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TOEFL – An overview

What Is the TOEFL iBT Test?

The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks.

Combining All Four Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing

During the test, you are asked to perform tasks that combine more than one skill, such as:

  • Read, listen and then speak in response to a question
  • Listen and then speak in response to a question
  • Read, listen and then write in response to a question

Broadly TOEFL can be  divided into four sections that is Reading, Listening , Speaking and Writing.

Reading: If you are an average student who can understand English well, then you are not going to have any problem with this section. The only thing you should be worried is the time factor. The Reading section consists of 3–4 passages, each approximately 700 words in length and questions about the passages. The passages are on academic topics; they are the kind of material that might be found in an undergraduate university textbook. Passages require understanding of rhetorical functions such as cause-effect, compare-contrast and argumentation.

Listening: If you are good listener and very attentive in the class, you gonna crack this easily or else you should practice. he Listening section consists of six passages 3–5 minutes in length and questions about the passages. These passages include two student conversations and four academic lectures or discussions. A conversation involves two speakers, a student and either a professor or a campus service provider. A lecture is a self-contained portion of an academic lecture, which may involve student participation and does not assume specialized background knowledge in the subject area.Each conversation is associated with five questions and each lecture with six. The questions are meant to measure the ability to understand main ideas, important details, implications, relationships between ideas, organization of information, speaker purpose and speaker attitude.

Speaking: For most of us speaking will be the toughest section as it is  not our mother tongue, as we constantly violate the compulsion of speaking English in schools and of course the speaking section is very impulsive giving no time for preparation.

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List of Pharmacy Schools in Australia and their Websites

  1. Australian College of Pharmacy Practice, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

  2. University of Canberra Pharmacy Program, Bruce, ACT

  3. University of Sydney, Faculty of Pharmacy, Sydney, New South Wales

  4. Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Health Studies, Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

  5. University of Queensland, School of Pharmacy, St. Lucia, Queensland

  6. James Cook University, Pharmacy, Townsville, Queensland

  7. University of South Australia, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Adelaide, South Australia

  8. University of Tasmania, Tasmanian School of Pharmacy, Hobart, Tasmania

  9. Monash University (Parkville Campus), Victorian College of Pharmacy, Parkville, 3052 Victoria

  10. La Trobe University (Bendigo Campus), Pharmacy, Bendigo, Victoria

  11. Curtin University of Technology, School of Pharmacy, Perth, Western Australia

  12. University of Western Australia, Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences, Master of Pharmacy, Crawley WA 6009

  13. Murdoch University, School of Pharmacy, South Street Murdoch WA 6150

  14. The University of Newcastle, Master of Pharmacy Program, Discipline of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, School of Biomedical Science, University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308

  15. Griffith University, School of Pharmacy, Gold Coast, Queensland

Education System in Australia and Application Procedure

Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)

Australia has an integrated nationwide system of qualifications, known as the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), which is recognized by the Australian Government. Under this, students can move easily from one level of study to the next and receive credit for previous study. It brings together the quality offered at different levels.

Type of institution

University
There are 39 universities ranging in size from around 3,000 students to 50,000 students – 37 of these are government run. Australian universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in traditional and modern subject areas such as innovative courses in IT, electronic business and science. Australian academics have won prestigious awards, including several Nobel Prizes, and are involved in ground-breaking research.

Courses available at Under Graduate & Graduate Level

Awarded courses vary considerably with the higher education sector in the form of entry requirements, duration and method of assessment. The following awards are offered by Australian Universities:

  • Doctoral Degree

  • Masters Degree

  • Graduate Diploma / Graduate Certificate

  • Bachelors Degree

  • TAFE Certificate III & IV

  • Undergraduate Diploma / Advanced Diploma and

  • Associate Diploma/ AQF (Australian Quality Framework) Diploma

Courses

  • Humanities : English, Philosophy, History, Foreign Language Studies, Communications, Psychology

  • Education : Education Studies, Teaching, Early Childhood, Special Education

  • Social Studies : Geography, Behavioural Studies, Welfare And Counseling, Sport And Recreation, Sociology

  • Mathematics And Computing : Mathematics And Statistics, Computer Based Information System, Computer Science

  • Science : Science Pharmacology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Biotechnology

  • Visual And Performing Arts : Art, Graphic Arts, Fashion Design, Crafts, Performing Arts, Music

  • Engineering : Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Structural, Mechanical, Automotive, Aeronautical, Mining, Industrial, General Engineering, Computer, Telecommunications, Mechatronics, Polymer, Environmental

  • Business Administration And Law : Economics, Accounting, Commerce, Management, Administration, Marketing, Finance, HR

  • Health Sciences : Nursing, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Personal And Family Health Care, Pharmacy, Veterinary Sci, Public Health, Physiotherapy.

