Minglebox Education News - studyabroad http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:29:01 GMT Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:29:01 GMT http://www.minglebox.com/rss Minglebox Feed Generator contact@minglebox.com contact@minglebox.com 5 Minglebox Education News 142 18 http://www.minglebox.com/news http://www.minglebox.com/images/global/logo-of-minglebox.gif <![CDATA[Japan offering incentives to attract Indian students, researchers]]> Several higher education institutes in Japan have been taking diverse measures to attract students and researchers from India. To make education for Indian students more cost-effective in Japan, institutes in the country are offering scholarships up to 100% to Indian students, according to reports. Japan’s progress in the education sector has been phenomenal in the past decade. Apart from holding the title of an economic superpower, Japan ranks among the top in Asia in terms of the education system. Japan’s higher education system has an international outlook and has..

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:36:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffead475791c401475847a2a0133e
<![CDATA[IIM Ahmedabad students prefer Europe to US, Asia for exchange programs]]> Students of the premier business school (B-school), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad) , prefer Europe to Asian countries or the United States (US) as a destination for exchange programs, as per reports. According to institute officials, although IIM Ahmedabad is over-represented in Europe, it is under-represented in the US and Northeast Asia. Under IIM Ahmedabad’s treaty with Asian institutes, there are around 15 seats throughout Asia. However, a majority of such seats are currently unused, the officials added. IIM Ahmedabad has tied up with 35 European..

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:40:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa473f55c501474d23049074fb
<![CDATA[HR College ties up with US-based B-school to offer executive MBA]]> Mumbai based HR College of Commerce & Economics has joined hands with the American business school (B-school) Rutgers Business School (RBS) to offer a joint executive Master of Business Administration (e-MBA) program. This is one of a series of such partnerships between Indian institutes and foreign B-schools to deliver MBA programs. The new 20-month program will commence in October, 2014. It will be open to graduates from all parts of India, who have three years of job experience. Out of the total 18 modules of the e-MBA program, 16 will be conducted in Mumbai and the..

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:29:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffea6473f517d01474972c6076975
<![CDATA[Pre-departure briefings for UK bound students from British Council]]> British Council India is organizing Pre-Departure briefings for Indian students who have received a confirmed offer from a UK institution for the September 2014 intake. The briefing session will provide an insight on student life in the UK and will entail an interactive session with UK alumni, a session by officers from UK Visas and Immigration and a talk on student life in the UK. This is an opportunity for students to talk to UK alumni and share their experiences, gather information about visas and immigration and network with students like them who have enrolled to study in the UK..

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:59:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffead473f4e960147431e61194083
<![CDATA[The PSAT and How It Can Help High School Students]]> The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), organized by the College Board, is a comprehensive standardized assessment administered at schools on fixed dates each October that helps prepare students for the SAT. The PSAT is an important step in a student’s path to university success. It assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem-solving skills in three areas: Critical Reading, Math and Writing. Given the nature of the PSAT and topics covered in the test, it is obviously very helpful for those who plan to take the SAT, but it can..

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:03:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa473d79e201473e6936281dfb
<![CDATA[UK universities offer scholarships galore to woo Indian students]]> In a bid to attract more and more Indian students, institutes of higher education in the United Kingdom (UK) have been offering increased scholarship opportunities, according to a survey conducted on a third of the universities based in London. Overall, an average of Rs 250 million or £2.5 million has been granted to Indian students every year and more than Rs 700 million or £7 million during the past three years, the survey reports add. However, the actual figures may be thrice that figure, amounting to more than £7 million each year, since a mere 17 universities of..

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:51:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83471789ce01471a1aecba4b15
<![CDATA[IIT Bombay and Washington University launch joint e-MBA program]]> The premier Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has joined hands with the Washington University in St Louis (WUSTL) to launch a combined executive Master of Business Administration (e-MBA) degree program. The new United States-India joint MBA program will be designed along the lines of WUSTL's executive MBA programs offered in China as well as the United States (US). On completion of the program, students will receive a joint MBA degree. The classes will be conducted at the IIT Bombay campus, with the faculty of WUSTL's Olin Business School as well as Shailesh..

