Minglebox Education News - studyabroad http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:58:33 GMT Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:58:33 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[UK to bring 400 more students under its scholarship program]]> The government of United Kingdom (UK) is planning to bring 400 more students under its scholarships program, in a bid to tackle the fall of Indian student numbers in the nation. According to UK government officials, the number of Indian students opting for the UK for higher studies has seen a fall in the last few years. One of the reasons is the common notion that UK is not welcoming to foreign students, which is untrue, the officials added. To wipe out that notion, the UK government is offering more scholarships to Indian students who pursue their studies in the nation. Other than..

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:26:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac493205cc0149368893d1323a
<![CDATA[Amity University joins hands with UK firm for student exchange]]> India’s reputed Amity University has joined hands with the United Kingdom (UK) based Global Education Management (GEM), in a bid to boost the skill-sets of students and promote different student exchange programs. These programs may be of six months duration, in various subjects related to business as well as hospitality. Under the partnership, vocational as well as practical training will be provided to Indian students in the UK and vice versa. According to officials of Amity University, GEM will arrange for visa, living expenses, etc. for the students. Moreover, the UK..

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:43:57 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac490eda9001491e22cc302f7f
<![CDATA[Canada varsity to offer merit-based scholarships to UG Indian students]]> The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada will offer merit-based scholarships to students from India who join the undergraduate (UG) degree programs at the varsity. UBC will allocate a quarter of a million dollars in non-public funds for the scholarships. The varsity will offer 11 outstanding international student awards, each for $10,000 as well as five international major entrance scholarships, each worth $28,000 or $7,000 per year for a period of four years, to students hailing from India with outstanding academic accomplishment. The initial awards will be tenable for..

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:36:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83490edeca01491d095c270041
<![CDATA[Centre for Digital Media, Canada's webinar on MDM program tomorrow]]> If you are interested in finding out more about the Master of Digital Media program (MDM) from Centre for Digital Media (CDM) Vancouver, Canada then log in for a webinar on October 17. The CDM is home to world class, professional graduate programs in digital media, inspired by cutting-edge research and industry innovation. The CDM is located on Great Northern Way Campus and houses the MDM program. CDM is also home to industry studios and hosts a variety of industry and professional development events.  The MDM program is a 12-month, plus internship, full-time professional Master's..

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:23:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84490edf01014917a041d654b1
<![CDATA[UK to offer 396 scholarships worth Rs 15 crore to Indian students]]> The United Kingdom (UK) will be offering the highest number of Scholarships ever for Indian students worth Rs 15 crore under the GREAT Britain Scholarships - India 2015. The intake will comprise 396 new part Scholarships from 57 institutes all over UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) for various undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses, including Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Law, Business, Art & Design, Biosciences, etc. In the past two years, UK offered more than 750 scholarships to Indian students. This move will further boost the existing..

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:39:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548f9fb0f014908e0155f0de7
<![CDATA[UK education alumni awards soon for Indians from British institutes]]> The United Kingdom (UK) will soon launch the Education UK Alumni Awards for Indian alumni from UK institutes who have made a noteworthy contribution after their return to India. The award will be in the form of an all expenses-paid study visit to the UK, which will be related to their present profession. The measure is expected to rectify the decline of Indian student numbers to UK and boost business investment, as per reports. Another incentive on the cards will be the highest number ever of scholarships to be granted to Indian students under the GREAT Scholarships program. The 2015..

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:15:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548edc65e0148f8b2b2a4101d
<![CDATA[AP government to send 1,000 SC, ST students abroad for higher studies]]> The government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) is planning to send 1,000 students under the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories overseas to pursue their higher education. The initiative will be taken under the “AP Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi” scheme. According to sources, the government is expected to liberalize the rules to facilitate the process of sending selected students abroad for studies. At present, the scheme covers only postgraduate (PG) students. However, in the future, undergraduate (UG) as well as diploma students may also get the opportunity. The..

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:55:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8448edcd6b0148efd43506261a
<![CDATA[Educational Testing Service Invites Applications for TOEFL Scholarships 2015]]> Applications are invited by  Educational Testing Service (ETS)  for Test of English as a Foreign Language ( TOEFL) Scholarships  for students to start an undergraduate or graduate degree program for the academic session 2015. Scholarship Details: Ten scholarships valued at US$7,000 each are available. Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this award, candidate must: Reside in India. Start an undergraduate or graduate degree program between August 2014 and December 2015 at a college or university listed in the TOEFL destination search . ..

