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  • What Should I know about the local Australian culture? minus icon for close question plus icon for open question

    It’s always good to get connected with people rather than feeling lonely. While being connected through culture, the bond gets closer and stronger while we get to know about the culture that next person. Through the exchange of lifestyle, you can feel like home in a foreign land surrounded by people with uniqueness. Australia is rich in culture and has diversity in it.

    The culture of Australia is primarily a Western culture, to some extent derived from Britain but also influenced by the unique geography of Australia, the cultural input of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other Australian people. The dominant religion in Australia is Christianity, with about 52% of the population identifying as Christian.

    Australians are generally laid back, open and direct.

  • The 457 visa ban won’t have any direct impact on foreign students. Similarly, a student visa holder won’t be affected by the 457 visa changes. However, if students plan to apply for the 457 Visa, they will be in the same position as other people applying for the 457 Visa.  

    Students looking to get work visa will have to apply for the permanent visa directly, rather than risking a temporary working visa.

  • When you reach to Australia as a Student but still be working as a part-time employee, it takes a little time for you to get to know about the system and culture. As soon as you get familiar with places and manage your basics, you can start looking after any jobs which can support your financial need as well as boost your skill. As an international student in Australia, you shouldn’t think of getting dream jobs at first go.

    You can find a job in Australia through many jobs finding sites and as well as through the links you have of the people already living in Australia. You can go through some of the websites below.

    www.seek.com.au

    www.careerone.com.au

    www.oneshift.com.au

    www.spotjobs.com

    www.gumtree.com.au

  • First and foremost, receiving a scholarship in Australia is tedious. There are a set of things, you need before applying for a scholarship. Similarly, there are a few scholarship programs funded by the Institutions/organization for International Students such as Australia Awards, Destination Australia, Provider scholarships, etc. However, some have their own requirements for scholarships, while others don’t. 

    In case, you are applying for PhD then most Universities in Australia have a ranking system for PhD applicants. This ranking system has a few criteria which include,

    • Academic reference 

    • Publications ( 2-3 is adequate to get most points)

    • Previous academic record

    • Work Experience 

    • Minimum IELTS score (as per the University)

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