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Study in Regional Areas in Australia

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In recent years, more and more international students prefer to study in Regional Areas in Australia. The Australian government reported an increase of 10% of international students choosing to study in the Regional Areas in the year of 2018. Most of the students were reportedly from China, India, Nepal, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States of America.

Not only that,  Regional Australia Institute reported that about 32,000 Australian millennials moved away from big cities and started to live in the Regional Area from the period 2011 to 2016. 

But where are Regional Areas and why both Australian millennials and international students prefer to stay and study in these areas? 

List of Regional Areas in Australia

Regional Australia includes all of the towns, small cities and areas that lie beyond the major capital cities. According to the Australian Government, the areas below are the listed regional areas.

State

Areas

New South Wales

Everywhere except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong

Northern Territory

Everywhere in the territory

Queensland

Everywhere except the greater Brisbane area 

South Australia

Everywhere in the state

Tasmania

Everywhere in the state

Victoria

Everywhere except Melbourne

Western Australia

Everywhere except city of Perth and surrounding areas

Why Study in Regional Areas in Australia?

1. Low Cost of Living

Bigger cities such as Melbourne and Sydney have a very high cost of living due to the expensive accommodation. According to news.com.au, the cost of living in Sydney, New South Wales  is AUD$ 2,681.48 while Hobart, Tasmania is only AUD$ 1,208.33. The cost difference between these 2 cities is AUD $1,473.15. So, studying in the Regional Area will definitely save you some money and you can use that to explore Australia while on summer break.

2. Enjoy the nature of Australia

You will get away from the busy lifestyle in the cities and you will enjoy the breeze of Australian beaches. You will not be pressured and stressed to follow their hectic life because you will be able to study in a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. You will be surrounded with nature yet equipped with advanced city facilities. Now it is understandable why Australian millennials chose to stay in the Regional Areas.

3. Migration Opportunities

Graduates with a bachelor or higher qualification from a regional campus of a registered institution will be eligible for an additional 2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa. This will  eventually lead to an extra 5 points on the Immigration Points Tests, which may boost your opportunity to gain Permanent Residency in Australia. To know more about the post-study work visa, contact us now!

So, if you are interested in studying in one of the Regional Areas in Australia, we have prepared all the universities in the Regional Areas along with their top programs below.

Top Universities to Study according to Regional Areas in Australia

New South Wales (NSW)

Although many people travel to NSW to visit Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, NSW has a lot more to offer because it has a total of 15 different regions that you can surely explore while you are on a study break. You can go to Griffith metropolitan city in Riverina to explore the rich Italian heritage city, Southern Highlands to visit the colonial architecture or to the South Coast to discover its beaches. 

The regional areas in NSW are everywhere except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong. Therefore, we have listed the universities that are located in the NSW regional areas alongside their top programs.

University

Top Programs

Intake

University of Wollongong

Business, Communication, Engineering, Education & Nursing

March & July

Charles Sturt University

Agriculture, Pharmacy, Accounting, Horticulture & Environmental Science

January, June & October

Southern Cross University

Agriculture, Business, Psychology, Environmental Science & Education

February, June & October

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Victoria

The State of Victoria, official name, is the second-smallest state in Australia and the name was given to honour Queen Victoria, who was the ruler of British empire in 1851. Victoria has a lot of fun adventures to offer such as skiing, hiking,surfing and wineries. Together with your university friends, you can go skiing in 1 of the 7 alpine resorts, camping in the Wilsons Promontory National Park or take a stroll along the popular Brighton beach..

The whole Victoria is considered as Regional Areas except for the Melbourne metropolitan area. Take a look at the recommended universities with the top programs below if you are interested to study in the State of Victoria.

University

Top Programs

Intake

Federation University Australia

Arts, Criminology, Engineering, Education & Visual Arts

February & July

La Trobe University

Archaeology, Nursing, Sociology, Psychology & Accounting and Finance

February & July

Deakin University 

Nursing, Education, Psychology, Business & Sport Science.

March, July & November

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Queensland

One of the top international airlines, Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) was established in this state in 1920. Queensland is the second largest state in the country and it is nearly 5 times the size of Japan. The best part of studying in Queensland is not just you can cuddle with a koala in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the wax museum where you can pose with famous figures but it also has low living expenses and the people are very friendly!

Other than the greater Brisbane area, the rest of the areas in Queensland are considered as regional areas. If you want to study in this state, check out the recommended universities with the top programs.

