Minglebox Education News - studyabroadspotlight http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:26:13 GMT Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:26:13 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[Indian students push up migrant numbers in New Zealand to record high]]> Indian students have pushed up migrant numbers in New Zealand (NZ) to a record high, as per data from the government statistics agency. Infact students hailing from India as well as China contributed to New Zealand’s 11 th straight month of impressive annual net gains coming from migration, with more arrivals compared to departures, in June. According to data provided by the Statistics New Zealand, last month the country’s net gain was 4,800 migrants, which makes the annual net gain during the year ending June a whopping 58,300. The data further states that long-term..

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 11:16:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854eb0cc8a014ebfc78ef123df
<![CDATA[GMAT undergoes changes; new version permits re-test after 16 days]]> A set of changes are being introduced in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with effect from Sunday, July 19, 2015 , as per an announcement by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) . GMAT is a standardized test designed for graduate business and management programs. Premier business schools (B-schools) from all over the world and more than 6,000 Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs use GMAT scores for admissions. The scores are also used by over 100 B-schools in India. GMAC is the GMAT test administrator. Under the new rules, GMAT aspirants will not..

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:17:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4e9e897c014eaaf7f1d51288
<![CDATA[UK to allow new Indian students a weekly 20-hour work facility]]> The United Kingdom (UK) will allow first-time Indian students, that is, new undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students, a weekly 20-hour work facility during term as well as the facility to work full-time during holidays, as per a recent decision. According to UK Visas and Immigration officials, from September this year, UK will allow UG and PG students from India to work. UK is only striving to rein in the number of students who remain in the country to study vocational courses, in order to be able to gain employment. As per the new norms, students aspiring to continue..

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:48:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844e9a8c71014e9ba0ec2d0394
<![CDATA[UK to stop work option for non-EU students; Indian students hit hard]]> The United Kingdom (UK) will withdraw the work option for overseas students hailing from outside the European Union (EU) from August this year, according to a recent decision. The stringent law to disallow overseas students to work while pursuing their studies in the country will also affect students from India adversely. The new law applies to non-EU students only, who comprised 121,000 immigrants last year. Merely 51,000 of the overseas students left the UK, amounting to an influx of 70,000, as per available data. UK is trying to stop instances of immigrants using academic institutes..

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:53:40 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4e95ba40014e967f94041b90
<![CDATA[ETS study shows increase in number of repeat GRE test-takers in India]]> The number of repeat test-takers of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) has been on the rise in India, according to an analysis by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) . ETS develops and conducts the GRE test. As per the study, in 2014, the percentage of candidates from India taking the GRE Revised General Test for the second time shot up by 14% in comparison with 2013, which is an all-time high. Moreover, a majority of the candidates who appeared for the test a second time scored better. Over 60% of aspirants who took the GRE Revised General Test a second time in the..

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:53:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffea64e903899014e90b471bf1383
<![CDATA[Updated GMAT review 2016 study material released to boost quality]]> The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released updated official study material for the  GMAT Review 2016 series , which will comprise 25% fresh question content. The  Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)  is a standardized test designed for graduate business and management programs. Premier business schools (B-schools) from all over the world and more than 6,000 Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs  use GMAT scores for admissions . The scores are also used by over 100 B-schools in India. GMAC is the GMAT test administrator. The..

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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:48:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4e9032a4014e9078cb0e0b78
<![CDATA[Lithuania emerging as preferred destination for Indian students]]> Lithuania is fast emerging as a much preferred destination for Indian students who aspire to pursue higher studies overseas , with a sudden rise in the number of Indian students joining universities in the country. According to recent data, Indian student numbers to institutes in Lithuania have increased from 37 in 2011; 57 in 2012; 224 in 2013 to 357 in 2014. The numbers are expected to cross 500 this year.  The traffic from India visiting websites detailing study options in Lithuania is also very high. In 2014, the top preferred Lithuanian varsity among Indian students was ..

