We at AEMC know that everyone has dreams and goals that they want to achieve, and as such, everyone must be given equal opportunity to pursue those goals. That is why at AEMC, we offer advice to our students impartially, treating all our students as one. With our history running as far as 13 years, we have come across a variety of students with different backgrounds and different stories, with equally different dreams and we believe we have adequately catered to each and every one of them.
Below we have highlighted 5 notable trends in students who have approached us regarding obtaining their student visas to Australia, and thereafter, they have successfully obtained their student visas as well! If you are in a situation similar to below where you might wonder if you are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa, don’t fret! AEMC is here to help!
- Students having a background with multiple disciplines
Interdisciplinary study is an upcoming trend and is a quality that is demanded the most by future employers according to research conducted by Deloitte Group. Employers seek employees who are well-versed in more areas than one, which makes a “polymath”. “A polymath is an individual whose knowledge spans a significant number of subjects, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.” Currently, a number of famous and highly successful polymaths exist – namely Elon Musk, Raguram Rajan, Herbert Alexander Simon, and the list goes on.
Similarly, with our experience we have noticed that some students are interested in obtaining knowledge in multiple disciplines. In the past, we have students who have had the following combinations:
– Education and work experience in the Business field, however applied for their further studies in the field of IT – to an area that culminates both these fields such as Business Analysis.
– Education in Human Resource Management applied for their further studies in the field of IT and Cyber Security, and more.
As you may notice from above, we have had students engaged in a number of areas of study, who are currently pursuing their studies successfully in Australia. Given the rising number of situations similar to the above, we encourage all our students to follow their pathway. If you too are interested in following a multidisciplinary pathway, check your eligibility with one of our counsellors.
- Students pursuing courses that follow the latest trends in the job market
We also now have a number of students who have enrolled in, and are currently following upcoming fields of study that fall in line with the field of STEM. STEM essentially stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with a number of sub-branches that fall under STEM. We have explained these further in our webpage dedicated to STEM on our website.
Students are now engaging more and more in fields such as Data Science, Cyber Security, Business Analysis and Project Management that go hand in hand with the field of STEM and abides by the future demands of the global job market as a whole. The best part is, because AEMC has a large number of universities based in Australia, UK, USA and Canada, we have so many courses available as options for our students!
- Students with dual qualifications
Dual qualifications, such as a double-masters is an exciting new way to broaden your knowledge in a number of areas that can be combined together, which is a linking factor to the points mentioned above.
You may wonder if you are eligible to start off on a second Master’s overseas, if you have already completed a Master’s in Sri Lanka. Yes, this is possible. We have had a large number of students who intend to focus on a more specialised field of study overseas even after completing a general Masters in Sri Lanka such as an MBA.
We learn something new every day and learning such things will never go in vain. That is why we also encourage mature aged students to apply to test their eligibility when aiming to pursue their higher studies. Being a mature aged student brings in a number of plus points too, where we believe that you would find it easier to adjust to an overseas lifestyle given your existing experiences and other factors.
Although mature aged study may seem quite rare in Sri Lankan universities, such occurrences are abundant in foreign institutions. While there are clear visa conditions to abide by, you can always contact us and check your eligibility to pursue further studies in a field applicable to you.
- Students who are under the age of 18
AEMC also believes in getting a head start on education, and that is why we cater to those students who want to do exactly that! If you want to start off on your studies soon, and if you are still below the age of 18, we have options for you.
Travelling with a guardian
In certain situations if you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian may be able to accompany you to Australia until you turn 18 years of age. We do provide guidance for your guardian’s visa application too.
Homestay and guardianship in Australia
In situations where you are below 18 years of age, and a parent or guardian is unable to accompany you to Australia, we communicate directly with the university who will then assign guardianship and homestay or on campus accommodation facilities to you until you turn 18 years of age through separate bodies within Australia. This system is highly secure and trustworthy as they are entities assigned directly by the university you have enrolled in, to you.
While we have a large number of individual cases that the above mentioned situations apply to, we must highlight that there are more circumstances that may add on to the above in your case. If you are still unsure of your eligibility, contact AEMC, and we will help you through the process!