Australian Student Visas, universities and study options were all on show at a recent Study in Australia fair.
21 August 2009
Study in Australia fair sees massive interest
Kathmandu hosted the "Study in Australia - Australian Education Fair" this week, an event organised by the Australian Embassy in Nepal in partnership with the Australian Trade Commission, the Australian Department of Education and the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
The fair aimed to showcase the benefits and advantages of Australia´s education and training system for international students considering studying in Australia, a popular destination for Nepali students after finishing high school.
Delegates from 28 educational institutions from Australia participated in the fair, providing information about education options in Australia, and there was also information for Australian student visas.
“The fair has been more like a brand-building awareness exercise,” said Sameena Ahmad, market co-ordinator of the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, adding, “Precisely, it has helped people to know that the university exists.”
In the academic session starting June 2009, as many as 18,918 Nepali students enrolled in Australian universities and colleges.
Anish Lamichhane, a high school graduate from United Academy said he preferred Australian education for its excellence and world-wide recognition.
“Australia´s standard of living is one of the highest in the world and I´d love to study in a multi-cultural community to understand the world better,” he said.
The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their Australia visa applications.