Not sure what and where to study?

There a many reasons why someone would choose to undertake further study. They are likely to be a mix of some of the following:

To satisfy intellectual curiosity, full of passion for your subject.
To gain expertise in a specific area, or to build evidence of experience of a sector.
To improve your career prospects, more on this below.
To gain entry to a career for which a higher degree is a (virtually) essential precursor.
To change direction into another discipline.
To enhance your skills generally.
To boost a weak academic record.
To buy some time while you make career decisions, or while the labour market refreshes.
To maintain a student lifestyle…
It’s worth taking some time to think beyond your basic motivation. We highlight some of the other issues you might consider below.

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Benefits of studying in UK

The UK is one of the most sought after countries for higher studies.
The country offers a vibrant and multi-ethnic culture, and is considered as the best multi-lingual and cosmopolitan with no racial discrimination.
The UK Degrees are recognized and respected all over the world. It’s the oldest established educational system which is still succeeding in a global competition.
The UK also gives many opportunities to explore various industries to start a career with.
Study in the UK is affordable as compare to USA and Canada
Prepares students to start earning early with shorter duration programs
Vast choices of Institutions and subjects with flexible programs
A lot of scholarship and Bursaries are offered by the UK institutions
National Health Service is Free for students going for higher studies for more than 6 months of studies
Diverse, tolerant and stable social environment

Part time work during studies
Studying At part time job allowed during course (Hrs per week) Maximum Work Placement/ internship possible in the course(Study: Work Ratio)
students at recognized bodies (Universities) 20 hrs 50:50
students at publicly funded FE colleges 10 hrs Not specified yet
Others(e.g. private or Highly Trusted College) Nill 66:33
Guidlines for dependent visa:

For a student to sponsor a dependant, the student will have to be on a post graduate course (NQF 7 and above) at a university which is of more than 12 months’ duration, or a Government Sponsored student
The dependants will be able to work
Maximum time allowed as a student

Level Total duration allowed
NQF 3-5 3 years
NQF 6-7 5 years
PhD and courses that require professional qualification(e.g. medicine, architecture) 5 years or more
*The sponsor will have to vouch for academic progression where students are not moving up to the next NQF level

Work opportunities after studies
The current Post-Study Work route will be closed from April 2012.
Important information on new rules:

Those graduating from a UK university with a recognized degree, PGCE, or PGDE will be able to switch into Tier 2.
There will not be a limit on these switchers.
They will only be able to switch if they are in the UK, before their student visa expires.
The normal Tier 2 requirements will apply, except for the Resident Labour Market Test.
Genuine student entrepreneurs with a great idea are able to stay on in the UK to develop their business proposition.
Current Rules:
On completion of studies, student can acquire two years work permit in the UK under Post Study Work Permit scheme with Point Based System.

The Points Based System (PBS) is a system for managing migration for those wishing to enter the UK for work or study.

Tier 1 (General) Migrant of the Points Based System was launched for foreign nationals living in the UK on 29 February 2008 and replaced the Highly Skilled Migrant Program (HSMP).

Visa Requirement
A points-based scheme is being introduced covering migration to work and study in the UK.

From March 2009, all students coming to the UK on programs of longer than 6 months in duration will be assessed under the new system – as “Tier 4” applicants i.e. the student category
students will need to show that they are “sponsored” i.e. have an offer from a licensed institution to study full-time on a program which leads to a minimum qualification within the UK’s National Qualification Framework
Once applicants have met all the conditions of their offer we will issue a Certificate of Acceptance of Sponsorship (CAS) to enable them to apply for a student visa. Please note that this will be in the form of a unique ID number.
Documents required for CAS:

Passport number, passport issue and expiry dates (where student has a passport)
A complete list of qualifications on the application form
Applicants for student visas will also need to demonstrate that they have funding for the first year of the tuition fees PLUS £7200/year outside London and £9000/year inside London as living cost.
Student visas will be issued for named institutions and students wishing to change university either before or after coming to the UK will need to apply for re-approval.
ATAS’s Certificate: ATAS is a tool the UK government uses to help deliver this objective by working with Higher Education Institutions. If the student meets the criteria for ATAS, the Immigration Rules state that they need to have an ATAS certificate before they apply for their visa, or extension of stay.
Applicants must be genuine students under the new system.
visa processing time:
You can apply for your visa within three months of your intended date of travel. Processing time varies immensely depending upon time and volume of the applications. Most students get visa within 10 Workings days.
Visa Fees: Rs 31,300/-
Summary for Points calculation:
You need 40 points to be able to apply for a student visa. You will need to provide the evidence needed with your application form.
30 points – Doing a course at an acceptable level with an approved education provider (also known as sponsorship)

Evidence required is a confirmation of acceptance for studies reference number issued by your approved education provider, and the documents used to obtain it.
10 points – Having enough money to cover your course fees and living costs (also known as maintenance).

Evidence required is Bank statement or letter confirming that you have enough money to cover your course fees and living costs for a given period.

English Requirement
As described by the UKBA, the popular SELTS that are acceptable in the UK are:

IELTS
TOEFL
PTE
The level of SELT required to gain entry into UK on study visa are:

LEVEL OF COURSE NQF LEVEL SELT REQUIRED IELTS LEVEL TOFEL LEVEL PTE LEVEL
Foundation course/Pre Diploma/Diploma/ Advanced Diploma 4 to 5 B1 4.0 in each module Listening-13Reading-8Writing-17
Speaking-19

TOTAL SCORE-57

43 in each module
Bachelors/ Graduate Diploma/ PG Diploma/ Masters/ Research 6 to 7 B2 5.5 in each module Listening-21Reading-22Writing-21
Speaking-23

TOTAL SCORE-87

59 in each module

Fee Structure
Under Graduate Studies

Universities: 12,000 – 27,900 GBP per year

Colleges: 7,000 – 12,000 GBP per year

Post Graduate Studies

Universities: 12,760 – 33,000 GBP per year

Colleges: 9,000 – 13,500 GBP per year

Living Expenses

IN LONDON: 9,000 GBP per year

OUTSIDE LONDON: 7,200 GBP per year

Scholarship/ Bursaries
There are many sources of funding available to you for studying in the UK – particularly if you are a postgraduate student.

British Chevening Scholarships The British Chevening Scholarship scheme aims to bring future leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers to the UK for a period of postgraduate study. They cover all or part of the cost of a one-year postgraduate course in the UK. Once you have completed the course, you will be expected to return to your home country.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) The CSFP is aimed at Commonwealth citizens who can make a significant contribution to their home country after studying in the UK. If you are from a developing country in the Commonwealth, your chosen area of work is expected to contribute directly to development objectives. CSFP Scholarships are usually for between one and three years. They cover the cost of travel to and from the UK, tuition fees and living expenses. In some cases an allowance is paid to help with the cost of maintaining your spouse and family in the UK.
Professional Fellowship awards are typically for three months. They provide opportunities for people working in developing Commonwealth countries to spend a short period of professional updating in the UK.
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme: The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme assists students from developing Commonwealth countries who would benefit from higher education in the UK. If you are unable to study in the UK for financial reasons and are outside the scope of other British government support schemes, you may be eligible.To apply for a Commonwealth Shared Scholarship you should be:of high academic caliber intending to study subjects of developmental relevance to your home country.
Royal Society Fellowships The Royal Society offers incoming fellowships for researchers from North America and Asia. The aim is to attract outstanding postdoctoral scientists to undertake high-quality research at a UK laboratory.The fellowships are available for up to two years for postdoctoral researchers in the USA and Canada and up to one year if you are from Asia.
Scotland’s Saltire ScholarshipsUnder Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships scheme, 200 awards are available to postgraduate master’s students from Canada, China, India and the USA. This is part of the Scottish government’s continuing support for the ‘brightest and best’ students to come and study in Scotland.The Saltire Scholarship scheme highlights academic excellence in the Scottish university sector:Eighty six per cent of academic research in Scottish institutions has been judged to be internationally excellent, according to the latest independent and globally-regarded Research Assessment Exercise.

Academic Requirement
Undergraduate courses
Most universities and colleges in the UK consider the results in the High School for admission into undergraduate degree program.

Students are required to have gained first division or second higher division in their high school or appropriate results in A levels or the IB.

Lower grades are acceptable if additional professional qualifications or work experience.
Bridging or foundation programs:

Duration: approximately one year

Purpose: prepare students with lower grades for admission in universities for higher studies

Higher National Diploma program:

Duration: 2 years

Purpose: Roughly equivalent to the first two years of a degree program. On successful complete of the program you may be able to enter the second or third year of a relevant degree program in the UK.

Top-up degrees:

Top-up degrees offer the opportunity to ‘top up’ Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree or equivalent overseas qualification and gain full UK undergraduate honours degree status in just one year.

Postgraduate courses

Higher second or first division bachelor degree program
Some universities will accept students with lower marks for students with professional qualifications or good relevant work experience.
There are some select courses that might require relevant work experience for a couple of years in a relevant field.
MBA
Most of the MBA degrees require to have some work experience in either a related field or at an appropriate managerial capacity along with good undergraduate degree.

Experience can vary from 1 to 7 years, some programs requiring at least 2 to 3 years of full time work experience after completion of undergraduate degree.

Some universities in the UK that have designed their MBA program to ensure that they are suitable for students who do not have any work experience.

Ranking
EducationGuardian:

www.education.guardian.co.uk

Good Universities Guide by Times Online

www.timesonline.co.uk

Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)

www.rae.ac.uk

About Country
Location: Northwestern coast of mainland Europe

Countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Immigrants: 10% of the total population

Languages:
English
French (spoken by 2.3% of the country’s population)
Polish (1.0%)
German (0.9%)
Spanish (0.8
Weather
The United Kingdom has a temperate climate, with plentiful rainfall all year round.
The temperature varies with the seasons but seldom drops below -10 °C (14.0 °F) or rises above 35 °C .
In the west, winters are wet, especially over high ground.
Summers are warmest in the south east of England, being closest to the European mainland, and coolest in the north. Snowfall can occur in winter and early spring.
Scotland tends to be colder than England since its located further North but this has its good side since it enables Scotland to provide Skiing holidays to its visitors.
Transport
Two cities in England have rapid transit systems.
London Underground / Tube
Outside of London there is the Tyne and Wear Metro. It is a light rail metro system based around Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Sunderland
Many other cities in the UK have rapid transit systems combined of local or light rail with bus and tram systems.
The rail network in Great Britain is the oldest such network in the world. It connected to Wales, Scotland and France via Channel Tunnel.