  • Agriculture : Agriculture, Forest, Horticulture

  • Hospitality & Tourism : Hotel Management, Tourism Management, Commercial Cookery.

Vocational Education and Training in Australia (VET)

Australia offers a wide variety of vocational education and training courses. Each year increasing numbers of international students are choosing the TAFE option, either as a means of training and qualifying for a highly skilled job in business, the arts, or industry, or as an alternative pathway into university degree studies. The advantages for international students choosing to undertake TAFE studies are numerous but lower fees is one of the main criteria.

Types of degrees

Undergraduate Studies:
Bachelor programmes may vary from 3 to 4 years. They are available across all faculties of Arts Commerce, Science, IT.

Postgraduate Studies:
Australia offers a wide variety of choices for post graduate studies .The individual universities offer different strengths and capabilities, providing a diverse base for research for students. Australian Universities pride themselves on a strong research base and sate of the art equipment to their Universities.

Intakes

Australia generally has two intakes i.e. February and July, with few Universities offering multiple intake in September & November. It is suggested that you should start making applications ideally 7-8 months prior to the intake. University generally takes around 4-6 weeks to process the applications.

Documents needed

Documents needed for making an application are resume, statment of purpose, marksheets and passing certificates from 10th onwards, two reference letters from colleges / employers and passport copy or birth certificate & IELTS score sheet.

Entry Requirements / Eligibility

Undergraduate – Bachelors

  • A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling

  • Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and /or Science as pre-requisites

  • 6.0 IELTS

Postgraduate – Masters

  • A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university is necessary

  • Any work experience in the field will be helpful

  • For MBA programs at some Universities students need to have work experience along with their Bachelors Degree

  • 6.5 IELTS

Why Study in Australia?

While overseas study is expensive, Australia is more affordable than most other destinations and offers a high standard of quality education, excellent living condition and a tolerant multicultural society. Australia’s Higher Education Institutions rank among the world’s best and the quality of education they offer is correspondingly high.

Higher education in Australia provides value for money by offering shorter and more intensive courses, they quickly incorporate latest innovations in science & technology, modern trends in marketing & management in their diploma/degree programs, hence Australian education is more practical and responsive to the needs of Trade & Industry.

Australia seems to be high on the list for many reasons:

  • Indian 12+3 is acceptable for masters degree.

  • Duration for the masters courses is between 1, 1.5 to 2 yrs.

  • Competitive costs for tuitions and living in comparison to other developed countries. Like USA, UK etc.

  • Australian education is recognized world wide from US to NZ.

  • High Standard of education in international terms, good research facilities available with state of the art equipment.

  • Visa process is straightforward and fair.

  • Currently over 40000 Indian Students in Australia.

  • Australian universities are members of an International Academic community and academic staff are frequently recruited on an international basis.

  • Australian academics and graduates are keenly recruited into institutions overseas, indicating a measure of Quality Education.

  • ESOS Act to protect the interest of overseas students.

  • Safe country with pleasent climate and a stable democracy.

The Association of Australian Education Representatives in India (AAERI) – Edwise is an accredited member of AAERI – since its inception. The Association is supported by Australian High Commission, New Delhi and its members. AAERI aims to maintain high level of ethics in the profession of counselling and students recruitment for Australia.

Quality Assurance

In Australia every course offered in a university has CRICOS Code which is given by Australian Government reflecting that the education system is fully controlled by the Government in Australia. There is no formal ranking of universities. Thus students from all around the world have long made Australia their education destination.

List of Pharmacy Schools in Germany and their Websites

Hello Buddies. Here is the top List of Pharmacy Schools in Germany and their Websites which you can go through.Every schools prepare students in the different way.  Few Pharmacy  schools in Germany have a research, few has clinical pharmacy, and some has retail pharmacy approach. You need to look out for their curriculum to know their approach and according to your interest you need to join them.