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:32:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac46f9e79a0146fc35d6ba7a48
<![CDATA[Top 10 mobile applications for students]]> Once upon a time, college students went to the library for hours on end, searching, reviewing, studying, and finding material to supplement their education. When they were finished, they headed home, tuned into their favorite FM radio station, checked their wall calendar for homework assignments, and called up their friends’ landlines to see what was going on that weekend. A Whole New World While the fond memories of these days live on, these days are over. Studying, communication, organization, and fun have all gotten a makeover since our parents went to college. With..

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:16:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8546d78d650146dd0a867d0495
<![CDATA[What are the benefits of having an MBA in today’s employment market?]]> Nowadays, it’s commonplace to discuss whether or not a graduate degree is worth it. While this isn’t true about every degree, especially ones that relate to professions that are expected to rapidly expand as the economy evolves, the value of an MBA degree has come under intense scrutiny over the last few years. Since this conversation continues throughout major media outlets, it is reasonable to assume many business professionals are pondering what to do next. Considering the amount of money and time it requires to receive an MBA, choosing to pursue an MBA degree must be a..

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:09:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8546d78d650146dd0451580308
<![CDATA[The advantages of going to college in Miami, Florida]]> After 4 years locked away in white-painted, cinder block, high school classrooms, it is the moment you’ve been waiting for: Heading to college in the warm, tropical air of Miami, Florida. Those of us that did not grow up here remember the excitement of moving day. Experiencing the exhilaration of leaving behind your icy, snowy hometown, and prepare to embrace a new location, a new climate, and a new culture! Fan Favorite While an individual’s favorite city is often a matter of opinion, CBS reveals that Miami is ranked number 5 out of the top 100 cities in which to live...

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:01:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8546d78d650146dcfc9e160258
<![CDATA[Students aspiring to study abroad favor Delhi University's FYUP]]> The controversial four-year-undergraduate program (FYUP) of the Delhi University (DU) is all set to make way for the restoration of the three-year pattern for undergraduate (UG) courses, amid a lot of protests from student and teacher bodies. However, a section of students who are aspiring to pursue their higher studies overseas have lent their support to the FYUP. It is especially true for students who are planning to go to the United States (US) for higher education. According to the students, they need to acquire four years of UG education after the Class XII level to take the ..

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 05:04:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8546d78d650146dbb58abd5cc0
<![CDATA[New score reporting feature in GMAT examinations]]> A new score reporting feature has been introduced in the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) by the test administrator Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The score reporting facility will be first available to candidates taking the GMAT tomorrow, that is, Friday, June 27, 2014 . Candidates aspiring for Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees will have increased control over their scores due to the new measure. However, the decision has to be a very fast one. According to the new feature, candidates will be granted two minutes to take a decision on whether to..

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:38:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffead46d785b70146d82f75892ea8
<![CDATA[Experiment of Indian student in UAE part of NASA program]]> The experiments of an Indian student based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been approved to be launched into space under a program of the prestigious National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), according to reports. The student is from the Delhi Private School, Sharjah (DPS, Sharjah) and is the only participant from UAE to achieve the feat. The two experiments selected as part of a program for promising young scientists feature among 100 experiments, which will be launched into space as part of NASA's Cubes in Space (CIS) program on Thursday, June 26, 2014 . The CIS..

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:28:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8346cd2dbb0146cdd8f712381f
<![CDATA[Student visa applications to US shot up by 37% in May this year]]> Visa applications from Indian students which were processed for higher studies to be pursued in the United States (US) shot up by 37% to a whopping total of 2,731 in May, 2014, according to officials of the American Consulate in Chennai. A high number of student visa interviews are also lined up for the ongoing week. The total number of F1 visa applications which were processed at the consulate’s Chennai office increased from 5,000 to 8,000 during December 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014, in comparison with the same time-frame in the previous year. Although visa applications have seen a rise..

