Minglebox Education News - studyabroadspotlight http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:21:53 GMT Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:21:53 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[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
<![CDATA[England's loss seems to be Australia's gain]]> It is now know that UK has suffered a setback in terms of getting students from subcontinent last year with stringent rules and it seems that Australia is now trying to capitalize on that. According to reports, England has suffered the first decline in overseas entrants to its higher education system in 29 year. Earlier it was reported that the universities in England have witnessed a dip in the number of international students for the first time in 29 years as candidates from India and Pakistan have been inconvenienced due to stringent visa regulations, as per a recent study..

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:59:00 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac455082be014554f25c6c05b9
<![CDATA[UK re-iterates no constraints on Indian student visas]]> With universities in UK reporting a dip in international student numbers for the first time in 30 years, UK has re-iterated there are no constraints for student visas. According to reports, British deputy high commissioner for western India Kumar Iyer has stated that the students intending to pursue higher education in the UK need not worry about the visa formalities as they will very likely get a visa if they have sought admission to a reputed educational institution. According to reports, Iyer mentioned that the visa processing for Indian students did suffer a setback as quite a few..

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:48:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854549fcb001454f8b70195e17
<![CDATA[Spanish and Singapore B-schools join hands to launch blended MBA]]> The IE Business School (IEBS) , based in Spain, has joined hands with the Singapore Management University (SMU) to launch a blended Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, to be offered at the executive level. The new program will of 10 months‘ duration. It will consist of online lessons coupled with classroom teaching of 17 days. Classes will be held in Madrid as well as Singapore . Since a ‘blended’ MBA program combines online learning with traditional classroom teaching, it will help working professionals to pursue their higher..

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:04:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834549fc9a01454b86a5ea58d0
<![CDATA[How to go about US Spring 2015 admissions]]> If you are a student looking for admissions to US colleges, you can either apply for the Fall semester or spring semester. In the US, most of the colleges / universities follow either semester or quarter system. The application deadlines are different for each college / university and are different for each system. Not all universities have same deadline and applying to Fall or Spring semester courses have their own merits and the benefits can be debated. If you are eying 2015 Spring admissions, you should start your plans right away. The period from January to mid May is called as the..

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:48:51 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4549fb1501454b7812205cda
<![CDATA[Top colleges in US turning away over 90% applicants this year ]]> While the Indian premier colleges have always been known for their selectivity, it is not something that is restricted to India but even the elite American colleges have acceptance rate in single digits. According to reports, the competition for spots at top universities is at an all time high and reportedly in the just-completed admissions season, Stanford University accepted only 5 percent of applicants, a new low among the most prestigious schools. According to the reports, this year, by the April 1 deadline for most colleges to send admission notices, Harvard and Yale ..

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:58:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4549fb1501454a3794250d4d
<![CDATA[Thinking Study Abroad, think Ireland. Thinking Economics, think University College Dublin]]> Think you are a top student? Apply for a scholarship from the UCD School of Economics. The UCD School of Economics is the top-ranked school of economics in Ireland according to the well-known RePEc research rankings. The School has a long tradition of excellence in areas such as applied microeconomics, international trade and macroeconomics and has long attracted top talent from across the world. Over the past few years, research from School members has been published in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and..

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:28:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe84452cd6840145452c97de25a3
<![CDATA[Dip in foreign students in England's universities]]> Universities in England have witnessed a dip in the number of international students for the first time in 30 years as candidates from India and Pakistan have been inconvenienced due to stringent visa regulations , as per a recent study conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England . The survey reports add that the number of foreign students fell by 1.5% during 2012-2013 , which is the first decline in 29 years . The exact numbers declined to 307,205, down from 311,800 in the preceding year. The decline has added fuel to the concern that strict immigration rules..

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:32:43 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834522db3d01452613349d59c4
<![CDATA[Florida National University establishes International Studies Department and Student Club]]> Florida National University (FNU) has recently amplified its effort to recruit international students through the creation of an International Studies Department. The department will target students who wish to study in the United States, or who wish to take online courses from an accredited American university. Operations will officially commence mid-April 2014. In order to make studying abroad a viable opportunity for international students, the department will meet its goals by building strong partnerships with global educational agencies and universities from around the world. As a..

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 05:12:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83451d9996014520dac3bb5384
<![CDATA[OP Jindal University partners Chinese varsities for legal studies]]> O P Jindal Global University , based in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi in India, has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with China based Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, East China University of Political Science and Law  of Shanghai and Zhenjiang University in Hangzhou. The partnership will enhance academic exchange as well as cooperation between the institutes in the area of legal studies for which the two sides are in the process of designing some study abroad educational programs. As per officials of the Jindal University, the collaboration..