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:25:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4e716403014e77121d9215b2
<![CDATA[Indian students heading for Australian institutes on the rise]]> This year, there is a marked increase in the number of students from India joining Australian institutes of higher education, compared to last year. Indian students form the second largest foreign student section in Australia. Although the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) continue to be the top choices, Australia has witnessed a year-on-year rise in student enrollments from India. During the first quarter (from January to April), there was a significant rise in the number of Indian students - from 36,964 in 2014 to 48,311 in 2015. In the higher education arena, there..

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:18:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffea64e614eca014e6e0895855064
<![CDATA[Indian students pursuing PhD at Carnegie Mellon get extra benefits]]> Meritorious students of Engineering, Science and Mathematics from India, who pursue doctoral studies at the United States (US)-based Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) , will get extra benefits as a boost to their efforts. The extra support will be provided through a new fellowship scheme offered by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) , Government of India. An agreement was signed recently by officials of CMU and SERB. As per the agreement, $2.4 million in fellowships will be disbursed in the next five years. These fellowships will cover the stipend provided to at..

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 07:34:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4e536470014e676f8d1057ff
<![CDATA[Ireland: an emerging higher studies destination for Indian students]]> Ireland is fast becoming one of the most sought-after overseas higher education destinations for Indian students, with special reference to specific courses such as Business Management. According to reports, at present 2,000 Indian students are pursuing studies at different higher education institutes across Ireland, with the numbers expected to reach 3,500 this year. Various reasons have contributed to Ireland becoming a favorite among Indian students. It is an English-speaking nation and the standard of education is quite high. The institutes offer programs across a wide gamut of..

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:35:34 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4e199c23014e1ffcc07c57b0
<![CDATA[US plans to allow foreign students to remain for 6 years post degree]]> The United States (US) is planning to allow foreign students to remain in the country for up to six years after acquiring their college degrees, which is expected to benefit thousands of international students, including those from India. As per the proposed regulations, students with Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) degrees can remain in the US for a period of six years under the Optional Training Program (OPT) ; at first for three years post completing an undergraduate (UG) program; thereafter, if required, for three more years after a graduate program. The..

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:46:49 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854de12837014df6d42d4e2f90
<![CDATA[UK to consider reinstating post study work visa for Indian students]]> The United Kingdom (UK) is expected to consider reinstating the post study work visa facility for Indian students, to reverse the trend of decrease in international students coming to the nation for higher studies. The current policy will be reviewed to counter its ill-effects, according to government officials. Under UK’s post study work visa policy, international students could work for a minimum of two years in UK, after completing their studies in the country. The facility was scrapped by the UK government in the year 2012. The cancellation resulted in a 50% decline in the..

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:21:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844de1262d014de1ecd9a829da
<![CDATA[Community institute network in US a boon to Indian students]]> The network of community colleges and universities in the United States (US) has turned out to be a boon for students from India, as they have made acquiring a US degree easier. US is among the most sought-after destinations for Indian students aspiring to pursue higher studies overseas. Indian students may avail the 2+2 program which is offered by the American Honors Network to earn degrees from US institutes. The network has both community colleges and universities in its fold. Candidates aspiring to pursue education in the US through the American Honors Network program need to..

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:24:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844ddee027014de113e5113329
<![CDATA[Increase in number of Gujarat students pursuing higher studies in US]]> The number of students from the state of Gujarat in India, joining higher education institutes in the United States (US) , has been on the rise, according to reports. The total count of visa applications from the state has shot up significantly. In fact, the number of such candidates going to US for higher studies is expected to rise by 10% , going by the rise in visa applications. Each year, around 5000 to 6000 students from Gujarat go to US in pursuit of education. This year, the number of visa applications has shot up by 12% . With the success rate of visas going up, it is..