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:02:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8346cccc180146cd1c45df156b
<![CDATA[CBSE Grade 12 results bring cheer to UAE students]]> The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Grade 12 results brought cheer to the students of Indian schools based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), after repeated rescheduling occuring earlier. A majority of the Indian schools in UAE are under the CBSE. The Grade 12 board examination, the All India Senior School Certificate Examination 2014, is a gateway to gain admission into a reputed university. The top ranks in the Commerce and Science streams were acquired by boy students. However, overall the girl students outshone boys. The pass rate of girls is 88.52% against 78.27%..

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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:51:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa46b946a00146b9551493032f
<![CDATA[USA witnessed 37% increase of Indian students during 2013-14]]> The United States of America (USA) witnessed a 37% increase in Indian students visiting the country for higher studies during 2013-14, as per United States - India Educational Foundation (USIEF) officials. Studying in USA is a long-term plan for the students. Moreover, due to the value of rupee appreciating, more Indian students are expected to apply to USA-based institutes this year. However, to have a hassle-free admission process, students need to begin preparations around a year and a half in advance, added the officials. According to US consulate officials, Indian students constitute..

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:31:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffead46ad425e0146aef5f61678ce
<![CDATA[India and Israel to enhance collaboration in education]]> India has been involved in discussions with Israel to explore partnership opportunities in the sphere of education, which will strengthen the academic facilities of both the countries. The Indian Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani met the ambassador of Israel to India Mr Alon Ushpiz recently and spoke about various ways to boost the educational ties between the two countries. According to the Israeli ambassador, India and Israel are already engaged in close cooperation in the diverse fields of technology, science, culture, education, finance, etc. Enhancing..

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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 06:17:24 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa46950ce501469905fa0b3c90
<![CDATA[India and Germany explore collaboration opportunities in education]]> India has been involved in discussions with Germany to explore partnership opportunities in the sphere of education, which will strengthen the academic facilities of both the countries. According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) officials, HRD Minister Ms Smriti Irani recently held talks with the German Ambassador to India Mr Michael Steiner, to explore prospects of mutual cooperation between the two countries in the field of education as well as vocational training. During the meeting, Mr Steiner appreciated the demographic advantage of India and stressed on..

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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:45:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85468b08fe01468f0a4f95604d
<![CDATA[Indian students looking at Singapore and Germany ]]> Singapore and Germany along with Canada are new education destination for aspiring Indian students who wants to study abroad but looking at options other than the usual USA and UK route. It was reported that these countries have gained a lot of popularity on the back of advantages in terms of lower fees and living expenses, according to an Assocham study. It was reported that the study has mentioned that there are many reasons for this changing trend such as fees and living expenses, global exposure and cultural experiences and internship and placement opportunities. The..

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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:33:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834681c4ae014685c4c24c0fd4
<![CDATA[More graduate and business schools accept GRE scores for admission]]> An increased number of graduate and business schools (B-schools) from across the world have started accepting Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to grant admission to students. More schools from countries such as United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), Switzerland, France, Korea, Mexico, China, Brazil and Taiwan have joined the GRE bandwagon. In fact, currently GRE scores are being accepted by several thousand graduate schools and over 1,000 B-schools across the world. A country-wise list of names of the schools that have recently started accepting GRE scores is provided below. ..

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 06:10:26 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85466a216101466fccbc15328e
<![CDATA[Australia offers non-science students chance to pursue IT courses]]> Candidates from non-science backgrounds who aspire to pursue courses in Information Technology (IT) can realize their ambitions in institutes in Australia , which will be the gateway to thriving careers in emerging fields such as Cloud Computing, Internet Security, Gaming, Social Media, Animation, etc. Although IT courses are offered in several institutes of India, candidates need an intermediate/plus two degree in Science to qualify for undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) admissions in such institutes. According to the Australian education system, students from the Arts or Commerce..

