“MASTER OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT”

Statement of purpose (OSH01AN)

Introduction
I am Oshan Bhattarai, son of Mr.Father`s name and Mrs. Mother`s name, permanent resident of Permanent address. I was born in D.O.B. I am the youngest child of my parents with two sisters , one of them is Mrs.****** who is already married and another one Miss. ******** is currently working as an Post at Location. For my educational and living expenses, I have a strong support from my father, mother and sister both financially as well as emotionally. My father is a ***** at Location and my mother is an *******. I have received all the needed support from my family members, which additionally encouraged me to apply for my student visa for Master of Project Management at  University name.

Academic Background
Talking about my educational background, I have completed my School Leaving Certificate (SLC) from School name having scored % or GPA inYear A.D . Then I did my intermediate level from College name in year A.D scoring % or GPA in Faculty. After the completion of my intermediate level, I decided to  pursue my Bachelor degree in Kathmandu, Nepal. For that I went to Kathmandu and searched for the best of the best Hotel Management colleges. Unfortunately, due to the weather issues of Kathmandu city, I had to fall sick multiple times. I was completely in a dilemma and my parents also asked me to come back home. During that period I had my 1 year study gap. Nevertheless, I joined School and Hotel Management situated in Location and successfully completed Bachelor in Hotel Management on MM/YYYY securing % or GPA.As a partial fulfillment of our course, I have completed my internship program from Location and its duration was from DD/MM/YYYY to DD/MM/YYYY which helped me to realize the real status of hospitality industry and to gain practical knowledge of how a service industry operates. For my study abroad I undertook Test name classes for about ** days and appeared for the Test name exam on DD/MM/YYYY and scored an each band score. After receiving a convincing Test name , my next further step was to undertake research on abroad study, the destination country, the universities, the suitable courses and different aspects of abroad study. I took suggestions with the people from my near contacts and also visited different consultancies to gather information. After an in depth study and analysis, I found Australia to be the most approachable study hub for me and started processing for it. Subsequently, after making the choice of university and the course the request for an offer was made on DD/MM/YYYY where I had to appear for an offer interview and on the same day I received the offer letter, i.e.,  on DD/MM/YYYY.Further, it took me about a month for the preparation of financial documents and the GTE request was made on DD/MM/YYYY and it got approved on DD/MM/YYYY.

Reason for choosing Australia
I wish to continue my further studies in Australia because of various reasons. First and foremost, it offers top notch education which is recognized as among the best and most innovative in the world. Secondly, Australian universities are widely recognized for its excellence as they deliver practical and career-oriented education so that students can acquire skills and knowledge required to enhance their career. Thirdly, it stands among popular study destinations with international students from across the globe. It is a multicultural, safe, friendly and welcoming society offering excellent environment for international students to adjust and study. On the top of that, Australia, the sixth largest country in the world, has grown to become one of the most preferred destinations of many students like me in recent years which seems unstoppable now. It offers globally recognized and qualitative degrees.

Almost all universities in Australia are government recognized which makes the international students safe about their future and education. The Australian Government has formulated the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) which regulates the education system in order to maintain the high standard of education associated with the country, due to which Australian graduates are highly sought. In addition, there is a clear and standard system regarding the courses that is CRICOS CODE (The Commonwealth Register Of Institution and Courses for Overseas Students) which allows the providers to offer courses on students visa. In addition, I have chosen Australia because it has implemented rules which protect the rights of education. Australia is the country in the world, which follows ESOS (Education Services for Overseas Student) Act 2000. The ESOS Framework ensures that students have access to tuition assurance (which acts like consumer protection). The ESOS framework includes elements like Tuition Protection Services (TPS) where the fees of international students get safe and secured giving students peace of mind. Apart from academic standards, what I want to say is that Australia is itself a continent which is culturally diverse as a huge number of students from across the world like Nepal, India, Africa, China, Brazil and son on are studying there. The people out there are quite friendly and supportive. Australian lifestyle and living is among the best in the world. Several of Australia’s capital cities regularly rank among the world’s ‘most liveable’ cities. So, studying in Australia will provide me with an ample atmosphere to live in and learn different cultures, traditions and languages that will add extra flavor in my profile. Moreover, the PSW (Post Study Work) provided to graduate and post graduate students for 2 years is really inevitable and an opportunity for the international students to gain experiences in the related fields. The cost of living in Australia is reasonable considering other English speaking developed countries and the scholarship scheme offered by the universities makes the fees really affordable. I have gathered the information from these sites www.studyinaustria.at, www.homeaffairs.gov.au www.studyinaustralia.gov.au. Owing to those reasons, I  have  selected Australia for my further Study.

