Council-General and senior trade commission of Australia in Canada, Ms Portia Maier, is going through some facts about Australia. World’s smallest continent. 23 million of population. 1 in 4 Australians
born overseas. 4 Australian cities among the 10 most livable cities of 2014.
Reasons to study in Australia include: Four Australian universities among top 100 universities worldwide, proximity to asia-pacific, innovation.
Research strengths include ecology, law, clinical sciences, immunology, engineering.
Cost of education in Australia per year: undergrad 15-33k, master 20-33k, PhD 14-37k. cost of living: 17k/year.
Following presentation is about Studying in UK by Across the Pond, an organization that link Canadians to 41 UK universities. Among the benefits of studying in UK is one year master program.
University accommodations guaranteed to International students in UK, according to Across the Pond.
Very few questions from the audience. It looks like every thing is self-explanatory.
Countries with many Canadian students: UK, Australia, Switzerland. According to Anita Kuehnel, Dorector of RecruitinCanada, organization that runs this event.
USA is another country with many Canadian students.
Scholarshipscanada.ca says every year millions of dollars of scholarships, bursaries and financial aid are left untouched.
$174,909,983 of scholarships available in Canada now, according to Scholarshipscanada.ca
The presenter going through steps to follow when searching for funding. #1: research and network. “If you don’t ask you don’t know”!
Mic Tjahjadi from Scholarshipscanada.ca tells his story of how he was able to get a scholarship because of information he got from his community work in Toronto.
Some resources for scholarships and bursaries: Canlearn.ca, Fastweb.com, Scholarshipscanada.ca
Meagan, a UOttawa student who went to Australia on exchange program said she enjoyed the country and recommends Canadians to go see outside world.
A newly created Ohio National University in US has online MBA program for around $7,000.
According to Across the Bond, most Canadians go to UK to study law, business, physiotherapy, forensic sciences, psychology, media/communications.
Australia has more than 400,000 Canadian students; according to official from Australian High Commission in Ottawa.
The fair ends around 5:20. Everybody is packing his bags. Next stops: Toronto tomorrow Oct.4, Vancouver Oct.6, Calgary Oct.7, Edmonton Oct.8.