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Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:43:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84466608ae014666437887144e
<![CDATA[Europe lures Indian students with quality education at lower rates]]> Europe is emerging as a much sough-after destination for Indian students aspiring to pursue their higher education overseas, with institutes offering high quality education at around 70% of the cost incurred for higher studies at institutes in the United States (US) or the United Kingdom (UK). The most popular European destinations for education are Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden and Latvia, as a majority of the institutes in these countries are funded by the government and offer various scholarship opportunities. Indian students in these countries need to bear the living expenses..

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Thu, 29 May 2014 11:39:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85463e0e34014647c6fa2254af
<![CDATA[Documents Required for the UK University Application]]> If you are applying for a UK university either for a undergraduate degree or for post graduation, the specific documents required for the admission should be organized in an organized manner. The required documents while remain the same in general, some universities only require a letter while others will want a complete academic history and research plan. At first, you need to contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre to know the UK equivalents of your qualifications. This way you can ensure that your qualifications meet the course requirements.  Some of the major..

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:19:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833822947f013822f064257ef6
<![CDATA[Study in the UK]]> If studying abroad is your goal, then United Kingdom (UK) is one of the most sought after destinations for higher education, providing you with the flexibility to shape your study to suit your needs. You will get to experience centuries-old tradition of excellence and innovative approaches that makes UK education respectable and recognized all over the world. Here are a few pointers that'll help you prepare for studying in UK: Applying to the UK: You need to know the entire process of applying to a UK university and obtain the student visa. You need to do some research on..

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Mon, 06 Oct 2008 19:51:55 GMT data-0001-c8a0428f1a29430c011a3a955e867a83
<![CDATA[Top Reasons to Study in UK]]> Studying in United Kingdom (UK) is one of the most popular choices for international students worldwide with UK being second only to the USA in terms of attracting students. UK higher education institutions have a strong reputation for providing numerous facilities and flexibilities to their students through excellent systems. The UK offers much more to its international students in comparison to any other English-speaking country.  The UK consists of three countries, England, Wales and Scotland. Together they exhibit considerable diversity in terms of population density, cost of..

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Wed, 30 Mar 2011 07:19:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffe852f023668012f05a19e2c4133
<![CDATA[Popular courses to choose from UK universities]]> Students who go to UK for higher studies can choose from a range of under graduate and post graduate courses to pursue. Students can search and apply for most higher education courses online. You usually have to be 18 or older to take a higher education course. They’re usually taught in universities, colleges, specialist institutions like as art schools or agricultural colleges. Higher education qualifications include diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees. In the UK, the standard academic year starts in September or October and runs until June..

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Wed, 28 May 2014 06:39:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffead463e068a0146418e6d0a3bda
<![CDATA[Choosing the Right Course and University in the UK]]> Studying abroad is major step in any student’s life and the most important and crucial part of moving abroad for higher education is choosing the right course and university. Studying in the UK can be a very exciting prospect, considering that it transforms your career.  Students are faced with many questions while making decisions about the course and college they plan to study. Am I going to be happy doing this course? Will this qualify me for the career I have in mind? Such questions can be answered by doing some research on courses and colleges available. Moving to the UK..

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:56:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffe833822947f01382312063f22a1
<![CDATA[The Best Engineering Institutes in the UK]]> Engineering and technology is one of the most sought after courses globally and especially in India, where an engineering degree is seen as one of the best professional course to be pursued. Engineering may not be the easiest areas of study, but its branches continue to be in demand, and because they are challenging, it is also rewarding. Pursuing an engineering or technology degree in the UK which is one of the most preferred destinations for international education seems like a logical step for a great career. UK universities and colleges offer a wide array of programs recognized all..

