Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take the PTE Academic test?
All students applying to study in US, UK, Canada and any other English speaking country can take the PTE Academic test to prove their English Proficiency Levels.

Who will administer PTE Academic test?
PTE Academic is created and administered by Pearson Language Tests part of the Pearson PLC group.

How can I register for the test?
You can register for the PTE Academic test online. If you are a first time test taker, you will have to create a web account to schedule the test. If you are a returning test taker, you can use your existing web account to register for another test.

How much does the PTE Academic test cost?
In India, the PTE Academic test costs US Rs. 7,650/- for test registration. All PTE Academic test takers can send their test reports to any number of institutions for free.

Can I reschedule my test?
You may reschedule your test to a different date, time or location. To do this you will have to access your web account. Before rescheduling the test appointment, please check Payment and Fees section in the PTE Academic Hand Book (You may download the hand book at ).

Can I cancel my test?
Yes. To do this you will have to access your web account. Before cancelling the test appointment, please check Payment and Fees section in the PTE Academic Hand Book (You may download the hand book at ).

Where is the test conducted?
The test is conducted at Pearson Testing Centers. In India, the test centers are in Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi. There are more centers opening soon.

How and when will I get my results?
Your scores will be available within 5 business days of your test date. You will receive an email to the address provided at the time of registration when your scores are available to be viewed online.

How can I send my scores to universities?
You may send your scores to universities by accessing your web account. You may send your scores to as many institutions as you wish for free. Your scores will be available to the universities you selected within 48 hours of reporting.

How long are my PTE Academic scores valid?
PTE Academic test scores are valid for 2 years.

How often can I take the PTE Academic test?
You can take the PTE Academic test any number of times as you wish. However, you can schedule another test 5 days after your last test appointment.

UOW ranks in the world’s top 200 universities

UOW ranks in the world’s top 200 universities

The University of Wollongong (UOW) has secured a spot in the world’s top 200 institutions in the 2021 QS World University Rankings released today, Wednesday 10 June, 2020. UOW’s ranking has substantially improved from last year, jumping sixteen places to achieve an overall rank of 196th globally and 10th in Australia. UOW competed with over1600 […]

Overseas Education

South Asia study abroad interest remains high

South Asia study abroad interest remains high

  A mere 2% of prospective students in South Asia would “totally drop” the idea of studying overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic, a survey by counselling organisation Global Reach has revealed. Mirroring similar findings from a Yocket survey earlier this year, close to 70% of the 1,572 respondents indicated they still had an interest […]

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UK should double duration of PSW visa to recover HE sector – former minister

UK should double duration of PSW visa to recover HE sector – former minister

  The UK’s former universities minister, Jo Johnson, has recommended doubling the duration of the post-study work visa from two to four years among a range of measures that would help the UK higher education sector overcome the shocks of Covid-19 and Brexit. He also wants the UK to double the number of Indian students […]

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UK confirms post-study work stands if onshore by April 2021

UK confirms post-study work stands if onshore by April 2021

The UK Home Office has confirmed that international students will remain eligible for post-study work rights upon graduation if they begin or continue their studies online in the 2020/21 academic year. The news will be welcomed by those working in universities and key stakeholders advocating for the UK to come out fighting to maintain its […]

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NSW announces $20m housing fund for international students

NSW announces $20m housing fund for international students

The New South Wales government has announced that it will fund temporary crisis accommodation for international students who are facing hardship due to Covid-19. The $20m relief package will include a temporary housing scheme and student support services. Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said helping international education meant helping the whole state of NSW. […]

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Scott Morrison opens the door for international students to return to Australia

Scott Morrison opens the door for international students to return to Australia

The federal government has confirmed it will consider exempting international students from Australia’s travel ban as early as July. Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed a national three-stage framework out of coronavirus restrictions on Friday that opened the door for overseas-based students to return to Australian universities. While specifics around the exemption have not been outlined, […]

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International students may be allowed into NZ before border opens

International students may be allowed into NZ before border opens

New Zealand may allow international students to come to this country under quarantine conditions, before the borders are opened up again to other foreign nationals. Universities and polytechs are pushing for students to be allowed to return to New Zealand after a dramatic drop in numbers. It’s been a major blow to an industry that […]

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Deakin announces up to $25 million in hardship support for international students