Useful Links
www.ucas.ac.uk

www.ukosa.com

www.workingintheuk.gov.uk

www.scotlandistheplace.com

www.ukvisas.gov.uk

www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk

www.vfs-uk-in.com

www.fco.gov.uk

www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Benefits of studying in Canada

The degree awarded from the university and college is world wide recognized.
Canada has one of the best educational systems in the world and this combined with its wonderful multicultural cosmopolitan attitude makes it an excellent destination for international students to come and further their education.
Degrees from Canadian institutes are internationally recognized, and there is a diverse range of courses on offer from marine biology through to accountancy. Canada also has a number of excellent opportunities for language courses, and you can choose between both French and English as your main language of instruction, and students often benefit from taking an additional language course alongside their main degree or diploma.
Canada is a very safe, stable country and has an excellent health care system, and the educational and living costs are relatively low compared to other English speaking countries, so this is an ideal place for international students to come and enhance their learning.
There are more than 150,000 international students who go to Canada every year to study. International students bring a rich culture to the classrooms.
Canadian universities and colleges are respected worldwide for their high quality of education.
Tuition fees for international students in Canada, and the cost of living, are among the lowest in the world.
Eligible students can gain valuable Canadian work experience through off campus employment.
Canada ranks among the most multicultural nations in the world. Regardless of ethnic origin, students feel at home in our diverse communities and campuses.
According to the United Nations, Canada offers one of the highest standards for quality of life in the world.

Part time work during studies
students are allowed to work part time 20 hours per week on campus/ off campus and full time during holidays while studying the course.

In Canada, minimum wages varies in different provinces. Under the Constitution of Canada, the responsibility for enacting and enforcing labour law including minimum wages in Canada rests with the ten provinces. Minimum wages varies between 8 – 10.25 cd$ per hour depending upon the province.

Work opportunities after studies
A Post-Graduation Work Permit cannot be valid longer than the length of time you studied in Canada. For example, students graduating from a four-year degree program might be eligible for a three-year year work permit. Students graduating from an eight-month certificate program would only be eligible for a work permit of eight months.

If you study for… Then…
less than eight months you are not eligible for this program
less than two years but more than eight months you may get a work permit for a period no longer than the length of time you studied (for example, if you studied for nine months, a work permit may be issued for a period of nine months)
two years or more a work permit may be issued for three years
For more than eight months you may get a work permit for a period no longer than the length of time you studied (for example, if you studied for nine months, a work permit may be issued for a period of nine months)

Two years or more a work permit may be issued for three years

Job Scenario
Current policy allows students to to work 20hrs per week while study time and 40hrs per week while breaks.

Visa Requirement
Good academics
IELTS Score
Finance to support education
Genuine Intentions to Study in Canada
Medical
At present Canadian applications are processed under two categories:

Student Partnership Program called SPP
General Category
University Category
visa processing time:
10 to 15 working days for SPP applications

4 to 14 weeks for general category applications

4 to 14 weeks for university category applications
General Guidelines:

Please apply for the visa only after a week of undergoing the Up Front Medical examination
Please don’t put in SPP applications with any additional documents
For Non SPP applications also IELTS score is preferred as it is much more reliable
Total visa Fees:
visa fee INR 6,625/- plus VFS charges

English Requirement
Diploma and Bachelor degrees: IELTS 6.0/ 6.5 band with no band less than 5.5/ 6.0
Graduate Diploma
Post Graduate Diploma: 6.0/ 6.5 band
Masters degrees: 6.5 band with no band less than 6.0

Fee Structure
Tuition Fee
Average C$ 10,000 – C$ 12,000 per year
Living expenses
Average C$ 10,000 – C$ 12,000 per year

Scholarship/ Bursaries
Few universities provide scholarship; some grants are possible through any of the following options:

Grants or Scholarship bursaries
Teaching or research Assistantships
Financial aid from independent agencies
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Academic Requirement
Undergraduate Courses:
It varies for each institution. Following guideline

A good grade is very important to go to Canada.

You can apply if you have higher second division and first division. Some universities ask for much higher grades, check specific entry requirement details before applying.
Postgraduate Courses
Bachelor: – 60% & 6.5 Bands, no band less than 6.0
MBA: – 60% & 6 .5 Bands, no band less than 6.0
GMAT is also required for MBA by most of the universities. Check individual requirement

Ranking
There is no official ranking of Universities

About Country
Canada is a federation of ten provinces & three territories
It is a multicultural country and is considered to be a safe, clean and peaceful country
Canada has been ranked as one of best place to live on the globe according to the United Nations and is the second largest country in world after Russia
Canada is a geographically vast country and offers diverse cultures within its borders
Weather
Canada is a huge country, stretching from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean and covering five time zones, so you can imagine that the weather in Canada varies widely depending on where you are.

Canada has four distinct seasons, with temperatures cooler overall in the northern territories and milder on BC’s west coast. Temperatures and climate from BC’s interior east to Newfoundland are comparable, with variances depending on latitude and mountainous topography.

Some Facts
CAPITAL : OTTAWA
CURRENCY: Canadian Dollar ( $) (CAD)
LANGUAGE: English & French
TIME DIFFERENCE: 10 hours 30 minutes behind IST.
INTAKE: September & January
CALLING CODE: +1
Major Regions/ Cities
Canada’s capital is Ottawa, but the largest city in Canada is Toronto (ON, Canada), following by Montréal & Quebec City (QC, Canada) and then Vancouver (BC, Canada). Other major cities in Canada are: Victoria (BC, Canada), Abbotsford, BC, Edmonton (AB, Canada), Calgary (AB, Canada) and Winnipeg (MB, Canada), Charlottetown, PEI, Halifax, NS. The Largest province in Canada is Quebec. However the largest population is in Ontario with capital city of Toronto whose population is almost half of the population in Ontario.
10 Provinces

Alberta: ED Stelmach
British Columbia: Gordon Campbell
Saskatchewan: Brad Wall
Manitoba: Gary Doer
Ontario: Dalton McGuinty
Quebec: Jean Charest
New Brunswick: Shawn Graham
Nova Scotia: Rodney McDonald
Prince Edward Island: Robert Ghiz
Newfoundland & Labrador: Danny Williams
3 Territories

Yukon: Dennis Fentie
North West Territories: Edna Molewa
Nunavut: Paul Okalik
Major Economy
Canada is the home to the eighth largest economy in the world
The Canadian economy is dominated by the service industry, which employs about three quarters of Canadians.
The logging and oil industries being two of Canada’s most important industries. Canada also has a sizable manufacturing sector, centered in Central Canada, with the automobile industry especially important.
International trade makes up a large part of the Canadian economy, particularly of its natural resources.
ESTABLISHED INDUSTRIES:
Canada’s global share of the aerospace industry has tripled in the last 20 years, and it is the third-largest exporter of automotive products in the world.
Canada is the world’s fourth-largest exporter of agricultural products
The Canadian Government has established a range of institutions and initiatives to create a supportive business environment for transformative technologies
Canada is a Foundation for Innovation
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Genome Canada
National Institute for Nanotechnology
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
The strongest growth in exports occurred in wired (+20.4%) and wireless (+16.9%) communications equipment in the year 2005.
The Canadian Government plans to double research and development (R&D) investments by 2010 to make Canada one of the five most research-intensive countries in the world.
Canada is the world’s 4th largest exporter of moulds and eighth largest exporter of plastics processing machinery.
Canada is the world’s leading producer and exporter of newsprint, and the world’s largest exporter of wood pulp.
Main Industries:
PROVINCE WISE INDUSTRY STRENGTHS

Alberta: Agriculture, forestry, telecommunications, Oil & Gas
British Columbia: Forestry, mining, fisheries, agriculture, energy, and transportation
Saskatchewan: Agriculture, services, mining
Manitoba: Manufacturing, agriculture, hydroelectricity and mining
Ontario: Manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, mining, services
Quebec: Agriculture, manufacturing, energy, mining, forestry, transportation
New Brunswick: Manufacturing, forestry, mining, agriculture and fisheries, tourism
Nova Scotia: Manufacturing, agriculture, fisheries, mining, forestry, transportation, energy
Prince Edward Island: Agriculture, tourism, fishing and manufacturing
Newfoundland & Labrador: Energy, fisheries, mining, forestry, tourism
Yukon: Mining and tourism
North West Territories: Mining, tourism, services
Nunavut: Mining, Resource development, tourism
Source: Industry Canada

Useful Links
www.studycanada.ca
www.canadainternational.gc.ca
www.goingtocanada.gc.ca
www.workingincanada.gc.ca
www.vfs-canada.co.in
www.cic.gc.ca
For details about SPP program

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STUDY IN QUEBEC (PATHWAY TO SETTLEMENT)

Province overview
One of the largest of Canada’s ten provinces, Quebec is also arguably the most distinctive. With French rather than English as the predominant language and numerous historical calls for independence it would be an understatement to say that Quebec has a different personality from the rest of Canada.

Whilst studying in Quebec you could find yourself skiing off piste, dancing with two million people at Quebec City Summer Festival, getting lost in North America’s oldest shopping district, or taking part in an ice hockey tournament – the possibilities are endless.
Education profile
For those looking to study postgraduate courses, Quebec has a great deal to offer.

French is the predominant language of Quebec, with 80% of the population speaking it as their first language, which means that many of the province’s universities are Francophone – there are only three English language universities in the entire province.