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Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:38:22 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834508be4601451d4c2e1522ef
<![CDATA[French government woos Indian students with major incentives]]> Indian students who wish to study abroad these days have great opportunities as they are being welcomed in several countries with France being one of them. According to reports, the French government is trying to woo Indian students with a major set of incentives to entice them to study in the country. According to reports, French government is planning to announce more than 300 excellence scholarships worth over one million euros for the academic year 2014-15. Students from all fields and subjects at the bachelor’s, master’s and PhD levels are eligible to apply for these..

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:59:31 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44fbe0fa0144fd9da6864e89
<![CDATA[Germany invites Indian students and researchers ]]> It is not just USA , UK and Australia which are the most popular study destinations for Indian students but other countries including Germany are now inviting Indian students for studies and research. According to reports, Rainer Schmiedchen, German consul general had said "It is time for Indian students to change their destination and seek options in Germany," during last week at the road show. The road show titled "Excellence on Tour" was aimed to improve Indo-German ties and strengthen research collaboration by providing a platform to Indian researchers in..

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:29:45 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44fbe0fa0144fcdd9c892180
<![CDATA[Discover how the University of Chester can help you get that job!]]> Are you considering studying abroad? If yes, then you’ve just taken that first step towards a successful career! Various research indicates that studying overseas can significantly enhance your career prospects and salary. In today’s global market, companies want employees who can work in multicultural teams and do business at an international level. However, if you really want to reach for the stars you have to think beyond just the academic sphere, this is where the University of Chester comes into its own!! As soon as you enrol at the University, you have access to a..

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:08:29 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8344f429920144f8b6724332e9
<![CDATA[Indians are second largest users of MIT-Harvard online courses]]> The freely available study materials from top universities or immensely popular Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have sparked new found interest top study online in India. Now it has been reported that over 2.5 lakh Indians have registered for courses on edX, the MOOC platform founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University in May 2012 to host online university-level courses. It was reported that this makes Indians the second largest community, after Americans, to register for these courses, according to edX president Anant Agarwal, an Indian..

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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 07:47:28 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8444e031f40144e8c242a63ff0
<![CDATA[Student visa application up says Australian immigration authorities]]> While there has been a concern over student safety and work related policies, the number of application for student visas has gone up in last one year says Australian authorities. According to reports, more than 74,000 international students applied for Australian student visas in the three months to September 2013. The reports mentioned that the student visa applications from India were up by 7% in 2013 on 2012. It was also mentioned that the applications from Nepal are up by 29% and from Vietnam by 42%. The number of 74,000 applying for visa in three months to September 2013 is the..

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:34:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffead44e0390f0144e38fa81a5849
<![CDATA[Checklist for students applying for visa to Robert Morris University]]> International Student Checklist: The following information will assist you in applying for a student visa to the university. Please note that all documents must be submitted at the same time. Admissions application ($100 application fee, non-refundable). TOEFL documentation with a minimum score of 550 paper based, 213 computer based, or 80 internet based (the TOEFL code for Robert Morris University is 1670). An evaluation of your college transcript/s stating you have the equivalent of a U.S. college diploma. An official evaluation may be obtained through WES, ECE or..

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:37:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44d8bbc90144d8d85a1303ad
<![CDATA[Meet academics from Middlesex University from the luxury of your home on 26 and 27 March 2014]]> Virtual Open Days The virtual open day events allow you to find out more about studying at Middlesex, wherever you are in the world. Take part in a virtual open day and you can: Chat live with current students. Speak directly with staff from the accommodation, admissions and student support teams. Talk to academic staff from the schools of Business and Science & Technology. Download course information. Explore the campus and facilities in a virtual tour . Upcoming Events: 26th March 2014 Postgraduate Virtual Open Day 12-1pm and 4-6pm..

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:50:58 GMT data-0001-fdbffead44d8bb510144deafab1e33be
<![CDATA[MOOCs sharpen teaching skills and bring visibility to universities ]]> Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) , the new age learning method has had several detractors who cite the huge number of students who drop out of the courses. But according to reports, offering MOOCs has several benefits to universities. It was reported that MOOCs and the virtual courses complement, not replace the traditional campus experience. It was reported that unlike shopping which has taken off big way through apart from brick and mortar stores, education is especially at universities is still the traditional way to learning for the numerous tangible and intangible benefits they..