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:42:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8348d8fd060148e49ff84e10aa
<![CDATA[Mumbai top spender among Indian cities for education in US]]> Maharashtra capital Mumbai is the top-spending Indian city for education in the United States (US) , with Hyderabad at the second spot and Delhi at the third in the country. Students from across the world pursue their higher education in the US every year at very steep costs. From the year 2008 to 2012, there were around $3 billion Indian students studying in US, as per a report issued by the Brookings Institution. During the same period, Seoul of South Korea sent the highest number of 56,500 students to the US and spent the highest amount of $2.1 billion. Next in line were Beijing and..

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 06:16:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548d928680148e41a57ac060d
<![CDATA[TOEFL scholarships to be awarded to 10 meritorious Indian students]]> Ten meritorious students from India will be awarded the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scholarships, according to a recent announcement by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The scholarship is granted annually to Indian students with demonstrated academic records, outstanding English communication as well as leadership skills. They must also be adept at all-round extracurricular activities, especially community service. Candidates need to also possess innovative ideas as reflected in their essays. To qualify for the scholarship, candidates need a grade point average..

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:14:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8548bf74430148c5d694267749
<![CDATA[Israel woos Indian students with scholarship, fellowship opportunities]]> In a bid to attract more students from India, educational institutes in the Western Asian nation Israel have been extending several opportunities to them. The Tel Aviv University (TAU) offers various scholarships to Indian students, including full scholarships. The university features among the top 10 entrepreneurial institutes globally and offers immense exposure in diverse fields to international students, institute officials stated. According to government officials from Israel, education is given utmost importance in Israel. The country has a first-rate system of higher..

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 06:12:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844887a3180148a123eac62b96
<![CDATA[Study permit applications from India to Canada shoot up by 15%]]> Canada is fast emerging as a much preferred destination for higher studies for Indian students, with a 15% year-to-date rise of study permit applications that the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi received. This year, 14,000 study permits have been issued for Canada. There has also been a notable change in the choices of students for courses to be pursued in Canada, as was evident during the recently held Council of International Schools (CIS) universities tour of India. The event saw many Indian students aspiring to pursue courses in Liberal Arts. There were enquiries regarding..

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:33:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834887a31d01489cb5cff43fd1
<![CDATA[The Redesigned SAT]]> The world’s most well-known undergraduate college admission test, the SAT, is changing. When students open their SAT test books in spring 2016, they’ll encounter a Redesigned SAT. The redesigned SAT aims to be more relevant in changing times. While continuing to be valid and predictive, it will become more focused, useful, clear, and open than ever before. Each change in the redesigned SAT focuses on the knowledge and skills that are most essential for college readiness and success. Key Changes in the SAT The SAT has been redesigned to focus on fewer things, that..

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:04:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a01488d2794465dbf
<![CDATA[Germany among top choices for Indian students to pursue higher studies]]> The European nation Germany has emerged as one of the top choices for Indian students to pursue their higher studies. According to data released recently by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the year-on-year statistics show that the number of Indian students in Germany shot up by 25.6% during 2012-13, in comparison with 2011-12. During 2008-09, Germany had 3,516 Indian students pursuing their studies. During 2013-14, it increased to 9,619, which is a 200% rise. Germany has eased its visa regulations in a bid to woo more students from India. Moreover, the students can also..

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:37:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854887a32a014887b1683900de
<![CDATA[Audencia launches new MBA in International Sports Management taught in London and Paris]]> One of France’s top management schools, Audencia Nantes , has announced the 2015 launch of a Professional MBA in International Sports Management taught in a part-time format at its Paris campus and at Loughborough University’s London site. With a PwC report on the global sports market stating that worldwide revenues in the already buoyant sector will rise to $145bn in 2015, the MBA answers a real recruitment need. As well as classes in Paris and a week-long summer course at Loughborough University ’s London campus within the former Olympic complex, a study seminar..

