Everything international students need to know about US student visas

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Fri, 09/22/2023 - 09:47

The US is one of the most popular destinations in the world for international students, and for good reason.

Students can choose from more than 4,000 universities, including some of the most prestigious in the world, such as Princeton University

The process of applying for a student visa for the US can be complex and admin heavy, and therefore daunting for prospective students. However, you shouldn’t let that put you off studying abroad.

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or Duolingo? Your guide to English language proficiency tests

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Thu, 09/21/2023 - 08:17

If you’re applying to an English-speaking university as a non-native speaker, it’s highly likely you’ll have to take an English language proficiency test. The most commonly accepted tests include the IELTS Academic, TOEFL, PTE and Duolingo English Test (DET).

These tests help to show your chosen institution that you have a sufficient grasp of English to excel in an academic setting. Often, they’ll also be needed as part of your separate student visa application once you receive your university offer to study abroad.

International perspective: a German student in Australia

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 09/19/2023 - 08:35

My name is Christine Mittler and I am a PhD student in aerospace engineering at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane. I moved to Australia around five years ago and I am originally from Germany.

In December 2017, I arrived in Melbourne with a working holiday visa and a plan to stay for half a year in Australia before returning to Munich. There is a saying in German that I have heard a few times in Bavaria: “Erstens kommt es anders und zweitens als man denkt”. It translates roughly as “things turn out differently to how you think”.

Everything international students need to know about UK student visas

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Mon, 09/18/2023 - 08:42

The UK is a top study destination for international students because it is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Students often view the process of securing a visa as being difficult, feeling overwhelmed by various deadlines and the need to produce supporting documents. But you shouldn’t let that put you off studying abroad. Once the visa process is complete, the experience of studying abroad will outweigh any headaches you may faced during the visa application process.

Getting a driving licence as an international student: what are the rules for the UK, US, Australia and Canada?

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Thu, 09/14/2023 - 08:46

Depending on your needs, preferences and your university’s location, you may wish to drive when studying abroad as an international student.

While it’s not essential for all international students to drive at university, if it’s something you want, you’ll need to be prepared and do the necessary admin to get you on the road safely and with the right licence.

Everything international students need to know about student visas in Australia

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Wed, 09/13/2023 - 09:01

Australia is one of the the top destinations for international students, with some of the best universities in the world. 

However, students are often discouraged from studying abroad when faced with the complex visa application. While it can a difficult process to wrap your head around, it’s worth going through to be able to study in a country such as Australia.

International perspective: from Thailand to Australia

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 08:53

I am a diplomat and public service officer from Thailand and I’m currently pursuing a master of engaging Asia at the Australian National University (ANU).  

I’m grateful to have received the Australian government scholarship in 2022, also known as the Australia Awards, which has given me incredible opportunities to further my studies.