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Queensland

Engineering, Education, Environmental Studies & Psychology

February & September

Griffith University

Hospitality Management, Pharmacy, Nursing,Medicine & Business

February, June & October

James Cook University

Agriculture, Environmental Studies & Earth and Marine Science

February & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Western Australia (WA)

Hugging one third of the country, Western Australia (WA) is the biggest state in Australia. WA is known for its long-day sunshine, beautiful blue skies and Mediterranean climate. WA has less crowded population which results in less traffic congestion. Besides, you do not have to worry if you are an international student because people of more than 200 different nationalities live, work and study in this state, speak over 170 languages and practice many religions. You will always feel welcome and respected in this cultural diverse state.

You can study and live anywhere in Western Australia except in Greater Perth because it is not a Regional Area. The recommended universities are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Western Australia

Engineering,Computer Science and Information Systems, Linguistics & Sport- Related Subjects

February & July

Edith Cowan University

Performing Arts, Cybertechnology, Education, Nursing & Engineering

February & July

Curtin University

Engineering, Architecture, Nursing & Accounting and Finance

April & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

South Australia

There are so many reasons to study in South Australia (SA). First, South Australia is known as the seafood capital of Australia as it offers fresh local seafood. Then, SA is the home to an internationally famous wildlife haven called Kangaroo Island. You can visit the island to learn more about wildlife in Australia. Not only that, you can attend multiple music and sporting festivals in Adelaide, the city of South Australia, because it hosts a chain of festivals throughout the year. 

All areas in South Australia are considered as Regional Areas and the recommended universities with the top programs are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Adelaide

Dentistry, Nursing, Engineering, Medicine & Pharmacy

April & July

University of South Australia

Nursing, Sport-Related Subjects, Architecture, Education & Engineering

January & July

Flinders University

Nursing, Education, Agriculture & Sociology

February & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Tasmania

Tasmania is very famous for its mesmerising island with plenty to offer. You will be able to enjoy an authentic Australian experience, build up your English skills and make Australian friends because of the lower proportion of international students in Tasmanian classes. The tuition fees and living expenditure is lower compared to many cities across Australia. Not to forget, Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.

This island could be the place where you will spend your university life and the best part is the whole island is a regional area. The one and only recommended university in Tasmania is:

University

Top Programs

Intake

University of Tasmania

Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Earth and Marine Science & Education

February & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is where you can find the two breath-taking natural rock formations, the Uluru (above) and The Olgas. This state has the highest job employment rate compared to other states, making it easier for the students to find jobs after graduation. If you are not really a big fan of winter but want an international experience, Northern Territory is suitable for you. It has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season all year long.

Every areas in the Northern Territory is a regional area and the recommended university with the top programs are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

Charles Darwin University

Engineering, Environmental Science, Accounting, Education & Psychology

March, July & August

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

If you are still uncertain which Regional Areas to study, do not hesitate to contact us now. We offer a FREE consultation service to guide you so you can enter the right university for your future. 

Read more:

Top Universities to study in Regional Australia 2020

Top reasons to study in Queensland (2020)

The Five Benefits Studying at Regional University

List of Regional Universities in Australia 2019 

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Health Science Courses in Malaysia 2020

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You have a burning passion to save lives and make an impact in society. You feel comfortable and want to work either in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, pharmacies, or even nursing homes. You are considering a career in the Health Science industry one day but uncertain which course to study. Let us dive in and understand the Health Science field.

What is Health Science?

Health Science is a large group of disciplines using the application of engineering, mathematics, science, and technology to deliver health care to humans and animals. This field focuses on the study, research, understanding, and the applications of how humans and animals function to improve their health. 

Not only that, Health Science emphasizes health care, health promotion, disease prevention, and improving the lives of their patients.  

What are the disciplines in Health Science?

Health Science comprises a wide variety of disciplines and you can choose which one would you like to venture in for your education. Examples of the disciplines in Health Science are:

This is the study of health care practice to diagnose, treat, and prevent sickness and injury in someone’s life. Usually, students study medicine before their pursuit to become a medical practitioner such as a nurse, doctor, or even surgeon.

This area focuses on human oral health in which dentists will examine, diagnose and treat patients’ oral conditions. Not only that, dentists specializing in this area are allowed to perform surgery to improve the oral conditions of a patient.

