Why your applications to study in Australia can be rejected.

Some applications to study in Australia are turned down year after year and sometimes students may see their applications for admissions into Australian universities declined.

Students may not be able to identify reasons why their applications are denied on their own and may become underwhelmed if the outcome of their applications were negative.

We would like to address a common problem that affects students in this article. We would also briefly explain or share some tips to help students perform well in their GTE interviews which is usually the final stage in the GTE process before a university in Australia issues an offer of admission to a student.

Not all students are required to undergo the GTE interview as it is only determined by the risk level assessment of your country or regions within your country of residence. If you are using a study abroad agent then the process may be easier and you may not understand much about the GTE assessments.

A GTE assessment is a Genuine Temporary Entrant assessment to determine the genuine intentions of a student applying to study in Australia. The questions you are asked are to determine if you meet the study requirements of the university. It is not the same as your Statement of Purpose. A student usually has only one attempt at this, so understand the tips shared here very well. Watch the video to understand what you should anticipate if the university you are applying to, invites you for a GTE interview.

Apply the following tips when preparing for your GTE interview

For a successful outcome, try as much as you can to become familiar with the following points when preparing for a GTE interview:

  • Research and understand the structure of your course; identify personal reasons why you have chosen the course and how it will you find a job after studies in Nigeria; know how much you will earn on completion of the course you chose if you gain a job; learn about life and culture in Australia; highlight points that show how education in Australia compares with that in Nigeria; and the cost of studying your cost in Australia. If you don’t do a personal research, your response to the questions in a GTE interview will be Generic and your application will definitely be declined.
  • Give examples to support your reasons or points as you answer the questions you are asked in the GTE interview. If we asked you why you are reading this article, would you say you saw an ad in response? That would be a really bad answer. Definitely you are reading this article because you would like to be better prepared if you are required to undergo a GTE interview. You may then go on to cite as an example, to show how being prepared makes you feel confident doing any thing you are about to do. Can you now see how it works?
  • Be specific in your answers. Would you simply say studying in Australia is practical and is theoretical in your country as a response if you are asked to compare studying in Australia with studying in your country? While that may be true, it is not enough to succeed in a GTE interview. Remember the interview is meant to prove that you are a genuine student. Think about a more convincing answer to the question on your own. If you can’t, contact our team via email to help you out.
  • Present facts to back or support claims you are making. For example you may be asked to say what you know about the Australian culture. You may also be asked about the structure of the program you want to study. A really good research prior to the interview will help you present facts even citing or making references (to articles, and other sources of information) to show how you obtained your facts. If you were attending a job interview, would you not prepare facts to convince the interviewer you know some important detail about the company?
  • Speak with enough clarity and do not try to answer from a prewritten speech. So taking some time to understand your points and freely expressing them is key. To help you do this, try explaining your points to a friend. Then in the interview try to do the same but avoid using slangs you normally would use while discussing with your friend. Just speak formally like you would before a job interviewer.
  • Ask questions so that you can understand a question properly before answering. When politicians are asked questions, to make sure they understand the questions properly before responding they normally tell the asker to repeat the question. It is better to give a correct answer than a quick one. Asking your interviewer questions at times demonstrates your keenness
  • Remain calm and don’t be nervous. Taking time to prepare yourself will improve your confidence in the interview.

Now that we have shared the following tips with you, we hope that you will apply them. Remember if you don’t practice, you will not improve or prepare yourself well enough.

If you are intent on applying to study in Australia or anywhere else next session, then we can assist you with gaining admissions into any of the Australian or international universities and securing a visa for you.

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Are you Canadian PR ready?

When you read the title-caption of this article, did you have an answer to the question; Are you Canadian PR ready? We hope you had the most obvious answer – YES, I AM 100% PR READY. The good news we have for you will only make sense if you are PR ready. What’s the point of being informed of something as good as this, if year after year you do not make moves to realize your dreams? It is heartbreaking. Hopefully we are certain if you are reading this blog post, you are one of the achievers. Only achievers know what achieving means.

Now if you are already making moves in applying for the Canadian permanent residence, it may be possible that you are stuck and left drooping for means of increasing your chances ITA-wise. Receiving an ITA is the major hurdle in becoming a permanent resident. If you fulfill the conditions surrounding the ITA, on a scale it means you have completed 80% of what is required to be a permanent resident. Yes that is how it is. So what does the average applicant deal with in the process actually? Making the cut off mark. Sounds simple but not really simple. When an applicant does not make the cut off mark he/she is left to find ways of boosting their points so as to have a high rank, a high score to qualify and receive their ITA. So what everyone lagging of points in the express entry proceeds to do is to via for a Provincial Nomination.

