Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Sep 2020
    • Posts: 2
    #1

    Red face Sending emails to universities in Australia

    Hello!! I intend to send an email to some universities in Australia, but I don’t know if it is correct. I took a template to write this email and adapted it. I would appreciate some tips and suggestions.
    Thanks in advance!! ;)

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    This is to request more information about the entry requirements for (name of the university). I am currently in my second year of high school in Brazil and I recently discovered I can not apply to Australian universities without completing the high school and a foundation course. For this situation, I would like to know if there is another way I can apply to (name of university) without a foundation course. Would complete the first year of an undergraduate course in Brazil being an option?

    Thank you in advance for your attention to my request. I look forward to receiving your response.

    Yours sincerely, (name).

    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Oct-2020 at 16:10. Reason: Put whole post in default font size

  2. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 7,086
    #2

    Re: Sending emails to universities in Australia

    Dear Sir/Madam

    Enquiry on Entry Requirements into XXX University


    I wish to enquire about the entry requirements into XXX university. I am currently in my second year of high school in Brazil (1). I found out that I cannot apply to Australian universities without completing high school and a foundation (2) course. I have two questions:

    1. Is there another way I can apply to (name of university) without going through a foundation course?

    2. Would completing the first year of an undergraduate course in Brazil be acceptable for entry?

    Thank you in for looking into my enquiries. I look forward to receiving your response.


    Yours sincerely,
    xxxx


    (1) What is the second year of high school in Brazil equivalent to in Australia? Year 12/Pre-U/A Levels in the UK?
    (2) What foundation course are you talking about?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Oct-2020 at 16:10. Reason: Enlarged font
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

  3. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Brazilian Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Sep 2020
    • Posts: 2
    #3

    Re: Sending emails to universities in Australia

    Thanks! It helped me a lot! About the questions:

    (1) What is the second year of high school in Brazil equivalent to in Australia? Year 12/Pre-U/A Levels in the UK? In Australia, Year 12 can be the 12th or 13th year of compulsory education, but I don't know much about Year 12 in the UK. I think that the second year of high school in Brazil is equivalent to Year 10 or 11, and the third year of high school is equivalent to Year 11 or 12 in Australia.

    (2) What foundation course are you talking about? I'm talking about a one-year-studies that students who haven't meet the entry requirements for a university in Australia have to take it. Thus this course can reserve a provisory vacancy for those students.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Oct-2020 at 19:55. Reason: Removed unnecessary line breaks

  4. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 7,086
    #4

    Re: Sending emails to universities in Australia

    1. In Australia, Year 12 is the 12th year of school, just before university. There is only one year of pre-university studies in Australia which prepare students for examinations in the different states, such as New South Wales Higher School Certificate, Victoria HSC, South Australian Matriculation (SAM) and Australian Matriculation of Western Australia (AUSMAT). It is shorter than in UK where the pre-university course called A Level takes two years to complete after 0-Levels (same as in Malaysia, which is based on the British system).

    2. Some universities in Australia offer their own foundation courses which are equivalent to Year 12 of the schools (it is not called college), such as Monash Foundation.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

  5. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 57,708
    #5

    Re: Sending emails to universities in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Thank you in for looking into my enquiries.
    Are you sure about that, tedmc?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  6. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 7,086
    #6

    Re: Sending emails to universities in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Are you sure about that, tedmc?
    I overlooked the stray "in", of course.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •