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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...

US plans to allow foreign students to remain for 6 years post degree

The United States (US) is planning to allow foreign students to remain in the country for up to six years after acquiring their college degrees, which is expected to benefit thousands of international students, including those from India. As per the proposed regulations, students with Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) degrees can remain in the US for a period of six years under the Optional Training Program (OPT) ; at first for three years post completing an undergraduate (UG) program; thereafter, if required, for three more years after a graduate program. The...

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...

Community institute network in US a boon to Indian students

The network of community colleges and universities in the United States (US) has turned out to be a boon for students from India, as they have made acquiring a US degree easier. US is among the most sought-after destinations for Indian students aspiring to pursue higher studies overseas. Indian students may avail the 2+2 program which is offered by the American Honors Network to earn degrees from US institutes. The network has both community colleges and universities in its fold. Candidates aspiring to pursue education in the US through the American Honors Network program need to...

Increase in number of Gujarat students pursuing higher studies in US

The number of students from the state of Gujarat in India, joining higher education institutes in the United States (US) , has been on the rise, according to reports. The total count of visa applications from the state has shot up significantly. In fact, the number of such candidates going to US for higher studies is expected to rise by 10% , going by the rise in visa applications. Each year, around 5000 to 6000 students from Gujarat go to US in pursuit of education. This year, the number of visa applications has shot up by 12% . With the success rate of visas going up, it is...

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...

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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CollegeWeekLive  makes it easy to find information on the college of your choice, with online college fair events happening nearly every day.  CollegeWeekLive is  free to join , and offers scholarships and special promotions exclusively to those who register, login and attend events.  Just register at CollegeWeekLive, search for colleges of interest to you-and you could win  $1,000!  Entry takes just a few minutes.  Follow these simple steps to win : Register for CollegeWeekLive  Visit 3 colleges of your choice when you’re...

ETS survey on GRE shows first choice of answer may not be spot-on

A survey conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test-takers has shown some interesting trends. The survey indicates that test-takers who reconsider and change their first answer are more likely to better their scores, which goes against the popular notion of going by the first instinct for the correct answer in case of multiple-choice test questions. ETS develops and conducts GRE. The facility to change the answer in the GRE revised General Test has become very popular among examinees. As per the study, over 95% of the GRE...

Japan offering scholarship to Indian students for 5-year UG program

The Japan government is offering a scholarship to Indian students, in a bid to woo them to pursue higher education in the country. The scholarship - Monbukagakusho: MEXT - will be a boon to candidates aspiring for higher studies in Japan.   The scholarship is for a five-year undergraduate (UG) program . It includes one-year training in Japanese in varsities based in the country. Another scholarship scheme extended to Indian students is for a three-year UG program , which consists of one-year training in Japanese. The scholarship includes free tuition fees, a monthly stipend...

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