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Part-time jobs in Canada for international students

Posted on: October 15, 2022

Working part-time while studying abroad is extremely important. Not only it makes you self-dependent but also helps in saving up a lot of money. Recently the Canadian government also made a new amendment related to part-time jobs. The Canadian government has announced that students will be able to work for 20 hours a week with classes going on simultaneously. Last year alone Canada issued 4,25,000 student visas to international students. Canada also has been facing a labor shortage recently which is why it has increased the number of hours students can work part-time. Here are some job options for students in Canada which also offer decent salaries-

  • Server

This is one of the most popular jobs in Canada. In order to qualify as a server or waiter, you must present a high school graduate certificate along with possessing good proficiency in English.

  • Delivery person

Being a delivery person means you have to deliver food packages, online orders, and other mail-related stuff to people. To be a delivery person you must be above the age of 18, have a driver's license, and have a car of your own. Some delivery offices also allow you to have a bicycle to buy. A cycle delivery person is paid less than the one who has a car.

  • Tutor

As an international student, you might have mastery in the subject that you are pursuing. You can use this talent of yours to earn money. Though finding a job as a tutor is a lot more difficult than your regular part-time job. But there are a lot of websites and apps that will help you find a job as a tutor. As a tutor, you can earn about $15 per hour.

  • Dog walker

It's kind of an unbelievable thing that you will get paid to walk a dog. But it's a serious job in the USA. As a dog walker, You can expect to get paid around $20 an hour. You can also increase your earnings by offering additional pet services like pet sitting. If you think this job is for you, then there's an app called Rover that you can use to find out your customers.

Universities in the UK that are still accepting applications for 2023

Posted on: October 15, 2022

Most of the universities have stopped accepting applications for the 2023 intakes. If you are a student who has missed out on applying to your dream universities then there is nothing that you can really do well. But the least we can do is to get you acquainted with some of the universities in the UK that are still accepting applications for 2023 intakes. Here are the universities in the UK that are still accepting applications for 2023-

  • Queen Mary University of London

It is one of the top 24 universities in the UK in terms of research. It is also a part of the Russell group. Applications here are open for the main take of 2023. You can pursue a master's or a Ph.D. program here.

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  • Coventry University

This is a public research university that is known globally for its excellence in health, peacebuilding, and agroecology. It offers a wide variety of choices in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. You can apply for almost all the postgraduate and undergraduate programs right now.

  • BPP University

It is the first publicly owned company that has been awarded the authority to give degrees. It has four different schools which teach law, Business and Technology, Nursing, and Health. All the postgraduate programs in management are open for application.

  • Loughborough University

This is ranked 7th out of 130 universities in the UK. It is popular for its faculty of arts. If you are looking forward to applying for a Ph.D. program then you can apply here. Applications are open for January 2023 and May 2023 intake.

India contributes the second largest amount of international students to OECD countries

Posted on: October 15, 2022

In a recent survey it has been found that India contributes 10% of total international students studying in OECD countries. OECD stands for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Most Indian students prefer to enroll themselves in courses related to engineering. STEM is the most preferred subject area for Indian students. During the 2017 to 2018 period more than 50% of the international students studying in the US were enrolled in STEM-related courses. This number was 79% among Indian students. Similar is the situation in Germany. In 20 21 66% of Indian students studying in Germany were enrolled in STEM courses. In 2016/17 more than half the students that went to the Netherlands for international education enrolled themselves in engineering programs. This says a lot about the education trend in India among students. Indian students have an inherent inclination towards engineering, health sciences, medicine, and technology-related courses. Apart from this, it has also been observed that almost all Indian students studying abroad prefer universities with low fees. Along with this, they choose a location that has a very good job prospect market so that they get placed after their education.

