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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by bayocanny: 6:44am On Sep 27, 2019
Joan011:


Well, I cant say no. People have asked me to become a lawyer times without number.

Hello bro, I'm an HND holder I studied Mass communication, can I use my HND results to apply for Msc in Aussie?
is it true that Aussie schools do not accept admission directly from the applicant unless they go through an agent?

i anticipate your response bro.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 5:15pm On Sep 27, 2019
bayocanny:

Hello bro, I'm an HND holder I studied Mass communication, can I use my HND results to apply for Msc in Aussie?
is it true that Aussie schools do not accept admission directly from the applicant unless they go through an agent?

i anticipate your response bro.

First, I ain't a Bro.
Most schools in Australia would refer you to an agent of theirs but there are some schools that won't bother whether or not you use an agent.
And as for using your results to get into Msc am not sure about that. You can ask that in the other Australian student thread
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 5:17pm On Sep 27, 2019
Solitin40:

Why.....Not True?

It's true ohh.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Otumbalamba: 5:10pm On Sep 29, 2019
Please and please .........
I know this is not the right place to ask this but please am so stressed about this.
I studied management in school ,I applied to macquarie university for management in same course .......and the gave me admission on that.
But I later found out that management is not on there sol(skilled occupation list)......this has made me sad all through this period.

Is it possible to switch course to Sol course when I get there......please am so desperate for that PR after study.


Please i need answers......thanks
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 10:21am On Sep 30, 2019
Otumbalamba:
Please and please .........
I know this is not the right place to ask this but please am so stressed about this.
I studied management in school ,I applied to macquarie university for management in same course .......and the gave me admission on that.
But I later found out that management is not on there sol(skilled occupation list)......this has made me sad all through this period.

Is it possible to switch course to Sol course when I get there......please am so desperate for that PR after study.


Please i need answers......thanks

Switching courses can get very competitive here.
Have you paid the fees yet? The best you can do is email them explaining that you wanna awitvh courses and ask them for directions/ how to go about that. My two cents

Let the gurus in the house come to my aid on this one.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Otumbalamba: 12:04pm On Sep 30, 2019
Joan011:


Switching courses can get very competitive here.
Have you paid the fees yet? The best you can do is email them explaining that you wanna awitvh courses and ask them for directions/ how to go about that. My two cents

Let the gurus in the house come to my aid on this one.



No I have not paid fees yet.
Am planning to pay it this week
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Otumbalamba: 12:06pm On Sep 30, 2019
But how possible is it to get a PR with a course not on there skilled occupation list.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Solitin40: 8:39pm On Oct 01, 2019
Otumbalamba:
But how possible is it to get a PR with a course not on there skilled occupation list.
Not possible don’t waste your money man
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Solitin40: 8:40pm On Oct 01, 2019
Otumbalamba:
Please and please .........
I know this is not the right place to ask this but please am so stressed about this.
I studied management in school ,I applied to macquarie university for management in same course .......and the gave me admission on that.
But I later found out that management is not on there sol(skilled occupation list)......this has made me sad all through this period.

Is it possible to switch course to Sol course when I get there......please am so desperate for that PR after study.


Please i need answers......thanks
Change the course now or you switch to another Uni

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Deeman1(m): 6:23pm On Oct 04, 2019
Joan011:


Excuse me Mr. Canadian.... Am from Nigeria where its quite hot and you don't expect me to adapt overnight to something I've never been exposed to before. So I'd appreciate it if you take your time to find out more about something before speaking about it. Thank you

Edited :
Am sure you wouldn't say that if you were in Russia.
Mrs/Miss Nigerian... Typical.. gets confrontational when someone makes an observation/statement of fact. First off Australia would be quite cold for someone coming from Nigeria in the winter. But me laughing at someone who complains about the cold in Australia would be normal (it's nothing personal). Also, Lots of places in Russia is not colder than where I leave in Canada, so also the revere is the case. Considering the northern most pick of Canada is literally on thesame latitude as the northern most pick in Russia. I guess you would also consider getting to know the level of knowledge of who you lay accusation to before you make them..
By the way all the best in your studies in Australia...
Thank you.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Deeman1(m): 6:34pm On Oct 04, 2019
Joan011:


Excuse me Mr. Canadian.... Am from Nigeria where its quite hot and you don't expect me to adapt overnight to something I've never been exposed to before. So I'd appreciate it if you take your time to find out more about something before speaking about it. Thank you

Edited :
Am sure you wouldn't say that if you were in Russia.

