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Why are Internships important for students?

Posted on: November 03, 2022

No matter how much education you get in your classrooms, practical experiences are unparalleled. Actually doing things and facing problems while doing them teaches you a lot. It's not only the skill set that you learn but also a lot of other core values in life that help you a lot in future. Here are the reasons why doing an internship during college years is important-

  • It gives you practical knowledge and a lot of street smartness. You develop a reflex towards problems and come up with new solutions very quickly. This is a very important requirement in professional situations.
  • While doing your work, you will also get a lot of feedback from your seniors. This professional feedback will help you a lot ahead in life. If you take this feedback seriously and implement it in your day to day life then you will see multiple changes in terms of your career.
  • When you start to work professionally in the early days of your college life only, you will have a lot more time than others to correct your mistakes and work on them. Many students get to know about their problems when they actually start working after their education. This makes them an unfavorable person for recruiters and employees as no one wants a person full of flaws. But on the other hand if you decide to work for an internship in your college days only you get so much more time to learn and to correct.

What to know about virtual internships?

Posted on: November 03, 2022

During the pandemic many organizations switched to work from home mode. Coronavirus made it mandatory for all organizations to function from home only but this idea got so successful among some companies that they decided to switch to this mode permanently. This brings a lot of elasticity and comfort to the employees and saves a lot of cost as well. Internships are now also available for work from home mode. Here are a few things that you must know about work from home Internship-

  • For work from home Internship you need a stable internet connection. It should be your Wi-Fi or mobile data but make sure that you have a perpetual and internet connection because you won't be able to work from home without it.
  • You must understand that NGOs and start-ups or other small organizations will most likely not pay you or pay you very less. It's generally the big companies that give the students a good amount of money for work from home.
  • As a virtual intern you will be working on real projects that are of value to your recruiters and clients that you work for. It's almost like working from the office only in terms of the work that you get.
  • A lot of famous companies and organizations like Amazon, Bloomberg, Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells International LLP, IBM, Lloyd’s, Macquarie Group, Marsh & McLennan, Schroders and Sky are currently offering virtual internships.

Affordable colleges and universities for international students in the USA

Posted on: November 03, 2022

The United States of America has been known for its high tuition fees and living costs. The biggest reason why a lot of students are hesitant to apply for an American student visa is the cost associated with the same. Not everyone can afford to study in the USA without any scholarship or financial aid. But you should not be disheartened as there are a lot of other options through which you can study in the USA on a budget. Here is a list of higher education institutes that offer programmes and degrees at lower fees.

  • University of Maine

Average tuition fee US$24,930

  • Northern State University

Average tuition fee US$24,497

  • University of South Dakota

Average tuition fee US$24,485

  • South Dakota State University

Average tuition fee US$24,240

  • Talladega University 

Average tuition fee US$23,975

  • Nicholls State University 

Average tuition fee US$23,377

  • Bemidji State University

Average tuition fee US$21,892

  • Dickinson State University

Average tuition fee US$21,458

How many colleges should you apply for during your application process?

Posted on: November 03, 2022

Well according to experts there is no correct or precise number regarding the number of colleges that you should apply for during your application process. In the USA alone, there are more than 4000 educational institutes. Obviously it is not practical to apply for all the educational institutes. You have to do selection on the basis of what you want to study and what other facilities you are looking for in a College. It is advised that on an average student must apply in around 4 to 15 colleges during their application process. The more colleges you apply in, the more money you end up spending on your applications. This is why applying in a lot of colleges is not a budget friendly option. The colleges that have free applications are good choices and you can apply there without being hesitant. But the colleges that have a paid application must be researched about carefully to understand if they fit your standards and expectations or not.

Why is Asia as a destination for study abroad becoming famous?

