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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...