Under this PN program an applicant can boost their points by an additional 600 points to whatever they already have. Of course there are other ways to boost the points. Getting a job offer from a Canadian employer in any of the provinces is another way of boosting points. You could also try improving your English score as a third way to boost your points. Statistics show that an applicant who decides to go for a PNP nomination has just given up on taking another English exam. So if you are going for the PNP, what province would you opt for? Drawing the options from our Instagram post “…..Is it Manitoba? Ontario? Quebec? British Columbia? Nova Scotia? Or even New Brunswick?” All options on the table are good choices but the good news we have, lies with New Brunswick. New Brunswick is a Canadian province located on east coast of Canada along the Atlantic Ocean and offers a distinct way of life and more importantly exciting career opportunities. So if you desire to reside in New Brunswick as a permanent resident, jump on this good news.

For those who are having issues making the cut in the Federal skilled workers program (FSWP), New Brunswick is offering applicants who desire to reside there as PRs an easier path through its Information Session Programs.  This is a designed event for Recruitment. The purpose of this is to connect applicants with employers in New Brunswick easily. Reflect back to what we said before. Getting a job offer can boost your points. With a job offer, your nomination also looks certain. BOOM!!! Fabulous right? But the real deal is; are you going to seize this advantage or are you going to miss out on it? The answer depends on what you do next. If you have a nomination you will receive your ITA. Good things are for people who are reaching out for them. New Brunswick knows this, which is why there is also selection (Eligibility) process for this, so it won’t be abused. If you are already making a move with your application to become a PR, then you have almost everything New Brunswick will check for, before this opportunity will be given to you. The closest session of this program is going to hold in the following African cities:

  • Casablanca, Morocco – Feb 11 & 12
  • Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Feb  15 & 16
  • Dakar, Senegal – Feb 18 & 19

For the purpose of informing our dear article-reader lets discuss this. Since companies in New Brunswick will be recruiting directly through this program for the long term, the program is only for individuals who intend to reside in New Brunswick and are professionals who have work experience within the past 5 years in the following occupations:


  • NOC 0111 – Finance managers
  • NOC 1112 – Financial and investment analysts
  • NOC 4163 – Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants


  • NOC 0621 – Retail and wholesale trade managers


  • NOC 6311 – Food service supervisors
  • NOC 6322 – Cooks


  • NOC 2147 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
  • NOC 2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants
  • NOC 2172 – Database analyst and data administrators
  • NOC 2173 – Software engineers and designers
  • NOC 2174 – Computer programmers and interactive media developers
  • NOC 2175 – Web designers and developers
  • NOC 2281 – Computer network technicians
  • NOC 2282 – User support technicians
  • NOC 2283 – Information systems testing technicians

Applicants who wish to seize this path offered by New Brunswick must have:

  • An ECA report
  • A English test result

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Residing in Australia permanently can be one of the good decisions you should make as an individual or as a family. Australia boasts one of the highest standards of living in the world, among other benefits, if you are looking for reasons to migrate to Australia. Some of your friends already living in Australia may have already told you a lot of good things about Australia, so it’s logical to believe that you are reading this article in order to begin your journey. This article was prepared to help you identify and pay close attention to a particular secret that worked for our clients who have migrated to Australia permanently. In the meantime we are going to give you reasons why you should be confident, if you decide to begin your journey to Australia as a permanent resident

Why you should be confident you can migrate to Australia permanently

Often times you hear people say that you have to be certain before you go through with anything you are contemplating. The one result this has gotten people at the same time is missing out on lifetime opportunities. Some persons have missed out on relocating their families abroad on permanent basis, when they had the opportunity to do so, because they wanted to be certain first. Because they are not optimistic, they could not make a decision that would have brought a lot of benefits to their families today. It is our hope that you can see the affairs of Australian Immigration as one of opportunities to seize at the end of this article. However we are not going to share our experiences with the Australian Immigration as Travel agents in Lagos, here with you. Our focus here is to reveal one of our secrets we have shared to our clients which is fundamental to gaining a visa grant to reside in Australia as a permanent resident, so let’s talk about the Australian Permanent Residence briefly. We are not going to talk about the visa sub-classes under the Australian Permanent Residence application (Skilled Migration Program). Consider the following questions: (1) What would it take to migrate to Australia as a permanent resident? (2) On what grounds is an applicant granted a visa to reside in Australia as a permanent resident? and (3) How can you boost your points in the pool? Pause for a brief moment. Do you have similar concerns as you plan towards relocating to Australia? If your answer is yes, then you really need to read through this article. No doubt, Australia is a major destination for immigrants across the globe. Why is this so? Take this reason from us right now: Australian Immigration is the most flexible of immigration in the world. We say this from our success in migrating people to Australia. Is it realistic for you too, to think Australia has the most flexible immigration? For our reasons, Yes it is. Just look at it this way – Australia has several migration pathways for immigrants, all having different criteria levels. So there is always a pathway for you. Take for example the Training visa which allows foreigners inclusive of graduates to work as interns in Australia. The innovation visa for entrepreneurs is another majestic pathway for migration, if you are thinking of moving to Australia. Therefore be confident. That being said, let’s answer the three questions we raised earlier.