Posted on: November 02, 2022

Generally when you think of studying abroad, North America and Europe are the first two continents that come into your mind. After this a lot of students choose to go to Australia as it also offers high-quality education that is highly regarded around the world. Asia has never been the priority of international students for pursuing international education. But of late we have been saying that a lot of international students have been preferring to study in Asian universities. This is because Asian countries have been actively working very hard in order to improve the quality of education that is offered in their universities. Recently China surpassed the United States of America in the list of the best universities of the world by having the most number of universities on that list. 280 educational institutes out of the 2000 that were listed in that list were Chinese. When you compare this to the 2016 data, you will find that only two Chinese universities were featured in that list that year. Surprisingly this year two universities from Bangladesh have also made their place in the QS World Rankings list. The universities which have attracted the most number of international students were primarily located in Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Malaysia. In fact the University of Hong Kong has 43% of international students out of the total students that are currently there. The cost of education in Asian countries is very low as compared to that of North American universities. The cost of accommodation is also very feasible and all the Asian countries have a very dynamic culture. You will get to eat a lot of cuisine. You will get to experience so many festivals while living in Asia.

Cheapest university is in Asia if you want to pursue social science

Posted on: November 02, 2022

Social science has become a very popular discipline among students. It is no longer the conventional social science subject that was taught in schools and universities a couple of years ago. Now it has all the connections with climate change, effects of technology and sustainable development. Students who have completed their social science degree are in great demand , especially in the field of environment and sustainability. Some universities in Asia that offer programs in social science at the cheapest tuition fees are-

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong

This University has a Faculty of Social Science which offers a variety of diverse programmes in the discipline of social science. There are 19 programmes in total in the field of social sciences that aspiring social scientists can choose from. It offers a lot of scholarships to international students as well.

  • Kyoto University

This university offers a program that takes you on a very holistic journey where you explore Human Sciences, Cognitive and Information Sciences, Multidisciplinary Studies of Civilisations, Cultural Environment Studies, and Natural Sciences in your social sciences degree. The degree is for four years and professors will play a major role in your whole journey to become a social scientist.

  • University Malaya

This university was ranked 58 in the QSs subject ranking for social sciences. It is currently the largest university of Malaysia and was established in 1959. A degree in social science in the University of Malaya covers Anthropology and Sociology, Chinese Studies , English, Indian Studies, International and Strategic Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, Media Studies, and Social Administration.

Delhi University welcomes new batch of students

Posted on: November 02, 2022

After a meticulous series of entrance examinations and results, first-year students have officially started their journey in Delhi University off-line. This is the first time since the last two years that students from first-year have been able to come to college on time. For the last two years due to the pandemic, freshers were not able to begin with their off-line classes in accordance to the conventional chronology. But now that everything has gone back to normal, Delhi University has welcomed its freshers with open heart. Although the university is yet to release the remaining cut-offs, students who had taken their admission with previous cut-offs will be starting the classes. This year Delhi University decided to conduct admissions on the basis of entrance exams and not the otherwise percentage based admissions. This caused a lot of delay in the whole admission process. But now that classes have finally begun students are extremely happy and satisfied to be on the campus.

Best business schools in India

Posted on: November 02, 2022

Management degree is very popular among Indian students. Not all Indian students want to go abroad to pursue their higher education. Some on the other hand are unable to go abroad because of financial streams. So we have bought for you the list of best business schools in India where you can pursue a management degree with world class standards.

  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Calcutta
  • FMS Delhi
  • IIM Lucknow
  • XLRI Jamshedpur
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIM Indore
  • SPJIMR Mumbai
  • Indian School of Business

Countries where you can study an engineering degree on a budget

Posted on: November 01, 2022

An engineering degree is the best in terms of financial rewards and career growth. After MBA it is one of the most desirable degrees in the whole world of education. But just like other famous degrees like MBA and MBBS, engineering is also extremely expensive to perceive. In countries like the United States of America and the UK, the cost of studying and engineering can cost you above US$100,000. Now this is an amount of money not everyone can afford to pay. So to all the students out there who want to pursue an engineering program but are on a money crunch, you should not be disheartened. We have bought for you a list of universities that offer engineering programmes at very low tuition fees.

  • Germany

We all know that education in Germany is totally free. The public universities here do not charge any tuition fees for undergraduate and PhD level programmes. Not just the tuition fees but the cost of accommodation here is also very less which makes it very affordable for international students. On an average the tuition fee for studying here is around €200-€700 per year. They  also offer a lot of scholarships to international students in order to support their education.