Drop in the admission rates of Delhi University

Posted on: October 15, 2022

The number of students who enrolled for undergraduate courses this year at Delhi University is 2,17,000. But the number of students who have completed their registration process is merely 175000. This number is nearly 99,000 lower than that of last year. Last year the number of students who had completed their registration process for admission to DU was 2,74,144. In 2020 the number was 3,53,717 whereas in 2019 it was 2,58,388. It has been reported that the low number of registration Diya can be attributed to the new pattern that has been introduced by DU for admission. This year admissions were done on the basis of CUET which was an entrance exam rather than the conventional cut-off criteria. This whole process took a very long period of time, and the admission process was delayed. By then most of the private universities had begun their admissions and classes. This is why a lot of potential students who could have taken admission to Delhi University rent for some other private colleges.

 

French scholarships for Indian students

Posted on: October 14, 2022

As we all know, France is an important study-abroad destination. Over the years it has established itself as a prominent name and the education industry. Students from around the world come here to study and experience the great cultural heritage this country offers. Did you know that France has a lot of scholarships, especially for Indian students? Yes, the French government has launched a lot of scholarships aimed just at Indian students. Some of these scholarships are-

  • Charpak Scholarship  Programme

This scholarship is named after Georges Charpak, a Nobel Prize winner in physics from France.It is run by the French embassy. Four types of funding are given under this scholarship for both bachelor's and master's. This includes Bachelor’s Degree Programmes, Master’s Degree Programmes, Research Internships, and Exchange programs.

  • Raman Charpak Fellowship for Ph.D. Students

The scholarship is awarded by the Embassy of France in India, the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and the Ministry for Europe & Foreign Affairs, Government of France. The scholarship is meant for both French and Indian students. Under the scholarship, students get the opportunity to work in some famous research institutions in either of the countries.

  • La Femis

This scholarship is offered by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to students in the industry of film and television. Indian students are given a scholarship of two months by the Embassy of France to order a residency program in France.

  • Eiffel Scholarship Programme of Excellence

This scholarship is awarded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. It is awarded through the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to the selected international students. The scholarship is applicable to students who wish to pursue their master's or Ph.D. programs. Under this scholarship,1,181 euros for a Master’s and 1,400 euros for a Ph.D. per month are allotted to students.

Most favourable destinations to study abroad in 2023

Posted on: October 14, 2022

The world is transitioning at a fast rate. Long gone are those days when there used to be a dominance of only one country in the education market. In the past few decades, a lot of countries have improved their system of education and made themselves suitable for international education. Taking a lot of parameters into consideration like tuition fees, visa, accommodation, and security we have bought for you a list of countries that are the most suitable for international students in 2023. These are-

  • The United States of America

This bag of the United States of America has not yet gone dull. The United States of America was and will always be the top priority of many international students. It is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world like Harvard and MIT. Throughout all these years it has remained the most represented country in the list of the top universities in the world. It offers a great lifestyle and has high-paying jobs.

  • Canada

Canada has been a very accommodating and flexible country for international students. A Canadian student visa is quite easy to obtain. Canada also offers high-quality education. Recently Canada has amended a lot of its immigration laws for international students to make the country more immigration friendly. The country has been facing a labor shortage which has benefited all its immigrants a lot. Obtaining a permanent residence is also much easier in Canada as compared to other international countries.

  • The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is unparalleled when it comes to beauty and history. For hundreds of years, it has been the epicenter of educational excellence. It is home to universities like Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Imperial College, and the London School of Economics. The UK also offers a post-study two-year work visa.

  • Australia

Apart from being a beautiful holiday destination, Australia has a lot of famous universities. This includes the University of Melbourne, the University of  Sydney, and Australia National University. Australia also made a lot of changes in its immigration laws post-pandemic. This was done to attract more and more international students to compensate for the loss that the Australian economy had to endure during the pandemic.

Why is Italy the next best destination for study abroad in Europe?

