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Malaysia To Encourage Investors In Setting Up New International Schools

Malaysia Education Ministry has reiterated its stand to encourage and help foreign investors in setting up new international schools outside the Klang Valley area. P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister for Education, while speaking at the opening of a new international school said, his Government is committed to welcome investment in international school provision available in the country. “We have about 116 international schools nationwide. The ministry also has approved a few more and we welcome any investors who would like to set up the school away from Klang Valley,” The Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley regions have attracted expatriates and international schools. Almost 23% of Malaysia’s international schools are located in Kuala Lumpur and hence government is making efforts to attract investment to other areas. According to Sami Yosef, the head of Southeast Asia research at the ISC, “Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley is already developing at a pace, supported by government aspirations to make it a leading global metropolis,” “Beyond Klang Valley there are many opportunities across Malaysia where current demand is not met by the supply of schools, for example in Sepang, Sungai Buloh and Penang.” Minister Kamalanathan said that his Ministry would offer advice and consultation to expand education facilities in Malaysia. He also said that more education providers are interested in setting up international schools; his ministry received two proposals to set up international schools in Kluang and Batu Pahat in Johor.For more updates follow us on  Facebook ,Twitter ,  Google+ , LinkedIn

24 August, 2016 Read more...
Indian Students Going To The UK & US Varsities To Increase By 50%

As per a survey conducted by Cialfo, a Singapore-based education technology (edtech) the number of Indian students going overseas for under-graduate and post-graduate programs is expected to increase by 50 percent over the next five years. This shift can be attributed to the significant improvement in the economic conditions of the Indian families. The inclination of the Indian Students towards getting higher education in foreign countries has been increased over the past few years. The students are willing to take an edge ahead of others by shaping their career path and enhancing their skills for getting better job prospects in the top sectors, both in India and abroad. With the prospect of helping Indian students in securing admission in various US & UK universities, Cialfo, is looking ahead to tie up with a couple of Delhi-based educational institutions. A British Council report stated that there were approx 21,000 Indian students in the UK during 2013-14. As per the ‘Institute of International Education’, during the year 2014-2105, there were around 627,306 Asian students in the US out of which 132,888 were Indians. For more updates follow us on  Facebook ,Twitter ,  Google+ , LinkedIn

13 August, 2016 Read more...
UK Education More Attractive Due To Weaker Pound Post-Brexit

Sixty-one percent of surveyed students suggest that their interest to study in the United Kingdom is because of the current weak value of the Pound. Some 43 prospective international students opined that their decision to study in the UK was affected post the popular mandate of ‘Brexit.'  According to the survey conducted by Hobsons, some 83 percent of students said that after the results of ‘Brexit’ were announced, the United Kingdom seems less likely for them. The study was based on 1014 prospective students who enquired with UK Universities for higher education. Among them, 87 percent were from the non-EU nations. The UK universities consider international students as a strategic opportunity. Jeremy Cooper, managing director of Hobsons EMEA, has stated that Market circumstances for international students seem to be tough, and universities must disseminate information that UK Universities are more welcoming and provide practical guidance to students.For more updates follow us on  Facebook ,Twitter ,  Google+ , LinkedIn

10 August, 2016 Read more...
Denmark- Ranked As The Happiest Nation Of The World

According to the World Happiness Index, Denmark has been ranked as the leading country for having the happiest population. For the year 2016, Denmark is declared as the winner, followed by Switzerland, Iceland, and Norway. Afghanistan, Togo, Syria are the unhappiest nations and Burundi comes in last at 157th.The researchers have come up with the list, based on answers to evaluation questions in the poll. The “Cantril ladder” used in the survey, asks people to imagine a ladder, with steps numbered from zero at the bottom to 10 at the top. The top represents that you have the best possible life and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. This scale represents the reasonable standpoint of your life. In short, researchers asked people to explain about their ranking on their own. The answers of the respondents were weighed based on other factors such as levels of GDP, generosity, freedom, life expectancy social support and corruption. The results were later compared with ‘Dystopia’ - an imaginary place or state shaped by the researchers’ team where everyone is depressed and unpleasant. This unhappy fictional kingdom allows all respondents to remain optimistic in the six factors mentioned above. Dystopia is a benchmark used by many countries to make a better graph. The index looks effective as it gauges more than economic factors. For more updates follow us on  Facebook ,Twitter ,  Google+ , LinkedIn

05 August, 2016 Read more...
Australia Grants $20M For Research Scholarships

The Australian Government has announced funds worth $20M to its Universities, for over 300 International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS).This helps international students who embark on postgraduate research programs, to gain experience by working with the foremost Australian researchers.IPRS applies to all international students except New Zealand students, who undertake a two-year master’s program or three years research doctorate. The  scholarship covers tuition fees and health insurance.The individual universities manage the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scheme on behalf of the Department of Education and Training. The beneficiaries must apply for this scheme  at their respective universities, and each university has its own selection process. The Australian Postgraduate Award applies to commencing IPRS recipients. International Students in their best interest must consult their Universities regarding application procedures.For more updates follow us on  Facebook ,Twitter ,  Google+ , LinkedIn

