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On standards or conventions specific to Australia's higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in other parts of the world.

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Pre employment reference check to job offer in Australia [closed]

I would like to know the time frame it will take from pre employment reference check to job offer in Australian universities for a lecturer positions. In Australian universities, they are doing ...
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My supervisor is forcing me to change my PhD thesis to masters after 4 years of my PhD and passing all of exams, is that possible? [closed]

I am student in one of Australia Universities, my PhD supervisor is forcing to change my thesis from PhD to masters and this after 4 years of my candidature after passing all of my exams of ...
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We are applying for Australia and my wife wants to pursue her diploma? [closed]

My wife and I want to go to Australia. She wants to pursue her diploma in hotel management and so we are on the verge of writing our SOP. Should I state that she is single or married, as we heard that ...
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Is it petty to expect people to use your title in a professional setting?

As a general rule, I'm a laid back person and don't take life too seriously. So while I have a PhD, let's say, I don't wave around. (So much so that my PhD scroll hasn't been framed yet). I work ...
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Relocating to a new city for postdoc when you have a partner [closed]

I recently applied and interviewed for a post doc position in a leading scientific institution in Australia. I never thought I'd get the position, and the reason why I interviewed was to get more ...
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Engineering Masters vs an Engineering double degree

I'm currently trying to figure out what I want to do next year in Uni and I've come up with two options that both interest me. And just for further information, I am Australian, just in case that may ...
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How can I contact a professor after few months?

I have written Professor X (Australia) for a Ph.D. position with my CV (in June) and he asked for 3 reference names in return. I sent it. As I did not write him seeing any advertisement so I waited. ...
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Is there the risk of repercussions after making a formal complaint?

If I make a formal complaint against my PhD supervisor, where I have evidence of them failing to comply with university policy in Australia, is it reasonable to be afraid that they could essentially ...
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Do bachelor's and master's degrees have to be the same in order to apply for a doctorate?

I got my bachelors degree in the field of wood and paper science engineering and got my masters degree in the field of industrial engineering. I have more than 15 years of experience in the field of ...
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Switching Academic Fields for Grad Admission - Europe and Australia

I am a pre-final year Electronics and Communication Engineering Undergraduate. I am very much interested in pursuing higher studies in Radio Astronomy and am working on multiple projects in a specific ...
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Funding for Phd positions in Australia

Are PhD positions in Australia fully funded for international students like in the US and Europe? I shall be applying for PhD programs in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Also, are scholarships given for ...
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How hard is it to get a research oriented job in the US with an Austrailian PhD (Computer Engineering)? [closed]

How hard is it to get a job at a leading research lab in the US (like Amazon, Microsoft) with an Australian PhD (from University of New South Wales, Sydney)? Will taking up a postdoc position in a US ...
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Can PhD students take a semester or two to study abroad, similar in nature to a sabbatical?

I know that it is common for professors to take sabbaticals and conduct research at other institutions, but I was wondering if this is something that is available to PhD students as well? I ask ...
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Do PhD students have to be in a certain age range to receive a scholarship? [duplicate]

I am going to pursue my Ph.D. in Australia or New Zealand, I don't know if my age can affect my application regarding getting a scholarship. I definitely need a scholarship and stipend to help me to ...
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What does "funding" mean for undergraduate students performing research over the holiday period?

I am currently an undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience. I recently asked the research coordinator of our faculty if there were any opportunities to conduct research over the ...
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What is a bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering

Context: I am high school student in Australia and currently applying for university 2021. I am interested in engineering and I came across this "bachelor OF Engineering (Honours) and Master of ...
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Is it ok to write a professor again who did not reply me yet? [duplicate]

I have written a professor who has an available Ph.D. position with my CV. After 3 days the professor replied with an apology for being late and said she went through my CV carefully and my work ...
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What are some criteria to get an Australian PhD scholarship? [closed]

I want to apply for a PhD in Australia and I wrote a professor (who has an open position) with my CV. He was very positive in his mail and encouraged me to apply for that position. Now I want to know ...
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Is it wrong to call yourself Dr First_Name Last_Name when you have a Professional Doctorate such as DTech or DBA and not a PhD or MBBS?

Is it wrong to call yourself Dr First_Name Last_Name when you have a Professional Doctorate such as DTech or DBA and not a PhD or MBBS?
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Is it possible to get a Ph.D. position in Europe after a one-year diploma?

I had interviewed by a professor for a Ph.D. position in Australia and the application has been unsuccessful. However, the professor wrote I did well in the interview and encouraged me to apply for a ...
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Australian Honours degree for admission into European PhD programs

I have currently completed a Bachelor's degree in mathematics in Australia and want to go onto do a PhD in pure mathematics in Belgium or Germany. I need to either complete my Honours degree next year ...
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Potential Collaborators insisting on Joining Supervision Panel

TLDR: Researchers wanting to join supervisory team instead of collaborating, why? I have started my PhD for awhile now and I am gearing up for my confirmation presentation (research proposal defence)....
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Visa application for PhD studies Australia [closed]

I want to commence my PhD studies in Melbourne as an international student. I have come to know that I need to enroll my child in australian school for submitting visa application via homeaffairs ...
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Chance of applying as a prospective PhD student in semesters [closed]

Is it usual that the chance for a PhD student that aims to apply for the second semester of the educational year (i.e. spring semester) and sends his/her application for professors may be lesser than ...
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Taking a year off from Master program due to severe injury and doing online courses as I am not fit for work.(Future Prospects)

Since I have taken a year off from my Master's program due to a severe accident, all I am doing now are online courses as I am not fit to do any work. But will this in a way affect my future prospects ...
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positioning yourself for research positions after graduating from a PhD in a different country

I asked this on Reddit also but didn't get any responses so I am trying here. I am a first year PhD student thinking about how I can start to better position myself to get a research position after ...
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Would preaching in a church be advantageous for becoming a lecturer?

