STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
I am Sulav Shrestha, son of Mrs. Chandika Shrestha and Mr. Ganesh Kumar Shrestha. I was born on 26 October 1998 and my permanent address is Pathakdhara, 01 Khandbari, Sankhuwasabha, Nepal and my passport number is 09865030. This Statement of Purpose consist of my academic qualification, academic background, financial capacity, my aim, future plans, reason for choosing Australia and the most important fact is: the reason for choosing the particular course and how it’s going to uplift my career and future.
My Acadmemics Background
Talking about my education, I have completed my School Leaving Certificate from
Surya Boarding School; where I scored 69.38% in the year 2014. After that I moved to Kathmandu for my higher education purpose. As a student, I was always someone with keen interest and curiosity. Consequently, after my SLC education I choose science faculty for my higher secondary level from Capital College and Research Centre (CCRC) with an aggregate score of 72.1% in the year 2016. To meet the English Language requirement, I have taken the IELTS examination on 15th September 2016 with an overall band score of 6.5. Finally after fulfilling all the basic requirements, I now had to choose the best country for my further studies. I was in a dilemma at beginning so I consulted my seniors, teachers, cousins and friends for my higher studies in foreign countries. I also attended several seminars conducted by various educational consultancies. During that time period, I gathered as much information as I could, compared and analysed various aspects like fee structure, learning environment, experience of teachers, and internship and job opportunities after completion of the course. In the end after hours of internet research and consulting with educational agents, I choose Australia as my abroad study destination due to its various plus points which I have discussed below.
As a matter of fact, Australia is the one of the most developed countrries in the world with multicultural background and a literacy rate of 99% which is same as compared to United States and United Kingdom. It holds a reputation of high quality education provider for national as well as international students all around the world with peaceful learning environment and outstanding infrastructural facilities. Australia is currently the third most popular destination for international students in the English-speaking world, behind the United States and the UK. Many international students including me are choosing to study there because of the cultural diversity, friendly natives, and high quality of education. There is no doubt that Australia is the perfect site for Information Technology studies, as the technology field is highly developed and demanding. And such a setting will not only allow me to further improve my skills, but also provide me with a matchless set of experiences. In addition, living expenses and tuition costs are considerably lower in Australia than in the United States and United Kingdom. Also, Australia has been declared as the one of the safest and livable country in the world, so I could not think of second option rather than choosing Australia. Here one can learn and enhance their study with freedom.
Reason for Not Studying In Nepal:
I want to share an unforgettable moment of my life. It was the first day at my high school and I was heading towards the computer lab. When I entered the lab, one of my teachers told me to wait for my turn to use the computer, since there were not enough computers for every student. We were about 15 students waiting for our turn. Finally our turn came and I was so excited but my excitement didn't last for long. The electric line was cut off and there were no backups. At that very moment I realized the poor condition and the situation of my country. I had a dream in my life which was to become a successful Informational and Technological professional but as I grew up studying in my home country up to high school, I realized that though I am keenly interested in the field of technology, I wouldn't be able to grasp my aim if I continue my study here in Nepal. Despite, the presence of numerous schools and education sector in Nepal, they hardly match the international standards and are not recognized at meeting benchmarks that are required to gain employment in larger companies. During my high school, I noticed that my curriculum is totally based on theoretical knowledge despite it is a practical subject. I didn’t get proper practical knowledge which I should have gotten according to my course content. Therefore, to give a push to meet my aim, I finally decided to take the biggest decision of my life and that was to continue my further studies in Australia.
Why Study in Melbourne?
With a population of about 4.1 million people, Melbourne is Australia’s 2nd largest city and the capital of Australia’s 2nd smallest state, Victoria. Today Melbourne is an extremely culturally diverse community with residents from more than 140 countries. Melbourne's multiculturalism has contributed to the diverse educational opportunities available within this sophisticated city. World class education with high quality, new lifestyle which is really affordable in comparison of other developed city of Australia. The city is also Australia’s unofficial sporting capital. Melbourne has perfect weather and proximity to some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders which is some of the reasons why I choose Melbourne. Moreover, I will be surrounded by different facilities provided by Melbourne like super markets, river views and inner city parkland and a very reliable public transportation which attracted me the most. It rates highly in education, entertainment, research and development, tourism and sports; making it the world’s most liveable city for the sixth year in a row in 2016 according to the EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit).Not only that, the course that I was wanting to study exactly matched with the university located in Melbourne which is the major reason for me choosing Melbourne as my abroad study destination.
Why University of Sunshine Coast Programs with ATMC?