  • New Zealand

New Zealand has some of the most famous engineering colleges like University of Auckland and University of Canterbury. They believe in teaching students in a practical environment and maintaining high quality of education standards. Some of the top engineering programmes offered by universities in New Zealand are mechanical engineering, software engineering, civil engineering, aeronautical engineering, electrical engineering and chemical engineering. New Zealand is always in need of engineering students who can also stay back in the country and work for them. This means that the employment prospects are also great here. The average cost of studying and engineering program in university New Zealand can cost you somewhere around 10700 to 28000 New Zealand dollars.

  • China

We all know that China is one of the most affluent countries in the world and is also very technologically progressed. China is known for offering world- best education in the STEM field. On an average, the cost of studying engineering can cost you somewhere around US$2,000 -US$4000 annually

What to do if your round 1 MBA application has been rejected?

Posted on: November 01, 2022

The kind of anxiousness and disappointment one feels on the rejection of their application is understandable. But it is also very important to acknowledge that you must not take failure so hard and bounce back fastly. Now that you know that your application has been rejected you must think of other alternative prospects regarding the same. MBA and business schools generally undergo a two-step selection process while selecting candidates. The students who are ejected in the first round itself are not eligible to apply for the second round in the same college. Though they can apply in some other business schools and universities. If your application gets rejected in the first-round only here is what you need to do-

  • Ask yourself if the field of MBA that you are pursuing is right for you or not. Selectors are able to assess quickly if you would be the right person for the seed that you have applied for or not. Sometimes you are more of a marketing person but you choose to go into the field of finance. Don't make this mistake and analyse what is the best thing for you.
  • If you're not able to analyse the cause of your failure then seek some professional advice. Generally you can easily tell why you have been rejected by comparing your application with the already listed down requirements of the university. But if you think everything is proper and on point and still your application is rejected then you can go for a counsellor who can tell you where your problem is.
  • Make sure that each business school that you are applying for has a different essay of its own. Create an essay keeping the business school that you are applying for in your mind. Don't just use one mutual essay for all the business schools.
  • Now that you have been rejected by one business school, think of the other business schools that you can apply in and do it as fast as you can so that you don't miss out on the opportunity.

Germany to start new student visa slots with different requirements

Posted on: November 01, 2022

Germany will be opening student visa slots from the beginning of November 2022 but this time the requirements are different. The German embassy in Delhi has requested all the students to apply for a German visa only if they are ready with all the documents. Due to some back logging and wait lists, they will not be able to analyse who is eligible and who is not eligible for a German student visa.So now Indian students will have to first get their credentials assessed by the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS) to get an authenticity certificate before applying for a German student visa. The APS certificate is now a compulsion for applying for a German student Visa.This certificate is not required for courses which have a duration of less than 90 days.

Most popular courses among international students from India

Posted on: November 01, 2022

We all know that Indians constitute a large percentage of international students in the world education market. Indian students have always been known to prefer STEM related courses. These are the courses that are preferred by Indian students the most.

  • Robotics and artificial intelligence

24% of Indian students who want to study abroad are interested in pursuing this.

  • Engineering

Some of the most popular engineering programmes among Indian students include Bioengineering, Web Technology, and Computer Science Engineering Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical.

  • Healthcare

Health care management is very much in demand right now which is why it is also popular among Indian students.

  • Climatology & Energy Management

Climatology, Environmental Sustainability, and Energy Management courses have become excessively popular due to the amount of pollution humans have created.

What is an MBA degree?

Posted on: October 31, 2022

The Masters of Business Administration popularly known as an MBA degree is a very popular degree around the world. It was started in American institutions somewhere around the 1970s and 80s and since then it has become one of the most relevant degrees. People irrespective of their previous disciplines and programmes want to pursue an MBA degree because of its high volume and demand. But what is an MBA degree actually? An MBA program teaches you to develop a peck your understanding of how to run a successful business and create great customer experiences. But is it limited to just that? Well an MBA degree is quite versatile and dynamic than you think. Harvard business school was the first ever educational institute to offer an MBA degree. Upon the success of this program by Harvard, a lot of other universities and colleges started offering an MBA degree. But the concept of a degree in business was conceived a century before this. Ecole Spéciale de Commerce et d'Industrie, which was the first business school, started offering a degree in Finance. Initially an MBA degree was just limited to business, finance or consulting students which is the opposite of what it is today. An MBA degree helps you in giving an upper hand in your skill set as well as your CV. It is unlike all other programs which limit you in textbooks and classrooms. MBA degrees are generally well known for giving the much-needed exposure in working experience that students don't generally get during their graduation or post-graduation.