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:41:59 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44b578d00144d3ecdb755e91
<![CDATA[Trinity courses show strong demand in CAO applications for 2014]]> This year 7,728 students selected Trinity College Dublin as their first preference in their CAO applications and a total of 17,887 students applied to Trinity College representing 24 % of the total number of applications submitted to CAO. Courses that show a marked increase in first preference applications are: Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (+77%); Earth Sciences (+25%), Engineering with Management (+24%) while Engineering remained the same as last year, Human Genetics (+8%), Radiation Therapy (+16%); Occupational Therapy (+11%); Physiotherapy (+3%); Pharmacy..

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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:35:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8544b57b760144c43c81075c97
<![CDATA[How to go about your US student Visa interview]]> USA has been the biggest attraction for the Indian students who wish to study abroad and every year more than one lakh students go to US for higher education . One of the major steps to get closer to the dream of studying in an American university is to get a student Visa. Once you choose the college and course you want to pursue, you need start applying for the college. Each college and courses will have different and specific requirements fulfilling of which will get you the formal admission letter along with I-20 form. Then you need to go about scheduling the Visa interview. The..

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:27:03 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44b578d00144bb68fb6056af
<![CDATA[British Council and Kingston University woo Indian students]]> While the number of Indian students going to UK for higher education has seen a decline, it seems UK institutions are trying to woo back the Indian students with several incentives. Now it has been reported that the British Council has launched ‘GREAT Scholarships’ programme aimed at providing financial assistance to Indian students wanting to pursue higher education in UK. Kingston University , London, has announced scholarships specifically for Indian students under the GREAT scholarship campaign, in collaboration with the British Council. There are 10 scholarships,..

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:07:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44b578d00144bab20749371b
<![CDATA[21% drop in UK study visas to Indians in 2013]]> Several factors including policies and depreciating currency along with student safety has resulted in a 21 per cent drop in study visas issued to Indians in 2013 to study in the United Kingdom . It was reported that the UK issued only 13,608 study visas to Indian nationals in 2013, which is 21 per cent lower than the earlier year. The reports quoted British High Commissioner to India James Bevan as saying "I don't think anyone has one single answer to that. Some of it may be to do with myths. They think that there is a limit on the number of Indians who can come to Britain to..

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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:34:53 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8344b57b400144b649cca52873
<![CDATA[What you need to do for US Spring 2015 admission]]> If you are a student looking for admissions to US colleges, you can either apply for the Fall semester or spring semester. In the US, most of the colleges / universities follow either semester or quarter system. The application deadlines are different for each college / university and are different for each system. Not all universities have same deadline and applying to Fall or Spring semester courses have their own merits and the benefits can be debated. If you are eying 2015 Spring admissions, you should start your plans right away. The period from January to mid May is called as the..

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Sat, 08 Mar 2014 07:45:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa449bad6e0144a0a70e56716b
<![CDATA[Travel and health insurance tips for students going abroad ]]> Increasingly students are opting to go abroad for pursuing their higher education and most of them do adequate research on the colleges and courses to choose from to lodging and boarding. The students have to wade through lot of paper work for university admission letters, various documents and visa application. In between all this work, the students also need to take care of another major issue, a travel insurance including the health cover. While it is mandatory to have health insurance in most universities, there are also other benefits in having a combined insurance which provides a..

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:12:47 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44929b1f01449c75c6555196
<![CDATA[Trinity is Ranked in the Top Tier of World Universities]]> Trinity College Dublin has once again been ranked as Ireland’s leading university, making the top 200 world universities in 23 of the 30 disciplines in the recently published QS World University Rankings by Subject. It has been ranked 25th in the world in English, Language and Literature and has made the top 50 in Modern Languages (42nd), Politics and International studies (46th) and History (48th).Trinity has also been ranked in the QS top 100 universities in each of the eight subjects: Accounting & Finance; Biological Sciences; Economics & Econometrics; Geography; Law;..

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:24:06 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844492048101449c12442762ba
<![CDATA[Manipal University partners US varsity to boost research and training]]> Manipal University (MU) has joined hands with the United States (US) based University of Cincinnati (UoC) to develop joint research as well as training programs for students and faculty via regular exchange. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed recently between the two varsities in this regard. The joint venture is expected to boost academics and research in the areas of engineering, medicine, architecture, business studies, design, etc. The two universities have come into an agreement to jointly create new academic programs and hold combined global research..