Reasons for not choosing Nepal for study
In the present scenario, Master of Project Management hasn’t been offered by any universities of Nepal till the date. Project management topics are available only as part of the course. We do not have a specific degree of project management offered in Nepal. So, I chose to study abroad. Universities in Nepal do not have wide ranges of courses. The available courses are not flexible and updated. Also, the courses are being taught with the same curriculum for many years. Further, the education system in Nepal lacks adequate human and material resources required for skill development. Though, there is emphasis on good theoretical learning needs, Nepal still lacks area and adequate resources for application of theoretical knowledge in practical settings. So, I did not choose Nepal for my Master Degree. Most importantly, I’m looking for an international exposure and both theoretical and practical way of teaching and learning which I’m not able to find in Nepal. We know for the fact that the old courses have to be changed with the arrival of new ones and technologies should be added every year. However, these changes are not quite well practiced in Nepal. Even with the arrival of new editions of books, we still focus on old ones that emphasize on theoretical way of learning rather than practical which is one of the main cons of the education system in Nepal. Because of these valid reasons, my thoughts of continuing further education in Nepal got faded away.

Reasons for not choosing other countries
After deciding to undertake my further studies abroad, I did research on various countries like Australia, U.K, U.S.A, Canada and other European countries for my higher education. Talking about the UK and USA, the tuition fee and cost of living is very high there compared to Australia. In the UK, there is news on the shut down of different universities and colleges recently. Visa processing for USA, UK, Canada is time consuming and hectic. In Canada, weather conditions are not appropriate for students like us. In other European countries, they prefer their native tongue rather than English which makes international students difficult to study there. As per my analysis Australia stood out as the best among other countries.

Reasons for choosing University name
I have decided to achieve the master’s degree from University name as I have come to know it is a globally recognized university and it is also a dual sector university. Students enrolled in this university are both domestic and international. The students from different nationalities have joined this university so the university has good and friendly environment for international students. University name offers varieties of courses for both post graduate and undergraduate studies and this university is ranked 34th in Australia and 988th in the world. So I hope with good proffers and an advanced learning process, I will be able achieve my higher degree straight forward. Moreover, I also  researched on many universities like Southern Cross University, James Cook University, Kaplan Business School, University of the Sunshine Coast, Charles Darwin University, University of Wollongong, Edith Cowan University, etc. but I found that Master of project management in University name matches the best according to my need. The other reason to chooseUniversity name is the affordable fee structure and also provides students with attractive scholarships programs. Curtin University Master of Science (Project Management) course is of 1.5 years. The tuition fee in Curtin is very high AUD 30, 400 where and in ECU fee is AUD 26, 200. However, the fees in University name is comparatively lower, i.e., 25, 872 AUD. So, after deep research, I found University name is best for me as my qualification meets all the criteria and entry requirements in this university.

After a lot of computer based research, I shortlisted the universities and at the end I selected the University name, Sydney as my study destination. I found University name is more affordable and career oriented for my study. Basically, I have chosen to study at University name because it is a publicly funded university and it welcomes staff and students of all beliefs and backgrounds. University name is among Australia’s most engaged universities and throughout the years it has formed valuable partnership with government community and industry groups, right across the national university footprints and overseas. University name gives students the best possible chance to reach their academic goals, enjoy their time at university and grow both professionally and personally. Additionally, University name is very helpful for international students as it provides different kinds of students support like it has Academic Learning Centre in different places and Welfare Support by providing services like airport pickup, accommodation assistance, Overseas Student Health Cover, student mentor and leadership programs and so on.

Further, my Test name score also matched the requirement of University name. Further, University name offers various programs at postgraduate level. The course is designed in such a manner that it touches and gives depth knowledge in an advanced international specialization.. Furthermore, quality education, teaching methods as well as experienced lectures at University name will certainly help me to sharpen my knowledge and skills. Therefore, due to all these convincing reasons I choose University name, Sydney as my study destination for Masters in Project Management.