Deakin announces up to $25 million in hardship support for international students

Deakin has announced up to $25 million in additional targeted support for international students experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19. Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin said the support for impacted international students was available for the next six months and in addition to the financial assistance for domestic students. “Many international students, through no fault […]

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Country briefing: Canada confirms travel exemption and emergency assistance for eligible international students

Country briefing: Canada confirms travel exemption and emergency assistance for eligible international students

In a normal academic year, this week would have marked the end of classes for the winter semester at many Canadian universities and colleges, followed by a transition to final exams and the packing up of campus for the summer break. Needless to say, this year has been anything but normal so far. During the […]

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UK to favour English speakers for visas in tough new immigration rules

UK to favour English speakers for visas in tough new immigration rules

London: Britain’s new visa system, which toughens entry requirements for non-English speaking migrants but makes it easier for skilled workers, has been welcomed as “great news” for Australians. The strict new rules, aimed at ending the private sector’s reliance on “cheap labour”, are intended to come into effect next year when Britain formally leaves the […]

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Indians make up Third Largest Foreign Student Population in London

Indians make up Third Largest Foreign Student Population in London

According to newly released data from the UK’s Higher Education Analysis Agency (HESA), Indian students take up the third spot after China and US in the London overseas student market. The rise in India’s position comes at the cost of Italy which slipped down to fourth place, followed by France in fifth place. The number […]

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Employers rank UOW graduates highest in overall satisfaction in NSW

Employers rank UOW graduates highest in overall satisfaction in NSW

  Employers are more satisfied with University of Wollongong (UOW) graduates than with graduates of all other NSW public universities, a newly-released national survey has revealed. The Australian Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Employer Satisfaction Survey found employers’ overall satisfaction level with UOW graduates was at 89.6%, ranking above all other NSW […]

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Record Hike In Indian Students At London Universities

Record Hike In Indian Students At London Universities

  According to an analysis of new data from the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) released on Wednesday, Indian student numbers in London grew by 34.7 percent in 2018-19, marking the largest numbers since 2011-12. A record hike in the number of Indian students choosing London universities has resulted in India regaining the third […]

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Deakin First Australian University To Offer Accredited Cyber Security Courses

Deakin First Australian University To Offer Accredited Cyber Security Courses

  Deakin will be the first university in Australia to offer a fully accredited cyber security qualification, under Australia’s first cyber security course accreditation scheme. The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the only body in Australia with the power to accredit IT courses, and has recently added cyber security to its accreditations. While cyber security […]

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Australian International Student Enrolments Up 11% Through September 2019

Australian International Student Enrolments Up 11% Through September 2019

  Australia is once again on its way to double-digit growth in international student numbers for 2019, with 720,150 students enrolled across various sectors as of September 2019, an 11% increase over the same time the previous year. This growth reconfirms Australia’s position as the second-most popular destination in the world for study abroad, after […]

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New Zealand sees a 63% rise in first-time visas for Indian students

New Zealand sees a 63% rise in first-time visas for Indian students

In August 2019, first-time student visas from India to New Zealand universities showed an increase of 63%. Since 2017, the number of student visas from India went up from 800 to 1600. In addition to this, India is among the top four countries along with China, Japan, Korea, from where most foreign students go to […]

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International success in latest higher education rankings

International success in latest higher education rankings

UOW researchers crucial in University’s rise to position 238 in world The University of Wollongong (UOW) improved its rank and score in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings announced on Thursday morning. UOW rose an estimated five positions from 243 in 2019 to 238 in 2020, continuing on its ascension path laid […]

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Two-year Post Study Work Rights for Indian Students Reinstated in UK

Two-year Post Study Work Rights for Indian Students Reinstated in UK

On 11 September 2019 the UK Government announced the creation of a new graduate immigration route. This document provides a summary of the key points of this announcement for our partners, stakeholders and customers within India. Statistics In the year ending June 2019, almost 22,000 Indian students successfully obtained a Tier 4 study visa – […]

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UK home secretary calls for post-study work restrictions to be lifted

UK home secretary calls for post-study work restrictions to be lifted

UK home secretary Sajid Javid has called for prime minister Theresa May’s post-study work restrictions on international students to be lifted, arguing that the six-month limit undermines Britain’s universities and harms the country’s search for global talent. In an article published by the Financial Times, Javid – a contender for the Conservative party leadership –  said he backed […]

