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Australia

  1. 1. APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY IN AUSTRALIA
  2. 2. THINKING ABOUT AUSTRALIA?• 6 States • New South Wales • Queensland • South Australia • www.studyadelaide.com • Tasmania • Victoria • http://www.visitvictoria.com/Information/Study.aspx • Western Australia• 2 Territories • Northern Territory • Australian Capital Territory• List of Universities in Australia • www.AustralianUniversities.com.au
  3. 3. THINKING ABOUT AUSTRALIA?• Rankings • www.topuniversities.com • www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university- rankings/2012-13/world-ranking • http://www.arwu.org/ARWU2010.jsp
  4. 4. THINKING ABOUT AUSTRALIA?• Australian Education International • www.aei.gov.au• Group of 8 (top research based universities in Australia) • www.go8.edu.au• Australian Technological Network • www.atn.edu.au• Innovative Research Universities • www.iru.edu.au
  5. 5. THINKING ABOUT AUSTRALIA?• General Information for Citizens and International Students • www.study.australia.edu • www.australia.edu• Information for International Students • www.studyinaustralia.gov.au • www.immi.gov.au
  6. 6. TIMELINE FOR ENTRY AND APPLICATION• 2 Start Times • Beginning of the Year – end of February • Mid-Year entry - July• Deadlines for applications are generally 4-5 months prior to the start date • Oct/Nov – for February start • March/April – for July start• Application Decisions • Approximately 4 weeks after application
  7. 7. START DATE• Some things to consider when deciding if you will begin courses in February or July: • Program of Study • Time Off after HS graduation • Orientation/Settling In • Visa Issues/Timing
  8. 8. APPLICATION PROCESS• Australian Citizens • Most applications are through the state system • Victoria – VTAC – www.vtac.edu.au • Queensland – QTAC – www.qtac.edu.au • South Australia – SATAC – www.satac.edu.au • Western Australia – TISC – www.tisc.edu.au• International Students • Apply through university websites• University of Sydney • All applications are through Universities Admissions Center • www.uac.edu.au
  9. 9. ADMISSION DECISIONS• Based on “Numbers” • No teacher recommendations required • Essays, if any, are minimal• With IB Diploma • In Australia, admissions decisions are based on your predicted or final IB scores • IB scores are converted into an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) or other equivalent • ISM can send your transcript and predicted IB scores • You must send your final IB scores to the university• Without IB Diploma • Some programs will allow direct entry with high GPA and SATs • Foundation year probably required • Need SAT scores
  10. 10. FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS• Fees • Depend on program• Scholarships - Citizens • Available through university • Check each school’s website• Scholarships – International • Tend to be based on merit (grades, leadership, etc.) • http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/en/Study- Costs/Scholarships
  11. 11. HOUSING• Separate process from admissions• You can apply for housing before you complete an application• You should apply for housing early• For February enrollment date, housing application should be completed by October…..approximately one month before you submit your application• Housing is not guaranteed for international students
  12. 12. QUESTIONS?

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