List of Pharmacy Schools in Germany and their Websites

  1. Freie University Berlin, Institute of Pharmacy, Berlin

  2. Rhein F.-Wilhelms-Univ, Pharmaceutical Institute (English), Bonn

  3. Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, DusseldorfInstitute of Pharmaceutical Biology (English)

  4. Institute for Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  5. F.-A. University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Institute fuer Pharmazie und Lebensmittelchemie, Erlangen (English)

  6. Institut fuer Pharmazeutische Technologie, TU Braunschweig (auf Deutsch) oder (in English)

  7. Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Institutes in the Biocenter, Frankfurt on MainPharmacology for Natural Scientists

  8. Department of Pharmaceutical Biology

  9. Pharmazeutical Biology

  10. Pharmazeutical Chemistry

  11. Pharmazeutical Technology

  12. A.-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Pharmazeutisches Institute, Freiburg

  13. Martin Luther University, College of Pharmacy (or in German), Halle

  14. R.-Karl Universitat Heidelberg, Fakultat fur Pharmazie, Heidelberg

  15. Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Mainz

  16. Philipps University Marburg, Faculty of Pharmacy, Marburg (Lahn) (in English)

  17. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiy Munich, Institute of Pharmacy – Center of Pharmaceutical Research, Sophienstr.10, D-80333 Munich

  18. University of Muenster, Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology

  19. University of Regensburg, Institut fur Pharmazie, Regensburg

  20. University of Tuebingen, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tuebingen

  21. Students’ Group

  22. Free University, Pharmaceutical Institute, Berlin

Do you know why  people love this profession so much and want to join Pharmacy schools in Germany? Let us see few words exactly said by one Resident Pharmacist online. “The satisfaction of being the most trusted healthcare professional and playing an important role in peoples’ lives. You are the last line of contact between patient and independent drug use — you have the ability to change outcomes, prevent serious events, and play one of the most important roles in protecting public health. This is what brings me joy to what I do, every single day.” Becoming a pharmacist is still a good career choice for the future so people search for best Pharmacy schools in Germany to get most quality education in their lives.

 

List of Pharmacy Schools in Canada and their Websites

  1. University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia

  2. University of Manitoba, Faculty of Pharmacy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA

  3. University of Toronto, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, Toronto, Ontario

  4. Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology, Toronto

  5. University of Montreal, Faculty of Pharmacy, Montreal, Quebec

  6. Laval University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Quebec, Quebec

  7. Memorial University of Newfoundland, School of Pharmacy, St John’s, Newfoundland

  8. Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  9. University of Saskatchewan, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  10. University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy, 200 University Ave. W., Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

  11. Vancouver Pharmacy Institute, 8-1180 Cecile Drive, Port Moody/Vancouver, British Columbia V3H 1N1

    University of Alberta, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Edmonton, Alberta.

Education System in Canada

Canadian Education System

Education in Canada is under the complete jurisdiction of the provinces and territories (States) and as such, there is no Federal(Central) education system in Canada. In keeping with the national commitment to education, public education in Canada is free up to and including secondary school (12th Std), in all the provinces. At the post-secondary level, institutions are divided into community colleges and universities. A significant number of university graduates attend college upon completion of their degree in order to acquire vocational skills for employment.

Types of Certification

  • Certificate : Is a qualification awarded upon successful completion of a programme which is usually one year in length.

  • Diploma : Is a qualification awarded on the basis of one or two year’s of successful study.

  • Advanced Diploma : Is a 3 years program some of which may lead to a Bachelors Degree.

  • Bachelors Degrees : Are awarded by Universities/ University Colleges/ Community Colleges after four years of full-time study and lead to graduate level studies.

  • Post Graduate Diplomas / Certificates : It lead to a Masters Degree. These programs have work terms which provide full-time opportunities to gain practical experience along with theoretical studies. A typical co-op term lasts 12 to 17 weeks. The prerequisites to participate in these programs is a Bachelors Degree of 3 or 4 years duration.

  • Masters Degree : Is an option for Bachelors Degree. Graduates who have an interest in further learning and research, and for those who want to broaden their career possibilities. It is for 2 yrs duration and can be pursued after a 4 yrs Bachelors or a 3yrs Bachelors & a 1year Post Graduate Diploma from Canada.

  • Doctorate or PhD : Is a degree ranking above the Masters Degree and generally requires four to seven years to complete

Co-operative Work Term

Co-op is a work term provided as part and parcel of the course curriculum. It provides an excellent opportunity to students to gain first hand practical experience related to the field of specialization. Students can gain on-the-job experience while continuing to study . Co-op provides full time opportunities that last for 12 to 17 weeks.

Co-Operative work programmes, combine courses in many subjects with relevant work, giving students an invaluable head start with their careers. This assists International students in connecting with the Canadian job market and developing a network with the Canadian companies.

