In the next twenty minutes, I’ll be presenting some general information about popular destinations for SAS students outside the U.S. and U.K. Please know there will be other opportunities for us to work with your children in small-group settings and individually to deliver more specific information and guidance as they start their college research.
Canada is about the size of Europe with six time zones!Nearly all 96 universities are publicHeavily funded by the Canadian government uniformity of qualityAffordable for domestic and international students (tuition fees and cost of living)Strong Co-op programs: U of Waterloo (Ontario); largest co-op placement in the world with 14K+ enrolled studentsTechnology hub: home of Research in Motion (Blackberry line)Strong global reputation: 11 of Canada’s universities appear in the Top 200 world rankings; 3 are in the Top 50 (McGill, UBC, U of Toronto)
Majority of programs are 3-4 years, depending on province and whether degree is general or specialized. Honours degrees indicate a igher level foacacdemic achievement, concentrating in the major subject areas. At some universities, an honours degree may take an additional year to complete. medical research (diverse range of programs including medical schools)U of Toronto, U of Western Ontario, U of Calgary, McGill comprehensive (diverse range of programs; “medium sized”) U of Victoria, York University, Simon Fraser primarily undergraduate (smaller student populations; wide range of programs but fewer graduate options; focus is on undergraduate programs) Saint Mary’s, Trent, Wilfrid Laurier)
Another attractive feature of studying in Canada:you can apply to stay in Canada as a permanent resident- typically a 10-month process compared to 5 years in the U.S.
Canadian to USD = ~1:1Most scholarships are merit-based
Online applications online submissionSupporting documents sent by DHL in our office (at the students’ cost)Students can apply to multiple schools simulataneouslyApply directly to other universitiesApplication deadlines: generally January – March of grade 12 yearAcceptances: February – May of grade 12 year
Similar to the U.S.: most weight is put on the transcript which will show rigor of coursework and preparation AND strength/trends of gradesALSO:Many programs grant credit for strong HL final grades (5+); some may give advanced standing for strong SL scores
Multicultural: 1 in 4 Australians are born outside the country
States:New South Wales (NSW) - South Australia (SA) - Western Australia (WA) – Victoria (VIC) – Queensland (QLD) – Tasmania (TAS)Territories: Northern Territory (NT) - Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
GROUP OF 8: Australian National University, University of New South Wales, U of Melbourne, U of Western Australia, U of Adelaide, Monash U, U of Queensland, U of Sydney
ATAR was introduced in 2009 to unify the university entrance system in Australia where previously each state or territory had its own individual system. It is a numerical measure of a student’s overall academic achievement in HS in relation to that of other students.
PUT ON HANDOUT:Australian Catholic University 2.Australian Maritime College 3.Australian National University 4.Canberra Institute of Technology 5.Charles Sturt University6.Griffith University 7.La Trobe University 8.Macquarie University 9.Southern Cross University 10. University of Canberra 11. University of New England 12. University of New South Wales 13. University of Newcastle 14. University of Sydney 15. University of Technology, Sydney 16. University of Western Sydney 17. University of Wollongong
UAC institutions which accept predicted results:Australian Catholic University •Australian National University •Griffith University •Macquarie University•Southern Cross University •University of New South Wales •University of Sydney •University of Western Sydney •University of Wollongong.
University of MelbourneAbout 1:1 conversion to USD
Jacobs University (Germany) – electrical and computer engineering degree in three years (comprehensive fees €24,000/year = ~33KUSDBocconi University: economics and business in ItalyEcoleHoteliere de Lausanne: hotel and management school in SwitzerlandTilburg University (Netherlands)Vesalius (Belgium): 3-year bachelors degreesIE Business School of Madrid: business programs
Some universities will allow a two-year deferral (U of California, UK universities, U of Illinois, etc.). Students should speak to their counselor regarding the best time to apply for admission – before or during military service. Can depend on student’s high school profile and success. Some may benefit from completing the entire senior year before presenting grades and testing.
University admissions in Korea has been dramatically changing. We have a specific process to support applications to Korean universities and work individually with students to keep them informed of changes. Seoul National and Yonsei are top choices for many of Korean students and their programs are in Korean.