Quebec’s highest performing universities in terms of graduate programs are:
McGill University (English), which ranked 18th globally in the 2012-13 QS World University Rankings
Concordia University (English), where the John Molson School of Business is rated one of the best in Canada
University of Montreal (French), Quebec’s largest research institution and one of the top 100 universities globally
Ecole Polytechnique de Monreal (French), one of the top engineering schools in Canada
All of these universities offer a wide range of graduate programs in a number of academic areas. Masters degrees generally take one year, whilst PhDs take between three and five years.
Immigration and visas
Most foreign nationals will need a study permit to study on a graduate course in Canada and others may need to apply for temporary residence in Canada.

Generally people taking a postgraduate course in Canada that lasts less than six months will not be required to gain a student visa. Regardless of whether or not you need a permit everyone must demonstrate:
Acceptance from a university or educational institution in Canada.
Ability to pay tuition fees, living expenses and return fares to their home country.
Satisfy health requirements.
You can find out more about students visas and immigration in Canada at Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website – http://www.cic.gc.ca/
Life in Quebec
When those from overseas think of Canada, it may be that ski slopes, snow sports and outdoor pursuits are the first things that spring to mind. While it may not be accurate to think of the entire country in this way, there is more than a little truth in it when it comes to Quebec.
There is much more to Canada’s largest province than its snowy image, however.

For shopping, Quebec offers something different – from its historic Old City, quartier Petit-Champlain and the oldest shopping district in North America, to its numerous craft fairs. If books are your interest, you will want to visit Salon International du Livre – Quebec’s annual literary fair.

On 23rd June, Canada’s national holiday, students in Quebec mark the end of their exams by spilling out onto Quebec City’s Grande Allee, in a celebration that has been described as ‘a cross between Mardi Gras and Spring Break.’
Working in Quebec
Staying in Quebec to work after the completion of your postgraduate course could offer you a huge variety of opportunities – from film production in Montreal to working for the country’s booming tourism industry. After Ontario, Quebec is Canada’s second most economically important province.

Thriving sectors in Quebec include IT and aerospace, bio and pharmaceutical technologies. On a more local basis, Montreal is best known for engineering, telecommunications and finance, whilst Quebec City for areas as diverse as the computer games industry and defence.
Accommodation
Large cities like Montreal and Quebec City have thousands of students – in terms of living, Montreal has been ranked the tenth best place in the world to be a university student. McGill Ghetto, a Montreal neighbourhood close to McGill University, is home to hundreds of students.

The majority of universities offer accommodation on campus for those who are studying postgraduate courses. If you live on campus you will benefit from being very close to the lecture halls, and all your bills and utilities will be included in your rent. You will live with other students, usually in a shared flat. Depending on your choices and the amount you want to pay you may share a double room.

If you decide to live off campus in a shared flat or house it is likely you will be responsible for paying utilities and bills yourself.
Weather and climate
The climate of Quebec varies due to its size – the northernmost parts of the province have an arctic climate, while the south and west have warm summers, extremely cold winters and four distinct seasons. In the east and central areas the subarctic climate means long, cold winters and short but often warm summers. Severe weather conditions such as thunderstorms and tornados may occur occasionally, throughout Quebec.
What to do next
If you would like more information on studying a graduate program in Quebec, sign up for our Free Application Service. We’ll provide you with tailored information, courses to suit you and the option to apply online.

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Why study in Australia?

According to the QS World University Rankings, Australia has 7 universities in the Top 100. Only the UK and the US have a higher number of universities in the top 100.
Twenty-six Australian universities feature in the top 700. In total there are 43 universities in Australia.
According to the 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Educational Systems, Australia has the world’s 8th best university system ahead of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan.
Indian 12+3 education system (SSC plus 3 years of graduation) is acceptable for master’s courses in Australia, unlike in the US where a total of 16 years of education is required in a majority of the universities.
According to Top University Rankings (2012), there are 5 Australian cities in the Top 30 Best Student Cities in the world based on student mix, affordability, quality of life and employer activity.
Australia has a strong and large Indian diaspora which makes it easier for Indian students to become a part of Australian life.
The Australian government strongly encourages foreign students to choose Australia as a study destination, and provides over A$200 million annually for scholarships.
This country has produced 15 Nobel laureates.
Australia is a research-intensive country. A$2.9 billion have been set aside to fund research and A$140 million to establish federal fellowships and attract international researchers.
Education sector is a top earner of foreign exchange in Australia, next only to coal, mining and tourism. This shows the extent of internationalisation and cosmopolitan nature of Australian education.
It is a land of vibrant nightlife, surfing, beaches and spectacular wildlife. It is also bohemian, creative, intellectual and open-minded.
Flexible pathways available like undertaking an English language preparation course (ELICOS) or enrolling into a vocational/training course.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) gives you flexibility in the choice of courses and also ensures your college/degree is government accredited and genuine.
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) monitor quality, and regulate university and non-university higher education providers.
Student rights are protected by law under the Education Services for Overseas students (ESOS).

Work Permit
Part-time work during studies
Working part-time along with your studies gives you the opportunity to acquire valuable experience in your area of study as well as earn some money. Most visas allow students to work 40 hours every two weeks during their course, and full-time during course breaks.

Work opportunities after studies
There some popular categories wherein students mostly for apply for their further stay in Australia. Australian law does not naturally confer work permits on international students after they have graduated.

students who are going for diploma courses will not be entitled for “After studies work permit”.
students who are going for Bachelor’s and Master’s (Coursework) courses will be entitled for 2 years after studies work permit.
students who are going for Master’s by Research courses will be entitled for 3 years after study work permit.
There is a high demand for foreign labour in certain areas in Australia. If you have spent the required amount of time studying in the country, have the required work experience, are fluent in English, and possess the relevant skill sets (http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/), you can apply for permanent residency too.

Visa Requirement
In order to study for an undergraduate degree or a postgraduate degree by coursework, a Higher Education Sector Temporary visa (subclass 573) is required. Here is a quick look at the requirements.

An issued electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) certificate from the opted college for a course, registered on both the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas students. You can change the course later, provided it is of the same level or you may have to apply for a visa again.
Meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement. The factors considered include you having a reason to return home after the completion of your course, or your immigration history and compliance with the laws.
Proof of sufficient funds for airfare, course fees and living costs.
English language proficiency. An undergraduate course requires an IELTS score of 6.0 and a master’s course that of 6.5. Different colleges and universities have their own requirements.
Meet health and character requirements.
An acceptable Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC).
VISA CATEGORY 1: SVP- Streamline Visa Processing
There is a new category which has been enforced from March 24, 2012. This means that students having offer letter from participating universities will be part of the streamlined visa process (SVP)

Under this category the following changes have been made:

Fast visa processing.
No Proof of Funds required – However Australian High Commission may ask to show funds. It is recommended to show funds with the application although it is not mandatory.
SVP Participating universities will be taking student interviews and selecting students extremely carefully.
Medicals can be done before submitting the visa application.
Abolitions of PVA: All applicants should submit a COE (Confirmation of Enrolment) at the time of file Lodgment. This applies to both paper visa and e-visa.
Other English test scores acceptable including PTE (Pearson Test of English), TOEFL, Cambridge Advance Course and IELTS.
English proficiency check will be done by the universities.
VISA CATEGORY 2
Students who are going to study in TAFE Colleges or institutions which are not participating in the Streamline visa Processing for courses like Certificates/Diploma’s/Advanced Diploma’s will not be a part of SVP. For such courses and institutions following guidelines should be taken care of under Assessment Level 3 referred as AL3:

18 months’ funds (living, tuition, OSHC and travel expenses) to be shown for 2-year courses. Funds should be 3 months old.
If student pays the course fees (semester or 1 year) and if he books accommodation prior to submission of the visa file, applicant will show only the remaining funds of 18 months according to the course.
No proof of funds required for advance payment.
Advance payment need not be 3 months old.
Education Loan (Loan Disbursement letter is mandatory)
Visa Categories
At present Australian applications are processed under two categories:

E-lodgement (Electronic Lodgement)
Paper Visa Lodgement
Processing Time
Assessment Level 3 & 4 – 90 days
Assessment Level 2 – 21 days
Please note that New Delhi average processing time varies; you are recommended to confirm the same at the time of lodging the application.

English Requirement
The Australian High Commission only accepts IELTS scores to establish English language proficiency of international students.

IELTS score is a mandatory requirement for the processing of student visa applications. Some institutes may accept a TOEFL score for admission purposes but an IELTS score is mandatory for visa purposes. The IELTS score requirements vary from course to course and from university to university. Most universities require an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 for graduate and that of 6.5- 7.0 for postgraduate courses. However, there are several undergraduate courses which require a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 as well. So you need to check what applies in your case.

EXAM DIPLOMA BACHELORS GRAD DIP PG DIP/MASTER
IELTS 5.5-6 0 6.0- 6.5 6.0
(WRITING-6.0) 6.5 -7.0
(WRITING-6.0)
Some institutions may accept IELTS 6.0 band as well.
TOEFL (COMPUTER BASED) 213-233 233-247 233 250
If students fall short of the desired IELTS score for their course, they’ll need to enroll for an English language program called ELICOS to pursue their studies in Australia. ELICOS programs have been specifically designed for students who require English language training before commencing formal studies in Australia.

Test score equivalencies for the alternative tests for Australian Study Visa.

IELTS TOEFL
(iBT) PTE
Academic Advanced (CAE)
from Cambridge ESOL Test Scores
4.0 31 29 32
4.5 32 30 36
5.0 35 36 41
5.5 46 42 47
6.0 60 50 52
6.5 79 58 58
7.0 94 65 67
7.5 102 73 74
8.0 110 79 80
8.5 115 83 87
9.0 118 86 93

Fee Structure
Under Graduate Studies
Universities: 17,500 – 28,000 AUD$ per year
Colleges: 14,500 – 18,500 AUD$ per year

Post Graduate Studies

Universities: 18,500 – 30,000 AUD$ per year
Colleges: 16,500 – 22,000 AUD$ per year

Living Expenses as per the Australia High Commission visa guidelines:

Living (Applicant) – 18,610.00 AUD per year
Living (Spouse) – 6,515 AUD per year
Living (Child I) – 3,720 AUD per year
Living (Child II) – 2,790 AUD per year

Further if the child turns 5 year in Australia, the schooling funds are needed for the stay in Australia.

