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    I need help on choosing unis for undergrad in Accounting and Finance.
    Applied to LSE,Warwick,Manchester,City and Nottingham.Now I need back up incase I dont get into any.Need suggestions as to how good the systems/locations/employment rates are

    Australia:Not sure about it as I'm an Indian.Need advice regarding this one.

    US:Not too keen on it as I dont like the educational system.You need to study and get exams on a regular basis.Also a lot of multiple choice questions.Not my type.

    Canada:Not sure.If its similar to the US system then probably not.

    Singapore/Malaysia: how good are they?
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    US: Some great universities.
    Working there afterward is impossible unless you can convince an employer to sponsor you.
    This is so expensive and time consuming that no employer will do this for someone who is fresh out of university.

    Canada:
    OK universities, comparable to UCLA and the best US public universities.
    Friendly people.
    Easy to work there afterwards.

    Australia:
    Some OK universities. (Group of 8 )
    Some friendly people. Some racists.
    Stick to Sydney or Canberra, they tend to be friendlier places.
    Avoid the poor, "bogan" ( white trash, redneck ) areas like Sydney's Western Suburbs.
    In Sydney, good areas to live and study in include the Eastern Suburbs or the North Shore.
    "Curry bashings" are commonest in Melbourne ( mildly racist ).
    The more remote places like Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane are extremely racist.
    Easy to work there afterwards since the degree you do gives you additional points towards immigration.

    Malaysia: No chance of university entry unless you are a Bhumiputra.
    Most affluent Malaysians send their children to the US, Canada, UK and Australia.
    No chance of work afterwards unless you are a Bhumi.

    Singapore:
    No idea.
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    (Original post by pjb13)
    I need help on choosing unis for undergrad in Accounting and Finance.
    Applied to LSE,Warwick,Manchester,City and Nottingham.Now I need back up incase I dont get into any.Need suggestions as to how good the systems/locations/employment rates are

    Australia:Not sure about it as I'm an Indian.Need advice regarding this one.

    US:Not too keen on it as I dont like the educational system.You need to study and get exams on a regular basis.Also a lot of multiple choice questions.Not my type.

    Canada:Not sure.If its similar to the US system then probably not.

    Singapore/Malaysia: how good are they?
    As Flustege has already given a pretty good answer, i'll just answer some parts he didn't.

    The Canadian system is similar to the US system. You take different classes each semester that only run for one semester and you have finals at the end. However, the amount of multiple choice question actually depends on the class. For example I am currently at a US university and only of my courses have multiple choice exam.

    Singapore: Singaporean universities are known to be some of the best in Asia. The two famous ones are National University of Singapore and NTU (don't know what it stands for). I guess the jobs are pretty good, if you decide to work in Asia. I think Singaporean's encourage foreigners to go their country to study and work, so immigration shouldn't be a problem. Not sure about the system and locations though. I would guess they are similar to UK style.
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    The choice depends on:

    - your budget: Canada is the cheapest, followed by UK, USA and Australia (the most expensive); in Singapore, you can basically have a free-ride on the back of state-sponsored loans

    - your future plans: do you seek to become a resident of the country you graduate from? if yes, Australia and Canada are your best options.

    - the location, people, weather etc.: Australia and Singapore has great climates and beautiful cities; don't be turned off by the racism-phobia (it's a media sensation mostly); Canada and UK is cold
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    If you're concerned about the current situation in australia then I would advise you don't go to study there. You don't want to be spending 3/4 years of your life living in fear of your personal safety. Your time and money would be much better off spent going to a country where you don't have to worry about issues of racism on a daily basis like the UK, Canada or the States.

    Whilst the actions of a minority are not a true reflection of Australian society, it would be impossible to disregard recent events and the fact that there is an increasing trend of attacks against Indians is quite alarming. I was keen on going to Moscow during my gap year but was eventually put off after reading about the number of racist attacks that go on there pretty much every day.

    The truth is if you're not welcome somewhere why willingly go there in the first place?

    Hopefully you'll come to the UK.
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    Australia:
    most universities have a modular system with exams at the end of each
    semester. They also have mid semester exams and some coursework which contribute to your final subject marks.
    Your GPA is calculated over the entire 3/4/5 years of the degree. It is common to do an extra ¨Honours¨ year before proceeding to a Masters or a PhD.
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    (Original post by logic123)
    WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? picking which counterie
    to study at, why dont you study in your own bloody country ffs.
    The OP is an Indian who lives in Dubai as you would have found out if you did around 30 seconds of investigation.
    It is perfectly understandable that he does not want to study or live in Dubai.
    The universities in Dubai are abysmal and Indians there are treated even worse than in Australia.
    As for studying in India, he probably will not get into the good universities in India since the application to offer rate is worse than 100 to 1 at the top places.

    See:
    http://www.justlanded.com/english/Du...st-Expatriates
    http://www.expatforum.com/expats/dub...ism-dubai.html
    http://gulfnews.com/opinions/your-sa...clubs-1.126703

    This is a typical advertisment in Dubai:
    ¨Wanted
    Secretary/PA - European/SA/USA - salary 12,000 dhs

    Wanted
    Secretary/PA - Asian - 2000 dhs ¨
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    the usa has some really good universities... every country as some good universities your just going to have to do some major google searching x
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    Singapore basically has 3 universities - NUS (National University of Singapore), NTU (Nanyang Technological University) and SMU (Singapore Management University).