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US confirms increase in student visa fees

US confirms increase in student visa fees

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed this month that it is moving forward with significant increases in student visa fees. All study visa applicants to the US are obliged to pay a fee that is levied by DHS’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) in order to cover the costs of administering the […]

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Irish university graduates earn more from degrees than in UK

Irish university graduates earn more from degrees than in UK

Graduates from Irish universities stand to earn a slightly higher wage premium compared with graduates from some of the UK’s most prestigious universities over the course of their lifetime, according to new research. The average lifetime net premium for an undergraduate degree holder from an Irish university has been estimated at €106,000 by research firm Indecon. By contrast, […]

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Indian students enrolling in Australia surged 25% in 2018

Indian students enrolling in Australia surged 25% in 2018

MUMBAI: More than one lakh students from India enrolled in Australian educational institutions during 2008, constituting 12.4 per cent over the previous calendar year. China continued to lead with 2.56 lakh students (or 29 percent of the total). Australia has announced an ‘Additional temporary Graduate’ visa with an extra year of post-study work rights for […]

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New Regional Visas

New Regional Visas

The new skilled regional provisional visas will be for skilled migrants, and dependent family members, who want to live and work in Australia. There will be two new skilled regional provisional visas introduced in November 2019: Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa: for people sponsored by an employer in regional Australia. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa: for people […]

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Visa extension to boost numbers of Overseas students in UK after Brexit

Visa extension to boost numbers of Overseas students in UK after Brexit

New measures will allow international students to seek employment for up to a year International students will be given visa extensions of up to a year to look for work in the UK as part of a package of government measures to boost numbers of overseas students after Brexit. The move represents a break with current […]

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Canada eases application requirements for post-study work permits

Canada eases application requirements for post-study work permits

International students who want to work in Canada following their studies at a Canadian institution will have more time to apply for the country’s popular Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). The PGWP allows international students who have completed a program of at least eight months’ duration to stay on to work in Canada for up to […]

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Non-EU applications to UK universities up this year

Non-EU applications to UK universities up this year

The UK application registry UCAS has released new data from its 15 January admissions deadline for the 2019/20 academic year, and so we now have an early view of what enrolment trends may look like for the coming year. “On time” applications received by January 15 are viewed as an important indicator of current demand for British […]

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Canada’s foreign student enrolment took another big jump in 2018

Canada’s foreign student enrolment took another big jump in 2018

The latest student data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) describes another year of very strong growth in Canada’s international student enrolment. The number of abroad students studying in the country rose 16.25% last year, marking a third consecutive year of double-digit growth and an overall overseas education increased 73% in the five years since […]

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44 Per cent Indian Parents Want To Send Their Kids To US, UK Or Australia For Education

44 Per cent Indian Parents Want To Send Their Kids To US, UK Or Australia For Education

Indian parents want to send their children to study abroad. According to a new report, as many as 44 percents of parents in India are mulling to send their children abroad and most sought after destinations are the US, UK, and Australia. The research done by HSBC says that 52 percent opted to study in […]

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Record international student intake for Southern Cross University

Record international student intake for Southern Cross University

The world is coming to Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast. Fresh from topping the latest rankings for international student support, this week the University welcomes a record global intake for Session 3 of the 2018 study year. More than 500 students have traveled to Southern Cross University from locations across Asia, Europe, and […]

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New Zealand aims to attract more Indian students: Envoy

New Zealand aims to attract more Indian students: Envoy

To attract more Indian students, New Zealand has taken several steps such as introducing a three-year, post-study work visa for international students, its envoy Joanna Kempkers said today. The New Zealand High Commissioner to India said her country attracts about 20,000 Indian students every year. “We are trying to get more Indian students in New […]

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Twenty three universities join student visa pilot

Twenty three universities join student visa pilot

Home Office to extend scheme which streamlines process for international Masters students wanting to study in the UK. A pilot which is looking at streamlining the process for international Masters students wanting to study in the UK has been extended to an additional 23 universities, the Immigration Minister announced today. Currently in its 2nd year […]

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Foreign-bound students make light of vaccine norms