Scholarship/ Bursaries
Australia, though immensely popular, is not a cheap destination for Indian students. An undergraduate degree costs between A$15,000 to A$33,000. A master’s degree costs upwards of A$20,000. The fees for high value courses from reputed universities are much higher.

Australian government, educational institutions, and a number of public and private institutions offer scholarships to students of all nationalities. Some of the major scholarship programs are as follows:

Australia Awards
International Postgraduate research scholarships.
JASON
In addition to this all the major universities also offer scholarships and grants to deserving students. You can check out the websites of the universities of your choice.

About Country
Australia – Best choice for overseas education
Australia is a land of diversity, a melting pot of around 200 cultures with more than 260 languages spoken in the country.
It has 17 UNESCO-listed heritage sites and has been ranked the fourth happiest country in the world!
People are warm, boisterous and helpful. With around half the current population born outside of the country, or having a parent born overseas, they have a welcoming attitude towards foreigners.
Australian cities are consistently ranked among the most livable in the world. The quality of life and the infrastructure are exceptional.
Weather is moderate and pleasant in most parts of Australia where majority of the universities and colleges are located
Recent racial attacks on Indian students are a cause of worry, but these incidents are exceptions rather than the rule. It is advisable you avoid dangerous localities and don’t venture out alone late in the night.
A majority of the huge Indian student population in Australia is very happy with the overall experience of living there.

Australian institutes offer a wide range of courses – from science to management and commerce, humanities to engineering, and law to health sciences. They rank among the world’s best by discipline, particularly in engineering and technology, medicine, environmental science, and accounting and finance.
There are 43 universities in Australia: 40 Australian universities, two international universities, and one private specialty university.

S. NO. University Name Province/ State City Campus Location
1 University of Sydney New South Wales Sydney Sydney, Camperdown
2 Australian Catholic University New South Wales Sydney Two campuses in Syndey i. North Sydney ii. Strathfield
Australian Catholic University Queensland Brisbane McAuley
Australian Catholic University Australian Capital Territory Canberra Canberra campus
Australian Catholic University Victoria Ballarat Aquinas
Australian Catholic University Victoria Melbourne St Patrick’s
3 Charles Sturt University New South Wales Sydney Bathurst,Albury,Dubbo,Goulburn,Orange,Wagga Wagga,Parramatta,Manly, Broken Hill.
Charles Sturt University Victoria Melbourne Wangaratta
Charles Sturt University Australian Capital Territory Canberra Canberra campus
4 University of Notre Dame Australia Western Australia Fremantle Fremantle, Western Australia
University of Notre Dame Australia Western Australia Broome Broome, Western Australia
University of Notre Dame Australia New South Wales Sydney Sydney
5 Australian National University Australian Capital Territory Canberra Main Campus
6 University of Canberra Australian Capital Territory Canberra Main Campus
7 Macquarie University New South Wales Sydney Sydney CBD,Macquarie Park
8 Southern Cross University New South Wales Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour,Tweed Gold Coast, Sydney
Southern Cross University New South Wales Lismore Lismore
Southern Cross University New South Wales Tweed Heads Tweed Heads
9 University of Notre Dame New South Wales Sydney Fremantle,Broome, Western Australia,Sydney, New South Wales.
10 University of New England New South Wales Armidale Armidale
11 University of New South Wales New South Wales Sydney Kensington,Coogee, Botany, Cowan, Dee Why, Manly Vale, Fowlers Gap, Bankstown Airpor
University of New South Wales Australian Capital Territory Canberra Canberra campus
12 University of Newcastle (Australia) New South Wales Newcastle Newcastle,Callaghan
University of Newcastle (Australia) New South Wales Ourimbah Ourimbah
University of Newcastle (Australia) New South Wales Port Macquarie Port Macquarie,
University of Newcastle (Australia) New South Wales Sydney Sydney campus
13 University of Technology, Sydney New South Wales Sydney CBD Sydney
14 University of Western Sydney New South Wales Sydney Bankstown, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury campus, Parramatta
15 University of Wollongong New South Wales Wollongong Wollongong
University of Wollongong New South Wales Sydney Sydney
University of Wollongong New South Wales Shoalhaven Shoalhaven
University of Wollongong New South Wales Batemans Bay Batemans Bay
University of Wollongong New South Wales Loftus Loftus
University of Wollongong New South Wales Moss Vale Moss Vale
16 Charles Darwin University Northern Territory Darwin Casuarina,Alice Springs,Katherine,Nhulunbuy
17 Bond University Queensland Gold Coast Gold Coast
18 Central Queensland University Queensland Bundaberg Bundaberg
Central Queensland University Queensland Gladstone Gladstone
Central Queensland University Queensland Mackay Mackay
Central Queensland University Queensland Rockhampton Emerald
Central Queensland University New South Wales Sydney Sydney campus
Central Queensland University Queensland Brisbane Shire of Noosa,Rockhampton
19 Griffith University Queensland Logan Logan city,Brisbane,Nathan
Griffith University Queensland Gold Coast Gold coast,
Griffith University Queensland South Bank South Bank,Mount Gravatt
20 James Cook University Queensland Townsville Townsville
James Cook University Queensland Springfield Springfield
James Cook University Queensland Cairns Cairns
21 Queensland University of Technology Queensland Brisbane Brisbane City,Caboolture
22 University of Queensland Queensland Ipswich Ipswich
University of Queensland Queensland Gatton Gatton
University of Queensland Queensland Brisbane St Lucia
23 University of Southern Queensland Queensland Toowoomba Toowoomba
University of Southern Queensland Queensland Springfield Springfield
University of Southern Queensland Queensland Fraser Coast Region Fraser Coast
24 University of the Sunshine Coast Queensland Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs
25 Heinz College Australia South Australia Adelaide Adelaide
26 Flinders University South Australia Adelaide Adelaide
27 Torrens University Australia South Australia Adelaide Victoria Square
28 University of Adelaide South Australia Adelaide North Terrace,Urrbrae,Thebarton,
University of Adelaide South Australia Roseworthy Roseworthy
29 University of South Australia South Australia Adelaide Adelaide
University of South Australia South Australia Whyalla Whyalla
University of South Australia South Australia Mount Gambier Mount Gambier
30 University of Tasmania Tasmania Hobart Hobart
University of Tasmania Tasmania Launceston Launceston
University of Tasmania New South Wales Sydney Sydney
31 Deakin University Victoria Geelong Waurn Ponds, Waterfront
Deakin University Victoria Melbourne Burwood
Deakin University Victoria Warrnambool Warrnambool,Victoria
32 La Trobe University Victoria Melbourne Melbourne,Bundoora
La Trobe University Victoria Albury-Wodonga Albury-Wodonga
La Trobe University Victoria Bendigo Bendigo
La Trobe University Victoria Beechworth Beechworth
La Trobe University Victoria Shepparton Shepparton
La Trobe University Victoria Mildura Mildura
La Trobe University Victoria Mount Buller Mount Buller
33 Monash University Victoria Melbourne Clayton, Caulfield, Berwick, Parkville
Monash University Victoria Peninsula Peninsula
Monash University Victoria Churchill Gippsland
34 RMIT University Victoria Melbourne CBD, Brunswick, Bundoora
35 Swinburne University of Technology Victoria Melbourne Hawthorn, Lilydale, Prahran, Wantirna, Croydon
36 University of Ballarat Victoria Ballarat Ballarat and Mount Helen
University of Ballarat Victoria Ararat Ararat
University of Ballarat Victoria Horsham Horsham
University of Ballarat Victoria Stawell Stawell
37 University of Melbourne Victoria Parkville Parkville
University of Melbourne Victoria Southbank Southbank
University of Melbourne Victoria Burnley Burnley
University of Melbourne Victoria Werribee Werribee
University of Melbourne Victoria Creswick Creswick
University of Melbourne Victoria Dookie Dookie
38 Victoria University Victoria Melbourne CBD Melbourne
Victoria University Victoria Footscray Footscray
Victoria University Victoria St Albans St Albans
Victoria University Victoria Werribee Werribee
39 Curtin University Western Australia Perth Perth
Curtin University New South Wales Sydney Sydney
40 Edith Cowan University Western Australia Perth Perth,Bunbury
41 Murdoch University Western Australia Perth Perth
Murdoch University Western Australia Mandurah Mandurah
Murdoch University Western Australia Rockingham Rockingham
42 University of Western Australia Western Australia Perth Perth
University of Western Australia Western Australia Albany Albany
43 Universities Australia Victoria Melbourne Melbourne
Intake:
For most universities the academic year begins in February and the first semester concludes in June. Students then have a two- to four- week winter break before resuming their second semester studies in July. The Australian summer runs from December to February.

Useful Links
www.immi.gov.au
www.vfs-au-in.com
www.india.embassy.gov.au
www.studyinaustralia.gov.au
www.cricos.deewr.gov.au
Some other useful links are given below:

http://www.espireeducation.com/blog/popular-cities-for-study-in-australia/
http://www.espireeducation.com/blog/comparison-between-indian-and-foreign-mbas/
http://www.espireeducation.com/blog/comparison-countries-study-abroad/
http://www.espireeducation.com/blog/opportunities-for-engineers-in-australia/
http://www.espireeducation.com/blog/study-abroad-opportunities-for-doctors-and-health-professionals/
http://www.espireeducation.com/blog/top-10-careers-to-pursue-in-australia-after-completing-your-studies/

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Benefits of studying in Ireland

Ireland degrees are recognized world wide

Ireland is an English-speaking country with a long tradition of providing education for international students.
There are many specialist centres at Irish universities and Institutes of Technology, which have cutting-edge facilities and technologies to provide the skills and training that students need for access to ‘high-value’ employment after graduation.
Ireland offers a modern and multifaceted education system, which combines the best parts of Ireland’s rich heritage with its thriving, technologically adept society and a unique perspective on the future.

