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Oxford and Cambridge among top four global unis

1 Aug at 9 AM

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The UK’s two leading universities have been rated among the top four in the world by a leading UK education magazine. The Times Higher Education (THE) university listings for 2013 ranked Cambridge University third and Oxford University fourth. Cambridge attained the same ranking that it had held for the last two years. Oxford leapt up...

UK aims for more international students

30 Jul at 9 AM

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A UK government initiative launched yesterday aims to increase the numbers of overseas students enrolled at academic institutions in the country. The programme called International Education, Global Growth and Prosperity has been designed to attract 20 per cent more foreign students than current numbers. According to the Times Higher...

China students abroad prefer the US

25 Jul at 9 AM

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A student organisation headquartered in China says the US is the number one destination for students taking higher education courses abroad. Research by the Education International Cooperation Group found that 28 per cent of Chinese students who planned to go abroad for degree programmes named the US as their preferred destination. The UK...

Plunging rupee triggers rise in scholarship requests

23 Jul at 12 PM

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Educational organisations in India say the plummeting rupee has triggered a rise in applications for scholarships for overseas study courses. The American Alumni Association (AUA) says that despite the final date for scholarship applications for the coming academic year having passed, it is still receiving fresh ones every day. AUA...

Western Union adds tuition payment nations

18 Jul at 9 AM

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Western Union announced this week that it had added two more international portals for students studying abroad to pay their tuition fees. The global finance company says it has reached agreement with banks in China and South Korea which will enable students to pay their overseas tuition fees in their countries’ own currencies. Chinese...

US university cancels Egypt study courses

16 Jul at 11 AM

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The University of California (UC) announced last week that it was cancelling forthcoming study abroad programmes in Cairo. Overseas studies director, Ines DeRomana, said the university had decided to pull the plug on the courses due to the ongoing politically motivated troubles in the Egyptian capital. The move will affect 22 UC students...

Sliding Rupee stops Indian graduates coming home

11 Jul at 12 PM

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The speedy decline of the Indian rupee over the past year has prevented more than a few Indian graduates from returning home after completing overseas courses. Indian students had to borrow more rupees last year to pay for courses in locations such as the UK and US. The falling rupee has impacted India’s economy and MBA graduates say...

Wales uni to offer student exchange in Texas

9 Jul at 9 AM

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Swansea University has reached a landmark deal with leading US academic institutions to set up joint research and student exchange programmes. The Welsh uni will pool strategic resources on research with three of its counterparts in Texas. Professor Richard Davies is Swansea’s vice-chancellor and he said that the tie-up would cover the...

Studying abroad gets yes vote from psychologists

4 Jul at 12 PM

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Research carried out by psychologists at a prestigious German university has found that studying abroad is extremely beneficial for students. A study team at the country’s Jena University found students who were planning to, or had, studied abroad were more outgoing and had more developed personalities. To ensure their results were...

US student dies in Egypt clashes

2 Jul at 9 AM

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A US student on a summer internship in northern Egypt lost his life on Friday when a demonstration turned violent. Andrew Pochter, 21, was on a summer programme in the city of Alexandria with US non-profit organisation Amideast. Pochter, who came from the town of Chevy Chase in Maryland, was on an Amideast programme that offers English...

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