Reasons for choosing my proposed course
Life is so subtle at times and we never know how our choices and field of interest gets blended.
After the completion of my Bachelor degree in Hotel Management I got a chance to work as an intern in an international platform as a part of academic programme. During the period of my internship, we were assigned with the task of co-coordinating and organizing different  events . I found these tasks of managing and organizing quite interesting and I also got a chance to foster my management skills while carrying out the event management activities. In between those few periods of internship, me and my colleagues discussed our future career plans . One of them mentioned Project Management course of study and I found the course name very catchy to my ears. I started researching about it during my leisure period. Project Management is a set of activities which includes initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. It’s a discipline that gives principles, techniques, and tools to help finish things on time and within budget. FI chose Masters of Project management because of my interest and this course will prepare me to establish myself to lead the various projects. While studying Masters of Project Management, I have to study various courses like Project Management Concepts, Initiating and planning project, Project Management Internship, Managerial Finance, Enterprise Project, Innovation and Sustainable Business Development, etc. The program structure consists of 11 core units and 4 elective units. These courses will provide the advanced project management skills that will be needed for hands-on project management. This course is an ideal complement to on-the-job experience and will equip with the fundamental methodologies, modeling and analytical techniques for the design and implementation of projects across a wide range of industries. Master of Project Management graduates may work in various positions including senior project manager, program director, and chief project officer roles. They may work locally and internationally, in a wide range of areas including mining, manufacturing, water, IT industry, finance, management and environmental consultancy and more. Moreover, Project management is a completely new program for my country and I can see huge scope after the completion of my study. Project management in Nepal is in the early stages of its development. Foreign companies and investors bring their own concepts in regard to project management in Nepal. Thus, studying project management I can assist my country in varieties of productive ways. This program will build a strong foundation regarding the concepts related to project management involving all stages of initiating the project to planning, executing, controlling, and finally closing. In addition, we shall get opportunities to learn, develop and instantly implement the strategies, models in a specific sample project that we have been assigned during the program. The 10 weeks internship programme will largely benefit the graduates in dealing with the real life problems and finding out the pathways to solutions. Moreover, it will also boost up the confidence of the students providing a glance of how the professional workplace operates and the expected behaviour from the employer. I’m very much hopeful that this program will help us equip for the demands of the evolving complex business environment.

Future Career Plans after the completion of Masters of Project Management
After completion of my course of study, i.e., MPM, I will return back to my home country as there are many things needed to be taken care of. With the skills, knowledge and experience from the Australian University, I am sure I can contribute more to the people in the field of Project Management. Nepal is a country that is in the transition phase of development where many national and international companies are being established. My career plan is to work for the government and non -government offices and work in different projects related fields. At the completion of the course, I will be able to demonstrate broad knowledge and skills in Project Management. In the context of Nepal, even I can coordinate with the International organizations like WHO, UN, UNICEF in different program management. I can work as mining, manufacturing, water, IT industry, finance, management and environmental consultancy and more. I can contribute my gained knowledge in the job designations like Project Management Officer, Project Coordinator, Head of Project Management, Project Buyer, Quoting and Project Management Officer as well as other well-recruited positions of Project Management sector. I will be earning NPR.65,000 – 75,000 in the initial phase and after a few years of subsequent experience the pay scale might reach up to Rs. 1,00,000 over the study cost shortly. Also, on the brighter side, Australia provides PSW visa to international students after the completion of their course of study. PSW stands for Post Study Work visa and its subclass is 485. After the completion of the degree, the student is eligible for 2 years of PSW where the degree must be at least of two years. Post Study Work (PSW) is very important to gain real time experience and understand the global trend in the sector of Project Management. After PSW I will return to my homeland with a globally recognized degree and working experience in an international environment. To my surprise, there is great variation in the pay structure of an international degree holder and Nepalese graduate. In a field where an employer pays around NRs. 35,000- 40,000 to a Nepalese graduate, he/she is willing to pay NRs. 65,000- 70,000 to an international graduate along with ample growth opportunities.

My financial condition in my own country is stable and I belong to one of few families of this developing country who have more than enough financial resources. I have got no friends and family members in Australia and my economic capacity in my home country reflects that I have no economic incentive in Australia. Hence, this reflects my clear-cut intention to return to my home country Nepal.

Incentive to return back to home country
Regarding my circumstances in the home country, all my family members are here and I have a number of duties and responsibilities towards my parents and family. Being the only son of my family with one elder sister, I will have to look after them and the properties which sums up to be around NRS.******. My parents are my biggest heroes and they have supported me in each and every step of my life so I cannot run away from responsibilities as I have to take care of them in their old age. I want to say that, I have my identity as a Nepalese. Therefore, I promise that I would not let my identity to change because it describes me throughout my life. My full emotions, sentiments always lie for my family, friends and hometown where I have passed beautiful unforgettable moments of my life. So, I would like to declare that I have no intention to stay in Australia more than my study period. I see tremendous opportunity from my career prospects as a project manager in various companies in Nepal as I will have an Australian degree. So I have no reason to stay in Australia after the completion of my Masters Degree. Finally, I want to assure you that I have a genuine plan to study my desired course in Australia and return to my home nation after completion of my studies.

Visa conditions under visa subclass 500:
I am well known about the visa conditions and obligations that I have to follow during my stay in Australia which states:

› I must maintain 80 percent of attendance.

› I need to clear 50 percent in each subject.

› I cannot work more than 40 hours per fortnight.

› I must maintain the health insurance until I and my wife remain in Australia.

› I cannot change the university for six months upon my enrollment.

›I must notify the university within 7 days if I change my address or contact details and so on.

I would like to assure you that I will be under the rules of visa subclass 500 and I will give my best effort in learning and developing knowledge and skills regarding my subject matter. I will finish my intended course in exact time with good grades and will return back to my home country for achieving my future goal.

Regards,
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