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:57:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84487dceca014883428eb256dd
<![CDATA[Sri Lanka wooing Indian students with scholarships for PG studies]]> In a bid to attract more students from India, the island country Sri Lanka is offering lucrative scholarships to pursue postgraduate (PG) studies in Sri Lankan institutes. The subjects in which the scholarships are being offered include Master of Science (M Sc) courses in Molecular Life Science, Agriculture and Environmental Management as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA). Candidates aspiring to avail the opportunity need to hold a first class degree with at least 60% marks from a recognized institute. Moreover, their age has to be less than 45 years as on September 30, 2014...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:10:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac48823b450148827253810139
<![CDATA[Most Indian students in Ukraine study medicine]]> There are more than 100 Indian students from the state of Tamil Nadu (TN) pursuing their higher studies in Ukraine and Crimea currently, out of which a majority are studying medicine. The new academic session started recently in institutes in Ukraine and Crimea. Around 30 students from TN have moved to Ukraine for higher studies this year. Most of them have joined the Crimea State Medical University, which is now part of the Russian system. Students of strife-torn regions of Ukraine such as Donetsk and Lugansk have been made to shift to institutes in other regions, such as Odessa and..

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:46:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac487c757401487e11b4762bb2
<![CDATA[B-school alumni-run consultancies help MBA aspirants gain admission]]> Consultancies dealing with admission related matters, run by alumni of premier business schools (B-schools) and tailor-made for Master of Business Administration (MBA) aspirants, have helped scores of them gain admission in a top B-school of their choice, not only in India but overseas as well. Such alumni have been motivated to extend these services based on their own experience, where a lack of proper guidance has been a hindrance to their acquiring admission in quality B-schools. Aspirants guided by such consultancies have gained entry into schools such as The Wharton School of The..

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:07:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8348724b4b01487d12f62a187a
<![CDATA[16 students from Mumbai are world toppers in Cambridge International Examinations]]> Mumbai, 10 September, 2014 : Sixteen Mumbai students have topped the world in individual subjects in the Cambridge International Examinations –over half of the 30 Indian world toppers. These Mumbai students have achieved the highest marks in the world for single subjects in the November 2013 and May 2014 Cambridge International Examinations series (Cambridge IGCSE®, Cambridge International AS Level and Cambridge International A Level). Additionally, 30 students from Mumbai have also made it to the national list of toppers for individual subjects – achieving the highest..

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:05:36 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4862b4d90148698a2edd6d9d
<![CDATA[Australia is costliest education destination; India cheapest ]]> Studying abroad in top universities across the world has been on the rise for several years despite the fact that it is expensive to study abroad. Now it has been reported that Australia is the most expensive place for an international student to attend university, ahead of Singapore and the United States . Meanwhile India has been rated the cheapest to study in. According to a research report by banking giant HSBC, which surveyed 15 countries, an overseas student would need US $42,000 a year to meet university fees and living costs in Australia. This was nearly US $3,000 more than..

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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:28:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834862bcc50148632f3f1007cd
<![CDATA[Video Competition for an all-expenses-paid Study Trip to Australia for Higher Education]]> New Delhi, September 8th, 2014:  Pupils from international schools in India will have a chance to win a one-week study trip to a leading Australian university by taking part in the International Schools Video Competition run by Cambridge English Language Assessment , part of the world famous University of Cambridge and the Australian Trade Commission . The competition will be launched on 11th September 2014. It will run till November 2014 and the winners will be announced on 20th January 2015.The winning teams will visit Australia between April-July 2015. School principals..

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:07:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4853d61b014859e192a15e02
<![CDATA[Britain striving to resolve visa issues of Indian students]]> United Kingdom (UK) has been a traditionally favored destination of higher studies for Indian students. However, their numbers have been dwindling due to the stringent visa policy of the nation. Although still a large number of Indians wants to pursue their studies in UK to acquire more exposure and high quality education, rules and regulations put limitations to their aspirations. To rectify the dwindling Indian student population in UK, government officials are expected to visit India soon to discuss and resolve visa-related issues of prospective Indian students. In recent years,..

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 05:14:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834845cd75014858d616bf0fd7
<![CDATA[Indians occupy second largest foreign student chunk in New Zealand]]> Students from India occupy the second largest foreign student chunk in New Zealand (NZ) , according to information provided by government officials of NZ. Indians make for 12% of the overall overseas student population in NZ. India happens to be an important export market for NZ and its ties with India and other countries will determine its future economic progress, the officials added. During the last decade, the number of Indian students pursuing education in NZ has increased by 700% (over 10,000 students).  The first-time student visas which were issued to Indians to pursue..

