Wei Yan Chong From China, ACIC student, 2007
After studying a language and foundation course at Wollongong College, Wei Yan's main goal was to study accounting at a leading university in Sydney.
As an overseas student, Wei Yan knew very little about the universities and courses in Australia. Furthermore, his foundation course results did not meet the admission requirements for direct entry into university.
After his foundation course, Wei Yan was introduced by a friend to ACIC. His ACIC consultant provided him with information and advice, which enabled him to gain an understanding of the universities in Sydney.
Wei Yan then decided that he wanted to study accounting at Macquarie University, which is one of the best commerce institutions in Sydney. However, as he cannot get direct entry, ACIC designed him a study path that not only achieved his goal but also saved time and money.
ACIC first helped Wei Yan enrol in a diploma course at SIBT College in Macquarie University. Upon completion of the diploma, Wei Yan was then able to start in the second year of an undergraduate accounting course at Macquarie University.
Wei Yan is now in his last semester studying accounting at Macquarie University. During the last 2 years, he has found the academic atmosphere and quality of the teachers to be excellent. He also made some very good friends. Furthermore, Wei Yan has really enjoyed living in Sydney, where he can absorb the traditional culture as well as experience the modern atmosphere. He happily claims that he has visited nearly every famous place in Sydney!
After completing this semester, Wei Yan will graduate in accounting at Macquarie University with CPA accreditation. He is now considering postgraduate studies and has again chose to seek ACIC for advice.
Recently, ACIC arranged Wei Yan to attend an ACIC interview program for the University of New South Wales (UNSW). During the interview, he met with UNSW admission officers and got his undergraduate results confirmed. ACIC was then able to obtain an offer letter for Wei Yan to study at UNSW, only 2 weeks after the interview.
The comment from the student
ACIC has helped a lot with the contact between the universities and me, so I could do both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in my dream universities!
Wei Yan Chong