Questions tagged [australia]

On standards or conventions specific to Australia's higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in North America, Asia, or Europe.

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Is it okay to scan a book (that I own) strictly for personal use?

I have a physical book from an Australian publisher which is nearly a thousand pages long, so it's quite hard to carry around with me. It is a book of worked solutions for a math textbook. It has no ...
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Should I tell my tertiary education provider about my autism and ADHD diagnosis?

I have high functioning autism / aspergers syndrome comorbid with ADHD. During highschool I went undiagnosed, but always suspected I was autistic. I had a few Dr's comment but I didn't really agree ...
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What is Summa cum Laude and how do you get it? (USA)

What is Summa cum Laude and how do you get it (USA)? Is this equivalent to First Class Honors in Australia? What is the equivalent of an Australian University medal in the USA?
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Is it inappropriate to ask for a salary specification when interviewing for a postdoc position?

I am in the last year of my PhD (neuroscience/biomed research) in Italy and I have applied for an interesting postdoc position in Perth, Australia, at a neuroscience research centre affiliated with ...
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What is the equivalent of an Australian or New Zealand honours thesis in British universities?

Although it is somewhat discipline specific, in Australia, to receive honours for a bachelors degree, a student must undertake an additional, optional year of fulltime study, turning a three year ...
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If I get selected for a diploma in Australia from a recognized University, can I use it to get an education visa? [closed]

I am from Pakistan. I want to move to Australia. One way to get points is to have an Australian diploma. I want to know if I am selected for a diploma from a recognized University in Austrlia, are ...
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As an Australian student who wants to end up in academia, should I do a PhD or postdoc somewhere other than Australia?

I'm a second year undergraduate psychology student in Australia. As a mature-age student, I have a very clear focus in that, I'd like to transition from my undergraduate degree to a PhD, post doc and ...
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Australian Research Council (ARC) grants for overseas applicants

I am currently a visiting assistant professor in Computer Science in the United States. I was wondering If there are any avenues (ARC programs) for someone like me to apply for research grants in ...
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At which level (D or E) should I apply for an advertised faculty position in Australia?

I am putting together an application for an academic position that has been advertised as either level D or E at an Australian university (equivalent to full professor or chair professor in the US). ...
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Restrictions for a full scholarship holder in Australia (applying working Visa after studies, full time work for spouse) [closed]

I am a B.Sc. (Food Science and Technology) degree holder with a 1st class, GPA – 3.82. I plan to apply for a full scholarship/full funding (MSc or PHD) in Australia. I know that 20 hours/week is the ...
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How to refer to a Research Training Scheme Place for PhD study as an achievement

In Australia, students pursuing higher studies (typically a PhD) can complete it on a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place. The RTS is funded by the federal government (see here) but it is up to each ...
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GPA is slightly below what's required for conditional admissions offer, what are my options? [closed]

I've received a conditional offer from Australia National University (ANU). To accept this offer I must have an average of 85% in my current undergraduate program, but I found that my final average is ...
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What is the timeline for academic job postings in the humanities in Australia?

What is the timeline for the humanities (specifically literature) job search in Australia? In the US, jobs begin to be posted in September. Any advice for a US candidate looking for a level B (...
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Do I have to pay back an Australian IPRS Scholarship, if I decide to quit my PhD?

I am currently in an application process for a PhD position in Australia and my advisors said that I might be eligible for an IPRS Scholarship. Obviously this is a great opportunity, but at the same ...
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Can an international PhD Student in Australia make a living with an APA scholarship and 8 hours teaching work per week?

My "problem": I am from Austria and currently in the process of applying for a PhD position in Brisbane, Australia. My supervisors said that I might be eligible for an APA (Australian Postgraduate ...
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As an Australian student with a UK citizenship, can I study in the UK? [closed]

Disclaimer: I wasn't sure where to post this but I thought this was as good a place as any so sorry if this is the wrong place. I am a high school student in Queensland, Australia studying for a ...
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Contacting multiple professors for supervision

I am an Honours student in the process of contacting professors and senior lecturers to request supervision/joint supervision. So far, I had been in contact with a pair who were more than happy to ...
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Being an academic far from the action

I'm currently halfway through a PhD in computer science at a good school in the US. After I graduate, I want to stay in academia. I also want to return home to Australia to be closer to my family. ...
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Job advertisement: “Liaise professionally”

Australian academic job advertisements often ask for candidates to show they can liaise professionally with people in certain other academic roles. What sort of experience or achievements are they ...
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Can I get into an Australian PhD program in computer science without a masters degree, with a dual BSc degree?

I am following a dual degree program in my home country (Sri Lanka). One degree, B.Sc in Computer Science will be awarded by an Australian University and the other degree which is a B.Sc (Hons) in ...
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ARC DECRA eligibility exemption: how to demonstrate unemployment?

For me to apply for an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA grant in the next round, I will need to include an application for an Eligibility Exemption. The last round DECRA rules are below, and ...
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What does a successful NecTAR application look like

This is quite specific question, though, it specificness is largely related to the fact it can only be answered by someone with experience with computational research in Australia. NeCTAR grants ...
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Do Australian universities pay expenses to attend a faculty interview?

I have been invited for an interview for a lecturer position at a university in Australia. I am based in Europe at the moment. It is not expicitly clear, at least to me, in the invitation email that ...
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Short-Term Research Programs for International Students [closed]

I will finish my MS soon and I will apply for fall 2016-PhD. I am wondering is there any short-term research assistance program ( 6-9 months) especially in Australia or European countries? If there ...
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How does a standalone honours degree work?

I'm currently trying to apply for a PhD position, but am unable to meet the entry requirements. My (potential) supervisor has advised me to undertake an honours year to meet the requirements. I ...
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How to best present a PhD application when moving from professional work without a masters or honours degree?

I have been invited by a potential supervisor to apply for a PhD scholarship based on some research I have done in a professional role. I have a history of presenting this kind of work at mixed ...
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Authorship and reputation for British/Australian academic systems

I have recently been offered a position for a "postdoc" (fixed term level A position) in Australia. In the British/Australian (and European) academic systems, career progression is very different ...
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Which countries have funding opportunities like ERC Advanced Grant?

The eligibility of ERC Advanced Grant is very interesting, everyone from anywhere can submit a proposal, and upon approval he should work in a host institution within European Union. This gives an ...
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How to convert Australian grade to US GPA? [duplicate]

I am wondering how to convert Australian grade(HD, D, C, ...) to US GPA (A+, A, B, C ...) I tried few websites but those showed me which I think of as "too good to be true" results. For example, ...
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How common is spousal hire (academic or non-academic) in the Australia/New Zealand system?

I am an academic with hoping for an offer at an Oceania university. I want to know how common in this system is it to ask the university to give my spouse a job? It is common and often successful in ...
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Can New Zealand/Australian academics do consulting work during summers?

Is it possible (if not usual) to do consulting work during summers while working as academics in Aus/NZ universities? I guess the more important point is, is it allowed by the universities to earn ...
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What are some effective ways for someone without a graduate degree to increase their chances of getting hired as a lecturer?

Context I am graduating from a Bachelor's degree (Computer Science) at the end of the year from a fairly large Australian university (top50 world). I am keen for a lecturing role (only teaching) at ...
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How hard is it to get an academic position in Australia/New Zealand with a PhD from the US?

I am originally from India, currently a PhD student in Mathematics in the US. As such I don't have very many ties to the US and I was wondering whether it is common for PhDs from the US to get ...

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