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Thu, 29 Sep 2011 06:57:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8532b07e110132b3f950f745ee
<![CDATA[MBA in the UK]]> Planning to study MBA in the UK? If your answer is yes, your decision will certainly stand you in good stead since you are on your way to getting a qualification that will give you a global edge. Master of Business Administration (MBA) is among the most popular courses globally and obtaining a degree from reputed university will be a ticket for a bright future and career.  Getting your MBA from UK will mark a distinctive edge in the job market and help you in pursuing an international career. UK is next only to USA in term of attracting international students thanks to the British..

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:02:27 GMT data-0001-fdbffe832f44cc85012f492985956905
<![CDATA[Life in the UK]]> The UK is said to be the hometown of exciting student life.  The incredible mix of various international cultures offer you an array of exciting experiences that include music, dance, theatre, and various other arts (fine and performing), not to mention a wide range of places of interest, accents, people from around the world with various lifestyles (and accents), and festivals and celebrations and more. The cosmopolitan cities in the UK are easy to adapt to and guarantee a joyful learning experience. Students Accommodation: There are various accommodation options available in the..

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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:14:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac380a594a01380de478d04c80
<![CDATA[UK : Higher Education Accreditation Bodies]]> If you are focusing on studying abroad then you need to make sure that several critical points are in factored in before deciding on your courses and institution which you plan to study in. After all, you are placing your career on line and also spending huge amounts of money to get that quality education. So you need to make sure that the institution you are applying has all the right accreditations which in turn helps bring value to your degree. As most of aware, education accreditation is the process of quality assurance for colleges and universities, the focus being the courses and..

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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 08:22:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffe7422a1294a0122a18e015d2bbb
<![CDATA[Dip in Indian students visiting UK for higher studies: Report]]> Higher education institutes based in the United Kingdom (UK) have witnessed a dip in Indian students, as per an immigration report published by the Office of National Statistics . More than 65,000 fewer candidates are visiting UK for higher studies from Commonwealth countries including India as well as Pakistan, according to the report. UK’s annual earnings from foreign students is £7.9 billion. One of the reasons for the decrease in the number of Indian students is the newly imposed stringent visa rules of UK. The total number of foreign students coming to UK for higher..

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Fri, 23 May 2014 10:18:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85461ee02601462896da7611e0
<![CDATA[IIT Roorkee ties up with University of Southampton for joint research]]> The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) has entered into a partnership with the United Kingdom (UK)  based University of Southampton (UoS) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance collaborative research, especially in the fields of aviation as well as railway engineering. Through the collaboration, the institutes will aim to develop technological solutions in the relevant areas. According to officials of IIT Roorkee, the two institutes are conducting related workshops in India and the UK which has helped identify the potential areas for..

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Tue, 20 May 2014 12:20:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac46188f04014619939d58735c
<![CDATA[Work visa for Indian students may make a comeback in Scotland]]> Scotland is mulling reintroducing work visas for Indian students once they complete their studies in Scottish institutes, after the country attains independence from the United Kingdom (UK) in a referendum expected to be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 . The referendum will be held to determine if the people of Scotland want independence for the country. As per officials of Scotland's ministry of external affairs and international development, the country wants to make provision for Indian students to allow them to work for a minimum of two years after they complete their education..

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Sat, 17 May 2014 05:19:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4605a7f40146089f0a4c34a4
<![CDATA[Indian students second largest foreign student group in USA]]> Indian students constitute the second largest group of international students in the United States of America (USA), as per a recent report issued by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). At present, around 113,813 Indian students are pursuing higher studies in different educational institutes in USA. Students from China top the list of foreign students in USA, with 290,133 students. More than three-fourth of the Indian students are currently pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses in USA. The highest number of students (78%) pursuing STEM..

