Up to 2 years more PSW in Australia from this week - Global Education Times (GET News)

Up to 2 years more PSW in Australia from this week

Starting this week, some foreign students in Australia will have access to 2 more years of PSW (Post Study Work Rights) with the expansion of the regional cities list for immigration purposes.

The definition of regional Australia for migration has changed with effect from 16 November, 2019.

Foreign students who seek to work in Australia with the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485), which grants them post-study work rights, will have access to up to 2 more years of work rights in Australia depending on where they choose to study.

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Adelaide launches A$5000 scholarship for Sri Lanka students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Adelaide launches A$5000 scholarship for Sri Lanka students

An Ambassadors scholarship programme for students in Sri Lanka has been launched in Adelaide by Government of South Australia’s education promotion agency StudyAdelaide.

The competition offers an opportunity for students to become ambassadors of Adelaide, as well as an education and lifestyle experiential tour of Adelaide.

The winning Sri Lanka students candidates will receive a scholarship support package for Adelaide valued at A$5,000 per student, including airfares, living allowance and free access to key festivals and events, allowing students to fully soak up the educational and lifestyle experience of the city.

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International students boost Gold Coast economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students boost Gold Coast economy

The international education and training sector generated A$988 million from foreign students for Australia’s Gold Coast economy in 2018, a growth of 18%, a report from Deloitte Access Economics has stated.

The data revealed that Brazil, China, and India, were the biggest supplier of international students to the Gold Coast, with the sector supporting 4,730 local jobs.

The knock-on effect of international students in the Gold Coast region was that more than 6,200 friends and family of students travelled to the area across the year, generating a further $21 million in tourism revenue.

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Australia student visa now harder to get for India and Pakistan - Global Education Times (GET News)

Australia student visa now harder to get for India and Pakistan

The Australia student visa requirements for those applying from India, Pakistan and Nepal have been tightened by the Australian government.

The assessment category for international students applying for a student visa to study in Australia has been raised from Level 2 to Level 3, which entails more strict scrutiny to qualify.

Australia student visa applications are based on individual merits including educational qualifications, financial requirements and proficiency in English language.

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University graduates in Australia see high salaries and employment rates - Global Education Times (GET News)

University graduates in Australia see high salaries and employment rates

The vast majority (more than 90%) of university graduates in Australia secure full-time work three years after the completion of their degree, according to University World News.

University graduates in Australia have also enjoyed a strong growth in their work salaries, with an average graduate starting salary in the region of AU$58,700, rising to around AU$72,800 just three years after entering the workforce.

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MIT and QUT sign agreement for business students - Global Education Times (GET News)

MIT and QUT sign agreement for business students

MIT Sloan School of Management has signed a five-year agreement with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Business School.

The agreement is a strategic collaboration with a focus on academic exchange, an innovative immersion programmed for MBA and EMBA students at QUT, and enhancing QUT’s entrepreneurship programme via MIT’s global entrepreneurship networks.

This agreement is MIT Sloan’s first collaboration with an Australian university, reflecting the emerging importance of the Pacific Rim to the global economy.

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19 Indian students bag A$500K University of Sydney scholarship - Global Education Times (GET News)

19 Indian students bag A$500K University of Sydney scholarship

19 young Indian students have become recipients of a prestigious new University of Sydney scholarship programme designed specially for Indian students – Sydney Scholars India Scholarship.

The students include Madhullikaa Singh from Bombay and Aryan Bhatia from Delhi, who each received A$20,000 for their Bachelors’ degree programmes.

Worth A$500,000 per annum in total, the Sydney Scholars India Scholarship includes ten A$20,000 per annum grants and fifteen A$10,000 grants besides the two major grants of A$50,000 per annum.

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La Trobe ‘Smart Cities’ research network launched in India - Global Education Times (GET News)

La Trobe ‘Smart Cities’ research network launched in India

Three institutions spearheaded by Australia’s La Trobe University have joined hands to form the ‘Asian Smart Cities Research and Innovation Network’ in India, with a fund of £7.5 million (Indian Rupees 65 crores) available to researchers.

From the three institutitons – The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani and La Trobe University – 50 students will be selected to pursue research on a problem related to the Smart City initiative from the government of India.

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