In general, the job of a lecturer (under Australian terminology- I think the terminology is different in America) can be divided up into two main areas of focus: research and teaching, with the latter ...
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In Australia, possibility of transfer from a fixed-term Lecturer to a continuing appointment [closed]

Recently I got a position as a 3-year fixed-term lecturer at an Australia university. I wonder if there is any possibility to transfer to permanent position? Or I would have a better chance if I apply ...
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What is the most likely cause of short, quick, and useless reviews? [closed]

My theoretical computer-science paper that I submitted to an Australian (i.e., located in Australia this year) B-level (according to http://portal.core.edu.au/conf-ranks) DBLP-listed computer-science ...
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Can an international student manage his cost of living in Australia if his 4 years PhD tuition fee is waived off by the university?

I received an offer of admission from one of the Australian Universities in Perth. My supervisor recommended my application for tuition fee waive off scholarship and university has accepted that. I ...
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How to identify A/A* Journal

The academic promotions procedure at my Australian university includes specifically publications in A/A* journals. What defines A/A* and where can I find out which journals are in this category?
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How to present a degree that was earned abroad on a business card?

I live in Australia and hold a M.A. degree from the University of Hamburg. That degree doesn't exist in Australia, so I can't get it acknowledged through the accrediting bodies. What is the ...
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What is a research assistant in the Australian system?

I've noticed postings for positions with the title “research assistant” from Australian universities. They require a PhD and are often (or exclusively) one-year contracts. Are these positions akin to ...
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Is there a professional etiquette regarding jackets in academia? [closed]

So, I’m sure we all know about the stereotype of the professor in the tweed jacket. Based on a cursory web search, it looks like the stereotype started because tweed was a relatively cheap but warm ...
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Is it polite to ask for your potential supervisors to help get the scholarship?

I am applying for a PhD at a new university. But my grade is a little off to the scholarship line. The student service told me that I may get a scholarship, but not for sure. Now I have found two ...
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How to get second chance at pursuing honours/PhD if your undergraduate grades are poor in Australia?

I recently completed a 3 year bachelor degree in Computer Science at an Australian university. I graduated with a GPA which is roughly the equivalent of a “C” in the US. I only blame the grades on my ...
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Is recommendation a must for getting PhD admission in Australia

I am new to this community. The discussions here are interesting so I thought may be I can solve one of my queries regarding PhD admissions. I am in India and I have completed my post-graduation last ...
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Will my American GPA be 'transferred' to an Australian university?

I'm a first-year medical student within the United States considering a move to Australia. I am not looking at a "study abroad" or "foreign exchange student" type program. A direct move and goal to be ...
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Can I use British English in an Australian conference paper?

I have written a peer-reviewed paper for an Australian academic conference. The reviews are favourable with a number of small and helpful suggestions. However, one reviewer has criticised the use of ...
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PhD intellectual property

The Australian government pays for the research study fees. Who will, in such case, have the intellectual property rights for the research: the PhD student or the university?
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How to get a tutoring position in Melbourne, Australia?

I'm starting my PhD in neuroscience next month at the University of Melbourne and I've been told that graduate research students often work part time as tutors. I've been trying to find this ...
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When was the Bachelor degree of Occupational Therapy introduced in Australia?

Sounds like a simple question, but despite a few hours of searching, I couldn't find the answer. I would also like to know what qualification was required beforehand in order to work in that ...
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Must I admit having started (but not finished) an MS when applying for a competitive PhD position?

I spent almost two years in a chemistry master’s program. I did many lab rotations where I learned many techniques, and I even made progress on my master’s thesis (though I never defended). Ultimately,...
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Funding for applied mathematics postdoc - how does it work?

I am an applied mathematics Ph.D. student at the end of my Ph.D., looking for postdoc opportunities. My strategy has been to apply for different positions that are already funded. Now I am thinking ...
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Practicality of attaining a law degree despite difficulty remembering facts?

I am > 40 years old and have been heavily involved in IT for my adult life. 20-25 years ago I successfully studied 2 years of Information Technology at a polytechnic (I've always been good with ...
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What is a tutor in Australia (UniMelb)? Is it like a TA? What are the responsibilities?

I will be starting my PhD at University of Melbourne this October and I have questions about the tutor position. Is this like a teaching assistant (TA) position in other university systems? What does ...
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Redoing my bachelor’s degree for general specialisation and better GPA [closed]

I completed my Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree, in Computing Information Systems (IS) and in Information Technology (IT), respectively, at a university in Australia four years ago. Both degrees ...
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What does "PI" mean in Australia?

In the United States a "PI" is a principal investigator. This is someone who leads grant applications. What does "PI" mean in Australia?
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(Australia) Conjoint senior lecturer? Do they teach?

In Australia, I see many non-university researchers (e.g. CSIRO postdocs) have a title of "conjoint lecturer" from a reputable university. Do they teach? Do they receive salary from the university? ...
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As an American considering a post-doc in Australia, how does superannuation affect me? [closed]

I have been offered a temporary (3 years) post doc in Australia with a salary and superannuation. As an American, Can I access this money? Is there a penalty? Can I transfer it to a tax-...
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