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:12:39 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44929b1f01449bd0dada323a
<![CDATA[Indian students to benefit from the new SAT structure ]]> The latest development from College Board on overhauling the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will likely benefit Indian students who are willing to go American universities . It was reported earlier that the SAT test that students must take to apply to most U.S. colleges will change its rules starting in early 2016. According to reports, the major changes scheduled to be introduced are cutting out the obscure vocabulary words and mandatory essays. The standardized test will return to the 1600-point SAT grading scale used in the past, and discard a 2400-point scale launched in 2005...

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:09:15 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44929b1f01449b5fe09e1d71
<![CDATA[Two New Zealand cities in top dozen most liveable places boost appeal]]> One of the major considerations while choosing a place to study abroad is also the `liveability factor’ of the place and two New Zealand places now figure in the top dozen cities in the world. It was reported that the new rankings in the annual Mercer Quality of Living survey show New Zealand cities Auckland and Wellington listed among the top dozen in the world. According to the reports, the annual ranking of 223 cities from around the world has Auckland rated 3rd and Wellington 12th ‘most liveable cities in the world’. Ziena Jalil, Regional Director for South Asia,..

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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:18:33 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac44929b1f01449b3174761442
<![CDATA[TAPMI Manipal joins hands with University of Dubai to offer joint MBA]]> The T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) in Manipal has entered into a collaboration with the University of Dubai (UD) to offer joint Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses of 18 months’ duration at India and Dubai. Both the universities are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The program will offer placement opportunities in Dubai . Only 20 candidates can enroll into the program in the first year . As per TAPMI officials, the program will help students acquire skills in management of organizations, taking..

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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:26:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffe8444920481014497255ecb3072
<![CDATA[SAT exam to be overhauled by 2016 says US College Board ]]> This could be really good news for many young students who are planning to take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) for admission into US colleges from 2016. According to reports, the creators of the US college entrance examination SAT have announced an overhaul of the test, eliminating mandatory essays, ending penalty for guessing wrong and cutting obscure vocabulary words. Most US colleges require an SAT or ACT exam score for admission. The reports have stated that the College Board which produces SAT, the Scholastic Assessment Test has made the announcement. The redesigned SAT,..

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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:02:38 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4492034101449633752a7c38
<![CDATA[Edinburgh College partners Delhi University to offer training courses]]> Edinburgh College (EC) , based in United Kingdom (UK), has entered into an alliance with Delhi University (DU) in India, to create a training course using social media to make information/education accessible to everyone. The varsities have jointly designed the Digital Literacy and Innovation for Tomorrow’s Education (D-LITE) training course. This new course will strive to provide Indian students, faculty as well as employers the expertise to gain top-order learning, irrespective of their location, by making the optimum use of technology. The use of social media will help..

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:07:25 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85448cc345014491b645a31137
<![CDATA[LSE announces 40 scholarships for Indian students]]> The premier London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is offering 40 scholarships for Indian students, as per an announcement from the institute. The scholarships will be available to students pursuing Masters’ programs at LSE, which are starting in 2014. Depending on individual student requirement, the scholarship amount can vary from £3,000 to £32,000 . To avail the scholarship opportunity, students need to gain entry into a Master’s program at the institute by Monday, April 28, 2014 . As per institute officials, LSE has attracted..

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:46:04 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83448cc3140144916bcd2f0d9f
<![CDATA[UK universities witness over 50% decline in Indian students ]]> While Indian students are going abroad to pursue higher education in unprecedented numbers, the same for several UK universities has shown an alarming dip reflecting a major trend. It was reported that several UK universities have seen the number of Indian students plummet by more than 50 per cent in recent years. According to reports, this number came to light during a series of evidence sessions for the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, which is investigating the effects of immigration controls on international student numbers in STEM subjects. The report stated..

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Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:38:30 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac448cc12c0144912dedf70e21
<![CDATA[IIT Madras students to visit German varsity for doctoral programs]]> The premier Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has entered into a collaboration with the University of Passau (UoP) , based in Germany, to provide joint training to doctoral research scholars of the two institutes. Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two institutes, IIT Madras doctoral students will get the opportunity to visit Germany to receive training from UoP twice during the term of the program. As part of the venture, there will be mutual exchange of students of both the institutes on six-month stints twice. Two..