Science of behavior and mental processes in which mental health is diagnosed and treated such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), depression or even Schizophrenia. Psychologists or psychiatrists will help the patients to improve their mental health by prescribing medications, psychotherapy, or other suitable methods.

Science and techniques for preparing, dispensing, and reviewing drugs and provide additional clinical services. The correct drugs with the correct dose will help to cure diseases but the wrong prescription may cause a fatal accident. 

The study of human eyes and how to improve visuals either through visual devices such as eyeglasses and contact lenses or through eye surgery.

Focuses on human wellbeing and helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists usually can help with asthma, back pain and in preparing for childbirth.

This is a field where diseases are being studied and researched to find the treatment. Usually, students will learn more about human anatomy, microbiology, genetics, and biochemistry to understand the diseases and thus, be able to find the cure.

8. Medical Imaging

This is a technique and process of creating visual representations of the interior of a body for clinical analysis and medical intervention. Examples of imaging are X-ray radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound.

This examines the interaction between the environment and human health. It focuses on the natural & built environments for the benefits of society. It will examine areas such as the quality of air, water and nutritious food.

Skills to Study Health Science

Attention to details

Students will be dealing with lives. Therefore, it goes without saying that students must have a full concentration in every detail to avoid mistakes that will lead to tragedy.

Problem-solving skills

You will be solving cases that require your knowledge. You need to troubleshoot and find a solution that will help others.

Ability to work well under pressure

You will be pushed to reach your full potential limit either in taking exams or diagnosing patients. You are required to think and decide fast as every second is important to save lives.

Science and Mathematical skills

Students must have a strong passion and in-depth knowledge in Science and Mathematics. This is because a wrong application of knowledge may cause a life.

Career Opportunities

General Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement: A-Level, STPM, UEC, Diploma, IB, Foundation or equivalent
For enquiries on any other entry requirement than above, contact us now 😃

Top Universities to Study Health Science in Malaysia

Below is the list of universities according to the principles of Health Science.

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

5 years

RM 395,500

Mahsa University

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

5 years

RM 381,850

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

SEGi University

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

5 years

RM 351,100

Mahsa University

Doctor of Dental Surgery

5 years

RM 409,150

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Bachelor of Psychology

3 years

RM 39,500

Monash University

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

4 years

RM26,925

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

4 years

RM165,510

Mahsa University

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

4 years

RM 103,650

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

SEGi University

Bachelor of Optometry

4 years

RM100,000

Management and Science University

Bachelor of Optometry

4 years

RM100,000

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

Mahsa University

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

4 years

RM103,740

INTI International University & Colleges

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy

4 years

RM92,689

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)

3.5 years

RM31,500

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Bachelor of Biomedical Science 

3 years

RM45,000

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Fee (2020)

MAHSA University

Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Hons)

4 years

RM78,640

Universities

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of Nottingham

Bachelor of Environmental Science

3 years

RM46,000

MAHSA University

Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons)

4 years

RM65,600

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Study at Griffith University 2020

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History of Griffith University

Griffith University is a public research university situated in South East Queensland. It was established in 1971. Griffith initially started out with one campus and 451 students, since then, the university has been growing steadily to accommodate over 50,000 students across 5 physical campuses and 1 digital campus which was launched in 2018. The university is environmentally friendly and socially conscious with the purpose of providing students better experiences while studying.

Griffith University Rankings

Griffith is a highly reputable university in Australia which provides degrees that are internationally recognized , with over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for students to choose from.They were also Australia’s first institution to introduce degrees in areas such as environmental science and Asian Studies.

Griffith is ranked 19th as a young university in Australia and amongst the Top 2% of universities worldwide. They have maintained a position at 37th in the Top 50 university under 50 years in 2020 under QS world University rankings. The institution also offers subjects ranked in the Top 100 in the world:

Program

Global Subject Ranking 

Australian Subject Ranking

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

20

2

AUD$ 28,500

Bachelor of Nursing

32

6

AUD$ 31,500

Bachelor of Sport Development

33

6

AUD$ 32,000

Bachelor of Social Science 

51 – 100

5

AUD$ 28,500

Furthermore, Queensland Conservatorium is one of Australia’s leading performing arts schools offering a variety of degree programs in areas such as Classical Music, Jazz, Musical Acting, Music Technology and Education. It is a part of Griffith University, making it the only university in Queensland to be ranked in the Top 50 Performing Arts Universities 2020.
Here are a few of the recommended courses from the department of Performing Arts at Griffith :

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Arts 

3 years 

AUD $28,500

Bachelor of Acting 

3 years 

AUD $31, 000

Bachelor of Musical Theater

3 yearsAUD$ 31,000

Bachelor of Music  

3 years AUD $31, 500

For more information about the course entry requirements and application process, please contact Excel Education.