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:11:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844dd63942014dd7ce159e5302
<![CDATA[Scotland working on special post-study work visa for Indian students]]> Scotland is working on launching a special post-study work visa facility for Indian students, which will allow such students to work for a minimum of two years in Scotland, after completing their studies in the country. A leading political party in Scotland is striving to re-introduce the Tier 1 or post-study work visa, which was scrapped by the United Kingdom (UK) government in the year 2012. The cancellation resulted in a 50% decline in the total number of Indian students visiting UK for highers studies, as per reports. According to officials of Scotland's international..

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 06:19:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffea74dcf0198014dd1d28d6b6521
<![CDATA[UK-based Aston B-school offers scholarship for Indian students]]> The Aston Business School under the Aston University , based in the United Kingdom (UK), has announced the Aston India Scholarship for £5,000. The scholarship is on offer for students from India, who have submitted their applications for the Full Time Aston MBA , commencing in October this year. To be eligible for the Aston MBA scholarships, candidates have to send fully filled-in online applications for the program. It is recommended that applicants submit their scholarship application at the same time as their Master of Business Administration (MBA) application. The..

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 09:51:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4dc1eccb014dc321d1734918
<![CDATA[ETS survey on GRE shows first choice of answer may not be spot-on]]> A survey conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test-takers has shown some interesting trends. The survey indicates that test-takers who reconsider and change their first answer are more likely to better their scores, which goes against the popular notion of going by the first instinct for the correct answer in case of multiple-choice test questions. ETS develops and conducts GRE. The facility to change the answer in the GRE revised General Test has become very popular among examinees. As per the study, over 95% of the GRE..

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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:11:17 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4d001df6014d09cf1dde2d61
<![CDATA[Japan offering scholarship to Indian students for 5-year UG program]]> The Japan government is offering a scholarship to Indian students, in a bid to woo them to pursue higher education in the country. The scholarship - Monbukagakusho: MEXT - will be a boon to candidates aspiring for higher studies in Japan.   The scholarship is for a five-year undergraduate (UG) program . It includes one-year training in Japanese in varsities based in the country. Another scholarship scheme extended to Indian students is for a three-year UG program , which consists of one-year training in Japanese. The scholarship includes free tuition fees, a monthly stipend..

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:08:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4d001df6014d04a633752169
<![CDATA[Scotland to re-introduce post-study work visa for Indian students]]> Scotland is planning to re-introduce the post-study work visa facility for Indian students as a priority, according to officials of a leading political party in the country. The reintroduction would imply that the Indian students will be permitted to work for a minimum of two years, after completing their studies in Scotland. Once the post-study work visa is reinstated, the candidates who got the opportunity to gain education in Scotland may choose to contribute to the economy. Scotland is keen on the return of the post-study work visa, in a bid to win back the waning foreign..

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:24:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4cdf7d7d014ce0dee8242f41
<![CDATA[Marathi-speaking candidates achieve better scores in IELTS: analysis]]> Marathi-speaking candidates have a record of achieving better scores in the prestigious International English Language Testing System (IELTS) compared to candidates who have other Indian languages as their mother tongue, according to an analysis by the British Council . At second and third places are the Malayalam and Tamil-speaking candidates, with regards to academic knowledge of the language; Telugu as well as Hindi-speaking citizens are in second spot in general training. After the Bengali-speaking candidates, Gujarati and Punjabi-speaking candidates are at the seventh and eighth..

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:27:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844ccfc622014cd6cc75fe23d2
<![CDATA[Six Indian students bag Gates Cambridge scholarships for studies in UK]]> This year, six Indian students have bagged the esteemed Gates Cambridge scholarships to pursue studies in the United Kingdom (UK) . They are among 54 of the most academically outstanding and socially committed students in the world, from 28 different countries. The students, selected from a diverse pool of countries and backgrounds, will start their postgraduate (PG) studies at the University of Cambridge in October, 2015. The 54 candidates were picked from a total of 3,535 applicants, based on their intellectual aptitude, leadership skills, academic suitability with Cambridge..