I came to know about University of Sunshine Coast (USC) from my friends who were planning to apply to continue their further studies at University of Sunshine Coast. I did some research about USC, visited various educational consultancies for further counselling and found that it is very suitable for me. From my research, I found that the University of the Sunshine Coast is known for its excellence in teaching and ranked in the top 20% of Australian Universities for Teaching quality for the past ten years by the Good Universities Guide. Besides, USC got over all 5 Stars ranking by Good Universities Guides 2014 (including Student Learning and Graduate Satisfaction). Being an international student I had to analyse various aspects before selecting a University for my further studies like the fee structure, educational environment, teachers, accommodations etc. As compared to other universities in Melbourne like; La Trobe University, RMIT University and Deakin University for Bachelor in Information and Communication Technology programme, USC has offered the same course in reasonable tuition fee. It provides a high quality education in friendly and learning environment with modern technologies to support the process.
The reason behind choosing Australian Technical and Management College (ATMC) for University of Sunshine Coast programs is that it is nationally and internationally recognized education provider which offers various programs in association with the reputed universities of the Australia—University of Sunshine Coast, Federation University and Charles Darwin University. ATMC has an absolute commitment to keeping the degree programs offered up-to-date at all times and relevant to the industry environment nationally and internationally.
Furthermore, the classrooms at ATMC are spacious, fully air-conditioned and inviting. They are equipped with technology, learning and teaching equipment and resources. In addition, ATMC has campuses in Sydney and Melbourne. ATMC Melbourne Campus provides specialist career services, including career coaching that is delivered by a qualified group of career counsellors. It also includes a strategic career management program which includes workshops that can assist with identifying career opportunities, resume development and preparing for interviews. Additional career assist sessions are designed to help USC Melbourne students to maximise their employability outcomes. From all perspective, USC is the best university for me and also affordable which is why I am willing to apply in this institute.
Why Bachelor in Information and Communication Technology?
Nowadays Computers, Smartphone’s and networks are used by everyone, everywhere, as an enabler and driver of innovation. There is great demand for graduates who understand computing technology and create innovative solutions to help people and benefit organisations. Bachelor in Information and Communication Technology is the study or use of systems like computers, telecommunications and digital media for retrieving, and sending information, the use of any computers, storage, networking and other physical devices, infrastructure and processes to create, process, store, secure and exchange all forms of electronic data. In this modern era the whole world is running by the computers and telecommunications, I also want to be a part of it. I gradually knew about the complexion of it day by day with time and became more curious about this sector. In every sector Information and Technology has its application. With it one can find job in any developed country and in a developing country like Nepal too it has a great scope. Here in Nepal an Information and Technology professional has a great demand and I personally think that they have bright future as well. So, to fulfill the demand of my country I am very interested to study this course and make my country and moreover my family proud, satisfied and ultimately happy.
Bachelor in Information and Communication Technology is a three years course in University of Sunshine Coast. Holding a Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology degree, you can look forward to career opportunities, such as network administrator, database administrator or programmer, web analyst, community/commercial web systems designer/developer, software quality analyst, business programmer, software engineer analyst, systems developer, games developer, and information systems manager.
I always wanted to be a successful person in my life. I always followed and will always follow a motto i.e. "DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND LOVE WHAT YOU DO”. To be a successful person one has to have an aim and I always had a dream of being a technology expert. To give a shape to it I have planned to study from the best university, because to gather knowledge from the best we have to learn from the best and I think that I have chosen the best University i.e., University of Sunshine Coast.
I envision completing my undergraduate level qualification from one of the renowned Australian universities—University of the Sunshine Coast before I depart my home country. After the graduation from USC I have decided to dedicate my life to my country Nepal. I will find job according to my education and serve my country with full devotion. I will try to employ my knowledge and skills and try to create a better learning environment in the communication and technology sectors of Nepal such as Nepal TeleCom, NCELL, Broadlink, Worldlink etc. I really do hope and believe that my contribution to this field in Nepal will definitely uplift the technology sector.
I belong to a respected family in my home country Nepal. From my childhood my family is really supportive and has always encouraged me to achieve my goal. Talking about my sponsor, my parents and uncle will be sponsoring me during my stay in Australia for my education as well for my living. Our income sources are from my mother’s business and income of my father and uncle. My mother runs a hotel business named ‘Sankhuwasabha Hotel and Lodge. My father works in NGO as a Social Mobilization Program Coordinator in Rural Development Center and my uncle works in Shree Siddheshwor Primary School as a teacher. We also own lands in different location in Sankhuwasabha district. Thus, there will be no financial burden while completing my degree from Australia.
I do believe both the investment of my time and money in Australia will be well rewarded. I have a genuine intention to study in Australia. I have strong bond with my family members and I have to look after my parents and property in Nepal. Thus, I will certainly return back to my home country Nepal after completion of my course from University of Sunshine coast.
I declare that the particulars given above are true and correct in every detail. I understand that incorrect or misleading statements may result in refusal of my admission and student visa application.