1. How can LIFE assist me for higher studies?
We provide complete assistance starting from course selection, admission, visa approval, to pre and post departure arrangements. To save time offer letters may be received through fax within twenty four hours. 2. When does the courses commence in Australia?
Australian Universities accept applications twice a year for classes commencing from July or Feb. The applicant must apply for Visa at least three months prior to course commencement date.
3. Where should I lodge my admission and visa application?
You have to lodge your admission and visa application form at LIFE office. We will arrange admission and visa for you.
4. Do I need to take IELTS?
Yes, it is necessary to obtain a minimum band required by the institute generally following bands are acceptable: 5.5 For Diploma 6.0 for Undergraduate degree 6.5 for postgraduate However, if you are unable to get the desired score, you will have to do English Language Classes for Overseas Students (ELICOS), but not otherwise.
5. How much does it cost to study in Australia?
The approximate annual tuition fees are as under: Diploma A $8000-10,000/year Bachelors Degree (App) A $12,500-14000/year Masters Program A $11,000-15000/year Boarding & Lodging A $10,000 per annum Airfare one-way Rs. 28,000 (approx.)
6. What are the courses offered by the Universities?
The Universities and (TAFE) institutes offer a wide range of courses from certificate level to post doctorate level including: Accounting, Architect Engineering, Business, Hospitality, Banking & Finance, Arts *Economics, Computing, Medicine *Public Health etc. 7. Are students allowed to work?
YES, they are allowed to work 20 hours/week during session and no limitation during vacations. Students are strongly recommended not to rely for tuition fee on income generated from Australia.
8. What is the duration of courses?
Diploma: 2 years Bachelors: 3-4 years (Engineering 4 years) Masters: 1-2 years. Ph.D: 4-5 years
9. What is the minimum qualification required for entry into a undergraduate program?
The minimum criteria for Bachelors/Diploma program is FA/FSc with at least 70% marks or “A” levels with 5 passes. Generally speaking, a Pakistani Masters degree considered equal to a bachelor’s degree in Australia and a bachelor degree can count towards one or two years of University study. The Universities in Australia will assess a degree individually depending on which Pakistani Universities awarded it and the division obtained. In addition, the University would consider the requirements of the course you wish to study and whether your qualifications are suitable for studying that course. If you do not meet the requirements, a “Bridging” or Foundation course may be necessary before the commencement of the main course. Normally Foundation courses run for a year before the actual course starts.
10. Can I get admission into Masters Programs after BA/B.Sc. (2 years) degree from Pakistan?
Since Australian Universities don’t accept two year Bachelors degree from Pakistan as equivalent to their Bachelors degree(3 years), hence ineligible to commence Masters programs. However, some university’s have introduce Qualifying programs as prerequisite to Masters You may also enroll in Graduate Diploma course of 1 or 2 semester in selected universities In specific fields followed by a Masters program. Alternatively, you may commence bachelor degree program and seek exemption from the subject(s) you have completed from Pakistan, exemptions or credit transfer are granted by the respective faculties hence no prior confirmation can be give unless application is lodged and assessed.
11. Do you facilitate in obtaining visa?
Yes! We provide complete guidance based on High commission’s requirements and forward your application to the Australian High commission and do necessary follow up to ensure in time departure.
12. What are the financial requirements from sponsors by the High Commission?
You have to provide documentary evidence (Bank Statements of the last 12 months, Fixed deposits or business documents etc) showing that your sponsor has financial capability to support at least one year of your tuition and boarding/lodging expenses (net savings p.a Rs 600,00).
13. Who can be my sponsor?
Preferably, your parents, brother or sisters however, it is not restricted to them only, your sponsors can be real maternal or paternal uncles, aunts, grandparents, father-in-law and brother-in-law.
14. Does our documents are Checked?
Life ensures that the documents submitted to the High Commission/Institute are genuine in all respects. In addition to this all the degrees and transcripts submitted are verified from the issuing authorities. Furthermore, Life ensures the bonfire of all the students before lodgment of visa application, applying through Life will reduce processing time as well as risk of rejection as we don’t solicit incomplete or dubious applications.
15. Do I have to appear for an Interview?
Due to large number of applications generally applicants are not interviewed and applications are assessed on the basis of supporting documents. We strongly urged in order to avoid disappointment you must provide all relevant documents with the application and make sure information provided are true as insufficient supporting material invariably results in rejection.
The first step is to select an institution and course and then make an enrolment application for that course. The easiest and quickest way is to us and AA Education Network will locate a suitable institution and course to meet your requirements. 2. Is there an age limit to study in New Zealand?
There is no limit on the age of a person wishing to study in New Zealand however the New Zealand Immigration. Service needs to be satisfied that the applicant is a genuine student when they process the student visa application. 3. How many education institutions are there in New Zealand?
New Zealand has 8 Universities, 25 Polytechnics and/or Institutes of Technology and about 440 secondary schools.
4. What is the difference between secondary school, high school and college?
There is no difference between these names. They all refer to the same type of institution – a secondary school offering classes from Year 9 to Year 13. Students graduate from Year 13 and proceed to study at tertiary institutions.
5. What is a tertiary institution?
This is the collective name given to all institutions like Universities and Polytechnics who offer course for students to continue their studies after secondary school.
6. How long does it take to get a Degree in New Zealand?
Most degrees in New Zealand are for 3 years but there are also a number of degrees which take 4 years. 7. Are New Zealand degrees recognized internationally?