Part time work during studies
students are permitted to work in Ireland part time up to a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Work opportunities after studies
students may apply for work permit in Ireland once they finish their degree course. After completing studies in Ireland, a student is entitled to get 6 months of Graduate visa, which allows you to work full time and also look for a relevant job of their field.

Visa Requirement
Good academics
IELTS or TOEFL
Finance to support education
Genuine Intentions to Study in Ireland
From the 14th July, 2008, all student visa applications should contain a copy of an Electronic Transfer of Funds from the applicant to the Irish Bank of the college, showing details of beneficiary’s name, address, bank details and the same details for sender.

Any unsigned declarations, false information, forged or fraudulent documentation will result in the refusal of application and no appeal will be permitted.

In applying for a Student visa you must be able to show that:

You are enrolled on a privately funded course involving at least 15 hours of organized daytime tuition each week
You have paid the requisite fees to the college
You have the academic ability to follow your chosen course.
You have a level of English language sufficient to do so (except in the case of an application which is solely for an English language course)
You have immediate access to at least €7,000. This is the estimated cost of living in Ireland for a student for one academic year.
You must also demonstrate that you or your sponsor has ready access to an amount of at least €7,000 for each subsequent year of your studies, in addition to the course fees for each of those years.
You have private medical insurance.
You can account for any gaps in your educational history.
Your intention is to return to your country of permanent residence following completion of your studies in Ireland.
APPROVAL IN PRINCIPLE SCHEME

Under this scheme, applicants for a study visa from India, who have been accepted on to a HETAC (the Higher Education and Training Awards Council in Ireland) approved course, can apply for a study visa without having to pay the requisite college fees in advance.

Fees need only be paid when the visa application has been approved. Once evidence of the Electronic Fee Transfer has been submitted to the visa office New Delhi the visa will issue.

Applicants under this scheme should apply at least 5 weeks in advance of their date of course commencement to allow time for the Electronic Fee Transfer to take place.

visa processing time:
4 Weeks (Approval in Principle 5 Weeks)
Total Visa Fees:

SINGLE ENTRY VISA FEE – INR 4,300
MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA FEE- INR 7,100*
VFS (Visa Facilitation Services) HANDLING CHARGE – INR607
APPEAL made at VFS INR 200 per applicant charges. To be paid in cash at the time of appeal.

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English Requirement
A Minimum Score of 5.5 band in IELTS for under graduate studies at college level is required from Indian students who wish to apply for a study visa for Ireland.

Undergraduate degree courses require at least 6.0 band overall for direct admission. Most of the post graduate students are required to have 6.5 band over all for admission.

An equivalent score in TOEFL is also acceptable.

Fee Structure
Tuition fees for 2009/2010 for undergraduate, non-E.U. students at a higher education institution are as follows:
Course Average Fees
Medicine and related €31,000 – €45,000
Engineering €9,100 – €20,300
Science & Technology €9,100 – €16,500
Arts & Humanities €9,100 – €15,500
Business €9,000 – €15,500

Tuition fees for 2009/2010 for postgraduate, non-E.U. students at a higher education institution are as follows:

Course Average Fees (Postgraduate)

Course Average Fees (Postgraduate)

Medicine and related €12,035- €37,000
Engineering €9,150 – €18,000
Science & Technology €9,150 – €18,000
Arts & Humanities €8,900 – €20,000
Business €9,150 – €18,800

On average a student will spend between €6000 and €10,500per year depending on location and lifestyle.

Scholarship/ Bursaries

Some universities provide scholarship for research programs.

Undergraduate
Entry to undergraduate courses in Ireland is very competitive, and international students will need to have good results in their exams in order to acquire a place; particularly for the most exclusive programmes such as medicine – where three A-Level passes (grades A/B) in relevant subjects are required.

The minimum requirement for most degree level programmes is 3 grades Cs at A level or equivalent.

Many courses require applicants to have qualified in certain subjects during their school examinations. For example, engineering candidates usually need to have completed Maths and a science subject for their application to be considered.

In general, students ought to aim for higher than the minimum entry requirements in order to ensure they have a good chance of securing a place in their course of choice.
Postgraduate
Applicants for a postgraduate course in Ireland are generally required to have at least a 2.2 honours undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, while some courses may require a 2.1 or higher result. For some courses relevant work experience is a useful attribute, while for other courses (e.g. the MBA) it is a strict requirement.

PhD and other research programmes usually require a certain level of research experience for entry.

About Country
Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island in the world. It lies to the northwest of continental Europe and is surrounded by hundreds of islands and islets. To the east of Ireland is Great Britain, separated from it by the Irish Sea. The island is divided between separate jurisdictions: the Republic of Ireland, which covers just under five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, which covers the remainder and is located in the northeast of the island.

Irish culture has had a significant influence on other cultures, particularly in the fields of literature and, to a lesser degree, science and education. A strong indigenous culture exists, as expressed for example through native sports, Irish music and the Irish language, alongside a common Western culture, such as contemporary music and drama, and sports such as football, rugby and golf, and the English language.

Weather
The climate of Ireland can be summed up as being mild, moist and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes. The country receives generally warm summers and mild winters, and is considerably warmer than other areas on its latitude.

Transport
Most of the transport system in Ireland is in public hands, either side of the Irish border.

Two of the three main airports in Northern Ireland are privately operated and owned. The exception is City of Derry Airport, which is owned and funded by Derry City Council.

Ireland’s roads link Dublin with all the major cities (Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Belfast and Derry). Driving is on the left.

Some facts
CAPITAL: Dublin
CURRENCY: euro (€) (IEP)
LANGUAGE: English and Irish (Gaelic) are the two official languages of the Republic of Ireland. In Northern Ireland, English is the official language.
TIME DIFFERENCE: Ireland is 4.5 hours behind India.
INTAKE: February, May, July & September
CALLING CODE: + 353

Useful Links
www.educationireland.ie
www.vfs-ireland.co.in
www.visas.inis.gov.ie
www.irelandinindia.com
www.embassyofireland.in
www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland

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Study in Denmark

Denmark flagToday’s global challenges demand innovative solutions. Danish higher education combines traditional academic excellence with innovative teaching that will empower you to think, experiment and collaborate your way to new ideas and greater knowledge.
World-class education
Each year students from around the world come to Denmark to pursue a quality education in a friendly, safe and innovation-driven environment. What they gain are first-class international qualifications in areas such as engineering, life sciences, social sciences, IT and much more.
Excellence
The Danish educational system is designed to promote creativity, innovation, analytical and critical thinking. As a student in Denmark, you will be met by an up-to-date learning environment where you can learn from industry experts and undertake internships at globally recognized organizations.
Furthermore, global partnerships between higher education institutions, businesses, science parks and public research institutes ensure that study and research in Denmark reflect the latest knowledge and meet the needs of a global labor market.
Quality Assurance
Higher education in Denmark is regulated by the state. Like all public institutions, Danish educational institutions are subject to a process of evaluation. They enjoy a high degree of autonomy but are required to follow national regulations in terms of teacher qualifications, degree structures and examination processes.
Furthermore, many institutions have obtained international accreditation for their programs. All institutions of higher education in Denmark use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which facilitates international credit transfer.
Study in English
As an international student in Denmark, you can choose between more than 500 degree programs and 1000 courses taught entirely in English. You can study either for a full degree or add credits to your current degree. Subject areas cover a wide range of disciplines – science, technology, pharmaceutical sciences, business, architecture, design, humanities, and much more.
Tuition Fee
Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Annual tuition fees for full-time degree students range from DKK 45,000-120,000 (≈ USD 8,000-21,000 / Euro 6,000 to 16,000).
Accommodation
Some international students prefer to rent a room or a sub-let from a Danish student or landlord. Student halls of residence are also an option. Others rent an apartment or a house, which they share with friends. Whether you choose to live in a student residence, apartment or house you will have to cater for yourself. So don’t forget your recipe book! Cleaning (both your private room and the common facilities) and doing your laundry are also your own responsibility.
Student residences offer accommodation in a communal environment. This kind of living may be particularly suitable for international students who have just arrived and don’t know anyone yet. Besides, the rent for a room is generally cheaper than that of a private room.

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Benefits of Studying in Mauritius

Tuition fees starting from US $ 1500 only
Quality of education constantly monitored by the Tertiary Education Commissions (TEC)
Bilingual Workforce – English and French
Benefit from free transport and public health care services
Acquire work experience while working up to 20 hours weekly
Open Economy and Conducive Financial and Labour Laws
Excellent Infrastructure in Mauritius
Social and Political Stability
Positioned in a natural catastrophe-free zone and geographically safe from major natural disasters – warm tropical climate and without any severe weather changes
Exquisite Lifestyle with multi-cultural societies and limited cultural barriers
Tremendous effort from the local Government to make Mauritius THE knowledge hub of the Indian Ocean.
High concentration of foreign labour force (India, Bangladesh, China, UK…) in the Business District.

Capital (and largest city) : Port Louis
Time zone : MUT (UTC+4) or 4 hours Greenwich Mean Time & +3 hours Mid-European Time
Currency : Mauritian rupee (MUR)
Language : English is generally accepted as the official language of Mauritius and as the language of government administration, the courts and business. The constitution of Mauritius and all laws are written in English. The Mauritian population is multilingual; most Mauritians are equally fluent in English and French. In Mauritius people switch to languages according to the situation, French and English are favoured in educational and professional settings while Asian languages are used in socio-cultural activities and Creole or Bhojpuri as Mother tongue.
Demographics : The population estimate (as of 1 July 2012) for the whole republic is 1,291,456; the female population outnumbered the male population by about 19,430. Mauritius is a secular country and freedom of religion is a constitutional right
According to the 2011 census made by the Central Statistic Office, Hinduism is the major religion at 49%, followed by Christianity 32%, Islam 17% and Buddhist 0.4%.

