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Most Indian students in Ukraine study medicine

There are more than 100 Indian students from the state of Tamil Nadu (TN) pursuing their higher studies in Ukraine and Crimea currently, out of which a majority are studying medicine. The new academic session started recently in institutes in Ukraine and Crimea. Around 30 students from TN have moved to Ukraine for higher studies this year. Most of them have joined the Crimea State Medical University, which is now part of the Russian system. Students of strife-torn regions of Ukraine such as Donetsk and Lugansk have been made to shift to institutes in other regions, such as Odessa and...

B-school alumni-run consultancies help MBA aspirants gain admission

Consultancies dealing with admission related matters, run by alumni of premier business schools (B-schools) and tailor-made for Master of Business Administration (MBA) aspirants, have helped scores of them gain admission in a top B-school of their choice, not only in India but overseas as well. Such alumni have been motivated to extend these services based on their own experience, where a lack of proper guidance has been a hindrance to their acquiring admission in quality B-schools. Aspirants guided by such consultancies have gained entry into schools such as The Wharton School of The...

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...

Britain striving to resolve visa issues of Indian students

United Kingdom (UK) has been a traditionally favored destination of higher studies for Indian students. However, their numbers have been dwindling due to the stringent visa policy of the nation. Although still a large number of Indians wants to pursue their studies in UK to acquire more exposure and high quality education, rules and regulations put limitations to their aspirations. To rectify the dwindling Indian student population in UK, government officials are expected to visit India soon to discuss and resolve visa-related issues of prospective Indian students. In recent years,...

NEFU is among the top 200 universities in the BRICS countries

North-Eastern Federal University   is among the top 200 universities in the BRICS countries. On June 18, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) published the ranking of universities. BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - are among the countries with the fast-growing economies. "The role of the BRICS countries in the world more and more remarkable, and according to the world leading experts, BRICS will take dominant positions in education as the international education market develops, - said Vasily Savvinov, the Vice-Rector for NEFU Strategic Development. - It is...

Indians occupy second largest foreign student chunk in New Zealand

Students from India occupy the second largest foreign student chunk in New Zealand (NZ) , according to information provided by government officials of NZ. Indians make for 12% of the overall overseas student population in NZ. India happens to be an important export market for NZ and its ties with India and other countries will determine its future economic progress, the officials added. During the last decade, the number of Indian students pursuing education in NZ has increased by 700% (over 10,000 students).  The first-time student visas which were issued to Indians to pursue...

MBA aspirants aim to borrow less, rely on parents for fees: survey

Students aspiring to pursue management programs in business schools (B-schools) across the globe plan to borrow less to pay their fees and would rely on parents instead, according to the recently released Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) survey. The worldwide survey conducted by GMAC focused on the financial mix as well as payment trends monitored between 2009 and 2013 among B-school students. For Indian students especially, their dependence on loans, grants and scholarships to fund their studies abroad has diminished. The average financing mix differs to a large extent based...

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...

Engineering is top pick among Indian students studying in US

Courses in engineering are the top pick among Indian students who are studying in the United States (US) , according to the recently released report of the Brookings Institution. As per the study, around two-thirds of foreign students in US are pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs as well as Business, Management and Marketing courses, as against 48% US students. STEM subjects are specially favored by Indian students. Out of the total 168,000 F-1 visa-holders from India, a whopping 70% are pursuing STEM subjects. Of them, around 80% are enrolled in...

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