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:57:44 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4caee77a014cb1c8bad03c0b
<![CDATA[Ireland woos Indian students with enhanced higher education facilities]]> Ireland has enhanced its higher education facilities extended to Indian students, in a bid to woo such students to pursue academics in the country. More and more Indian students are pursuing higher studies in foreign countries; hence several institutes across the world have made it easier to gain admission to their programs. Ireland has also joined the bandwagon of foreign institutes which are providing more facilities to Indian students. According to reports, as the value of Euro has come down, the Irish government is aiming to attract more students and business travelers to Ireland...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:43:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854c3f9d4f014c4fe2f90a7213
<![CDATA[UK launches scholarship program for Indian finance professionals]]> The United Kingdom (UK) recently launched a scholarship program, which is designed for finance professionals from India aspiring to pursue studies in Britain. It is a first-of-its-kind scholarship program. India and UK have a long history of educational and financial partnership. The new program has been named Chevening Financial Services Leadership Program . According to a statement from UK's Treasury Department, the new initiative will boost financial cooperation between the two nations. Moreover, it will strengthen Britain’s standing as the hub for global finance. India..

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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:02:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854c22b1a4014c317bd9f73cf4
<![CDATA[GMAC to take over NMAT exam to boost India presence]]> The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has decided to take over the NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) examination, in a bid to boost its India presence. GMAC, based in the United States (US), administers the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) . GMAT is a gateway for admission into Masters, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA programs in India and overseas. Each year, around 2.5 lakh candidates throughout the world appear for the GMAT. According to a recent announcement from GMAC, it will take over the ownership as well as management of..

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 05:33:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4c08693d014c0c78b9d04358
<![CDATA[France announces Charpak scholarship program for Indian students]]> France is offering a wonderful opportunity for students from India who aspire to pursue higher education in the country. Indian students can avail the Charpak scholarship , which is run by the Embassy of France in India. The Charpak scholarships cover three types of programs - the Charpak Master’s Program, Charpak Exchange Program and the Research Internship Program. The first is granted for one to two years of education at the master’s degree level, while the other (for exchange program) is awarded for one to four months (during the course of an academic semester) at the..

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:00:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4bfc8a07014c02b36e68669b
<![CDATA[How to Shortlist Colleges]]> An important, and often the most overwhelming decision that students need to make when considering study abroad, is which universities or colleges to apply to. With thousands of options spread across so many countries, it is difficult to get one’s head around this big life-changing decision. Writing applications requires a lot of time, hard work and effort. Moreover, it costs money to send applications.So students need to shortlist colleges based on careful planning and thought. Often, students select colleges based only on rankings. But this can often lead to problems, especially if..

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:33:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4bb9d4d4014bbaeedf2f1c1a
<![CDATA[Calcutta and Webster varsities join hands for academics, research]]> Bengal-based University of Calcutta has joined hands with the United States (US)-based Webster University through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint initiatives in academics and research. Under the MoU, University of Calcutta students can join short-term courses at the Thailand campus of Webster University . Moreover, the students of the varsities can also undertake joint research projects. According to officials of Webster University, the US varsity is eager to see Calcutta University students exploring Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) extensively,..

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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:50:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4b9b1f10014ba13ed7416aed
<![CDATA[College Board's Advanced Placement Program exams from May 4-15]]> College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program examinations, 2015 will be held for 23 different subjects from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 15, 2015 . The deadline for registration is Friday, March 27, 2015 . The examination will be administered at authorized schools and United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) centers in 11 cities across India, namely, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and Rajkot. An option for late testing will also be available from Wednesday, May 20 to Friday, May 22, 2015 at certain..

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:07:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b924bc6014b9c96283876d8
<![CDATA[Master's or Doctoral degree at Okan University in Istanbul]]> Would you like to take Master’s or Doctoral degree at Okan University? If you register now, you can take up to 25% discount for their graduate programs.  Don’t miss the chance and apply now. Okan University, one of the youngest and the most dynamic universities of Turkey, was founded by Okan Culture, Education, and Sports Foundation in 1999 and began its academic life in 2003-2004. Since the 2006-2007 academic year, the rapidly growing university has been located in its new and modern Akfirat campus. True to its motto, "The University Closest to Business..

