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Australia

Geographical Location

Australia, with an area of 7.69 million square kilometers, is the earth’s largest island but smallest continent. Australia stretches about 3700 kilometres from north to south and about 4000 kilometres from east to west

The Australian environment is unique - from clean beaches, tropical rainforests, rugged mountain ranges and vast tracts of desert. Australia's diversity is yours to enjoy.
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States and Territories

The six states of Australia are New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. The two territories are the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), home of the national capital, Canberra that includes Jervis Bay Territory and the Northern Territory.
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Time Zone

Daylight saving time runs in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and South Australia from the end of October through to the end of March, Tasmania from the beginning of October through to the end of March. Except for the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland have daylight saving during the summer months.
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Population

Australia's population grew by 1.9% during the 12 months ended 31 December 2008. Natural increase and net overseas migration contributed 38% and 62% respectively to this total population growth. Australian population reached 21,542,000 on 30 September 2008.

Australia is expecting approximate 1,33,000 new migrants under skilled migration in
2009 - 2010.

Aboriginal History

For more than 50,000 years, Australia's Aboriginal people have lived and thrived in Australia’s unique and challenging natural environment. Australia's rich vegetation and native wildlife helped them to establish their presence on the land. Today it is believed that its Aboriginals are the world's oldest civilization.

Sports

It's no secret that Australians love sports. With more than 120 national, and thousands of local, regional and state sporting organizations, it's estimated that six-and-a-half million people in Australia are registered sport participants.
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Language

English is the common language for communication in Australia.  Unique colloquial English based dialect that can confuse visitors when they first hear it. From 'fair dinkum' to 'cobber', this dialect is commonly used    throughout the land.

Culture

Australians love life and these shows in their culture, whether it is in appreciating the arts or exploring the great outdoors, leisure time is an important aspect of Australian life. Their cultural diversity has also influenced their culture, which results in a variety of celebrations right from Chinese New Year to the Indian Diwali.

Landmark

Australia has many world famous landmarks out of which 17 properties are on the world heritage list. Besides the Opera House, Harbor Bridge and the great Ocean Bay, there are a host of other landmarks in the midst of beautiful cities, dramatic cliffs, tranquil bays and the richness of the Australian desert.

The Great Barrier Reef, the Tasmanian wilderness, the wet tropics of Queesland and Shark bay, Kakdu national park are the few other places on the world heritage list.
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Natural Resources

Australia's natural resources are fabulous:- bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, petroleum.  This amazing natural wealth, still largely untapped, makes Australia one of the most resource-rich nations on earth.

 

Notice Board

Scholarships for the Year 2010

Australia:

James Cook University - Brisbane campus

1,  2000/- AUD Tuition fee bursary* for Diploma of Business - 8 subjects

2.  1000/- AUD Bursary for every single subject with an overall grade of 85% and above

* Bursaries are subject to conditions by JCU Brisbane

Deakin University

Successful students will have their tuition fees reduced by:

- 2000/- AUD for any course on offer at the Burwood Campus

- 5000/- AUD for any course on offer at the Geelong Campus

- 8000/- AUD for any course on offer at the Warrnambool Campus

Bursaries are available subject to quotas for enrolment in the Under Graduate and Post Graduate coursework programs.

New Zealand:

Cornell Institute of Business and Technology:

This scholarship was established by Cornell Institute of Business & Technology - as the CIBT Scholarship. 

The scholarship shall be $1,000 tenable for one year. 

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a student enrolled for either Business studies or Information Technology. 

Applications close on 31 December.

UK

There are many sources of funding available to you for studying in the UK – particularly if you are a postgraduate student. The British government and other UK organizations offer a range of international student scholarships and awards.

British Chevening Scholarships

The British Chevening Scholarship scheme aims to bring future leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers to the UK for a period of postgraduate study. Chevening awards are given annually to students from a wide variety of countries. They cover all or part of the cost of a one-year postgraduate course in the UK. Once you have completed the course, you will be expected to return to your home country.

 

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)

The CSFP is aimed at Commonwealth citizens who can make a significant contribution to their home country after studying in the UK. If you are from a developing country in the Commonwealth, your chosen area of work is expected to contribute directly to development objectives

CSFP Scholarships are usually for between one and three years. They cover the cost of travel to and from the UK, tuition fees and living expenses. In some cases an allowance is paid to help with the cost of maintaining your spouse and family in the UK.

Royal Society Fellowships


The Royal Society offers incoming fellowships for researchers from North America and Asia. The aim is to attract outstanding postdoctoral scientists to undertake high-quality research at a UK laboratory.

The research undertaken must relate to a subject within the natural sciences. Awards are not granted in the areas of the social sciences or clinical medical research.

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships

Under Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships scheme, 200 awards are available to postgraduate master’s students from Canada, China, India and the USA. This is part of the Scottish government's continuing support for the 'brightest and best' students to come and study in Scotland.

 

Canada:


The Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program is facilitated through student exchange agreements between Canadian and regional institutions. These student exchange agreements are created between universities for graduate students. Scholarship recipients remain registered as full time students in their home institution during this exchange.

 

Graduate Students Exchanges (GSEP) are hosted by Canadian institutions for a period of five or six months and provide up to $10,000 to cover transportation, living and other related expenses during the students’ stay in Canada.

 

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program is administered by Canada’s three research granting councils (the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council).

The Vanier CGS program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health; as well as leadership skills. Both Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year, for up to three years.

 

The Pearson Fellowship is a senior fellowship awarded to individuals who have an outstanding record of national and/or international public service.

The Pearson Fellowship is intended to enable outstanding thinkers and practitioners to take the time to reflect and write on contemporary international affairs and the theory and practice of international development. Public education is an important feature of the Pearson Fellow's work.

 

The Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories (VF) Program provides promising emerging scientists and engineers with the opportunity to work with research groups or leaders in Canadian government laboratories and research institutions. Fellowships are awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year, at the discretion of the government department concerned.

Singapore

The SIA Youth Scholarships is offered by Singapore Airlines to outstanding students (completing Standard 10 in the year of application) in India for entry at Pre-University 1 in junior colleges in Singapore. The SIA Youth Scholarships provide the opportunity to study in Singapore which offers high education standards, strong research and collaborative programs with the world’s best universities. Singapore schools also provide an exciting cultural and intellectual meeting place for international students.