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:11:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844845cd72014853e3c6935df3
<![CDATA[MBA aspirants aim to borrow less, rely on parents for fees: survey]]> Students aspiring to pursue management programs in business schools (B-schools) across the globe plan to borrow less to pay their fees and would rely on parents instead, according to the recently released Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) survey. The worldwide survey conducted by GMAC focused on the financial mix as well as payment trends monitored between 2009 and 2013 among B-school students. For Indian students especially, their dependence on loans, grants and scholarships to fund their studies abroad has diminished. The average financing mix differs to a large extent based..

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Sat, 06 Sep 2014 06:22:21 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854845cd93014849a0b1be3349
<![CDATA[Australian PM launches plan to boost student exchange with India]]> The Prime Minister (PM) of Australia Mr Tony Abbott recently launched the New Colombo Plan, which has been designed to boost student exchange as well as partnerships between academic institutes of the two nations. Till now fourteen Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) have been signed between officials of Indian and Australian institutes for the purpose. The plan was announced at the Mumbai University , during Mr Abbott’s two-day visit to India. The New Colombo Plan of the Australian government will focus on enhancing knowledge about the Indo-Pacific among Australian students by..

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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:11:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844841ce48014845834a0349d9
<![CDATA[Engineering is top pick among Indian students studying in US]]> Courses in engineering are the top pick among Indian students who are studying in the United States (US) , according to the recently released report of the Brookings Institution. As per the study, around two-thirds of foreign students in US are pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs as well as Business, Management and Marketing courses, as against 48% US students. STEM subjects are specially favored by Indian students. Out of the total 168,000 F-1 visa-holders from India, a whopping 70% are pursuing STEM subjects. Of them, around 80% are enrolled in..

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:43:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac483e5cc201483f9e7e092665
<![CDATA[Foreign universities tie up with top Indian schools to woo students]]> Universities from different foreign countries have joined hands with top Indian schools to woo their students for higher studies. The school authorities also encourage students to join institutes with which they have tie-ups. Earlier, foreign institutes conducted educational exhibitions/fairs to attract prospective students. Now, the representatives from foreign universities are interacting with students of Classes XI and XII at the campuses of the schools to spread the word. Not only are top institutes such as the New York University , University of Edinburgh and University of..

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:00:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85482a502e01483af5386f6681
<![CDATA[Research opportunities bountiful for Indian students in Canada]]> Canada offers bountiful research opportunities for students from India, apart from being a much preferred destination for higher studies. Most of the Canadian students prefer to take up jobs after graduation. Hence, universities in the country are wooing foreign students for postgraduate (PG) or doctoral studies to boost their research activities. Most universities in Canada are research-intensive with advanced infrastructural facilities. However, they do not have the required number of students, according to officials of the University of Saskatchewan . In fact the..

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:03:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffead482a4544014835d1b9096f36
<![CDATA[Most Indian students studying in US belong to Hyderabad]]> A majority of students from India who pursue their studies in the United States (US) hail from the city of Hyderabad, according to the recently released report of the Brookings Institution. The report is drawn from data from the year 2008 to 2012. It states that during the period, the total number of F-1 visa-holders (full-time students) from India was 168,034, which is second only to China (of 74 countries) with 284,179 F-1 visa-holders. At third place is South Korea with around 110,000 F-1 holders. In fourth place is Saudi Arabia with 53,000 and Canada is at 5 th spot with 51,000. ..

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 05:45:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac482a450f01482fbecd7c6cc0
<![CDATA[British Deputy Prime Minister reiterates no cap on Indian students]]> While there is some sort of confusion over going to UK for higher education with recent visa rules, UK is trying to actively court Indian students. It has been reported that British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who was in India recently has reiterated that there is no cap on the number of Indian students for coming to UK over higher education. Nick Clegg was quoted as saying "We want to recognize exceptional individuals who do exceptional things to promote and celebrate the partnership between the two countries.’’ He was announcing the launch of collaborative..

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:08:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8547f8b37801481bdfde5d3eed
<![CDATA[New GMAT on-campus test center at VIT University, Vellore]]> The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has set up its very first “On Campus Test Center” at the VIT University Vellore (VIT Vellore) campus, according to a recent announcement from GMAC. GMAC is the test administrator of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) . The new test center will provide another platform to undergraduate (UG) candidates by enabling them to appear for the GMAT examination in the university campus. The center will be open throughout the year and students can take the examination based on their preparation as well as schedule. ..