Major Economy
The economy is based on tourism, textiles, sugar, and financial services. In recent years, information and communication technology, seafood, hospitality and property development, healthcare, renewable energy, and education and training have emerged as important sectors, attracting substantial investment from both local and foreign investors.

Mauritius has one of the most stable and successful economies in Africa and is ranked high in terms of competitiveness, investment climate, governance and freest economy, the Gross Domestic Product estimate was at $20.225 billion and GDP per capita income over $15,595 in 2012, one of the highest in Africa. Mauritius is an upper middle income economy with its GNI per capita at US$8,230 in 2011. For the fifth consecutive year, the World Bank’s 2013 Ease of Doing Business report ranks Mauritius first among African economies and 19th worldwide out of 183 economies in terms of ease of doing business.

Mauritius is one of the world’s top luxury tourism destinations. It possesses a wide range of natural and man-made attractions, enjoys a sub-tropical climate with clear warm sea waters, attractive beaches, tropical fauna and flora complemented by a multi-ethnic and cultural population that is friendly and welcoming. These tourism assets are its main strength, especially since they are backed up by well-designed and run hotels, and reliable and operational services and infrastructures. Mauritius received the World Leading Island Destination award for the third time and World’s Best Beach at the World Travel Awards in January 2012.Mauritius has also one of the highest rates of returning tourism visitors in the world.

Part Time Work
International students are permitted to work part time of 20hrs. /week. Students can earn up to US $ 200 – 500 monthly by working part-time.

Visa Requirements
A non-citizen wishing to study in Mauritius should in the first instance secure a seat in a tertiary educational institution or TVET institution registered respectively with Tertiary Education Commission or the Mauritius Qualification Authority, here in after referred to as recognized tertiary educational institution or TVET institution.

The following categories of persons are eligible for Student Visa:
A non-citizen enrolled on one or more programmes in a recognised tertiary educational institution or TVET institution to follow on a full-time basis specific modules
for one semester or two, a course leading to a certificate or diploma for a duration of a least one academic year.
A non-citizen enrolled in a recognised tertiary educational institution to follow full-time or part-time degree course at under-graduate level.
A non-citizen enrolled in a recognised tertiary educational institution to follow full-time or part-time course at postgraduate levels (including Masters, MPhil or
Doctoral level).
A non-citizen carrying out post Doctoral research.
A non-citizen coming to Mauritius on an exchange programme not exceeding one year with a recognised tertiary educational institution.

Cost of Living
Affordable cost of living makes Mauritius one of the most exciting destinations. Estimated costs of living is from approx US $250 per month.This includes accommodation, food, travel and pocket money.

Fee Structures
The courses in Mauritius offered by various intuitions are quite affordable. Cost of Tuition fees—ranging from US $ 1500 to 15500 per year approx.

Scholarship / Bursaries
Like any other nation of the world special scholarships are allotted in Mauritius for students to encourage higher education in them. The students who meet the criteria required for receiving the scholarships can apply for the one’s that suits their career interests. There are some special scholarships for the students in need of financial assistance and for those with exceptionally good academic background.

Useful Links
Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology
http://tertiary.gov.mu

Board of Investment

Tertiary Education Commission
http://tec.intnet.mu/index.php

Passport and Immigration office
http://passport.gov.mu

Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment
http://labour.gov.mu

Ministry of Health and Quality of Life
http://health.gov.mu

Mauritius Promotion and Tourism Agency
http://www.tourism-mauritius.mu

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Benefits of studying in USA

US universities and colleges are known for their academic excellence and quality assurance. A degree from an accredited US university is not only recognized but also sought after, by employers worldwide.
The long-term career prospects of a student are enhanced as the method of teaching is designed to apply theoretical knowledge and develop self-confidence, independent thinking and cross-cultural communication skills.
A large number of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships are also available to international students. They are also eligible to work part time during studies.
U.S. universities welcome international students for pursuing higher education in USA and have support systems to help students adjust comfortably to life in the U.S. Services at the international student office help student’s transition to the new environment. Support is offered through the year from organizing orientation programs to assistance with academic writing and building resumes as students get ready to graduate.
American universities are widely known for the quality of their teaching and research. The United States is the number one and largest destination for international students seeking higher education overseas. The education system in USA is the most versatile and flexible higher education system for international students in the world.
American universities are widely known for the quality of their teaching and research. The United States is the number one and largest destination for international students seeking higher education overseas. The education system in USA is the most versatile and flexible higher education system for international students in the world.

Part time work during studies
The student visa status allows students to work not more than 20 hours per week during semesters and not more than 40 hours per week during vacations with the permission of the international student office of the college or university in the U.S.

Work opportunities after studies
US Employment Rules for F1 students
Most international students in the United States hold an F-1 visa, which is the U.S. non-immigrant student visa. F-1 students are allowed to work in the United States, but only under certain conditions and in accordance with complex guidelines and restrictions issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

Generally, all employment is contingent on remaining within the terms and restrictions of F-1 visa. There are several categories of employment during the term of your stay as an F-1 student in the United States. On-campus employment is the most freely available, and then there are four categories of off-campus employment: optional practical training (OPT), curricular practical training (CPT), severe economic hardship, and approved international organizations.

Visa Requirement
Good academics
TEOFL/ IELTS /GMAT/GRE/SAT (As per the university requirement)
Finance to support education
Genuine Intentions to Study in USA
Passport
visa appointment Letter and CEAC barcode I-20, SEVIS fee to be paid (you can choose to pay on-line and the receipt is good enough to present at the visa interview)

visa processing time: Most of the time result or wait is suggested after the interview at visa counter.
Required Documents (US F1-visa)

Form I-20A-B, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status-For Academic and Language Students or Form I-20M-N, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M-1) Student Status for Vocational Students. You will need to submit a SEVIS generated Form, I-20, which was provided to by school.
Completed Application Form DS-156, DS- 157, DS -158, DSP- 2019 (IAP 166)
At certain U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad, nonimmigrant visa applicants are now required to apply for their visa using the new DS-160 Online Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, instead of the nonimmigrant application forms DS-156, 157, 158, and other related forms.
Passport valid for travel to the United States and with a validity date at least six months beyond the applicant’s intended period of stay in the United States
One colored photograph 2 X 2 inches square for each applicant, showing a full face, without head covering, against a light background.
Original TOEFL scores and SAT/ GRE/ GMAT scores whichever is applicable.
Spouses and minor children accompanying the student to the United States should bring marriage certificates, wedding photos, and birth certificates with them to the interview, to prove the relationship between themselves and the principal applicant.
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English Requirement
a) TOEFL score taken within the last 24 months with an overall Score of minimum 550 / 213 / 79 or above with the minimum validity of 6 months at the time of applying.

OR

b) IELTS score taken within the last 24 months with an overall score of minimum 6.0 (no band less than 5.5), with the minimum validity of 6 months at the time of applying.

If the student doesn’t satisfy the above criteria for English he will need to study ESL at AIC.

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Fee Structure
Tuition Fee Average $ 8,000 – $ 32,000 per year
Living expenses Average $ 8,000 – $ 12,000 per year

Scholarship/ Bursaries
The scholarship is made every year on the basis of the student’s academic achievements and recommendations of his / her teachers – or coaches, if the scholarship in question is awarded for sport activity. It is also necessary to consider general financial situation of the institution, which can change with time and depend on the economic situation in the country.

It is most often very difficult for international students to obtain aid in any form at Bachelor’s level. Hence, it is imperative that students who are financially sound or have brilliant academic background (including top-level scores in TOEFL/IELTS and/or SAT I and II) to consider further education at the bachelor’s level.
However, at the Master’s level, aid in several forms is available for international students. Almost 78% of students at the Master’s level in US universities get funding in some form or the other.
Most Doctoral level applicants get a complete tuition waiver along with a stipend or scholarship while pursuing their PhD programs. It is also possible for some universities to provide just the admission and no funding at all, based on their financial constraints and funding availability.

Academic Requirement
Each USA application must be given individual attention. I-20 is processed with extreme care and student attention is needed from day one of the process.
There is no fixed guideline for entry requirement in USA institutions.
For admission following points must be addressed carefully.
Documents required for Graduate Degrees.

