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Eight Australian varsities to tie up with 6 elite Delhi schools to attract Indian students

The Group of Eight Universities (Go8) has tied up with six elite Indian schools to further develop its Indian international student base. The contract between the eight Australian universities and the Delhi based Indian schools has signed on Aug 24, 2015. The Australian universities will be offering training to the Delhi teachers and the elite students would have the opportunity to live, study and research in some of the most livable cities in the world. The agreement means that the Australian universities will give these elite Indian school students career advice, and development...

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...

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,...

Australia grants scholarships to 60 Indian scholars

The government of Australia recently granted scholarships to 60 Indian scholars under the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships program , to help the candidates pursue their studies and research in the country. The total number of Indians to receive the 2015 scholarships, which are competitive awards, has increased from 40 in 2014 to 60. The selected students can utilize Australia’s superior research infrastructure, take up professional development and associate with top academics in their field. The recipients of the scholarship can pursue their studies or take up research at...

Australia is costliest education destination; India cheapest

Studying abroad in top universities across the world has been on the rise for several years despite the fact that it is expensive to study abroad. Now it has been reported that Australia is the most expensive place for an international student to attend university, ahead of Singapore and the United States . Meanwhile India has been rated the cheapest to study in. According to a research report by banking giant HSBC, which surveyed 15 countries, an overseas student would need US $42,000 a year to meet university fees and living costs in Australia. This was nearly US $3,000 more than...

Video Competition for an all-expenses-paid Study Trip to Australia for Higher Education

New Delhi, September 8th, 2014:  Pupils from international schools in India will have a chance to win a one-week study trip to a leading Australian university by taking part in the International Schools Video Competition run by Cambridge English Language Assessment , part of the world famous University of Cambridge and the Australian Trade Commission . The competition will be launched on 11th September 2014. It will run till November 2014 and the winners will be announced on 20th January 2015.The winning teams will visit Australia between April-July 2015. School principals...

Australian PM launches plan to boost student exchange with India

The Prime Minister (PM) of Australia Mr Tony Abbott recently launched the New Colombo Plan, which has been designed to boost student exchange as well as partnerships between academic institutes of the two nations. Till now fourteen Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) have been signed between officials of Indian and Australian institutes for the purpose. The plan was announced at the Mumbai University , during Mr Abbott’s two-day visit to India. The New Colombo Plan of the Australian government will focus on enhancing knowledge about the Indo-Pacific among Australian students by...

South Australia eager to forge ties with India for higher education

South Australia is aspiring to forge ties with India for education and vocational training, according to the premier of South Australia Mr Jay Weatherill, who visited the Indian Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ms Smriti Irani recently. South Australia is a small state and its population is around 1.65 million. However, there are quality public universities there, such as, the University of Adelaide . Moreover, the environment of South Australia is conducive to foreign students, added Mr Weatherill. Ms Irani on her part lauded South Australia for their interest in a lasting...

Australia offers non-science students chance to pursue IT courses

Candidates from non-science backgrounds who aspire to pursue courses in Information Technology (IT) can realize their ambitions in institutes in Australia , which will be the gateway to thriving careers in emerging fields such as Cloud Computing, Internet Security, Gaming, Social Media, Animation, etc. Although IT courses are offered in several institutes of India, candidates need an intermediate/plus two degree in Science to qualify for undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) admissions in such institutes. According to the Australian education system, students from the Arts or Commerce...

Indian students second largest foreign student group in Australia

Indian students constitute the second largest group of international students in Australia , as per recent statistics. According to data provided by Universities Australia , which is an organization involved with the advancement of higher education in the country, there are over 30,000 foreign students pursuing different courses throughout Australia. Out of these, the five top countries in terms of their student count are China, India, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam . There has been a steady increase in students from countries such as Colombia, Philippines and Pakistan ...

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