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1 June 2011 Studying in Australia and United Kingdom Nanyang Polytechnic Physiotherapy

2 Who is AUG? Why should I go to Australia or United Kingdom? Which University can I go to? What courses can I study? Will my degree be recognised? When can I study? How much is it going to cost me? Any financial aid / scholarships available? How can I apply? Any other requirements? Where can I stay? What else can AUG do for me? Topics Covered

3 Who AUG Are Previously known as Aus-Ed and renamed AUG – Aus-Ed and Uni-Ed Group Established in offices in 6 countries Impartial Course and Career Counselling All Counsellors are extremely knowledgeable and qualified

4 What AUG Can Do For You Comprehensive Education Counselling Application Processing To Australian Institutions Obtaining Offers And Handling Acceptances Accommodation Arrangements Flight Bookings Pre-Departure Seminar No charges for our services

5 Why Study in Australia and UK? Well-established education system with a dynamic and exciting study environment Wide range of courses in sectors from schools to postgraduate programs Global recognition for courses due to high quality Universities equipped with state-of-the-art libraries, research facilities and laboratories Each university has an International student office to help students adjust to life in Australia and United Kingdom Graduates hold prominent positions worldwide and are accepted at leading universities around the world to study at postgraduate level Multi-Cultural Hotspot – a unique educational experience with students from diverse nationalities

6 Australian Universities Pathways Universities Pathways Foundation in Australia GCE O Levels / Other qualifications equivalent to Year 10 GCE A Levels / IB / Other qualifications equivalent to Yr 12 Diploma Bachelors Degree yrs (4 th year Honours) yrs (Double Degrees) Masters Degree: 1 – 2 yrs PhD: 4 yrs Bachelors Degree 1 – 4 yrs (based on advanced standing) (4 th year Honours) 3 – 7 yrs (Double Degrees)

7 Universities Pathways Foundation in Australia GCE O Levels / Other qualifications equivalent to Year 10 GCE A Levels / IB / Other qualifications equivalent to Yr 12 Diploma Bachelors Degree yrs (4 th year Honours) yrs (Double Degrees) Masters Degree: 1 – 2 yrs PhD: 4 yrs Bachelors Degree 1 – 4 yrs (based on advanced standing) (4 th year Honours) 3 – 7 yrs (Double Degrees)

8 Australia

9 1 Year Conversion Pathway to Australian Universities - University of South Australia Adelaide most affordable mainland capital city to live in Australia – low cost of living Adelaide known for its city living in relaxed environment Over 14,000 international students in UniSA City East campus located in city centre of Adelaide, recognised as a health hub for studies in health sciences On campus physiotherapy clinic Close to Royal Adelaide hospital, South Australias biggest hospital 20 mins from Adelaide city to beach; close by premier shopping spot, Rundle Mall Public transport discounts for students studying in Adelaide Residential colleges, student apartments readily available

10 1 Year Conversion Pathway to Australian Universities - Curtin University Curtin University, located within Perth is only 5 hours plane ride from Singapore Multicultural, cosmopolitan and safe city, alive with arts, theatre, music, food and shopping culture Perth has more hours of sunshine than any other Australian capital city – Mild winters and hot summers Bentley campus only 15 mins away from Perth CBD area – Largest campus of Curtin University at 116 hectares Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute on campus initiates research, education and practice for health science courses On campus accommodation available for 1,175 students

11 Other Pathways for Physiotherapy to Australian Universities

12 United Kingdom

13 1 Year Conversion Pathway to UK Universities – Queen Margaret University Queen Margaret University, located in Edinburgh, Scotlands capital. - only 6 mins by train from Edinburgh City Centre Campus Neighbourhood – within Musselburgh, a coastal town with beach, restaurants, theatre, sports centre/swimming pools, public park and museum. New campus opened in autumn 2007 with latest technologies and campus faculties Faculty has specialized teaching facilities such as motion analysis, human performance research and neuromuscular assessment laboratories 800 brand new study bedrooms in 3-6 students sharing with self catered kitchens available

