How a PhD can help with a career beyond academia

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Fri, 03/24/2023 - 13:37

I grew up in Bogor, a small city about two hours drive from the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. I then lived in Jakarta for several years to study and work. After finishing my master’s degree, I worked in the World Bank office in Jakarta. From then, I knew my passion was to work for international development organisations.

Australia adds two years to post-study work visa

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 02/23/2023 - 18:04

The Australian government will be extending the Temporary Graduate Work visa (subclass 485) for more than 400 bachelor’s and master’s programmes and all PhD programmes from July 2023. 

This means undergraduates on any of these 400 programmes will now be able to stay and work in Australia for four years, rather than two years. Master’s students studying within the selected disciplines will be able to stay for five years, rather than three. 

International perspective: an Indonesian PhD student in Australia

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 02/14/2023 - 09:41

Before studying for my PhD, I worked as a lecturer at a public university in Indonesia. The university is part of the country’s Ministry of Industry, which led me to research related to the economics of trade and industry, particularly in Indonesia. Naturally, the university was supportive of an employee pursuing a PhD in economics abroad, particularly in the field I had chosen.

A guide to student loans and funding for international students in Australia

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 14:00

Australia is a popular study destination for international students. In fact, it is the third most-popular destination, behind only the US and the UK. Tuition fees and living costs can vary greatly across the country, so it can be hard to know how to manage the big and little costs associated with studying abroad.

This guide provides an overview of the costs that you need to consider and how to go about finding the right options for you.