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:23:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4b924203014b9c367df1532f
<![CDATA[Scotland bats for post-study work visa to woo foreign students]]> Scotland is keen for the return of the post-study work visa, in a bid to win back the waning foreign student population of the United Kingdom (UK) . The post-study work visa facility was scrapped by the UK government in the year 2012. These visas allowed graduates to work in UK for a period of two years after the completion of their studies. According to officials of the Scottish education department, the unrestricted exchange of students and scholars is a key element of the success of any academic institute. Hence, the immigration system should not be a hindrance to such facilities,..

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:13:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b7d91ac014b81c8c6b95e9d
<![CDATA[British Council to offer 600 scholarships to Indian students this year]]> This year, the British Council will offer 600 scholarships to Indian students to pursue various undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) programs offered by 55 universities in the United Kingdom (UK) . The scholarships amount to over three million pounds. Indian students have been receiving various grants and Scholarships from UK. One of the main scholarship schemes offered is the Great Britain Scholarships (GBS) . It is for Indian students aspiring to pursue UG and PG courses in UK varsities. The fully-funded scholarships are for one-year programs. Other than the GBS, the 600..

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 08:33:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b725904014b729f1348070e
<![CDATA[GMAT registrations go up in India as global B-schools find favor]]> The popularity of global business schools (B-schools) has shot up among Master of Business Administration (MBA) aspirants from India, with the total number of registrations for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) increasing in the country as well. GMAT is a standardized test designed for graduate business and management programs. B-schools from all over the world use GMAT scores to grant admission. The total number of candidates under 25 years of age sitting for GMAT increased by 19% in 2014 compared to the previous year, according to data released by the Graduate Management..

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:41:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b5583a1014b5878f8f62fdd
<![CDATA[New GMAT enhanced score report to offer full analysis of performance]]> The newly launched enhanced score report of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) has been designed to provide a comprehensive analysis of the overall performance of the test-takers. The GMAT Enhanced Score Report was launched recently by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Through the new report, the GMAT examinees can gain a detailed analysis, which will cover their performance in the different sections/subsections of the examination. The report consists of metrics, which explain complete details such as the average time taken by the test-taker to answer each..

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 06:02:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b451f38014b48e20cab3779
<![CDATA[CollegeWeekLive's free university fair online on February 11 ]]> If you are planning to study abroad, there is a free online university fair for you to learn more about opportunities abroad.  The interested candidates are invited to join CollegeWeekLive's International Students Day on February 11, 2015 from 4:00AM to 4:00PM EDT. This free online event is a chance to text or video chat directly with 100+ top universities, including UCLA and Texas Tech. The candidates will also be able to get personal advice from EducationUSA and other education experts. The event will take place on February 11, 2015 from 4:00AM to 4:00PM EDT online at..

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 05:32:05 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4b452451014b48c6396e3343
<![CDATA[British Council raises IELTS awards for Indian students from 8 to 10]]> The British Council has increased the number of the prestigious International English Language Testing System (IELTS) awards for Indian students from 8 to 10, according to a recent announcement during the launch of the IELTS awards for 2015. The award is being extended to an increased number of candidates to mark the 25 th anniversary of IELTS. The award is granted to help the studies fund the expenses of overseas higher education. The British Council IELTS Awards will grant Rs 3.9 million for education to students from South Asia. For the first time, students from Bhutan and Nepal..

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:17:35 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b301d7e014b35322e6859dc
<![CDATA[INSEAD offers leadership program for senior Indian executives]]> The premier business school (B-school) INSEAD is offering the INSEAD Leadership Program for Senior Indian Executives (ILPSIE), which is aimed to meet the challenge of lack of general management skills among workforce in fast-growing firms. The program will boost India’s long-term growth prospects, as relevantly skilled general managers can provide the strong business leadership which is needed to make the most of growth opportunities. ILPSIE is a one-year part-time program. The program covers the fundamentals of business, specific functional domains and linkages across different..

