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1. QS World's Best Study Abroad Cities Listed

When choosing a school to study abroad, students generally consider the school’s academic performance, subject specialty, employment resources, research capabilities, extracurricular activities, and so on. However, in addition to the characteristics of the school itself, the location of the university will also directly affect the experience of studying abroad, and it also plays a vital role in the choice of a school for students. On July 28, QS released the latest "Ranking of Best Cities for Studying Abroad in 2022". This is the second time QS has released the "Ranking of Best Cities for Studying Abroad" in two years after 2019. This is compared with the ranking in 2019. Some changes. Australia's two major cities are among the top ten in the world!

The TOP 3 cities are London, UK (TOP 1), Munich, Germany (TOP 2), Seoul, South Korea, and Tokyo, Japan.

This is also the third consecutive time that London has been ranked first in the QS Best Cities for Studying Abroad, while Munich and Seoul have risen in the rankings, while Tokyo's ranking has dropped by one place compared to 2019.

There are a total of 7 cities in Australia on the list, of which Melbourne ranks 6th and Sydney ranks 8th.

In addition to Sydney and Melbourne, the two most popular cities for overseas students in Australia, some other cities for studying abroad are also very popular.

Brisbane-29th in the world, with a comprehensive score of 81.3. Well-known universities include the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology.

Adelaide-35th in the world (tied), with a comprehensive score of 78.3. Well-known universities include the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, and Flinders University.

Perth-35th in the world (tied), with a comprehensive score of 78.3. Well-known universities include the University of Western Australia and Curtin University.

Canberra-37th in the world (tied), with a comprehensive score of 78.1. Well-known universities include the Australian National University and the University of Canberra.

Gold Coast-89th in the world (tied), with an overall score of 53.8. Well-known universities include Bond University, etc. 

2. Adjustment of admission requirements for nursing majors at Flinders University

For more than 40 years, Flinders University has been at the forefront of nursing and midwifery education in Australia, and currently ranks among the top 30 in the world in the 2021 global subject rankings for nursing.

With COVID-19 raging today, nursing care is extremely important to the health of the community, making healthcare and social assistance the largest and fastest-growing industries in Australia. The 2019 Employment Report predicts that by May 2023, employment growth in this industry will be the strongest among all industries.

To ensure that the best nursing students are attracted, Flinders University's nursing professional review requirements are updated as follows, for the first semester of 2022:

Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration) Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)

--The validity period of English scores will be increased from 1 year before the start of the course to 2 years, in line with NMBA standards

--If the student has been registered as an Enrolled Nurse in the NMBA, as long as they meet the time requirements specified in the NMBA standard, they do not need to submit English scores.

--Completing the Australian Diploma of Nursing bridge course can apply for a one-year exemption, and a certificate from a registered nurse is required. If the student has applied for registration but does not receive the EN registration within 3 weeks before the start of the semester, 18 credits will be exempted.

--Domestic/overseas students are welcome, and overseas students can take online courses

Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

--The validity period of English scores will be increased from 1 year before the start of the course to 2 years, in line with NMBA standards

--Only within Australia

3. The Immigration Bureau relaxes work restrictions for some international students

According to the latest update on the official website of the Immigration Department, affected by Covid-19 lockdown, applicants holding student visas working in supermarkets or related distribution locations can work more than 40 hours every 2 weeks during the lockdown period.

At present, there are a total of 6 types of international students who can relax the 40-hour work restriction, namely:

Before September 8, 2020, be employed by a government-approved pension institution or a federally funded pension institution and hold a RACS ID or NAPS ID;

-Employed by a registered national protection agency for the disabled;

-In accordance with the instructions of health officials, participated in health care related courses and provided assistance to the epidemic;

-Employed in the agricultural sector

-Employed in the tourism and hotel services industry: The main positions cover part-time jobs that are popular among international students. include:

-Cafe and restaurant managers, retail managers, bar waiters and baristas, cafe workers, waiters, sales assistants, receptionists, hotel and motel managers, hotel service managers

-Work in supermarkets or related distribution locations in the lockdown-affected area

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