    In terms of location, SMU is right smack in the heart of the city, NUS is located in the West but still pretty near the city, 15 minutes away?
    NTU is the most far away one, it's really far but then again Singapore is a really small country with superb transportation network so it's very accessible.

    Reputation wise, NUS is the best overall but its niche area is in the sciences and law, NTU has a very good business school and SMU only specialises in business and law plus it's the newest uni in Singapore so.

    As long as you graduate from a Singapore uni, you're almost always gauranteed employment, even before you graduate in fact, since most people get job offers in their last year. And also, since you're Indian, you'll be able to fit right in cos Singapore's really multicultural like Chinese Malay Indians and we have lots of foreigners here too.

    Hope that helps!
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    Since the others have given decent answers regards unis in Singapore, US, UK and Australia, let me try to answer your question regards Malaysian universities. I would say although the universities are not as reputable as the ones in Singapore, if you get accepted, I would say there's a huge chance you might get employed in MALAYSIA right after you graduate. A lot of private companies are looking for non-Malay graduates from local universities because it is simply so difficult for non-Malays to get accepted there. If you are not planning to further your career in Malaysia, don't even think about it. However what I said applies to Malaysians only as far as I know. I'm not sure about non-Malaysians though.

    Otherwise, there are a couple of private insitutions in Malaysia that offer twinning programs, in which you can spend 1-2 years in Malaysia, and finish the rest of your undergraduate course overseas, such as UK, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. However, I've got to remind you that a lot of the schools are lower-ranked schools in their respective countries. Meanwhile, I would strongly encourage you to go for either Curtin University, Swinburne University, Monash University or University of Nottingham if you decide to go to Malaysia. Those are the Malaysia campuses of foreign universities. The first three are Aussies, the last one is a British school. The standard is as high as their campuses in their home nations and all students take the same test than those who are studying in Australia or UK. In fact if you wish to go overseas in the future, this is a cost-effective way as well.

    Btw, I would strongly encourage Monash University if you want to have a NORMAL college life, as it is surrounded by cities and there is no lack of entertainment over there. Nottingham University is located in an outskirt near Kuala Lumpur and it is an ideal place for studying as well. Finally, both Swinburne and Curtin are located on East Malaysia, the former is located in a city while Curtin is located in a small town in East Malaysia, hence wouldn't recommend Curtin despite it's quality standard.

    Hope that helps!
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    (Original post by Warrior King)
    If you're concerned about the current situation in australia then I would advise you don't go to study there. You don't want to be spending 3/4 years of your life living in fear of your personal safety. Your time and money would be much better off spent going to a country where you don't have to worry about issues of racism on a daily basis like the UK, Canada or the States.
    Yeah I guess I better not go there.I went to Sydney about 5 yrs back and it was awesome, people were also really friendly...dunno whats happened.I can cope with mild racism but this seems to be on another level.
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    (Original post by flugestuge)
    The OP is an Indian who lives in Dubai as you would have found out if you did around 30 seconds of investigation.
    It is perfectly understandable that he does not want to study or live in Dubai.
    The universities in Dubai are abysmal and Indians there are treated even worse than in Australia.
    As for studying in India, he probably will not get into the good universities in India since the application to offer rate is worse than 100 to 1 at the top places.

    See:
    http://www.justlanded.com/english/Du...st-Expatriates
    http://www.expatforum.com/expats/dub...ism-dubai.html
    http://gulfnews.com/opinions/your-sa...clubs-1.126703

    This is a typical advertisment in Dubai:
    ¨Wanted
    Secretary/PA - European/SA/USA - salary 12,000 dhs

    Wanted
    Secretary/PA - Asian - 2000 dhs ¨
    Thanks I couldnt have said it better.Studying here isnt bad but kinda pointless.Its only for people who need to spend an extra year cuz they havent done A levels or didnt get in anywhere else.But there isnt any major racism here, its just that they favour the favour the locals and whites more for jobs and giving respect.Most people love it but I dont like this place that much for all its grandeur.As for studying in India, its not even worth trying with the amount of competition.Hell people cry cuz they got 95% :confused:
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    (Original post by pjb13)
    Yeah I guess I better not go there.I went to Sydney about 5 yrs back and it was awesome, people were also really friendly...dunno whats happened.I can cope with mild racism but this seems to be on another level.
    Well I am planning to go Australia as well and I actually have a couple of friends over there. They say you wont feel the racism as long as you stay with your own society all the time. Guess this is the case for most countries. :rolleyes:
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    Yeah it beats the point of going to another country which is to mix with more people and party till late at night.Oh wait I'm supposed to go there for a better education :o:
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    (Original post by pjb13)
    Yeah it beats the point of going to another country which is to mix with more people and party till late at night.
    Oh wait I'm supposed to go there for a better education :o:
    Australia should be ok if you stick to Sydney or Melbourne,
    and stay away from the poorer areas like Sydney's Western Suburbs,
    and make sure that you dont work late at night or go out late at night by yourself
    and don't catch public transport late at night.
    You should be ok if you associate mainly with Asians, Eastern European immigrants and educated, liberal
    Australians. It is mainly the real True Blue Aussies who are a problem.
 
 
 
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