Posted on: October 14, 2022

The name Italy strikes the images of great art, delicious food, and beautiful architecture in your mind. Italy has always been a popular tourist destination because of the abundance of natural beauty that this country has been gifted with. It is also home to some of the most influential and oldest universities in the world. For a very long period of time, it was outside other European countries like England, Ireland, and the Netherlands, etc. But now people have realized the prominence of its country and its potential as a study-abroad destination. One of the major reasons is the high quality of education that this country offers in the field of art and music. Italy has always been a country that has appreciated art more than anything else in the world. But now it has also started offering premium quality programs in the technical field as well. This symbolizes that Italy has become versatile and is keeping up with the trend of the world. Your course selection will be very very versatile if you study at an Italian university. Most of the programs taught in Italian universities use English as a language of communication. This means that there is no language barrier and you don't have to learn Italian before coming to Italy. The best part about studying in this beautiful country is the low cost of accommodation and education. It is extremely budget-friendly and won't put you in debt. It also provides a post-study extended Visa of 12 months.

Life as an international student in Germany

Posted on: October 14, 2022

As we all know that Germany provides free education to all international students. This makes Germany a very affordable option when it comes to international education. One of the best parts about studying in Germany is not just the low tuition fees this year. It is actually the exposure that this country provides to its international students. To apply to a German university you need the following documents-

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • –Transcript,
  • –A summary of courses undertaken by the applicant
  • –An essay on a given topic
  • –A letter of motivation
  • –CV and
  • –An analysis of the curriculum

You are likely to get a scholarship primarily based on your academic qualifications. After that, your extracurriculars might also be taken into consideration. As an international student, you must realize that you have to be culturally embracing in order to not feel isolated. You will meet hundreds of students from different ethnicities and backgrounds and yet if you decide to accept everyone with gratitude, you will not feel like a stranger among them. Always remember that Germany focuses on practical knowledge more than theory. If you have decided to choose Germany as your study abroad destination then you must become a student who doesn't believe in textbook cramming.

 

Countries offering cheapest MBA courses

Posted on: October 13, 2022

A Master's of business administration is a very expensive degree. As much as it has become famous among all sectors now, the cost of pursuing this degree has also increased exponentially. Although it is only two years long, it costs more than a conventional four year degree. This is why students have to take huge loans in order to pursue MBA. Generally, students are advised to work for some time before pursuing their MBA in order to save some money and gain some experience. But if you are someone who doesn't want to wait and wants to pursue your MBA immediately then we have some options for you. This is a list of countries offering the cheapest MBA courses that one can find.

  • Germany

Although it depends upon the institution that you are studying in, the average cost of pursuing an MBA degree in Germany can cost you around 3,400 euros (US$3,860) to 44,000 euros (US$49,990) per year. Germany has some kind of master's degrees which are consecutive and non-consecutive. Consecutive courses are offered for free which is why they are very popular. Non-consecutive causes on the other hand are specialized which is why you have to pay tuition fees for them. 

  • Malaysia

Tuition fees for pursuing an MBA degree in Malaysia range between RM20,000 (USD$4264.00) to RM31,000 (USD$6609.20) in public universities. In private universities, you can expect to pay around RM30,000 (USD$6396) up to RM265,000 (USD$56498). Malaysia also has international collaborations with a lot of universities from the US and UK. This is why it has a lot of extended campuses of international universities in its cities.

  • France

France was the first country in the whole of Europe to start offering an MBA program. In order to study in France, you need to have a certain proficiency in French. The programs here are only partially taught in English so one must know how to communicate in French. French universities are well funded by the government, which is why the tuition fees here are low.

Why studying abroad increases your probability of a successful career?

Posted on: October 13, 2022

A lot of students go to study abroad in order to give their careers the necessary boost. It is a generally perceived notion that studying abroad makes you open to numerous opportunities out there. Today we have bought evidence-based data for you to support that studying abroad actually is beneficial for your career. The Institute of International Education has conducted research on students studying in foreign countries. As per the research by IIS international students are likely to acquire more skills than those studying in their home countries. As they are accustomed to more practical experiences, they are more employable. International students develop many qualities while studying abroad such as communication, flexibility, and adaptability, problem-solving skills, self-confidence, international exposure, language, and self-awareness. In today's world, these are exactly the kind of qualities recruiters look for in people. Studying abroad not only makes you competitive but also increases your drive to succeed. When you are constantly surrounded by people who want to do better in life relentlessly, it inspires you to do better as well. This is why studying abroad serves as fuel to the fire of your ambition.