Universities in Canada which are great for pursuing MBA

Posted on: October 31, 2022

We all know that a lot of students want to pursue MBA abroad. But do we know that the cost of pursuing an MBA degree is really high in international universities. Canada has now become a very popular study abroad destination for international students with more than 61,000 students immigrating to Canada last year. There are 47 educational institutes in Canada that offer an MBA degree. We have listed down some of the universities in Canada that offer an MBA degree at a great cost and the quality of education is also well maintained.

  • University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

This university has very high goals and wants to be in the top 10 business schools of the world. This is why they have been working meticulously on that path. The university offers an executive MBA as well as a full-time MBA to all international students. The two-year MBA programmes offered here are quite divorce.

  • Queen’s University, Smith School of Business

This university provides a 12 month MBA program which is very diverse as well as is offered in  a customized way. This year why it is the number one business school in Canada. They give the students their much-needed liberty to explore the possibilities of their future themselves.

  • Western University’s Ivey Business School

This university is known for its excellent management and outstanding faculty. They believe in teaching by doing so students have to undergo around 300 case studies during their course to develop a practical approach.

Undergraduate programmes in the UK that are the cheapest

Posted on: October 31, 2022

It's a generally perceived notion that studying in the UK is very expensive. The statement is somewhat true as most of the cities in the UK, especially London, come in the most expensive cities of the world. The UK is home to extremely prestigious universities that were established centuries ago. The tuition fees of these universities is also very high. But there are a lot of programmes offered in the universities of the UK that are quite cheap in terms of the tuition fees. Some of the cheap programmes offered in the UK are-

  • Leeds Trinity University

This University was founded in 1960 and has over 7000 international students. It is ranked 86th in the QS world university rankings. This university is a very well-known research institute and is famous in particular for its programme in journalism. On an average the cost of an undergraduate programme irrespective of the field is £12,000 annually.

  • University of Bolton

This is a potential choice for students who want to pursue a career in the television and media industry. They have a lot of traditional as well as vocational courses like in Animation and Illustration, Automotive Performance Engineering, Crime and Criminal Justice, Fashion Photography. The university has around 14,000 students  from over 120 nationalities. The average cost of pursuing an undergraduate programme here is €12,950 per year.

  • York St John University

This university is located in York and has five Academic schools. They make students their first priority which is why the institution is popular among students. On an average tuition fee here is £13,000 per year.

  • University of Cumbria

This university was established somewhat 20 years ago and it has over 10,000 students studying currently in the campus. The university has grown in terms of geographical area as well as the programs that it has been providing in the last couple of years. Currently it offers around hundred undergraduate programs. The annual tuition fee is €13,250.

Colleges and universities which require the highest SAT scores

Posted on: October 31, 2022

Recently it was announced that universities will no longer require a city or a city score in order to get an admission. Yet a lot of universities still take SATs and ACTs into consideration while selecting students. This is why it is still recommended that you appear for these tests even though on paper they may not seem compulsory. Here are the universities and colleges which require the highest SAT scores in order to be selected.

  • Colby College-1465
  • Georgetown University 1465
  • Hamilton College-1465
  • University of Southern California -1465
  • Vassar college- 1465
  • Boston College -1465
  • Amari College- 1473
  • Carleton College 1475
  • Barnard College 1478
  • Amherst college -1480

Freelancing websites for international students

Posted on: October 29, 2022

Studying abroad is one of a kind. There are a lot of new things that you will learn and see while your study abroad journey. But in terms of expenses, study abroad is much more expensive then your regular university in your native country. to support so many expenses international students are bound to work part-time jobs. Finding a part-time job is not as easy as it sounds, especially in countries which have stricter norms regarding the same. It is also not assured that working part time may cover all your expenses. In situations like these working as a freelancer in the field that you are pursuing can get you some extra money. Some freelancing websites that international students can look out for are-

  • Upwork

This online platform allows international students to apply for a freelancing job irrespective of their field. They are something for everyone here so you might as well get a chance to work for a client that pays you well. Students who are skilled in particular fields may also get hired for bigger projects with specialisations.