P.S am also a Nigerian like you... So madam don't feel offended or take my statement personal.. apologies if you felt offended by m initial statement, wasn't the intention.. lol

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 9:38am On Oct 05, 2019
Deeman1:


P.S am also a Nigerian like you... So madam don't feel offended or take my statement personal.. apologies if you felt offended by m initial statement, wasn't the intention.. lol

Lolxx I wasn't offended. I have lots of jobs to waste my energy on
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 9:42am On Oct 05, 2019
Deeman1:

Mrs/Miss Nigerian... Typical.. gets confrontational when someone makes an observation/statement of fact. First off Australia would be quite cold for someone coming from Nigeria in the winter. But me laughing at someone who complains about the cold in Australia would be normal (it's nothing personal). Also, Lots of places in Russia is not colder than where I leave in Canada, so also the revere is the case. Considering the northern most pick of Canada is literally on thesame latitude as the northern most pick in Russia. I guess you would also consider getting to know the level of knowledge of who you lay accusation to before you make them..
By the way all the best in your studies in Australia...
Thank you.

See me see success, please what accusations have I laid against you and besides nothing of what I said is confrontational. Biko I don't want to know if you're the president of Canada or whatever cos it doesn't affect me in anyway. Last time I checked Dudinka, Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia is more colder than Canada, so where did you get your outdated knowledge from.
Oh I just remembered you're a Nigerian, no wonder. grin grin

So bros or oga, let me enjoy my wine in peace and think about my budget. Cheers
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Otumbalamba: 10:34am On Oct 05, 2019
Solitin40:

Change the course now or you switch to another Uni



But is it not possible to switch course when u get there.
I heard from some people that u can change course after ur first semester, but.....u cant change to a course lower than msc course .
Or u can change after arriving at the school.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Solitin40: 1:30pm On Oct 05, 2019
Otumbalamba:




But is it not possible to switch course when u get there.
I heard from some people that u can change course after ur first semester, but.....u cant change to a course lower than msc course .
Or u can change after arriving at the school.
Don’t waste your first semester fees do all the changes now !

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Otumbalamba: 1:48pm On Oct 05, 2019
Solitin40:

Don’t waste your first semester fees do all the changes now !

Bit I have paid already for the semester fees both I have not received COE yet.......can I still change now..


Am so worked up by all these issue .God help me cry cry cry
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Solitin40: 11:42pm On Oct 05, 2019
Otumbalamba:


Bit I have paid already for the semester fees both I have not received COE yet.......can I still change now..


Am so worked up by all these issue .God help me cry cry cry
Don’t stress yourself Read the conditions at the last page of your offer and also send the international office of the school email and ask them about changing course

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 9:17am On Oct 09, 2019
Hello fam, how are you guys doing? Is it just me or am I enjoying this daylight savings time wink
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by swaystunna(m): 7:51am On Oct 11, 2019
Same here! Longer day 7pm still bright
Joan011:
Hello fam, how are you guys doing? Is it just me or am I enjoying this daylight savings time wink
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Silentthinker: 7:29am On Oct 18, 2019
Good day everyone,please can some one shed more about armidale in NSW.I will b going for my MSC in UNE ,I don't know how feasible it is to work and pay my second year fees.Also I will be going with my family,what's d cost of living,school fees for children ,cost of a 2 bedroom flat and availability of jobs in armidale?Eagerly waiting for responses.over to the gurus in d house,thanks.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 3:53pm On Oct 27, 2019
Silentthinker:
Good day everyone,please can some one shed more about armidale in NSW.I will b going for my MSC in UNE ,I don't know how feasible it is to work and pay my second year fees.Also I will be going with my family,what's d cost of living,school fees for children ,cost of a 2 bedroom flat and availability of jobs in armidale?Eagerly waiting for responses.over to the gurus in d house,thanks.