Academics:
Academics:
a) Graduation Degree Certificate / Provisional Completion Certificate (4 Years).
b) Graduation Mark Sheets (4 Years) – Mark Sheets for each semester or Consolidated Mark sheet for all 4 years.
c) Exceptions to the requirement of a 4 year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution may be granted to students applying with three year degrees, in such cases the degree program will be evaluated for its equivalency as a measure of the individual’s preparedness for success in
their desired graduate program.
Proof of English Proficiency:
Proof of English Proficiency:
a) TOEFL score taken within the last 24 months with an overall Score of 550 / 213 / 79 or above with the minimum validity of 6 months at the time of applying.
OR
b) IELTS score taken within the last 24 months with an overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5), with the minimum validity of 6 months at the time of applying.If the student doesn’t satisfy the above criteria for English he will need to study ESL at AIC.
Personal Statement (Essay)
Letter of Recommendation:
Students are required to submit at least one recommendation letter preferably from a faculty member under who has taught the student in college / school.
Documents required for Undergraduate Degrees

Academics:
a) Higher Secondary (10+2) Mark Sheet & Pass Certificate
b) Senior secondary (10th) Mark Sheet & Pass Certificate
Proof of English Proficiency:
a) TOEFL score taken within the last 24 months with an overall Score of 525 / 197 / 70 and above with the minimum validity of 6 months at the time of applying.
OR
b) IELTS score taken within the last 24 months with an overall score of 5.5/ 6.0, with the minimum validity of 6 months at the time of applying.If the student doesn’t satisfy the above criteria for English he will need to study ESL at AIC.
Personal Statement (Essay)
Letter of Recommendation: Students are required to submit at least one recommendation letter preferably from a faculty member under who has taught the student in college / school.
Test Score reporting for GRE/ GMAT/ TOEFL/ SAT I/ SAT II
The following documents are required in original for all students irrespective of program they are applying for:

Bank Balance Certificate – Bank Letter in English (Printed only),
showing suggested amount for under graduate or Graduate applicant.Bank Balance Certificate should not be
more than 2 months old at the time of submission of the application.
Certificate of Finances: The certificate of Finance form has to be submitted by all students regardless of the program they are applying too. The Official Certification form is required to be filled, signed and stamped by the bank official incase the Bank Balance Certificate has not been submitted.Conditional Offer Letters and I 20s – The University can issue a Conditional Offer Letter & I 20 to the student under the following two circumstances:-(a) If the student is in the final year of study or has just completed the final year of study and is awaiting final term mark sheets and/or completion certificate.(Provided the student did not have any backlogs and has submitted all Seven semester m/sheets along with the bonafide certificate from the University / College)(b) If the student does not have proof of English proficiency (TOEFL / IELTS) or is waiting for the scores. In this case the student will need to fill in the American International College ESL for.Once the student has received the above documents, the same can be forwarded to process the request to waive the respective condition(s).
Points of Attention when submitting the Application

The complete application form and the Bank Certificate should be submitted in original.
The Student / Sponsor’s name to be in full and not abbreviated in any document.
The bank certificate should be printed and not hand written and should not have any cuttings or alteration on it.
The bank certificate should be submitted in original on the bank letterhead and should not be older than two months.
The amount mentioned in the bank certificate should be both in INR and USD.
The bank certificate and the Certificate of Finance should contain the bank’s contact details i.e. Address and Telephone numbers.
The name of the sponsor should be exactly same on all relevant documents i.e. Bank Certificate and Certificate of Finance.
If the student has more than one sponsor then the bank certificate and the Certificate of Finance should be submitted separately for all sponsors.

About Country
The United States of America is a country in North America. There are 50 states in the United States of America.

The US is the most preferred education destination among International students. The current 671,616 International students studying in diverse universities and institutions across US make it the number one choice of International student’s world wide. In totality there are 4276 Institutions in US out of which 1700 Universities & Institutions offer Master Degree & Ph D, 1700 Universities offer Bachelors.

The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.

Weather
As USA is a big country, its climatic condition varies from place to place. There will be temperate climate in most part of the country. Usually the southern and western half of the country will be warm than the other regions and extreme hot in summer. The eastern and northern half region will be extremely cold and heavy snowfall in winters and will be pleasant in summer.
Places like Hawaii and Florida will have tropical climate, freezing in places around Alaska and semi-dry in Great Plains west regions of Mississippi River and dry in Great Basin of the southwest region.
Transport
Cars in the US are far more cheaper than anywhere in the world. Gas prices in the US, even with the current rising prices are only half of most of the European countries.
Other transport modes include:
Greyhound Bus Lines
Amtrak Train Service
Flying
Sea
Some facts

CAPITAL : Washington, DC
CURRENCY: US Dollar ( $) (USD)
LANGUAGE Spoken: English is the de facto national language of the United States, with 82% of the population claiming it as a mother tongue, and some 96% claiming to speak it “well” or “very well”. However, no official language exists at the Federal level. People speak many languages all over the country including English, Spanish, French, and German etc.
TIME DIFFERENCE: 11.5 hours behind IST

Useful Links
www.vfs-usa.co.in
www.usief.org.in
www.collegeboard.org
www.ice.gov

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Why Study in New Zealand

Globally Recognised Qualifications
The education system in New Zealand is highly rated across the world. It is quality driven, innovative, timely and student-centric. Schools and universities in New Zealand offer word-class facilities, resources, and teaching staff. The degrees awarded are internationally recognised and valued, as a result of which thousands of students have chosen New Zealand as their study destination over the years.

Strict quality checks and government accreditation
There are several government checks and controls on the education system and institutions in New Zealand. Government bodies like NZQA and NZVCC regularly audit and approve all the qualifications being conferred as well as the quality of their delivery to students.

Safe and secure environment
Since 2002, the government of New Zealand has enforced a Code of Conduct for the Pastoral Care of International students, which lays down guidelines for the education providers and other stakeholders to follow, thereby ensuring the well-being of these students.

New Zealand has a warm, multi-cultural and tolerant society which makes it easier for foreign students to live and study here. The crime rates are amongst the lowest in the world.

Exceptional living standards
The cost of living is lower than in other similar developed countries like the US, Canada, the UK, and even the neighbouring Australia. A student pursuing a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in New Zealand will only incur half the expenses of what he would in the US or the UK. The quality of living is also very high with good healthcare, transport and recreational facilities.

English is spoken by about 98% of the population and the accent is also easy to grasp.

Good climatic conditions
New Zealand enjoys a benevolent, temperate climate. The summers are mild and the winters are cool. Kiwis are known for their love of adventure and outdoor life. You can also be a part of the healthy living that this country offers to its people.

Work Permit
Part-time work during studies
Full-time international students can work part-time up to 20 hours per week while studying. During vacations you can work up to 40 hours, provided the course you have enrolled for is of a minimum duration of 12 months. It is possible to earn up to NZ$12 per hour in wages.

Work opportunities after studies
If you have completed a course that gives you points under the Skilled Migrant Category of New Zealand, it’s possible to get an open work visa of 12 months for job search, and if you get a job offer during that period, you can very well apply for a work visa (2-3 years) and gain permanent residency.

Visa
If you need to stay in New Zealand for more than 3 months for your education then you require a student visa. International students looking to study full time (more than 20 hours of classes per week) should apply to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) for student visa.

If the course duration is more than one year the visa would be issued for only the first year or for the duration for which the tuition fee has been paid.

You need to have the following documents while applying for student visa:

Notification of acceptance into a full-time course at a government-registered NZ educational institute. You need to pay your annual or term course fee in advance and present the receipt.
Evidence of funds to show you can financially support yourself, i.e. pay for your study-related expenses or air tickets and meet your day-to-day needs. This works out to be NZ$10,000 yearly.
Meet the health and character requirements of New Zealand Immigration.
Hold a passport valid for at least 3 months past the end of your intended stay.
Proof that you intend to leave New Zealand after the completion of your course.
Present medical reports and PPC (Police Clearance Certificate).
Visa processing time:
2-4 weeks approximately

Total visa Fees: Rs. 11,000/-

Change in Fund Transfer Scheme (FTS) account opening process for New Zealand visa.
Effective from 1 October 2011.

Changes
When you receive Approval in Principal (AIP), open an FTS account; you need to submit a copy of AIP along with the reference number.

Your account will be opened and details will be sent to you only after a copy of your AIP is received by the bank.

Once you receive the account details, you can ask for fund transfer from India to your new account.

The bank will issue proof of funds letter to you once funds are received into the account.

English Requirement
A good command over spoken and written English is essential if you want to perform well in the universities here. Though IELTS/TOEFL scores are not mandatory for admission, a band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduate and that of 6.5/7.5 for post-graduate courses is desirable.

EXAM DIPLOMA BACHELORS GRAD DIP PG DIP/MASTER
IELTS 5.5-6.0 6.0- 6.5 6.0
(WRITING-6.0) 6.5 -7.0
(WRITING-6.0)
TOEFL (PAPER BASED) 550 550-575 550
(TWE-5.0) 575- 600 (TWE-5.0)
TOEFL (COMPUTER BASED) 213-233 233-247 233 250

Scholarship/ Bursaries
Mercer’s 2012 Cost of Living Survey ranks cities worldwide-1st place being the most expensive to live in. The Survey lists Auckland (56) and Wellington (74) as far better than other major global cities like Sydney (11), London (25) and New York (33). This shows New Zealand is affordable despite its high living standards and civic amenities.

Fee Structure
For each 1 year period:

Living costs

Primary Applicant – NZ$ 15,000
Spouse – NZ$ 4,200
Children – NZ$ 4,2000
There are not many scholarships for Indian students and there is stiff competition for the few that are available. Most of the scholarships for international students predominantly target Ph.D. and doctoral courses. A few of the available scholarships are given below. You can try for a suitable one.

Commonwealth Scholarship
BayerBoost Environmental Scholarship
NZ International Doctoral Research Scholarships
R.H.T. Bates Postgraduate Scholarship
Reserve Bank of NZ University Scholarship
NZ International Undergraduate Fees Scholarship
Bickerton-Widdowson Trust Memorial Scholarship
ZESPRI Horticultural International Scholarship
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Universities and courses
Qualifications earned in New Zealand are highly regarded internationally and the courses are designed with this in mind. Global Best Practice is the minimum standard.

New Zealand has 8 Universities in all, located in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. They are all public institutions and are part-funded by the government. They offer a broad range of subjects for undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses in science, commerce, and the humanities. The QS rankings place New Zealand universities among the World’s Top 50 for accounting and finance, computer science, civil engineering, economics, medicine, agriculture and forestry, and 13 other important disciplines.

In addition to this, there are 18 institutes of technology and polytechnics in all the main centres and leading provincial cities as well. There are also 600 private training establishments, including English language schools, located across the country.

Academic Requirement

Percentage Entry Requirement

Qualification MINIMUM % required
Certificate 50 – 60 % in class XII
Diploma 60 – 75 % in class XII
Bachelor 70- 75 % and above in class XII
Graduate Diploma 50 – 55 % in B. degree
Post Graduate Diploma 55 – 60 % in B. degree + a PG Diploma/Masters from a recognized University or relevant work experience
Masters degree 60% and above in Bachelor degree + a PG Diploma/Masters from a recognized University/ or relevant work experience
INTAKE:

The major intake is from February to July, with minor intake in November.

