Although he's a long way from his family and friends, Pratik Shakya “feels like home” at Victoria University (VU) Sydney.
“First and foremost, the University provides an excellent study environment which makes you feel at home,” Pratik, of Nepal, says.
“The friendly student service support team and learning support staff are always ready to guide us whenever there is a problem,” he says.
Pratik chose to study the Bachelor of Information Technology at VU Sydney because of VU’s strong international reputation and graduate career outcomes.
“After extensive deep research on many universities, I found the one world-class university that peaked my interest was VU.
“I compared different factors such as cost and quality of education, course content and study environment and I found VU Sydney’s vision to help students enhance their career prospects to be the most promising.
“Not only was the course to my liking but the services available to help students – from orientation to graduation – is what compelled me to join VU Sydney.
“Hands down, I would definitely recommend this University to international students.”
Upon his graduation in 2020, Pratik says he hopes to become a professional in web/mobile app development and ICT management – a dream he says will become a reality thanks to VU’s focus on practical learning and state-of-the-art facilities.
“The course is not only theory related but there are lots of practical elements, and the campus is equipped with latest technologies such as CISCO routers and switches, Amazon cloud servers and virtualisation infrastructure so we can familiarise with industrial technologies.
“Above all, the professors share their knowledge and expertise to prepare us for the workforce.”
VU delivers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Sydney in partnership with the Education Centre of Australia – a global education provider that has helped tens of thousands of students from around the world achieve world-class qualifications.