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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...

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...

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...

Japan students to get study abroad grants

9 May at 11 AM

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Japan’s education minister said recently that his country’s university students would soon be offered scholarships to take short-term study abroad programmes. Hakubun Shimomura was in the US meeting with education officials when he stated that the grants could be in place by 2017. Mr Shimomura said the scholarships were part of an...

Overseas Turkey students stay abroad

4 Apr at 9 AM

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A study by a Turkish foundation has revealed that 50 per cent of the country’s higher level degree students who go abroad to take courses do not return. The report says that the students go abroad on government scholarships to take master's or PhD courses and then get jobs in their host countries. The research was conducted by the...

UK students winging away across Atlantic

14 Mar at 9 AM

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An agency that helps place UK students at US universities and colleges says the number of people heading across the Atlantic Ocean increased significantly during the last academic year. The UK-US Fulbright Commission says the number of UK students in the US increased from 8,947 in 2010-2011 to 9,186 in 2011-2012. According to the...

Iowa college scores high on study abroad

20 Dec at 9 AM

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A just released report has commended an Iowan college for its study abroad programmes. The US Institute of International Education (IIE) placed Kirkwood Community College among elite colleges for programmes which enable more than 50 students a year to take up study abroad placements. The Midwestern College, which has its main campus in...

China hot choice for overseas US students

13 Sep at 9 AM

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China is rapidly emerging as one of the most popular global destinations for US students taking graduate courses overseas. Figures recently released show that nearly 14,000 students chose China in the academic year of 2009-2010. This figure is a significant increase over the mid-1990s, when an average of just 1,400 US students were...

Canadian overseas student recommendations welcomed

8 Sep at 9 AM

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An advisory panel’s recommendations on future overseas student policy in Canada has been welcomed by diplomats from China, India and Brazil. A report released on 14 August stated that Canada should boost its quotas of students from these and other developing countries by 100 per cent over the next decade. It is not only a one-way street...

UCAS offers extra places to foreign students

25 Aug at 9 AM

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Analysis of Thursday’s Universities and Colleges Admissions Service’s (UCAS) available places has revealed there are more open to overseas students than UK school-leavers. Analysts say there are 20 per cent more courses for foreigners in fields that include economics, business and English literature. UCAS is currently operating two...