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Indian students continue to fly abroad despite COVID; smaller, less-impacted countries get a boost

November 4, 2020 10:08:08 am

While traditional destinations like US, UK, Canada, and Australia are expecting a decline in the number of international applications this year, smaller countries have already received more Indian applicants. Campuses in New Zealand, Sweden, Israel etc have begun reopening for foreign students

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Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over

October 26, 2020 5:25:06 pm

2016 marked the start of a steep decline of new enrollees, something expected to continue with fresh rules limiting student visas, competition from other countries, and a haphazard coronavirus response. The effect on the workforce will be considerable, experts predict, no matter the outcome of November's election.

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Planning for overseas education during Covid-19? Here’s how to prepare

October 25, 2020 6:25:30 pm

It is important for applicants to stay alert, watch the situation, analyze their options, and most importantly, utilize this time to stay up to date with your preparation.

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Israel launches PhD sandwich programme with scholarship up to Rs 17 lakh

October 17, 2020 3:04:02 pm

Selected students will get an annual scholarship of 80,000 NIS per year (Rs 17 lakh approx). Interested candidates must apply directly to the relevant Israeli university. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the university by February 15, 2021.

Indian-origin Srikant Datar named Dean of Harvard Business School

October 10, 2020 10:15:01 am

Datar, an alumnus of the University of Bombay and IIM-Ahmedabad, is the second consecutive dean hailing from India to lead the prestigious 112-year-old institution.

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UK opens new ‘simplified’ points-based student visa route

September 11, 2020 12:46:16 pm

The new Student Route improves on the previous Tier 4 route by making it more streamlined for sponsoring institutions and their students, creating clearer pathways for students, and ensuring the UK remains competitive in a changing global education market.

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Visas granted to Indian students to study in UK more than doubles

August 28, 2020 2:30:13 pm

The UK's new post-study work visa, or Graduate Route, comes in force from the 2020-21 academic year. It can further boost Indian student applications to UK universities, given the option of being able to apply for work at the end of a degree course.

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Covid effect: 61% students defer plan to study abroad, says study

August 22, 2020 11:23:02 am

The findings are part of an ongoing survey by QS of prospective international students and how the Covid crisis has impacted their study plans.

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India’s Ambassador to the US urges students not to panic as COVID-19 pandemic is temporary

August 20, 2020 7:42:53 pm

These unprecedented times should in fact inspire us to work harder and contribute towards building a self-reliant, modern, prosperous and happy India. For the hundreds of challenges we face, we have the capacity to provide billions of solutions, said Taranjit Singh Sandhu

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Indian students struggle to access Covid-19 hardship funds in UK: Study

August 20, 2020 9:20:52 am

As international students, we are suffering from financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. We don't have part-time jobs and our family members are unable to support us in this pandemic. At the moment we are forced to use [the] food bank and [are] struggling with accommodation costs, a student said

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DAAD 2020: Indo-German research collaboration fellowship applications are open

July 24, 2020 12:11:45 pm

DAAD 2020: India-German research collaboration fellowship is inviting application. Interested applicants will have to send their applications via the university or college they are enrolled in at ugcic2@gmail.com by August 4.

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World will impatiently need you, writes Dean, US-based engineering college to international students

July 10, 2020 1:01:10 pm

'As we navigate these uncertain times together, please do not forget that your future as engineering graduates is brighter than ever before. Indeed, an important lesson we learned during this unprecedented crisis is the vital role that science and technology play,' wrote the dean.

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Applications open for Japanese Govt Scholarship Program 2021, an all expense covered grant

July 6, 2020 5:16:02 pm

Students will get an allowance of 1,17,000 yen per month. A supplemental regional allowance of 2,000 yen or 3,000 yen per month will be added to the monthly scholarship amount for the grantees studying or conducting research in specially designated regions.

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UK report calls for four-year post-study visas to attract more Indian students

June 16, 2020 1:00:27 pm

Under the current rules, the UK is set to open up a new “Graduate” visa route, commonly referred to as a post-study visa, for the 2020-21 intake to UK universities.

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Will COVID boost ‘study in India’ and will ‘study abroad’ take a backseat?

June 6, 2020 3:35:14 pm

Even if half of the outbound students consider applying for admissions in India, the cut-offs for admissions will go higher than normal. Here is what to do to keep your study abroad plan on track without wasting a year and still stay safe.

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Lawmakers urge Trump admin to ensure international students can enroll for Fall classes

June 3, 2020 11:06:46 am

With more than 200,000 students, India accounts for the second largest number of international students in the US.

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Fee-waivers, IELTS relaxation: What are foreign universities offering to enroll international students

May 29, 2020 10:55:02 pm

From fee-waivers to online courses, from virtual tours to provisional admissions and the option to join on-campus at any time, foreign universities are luring Indian students who make the second-highest influx of international exchange. But is it a wise option to study abroad this session?

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Virtual graduation ceremony for Indian students in US in time of coronavirus pandemic

May 23, 2020 6:32:37 pm

Organised by the Embassy of India Student Hub, the event was aimed at recognising the students' academic accomplishments and boosting their morale in the face of the continuing uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

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Times Higher Education to offer free placement, counsulation services to international students

May 23, 2020 6:30:10 pm

Both THE and SI-UK will hold a free webinar on May 27 on 'International Students in the UK and Covid-19: What Happens Next?'. THE in an official statement said that the webinar aims to provide a clear picture to Asian students contemplating studying in the UK.

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New South Wales to provide accommodation for stranded international students

May 23, 2020 6:31:07 pm

A new 24/7 international student support service, through the NSW Government COVID-19 hotline (13 77 88), will offer free advice and information about other measures

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Taking up the challenge of studying overseas amid coronavirus pandemic

May 23, 2020 6:24:08 pm

What will be the future of those Indian students who are courageous enough to take that step, possibly beginning courses online or stepping off a plane into a still emerging reality?

Activities to do during lockdown that can add up in your portfolio

April 14, 2020 2:38:12 pm

Once you begin to think about it, there’s no limit to the number of activities that you can participate in during the COVID lockdown and here is a list of activities which can keep you busy and add in your portfolio

Coronavirus: Big relief for Indian students studying in Australia

April 5, 2020 5:29:49 pm

The government relaxed working hours for international students allowing them to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight from May 1 this year

UK vs US vs Canada: Countries to choose for STEM courses

April 5, 2020 3:45:51 pm

Here are some STEM courses offered at undergraduate level by major countries include United Kingdom, United States of America (USA), and Canada

Coronavirus: Study abroad dreams shattered or delayed; students look for plan B

April 6, 2020 9:59:15 am

According to counsellors, the situation looks grim and might affect long term plans for many

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