As many as 84 per cent of schools surveyed reported that most of their students had changed their minds about their first-choice destination or university – largely as a result of general uncertainty, difficulties with travel or financial hardship caused by the pandemic.
The US has already issued 62000 Indian student visas in 2021. With the US presidential proclamation coming to an end on November 8, applications for all types of visas will become eligible.
While traditionally the ‘study abroad dream’ was largely restricted to America, the UK and Europe, there has been an increased popularity of Asian universities among students from India aspiring to study abroad in recent years.
As per the university, for the $10,000 scholarship, students must have an SAT score of 1300, an IELTS of 7.0 or equivalent, a GPA of 3.5, and they have to additionally submit an essay.
For the undergraduate courses, the scholarship will be awarded at two levels. To be considered in the level one of £5,000 per year (up to £25,000) and level two £2,000 per year (up to £10,000), scholarship applicants need to hold their academic offer letter for the UG programme beginning in September 2021.
With most Chinese applications banned in India, many students have been forced to install virtual private networks (VPN) to access their classes. While online classes have been continuing, the students lack access to hands-on practical classes.
Foreign students (from India, Nepal, Philippines, etc) with an international fee status and European Union students starting their undergraduate course in 2021/22 are eligible for the scholarship.
The visa is designed for international graduates who have been awarded their degree from a recognised UK university to stay on and look for work for at least two years.
UK universities are preparing for the new semester in September 2021, with a range of measures expected to be in place for overseas students.
There has been growing anxiety among a sizeable number of Indian students aspiring to fly to the US for higher studies in view of certain restrictions in getting visa appointments due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 10-campus system, which has more than 280,000 students statewide, decided not to continue fighting a judge’s injunction issued last fall that barred it from considering the scores for admission even when they were submitted voluntarily
International students are currently exempt from Canada's COVID-19 travel rules. All students must be able to provide a valid study permit or a letter of introduction that shows they were approved for a permit, according to CTV news.
Owing to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, there is a possibility that the application procedure could be changed or stopped at a later stage, and the embassy may entirely cancel the selection of candidates of the scholarship programs
Submissions are judged on a monthly basis and successful candidates will have their scholarship applied to three years of full-time study, while superior submissions will be considered for £8,000 per year.
With a complete college admissions cycle running its course during the pandemic, experts weigh in on an admissions landscape that is more competitive than ever before
"We have set a target -- it is to have 20,000 Indian students in France by 2025, and we will make it. We want to bring French and Indian youth even closer," Minister Le Drian said.
Universities including Rutgers, Brown, Cornell, and Northeastern recently told students they must get vaccinated before returning to campus next fall.
The Bachelor's degree holder will be able to work for a maximum period of two years and three years for doctoral students, the UK government in its release mentioned. The route will be unsponsored, students without a job offer can also apply
Here is a look at the experiences of Indian students who were at foreign campuses as the world came to a halt due to the pandemic
As a result of a higher number of applications, the acceptance letters can take a longer time than usual. Further, the top choices including MBAs, data science, finance courses etc will be the toughest to get into. Many experts believe that the hybrid model is likely to stay and can result in increased access to foreign education for lower-middle-class Indians.
UK Government has demonstrated an urgency to implement the changes by launching a new student route in October 2020 and a skilled worker route from 1 December 2020.
India is the favourite destination for students from Africa, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. As per the Education Ministry data, Nepal sends the most number of students to India. Some of the foreign nationals claim to have opted for engineering education also due to less popularity of other streams taught here.
The optional essay will be discontinued after the June testing sessions. Nearly 2.2 million 2020 high school graduates took the SAT before the pandemic shut down schools, according to the College Board.
The students, in the letter, urged the Chinese government to permit them to return after following all COVID-19 protocols including the necessary tests and quarantine procedures.
On successful completion of the programme, students will receive a recognised CertHE qualification from the University of Cambridge, and with suitable attainment can progress to degrees in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Cambridge without the need to apply to the University again.