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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:10:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b301d7e014b34f491ae5574
<![CDATA[Indian student numbers to UK varsities fell by 12% last year: report]]> Indian student numbers to universities in the United Kingdom (UK) fell by a significant 12% last year, according to reports. Moreover, the number of students from Pakistan declined by 7%. However, UK had more Chinese foreign students coming in than from the entire European Union (EU), the reports add. Although UK has been a preferred destination of Indian students aspiring to pursue higher education overseas, Indian student numbers to UK have been declining. One of the chief reasons could be the stringent student visa-related regulations of UK to curb immigration. According to..

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:59:09 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854b0f768b014b155f6958010b
<![CDATA[Hungary announces scholarship for 200 Indian students for current year]]> The Hungarian Government has announced scholarships for 200 Indian students, for various academic courses to be pursued in the current year. The courses include undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), Master of Philosophy (M Phil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and postdoctoral studies. The scholarships are on offer mainly for the fields of Natural & Life Sciences, Information Technology (IT), Economics, Business Management and Engineering. The scholarships will cover tuition free course, dormitory places, medical insurance, monthly allowance, etc. The scholarships are being..

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:43:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4b0f7620014b113d6066294a
<![CDATA[Four-fold hike of scholarship amount for Indian students by UK govt]]> The government of United Kingdom (UK) will implement a four-fold increase of scholarship amount for Indian students during the next two years, which will make India the top recipient of student scholarship from the UK globally. According to officials of the British High Commission, once UK hikes the global scholarship funding for students from India, India will replace China as the largest beneficiary of student scholarships from UK. Indian students have been receiving various grants and scholarships from UK. The UK-government scheme Chevening scholarships for Indian students was for..

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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:22:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844b02a550014b0af193682469
<![CDATA[More than 50,000 Indian students join Australian institutes in 2014]]> In 2014, more than 50,000 Indian students joined Australian institutes of higher education, with Victoria state itself witnessing a 20% rise in student enrollment in comparison with the previous year. The figures are as of September, 2014. Foreign student numbers in Australia saw a fall in 2009 after several unauthorized colleges were shut down. However, since then there has been a steady growth of foreign students coming to Australian universities. Out of the 50,000-plus Indian students joining institutes across Australia, around 25,000 are pursuing courses in institutes in Victoria,..

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:19:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854ad9305e014ae6e19e2675b9
<![CDATA[Indian students form the second largest group in Canada college]]> Indian students form the second largest student group in Canada’s Seneca College , with around 1,000 of them comprising a quarter of the international student population of the college. The most popular subjects among the Indian students include the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related ones, such as computer networking, software development, security informatics, international business, global logistics, etc. Moreover, animation and aviation courses are also a hit with Indian students. According to officials of Seneca College, the main focus of the..

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:13:14 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834ad932b6014adda2147248da
<![CDATA[UK offers venture visa to encourage entrepreneurial students]]> The government of United Kingdom (UK) is offering a wonderful opportunity to non-European Union (EU) graduate students, under which they can apply for a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa through UK -based universities. The UK government policy will enable aspirants to apply for the visa post completing their studies from the universities, provided their institutes endorse them. The University of Essex was granted 20 places for 2014-15 to help entrepreneurial students gain an extension of their stay in the UK to start their own business ventures, which have the potential to benefit..

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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:08:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a76e928014a7b56dfb8415a
<![CDATA[PM Modi takes up UK student visa issue with British Prime Minister]]> Students wishing to study in UK are finding it hard with the recent student visa changes made from the UK government. Now as per the news reports, India is trying to speak on the issue with British government. It can be recalled that the number of students planning to go to UK for higher education has been dwindling all thanks to British government's new policies. As per reports, now HRD Minister Smriti Irani has stated in Rajya Sabha that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the issue during his bilateral meeting with the UK Prime Minister in November 2014 at Brisbane, Australia. ..

