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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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,...

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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