Just saw this now although you've probably got your answer. Anyway I can't state a precise amount cos am in Victoria where things might not be that expensive as NSW if I remember my readings well. Check the immigrants thread you'll find a lot of very useful information.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by PeaceNexus(m): 7:45pm On Oct 27, 2019
A travel and tours company is requesting that my brother pay them 2m to get him a job in Australia. 500k initial deposit and 1.5m when the documents are ready. How genuine is this?
chukzyfcbb:

It's the PR that drives people to do Masters there, as the Aussie education can aid in securing it quicker upon graduation.

Las Las Just hold 15m+ (tuition proof of funds bla bla) before you dey reason Australia smiley
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by PeaceNexus(m): 7:50pm On Oct 27, 2019
Is there such thing as people getting jobs in Australia through agents? A travel and tours company requested that my brother pay them 2m to help in get a job there. An initial deposit of 500k is to be made. The remaining balance to be paid when the Visa is out. Loosing 500k could mean a lot and I want to verify their claims before letting go of the sum. Please kindly confirm if there is any genuine thing of this nature.
Joan011:


Just saw this now although you've probably got your answer. Anyway I can't state a precise amount cos am in Victoria where things might not be that expensive as NSW if I remember my readings well. Check the immigrants thread you'll find a lot of very useful information.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by chukzyfcbb: 1:50pm On Oct 28, 2019
PeaceNexus:
A travel and tours company is requesting that my brother pay them 2m to get him a job in Australia. 500k initial deposit and 1.5m when the documents are ready. How genuine is this?
Better run away....before your bro gets there and gets stranded!
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 6:59am On Oct 29, 2019
PeaceNexus:
Is there such thing as people getting jobs in Australia through agents? A travel and tours company requested that my brother pay them 2m to help in get a job there. An initial deposit of 500k is to be made. The remaining balance to be paid when the Visa is out. Loosing 500k could mean a lot and I want to verify their claims before letting go of the sum. Please kindly confirm if there is any genuine thing of this nature.

Never pay anyone money to get you a job.... Common use your head... These are scammers. What kind of job do they want to get him? The Prime Minister of Australia position?

Please don't pay anyone money for a job.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Ruben225571: 8:29am On Oct 29, 2019
Please, Can you PM me the documents you Submitted at the embassy? Please! Help a brother! God bless!
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by PeaceNexus(m): 8:08pm On Oct 29, 2019
Thank you bro
Joan011:


Never pay anyone money to get you a job.... Common use your head... These are scammers. What kind of job do they want to get him? The Prime Minister of Australia position?

Please don't pay anyone money for a job.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by PeaceNexus(m): 8:11pm On Oct 29, 2019
Thank.you. Same thing I told him but he was shown some documents of people who have been booked for biometrics. So he was convinced that they company was legit..Since the debit is going to be on me, I needed to be sure because 2m isn't easy to come by in the Nigeria of today.
chukzyfcbb:

Better run away....before your bro gets there and gets stranded!
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by masco131(m): 3:35pm On Nov 07, 2019
Joan011:
Hello to my Aussie Fam.
I want to say a big congratulations to those who have gotten visa and are already in Australia.
Please educate the newbies in the dark on what to expect when they get there......


What flight did you use and how was the experience?

Share your port of entry stories.

Where did you sleep for the first few days, how much did you pay ?

What job(s) have you gotten to sustain yourself ?

Are you on scholarship(s) if yes tell us about it

Your school experiences .

The cultural shocks you experienced while there.