04 August, 2016 Read more...
International Students Constitute 12% Of Germany Student Population

International Students in Germany constitute some 12 percent of the total student population. That amounts to 321,569 foreign students in German Universities. According to the latest annual Wissenschaft Weltoffen, by DAAD and DZHW, the Chinese students topped in numbers for the first time. India overtook Russia to become the second biggest source for the country. Presently, there are some 30,000 Chinese students studying in Germany. The total number of international students was 177,949 at universities in 2015; it is an increase of 10,815 over the previous year. The international students pursuing masters increased by 15 percent in 2015, reaching a total of 61,448 students in Germany. The Bachelors’ program attracted very few international students, but in spite of that, international students’ enrollment increased by 8 percent. In the universities of applied sciences, the number of international students was much lower than other universities. The total students account for 35319 in these universities, compared with 15,814 in other universities.Russia takes the position of third by 11,534 students. Austria (9,875) and France (7,305) take the position in the top five countries. According to DAAD survey, 72 percent of Indian students and 76 percent of Russian students have intentions to live in Germany after completion of education.For more updates follow us on  Facebook ,Twitter ,  Google+ , LinkedIn

04 August, 2016 Read more...
UK Launches New Tier 4 Visa Pilot Scheme For Students

The United Kingdom has come up with a new pilot visa program, which enables international students studying in top universities to stay in the country, up to six months post-completion of their course. The pilot program, called the Tier 4 Visa Pilot Scheme, launched benefits for international students in the United Kingdom. Students enrolled in Masters Programs of Imperial College London, or Cambridge and Oxford Universities, will have the advantage of this new provision.        The program is managed by the respective university that gives students an opportunity  to stay in the UK for six months. Further, it also allows students to carry on some research work, study, or try to establish a start-up. Alice Gast, the Professor of Imperial College London’s president, stated that “This pilot scheme is an encouraging step forward. The ability to stay on for six months will bring benefits to the students and to the country, as our talented graduates will be able to pursue their entrepreneurial ideas, further study or add to the UK’s talent pool,” The new scheme will be applicable for international students commencing their study programs in 2016-17 or 2017-18. It is for the Master's program with course duration of 13 months or less. This program will be run for two years, and could be revamped after that.For more updates follow us on  Facebook ,Twitter ,  Google+ , LinkedIn 

30 July, 2016 Read more...
USA Student Visa

A foreigner, who wants to come into the United States of America, should obtain a visa first. For a  temporary stay non immigrant visas and for permanent residence- an immigrant visa. To study in the US the candidate should have a student visa. The course of study and the type of school which candidate plans to attend will determine whether an F-1 visa or an M-1 visa is required for the candidate. To Enter The United States To Attend You Need The Following Visa Category     University or College F High School   Private Elementary School   Seminary   Conservatory   Another Academic Institution, including a Language Training Program   Vocational or other Recognized Non Academic Institution, other than a Language Training Program M The Students who intend to study in the US cannot travel on Visa Waiver Program or with Visitor Visas Citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) or on visitor (B) visas. They can only travel if they have to undertake the frivolous study as a part of a tourist visit using a visitor visa (B). Enrollment for such short study programs credits towards a degree or an academic certificate. Any study (for a short duration) which leads to a U.S. conferred degree or certificate is not permitted on a visitor (B) visa.Acceptance Of Students At SEVP Approved School:Before a candidate applies for an F or M student visa to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, he/she should first apply for and get acknowledged by an SEVP approved school. When the U.S. school accepts the candidate that he/she  plans to attend, later get registered in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). An SEVIS I-901 Fee must be paid. The U.S. school shall provide the candidate with a Form I-20 to submit to the counselor officer when the candidate attends a visa interview.If the applicant’s spouse and/or children wish to live in the United States along with the applicant, they must obtain individual Form I-20s. They do not require paying the SEVIS fee. Applying For The Visa:Following are several steps to apply for a US Student visa:Online Non-Immigrant Visa Application (Form DS-160): Candidate must fill this form online and get a printed copy of the confirmation page.Upload your photo while completing the online Form according to the mentioned format.Schedule an Interview with the US embassy/consulate in the nearby area. If Your Age Is Then An Interview Is     13 and Younger Generally not required 14-79 Required (some exceptions for renewals) 80 and Older Generally not required New Students: F-1 and M-1 student visas can be given in advance of 120 days of the applicant’s course start date. The candidate won’t be allowed to enter US in the status of F-1 or M-1 before 30 days before the course starts.Continuing Students:Students under this category can renew their visas any time, as long as their student status is maintained and SEVIS records are up to date. Continuing students are allowed to enter the country anytime before their course starts. Required Documents: A valid Passport (for more than one people separate applications are required.DS-160 Confirmation Page.Fee payment receipt for the application.If upload of Photo fails, applicant must bring along his/her photo.School’s confirmation form (Form I-20) of acceptance, for the applicant and spouse.Transcripts, certificates, diplomas or degrees from schools applicant has attended. Standardized test scores mandatory by the applicant’s U.S. school.Applicant’s intent to depart from the country after the completion of his/her course.Proofs of funds to pay educational, living and travel expenditures.Crossing the DHS and CBP to enter into the US:Just an approved F-1 or M-1 visa alone will not permit the applicant to enter the country. Candidate should get clearance from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to allow the candidate to cross the port-of-entry. Once allowed to pass the port-of-entry CBP officials provide an admission stamp or Form I-94, Arrival/Departure record. After the end of applicant’s course, if the applicant fails to depart from the US on time it will result in making the applicant ineligible for any future visas.Changing the status to another nonimmigrant category: An applicant can change his/her status from USCIS while living in the US. This change doesn’t require a new visa. If an applicant can’t stay in the US while USCIS processes the status change request, he/she must apply for a visa at US Consulate/Embassy.For more updates follow us on  Facebook ,Twitter ,  Google+ , LinkedIn 

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