In addition to the above mentioned courses ranked globally, there is a wide range of reputed courses available at Griffith from the following teaching schools : Arts, Education and Law, Griffith Business School, Griffith Health, Griffith Sciences.

The following are a few of the recommended courses at Griffith University :

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Engineering

4 years 

AUD$ 35,500 

Bachelor of Pharmacy
[Recognized by Pharmacy Board Malaysia

4 years

AUD$ 33,000

Bachelor of Business

3 years

AUD$ 28,500

Bachelor of Information Technology

3 years 

AUD$ 31,000

If you are interested to know more about the available programs and application process, Please contact Excel Education.

Griffith University Clubs and Societies

Griffith strongly believes in life beyond academics which is why the university aims to ensure that all students are provided with top quality teaching as well as extra curricular activities. Griffith has a wide range of clubs and societies for students to participate in. Students can take a break from their studies and engage in extracurricular activities to make new friends with the same interests and learn from one another.
Griffith Gold Coast campus activities are overlooked and handled by Student Guild, which is designed to complement academic experiences and meet student’s social and welfare needs. For more information please proceed to Griffith Clubs and Societies

Griffith's Student Support Services

Griffith offers a comprehensive range of student support services to assist students through their academic and personal lives at the university. 

The following are a few of the Student Support services available at Griffith : 

  • Academic Support – English help, technical support and consultations are offered to help students with any of the difficulties they are facing with their studies.
  • Personal support needs – Students can connect with counselors, international student advisers, student advocacy groups and a range of services that to assist student with any personal needs.
  • Cultural Support Services – It is quite common for international students to experience cultural shock from relocating to a new country, therefore, cultural support services are in place to help students smoothen the process of settling down in a new environment.
  • Employability Support – Students can gain access to resources and information to help enhance their skills and knowledge required to develop a professional profile to get ready for the world of employment upon graduation.

If you are interested to know more about the extra curricular activities and support services at Griffith, Please contact Excel Education.

Living in Queensland

Studying abroad can be quite expensive, especially when it comes to tuition fees, accommodation and general living expenses. Griffith University offers on-campus accommodation across all campuses. Most of the accommodation are apartment style and is close to all campuses, local shops, and sport facilities and considerably quite cheaper than living in other major cities such as Sydney or Melbourne. 

Furthermore, It is important to keep in mind that Griffith’s campuses are located in two of the cheapest cities to study and live in Australia : the Gold Coast and Brisbane. 

The Gold Coast is ranked 1st for affordability in Australia and 84th in the world. Weekly student expenditure varies between an average of AUD$480-$520. Brisbane is the 4th cheapest city to live in Australia and ranked 22nd “Best Student Cities in 2019”. Students on average would have to spend approximately AUD$500 – $533 per week for general expenses. 

To know more about studying at Queensland check “Top reasons to study in Queensland 2020”

Furthermore, studying at Griffith has many benefits apart from its  academia and extra curricular activities. Recently it was announced that the Gold Coast has been classified as a Regional Area in Australia. As a result, students graduating from Griffith are eligible for 1 year work permit visa in addition to many other benefits such as being awarded extra points when applying for Skilled Migrant Visa in Australia. To know more about Regional Australia and its benefits check “Top Universities to study in Regional Australia 2020”

If you are interested to know more about studying and living in Queensland, Please contact Excel Education.

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Top reasons to study in Queensland (2020)

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The opportunity to study in Queensland is one of a kind. Queensland is the second largest city in Australia and the nation’s third-largest Economy. It has a rich history spanning over 1000 years. It is situated in the north-east of the country, with a population of over 5,000,000. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is also the largest city in the state and 3rd largest in Australia. It is often referred to as the “Sunshine State”.

Tourism fuels the state’s economy. Because, it’s an expansive area. Therefore, has many landscapes to explore ranging from tropical coastal areas to dry inland’s and sensual rain-forests. Tourists can enjoy the vast mountain range such as Bunya Mountains and Great Dividing Range. Those who like to spend time in the coastal areas can check in to the state’s most popular beaches ; Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. In addition, the world’s largest coral reef system is also located off the coast of Queensland; The Great Barrier Reef. Other smaller locations to take note of are some of the majestic waterfalls such as the Wallaman Falls and Josephine Falls.

