Minglebox Education News - studyeurope http://www.minglebox.com/news Education News and Views that you can use. en-us Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:08:51 GMT Fri, 17 Aug 2018 05:08:51 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[Top 10 Countries to Study in Europe]]> Let us say you are planning to study in Europe. You have gathered some basic information and now you are all set to explore the continent for the best country with an excellent university that offers you the course you aspire to pursue. It turns out that you need some help. Reality strikes you. You have 44 countries to choose from. Each country has outdone the other in the educational front with thousands of higher educational institutions. You are spoilt for choices and have no clue where to start. That’s where we come in.  Explore the top ten countries in Europe to study in with..

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Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:48:52 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85399c0fa70139a0c697b22ded
<![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[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[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[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[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[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[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[Come to QS World Grad School Tour Plan your future with Frankfurt School of Finance and Management]]> If you are looking forward to attending German University , do not miss your chance to participate in the QS World Grad School Tour in India , having its starting point on 19th April 2015 in the capital city - Delhi, proceeding to Mumbai (21st April 2015), Hyderabad (23rd April 2015), Bangalore (26th April 2015) as well as other cities. This education fair is the leading postgraduate study information event in the world: every year it builds a place of wide presentation of educational opportunities of the leading world’s business schools, state and private universities bringing..

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Sun, 05 Apr 2015 23:47:48 GMT data-0001-fdbffe854c85bf0d014c8d29cb0f3dc8
<![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[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[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[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[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[More Indian students heading to France for management education]]> Management courses offered by institutes in France are gaining popularity among Indian students, as per various reports. French business schools (B-schools) offer a wide range of management courses and an increased number of Indian students are heading to France for the same. Business education has emerged as a global sector, offering diverse options. French institutes are known to offer quality education in the field of Master of Business Administration (MBA), among others. Moreover, they offer courses in the English medium, which is a great motivator for Indian students. Indian..

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:07:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe844a376011014a3863b4df0fcb
<![CDATA[Number of Indian students opting for European universities shoots up]]> The total number of students from India who are opting for tertiary level education in European universities has shot up substantially in recent years, according to reports. From 3,348 Indian students in the year 2000, the numbers have increased to a whopping 51,556 in 2009. Indian students comprise the second largest chunk of foreign students in European universities, with China leading. As per the European Union (EU), earlier United Kingdom (UK), France and Germany were the preferred destinations for Indian students who aspired to pursue their higher studies in Europe. The trend..

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Fri, 05 Dec 2014 06:34:13 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4a0c4985014a1927e9ac31f1
<![CDATA[European academic fair reveals huge opportunities to Indian students]]> The European Higher Education Fair India 2014, held recently in different cities of the country, has thrown open the doors to immense opportunities for students from India. The fair was conducted by the Delegation of the European Union to India. The fair was held between November 30 and December 1, 2014 in New Delhi and on December 3, 2014 in Bengaluru, India. It will be held at Kolkata on December 5, 2014. Around 100 universities of all categories from all over Europe participated in the fair. The institutes included those from the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, Germany, Estonia,..

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 07:37:07 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa4a0c4877014a143b220c61b7
<![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[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[India and Germany explore collaboration opportunities in education]]> India has been involved in discussions with Germany to explore partnership opportunities in the sphere of education, which will strengthen the academic facilities of both the countries. According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) officials, HRD Minister Ms Smriti Irani recently held talks with the German Ambassador to India Mr Michael Steiner, to explore prospects of mutual cooperation between the two countries in the field of education as well as vocational training. During the meeting, Mr Steiner appreciated the demographic advantage of India and stressed on..

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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:45:56 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85468b08fe01468f0a4f95604d
<![CDATA[Europe lures Indian students with quality education at lower rates]]> Europe is emerging as a much sough-after destination for Indian students aspiring to pursue their higher education overseas, with institutes offering high quality education at around 70% of the cost incurred for higher studies at institutes in the United States (US) or the United Kingdom (UK). The most popular European destinations for education are Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Sweden and Latvia, as a majority of the institutes in these countries are funded by the government and offer various scholarship opportunities. Indian students in these countries need to bear the living expenses..

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Thu, 29 May 2014 11:39:20 GMT data-0001-fdbffe85463e0e34014647c6fa2254af
<![CDATA[MBA in France finds favor among Indian students]]> Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses offered by institutes in France are gaining popularity among Indian students, as per various reports. French business schools (B-schools) offer a wide range of management courses, including marketing, sports, luxury and brand management as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), amongst many others. As per officials of Campus France, which is the French national agency for the promotion of higher education and international student services, altogether 3,000 Indian students went to France last year, out of which around 75% went to..

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

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Mon, 05 May 2014 11:43:54 GMT data-0001-fdbffeaa45cab4420145cc3288a14440
<![CDATA[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[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[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[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[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[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
<![CDATA[France wants more Indian students in their colleges]]> While US , UK , Canada and Australia have been attracting Indian students in droves, France does not want to be left behind and now wants Indian students in their campuses. It was reported that French ambassador to India Francois Richier has reportedly stated "We want to see more Indian students in France, and vice-versa." It has been reported that there are plans for collaborations, especially in the field of agriculture and research. French ambassador to India Francois Richier who has visited educational institutions like PEC University of Technology and ..

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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:19:46 GMT data-0001-fdbffe834463e0e0014467e9e72d780e
<![CDATA[Why Ireland is the next major education destination?]]> The opportunities for an Indian student looking to go abroad to pursue his higher education is now more open than ever before with an array of options and countries to choose from. But the question is with universities world over opening the doors, choosing the right country and course can be a bit tricky. While there are many places one could opt to study, Ireland seems to be the next big study destination. Why? We tell you here why Ireland as a study abroad destination has its own unique advantages. Ireland although steeped in history is today a modern dynamic country where the Irish..

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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:11:12 GMT data-0001-fdbffe83444f3aba014458a5eb78755e
<![CDATA[UK varsity collaborates with Jindal University for academic exchange]]> United Kingdom (UK) based Queen Mary University has entered into a collaboration with India’s O P Jindal Global University to enhance academic exchange and mutual assistance in the area of Humanities as well as Social Sciences . The universities will strive to boost initiatives in joint research, teaching, workshops as well as exchange of faculty and students, as per the agreement signed in London recently between officials of the two institutes. The partnership is expected to boost the existing educational ties between the two nations, which in turn would result in..

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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:37:27 GMT data-0001-fdbffead4444be5e01444a2698a5225e