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:23:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffea547f8ac0d01481658c6cc7fca
<![CDATA[South Australia eager to forge ties with India for higher education]]> South Australia is aspiring to forge ties with India for education and vocational training, according to the premier of South Australia Mr Jay Weatherill, who visited the Indian Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani recently. South Australia is a small state and its population is around 1.65 million. However, there are quality public universities there, such as, the University of Adelaide . Moreover, the environment of South Australia is conducive to foreign students, added Mr Weatherill. Ms Irani on her part lauded South Australia for their interest in a lasting..

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:20:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffea547f8ac0d0148119d8613345f
<![CDATA[New Zealand gains popularity among Indian students for higher studies]]> The island country New Zealand (NZ) has become a sought-after destination for Indian students for higher education, according to NZ government officials. The number of student visas issued for Indian students from January to July, 2014 increased by 83% in comparison with the numbers during the same time period last year, the officials added. As per recent data furnished by the state-operated Education New Zealand (ENZ) department, the first-time student visas which were issued to Indians to pursue their studies in NZ increased by a whopping 123% (or 4,195) from January to July this year...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:58:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffea747f8ac2b01480c63336b6477
<![CDATA[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..

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:29:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647d2625f0147ee0729635d5c
<![CDATA[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..

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:52:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8847b5fbd90147c9a26037729c
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:09:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847b5fb790147c41dc86c355f
<![CDATA[University of Florida startup launches Indiegogo campaign to eliminate painful needle injections for insulin]]> Gainesville, Fl, August 4, 2014 : A University of Florida biotech spinoff has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $1,000,000 to advance development of their groundbreaking needle-free, temperature stable insulin patches. These patches are expected to replace billions of painful needle injections every year and improve the lives patients around the world with Type I and Type II diabetes as well as those who are pre-diabetic. Founded by former faculty at UF and Harvard Medical School, Stephen Hsu, MD-PhD, Prometheon Pharma seeks to improve not only individual patients’ lives,..

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:29:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa47b5fa940147b90721c3185e
<![CDATA[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..

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 06:06:19 GMT data-0001-fdbffea647abee480147af133ba72ecd
<![CDATA[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..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:20:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347a66c1b0147a9f9841421b4
<![CDATA[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..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:48:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffea847a66fb30147a9dcc16128f0
<![CDATA[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,..

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:14:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8347a66c1b0147a9bdcc1d1d45
<![CDATA[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..

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:51:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffea84785c96f0147a0a4f0c64a13
<![CDATA[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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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:06:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854785c6cb01478617bbed0a04
<![CDATA[European universities to teach in English to attract Indian students ]]> One of the biggest advantages the top study destinations like US and UK have is that their mode of communications is in class rooms is English. Even the recent popular destinations Canada, Australia and New Zealand are preferred for the same reason. It is for the same reason that most European countries despite having world class institutions see less number of Indian students showing interest in them. It is reported that the universities in European countries, like Institut d'etudes Politiques de Paris (Paris Institute of Political Science), ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of..

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:22:08 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84476dc03c01477bd90fe030fa
<![CDATA[Number of Indian students in Germany shoots over 100% in 5 years]]> The number of Indian students pursuing their higher education in Germany has shot up by 114% since 2008, according to data released recently by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The numbers have swelled from 3,516 during 2008-09 to 7,532 during 2012-13. In fact Germany now has the fifth largest Indian student population in its institutes. Countries such as Canada, Australia, United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US) have been the traditionally favored destinations for Indian students for higher studies, mainly because there is no language barrier in these countries for Indians...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:05:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85476434c5014767302ef03bdf
<![CDATA[JNU ties up with 5 foreign varsities to offer global studies program]]> India’s premier Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has joined hands with five top foreign institutes of higher education to offer a two-year Global Studies Program (GSP). The transnational education program provides exposure of multiple countries to the students. The masters’ program will be administered jointly by six universities including JNU. The students of this program get to learn about diverse regions and their cultures within the ambit of Social Sciences, with special focus on the global south. According to JNU officials, all the participating institutes, barring..

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:51:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844759cd25014762a270ef33eb
<![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