Let’s look at a few reasons why studying in a university in Queensland might be the best option for you. 

1-  Academic Excellence

Did you know that Queensland is home to some of the high ranked universities in the world? With subjects ranked in the top 100 in the world? Queensland has a world class education system attracting over 85,000 students from over 160 countries. Studying in Queensland will allow you to choose from a diverse range of academic degree programs. Catered to your strengths and potential. Further, the study programs will help you gain a deeper understanding of the real world. It will also enhance the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the world of employment.

Top Universities to study in Queensland

University of Queensland
Griffith University
Queensland University of Technology
James Cook University

Studying in University of Queensland

History and Campuses
University of Queensland is a public research university located in the capital of Queensland. UQ is the 5th oldest university in Australia and therefore, is a leading and highly reputed university in the world. The university accommodates around 54,000 students including around 18,000 international students.
The main campus is St.Lucia and Gatton campus is the largest campus of UQ. There are other campuses and facilities located around Queensland as well. 

University of Queensland Rankings
UQ is consistently ranked in the top world’s universities and is a founding member of the Group of Eight. UQ has won more Australian Awards for Teaching than any other university in Australia. UQ is ranked 47th in the world in 2019. As a leading prestigious university, they teach some of the world’s highest ranked subjects:

  • Sports-related subjects – 2nd
  • Engineering – Mineral and Mining – 5th
  • Environmental Studies – 11th
  • Agriculture and Forestry – 17th
  • Education and Training – 19th
  • Nursing – 21st
  • Psychology – 23rd
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management – 27th
  • Pharmacy – 31st
  • Geography – 37th

Student Activities 
UQ actively encourages and supports students to engage in extra-curricular activities on campus. This is in aim to enhance student’s experiences beyond academics. They offer a number of activities ranging from sports, clubs and societies, Music, Arts and cultural events. 

Let’s look in to few of the degree programs available at University of Queensland.

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$38,112

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$43,504

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,352

Bachelor of Nursing

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$34,736

Bachelor of Business Management

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$42,272

If you are interested in knowing more about University of Queensland, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Studying in Griffith University

History and Campuses
Griffith University was established over 40 years ago in South East Queensland. Their teaching spans over six campuses and one of it is an online campus. Their vision is to be one of the most influential universities in Australia and in the Asia-Pacific region.

Griffith University Rankings
Griffiths focus is contributing to society by transforming students into remarkable people by providing excellent education and research. Griffith is regarded highly as a young university. They have maintained its position as the 37th University in the 2020 QS World university rankings Top 50 under 50 years. They introduced some of Australia’s first degrees in areas such as Environmental science, dental technology, forensic science and Asian studies. In addition, they happen to teach some subjects ranked in the top 100 in the world
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management – 20th
  • Nursing – 32nd
  • Sports-related subjects – 33rd
  • Performing Arts – 35th
  • Development studies – ranked between 51-100 

These ranking have contributed to Griffith being ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

Student Activities
In addition to excellent academics, Griffith focuses on getting its students to actively participate in extracurricular activities. This is to help shape their experiences and prepare them for life beyond graduation. Griffith has over 120 clubs and societies which includes activities that take place each trimester.

They also include off-campus activities to help students relax. These include; Chill out days with live music, massages and henna tattoos, End-of trimester theme parties, Performances, cultural fiestas and toga parties.
Now Let’s take a look at a few of the many Degree programs available at Griffith University which you can choose from. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fees (2020)

Bachelor of International tourism and hospitality management

3 years (Full time)

$28,500 

Bachelor of Nursing

3 years (Full time)

$31,500

Bachelor of Musical Theater 

3 years (Full time)

$31,000 

Bachelor of Pharmacy

4 years (Full time)

$33,000

Bachelor of Sport Development 

3 years (Full time)

$32,000

If you would like to know more about Griffith University, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Studying in Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
History and Campuses
QUT was founded and granted university status in 1989. It is a public research university located in 2 campuses across urban coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland. QUT enrolls around 50,000 students, including 9,000 international students from over 120 countries. The institution offers approximately 400 undergraduate and postgraduate degree options. 