Institutions

The degrees & diplomas from Canadian Institutions are among the most widely recognized in the world. The education system in Canada encompasses of both public funded & private institutions. Students have a diverse choice of 92 Universities & 175 Community Colleges offering a wide array of programmes. While pursuing their studies, the students, are allowed to work for the first 6 months on-campus and thereafter off-campus. Student can earn more from vocational & Technology courses than normal degrees.

Post secondary education is offered by four types of educational institutions:

  • Technical/ Career Colleges : These are privately owned and operated with the main objective of preparing students for the job market after a short period of instruction. The emphasis at career colleges is on practical skills over a broad range of programmes.

  • Community Colleges & Technical Institutes : They typically have more career oriented, practical/ technical related curricula, with small classes, off-campus course offerings, a greater ratio of laboratory space to class room space, and an interactive teaching style.

  • University Colleges : As a component of the Canadian University system, University Colleges offer students a choice of either academic oriented university degree programmes or the more practical-oriented college diplomas and certificates.

  • Universities : Canadian Universities are largely public funded and as a result, offer consistently high quality education at lower tuition rates for International students than their counterparts in competing countries. They offer a broad range of courses and degrees from Undergraduate to Doctorate and also certificate and professional degrees. Class sizes in universities are generally large.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The average grade achieved by a student during the course of an educational program, is calculated on various scales depending on the Institution. (eg : Generally the student may be evaluated an a 4-point scale or a 9 point scale).

Intake

International students are expected to start planning for their studies in Canada 1 year in advance. The major intake for Canada primarily is ‘Fall’ i.e September. The other intake is in the month of ‘Winter’ i.e. January, but it depends on the students program and the institution that he/she is applying to. Very few institutes might have the May intake as well.

English Language Requirement

All students must be fluent in English if they are applying to Canadian Institutes. International students need to reach the required level of English language competence. All students should take up the IELTS or TOEFL(ibt)exams. An IELTS band of 6.0/6.5 for Undergraduate & 6.5/7 for Postgraduate courses or a TOEFL score of 80 and above for Undergraduate and 90 and above for Post Graduate courses is desirable.

Eligibility

Why Study in Canada?

Canada plays host to more than 180,000 International students in any given year. Increasingly, Canada is becoming the country of choice for students from all parts of the world.

Quality Education

Canada spends more per capita on its education system than any other country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). A Degree/Diploma from a Canadian Institute is recognized world wide. International students who graduate from Canadian Institutions enjoy successful and prosperous careers. Canada is known for its quality education & competitive entry requirements.

Inexpensive

Canadian Institutes, charge lower tuition fees for international students than their counterparts in competing countries and at the same time, maintain excellent educational quality. However as the fees are more affordable, admissions are more competitive. Over the last three years, Canada’s inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.

Permanent Residency and Canadian Immigration

International students can apply for their Permanent Residency which takes up to 15 to 18 months from within Canada. However they need to meet the minimum eligibility criteria of 67 Points.

Ranked as the Number one Country

For the past 9 consecutive years, a United Nations survey has found Canada to be the best place in the world to live. The survey conducted every year, evaluates quality of life in 174 countries, using over 200 performance indicators. Canada earns particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy and low crime rates.

A safe place to study

Every step is taken to ensure the safety of students on Canada’s campuses. Most universities / colleges have their own campus security 24 hours a day. There are also ” Walk Safe” programmes to assist people in getting to public transportation during late hours.

A bilingual nation

Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75%) of Canada’s French-speaking inhabitants live in the province of Quebec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country. English is the main language of communication in all provinces other than Quebec.

Work during and after and co-op programe

Students in Canada are allowed to work part time on campus during the first 6 months of their program and off campus part time thereafter. The duration permited is upto 20 hours per week. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term where one gets hands on experience in working in the industry. These may even be paid co-ops. Further students on the completion of their program can work upto 3 years depending on the length of their study program.

Immigration

Canada welcomes over 2 lac immigrants per year & has a policy for skilled professionals as well as Business Immigrants. Canada has maintained a strong stable economic growth because of its active immigration policy. Two thirds of the 5.4%pa increase in population is due to immigration.

Canadian Immigration is one of the simplest immigration systems in comparison with other countries. It allows a person to live and work anywhere in Canada, and confers upon that person a Permanent Resident status. It comes with certain responsibilities and may be revoked if the holder does not meet Canadian Residency obligations, or is found guilty of serious criminal activity. A person who is a Canadian Permanent Resident may apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years.