Ranking

There is no official ranking of Universities.

New Zealand – top choice for study, work and immigration
New Zealand has nature’s blessings in abundance- golden beaches, glaciers, luscious rainforests and snow-capped mountains- the country is full of stunning landscapes. A foreign student can look forward to an exciting outdoor life. It is also the youngest country in the world, the last to be discovered by man!
It has been ranked third in Global Peace Index of 162 countries and has low crime rates.
The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International students ensures you are well looked after and safe in New Zealand. It is a government initiative and is a formal guideline for education providers along with proper grievance redressal system for students.
New Zealand has 8 universities in all, with 7 featuring in the QS World Top 500 University Rankings. This is a great achievement for a nation with a population of only 4 million.
New Zealand attracts around 90,000 international students every year.
Students can take up part-time jobs, as per their visa provisions.
It is easy to get a work permit in New Zealand after your studies and later on you may even apply for permanent residency.
There are plenty of opportunities for skilled labour in New Zealand, with proper guidelines and support from the government.
Forbes rated New Zealand first in their 2012 Best Countries for Business list.
The Kiwi dollar was among the top 25 rated sovereign currencies in the world (Standard and Poor’s).
Some more facts about New Zealand
Capital: Wellington
Official languages: English and Maori
Currency: New Zealand Dollars ($) (NZD)
International calling code: +64
Time Difference: 7 hours 30 minutes ahead of IST
Climate: An average temperature of 20-30 degrees Celsius in summers, and that of 10-15 degrees Celsius in winters.

University Name City Campus Location
Auckland University of Technology Auckland Auckland
Lincoln University Canterbury Lincoln
Massey University Palmerston North Palmerston North, Wellington, Auckland
University of Auckland Auckland Auckland
University of Canterbury Christchurch Christchurch
University of Otago Dunedin Dunedin
University of Waikato Hamilton Hamilton
Victoria University of Wellington Wellington Wellington

Useful Links
http://www.newzealandeducated.com/in/en/institutions_courses
This link is helpful for finding courses offered by universities. It’s a quick course search website.

http://www.newzealand.com/travel/destinations/new-zealand-map/interactive_map_home.cfm
The map on this website can give correct information about the travel distance between cities.

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications/courses/index.html
This website gives information about the courses and levels of the programs
http://www.kiwiquals.govt.nz/index.do

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Study in Germany

germany flagThe Federal Republic of Germany lies in the heart of Europe and is a cosmopolitan, democratic country with a great tradition and a lively present. Germany has one of the world’s strongest economies and offers an innovative research and education landscape. At the same time it has a strong creative economy and a dynamic cultural scene. Germany is the European Union’s most populous nation with 82 million inhabitants.
The German Higher Education System
University of applied sciences, college of technology, university, university of cooperative education – the German higher education system has many facts, many different types of institution. This diversity enables students to select the best course for their needs. If you put more emphasis on practical knowledge, then you will be in good hands at a university of applied sciences; if you are interested in theoretical research, then a university is the place for you.
Studying as an International Student
Germany is one of the leaders in the international competition for the world’s best brains. It has got a lot to offer. With more than 300 institutions of higher education it is one of the leading countries in the field of research, science and technology.
The standard of higher education in Germany is rated as first. The renowned tradition of German universities dates back to the 14th century and ensures an outstanding level of education and research. Products of German companies, especially machine tools, motor vehicles and electrical engineering products are leading in the international market.
Study in English
Studying in Germany no longer means studying in German medium alone, over 300 International Degree Programs offer courses which are entirely or partly taught in English. These courses are offered in various disciplines, especially in Engineering, natural sciences, computer sciences and economics and lead to internationally recognized Bachelor or Master degrees or even to a PhD.
Costs
Universities are state-funded, therefore, low tuition fee is charged. You only have to bear your living expenses, such as accommodation, food, transport and health insurance. Special student discounts for various services help to make studying in Germany less expensive than you would have expected. Germany has much more earning opportunities while being student as compared to other traditional countries for higher education.
Low cost of living. German government allows students to be employed and be given the minimum standard of pay. So for the first year of study in Germany, in addition to the 10,000 mark that you prepared for your cost of living, the remaining amount will come from your wage.
Tuition Fee
The tuition fees charged by the State Funded University would range from 500 to 800 Euros per semester, private university 1500 Euros to 12000 Euros and for MBA 500 Euros to 30000 Euros. There are few states in Germany having no tuition fee for Bachelors, Masters & PhD’s.
Earn during your Studies
Germany is known for its industrial hub (Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Hannover, Bonn, etc.) Many world famous German companies such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, Porsche, DPWN, Daimler-Chrysler, Volkswagen, Siemens, Bosch, SAP etc, provide excellent career opportunities to one and all. Many institutions of higher education give offer students the opportunity to do internships or carry out research in industry. Thousands of supplier companies to these big giants also keep their doors open to the international talents.
As a full-time student you are allowed to work part-time for 90 days (180 half days) in one year without a work permit.
Accommodation
There are two types of student accommodation in Germany: dormitories located on or near the university campus and private accommodation in a flat or an apartment. To save money and to get bigger flats, students often set up an apartment-sharing community and live together. This enables them to stay without their parents.
Rental charges currently range from €180 to €250 per month, including costs for electricity, gas, water etc. If rooms are furnished, the landlord is likely to ask for a deposit which is usually of one month’s rent. This is returned to you on departure, as long as the room is left in a satisfactory condition and all rent payments have been made.

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Benefits of studying in Singapore

Singapore degrees are recognized world wide. The reasons that make Singapore a preferred study destination:

Multi religious nation
Stable Economy
Infrastructure and Accessibility
A Multicultural Nation with a High Quality of Life
A Vibrant City Lifestyle
The cost of living is comparatively lower than that of other countries.
World class education at an economical price – cost of education also being comparatively lower than that of other countries.

Part time work during studies
International students are normally not permitted to work part time during their studies unless the college offers them an internship. This is quite common in Singapore institutions. Please contact Espire Educations for details.

students studying in National Universities and Government owned Polytechnics are allowed to work part time up to a maximum of 16 hours per week.

Work opportunities after studies
More than 7000 MNCs along with 100,000 small & medium companies have set up their base in Singapore. Thus Singapore offers limitless career and networking possibilities to the students studying there. Singapore enjoys a very high employment rate.

“With the rise in job vacancies and low unemployment, the seasonally adjusted ratio of job vacancies to unemployed persons hit a decade-high with 138p job openings for every 100 job seekers in Dec 07” – taken from Ministry of Manpower, Singapore website Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate International students in Singapore to be considered for an Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC) by Ministry of Manpower Singapore (MOM), they must possess selected university qualifications.

The Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC) allows foreigners to stay in Singapore for up to one year to facilitate their job search in Singapore. Successful EPEC applicants are required to apply for a one-year Visit Pass from the Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) to allow them to stay in Singapore for 1 more year. EPEC or 1 Year Visit Pass does not allow or certify the holder to work in Singapore. Once candidate secures an employment, the employer is required to submit an Employment Pass application to the Work Pass Division for consideration. Candidate can only start working after the Employment Pass application has been approved. EPEC is issued on a one-time basis and is non-renewable.

Visa Requirement
Good academics
Finance to support education
Genuine Intentions to Study in Singapore

While making the Singapore student visa application, the total expenses for the first year of qualification plus plan for following year/s of study has to be shown which includes tuition fees & living expenses for course duration. These funds can be shown only in liquid forms.

visa processing time for visa varies from 4- 6 working weeks. Downloads:

visa Forms
Checklist

English Requirement
Not mandatory however certain request for official English score of IELTS/ TOEFL.

Fee Structure
Under Graduate Studies Universities: 13,000.00 – 18,000.00 SNG$ per year
Colleges: 10,000.00 – 15,000.00 SNG$ per year Post Graduate Studies Universities: 15,000 .00 – 22, 000.00 SNG$ per year
Colleges: 12, 000.00 – 18,000.00 SNG$ per year

Academic Requirement
Most of the universities in Singapore admit international students from countries like India, Malaysia, Nepal and Hong Kong etc.
students must have completed at least twelve years of education before applying for under graduate courses at Singapore universities.
Applications for admissions are available from October the preceding year to March.
Though SAT scores are not required for international students, mentioning the scores help gain entry easily.

About Country
Singapore is a home to millions of Chinese, Malaysian, Indian and Eurasian people. The country has a multiracial society with current population of about 4.5 million which the Government plans to increase to 6.5 millions. Home to the busiest port in the world and the 3rd largest financial trading hub Singapore has been ranked as the most preferred destination in terms of quality of living,.

Singapore has been ranked as the most preferred destination by Asian expatriates in terms of quality of living.

Weather
A tropical rainforest climate, also known as an equatorial climate, is a type of tropical climate in which there is no dry season. Tropical rainforest climates have no pronounced summer or winter; it is hot and wet throughout the year and rainfall is heavy and falls throughout the afternoon frequently.

Average daily temperatures are at around 27°C throughout the year. Extensive cloud cover and heavy rainfall prevent diurnal temperatures from rising much over 33°C.

Rainfall is heavy and is usually convectional.

Transport
Transport within Singapore is mainly land-based. Almost all parts of Singapore are accessible by road, including islands such as Sentosa and Jurong Island. The other major form of transportation within Singapore is rail: the Mass Rapid Transit which runs the length and width of Singapore, and the Light Rail Transit which runs within a few neighbourhoods. The main island of Singapore is connected to the other islands by ferryboat services.

Road:
In Singapore, cars and other vehicles drive on the left side of the road, as in neighbouring Malaysia.

Some Facts
CAPITAL: Singapore
CURRENCY: Singapore dollar ($) (SGD)
LANGUAGE: Malay, Chinese (Mandarin), Tamil and English
TIME DIFFERENCE: 2 hours 30 minutes ahead of IST
CALLING CODE: +65

Useful Links
www.ica.gov.sg
www.mom.gov.sg

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