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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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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