So please guys let us make this thread lively and a place where we can learn stuff.
It's time for me to drop my own gist too[color=#990000][/color] grin

I used Egypt air because it was the cheapest and had the shortest layover, would have used Turkish but mehn that layover was out of it.
The flight from Lagos to Cairo was the worst I can't lie. Old plane, the seat was not good atall, I didn't enjoy it atalllll but when I called their customer care I was told they use A330-300 on Thursdays and Saturdays sad. So anyone that wants to use them I advise you call their customer care and ask when they use the A330. The meal was decent and it was tasty too.
The flight from Cairo to Bangkok was very good mehn from the plane to the meal to the inflight entertainment, everything was okay on the plane and it's definitely a new plane, it was neat. I had a nice time on this flight and slept well. It was my best leg.
I had about 4 hours layover at Bangkok. Bangkok airport is big mehn I walked for over 30 minutes from the gate I arrived to the gate for my flight. This leg was decent and I was provided to show my visa to them at the gate before boarding maybe because I was the only black. The leg was decent the plane was okay, meal was okay but it was very very cold.
I will drop the rest tomorrow, I'm tired

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by masco131(m): 3:39pm On Nov 07, 2019
masco131:

It's time for me to drop my own gist too[color=#990000][/color] grin

I used Egypt air because it was the cheapest and had the shortest layover, would have used Turkish but mehn that layover was out of it.
The flight from Lagos to Cairo was the worst I can't lie. Old plane, the seat was not good atall, I didn't enjoy it atalllll but when I called their customer care I was told they use A330-300 on Thursdays and Saturdays sad. So anyone that wants to use them I advise you call their customer care and ask when they use the A330. The meal was decent and it was tasty too.
The flight from Cairo to Bangkok was very good mehn from the plane to the meal to the inflight entertainment, everything was okay on the plane and it's definitely a new plane, it was neat. I had a nice time on this flight and slept well. It was my best leg.
I had about 4 hours layover at Bangkok. Bangkok airport is big mehn I walked for over 30 minutes from the gate I arrived to the gate for my flight. This leg was decent and I was provided to show my visa to them at the gate before boarding maybe because I was the only black. The leg was decent the plane was okay, meal was okay but it was very very cold.
I will drop the rest tomorrow, I'm tired

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 4:48pm On Nov 07, 2019
masco131:

It's time for me to drop my own gist too[color=#990000][/color] grin

I used Egypt air because it was the cheapest and had the shortest layover, would have used Turkish but mehn that layover was out of it.
The flight from Lagos to Cairo was the worst I can't lie. Old plane, the seat was not good atall, I didn't enjoy it atalllll but when I called their customer care I was told they use A330-300 on Thursdays and Saturdays sad. So anyone that wants to use them I advise you call their customer care and ask when they use the A330. The meal was decent and it was tasty too.
The flight from Cairo to Bangkok was very good mehn from the plane to the meal to the inflight entertainment, everything was okay on the plane and it's definitely a new plane, it was neat. I had a nice time on this flight and slept well. It was my best leg.
I had about 4 hours layover at Bangkok. Bangkok airport is big mehn I walked for over 30 minutes from the gate I arrived to the gate for my flight. This leg was decent and I was provided to show my visa to them at the gate before boarding maybe because I was the only black. The leg was decent the plane was okay, meal was okay but it was very very cold.
I will drop the rest tomorrow, I'm tired


Totally agree, turkey layover is like death sentence.
You even got a nice meal, the one I got from naija to turkey was smelling, almost made me throw up.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 4:56pm On Nov 07, 2019
Hey guys, am going to talk about a very important thing in the morning.... Housing/ rent

A very unfortunate event happened to me very recently and I would like to share it with you all. though an waiting to resolve issues at the moment.

When looking for a place to rent make sure you know the rules guiding the place and also your right as a tenant. Don't stay in a house for 2 weeks without your rental agreement by your side because it will come in handy when any situation arises.

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