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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone have experience being an international student studying in AUS?
    Specifically this University also?

    I'm aware the system is completely different to UK universities, however could you shed light on any difference I may have overlooked.

    I'm aware the cost of studying is based on how many units you take and the cost of each unit. Do you have to pay this entire amount upfront or is it similar to the UK in which you start to pay back your tuition fees once you start working?

    Do you get a student loan? (Is Student Finance only applicable to the UK?)
    Or is the only way to obtain money through a Scholarship and working??

    Has anyone studied Law at this university?? I've looked up the entry requirements for the LLB but i'm not entirely sure I'm correct- It states you need BBC entry requirements GCE A Level. I have ABC. Addtionally it stated for an LLM you need to sit the LSAT...surely you would sit that for undergraduate entry??

    You need Health Insurance I'm also aware.. Is this extremely costly??

    Please help!!!

    I've also been informed by my AUS friend that having a UK passport may help with studying.. why is this??
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    I'm a local Australian student, so hopefully I can shed some light on your questions

    As an international student (ie. not exchange) you'd pay your fees based on how many courses you take, and they are paid up-front every semester. 6 credits = 1 course; 24 credits = 4 courses etc. Full-time study would be 24 credits/4 courses and part-time study would be 12 credits/2 courses per semester. The loan that you're talking about is called HECS, and it's available only to Australian citizens or PRs.

    There are scholarships available for international students, but you might have to supplement your living expenses with part-time work, which can't exceed 20 hours a week. Fluent English-speakers tend to have an easier time job-hunting than students from non-English backgrounds. In addition, a UK Passport won't be an advantage when it comes to admissions (all students are against the same criteria) but it might make your life a little easier applying for visas and job-hunting wise : )

    ^ Oops, I noticed that you didn't write down any particular university, and I'm no law student, sorry! Can't help here.

    Feel free to ask any other questions, happy to help! ^^
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