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:37:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4478e97e014487bc642d44d6
<![CDATA[Steep decline in number of Indian students going to UK ]]> It has been a worrying trend for UK that it has seen a massive drop in the number of students coming to its universities from the Indian subcontinent. According to reports, It was reported that the latest migration figures released on Thursday by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show study visas issued to Pakistani students were down 55% in the year to December 2013, and down 21% for Indians. It was reported that it means the number of Indian students dropped from 17,271 to 13,608 in one year while the number of Pakistani students tumbled from 10,984 to 4,947. The main nationalities..

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Sat, 01 Mar 2014 06:38:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac4478e97e01447c5deec0577f
<![CDATA[3 Useful Tips for College Planning]]> When should I take the SAT? How do I make my application stand out? How do I shortlist colleges? These are the most common questions I hear from students as I travel across the country as College Board’s India Representative. Here are 3 simple, but valuable, suggestions to help students prepare for college! Start Early: Begin thinking about college planning in Grade 11. It will help reduce your stress in Grade 12 with Board Exams on your head! Identify the country you want to study in – USA/UK/Canada etc. Then, begin researching different universities and..

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:53:19 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac446e552d0144733112982f53
<![CDATA[Canada looking to invite more Indian students ]]> Indian students are in demand now with universities from various countries are looking at increasing Indian student population in their campuses and Canada is among them. It has been reported that Canada is looking to increase not just the number of international students from India to their educational institutions but also the number of Canadian students to India. According to reports, Indian students constitute the second largest populace of international students in Canada, which has witnessed four-fold increase from 2008. Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, David..

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:58:11 GMT data-0001-fdbffeac446e552d01447290bc750be8
<![CDATA[Australian universities offering courses on Hindi]]> Several Australian universities are offering courses on Hindi , which is the national language of India. Infact, the number of students aspiring to study the subject outside India is increasing. Educationists from Australia have taken Hindi lessons from Indian institutes to be able to educate aspirers in their country. The Australian National University (ANU) conducts courses on Hindi via virtual classrooms where students are able to practice pronunciation, chanting, etc. As against 15 students studying Hindi at the university last year, this year there are 30. The count is expected..

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:33:41 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83446909fd01446e2fa9252322
<![CDATA[Interest from International and B-School Audiences Drives GRE Volumes to Second Highest Level in History]]> The GRE program saw impressive growth around the world in 2013, ending the year with the second highest annual GRE test volumes in the program’s history, 731,000. Volumes in the United States increased a noteworthy 5 percent and students in Europe and Asia tested in record numbers compared to 2012, with the most significant increase occurring in India.  Some notable trends in 2013 GRE volumes compared to 2012 include: GRE volumes in India increased by more than 70 percent, recording annual GRE volumes greater than 90,000 from that region alone. International GRE..

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:33:16 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85446909f001446d8a7eb57f72
<![CDATA[Trinity College Dublin and Presidency University enter into Research Collaborations]]> Ongoing collaboration between researchers from Trinity College Dublin and Presidency University in Kolkata, India, are increasing their existing understanding of the evolution of the early Earth. Using samples from the Singhbhum Craton in eastern India, Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor in Trinity’s Department of Geology, Dr Quentin Crowley, is leading the team. They are performing geochemical analyses and radiometric age dating of samples from the Singhbhum Craton, using of a new laser ablation and mass spectrometer system in Trinity College Dublin’s..

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:45:55 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85446909f001446cf1468c634a
<![CDATA[Korean student from The Sagar School wins BrainGain Magazine's Study Abroad Info Session Competition]]> BrainGainMag.com , South Asia’s largest online study abroad publication on higher education, has announced that Ko Beom Min has emerged as the winner of its competition at the Study Abroad information session held recently on the side lines of the One Globe 2014 knowledge conference in Delhi. Students from 10 leading schools of Delhi participated in the session including APJ School, Carmel Convent School, Delhi Public School, G.D. Goenka World Institute, Guru Harkishan Public School, Lotus Valley International School, Modern School, Pathways World School, Summer Fields School, Tagore..

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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:24:02 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844463e0dc0144690078753d14
<![CDATA[Germany woos Indian students with enhanced higher education facilities]]> The European nation Germany is extending attractive facilities to Indian students , in a bid to woo them to pursue higher education in the country. Other than superior educational amenities, the sops include research facilities, scholarships, residence permits , etc. Institutes from Germany are taking part in various education-related events in India for promotion . From the year 2008 , the number of Indian students pursuing higher studies in Germany has increased two-fold to 7,532 . As per the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) , this is a whopping 114.2% increase ...

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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:23:32 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4463dce60144690004020ed0