Foreign-bound students make light of vaccine norms

Officials From The Institute Of Preventive Medicine Say Students Must Take Vaccines At Least A Month Before Departure City students who are looking to apply to universities in the US, will soon be advised by their respective college counsellors to undergo the entire gamut of vaccinations listed by the government.This comes after officials from the […]

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Singapore Visas Guide for Indian Students

Singapore Visas Guide for Indian Students

Preparing to leave India and study in Singapore? Find out what you need to know for your student visa application. It’s a bit closer to home, it’s famed for its world-class universities, and it’s affordable: it’s not surprising, really, that Singapore is so popular among the Indian students. What type of visa do I need? Once you […]

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Tips for taking a standardized test of English proficiency

Tips for taking a standardized test of English proficiency

International students applying for admission at a US university will often have to show proof of English proficiency to receive full admission. If you are not enrolled in our BridgePathways program, or select a non-partner university, it is likely you will have to take the IELTS, TOEFL, iTEP or another standardized test. Each one of […]

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Excel on Standardized Tests with These 5 Tips

Excel on Standardized Tests with These 5 Tips

Standardized testing plays a major role in every stage of education, and in some cases, standardized testing can make or break you. You need to score well on standardized tests to get into college and grad school, and after that, you need to score well on standardized tests to enter the workforce.  In many states, […]

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SAT, ACT Test Prep Tips for International Students

SAT, ACT Test Prep Tips for International Students

In order to apply to many of the colleges and universities in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, students must first take the SAT or the ACT. The standardized tests gauge college readiness by focusing on areas including math and reading—which, for international students, can sometimes be tricky. Here are five tips to help you […]

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USA – OPT Extension

USA – OPT Extension

The US Department of Homeland Security has been undertaking a review of the current Optional Practical Training (OPT) time frame which enables students to obtain an additional 17-month extension (the standard OPT duration is 12 months) upon completion of their studies. Recently, a ruling was made which has not only allowed the extension to remain […]

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STANDARDIZED TESTS FOR ABROAD EDUCATION

STANDARDIZED TESTS FOR ABROAD EDUCATION

English is an important language especially if one is a prospective student wishing to pursue education abroad. One of the requirements of studying abroad is an excellent score in the standardized test specific for the country and course of study. These tests form an important part of the International admissions and acing them is not […]

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Study Abroad Application Procedure

Study Abroad Application Procedure

No two applicants have the same reason(s) for studying abroad. For one it could be as simple as not getting into the right college/university in India and for the other it can be because there are not very many job opportunities in his/her field of study and for many, an easy way of a secured […]

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You Plan To Study Abroad?

You Plan To Study Abroad?

They make us stay up late at night, poring over thick, unwieldy books. They make us struggle with OMR sheets, graphing calculators and mind-boggling words. And before test day, they make us toss and turn in our beds all night, wondering, “What if I don’t ace this one? Where does my future lie?” These are […]

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International Students Test Prep Center

International Students Test Prep Center

The Test Prep Center provides you with all the information you need to help you through your test. Whether you plan on taking the SAT, GRE or TOEFL – Impeloverseas.com has information on what to expect, how to prepare, and sample examples. All of these resources can be found in just one place! To learn […]

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4 Ways International Students Can Prepare for the TOEFL

4 Ways International Students Can Prepare for the TOEFL

If the first language you learned as a child was something other than English, taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL, will be an unavoidable step in the process of getting into a U.S. college or university. Thanks to its goofy acronym, the test may sound harmless, but don’t be fooled – […]

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Graduate Admissions Tests at a Glance: GMAT, GRE, LSAT, TOEFL & IELTS

Graduate Admissions Tests at a Glance: GMAT, GRE, LSAT, TOEFL & IELTS

If you’re applying for a graduate-level degree, especially a master’s program, you may be required to submit scores from one or more standardized graduate admissions tests. These are internationally delivered tests which aim to ensure applicants are prepared for the rigors of advanced study, in their own country or abroad. Here’s a quick guide to […]

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Essential Tests/Exams for your Studying Abroad

Essential Tests/Exams for your Studying Abroad

A lot of students today are going abroad for higher studies as the global scene for education has opened up its avenues, accommodating students from different academic backgrounds. Most of the educational institutions abroad have preset academic requirements, There are standardised tests that meet these requirements. Your performance/score in these tests play a significant role […]