  • Fiverr

This is one of the most popular freelancing websites where international students can work part time to cater to digital websites and clients. You can find a part-time job for yourself in various fields like content creation and video production to app design, digital freelancers. You can create a profile for yourself by listing all the challenges that you have so that the recruiter can analyse them properly and hire you.

  • Designhill

This website especially for web designers and creative people who can design the logo, whole website and other catalogue design services to clients. Hi are different services such as logo designing,such as packaging and labelling, illustration and art and even social media.

  • AngelList Talent

This is a slightly different freelancing website than the others. It connects freelancers with start-ups in particular who are looking for employees to work for their organisation. Like most of the freelancing websites, students will have to build a profile on the website in order to be recruited.

How recession is affecting study abroad plans for the USA?

Posted on: October 29, 2022

International students have been facing unprecedented situations for the past couple of years. Two years ago a pandemic gripped the whole world and it was shut down for two years completely. There was an absolute restriction on travel and international migration. Then when the world opened after two years and international movement across the boundaries was allowed, there was a global inflation that clouded the world in solidarity. Everything has become more expensive because of circulation of excess of currency. Russia's invasion on Ukraine has also been described as one of the reasons why the inflation has increased over the last year. This has severely affected the plans of international students to study abroad. Not only the tuition fees have increased but the cost of accommodation has also expanded exponentially. In some countries the cost of studying has almost doubled up then what it was before the inflation. The United States of America has also been severely affected by this inflation. The USA has always been the country of dreams for almost all the international students. It has some of the most prestigious universities in the world which is why it remains the first choice of everyone even now. Asian students specially from countries like India and China make up for 50% of total international students in the USA. This means that both these countries are potential markets for the United States of America. But now that almost all the universities of the US have increased their fees, students are choosing to study in European universities that offer free education or education at a very minimal rate. inflation has also affected the employment and job hiring of big companies like Microsoft and Apple to a large extent. All of these companies which were primarily based and headquartered in the USA have paused their recruitment process for a while. This means that the whole point of getting a high class education in the US is contracted as you can't be hired in the big companies of the US.

Scholarships for Indian students in Russia

Posted on: October 29, 2022

India and Russia have always had friendly ties with each other. Both of these neighbouring countries have helped each other in different ways and have always been allies. Russia is very well known for providing medical courses at an affordable price. A lot of students from India go to Russia to pursue medicine when they are not able to get a seat in a government Indian college. Here are some of the scholarships that the Russian government offers to Indian students in various fields.

  • CH Muhammed Koya Scholarship
  • klwbapps.karnataka.gov.in Scholarship
  • Joseph Mundassery Scholarship
  • Vidya Samunnathi Scholarship
  • Vidyasiri Scholarship
  • Sitaram Jindal Scholarship
  • Nikon Scholarship
  • Vivo For Education Scholarship

All of the scholarships are given by the government of Russia and can be applied through online applications. In order to check the eligibility of each of them you might just browse through some information that is available on the internet. Then you will be able to find the deadlines and eligibility criteria for all of these scholarships.

Best universities in Singapore for international students

Posted on: October 29, 2022

Singapore has emerged as the Asian epicentre for world-class education and facilities. Ranked among the most expensive cities in the world, studying here is not at all affordable. But it is surely worth the hype so if you are somebody who can afford studying in Singapore then you must go for it as the quality of education is top notch here. You can even apply for a lot of scholarships that these universities offer so that the cost of your education can be funded from outside sources. Here are some of the best universities in Singapore-

  • National University of Singapore (Only SCALE courses)
  • S P Jain School of Global Management
  • Curtin Singapore
  • Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)
  • Raffles Design Institute
  • Technical University of Munich Asia (Only PG)
  • SIM Global Education
  • James Cook University (JCU)
  • PSB Academy
  • William Angliss Institute

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