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Universities in Perth?       started by debs1966 on 17 Feb 2011   (23405)
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From debs1966

17 Feb 2011 8:56 PM
(110259)
Can anyone please advise me I am starting to look for Universities for my daughter who will be 19 when we arrive in Perth in August of this year. By then she will have completed and gained her A levels. She is looking to apply for Unis in Perth and I wondered is it a similar procedure to the UCAS procedure here. Also, we are on a permanent 136 visa will we have to pay the fees upfront or will she get a student loan like she can get in the UK? I am assuming she will not start Uni until Jan 2012 if she does get in anywhere? Any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated or if there are any 18 or 19 year olds to whom Hannah can discuss this with I am sure the transition to Perth for her will be alot smoother. (It has only taken me 4 years to get her out of the UK) ha ha. Any advice on this matter would be greatly received. Many thanks Debbie
From JulesC

To debs1966

18 Feb 2011 9:52 AM
(110268)
I do beleive the process is quite similar to the UK. I went to Curtin Uni as a mature student and they took into consideration my prior learning so I didn't have to take any exams to gain entry. With regards to fees if you are a PR, you will not be entiltled to HECS (student loan) and will have to pay your fees up front. Hope this helps Juliet
From babs_andy

To debs1966

21 Feb 2011 11:16 PM
(110294)
Hi Debbie, You can get links to all the information you need about uni at the following website: http://www.goingtouni.gov.au/ Hopefully, it will answer most of your questions. For WA university entrance requirements go to http://www.tisc.edu.au/static/home.tisc Cheers, Barb
From vpopplewell

To debs1966

22 Feb 2011 11:58 PM
(110298)
Hi Debs, My friend (from Bradford UK) has a daughter who is 21 and has just enrolled at Edith Cowan Uni, She has had to pay about 25k upfront. Vanessa