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Fri, 09 May 2014 10:46:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa45dc7ef50145e097c4b57722
<![CDATA[Florida National University provides international students with the same tuition as local students!]]> Don't pay more for being an international student in the U.S.A! Florida National University (FNU)   provides international students with the same costs as local students! Florida National Universityis a fully accredited American university located in Miami Florida, and is currently accepting international student applications! FNU is located in the heart of South Florida. FNU offers the programs listed below: Master in Business Administration, Master in Health Service Administration Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Business, Administration, Criminal Justice, Health..

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Wed, 07 May 2014 06:00:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8345d2119c0145d544716d5bc2
<![CDATA[MBA in France finds favor among Indian students]]> Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses offered by institutes in France are gaining popularity among Indian students, as per various reports. French business schools (B-schools) offer a wide range of management courses, including marketing, sports, luxury and brand management as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), amongst many others. As per officials of Campus France, which is the French national agency for the promotion of higher education and international student services, altogether 3,000 Indian students went to France last year, out of which around 75% went to..

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Tue, 06 May 2014 11:20:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8445ccde0a0145d14331d828a7
<![CDATA[Netherlands receives increased student visa applications from India]]> Student visa applications from India to the Netherlands have increased significantly in the last few years. The maximum number of Indian visa applications to the Netherlands are for business related travel, tourism as well as student exchange programs. Due to the surge in such applications, a center for Visa Facilitation Services for the Netherlands has been set up in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The center has received over 40 applications till date. As per Netherlands embassy officials, the two countries already have close economic ties. Indian exports to the country are worth..

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Mon, 05 May 2014 11:43:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa45cab4420145cc3288a14440
<![CDATA[Jindal University ties up with US college to offer dual degree program]]> Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH) under O P Jindal Global University (JGU) has joined hands with the United States (US) based Rollins College to offer an undergraduate (UG) program in Liberal Arts and Humanities. Candidates who pursue the dual degree program will have the opportunity to achieve a three-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honors in Liberal Arts and Humanities from JGU with a year study abroad component at Rollins College. After graduation from JGU, students can achieve a second degree from Rollins College in a fourth year of study. The students will..

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:36:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8445b16ad40145b2a32b414db5
<![CDATA[IIM Calcutta ties up with global B-schools to offer double degrees]]> The premier Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) has joined hands with some global business schools (B-schools) to offer double degrees to its students, which will help them get an edge over others in their careers. From 2014, few IIM Calcutta students will be sent to specific B-schools in Europe. The students will undergo equal number of study terms in the two campuses. The students will be awarded two management degrees when they graduate - one from IIM Calcutta and another from the overseas institute. This year the number of such candidates will be limited..

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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:11:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8445a8555c0145ac89aadf24d8
<![CDATA[Indian students second largest foreign student group in Australia]]> Indian students constitute the second largest group of international students in Australia , as per recent statistics. According to data provided by Universities Australia , which is an organization involved with the advancement of higher education in the country, there are over 30,000 foreign students pursuing different courses throughout Australia. Out of these, the five top countries in terms of their student count are China, India, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam . There has been a steady increase in students from countries such as Colombia, Philippines and Pakistan ..

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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 06:43:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8445a8555c0145ac39b6f60ea9
<![CDATA[TOEFL Program celebrates English Language Day]]> The TOEFL ® program will celebrate English Language Day on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by offering significant savings on the best-selling TOEFL ® Practice Online (TPO). From April 17-May 4, test takers will receive a 33 percent discount on TOEFL Practice Online, an official TOEFL practice test that simulates the TOEFL iBT ® testing experience and offers same-day scores and feedback on all four skills measured on the test-reading, listening, speaking and writing. Test takers are able to purchase the limited discounted test prep only at www.ets.org/toeflpractice by..

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:21:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac458d30de01458e51d98e47ee
<![CDATA[English language test TOEFL no longer accepted by UK visa authorities]]> One of the popular English language ability tests, TOEFL seems to have been relegated by UK visa issuing authorities following a controversy. The UK government in its guidance on English language tests for UK visa granting purposes has stated that ETS, the agency which conducts TOEFL has ended its partnership. In UK government’s official web site, it has been mentioned ``The arrangement that the Home Office had with Educational Testing Service (ETS) to provide Secure English Language Testing (SELT) ended on 5 April 2014. As a result we have suspended accepting ETS tests as..