University of Hong Konginternational students: December 30 deadlineTuition: USD14,875 (non-local) / USD5,263 (local; HK Identity Card holder)Accommodation: USD1,150-2.070 per yearLiving expenses: USD5,000 per yearMiscellaneous USD1,875 per year
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Canada andother English-language options
Canada: + Nearly all 96 universities are public Affordable Strong Co-op Strong global reputation
Canada: Types of Programs University: grants bachelors and advanced degrees College: focuses on vocational and technical training Three Types of University Programs: medical research comprehensive primarily undergraduate
Work in Canada International students can work up to 20 hours/week, and up to three years (full- time) post-graduation If you are an international student who graduated from university in Canada, you can apply to stay in Canada as a permanent resident
Canada: 2012-13 Average Tuition Fees Canadian undergraduate students paid $5,581 in tuition fees Undergraduate fees in Ontario were the most expensive: $7,180 Average tuition fees for international students: $17,571 (U of Michigan: US$37,000-40,000)
Canada: Applying Ontario: centralized University Application Center (OUAC) British Columbia: Post-Secondary Application Service Alberta: Apply AlbertaApplication Notification ofDeadline AcceptanceJanuary – February – MayMarch of grade of grade 1212
Canada: What are they looking for? Strong grades with pre-requisite HS courses Less emphasis on extra-curricular activities No official quotas for international students Usually required: online app, transcript including 1st semester senior year, predicted IB grades, TOEFL depending on # years in English- language curriculum Generally not required: SAT/ACT/AP scores (except for non-IB Diploma students, U of Toronto or McGill), reference letters, essays (usually short answers instead), extracurricular
AustraliaMost universities arepublicMulticulturalGreat dollar value forhigher educationHigher cost of livingHigh transportation
Australia School year begins in February (small mid- year intake in July) Most courses are three years Foundation (6-12 months): option for students to gain additional qualifications before entering undergraduate program
Group of Eight The Group of Eight markets itself as the group of Australias Leading Universities. They support this claim by referring to statistics relating to variables such as research outputs, industry links, graduate outcomes, and the competency of their academic staff. The group of 8 member universities are:
The Group of 8 are: The University of Adelaide The Australian National University The University of Melbourne Monash University The University of New South Wales The University of Queensland The University of Sydney The University of Western Australia
Australian TechnologyNetwork The Australian Technology Network is a coalition of five Australian universities that share a common focus on the practical application of tertiary studies and research. The network claims they have a special strength in the way each of the member universities is focused on producing practical outcomes through their academic activity. The result is graduates and research that is closely aligned to the needs of industry and the wider society. The member universities of this network are:
Curtin University of Technology University of South Australia RMIT University University of Technology Sydney Queensland University of Technology
Regional UniversitiesNetwork The Regional Universities Network was formed in 2011 to take advantage of the regional focus of the minority Labor Government. The founding members of this grouping were:
Central Queensland University Southern Cross University University of Ballarat University of New England University of Southern Queensland University of the Sunshine Coast
Innovative ResearchUniversities Innovative Research Universities is a group of seven universities that share a common mode of operation and who believe that by coming together they will be better able to deliver value to their stakeholders. Most importantly, the group believes that they will be able to establish research concentrations and investment across the universities. There will also be opportunities to benchmark against each other along with collaborating in professional development initiatives, e-learning and new information and communications technology, income generation, and industrial issues. The member universities of IRU are:
Flinders University Griffith University La Trobe University Murdoch University University of Newcastle James Cook University Charles Darwin University (joined 2009)
Australia: Admissions Applications usually submitted in September (after SAS graduation) IDP Shanghai Office (sponsored by Australian universities and government) to help counsel international students about study opportunities in Australia Suite 1308, Hong Kong Plaza No 283, Huai Hai Zhong Lu Tel: 6390-6533
Apply At least 2 months before start of semester. Student visa will take 2 months to process With IB Diploma, usually 2 weeks for a decision.
Australia: Admissions Entry Applicants apply to a “Course of Study” at university Courses are typically 3 years, although some courses or course options are 4 and 5 years Qualifications vary Acceptable from SAS: IB Diploma If AP student, contact universities directly.
Australia: Find a course: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au http://www.australian-universities.com/ Universities Admissions Center (UAC) – www.uac.edu.au available to: IB students who are international students Australian citizens or permanent resident visa holders
Other tertiary admissions centers Queensland Tertiary Admissions Center (QTC) - www.qtac.edu.au Victoria Tertiary Admissions Center (VTAC) - www.vtac.edu.au South Australia Tertiary Admissions Center (SATAC) - www.satac.edu.au Western Australia (WA) Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) - www.tisc.edu.au
Matriculation Semester 1 end of Feb/ early March Semester 2 mid July Some Courses require Semester 1 start
Int’l Students Most universities have a separate website for Int’l student applications at University of Melbourne it’s: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/int/how- to-apply You can also apply through Official Overseas Representatives
Australia: IB Predicted Results Most universities require official final results Inquire directly with institutions
Australia: Tuition and Living Fees Undergraduate tuition: A$14,000-35,000 Living costs average AUD$1,400 – 1,900 per month for accommodation, food and transportation Depends on the city and the student’s lifestyle
Europe English language: private; most have U.S. affiliation American Colleges Overseas: American-style degree programs which carry university accreditation by a U.S. accrediting commission (25 universities on www.aco.eu.com) European University Consortium (EUC): a group of institutions in Europe that offer high-quality courses in English in majors ranging from astrophysics, architecture and engineering to arts, business and international relations
In Europe Jacob’s University – Bremen, Germany Suffolk University – Madrid Spain American University Paris – France Bocconi University (Economics & Business) – Milan, Italy IE Business School of Madrid - Spain Vesalius University – Brussels, Belguim Modul University – Vienna, Austria
The Netherlands Webster University – Leiden Amsterdam University College Delft university of Technology University of Leiden Erasmus University of Rotterdam Universteit van Tilburg University of Amsterdam University College Maastricht University College of Ultrecht
Hotel,Restaurant & Hospitality Hotel Management School – Maastricht, The Netherlands Hotel School – Den Haag, The Netherlands Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland Les Roche – Switzerland Glion - Switzerland Swiss Hotel Management School
China NYU Shanghai Fudan University (Language Study) Jiaotung University (Language Study) Nottingham @ Ningboa
Singapore James Cook University (its first international campus) Nanyang Technical University National University of Singapore: February 1st deadline for IBD students NUS and Yale University SATI and II required if decision before final IB grades Singapore Management University: April 1 deadlines
Singapore Male Singaporean citizens or permanent residents must complete National Service before beginning university
Asia Japan: International Christian University Temple University Sophia University Waseda University SILS Asia Pacific University (Beppu) Kwansai Gakuen Doshisha University Korea: Handong Global University KAIST Underwood International College
Hong Kong Different requirements if local versus non-local Most BA programs are 3 years but will be 4 years in 2012 Universityof Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The Middle East NYU – Abu Dhabi University of Wollongong - Dubai Education City, Doha, Qatar – Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, Viginia Commonwealth University, Cornell University Medical School, Texas A&M and Northwestern