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Skilled Migration- PhD chemistry from Usyd

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    Posted: 29/September/2010 at 12:59

Hi,

Iam finishing my PhD in chemistry early next year from The University of sydney, Australia. I have few questions
1. Can i count my PhD experience as work experience in Australia, since iam paid for my PhD by the University for my whole 3.5 year period as my scholarship.
2. Do PhD's form Australian universities need IELTS?
3. Under the current point system iam and eligible to apply for GSM, since i get 50 points (for Chemist on SOL), 25 (for PhD in Aus), 25 (for age) and 15 (for IELTS if i consider 6.0 as my score) so this leads to a score of 115. Which means i am not eligible. Am I right? Or missing some thing.

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Ahamed.

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/September/2010 at 13:17
1) I think you can count your PHd time as work, after all you were doing research that you were being paid for, the PHd was for writing up that research. Wheteh immigration accept that is another story.
2) IELTS often depend on where you completed your early education, apply and see what happens.
3) Sorry I don't know.

Others may be able to expand on this, or correct me if I've got it wrong.

Have you had a talk to the Academic Advisor at your uni, they may have assisted another in your situation.
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  Quote Ahamed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/September/2010 at 15:59
Good thanks. My another argument is for getting entry into a PhD you usually require a masters and 1-2 years of research experience (for overseas applicant). Which means that at the time of finishing the PhD he/she will be 29-30. So it is unfare to fit them into the Age catogery and award points. Immigration department should take a note here.

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