QUT Rankings
QUT is highly recognized despite being a young university. It is ranked 19th in the QS Top 50 under 50 years. QUT is also highly regarded for some of the subjects taught at their campuses as they are ranked in the Top 50 in QS World University Ranking by subjects:

  • Communication and Media Studies : 16th
  • Nursing : 35th
  • Art & Design : 41
  • Sports-Related : 51-100
  • Performing Arts : 51-100 

Student Activities
QUT has a wide range of clubs and societies to join to take away stress from all the work. They encourage students to join sports clubs such as Dodgeball, Cheer and Dance, Hiking, Yoga and Rowing etc to keep yourself fit and entertained throughout your academic period. They also have clubs for international students for their respective countries to help them feel right at home.

Let us take a quick look at some of the degree options available. 

Program

Duration

Indicative annual fee (2020)

Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

3 years (Full time)

AUD$31,400

Bachelor of Nursing

3 years (Full time)

AUD$36,300

Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)

3 years (Full time)

AUD$36,300

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

3 years (Full time)

AUD$34,9000

Bachelor of Arts (Drama)

3 years (Fill time)

AUD$31,200

If you are interested to know more about Queensland University of Technology, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Studying in James Cook University (JCU)

History and Campuses 
JCU was established on 1961 making it the second oldest public university in Queensland. The main campuses are located in Cairns and Townsville. JCU also has study centers in Mount Isa, Mackay and Thursday Island. Over 4,000 students study in Cairns including about 400 international students. Townsville campus is the largest of all JCU campuses, accommodating over 13,000 students including around 1,200 international students. 

JCU Rankings
JCU’s main fields of research includes Marine Sciences, Sustainable Development, Biodiversity, Tourism and Engineering. JCU’s research has received some of the highest rankings. Excellence in Research for Australia evaluates quality of research in each field in all Australian universities. 83% of JCU’s research areas were ranked “world-class or above”. That is, 38 out of 46 research field. Out of this 38 fields, JCU received “Well above world standard in 8 research areas:

  • Environmental science and management
  • Ecology
  • Geology
  • Ecological applications
  • Plant biology
  • Medical microbiology
  • Fisheries sciences
  • Organic chemistry

JCU has been ranked 43rd in the QS top 50 under 50 years. And includes few other subjects ranked in the Top 150 in the world:

  • Environmental studies: 51-100
  • Earth and Marine Sciences: 51-100
  • Agriculture and Forestry: 101-150

Student Activities
JCU focuses on engaging students in their clubs and societies to help them have a fulfilling and exciting academic journey. They have many course based clubs, sports clubs as well as society and culture clubs to be a part of. 

Let’s take a look at a few graduate degree programs available at JCU

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Marine Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$37,680

Bachelor of Environmental Practice

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$34,480

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$35,800

Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,400 

Bachelor of Geology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$37,360

If you would like to know more about James Cook University, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

2 – Cheapest and affordable cities in Queensland

As a student, one of the biggest worries is the cost of living. This includes tuition fees, accommodation and day to day general expenses. However, Queensland is home to two of the cheapest and affordable cities to study and live in; Brisbane and Gold Coast.

Gold Coast is ranked 1st for affordability in Australia and 84th globally as one of the best student cities. Gold coast is quite similar to Brisbane in terms of affordability, however, it is a little cheaper. Weekly expenditure for a student would range between AU$480-$512. Rent in Gold Coast is 40% lower than that of Sydney and it also has one of the lowest Undergraduate fees in comparison to other Australian cities.

Brisbane is the 4th cheapest city to live in Australia. Living costs are lower than any major Australian cities such as Sydney. It was also ranked 22nd in “Best student cities in 2019”. Students would have to spend around AU$500-$533 a week including rent, food, transport and general expenses whereas, in Sydney it would range between AU$600-$700 per week.

It is also important to keep in mind, that as a student with restricted finances, Queensland is a very reasonable state to live in. It has universities offering top-class education at low tuition fees such as that of Griffith University.

3 – Cultural Diversity in Queensland

Studying abroad allows students to  meet individuals from various countries, backgrounds and cultures. Apart from the sunny, beautiful tourist destinations in Queensland, it is also extremely diverse in culture. Therefore, if you are someone who sees diversity as an important factor in where you’d like to study and live in, then Queensland is the place to be, as you can reap the benefits of a multicultural environment. The state is abundant in different cultures and with people who are not restricted to adopt one particular lifestyle. They are open minded people from different walks of life and enjoy forming friendships that are long lasting. It is very easy to find a wide range of food and activities representing almost any country in the world.