What would it take to migrate to Australia as a permanent resident?

If you want to migrate to Australia permanently, you must meet their requirements or criteria as an applicant. It does not matter whether you are applying for this, from within or outside Australia. This fundamental knowledge of what they want from applicants, stands. Indirectly as a travel agency, we are telling you, the trick lies herein, because this translates to the grounds for which you are going to get your visa grant to live in Australia permanently. Some of these criterions include:

  • Having a relevant occupation. (An occupation is relevant if it is enlisted in either of Australia’s skilled occupations lists: MLTSSL or STSOL).
  •  Must have an education assessed to be of equivalence to an Australian education.
  • Must have a proficient level of English (This is the secret).
  • Spouse criteria (this is not a disadvantage for single applicants). So if you are single you can become a permanent resident if you meet the requirements.
  • Must have a positive assessment.
  • Must have a proven work experience.
  • May have a nomination from a state or region in Australia (this entirely depends on the visa subclass you are applying for).

The application process for the permanent residence is a Points Based System. Therefore for each of this criteria enlisted above, an applicant is awarded points. The secret in getting the PR lies especially with your English language score. The English is one of our success secrets as travel agents. You may wonder why. Let us take a look at the next question to find out why. Have you given up on the English examination? This is your wake-up call.

On what grounds is an applicant granted a visa to reside in Australia as a permanent resident?

To help you better understand this question, consider the illustration: Two Nigerian ladies are applying for the Australian permanent residence in the same year. Applicant – A, goes by the name Obianuju Faith Mary and applicant – B, goes by the name Okorie Chika Loveth. Both ladies are smart and have met the criterion we outlined earlier. Put yourself in the shoes of an immigration officer who has to decide on their applications. Whose application among both ladies would you favor? Obviously this is just the dilemma, visa officers who decide on permanent residence applications should face in a real sense because even as you are going through this article, so many persons are submitting their applications for the permanent residence. This reality brings us to the question: On what grounds are applications for the Australian permanent residence granted? The simple answer lies on the total points claimed by an applicant. What this means is, if Obianuju Faith Mary’s points were above the cut off mark set by Australia, she would be favored over her counterpart Okorie Chika Loveth with points lower than the cut off mark. Let’s assume again therefore that Obianuju Faith Mary claimed 99 points for herself and Okorie Chika Loveth claimed 96 points and the cut off mark was set to 95. Both ladies will be getting their grants following their applications. This is what happens in the process. The selection process is a fair one. If this is the phenomenon behind getting a grant to reside in Australia permanently, the only criteria that easily gives an applicant a leverage is the English examination. Why do we say that? At the beginning of your application to become a permanent resident you submitted your expression of interest EOI. This EOI only last in the database for one year. If one year elapses and you are not selected because of your low points, your profile is deleted from Australia’s database and you need to start afresh.  Let’s assume that an applicant’s highest education before applying was a BSc in Computer Sciences and that applicant submits the EOI, gets into the pool of candidates automatically and claimed 70 points. Let’s also assume that the cut off mark was 95 points. Clearly this applicant is short of 25 points if he is going to make the cut. If you look at the criterion again, it is possible for the applicant to enroll for a higher education so as to claim more points, right? It is also possible for the applicant to get married and earn some extra points when the partner’s credentials are evaluated, right? You can’t increase your work experience out of the blue at the time you are applying for the permanent residence therefore cannot increase your points flexibly with this criteria. All these criterion pointed out can increase your points in the application, but needs time that you may not have. But the English examination can boost your points in a flash. For those of you who have taken the English examination, you bear us witness your result is issued 15 days after sitting for it. Now remember, your EOI during the application only lasts for 1 year and you only have to wait for 15 days to add a better English score in your application. Can you see the gist? The same way getting an A grade in undergraduate trainee defense known as SIWES in the university in Nigeria can sporadically increase your CGPA, so can a better English proficiency test score, increase your points for the Australian permanent residence. Keystyle Travels – Australia’s Certified Migration Agency, has helped its clients in this respect, do well in the English proficiency test. Major immigration destinations are trusting the English proficiency test as the day goes by. It is possible that some persons reading this article might say to themselves “I have taken this exam severally” or even sigh at the mention of the English proficiency test. Take it from us today – As long as you dream about residing permanently in Australia, you have to pay serious attention to the English proficiency test because you just cannot do without it. Does this mean that if you have taken the IELTS on more than one occasion and the score is not good, you’re hopeless? Not at all. Unlike Canada, you can use other approved English proficiency test like the PTE Academic. Some persons find this proficiency test simpler. Why not take this instead? We always recommend the PTE Academic as an alternative. It is simpler and the key to getting a really high score in the PTE Academic, is tweaking your assent to a foreign assent. Most of us like to use phonetics just to make people think we are so educated. No problem…if there was any moment or situation you need your phonetics more, it’s sitting for the PTE Academic. That is just the tip of the iceberg to getting a really good score despite your performances in the PTE Academic test. Get that high score and you are talking about living the Australian dream.