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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:38:42 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a6fe9cf014a76ba370a0ae8
<![CDATA[UK to send foreign graduates back to home country after studies end]]> The United Kingdom (UK) government is planning to introduce a new policy which will entail foreign graduates (who come to UK on student visas) to return to their home countries upon completion of their courses. The proposal is being seen to act as a deterrent for Indian students who are planning to pursue their higher education in the UK . According to government plans, students in UK from outside the European Union (EU) will be made to leave UK after their course ends. If they wish to return, they have to apply from overseas for a fresh visa. As per the proposals, colleges as well..

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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:53:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a6febee014a716a59f21b30
<![CDATA[Number of Indians pursuing higher studies in France shoots up by 50%]]> Institutes in France are gaining popularity among Indian students, as per various reports. The overall number of Indian students pursuing higher education in France has shot up by 50%, as per Campus France, which is the French national agency responsible for promoting French higher education. At present, there are more than 2,700 Indians studying in French higher education institutes. Various reasons have contributed towards more Indians opting for France as a destination of higher studies. During the last five years, the number of courses conducted in English has increased. Moreover,..

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:43:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4a51d635014a629341e83c8e
<![CDATA[Swiss schools offer secondary level education to Indian students ]]> While higher education has always attracted Indian students abroad and foreign universities are wooing Indian students, it is the turn of schools abroad. It has been reported that the schools from across Switzerland are now reaching out to countries like India, to send students from this country to Swiss secondary schools. It was reported that Swiss Learning, an educational body managed by the Heads of Swiss Educational Institutes, had brought representatives from various schools from the country to meet stakeholders, Indian schools and parents of potential students. According to..

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:46:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854a51d45c014a5c93eb3c41e0
<![CDATA[Indian students to benefit from grant of aid to Chicago University]]> Indian students are expected to benefit to a large extent from a grant of aid to the University of Chicago (UoC) , which has been awarded by the Neubauer Family Foundation. The grant worth $13 million is to boost the social and cultural diversity at the university. Moreover, it should also be utilized to provide financial assistance to students who do not qualify for tuition support to pursue higher studies in the United States (US) . The Neubauer No Barriers Scholarships will open immense opportunities for foreign students with limited financial capacity, who are not otherwise..

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:05:18 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a4d90e8014a52c60a5e5c7c
<![CDATA[Understanding the Advanced Placement Program]]> The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a rigorous academic program that gives motivated students the opportunity to pursue university-level studies while still in high school. AP courses and exams help students stand out in the college admissions process, earn college credit and/or advanced placement, and build skills that are essential for success in college and beyond. Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (on a 5 point scale), typically experience greater overall academic success in college. Indian students thinking of heading to US,..

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:09:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaf4a4d90e8014a51b79d6b42c6
<![CDATA[Indian students can pursue engineering at UK varsity's Malaysia campus]]> Indian students can now pursue undergraduate (UG) engineering degree courses at the new Malaysia campus of the United Kingdom (UK)-based University of Southampton . The course content for students at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus will be identical to the content at the UK campus. In fact, the practical tutorials and laboratory experiments will be same as well. The Malaysia campus will offer a split campus degree, whereby the students will pursue their course at the Malaysia campus for the first two years, after which they will move to Southampton for the..

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:31:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a49b5bc014a4d495aed31de
<![CDATA[Israel woos Indian students with enhanced higher education facilities]]> The Western Asian nation Israel has been offering several higher education opportunities to Indian students, in a bid to attract more such students to pursue studies in the country. Israel’s importance as a destination for higher studies has been steadily increasing, with some of its universities being rated among the leading 200 in world rankings. Officials of five institutes of Israel visited India recently, to interact with potential students, among others. During the visit, discussions were held about Israel’s success in start-ups and the Nobel legacy of its..

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 06:13:37 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a49b5bc014a4c94a3d121be