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:18:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85458879a6014588f1c05117a2
<![CDATA[Applications from Indian students to US graduate schools shoot by 32%]]> The total number of applications from Indian students to United States (US) based graduate schools has shot up by 32% in 2014 , for two consecutive years , as per the CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey . The increase accounts for 18% of all foreign graduate students pursuing different courses in US institutes. The same report has stated that applications from Chinese students to US schools have diminished . The overall applications from international candidates have increased by 7% . Applications from Indian students rose by 22% in 2013 and enrollments ..

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:22:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854573458a014582f350807d94
<![CDATA[Revised SAT not to test students on difficult or unclear words]]> The revised format of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is expected to do away with difficult or unclear words to test students, as per the sample questions of SAT released by the New York based College Board , which administers the examination. The draft test specifications were published on the website of the College Board on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 , to give an idea to the students on the changes in the SAT format. A majority of the colleges and universities in the United States (US) need American College Testing (ACT) or SAT examination scores to grant admission to..

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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:56:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83457344f2014578fc8d60460a
<![CDATA[Canada trying to attract Indian students with new rules]]> With UK losing numbers, there are several countries which are trying to attract the Indian students who are going abroad in unprecedented numbers. In this regard, Australia , Canada and New Zealand have become the next most popular destinations, on the back of easier visa norms and more scholarships for Indian students. Experts say that Canada has grown manifold in the past four years, while the US was still the first choice. According to reports, new rules that aim to strengthen Canada's status as a study destination of choice for prospective international students will..

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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:14:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac45733c71014578d5eff8654e
<![CDATA[Indian students fuel growth in US graduate school admissions]]> While Indian and Chinese students dominate the international student applicant numbers to US graduate schools , Indians seem to have raced ahead a bit in the last couple of years. It was reported that for the second year in a row, applications to American graduate schools from India skyrocketed, while those from prospective Chinese students fell. It was mentioned that the numbers from the Council of Graduate Schools, turn the trend line of recent years on its head where for the better part of a decade, Chinese graduate applications and enrollments had outpaced everyone else. The report..

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:45:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac45733c710145743a078839dd
<![CDATA[UK plans visa processing with quick `passport pass back' facility]]> With the number of Indian students going to UK for higher studies going down in the last couple of years due to various concerns, UK government is now trying to woo the students with new measures. According to reports, UK government is planning a visa processing with 'passport pass back' facility in which an applicant will get back his passport shortly after submission once the necessary scrutiny is over and the rest of the visa processing will continue. It will help the applicant to get its passport before the visa is processed. It can be recalled that earlier reports have mentioned..

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:53:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834569156f014569502a3a0c1d
<![CDATA[New Zealand to hold education events to woo Indian students]]> In a bid to woo more Indian students to pursue their higher education in New Zealand , the island country is planning to hold various education related events in India. At present, India is the top growing student market for New Zealand. Education New Zealand , which is the global education promotion agency of the country, will be conducting over ten events in India in April, 2014 , which will highlight the academic opportunities of New Zealand. The events are expected to be hosted in various Indian cities such as Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune,..

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:01:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844560a1bb0145649eb53b0ed9
<![CDATA[Top Japanese varsities offer incentives to Indian students]]> Premier universities from Japan are offering special incentives to Indian students to pursue their higher studies in the country. The Ritsumeikan Group of Institutions has started operations in South India to help students to pursue their higher education in their group institute - Risumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) . The group is one of the members of Global 30 , which is a Japan Government initiative under which the top 30 universities of Japan offer invitations to students from across the world to pursue higher studies in the country. Few of the varsities offer ..

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:19:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834549fc9a01455ee43c4612ab