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1. The University of Sydney Business School once again ranks first in the world

For 5 consecutive years, the University of Sydney Business School has continued to consolidate its global leading position in the EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) ranking. The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in Brussels uses the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) to conduct an overall assessment and benchmarking of global business education institutions, including all degrees and awards from undergraduate to postdoctoral. As early as 2004, Xida Business School won the world's top accreditation for the first time and has never been absent since then!

Following the "Triple Crown" title jointly issued by The Association of MBAs and The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in 2020, it has achieved the top 1% of global business schools. Recently, Xida Business School has ushered in good news again!

The EQUIS Accreditation Committee unanimously voted to extend the accreditation of Xida Business School from 2021 for another 5 years (it is the longest accreditation period) and call it an "innovative pioneer".

Professor Greg Whitwell, Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, praised the good news and called it an endorsement of the strategic development direction of the business school.

2. College of Humanities (University of Melbourne)  point increased in 2022

The latest announcement from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Melbourne, 2022 Master of International Relationship Master of International Relations Master of International requirements for increasing points!

Study period: 2 years

Intake: February and July

Tuition fee in 2021: $36,608 /year

Professional profile: The Master of International Relations major involves theory, international governance and law, international security, international political economy and international history, exploring climate change, nuclear weapons, genocide, human rights, globalization, corruption, international trade, and women’s role in global politics Subtle international politics. This major can help students understand contemporary issues facing international law, policy, and governance, and open the door to a career in government, private and non-governmental organizations, or academia.

For two admissions in 2022, the minimum admission requirements for this major are as follows:

▪ C9/985 institutions with an average score of 81%

▪ 211 colleges, with an average score of 83%

▪ Non-211 colleges and universities, with an average score of 85%

▪ Independent college with an average score of 88%

3. Australia announces "Welcome overseas students return to Australia"

It has been more than a year since Australia closed its borders. As Australia’s epidemic control gradually stabilizes, the Australian government’s attitude towards overseas students returning to Australia has gradually changed. It was once firm that “all Australians must be brought back to the country first” slowly. It became "Welcome international students back to Australia."

According to many Australian media reports, Australian Finance Minister Josh Frydenberg said in a speech in South Australia that the Australian government supports Chinese students to study in Australia. On May 17, Frydenberg at the Business SA meeting

Said that the federal government has formulated a preliminary plan that Australia will welcome international students back to the country from the end of this year, depending on the results of the communication between the state government and the university on isolation arrangements.

At another press conference, Australian Prime Minister Morrison stated that the priority now is to pick up international students to return to Australia. At present, both Victoria and NSW have submitted their own plans for returning overseas students to Australia, and Morrison is also actively considering it. Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory are all intensively finalizing plans, and details such as charter flights and isolation are being discussed.

In addition, a 600-bed student apartment in NSW has been approved to be used as an isolation facility for returning students to Australia, and has been approved by the NSW Governor and Cabinet, and submitted to the federal government for review. The Finance Minister of NSW revealed that the plan for returning students from NSW to Australia is being finalized, and more details will be announced in the near future.

4. The Immigration Bureau relaxes the working hours of some student visa holders

Recently, students often ask us which study permit holders can work full-time, and under what circumstances can they be exempt from the 40-hour/two-week work limit.

In order to support the provision of certain services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of the Interior and the Australian Border Force will relax the working time requirements for student visa holders to meet the following conditions:

If you meet the following conditions, you can work for more than 40 hours every two weeks:

--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 disability insurance plan provider

--Participate in health care related courses, and are carrying out COVID-19 related epidemic prevention work according to the knowledge of health officials

--Employed by the Australian Agriculture Department

--Employed in the tourism and service industries


Even if the Australian government grants students more flexibility in policy, students must still balance the relationship between study and work. Students who work more than 40 hours every two weeks must:

--Maintain the original course registration

--Ensure that the attendance rate meets the requirements of the course

--Ensure that the required academic progress is met

If the school’s course registration is cancelled or the student visa holder who fails to meet the required academic progress, it will be regarded as a violation of visa regulations.

You can apply for a 408 visa after the end of the study visa

In addition, if you work in the above-mentioned industries and have completed courses, you may be eligible for a COVID-19 pandemic (subclass 408) visa. You can start applying for this visa 90 days before the expiration of your student visa. Students whose study visa is about to expire can scan the QR code at the end of the article and consult to apply for a 408 visa. They have the opportunity to obtain a visa for up to one year and can work full-time! The visa application fee is also waived!

The above policies are temporary measures during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be reviewed by the government. The Australian government will conduct regular reviews, please keep your attention.

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