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Old 04-16-2016, 12:35 PM   #1
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Hello! I'm considering studying Physiotherapy at Queensland University/ Curtin University/ University of South Australia/ University of Sydney. I'm still in a dilemma as to which uni to choose... Any seniors there who are willing to share about their experiences there? Would really appreciate it!

To be more specific, these are the areas I would like to know more about:

Accommodation
1. What are the pros and cons of staying on-campus? Is it much cheaper to live off-campus, when rent, utility bills, etc are taken into consideration too?
2. For those staying off-campus, which areas do you recommend? If possible, I would like to stay in a quiet, safe neighbourhood which is close to uni and has access to transport/malls/other facilities.

Studies
3. How would you describe the environment in uni? Are your professors engaging and approachable and do you receive a lot of support from your professors/classmates?
4. How big is the size of your lecture/practical/tutorial group?
5. Can you tell me more about the mode of assessment there (ie written exams/assignments/group work etc)?
6. How difficult would you rate the Physiotherapy course there on a scale of 1 to 10?
7. Any study tips?

Student Life
8. How many Singaporeans are studying Physio at your uni?
9. What's the best eatery/mall/leisure place there?

P.S. Is anyone else also interested in studying Physio in Australia and have gotten their offers?

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Old 04-18-2016, 05:31 AM   #2
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1. staying in a Dorm the adv is U get to miggle to local students. its generally cheaper to stay off campus but if U can stay in nice places and it can also cost more. U get more space staying off campus too,

2. access to malls and facilities is what? near transportation can get one to those places but question is how much time needed, where depends on which Uni you choose.

Queensland University - Brisbane (very popular with Singaporeans today)
Curtin University - Perth
University of South Australia - Adelaide (fewer Singaporean compared to the others)
University of Sydney - Sydney (most vibrant city in OZ)

6. difficulty really depends on individual. U looking for a good program or easy pass program since U on scholarship.

there are alot more ppl around the world here but uni inquiry not much
http://www.physiobob.com/forum/gener...australia.html

then there are survey.
https://universityreviews.com.au/aus...ional-therapy/

8. there was a thread on Physio in 2013, I doubt there is alot of Singaporean there. check out the Singaporean student assoc on FB and ask around.

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Old 04-18-2016, 07:05 AM   #3
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Accommodation
1. What are the pros and cons of staying on-campus? Is it much cheaper to live off-campus, when rent, utility bills, etc are taken into consideration too?
2. For those staying off-campus, which areas do you recommend? If possible, I would like to stay in a quiet, safe neighbourhood which is close to uni and has access to transport/malls/other facilities.
Just to add on to the points raised by patryn above, staying on campus is generally safer than off campus. Also, if you are sharing in a shared apartment on campus, it is likely that there will be a lot of drinking happening weekly and it can get messy. If you succumb easily to peer pressure, then on campus is a bad place to stay because it can be really distracting. On campus wise, you are also likely to get more proper maintenance of the surroundings... like pest control which can be quite an issue if you are living off campus.

It is generally cheaper to live off campus but try to look for those that include everything in the rent...

I am not a student at the unis so I can't answer the rest of your questions. Like what patryn said, look for the singaporean associations for the unis on fb and ask the president/ committee if there's any physio student you can talk to.
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:50 PM   #4
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Hey! I will be in Australia for the 2017 intake too! But i'll be studying OT instead. Most probably be going to Curtin. Have you decided on where to study at?
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