Advantages of a business school that is diverse

Posted on: October 13, 2022

A lot of times you may have come across people telling you to choose a divorced school. What is it actually a divorced school? Any educational institute that represents students from different parts of the world is called a divorce institution. The environment is quite heterogeneous in these schools which makes it more dynamic and interesting. Here are some advantages of studying in a business school that is diverse 

  • You get to understand different cultures and ethnic cities. As a successful business person, you must be able to get into the emotional understanding of your consumers. This helps in predicting their purchasing behavior.
  • Without being able to appreciate diversity you will never succeed in your business. The world is becoming a smaller place to live in and everything has become global now.
  • It helps in broadening your perspective about a lot of things in life. When you meet people from different races and backgrounds, they teach you a lot. All of these learnings that you will get in your business school are going to stay with you for the rest of your life.
  • Studying in a diverse business school will make you an outgoing and extroverted individual. These qualities are extremely important for you if you plan to start a business of your own.

How can your school counselor help you in your college admission process?

Posted on: October 13, 2022

Nearly all high schools today have a special student counselor. These counselors are appointed for the well-being of students. They look after the emotional and psychological needs of a student. As a student of a high school, you are allowed to go to them during school hours and discuss your problem. But do you know that these counselors can also help you in your college admission process , Here's how you can take a great deal of advice from your high school counselors for your college admissions-

  • There are many students who have absolutely no idea of the college admission process. There is absolute confusion about where and how to start. This is when your school counselor can give you much-needed advice. You can ask them to develop a small map of steps for you that you can follow up. This can start from researching the colleges to the application process and furthermore.
  • Many students are confused about what they want to pursue ahead in life. School counselors have specially designed tests for this problem. By giving such a test you may be able to assess your area of interest which you can further follow in life
  • Counselors also have an idea of all the scholarships that you will be eligible for. You can go to their office and get a list of all the scholarships that you can apply for.
  • In order to make your application stand out from the rest, you may take some tips from your counselor. These people have experienced professionals and thus have a great deal of understanding about things like application writing.

How can your school counselor help you in your college admission process?

Posted on: October 13, 2022

Nearly all high schools today have a special student counselor. These counselors are appointed for the well-being of students. They look after the emotional and psychological needs of a student. As a student of a high school, you are allowed to go to them during school hours and discuss your problem. But do you know that these counselors can also help you in your college admission process , Here's how you can take a great deal of advice from your high school counselors for your college admissions-

  • There are many students who have absolutely no idea of the college admission process. There is absolute confusion about where and how to start. This is when your school counselor can give you much-needed advice. You can ask them to develop a small map of steps for you that you can follow up. This can start from researching the colleges to the application process and furthermore.
  • Many students are confused about what they want to pursue ahead in life. School counselors have specially designed tests for this problem. By giving such a test you may be able to assess your area of interest which you can further follow in life
  • Counselors also have an idea of all the scholarships that you will be eligible for. You can go to their office and get a list of all the scholarships that you can apply for.
  • In order to make your application stand out from the rest, you may take some tips from your counselor. These people have experienced professionals and thus have a great deal of understanding about things like application writing.

Degrees to earn the most amount of money

Posted on: October 12, 2022

The main purpose of studying is to get a good job. The meaning of a good job might be different for everyone in terms of work environment and annual growth. But one thing that remains constant to define a good job is a good salary. We must admit that there are certain degrees that provide a good boost to your business from the beginning only. Whereas in other degrees you have to make your way up slowly and steadily.  Earning Extra money from the beginning has never done any harm to anyone. Here are the degrees and disciplines that can land jobs with good salaries as a fresher also-

  • Business

Very obviously this degree helps you in earning money early as it teaches you how to earn money. Business is a very versatile discipline consisting of different branches like finance, marketing, data analysis, human resource management, and whatnot. You will get to learn everything from micro to macroeconomics and financing etc. You can expect to earn around US$47,850 per year.

