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British Council raises IELTS awards for Indian students from 8 to 10

The British Council has increased the number of the prestigious International English Language Testing System (IELTS) awards for Indian students from 8 to 10, according to a recent announcement during the launch of the IELTS awards for 2015. The award is being extended to an increased number of candidates to mark the 25 th anniversary of IELTS. The award is granted to help the studies fund the expenses of overseas higher education. The British Council IELTS Awards will grant Rs 3.9 million for education to students from South Asia. For the first time, students from Bhutan and Nepal...

INSEAD offers leadership program for senior Indian executives

The premier business school (B-school) INSEAD is offering the INSEAD Leadership Program for Senior Indian Executives (ILPSIE), which is aimed to meet the challenge of lack of general management skills among workforce in fast-growing firms. The program will boost India’s long-term growth prospects, as relevantly skilled general managers can provide the strong business leadership which is needed to make the most of growth opportunities. ILPSIE is a one-year part-time program. The program covers the fundamentals of business, specific functional domains and linkages across different...

Centre for Digital Media webinar on MDM program on January 30

If you are interested in finding out more about the Master of Digital Media program, then you can join Centre for Digital Media for a live information session to learn about the MDM program. The live webinar will take place on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and you can register here . Senior Student Recruitment Officer Yasmeen Awadh will be presenting an informative overview of the MDM program, including the application process, scholarship opportunities, internships, and much more. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A period to answer your questions about...

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. ...

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