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England's loss seems to be Australia's gain

It is now know that UK has suffered a setback in terms of getting students from subcontinent last year with stringent rules and it seems that Australia is now trying to capitalize on that. According to reports, England has suffered the first decline in overseas entrants to its higher education system in 29 year. Earlier it was reported that the universities in England have witnessed a dip in the number of international students for the first time in 29 years as candidates from India and Pakistan have been inconvenienced due to stringent visa regulations, as per a recent study...

Student visa application up says Australian immigration authorities

While there has been a concern over student safety and work related policies, the number of application for student visas has gone up in last one year says Australian authorities. According to reports, more than 74,000 international students applied for Australian student visas in the three months to September 2013. The reports mentioned that the student visa applications from India were up by 7% in 2013 on 2012. It was also mentioned that the applications from Nepal are up by 29% and from Vietnam by 42%. The number of 74,000 applying for visa in three months to September 2013 is the...

Australian universities offering courses on Hindi

Several Australian universities are offering courses on Hindi , which is the national language of India. Infact, the number of students aspiring to study the subject outside India is increasing. Educationists from Australia have taken Hindi lessons from Indian institutes to be able to educate aspirers in their country. The Australian National University (ANU) conducts courses on Hindi via virtual classrooms where students are able to practice pronunciation, chanting, etc. As against 15 students studying Hindi at the university last year, this year there are 30. The count is expected...

256% growth in number of Indian students going abroad for education

It is a known fact that most Indian students would prefer to go abroad for higher education given a chance but the numbers has been astounding. According to reports, between 2000 and 2009, the number of Indian students in foreign countries grew by 256%, or three and-a-half times. According to a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore recently, the profile of the internationally mobile Indian students is changing. It was reported that in India, majority of students studying outside India choose the USA as a country of their choice followed by the UK . Canada...

Why you should study in Australia

With Indian students increasingly going abroad to pursue higher education, the horizons of global education have been expanded. While U.S and UK have always been the traditional popular study abroad destinations, in the last decade or so, several countries have also become more popular for higher education. One of the most popular countries vying for Indian students is Australia. Despite the setbacks with few unpopular incidents couple of years ago which tarred that reputation a little bit, Australia is still welcoming the Indian students. The country has the third highest number of...

Indian students applying for visa to Australia doubles this year

Dispelling any concerns over going to Australia to study, there has been a great increase in the number of Indian students applying for visas to study in Australia .  It has been reported that according to the latest student visa programme quarterly report, the number of Indian applying for visa has been doubled. It has been reported that the latest immigration figures show 4,148 Indians made offshore applications for student visas between July and September last year - more than double the figure for the same period in 2012. More than 90% of Indians who applied for student visas...

42 Indian students bag Australian Endeavour scholarships

Forty-two students as well as researchers from India have been awarded the esteemed “Endeavour” scholarships or fellowships to pursue their higher studies in Australia, as per officials of the Australian High Commission to India. As per officials from the commission, the selected candidates have gained the prospect to foster research and personal interaction with Australia which can continue to grow further in future years. The interaction is expected to enhance the existing bilateral ties between the two countries. The winners of the scholarship have emerged successful in a...

Deakin University offers research scholarships to Indian students

Australia based Deakin University is offering onshore Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) scholarships to Indian students who enroll for research programs at the varsity. The university is extending the opportunity to postgraduate (PG) students from the fields of nanotechnology, advanced materials, life sciences as well as health to enhance their research capability. Under the new scheme, each of five Indian students who join Deakin University will be awarded scholarships worth A$140 000, for each academic year. These onshore PhD scholarships will be offered to Indian students joining various...

Top Indian and Australian institutes to offer joint PhD scholarship program

Premier Indian educational institutes- Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore (IISc-Bangalore) , Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-Kanpur) and IIT-Madras have joined hands with Australia’s University of Melbourne (UoM) to launch a joint Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) scholarship program which is expected to start from 2014. Over a period of the next three years, the Melbourne-India Postgraduate Program (MIPP) will grant scholarship of Aus$3 million to 16 PhD scholars as well as related support in the field of research exchange. As per UoM officials, the proposed...

Indians are second largest overseas students in Australian universities

In keeping with the global trend, India has emerged as the second largest supplier of higher education students for Australian universities. With the global exposure and the desire to study in top class universities abroad has pushed the number of Indian students visiting foreign universities northwards. According to latest data, the number of Indian students to undertake higher education in Australia has witnessed growth this year with total enrolments reaching over 15,800 during the period of January-October as compared to 12,062 last year.   It was reported that the data...

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