  • Economics

It is very much like a business degree in terms of the versatility that it offers. It is applicable to almost everything in today's world which is why it is so much in demand. Your daily work will include taking the given data to analyze the financial trends and predict consumer behavior. You can earn up to US$52,000 per year as an economist.

  • Biomedical engineering

Medicine without technology is incomplete. It is because of technology that today we're able to find cures for ailments that were once considered incurable. Biomedical engineers learn to combine the knowledge of medicine and technology together. This is a very important profession in today's world where we are facing medical emergencies like COVID-19. As a biomedical engineer, you can earn around US$52,814 per year.

  • Nursing

Has it ever occurred to you how much health professionals are in demand these days? It is very simple that any degree that is associated with medicine is likely to be highly paid. Similar is the case with nursing. As a professionally trained nurse, you will learn to look after recovering patients under the supervision of a doctor. You can expect to earn around US$58,928 per year as a nurse.

UK universities likely to experience increase of international students

Posted on: October 12, 2022

There has been a massive increase of 34% in international students studying in the UK from 2016-17 to 2020-21. India and China have always been huge markets for the UK as thousands of students come here annually to study. But lately, there has been an increase in the number of international students coming from countries like the US, Nigeria, and Pakistan. For many years China has been the number one exporter of international students to the UK. But this year it has been reported that the number of international students that went to the UK surpassed the number of international students from China. China and India are the two most populated countries in the world. This means that both of these countries will always have a huge impact on the Education market of the UK. But it is also very important for the UK to focus on other potential markets besides these two countries and not be dependent on just them. The number of student visas issued to Pakistan has grown by 377% in 2022 as compared to 2019. In 2019 merely 4,900 student visas were given to international students whereas the number grew to 23500 by June of 2025. Currently, the top non-EU countries getting the most UK student visas are-

  • India
  • China
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • United States

Whereas the top EU countries getting the most number of UK student visas are-

  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Greece

Top universities in the world as per Times Higher Education rankings 2023

Posted on: October 12, 2022

The Times higher education group has released its list of top universities for the year 2023. Although these ranking criterias are met with a lot of criticism every year, they still hold a lot of prominences. THE rankings take a lot of parameters like infrastructure, graduation rate, faculty and after graduation employment rate et cetera into consideration. The 2023 rankings for the best universities have been released. Like most years the United States of America has been the most represented country in these rankings. 1799 universities from 104 different regions have been assessed carefully. Here are the top 25 universities for this year-

  • University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Rank 2- Harvard University, United States
  • Rank 3- University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Stanford University, United States
  • Rank 5- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Rank 6- California Institute of Technology, United States
  • Rank 7- Princeton University, United States
  • Rank 8- University of California, Berkeley
  • Rank 9- Yale University, United States
  • Rank 10- Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Rank 11- Columbia University, United States
  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Rank 13- The University of Chicago, United States
  • Rank 14- University of Pennsylvania, United States
  • Rank 15- Johns Hopkins University, United States
  • Rank 16- Tsinghua University, China
  • Tank 17- Peking University, China
  • Rank 18- University of Toronto, Canada
  • Rank 19- National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Rank 20- Cornell University, United States
  • Rank 21- University of California, Los Angeles, United States
  • Rank 22- UCL, United Kingdom
  • Rank 23- University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, United States
  • Rank 24- New York University, United States
  • Rank 25- Duke University, United States

Best colleges in the USA as per the US News 2023 rankings

Posted on: October 12, 2022

The US  News has released its annual rankings of the best universities in the USA for the year 2023. You will be surprised to know that not even one public educational institute has been featured in this list. This ranking system carefully analyses all the public as well as private educational institutes to draw its rankings. The top five colleges and the USA for the year 2023 as per the US news are

  • Princeton University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yale University, Stanford University, and Harvard University (tie)--
  • University of Chicago
  • The University of Pennsylvania and John Hopkins University (tie)
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern University and Duke University (tie)

