Why should a Bhutanese Choose Regional Areas for Studies?

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 Famous Regional Area Universities around the world

Generally, when people go for abroad studies, they assume that they will only see good universities in metropolitan areas. If that is your thought, you are wrong! There are numerous other colleges categorized as regional area Universities, providing highly-valued courses. If you are a Bhutanese aspiring to study abroad, choosing one of those regional universities would be a better choice due to its various advantages over other metropolitan universities. You may be wondering whether such universities would allow you to study- Yes, there are Universities accepting three-year degrees from Bhutan and even four-year courses depending on your choice of the category of cities. Let’s discuss the benefits of choosing Australian regional Universities as the country is the number one study and work destination for Bhutanese.

Why should you choose Regional Universities in Australia?

Any Bhutanese studying in Universities categorized as Regional areas has a lot of advantages. Here are a few of the significant benefits:

1.Financially affordable

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Living in Regional towns reduces financial burdens. 

First things first! The cost of living in regional areas is much less than in cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. For instance, a 1-bedroom apartment in Sydney costs around $2602 while a regional area like Adelaide-one of the Universities accepting a three-year degree from Bhutan- only costs around $1360, half the price of the city. Likewise, other expenses for transportation and food are comparatively low. With such a relatively low cost of living, any average Bhutanese can study and work well in Australia by choosing regionally categorized Universities.

 2.Laid-back lifestyle –Connecting the Bhutanese way of life. 

Relaxed lifestyle-No hustle bustle in regional areas

A Bhutanese studying in main cities like Sydney and Melbourne would find it hard to adapt to city life as the cities remain constantly busy. Work stress due to the expensive cost of living is often associated with those living in cities. However, in regional areas, people enjoy a slower pace of life. Due to the smaller community, people get to know each other well, developing a strong connection with the people around just, like a typical Bhutanese lifestyle.

3. Bring us closer to Nature 

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“The University of Western Australia” one of the Universities accepting a three-year degree from Bhutan in Perth surrounded by beautiful nature.

Most regional-based colleges are away from busy crowds and closer to nature. The community size is relatively small with fewer human activities. This will bring you closer to the natural world. You can enjoy the scenic view of various landscapes and natural vegetation, Australian animals like Kangaroo and Koala. Such a natural connection would make you feel connected with the place as it is similar to that of Bhutan.

 4.Extra Points for Permanent residency

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5 POINTS towards a skilled Permanent Residency visa.

If you are wishing to settle in Australia, you will be provided with 5 extra points towards permanent residency after studying in the regional area for a minimum of 2 years. This 5 point is vital and will give you an absolute benefit when applying for permanent residence.

  1. Extension of VISA
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Regional areas=VISA extension=more OPPORTUNITIES

One reason for recommending you to choose regional areas to study especially in Australia is because they provide VISA extension after you complete your 2 years post-graduate. The 1-year extension will be given to you if you have lived and studied in category 2 cities that include Perth, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle/Lake Macquarie, Wollongong/ Illawarra, Geelong, and Hobart. 2 years of extension if you studied in category 3 cities that includes Regional Centres and other Regional Areas. Such visas are called post-study work visas and it allows the students to stay back in Australia after completing their studies for working full-time.

2.Scholarships from the Australian Government.

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Griffith University in Gold Coast- provides scholarships to attract international students 

Most regional areas in Australia have less population. the government tries to encourage international students to occupy these places by offering various special scholarships such as Destination Australia. This scholarship provides $15,000 per year to all the students studying there. Similar other Universities are accepting three-year degrees from Bhutan on scholarships to study in regional-based Universities.

Many Bhutanese feel that better opportunities are only found in metropolitan places so they end up choosing Universities that they can hardly bear their cost of living. However, there are other options you can choose to study that are comparatively cheap, yet provide equal opportunities. Such categorized places are called Regional Areas. Given the number of benefits mentioned above, I can say that choosing to study and work in these regionally categorized cities will never disappoint you.

wondering about how to apply for Regional Area-based Universities? Visit https://globalreach.bt for more information

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