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Study in Singapore for Indian Students

Study in Singapore for Indian Students

Singapore has attracted a lot of international students to continue their higher education in this country. Students and working professionals decided to get their degree in Singapore since this country is one of the best destinations offering advanced education systems. It has a lot of good learning institutions providing a variety to choose courses that […]

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8 Things You Need to Know When Planning to Study in New Zealand

8 Things You Need to Know When Planning to Study in New Zealand

You need to have all the information about New Zealand if you are planning study there. Besides having the knowledge of the universities, campus, and other things, the knowledge of the country and its people will increase you comfort level and also get you prepared about what all you can expect. You can get this […]

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Benefits to Studying Abroad

Benefits to Studying Abroad

Studying abroad may be one of the most beneficial experiences for a college student. By studying abroad, students have the opportunity to study in a foreign nation and take in the allure and culture of a new land. Here is a list of the top 10 reasons to study abroad! 1. See the World The […]

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3 Ways International Students Fund Their US Education

3 Ways International Students Fund Their US Education

This past November, the International Institute of Education (IIE) released its Open Door Report for 2014 during the 15th Annual International Student Week in Washington D.C. This annual census provides detailed data on many aspects of international education, such as the 8% increase to more than 886,000 international students studying in U.S. universities during the […]

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Should I Study in US or the UK?

Should I Study in US or the UK?

In recent years the number of international students going abroad for higher education has steadily increased. The availability of numerous scholarships and study-grants and education loans from leading banks has brought “higher education abroad” within the reach of the working class. The most popular destinations for students looking to pursue educational opportunities in English abroad […]

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Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Phasing out of Handwritten Passports

Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Phasing out of Handwritten Passports

Government of India has recently announced that Indian citizens living in India and abroad are advised to urgently replace their handwritten passports with machine-readable passports. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has set a deadline of the 24th November, 2015 for globally phasing out of all non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs). Thereafter, foreign Governments may deny Visa or entry to any person travelling […]

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Why Study Abroad in Australia or New Zealand?

Why Study Abroad in Australia or New Zealand?

Australia and New Zealand may be on the other side of the world, but they’re some of the globe’s most popular study abroad destinations. Australia, in fact, is the sixth-most-popular study abroad location for American students. Whether it’s the shared language, the stunning scenery or the locals’ reputation as some of the world’s nicest people, […]

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Overseas Education Study in Canada

Overseas Education Study in Canada

The maple country Canada is one of the top destinations recognized for overseas studies. Broadly, education in Canada is very reasonable as compared to other developed countries like Australia, US etc. The foreign students prefer Canada due to the emerging work opportunities and multicultural society. Canada in the present time has curled out a new […]

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Benefits of studying in Australia

Benefits of studying in Australia

Australia is often referred to as the lucky country – at least by Australians! – and it’s easy to see why. According to the 2012 Legatum Prosperity Index, it is the fourth happiest nation in the world. It’s also the largest island nation and has five of its cities in the top 40 for infrastructure […]

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8 Resources on Campus You Need to Use

8 Resources on Campus You Need to Use

Here are eight places just about every university has that can help you during your time studying in the US. 1. The International Student Office The International Student Office is like a Swiss Army Knife that can help you with just about everything, from resolving school-related issues to helping answer any cultural questions you might […]

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Things to Know about Overseas Education

Things to Know about Overseas Education

In case you are resolute about your objective of studying abroad; it is important that you make up your mind about an appropriate study abroad program that can guide you to your desired target. As you decide on the prospect of overseas education; it is important to know the reasons leading you to the choice. […]

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7 Reasons to Approach Overseas Education Consultant

7 Reasons to Approach Overseas Education Consultant

India has turned into a country which is sending a huge number of students to study in abroad every year. The reason for rising craze among students to go to abroad for higher studies is because these are among the top destinations in the world over. There could be hundreds of reasons why a student […]

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CQ University Australia

CQ University Australia

Central Queensland  University (CQ University) was established as the Queensland Institute of Technology (Capricornia) in 1967, and became the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education in 1971 before a transition phase as the University College of Central Queensland in 1990. CQ University achieved University status in January 1992 as the name University of Central Queensland, subsequently […]

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