Affordable countries for pursuing your BSc in nursing

Posted on: October 11, 2022

Finding universities that offer courses in BSC nursing for affordable prices can be hard. On an average, a nursing degree can cost you 116,400 Australian dollars in Australia and 111,720 pounds in the UK. For an average individual, this amount is equal to their savings for their whole life. This is why today we have bought for your list of countries where pursuing BSC nursing won't attack your life savings. This country is-

  • Norway

Norway tops this list as it offers the cheapest Education with world-class facilities. No one has to pay any tuition fees here as education is provided for almost new costs. Although students might have to pay a semester fee of around 32 to 60 euros. The best part about studying in Norway is that it's one of the most progressive countries in the world with a top-notch happiness index. Universities you can consider studying at in Norway include the University of Agder and VID Specialised University.

  • Hungary

In enter past few years, Hungary has worked really hard in order to improve its education system. This is why many universities from Hungary have made a place for themselves in the top 1000 universities of the world. You can expect to pay around US$4,844.30 per year as tuition fees. The University of Debrecen, the University of Szeged, and the University of Pécs are two famous universities in Hungary offering BSc in Nursing at low tuition fees.

  • United Kingdom

You will be surprised to know that the UK also has some very affordable options when it comes to pursuing a BSc in nursing. Glasgow Caledonian University, Teesside University, and Middlesex University London are some examples where fees can start from as low as 13,000 pounds (US$14,354).

  • Russia

Russia is known for offering medical courses at a lower price. What makes Russia even more suitable is the low living costs that this country offers. You can study for a nursing degree in Russia for as low as US$1,800 per year. Some good Russian universities for pursuing nursing are the Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University and Kazan State Medical University.

Sports scholarship for students in Europe and the UK

Posted on: October 11, 2022

Many students must be aware of the sports scholarships that a lot of universities offer. Just like merit scholarships and need-based scholarships, universities also offer sports scholarships. These scholarships are offered to students having national or international achievements in the field of different sports. Many universities in the UK and Europe offer a lot of scholarships like these. Some of the universities offering such sports scholarships are-

  • International Sports Scholarship Programme, University of Stirling

The International Sports Scholarship Programme offered by this university extends financial assistance of up to 5,000 pounds per year. The scholarship is offered to both undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. Some of the major sports preferred by the university for granting scholarships are football (men and women), tennis, triathlon, rugby, golf, swimming, and curling.

  • WLV Sports Scholarship Programme, University of Wolverhampton

This university offers three different kinds of scholarship packages to students which are gold, silver, and bronze. Under each package, there is a specific amount that is allotted to the student which is 500 pounds, 1,000 pounds, and 1,500 pounds. Students have selected the package on the basis of the level they are competing in.

  • Newcastle University

Newcastle is a city that is known for sports. So it's no wonder that the universities here offer scholarships especially for students who are good at sports. Newcastle University offers multiple scholarships to students doing exemplary in sports. It also has a special disability sports scholarship.

Best ASEAN universities

Posted on: October 11, 2022

ASEAN stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations. ASEAN consists of ten South. East Asian countries which have come together to form an alliance just like the EU. These include Malaysia, Myanmar, Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Today we will discuss the best universities in these nations that should be on your list if you are planning to study in one of these countries. So let's get started-

  • National University of Singapore

Singapore has emerged as a powerhouse of Asia in terms of economic development. This country has emerged as a rising superpower despite its geographical minority. NUS of Singapore was founded in 1905. It has 13 undergraduate schools, 4 graduate schools, and 35 research centers.

  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam

This university is located on the north coast of the island of Borneo. It is an English medium university that is also a flagship University of Brunei. It has 10 academic faculties and 7 research institutions.

  • University of Malaya

This university is the oldest university in Malaysia and also the highest-ranked. It was founded in 1905 which is even before Malaysia got its independence. It is also the leading research university in Malaysia and was ranked among the top 301-350 universities in the world last year.

  • Duy Tan University

This is a private research university in Vietnam located in the heart of Danang. It was established 27 years ago and has an after-graduation employment rate of 95%.

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