New Zealand degrees are recognized internationally and will be accepted when applying for post-graduate study in most countries. 8. Can my parents visit me in New Zealand?
It should be no problem for parents to apply for a visitor visa and to visit their children in New Zealand providing they meet normal visitor visa policy requirements. 9. How long can I study in New Zealand?
Providing you pass your course and continue to meet the requirements of your student visa you can continue to extend your visa for as long as you wish. There is no limit on the time you can spend in New Zealand as a student. 10. Can I extend my student visa in New Zealand?
There is no problem in extending your student visa in New Zealand and this should be done in 1 or 2 days. You need to obtain a new school offer of place and pay the tuition fee, complete the student visa application and show that you have sufficient money or a financial sponsor to cover your living expenses in New Zealand.
Yes. Your student visa can be cancelled and you requested to leave to New Zealand if you do not meet the requirements of your student visa. The main requirements are that you must attend the classes and do not commit any crime or unlawful acts in New Zealand. If you have your student visa cancelled this is very serious as it will be noted in your passport and you will have difficulty travelling out of your home country in the future.
12. What happens if my student visa expires?
This is very serious. You should make every effort to extend your student visa before the expiry date. If your student visa expires you have to make a special submission to the New Zealand Immigration Service which they may or may not approve. There is total responsibility on you to extend your student visa and keep the visa current at all times.
1. What is the structure of the British Higher Education System?
British higher education is based on a system of lectures, seminars, tutorials and self-directed study. Unlike the US system, when students apply for a bachelor’s degree in most of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), they apply to a “course” of study rather than an institution. This means that students cannot go into university being “undecided.” Instead they must apply for a particular course (i.e. major) at a particular university. Each university has designated admissions staff for each academic department. However, in Scotland, upon which the US system is largely based, four-year undergraduate programs enable more flexibility and some allow students to study for up to two years before committing to one specialized subject.
2. What does a British academic year consist of?
The traditional division of the British academic year is into three “terms” (roughly autumn, winter, spring), although in recent years many institutions have moved to semesters (check prospectuses, university websites or catalogs for more information). Each term is roughly 10-12 weeks with three-week breaks in between.
3. How do British undergraduate degrees work?
Undergraduate degrees, or first degrees, normally take three years to complete in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and four years in Scotland. Often take longer. At some universities and colleges, students studying for degrees in certain subjects (for example art and design) are required to take a foundation course. A foundation course consists of a class or number of classes that bring the student to a university level of understanding in the subject before commencing the degree.
Degrees can be awarded for study of a single academic subject (single honors), a combination of two subjects (joint honors) or, on modular degree courses, three or more subjects (combined honors).
4. How do British graduate degrees work?
Graduate Certificates and Diplomas:These courses normally take one year to complete. They are often vocational in nature and students holding these awards can sometimes gain exemption from some professional examinations
Master’s degrees are normally obtained in one year through taught courses leading to awards such as a MA, M.Sc., M.Eng., M.Tech., MBA or LL.M. Students obtaining a master’s degree through research are normally awarded an M.Phil. They consist of lectures, seminars, training in research methods, practical work where relevant, coursework, and a written and sometimes spoken examination (called a viva). Some courses also include a research project which is written up as a short thesis or dissertation.
Doctoral Degrees:A doctoral degree (Ph.D. or D.Phil at Oxford University) is awarded after completion of a thesis which sets out the results and conclusions of original research in a specific area. A doctorate can take three years or more (after an undergraduate degree) to complete. Students are supervised by tutors but rarely attend formal lectures.
5. How are students instructed in the UK?
Information on teaching styles and grading can be found in our guide for Prospective Students.
Assessment methods vary by institution in the UK. They tend to reflect the UK teaching method and style. Written examinations (at the end of a year or, in some cases, in the final undergraduate year only) are the most common form of study assessment. Continuous assessment, which is a combination of written work, performance and sometimes oral examination, is also used frequently. Individual institutions can provide you with more information on their assessment methods.
Keep in mind, there is no official method of equating British and American educational qualifications. The educational systems are very different and attempts to compare them must be done on a strictly provisional basis. Many US institutions have already developed systems of assessing their study abroad students and/or equating British grades to US grades.
7. How Many US Students Study Abroad in the UK?
More than 30,000 American students chose to study in the UK last year, making it the most popular destination for study abroad.
8. What are the benefits of study abroad in the UK?
International Reputation – A UK education has global recognition and respect and a well-deserved reputation for quality and high standards. Diversity of Choice – With four countries in one, the range of programs and universities are abundant. Experiencing a Real UK Education – The opportunity to live and study with British students and professors is one that can’t be missed. Be on the Cutting Edge – In addition to history and heritage, the UK is a trendsetter in music, fashion, science and design.
9. What are the typical entry requirements for UK Institutions?
Much like US institutions, entry requirements vary by institution. Often, different courses of study have their own requirements for admittance as well. For direct enrollment study abroad, US students are generally expected to have a GPA of about 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a letter or two of recommendation. However, these requirements may be different when UK and US institutions have specific agreements however. Each university listed in our Study Abroad Database has specified its entry requirements.
10. Is the student allowed to work while studying in the UK?
International students studying in the UK for any length of time are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during term time and up to 40 hours per week during holidays.
Additionally, students guaranteed part-time work by their university or college will be able to have the prospective income taken into account when presenting their proof of funding.
Students interested in working after their course should contact BUNAC or Work Permits UK for information on work placement schemes and permits.