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Ireland woos Indian students with enhanced higher education facilities

Ireland has enhanced its higher education facilities extended to Indian students, in a bid to woo such students to pursue academics in the country. More and more Indian students are pursuing higher studies in foreign countries; hence several institutes across the world have made it easier to gain admission to their programs. Ireland has also joined the bandwagon of foreign institutes which are providing more facilities to Indian students. According to reports, as the value of Euro has come down, the Irish government is aiming to attract more students and business travelers to Ireland....

UK launches scholarship program for Indian finance professionals

The United Kingdom (UK) recently launched a scholarship program, which is designed for finance professionals from India aspiring to pursue studies in Britain. It is a first-of-its-kind scholarship program. India and UK have a long history of educational and financial partnership. The new program has been named Chevening Financial Services Leadership Program . According to a statement from UK's Treasury Department, the new initiative will boost financial cooperation between the two nations. Moreover, it will strengthen Britain’s standing as the hub for global finance. India...

GMAC to take over NMAT exam to boost India presence

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has decided to take over the NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (NMAT) examination, in a bid to boost its India presence. GMAC, based in the United States (US), administers the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) . GMAT is a gateway for admission into Masters, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA programs in India and overseas. Each year, around 2.5 lakh candidates throughout the world appear for the GMAT. According to a recent announcement from GMAC, it will take over the ownership as well as management of...

France announces Charpak scholarship program for Indian students

France is offering a wonderful opportunity for students from India who aspire to pursue higher education in the country. Indian students can avail the Charpak scholarship , which is run by the Embassy of France in India. The Charpak scholarships cover three types of programs - the Charpak Master’s Program, Charpak Exchange Program and the Research Internship Program. The first is granted for one to two years of education at the master’s degree level, while the other (for exchange program) is awarded for one to four months (during the course of an academic semester) at the...

GRE Popularity among Business and Global Students Continues to Grow

The GRE® Program continued its volume growth in 2014.  While other graduate school admissions tests saw a decline in volumes for the second straight year, GRE® revised General Test volumes grew by nearly three percent compared to 2013, and recorded double-digit growth among international and business-focused audiences.    U.S. volume continued to be stable in 2014 and international volumes increased a noteworthy 11 percent, including gains of 23 percent in Africa, 11 percent in Asia and nearly 28 percent in Latin America. Notable trends in 2014 GRE volumes...

How to Shortlist Colleges

An important, and often the most overwhelming decision that students need to make when considering study abroad, is which universities or colleges to apply to. With thousands of options spread across so many countries, it is difficult to get one’s head around this big life-changing decision. Writing applications requires a lot of time, hard work and effort. Moreover, it costs money to send applications.So students need to shortlist colleges based on careful planning and thought. Often, students select colleges based only on rankings. But this can often lead to problems, especially if...

Calcutta and Webster varsities join hands for academics, research

Bengal-based University of Calcutta has joined hands with the United States (US)-based Webster University through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint initiatives in academics and research. Under the MoU, University of Calcutta students can join short-term courses at the Thailand campus of Webster University . Moreover, the students of the varsities can also undertake joint research projects. According to officials of Webster University, the US varsity is eager to see Calcutta University students exploring Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) extensively,...

College Board's Advanced Placement Program exams from May 4-15

College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program examinations, 2015 will be held for 23 different subjects from Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 15, 2015 . The deadline for registration is Friday, March 27, 2015 . The examination will be administered at authorized schools and United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) centers in 11 cities across India, namely, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and Rajkot. An option for late testing will also be available from Wednesday, May 20 to Friday, May 22, 2015 at certain...

Master's or Doctoral degree at Okan University in Istanbul

Would you like to take Master’s or Doctoral degree at Okan University? If you register now, you can take up to 25% discount for their graduate programs.  Don’t miss the chance and apply now. Okan University, one of the youngest and the most dynamic universities of Turkey, was founded by Okan Culture, Education, and Sports Foundation in 1999 and began its academic life in 2003-2004. Since the 2006-2007 academic year, the rapidly growing university has been located in its new and modern Akfirat campus. True to its motto, "The University Closest to Business...

Scotland bats for post-study work visa to woo foreign students

Scotland is keen for the return of the post-study work visa, in a bid to win back the waning foreign student population of the United Kingdom (UK) . The post-study work visa facility was scrapped by the UK government in the year 2012. These visas allowed graduates to work in UK for a period of two years after the completion of their studies. According to officials of the Scottish education department, the unrestricted exchange of students and scholars is a key element of the success of any academic institute. Hence, the immigration system should not be a hindrance to such facilities,...

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