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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...

UK unis slam bond plan for foreign students

27 Jun at 9 AM

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Universities in the UK have slammed the government’s plans to introduce a deposit for overseas students and visitors to ensure they return home. University administrators say the proposed £3,000 bond flies in the face of the government’s promises not to introduce more hurdles preventing overseas students from coming to the UK. If the...

Experts in China say studying abroad a hardship

25 Jun at 9 AM

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Education experts in China say high school students learning at overseas institutions face many challenges. One of the experts, Chai Yin, stated that language, loneliness and isolation from close family were the major problems that Chinese students abroad had to deal with. Chai Yin has set up a foundation which offers counselling and...

Number of UAE degree students in UK soars

20 Jun at 9 AM

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Researchers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) investigating study abroad trends say the number of students heading to the UK is soaring. The British Council deputy director in the Middle Eastern country told the researchers that the number of UAE students enrolled on higher education courses in the UK during the last academic year was 3,200....

Rupee free fall hikes Indian study abroad costs

18 Jun at 9 AM

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The fall in value of the Indian rupee has curtailed the aspirations of a significant number of the country’s students to study abroad. India’s Chamber of Commerce Association (ASSOCHAM) stated that the plummeting rupee means students have to pay between 15 and 20 per cent more to take courses abroad than they did one year ago....

UK campaign to spur study abroad in China

13 Jun at 9 AM

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The British Council has announced it is setting up a campaign to encourage UK students to take study programmes in China. Earlier this week, the organisation said it hoped 15,000 students a year would enrol on courses in China as part of an initiative called Generation UK. The campaign will set up the infrastructure to allow British...

Japan school launches study abroad prep courses

11 Jun at 9 AM

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A leading Tokyo high school has announced it is to launch extra English classes for students wishing to study abroad. The extracurricular programmes will be available for both juniors and seniors at the city’s two Musashi high schools from September onwards. The school will run the extra evening classes twice weekly for juniors and three...

Indian tribespeople to get study abroad aid

6 Jun at 9 AM

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India’s national government has just released news of an aid package to assist tribespeople in pursuing postgraduate courses overseas. Financial aid will be available for 100 Scheduled Tribespeople every year and will allow them to apply for higher-education courses in countries such as the UK, the US and Australia. The aid will be...

Record numbers of China students abroad

4 Jun at 9 AM

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Education analysts in China say students in the country are joining the new fashion of studying for degree courses overseas. According to a report released by an official Chinese news agency the top destinations for studying abroad are the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand. New Oriental is the country’s leading private educational...

Indians shun study abroad courses

30 May at 9 AM

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Indian academics have reported there is an increasing trend among the nation’s students to take higher educations courses in-country. They say stricter visa regulations in traditional host destinations such as the UK is one of the main factors behind the trend. According to figures published in the Calcutta Telegraph, the number of...

Australian state reports rise in students abroad

28 May at 9 AM

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Universities in the state of South Australia have reported a significant increase in the number of their students taking courses overseas. A survey of students at the University of South Australia, the University of Adelaide and Flinders University found the number who had taken programmes overseas had increased by 40 per cent over the past...