How can you boost your points in the pool?

Consider a few ways:

  • Take another English proficiency test aiming for a higher score
  • Apply for a nomination if you are applying for either the subclass visas 190 or 489
  • Including your partner/spouse.

But the most efficient way to do this without the risk of going back to start afresh, is to take the English examination where time does not favor you. Time is always on your side with this option. No matter the ordeal you put yourself through to prepare confidently for the English examination, we promise the results will be unimaginable. You can make that L8 R8 W8 S8 / L82 R82 W82 S82; bands in your English examination (IELTS / PTE) with believe and assistance from Keystyle Travels a competent travel agency.

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Reasons Why Its Cheaper And Easier to Study Abroad Than In Nigeria?

There is a popular Aphorism, that goes thus; If Education is expensive try ignorance. The choice is up to you. A lot goes into consideration when you thinking or planning to study Abroad. Most people want to explore the world and widen their horizon. In this part of the world people believe studying internationally or abroad as its fondly called gives you a better chance of getting a job. The worry for most people is that schooling outside the country is extremely expensive and that one cannot afford it, most especially in this time of recession.The Question that comes to Student’s mind is Whats Post Secondary; After secondary school what next?
Every child has a dream, to move ahead in life, we all aspire for something great and a new environment of possibilities. A place of new opportunities where we can meet new people, learn new things, understand other people’s way of life and culture, experience new climatic change and broaden our horizon.
Why would I leave my country to study abroad in this period of recession?
Most of us want to study abroad right about now, but then again, when we think about the current state of our economy and what the forex exchange is growing into we might as well reconsider. The thoughts most people have is that studying abroad is expensive, forgetting the fact that there are still some low budget schools or affordable tuition schools that are accredited by the ministry of education in that country, and recognized by the Ministry of Education which is the government body charged with the duty of regulating procedures and maintaining standards.

The language of instruction in Nigerian institutions is English which is no different from other countries, except for the fact that you are likely to learn other languages if the major language of that country is not in English.
There’s little or no difference in the cost of studying abroad and a private university here in Nigeria. A minimum of about 3-4 million is spent annually in a private Nigerian university leaving out accommodation and the cost of feeding. Whereas, you can study in an European university for equally that same amount inclusive of feeding, accommodation and cost of living. There’s a lot of add-on opportunities if one studies abroad. The advantages supersedes the disadvantages.
1. You get value for your money
2. You get to study in a more equipped and conducive environment
3. You meet different types of people and learn more about other people’s
Culture and way of life.
4. Experiencing a different type of climatic change
5. Job opportunities in some of this countries
6. Viewing life from a different perspective
7. Safety
8. Scholarships and Financial aids for international students

Nigerian universities don’t have the necessary facilities to teach her students. Some fields require certain facilities and equipment like the medical field, sciences and engineering. Which most universities here in Nigeria cannot provide.
Nigeria is said to be the largest country in Africa, widely known as the giant of Africa, and the truth is we’ve done great in several fields, but when it comes to educational sector, am not trying to criticize my country, but the truth is that we’re way behind.
Imagine Nigerian students going out in their thousands every year going to study in Ghana.Who is to be blamed?
The students or the leaders?
Why would anyone who have the choice of studying abroad, choose Nigeria?
Nigeria educational sector is where you’ll study a course of four years, for seven years. Issues like ASUU strikes, ASUP strikes, Lecturers strike over nonpayment of fees, Strikes over non commitment of federal or state government to the agreement they had with Nigerian varsities, the problem is just too much.

Keystyle Learning is poised to help admission seekers in schools oversea to secure in the best schools overseas that are still affordable. Talk to us today.

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