The Government has an incessant need to celebrate cultural diversity and multicultural events. Since Queensland is recognized as a state with a long history of migration, The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring that all Queenslanders can participate and celebrate the society, whether born in or migrated to the state. As a result, they have placed the Queensland Cultural Diversity Policy which focuses on improving and supporting the continued growth of strong culturally diverse communities in the state. Further, $1.3 million was used to fund over 150 multicultural events held throughout the state in 2019 as Queensland is home to people from about 220 different countries who speak over 180 languages and identify with over 110 different faiths.

One city in particular stands out as one of the most diverse student cities based on QS Best Student Cities 2019:

Brisbane – is ranked 9th in the top 10 most diverse student cities in the world since a large number of the student population comes from countries outside of Australia. Thereby, making it one of the ultimate choices for students who are looking to gain a top class education and embrace different cultural experiences.

4 – Part-time work in Queensland

As the 3rd largest Economy in Australia, Queensland is considered a gateway to a wide range of career paths and advantages. It provides a stable and safe environment for International students with a strong economy. Queensland also has an abundance of  service industries and an internationally-renowned tourism industry. Which opens up many career opportunities. The first step to obtaining a permanent employment position is to engage in Volunteering, Working while studying and Vocational placements. This improves work experience and increases the chances of being hired by a suitable employer. Therefore, students can earn while studying.

An added advantage is that apart from greater Brisbane, majority of the cities in Queensland is a designated Regional Area. Therefore, those who are eligible are allowed to apply for a resident visa. The next section will cover all about Regional Areas in Australia.

If you would like to know more about studying in Queensland, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

5 – Gold Coast is classified as “Regional Area”

Regional Australia was designed by the Australian Government to promote certain areas of the country, especially for immigration purposes. Recently, it was announced that Gold Coast will be reclassified as a regional area in aim to attract migrants and foreign students. This will open many opportunities for  International students who are looking to study and settle down in Queensland or other regional areas in Australia. Gold Coast is looking for skilled migrants for occupations that have been identified as being a shortage in the area. Gold coast or any other regional area in Queensland is an attractive place to study and there onwards continue to live, due to the high standard of living and working conditions.
Students who study in a regional area such as Gold Coast will benefit when applying for Skilled Visa as they will be awarded extra points in the system:
Extra 5 points in the Skilled visa points grid for studying in a regional area
Extra 1 years for the graduate 485 Visa.

If you want to know more about studying in a Regional Area such as Gold Coast, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 


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Top 5 Universities to Study Pharmacy in Malaysia 2020

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What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing, dispensing, and reviewing drugs and providing additional clinical services. Pharmacist carry out research and study on newly drugs to ensure the safe, effective and affordable use of drugs. Once the drug is approved, companies from pharmaceutical industries will manufacture and mass produce the drug. 

Joining pharmaceutical courses will take 4-years of study, learning the fundamentals of chemistry and drugs as well as tackling numerous clinical subjects.

What skills do you need to be a Pharmacist?

Good in Chemistry and Biology

In order to become Pharmacist, you will need to understand the basics of chemistry and biology as well as interested in human biology. The drugs developed are mostly used on humans, therefore, you will need to know the effects and risks that the drug may pose to the human body. Mathematics is also one of the essential elements for pharmacist, a lot of calculations will be involved in developing a new drug and run test.

Interested in Drug Innovations

Drugs and Medicine plays a major role in protecting our health from infection and sickness. It often require extensive clinical trials, study and research in order to ensure it safe to consume for the general public. If you are into drug development, this course is suitable for you.

An Analytical Mind

Analytical thinking is a vital element of visual thinking that gives one the skill to solve issues quickly and effectively. Pharmacist will need an analytical mind to measure and evaluate the result, generate hypotheses and achieve it in the end.

