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New Zealand varsity announces scholarship fund for Asian students

The University of Waikato , based in Hamilton, New Zealand (NZ), has announced setting up of a NZ $1 million international scholarship fund for students from Asian countries who pursue their higher studies in NZ. The University of Waikato Excellence Scholarship for Asia has been launched to offer financial support to pre-degree (foundation), undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students. Scholarships up to an amount of NZ$10,000 will be offered to students from 12 Asian countries. The countries covered under the scheme are India, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, the...

Japan boosts academic ties with India to woo Indian students

The government of Japan is striving to enhance its academic ties with India, in a bid to woo more Indian students to pursue their higher studies in Japan. Through education fairs, representatives of various academic institutes of Japan are reaching out to Indian students, stressing on the educational opportunities available in their country. A big advantage of pursuing education in Japanese institutes is that most of them have started offering courses in English, so that the language barrier does not come in the way of the students' decision to think beyond the traditionally favored...

Eight Indian Students win British Council IELTS Scholarship Award 2014

Hyderabad, 7 August 2014:  Eight Indian students have been declared winners of the British Council IELTS Scholarship Award 2014 and will receive Rs. 300,000/- each towards the cost of tuition fees for their undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate study abroad. The British Council IELTS Scholarship Award was launched in 2010 with the objective of assisting Indian students intending to study at universities abroad. To date, 32 Indian students have had the chance to study at universities abroad due to the help of the IELTS Scholarship Award. This is the fifth annual IELTS Scholarship...

Top-ranked US colleges according to SAT scores

The globally recognized college admission test - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) , which tests students' knowledge of reading, writing and mathematics, is used by a majority of the colleges and universities in the United States (US) to grant admission to students. An account of the top ten ranked colleges of the US according to the SAT scores is given below, to help prospective students in choosing a suitable college for higher studies. Moreover, other than being a main yardstick for top-notch colleges, many leading US-based firms consider SAT scores of the candidates who are seeking...

70% foreign engineering students in US from India and China: survey

In the United States (US), around 70% of the total foreign students pursuing engineering courses are from India and China, according to the SEVIS by the Numbers survey, which is a quarterly survey of foreign students in the US. The survey report was issued recently by the student and exchange visitor program (SEVP),  which is a part of the US immigration and customs enforcement's (ICE) homeland security investigations (HSI). The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a web-based method covering information on foreign students, exchange visitors as well as their...

UK may revise visa norms to win back students from India

The United Kingdom (UK) is expected to revise its visa norms, in a bid to win back students from India, whose numbers have been dwindling due to the stringent visa policy of the nation. The information was provided by the deputy Prime Minister of Britain Mr Nick Clegg, according to media reports. During his upcoming visit to India, Mr Clegg will make meeting Indian students and understanding their reservations of choosing UK as a destination for higher studies a priority. Based on that, he will initiate proceedings for a review of UK’s immigration policy. Although UK had...

Top three mobile apps to help you prepare for higher education tests

If you are a student preparing for your higher education then you will need to prepare for one out of these three major tests. GRE : If you are planning to study in USA or in any other English speaking country for your graduation or a business course you need to take the Graduate record Examinations (GRE) as a standard test. Even in India these days several B-Schools have started accepting GRE scores including top colleges like IIM Ahmedabad , IIM Bangalore , and IIT Chennai along with NIILM Centre for Management studies , TAPMI Manipal and Amrita School of Business and...

IIT Gn, Nielson tie up to boost global opportunities for students

The premier Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gn) has entered into a partnership with Nielsen India through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will boost global opportunities for its undergraduate (UG) students. Nielsen India is a well-known information and ratings firm, which surveys consumers in more than 100 countries to provide the most complete view of trends and habits worldwide. As per the agreement, Nielsen will provide funding for multiple Nielsen Awards on an annual basis at IIT Gn. This will enable UG students to take part in global conferences,...

Student fee at Oxford and Cambridge varsities to see major hike

The premier British universities, Oxford and Cambridge , are planning to bring about a major hike in student fees, in a bid to deal with their overall rising costs. The fees may be hiked to around 16,000 a year, as per reports. The fee hike may be a deterrent for Indian students aspiring to pursue their higher studies in Britain, who are already facing difficulties with the stringent visa norms of the nation. According to higher education officials in Britain, discussions were held with several varsities, to find out if they are willing to buy the students' loan debts, for which...

Student visa norms for UK to be more stringent from November

Student visa norms for the United Kingdom (UK) will be made more stringent from November this year, as part of the UK government's Immigration Act. The UK government will be imposing stricter regulations on colleges and universities sponsoring foreign students to pursue their education in the nation. According to academicians and students, the move might result in deterring Indian students from pursuing their higher studies in the UK, which has so far been a favored destination for Indian students. At present, academic institutes in UK can benefit from the Highly Trusted Sponsor status, in...

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