students to study in Australia has increased by approximately 4% marking the second year in a row of growth for the sector. Numbers had previously been falling but the financial year 2012/2013 has seen figures rise with the previous year of 290,761 applications lodged compared with 280,003, […]

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Australian jobs for overseas graduates

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Education Minister Christopher Pyne: “We need new architecture in international education.” Picture: Ray Strange. Source: The Australian EDUCATION Minister Christopher Pyne has promised to open the jobs market to more overseas students who have graduated from Australian universities, as a means of rehabilitating the stagnant $14 billion international education industry. In his first speech on […]

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Support for foreign students to stay in Australia: study

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

  Nearly three-quarters of Australians believe international students should be encouraged to stay in the country after completing their university studies, according to a survey. Universities Australia has released research on perceptions of the tertiary sector on the eve of this week’s higher education conference in Canberra. About 80 per cent of 300 business representatives […]

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Why international medical students deserve a place in Australian hospitals

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne writes: Amid Australia’s ongoing doctor shortage, the health system risks losing dozens of Australian-trained, foreign-born doctors because of a shortage of intern places. The Australian Medical Students Association estimates the system needs 182 intern places to ensure all international students can finish their medical training and gain full registration as doctors. […]

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Canberra attracts more international students

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The Australian National University (ANU) and University of Canberra have increased their international student numbers, bucking the national trend. So far this year the ANU has enrolled 5,392 international students. That is 40 more than in 2011. At the University of Canberra (UC) overseas students increased by 4 per cent in semester one to […]

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The future’s bright down under

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

 With seven of the world’s top 100 universities, Australia has confirmed its position as one of the world’s leading destinations for international students. Australia has always punched above its weight in the QS World University Rankings, and 2012 is no exception. In fact, Australia’s haul of seven universities in the global top 100 is bettered […]

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NSW GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES TRAVEL DISCOUNTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

IEAA glad to announce that after lobbying number of years, Australian NSW Government agreed to give student travel discounts for International Students.  The NSW Government has announced public transport fare discounts for international students as part of ongoing efforts to promote the State as a world-class location for international education.   Premier Barry O’Farrell made the announcement […]

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