Subjects for Pharmaceutical

  • Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Pharmaceutical courses, you will generally need:
Programme Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree (4-Years)
    • SPM/O-Level: Minimum 5Bs including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics; and
    • STPM/A-Level: Grades BBB/ABC/ AAC in 3 subjects (Biology & Chemistry & Physics/Mathematics), with B in Chemistry
    • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of 75 ATAR and Score B in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Physics; or
  • UEC: 5Bs, with B4 in Biology & Chemistry, B5 in Physics/Mathematics); or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 3.50
  • Foundation: Minimum CGPA of 3.00 with B in Chemistry.
Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for Pharmaceutical

  • Pharmacist
  • Research Officer
  • Pharmacy sales person
  • Pharmacy entrepreneur
  • Clinical trainer

1. Monash University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
General Intake: February
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM202,000

2. University of Nottingham

Campus: Semeyih, Selangor

Pharmacy MPharm (Hons)
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM180,000

3. Taylor University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
General Intake: August
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM164,900

4. Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)

Campus: Cyberjaya, Selangor

Bachelor Of Pharmacy (Hons)
General Intake: August
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM120,000

5. Mahsa University

Campus: Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)
General Intake: September
Indicative fee of 4-years (Full-time) (2019): RM85,900

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Top 10 Private Universities to Study Pharmacy in Malaysia 2019

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Are you the type of person who wants to help people to get well when they are sick? Are you the type of person who just lights up in their eyes when chemistry or the human body becomes the topic of the conversation? Or are you the kind of person who would like to take part in drug innovation? If all of those questions resonate with you, then study pharmacy would be the right choice for you!

Why choose Pharmacy over Doctor of Medicine?

Why would you study the use of medication when you are capable to study MBBS and practice as a doctor to save lives, if that’s what you’re thinking, you should discard that thought immediately. The pharmacy field plays an important role in the healthcare of the public. For starters, pharmacists are also known as chemists who practice on focusing the safety and the effectiveness the medication use, ensuring that the medication is not being abused through overdosage. Pharmacists are important as they are responsible to provide instruction on the proper use and adverse effects of the medically prescribed medications. 

Pharmacists are also responsible for: 

  • The quality of medicines supplied to patients
  • Ensuring that the supply given is within the law
  • Ensuring the prescribed medications are suitable for the patients
  • Supervise medicines supply chain
  • Ensure pharmacy premises and systems are fit to work
  • Respond to patients’ symptoms and advise on medicines for sale in pharmacies

Being a pharmacist isn’t the only thing you can do with a pharmacy degree. Pharmacists can find jobs in areas such as:

  • Research scientist (medical)
  • Clinical research associate
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Medical sales representative
  • Regulatory affairs officer
  • Science writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Product/process development scientist

What are the steps taken to be a pharmacist in Malaysia?

QualificationMinimum Requirement
SPM / O-level or EquivalentMinimum of 5Bs in: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics
A-Level / STPM or EquivalentMinimum of BBC / ABC / AAC in: Biology, Chemistry (minimum B), Physics or Mathematics. Overall CGPA must be at least 3.0 (out of 4.0)
Australian Matriculation (SAM / AUSMAT)Average of 75% including Biology, Chemistry (minimum B), Physics or Mathematics,
OR
ATAR 80.0, including Biology, Chemistry (minimum B), Physics or Mathematics
Matriculation or Foundation in ScienceCGPA 3.0 (out of 4.0) in: Biology, Chemistry (minimum B, Physics or Mathematics

* IMPORTANT TIP: Chemistry is the most important in Pharmacy!

A Pharmacy Degree is 4 years long, but that doesn’t mean after those 4 years you’re already a pharmacist. It is compulsory to go through one year of training followed by one year of compulsory service at a training location recognised by the Pharmacy Board Malaysia. You will also have to sit and pass an exam – Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination within the training period.

Which are the best private universities to study Pharmacy in Malaysia? 

(that are recognised by the Malaysia Qualification Authorities and Pharmacy Board Malaysia)

UniversityProgrammeTuition Fee per year
International Medical University (IMU)Bachelor of PharmacyRM25,600
University of NottinghamPharmacy MPharmRM57,900
UCSI UniversityBachelor of PharmacyRM40,362
Cyberjaya University College of Medical ScienceBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
MAHSA UniversityBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
Management and Science University (MSU)Bachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
Monash UniversityBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
SEGI UniversityBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
Taylor’s University Bachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
AIMST University Bachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us

Which are the best universities to study Pharmacy in Australia?

UniversityProgrammeTuition Fee per year
University of TasmaniaBachelor of PharmacyAUD31,000
University of SydneyBachelor of PharmacyAUD44,500
University of QueenslandBachelor of PharmacyAUD43,408
University of South AustraliaBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
University of AdelaideBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us
Curtin University of TechnologyBachelor of PharmacyEnquiry with us

The above list is the universities that are recognised by the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia and the list shall be reviewed from time to time. Note: The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the university course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further assessment. 

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