International Student, possibly transfer

  1. Hi all

    I am interested in living and working in Australia, specifically Sydney or Brisbane. I am currently in 2nd year of my Bsc of Adult Nursing in the UK. My question is does anyone know of any Universities/Colleges that will accept International Students possibly transfer students? Obviously I realise I would have to pay for my education, but I figured this would be a good way to see if I really do want to immigrate here. I lived in Sydney when I was younger, left when I was 13, so I realise it has all changed. My fiance has never been before so this seems to be a good way to get a feel for the city, I know I'll likely never want to leave when I graduate though...

    I still have loads of family in Sydney but I don't mind studying in Brisbane either.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks
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  3. by   gwenith
    I know that USQ - University of Southern Queensland does accept international students and it has a good reputation. It is based in Toowoomba - which is a beautiful city, unfortunately experiencing water restrictions at the moment but I am sure you would enjoy it.

    PS if you do come over please bring some rain.
  4. by   Summer24
    Thanks for that info I have now emailed several uni's that I have found but always welcome more.

    While searching the boards here I came across an old post that suggested that if I was to stay in the UK and graduate with my Bsc in Nursing, which will be 18 months from now, I could come over to Oz by applying directly for registration in my chosen State and get in on a work visa. Then after 12 months experience in chosen State I could then apply for permanent residency, is this true? Is this possible with no experience? I would prefer to do this rather than go through the whole immigration process straight away, plus it get's me to Oz quicker:chuckle

    In the UK our Nursing course is 50% theory and 50% practical, so although I will have loads of clinical exp, it won't be as a RN, but as a student RN.
    My husband would be coming with me, but as he will be 32 when I graduate, will that put a dampner on things? As I understood it a works visa was only granted for 18-30yr olds.

    Thanks

    Summer
  5. by   gwenith
    You will have to email the department of immigration for information on some of this I am afraid - apparently you have to be an accredited advisor to give immigration advice. Be patient and remember that the immigration department is a beaurocracy - with ALL that entails
  6. by   simona
    Quote from Summer24
    My husband would be coming with me, but as he will be 32 when I graduate, will that put a dampner on things? As I understood it a works visa was only granted for 18-30yr olds.
    That is a working holiday visa and is for persons under 30 and it doesn't require a sponsor (employer). For the working visa (long stay bussiness visa) you need a contract, an employer that sponsors you, has nothing to do with your age and your spouse will get the visa in the same time with you.
    Visa Options for Nurses - Doctors and Nurses - Workers - Visas & Immigration

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