14 1 Year Conversion Pathway to UK Universities – Coventry University Coventry, 8 th largest city in UK, only one hour away from London by train and 20mins from Birmingham and Coventry airport. 4 th Safest place to study in UK and recently ranked as 3 rd cheapest city for students cost of living Coventry University, right in the city centre surrounded by shops, bars, restaurants and banks Physiotherapy has been established at Coventry for over 40 years Faculty of Health and Life Sciences has over 300 staff and 4000 students. Recognised for high quality of its provision of applied and professional courses 2 catered and 8 self-catered residential halls for students

15 1 Year Conversion Pathway to UK Universities – Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow is Scotlands largest city and is home to around 600,000 people Glasgow is only one hour away by plane from London Glasgow Caledonian University is one of the largest universities in Scotland with over 17,000 students. Campus is self-contained and situated right in the heart of city of Glasgow University campus a short walk from city centre and two main railway stations School of Health is one of the largest providers of Health and Social Care graduates in the UK with 300 staff and 4000 students Practical Facilities including clinical simulation laboratories, a virtual hospital located in purposed built modern school building

16 Professional Accreditation Australia Australian Physiotherapy Council United Kingdom UK Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) UK Health Professions Council (HPC)

17 Polytechnic Exemptions Similar Discipline yrs to complete Different Discipline yrs to complete Double Degrees yrs to complete

18 Entry Requirements for 1 Year Conversion Course Diploma of Physiotherapy required Most Universities based on ranking of students Grade Point Average (GPA) at Diploma level Quota based course for each intake GPA ~ 3.0 and above for good chance of first round offers Subsequent rounds of offers will be issued if vacancies are available - for lower achieving GPA students Students are encouraged to apply for few Universities through AUG Singapore

19 Academic Year Australia Semester 1: February to June Semester 2: July to November United Kingdom Semester 1: September to December Semester 2: January to June

20 Annual Cost of Tuition Fees Australia Physiotherapy: A$22,000 to A$31,000 Health Sciences: A$21,000 to A$26,000 *Subject to 3-5% increment per year Exchange Rate – AUD$1 = SGD$1.32 (correct as of 29/06/2011 United Kingdom Physiotherapy: GBP$10,000 to GBP$11,000 Health Sciences: A$20,500 to A$25,900 *Subject to 3-5% increment per year Exchange Rate – GBP$1 = SGD$2.00 (correct as of 29/06/2011

21 Annual Cost of Living Australia Sydney and Melbourne A$18,000 - A$20,000 Brisbane and Perth A$15,000 - A$18,000 Adelaide A$12,000 - A$13,000 Part-time work: max 20hrs/week United Kingdom Inner London GBP$9,600 – GBP$10,800 Outer London GBP$7,200 – GBP$8,400 Part-time work: max 20hrs/week

22 Apply to Australian Universities through AUG Singapore Letter of Offer Apply for accommodation Acceptance of offer (Pay Tuition Fees) Apply Student Visa Deadline Nov 2011 (specific courses have earlier deadlines eg Medicine) 4-6 weeks September 2011 (on-campus) As indicated on offer letter / Oct-Dec 2011 After Payment of Fees; Nov 2011 – Jan 2012 Apply to UK Universities through AUG Singapore Letter of Offer Apply for accommodation Acceptance of offer (Pay Tuition Fees) Apply Student Visa First Deadline Jan (specific courses have earlier deadlines eg Medicine) 2-3 Months April 2012 (on-campus) As indicated on offer letter July 2011 – Aug 2011 Application Timeline

23 Application Procedure Australia Individual Application Form Diploma Award Diploma Transcripts United Kingdom Application through centralized system Diploma Award Diploma Transcripts Contact and Apply through AUG Singapore for more information or queries

24 International Student Visa Procedure Australia Singaporeans and other Level 1 Countries Applicants Online Student Visa Application Medical Check-up United Kingdom Online Student Visa Application Paper base Student Visa Application

25 Coming Exhibitions Study in Australia and UK Open Day Oct 22 nd and Oct 23 rd 2011 Saturday and Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm

26 Contact Information Mr Bernard Khong Business Development and Recruitment / Senior Education Counselor AUG Singapore 7 Maxwell Road #02-100, Annex B MND Complex Singapore Contact Number: Address:

27 Join Us on AUG Singapore Any Questions? Have a great day ahead!


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