AUG Student Services (AUG) would like to invite you to the biggest Australia Education Fair in May - GO! Australia Education Fair from 2/5 till 11/5 at 6 major cities (Kuching, Penang, Subang Jaya, KL, Melaka & Kuantan) in Malaysia.
Students & parents can enquire about education in Australia and apply to all Australian universities & Colleges. AUG also provide free advises on Australia education placement, student visa, travel & accommodation arrangement. Full and partial scholarships available and application fee waiver on event days. July & October 2016 intake is now open.
Student can contact AUG @ 012-9699890 for more info or like our AUG fanpage : www.fb.com/augmalaysia and Pre-Register at tinyurl.com/GoAustralia16.
In QS 2015/16 World universities ranking, NUS ranks No.12 and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore is No.13. The highest ranking from Australia is Australia National University (No. 19), University of Melbourne and University of Sydney are No.42 and 45 respectively.
In my opinion, AUSMAT (Australian matriculation) is much shallow than the Cambridge A Level. The duration for AUSMAT is between 8-14 months whereas A Level is 18-24 months.
Let me use an example of enrolment into an engineering degree to demonstrate the difference :
- With A level, students can enroll into a UK university to pursue a 3 years engineering undergraduate degree. Student can continue another 1-2 years for an engineering master degree.
- With AUSMAT, students have to study 4 years for the same engineering undergraduate degree in Australia.
For the same amount of money pay to Australia pre-U and tertiary education, you can enroll into better ranking and cheaper English-medium universities in Asia like in Singapore and HK.
" An estimated one in four overseas students studying in Australia is facing financial hardship. For thousands of international students living in Australia, extreme financial hardship leaves them struggling to afford a decent meal, the expert says. Associate Professor Sophie Arkoudis from the University of Melbourne has studied higher education and the role of international students in Australia.Her studies in the area show that almost a quarter of all international students studying in Australia are experiencing extreme financial hardship. A food truck for the homeless now making a weekly stop at the University of Tasmania is being used by some students. "
" University of Tasmania student EJ Yeoh from Malaysia agreed many overseas students faced financial hardships in Australia. "[It's a] huge shock, because I'm from Penang Malaysia, which we have street food and we just have food everywhere and super cheap, and coming here everything is just expensive," she said. She said many students did not have the financial means for further support and felt a sense of shame if they spoke up."