Wednesday 7 September 2011

Meet Leading Universities

Top Universities from 7 countries are visiting 10 cities in India over September to interact with students who wish to pursue their education overseas. Amongst the 60+ institutions that will be present many feature high in the rankings of their respective countries for various programs.

Often students wonder where to start and get the right information about studying abroad. The World Education Fair organized by Edwise is an ideal starting point where students will get to interact face to face with representatives from several institutions from renowned universities and colleges from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland. This fair introduces you to study abroad through informative seminars about various benefits and options of each country and gives you information on how to apply to institutions, information for study loans and the visa procedure too.

Some leading UK Universities attending are Anglia Ruskin University, Birmingham City, Coventry, De Montfort, Essex, Glamorgan, Hertfordshire, Huddersfield, Liverpool Hope University, Middlesex, Salford, Southampton, University Of West Of Scotland, USA – Hult International Business School, James Madison,Long Island , New York Film Academy, Oregon State , University of Massachusetts(Boston), University of Massachusetts(Dartmouth), University of Massachusetts(Lowell),University Of South Florida, Western Kentucky CANADA – Algonquin College, Centennial College, Fleming College, Fraser International College, George Brown College, Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, International College of Manitoba, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Thompson Rivers AUSTRALIA – Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, Bond University ,Curtin, Deakin, Griffith, La Trobe , Macquarie, Southern Queensland, Swinburne , The Management Edge Group,Think Education Group, University of Western Sydney, The University of Newcastle, NEW ZEALAND - Pacific International Hotel Management School, Manukau Institute of Technology SINGAPORE –Curtin Singapore, East Asia School of Business, German Institute of Science & Technology, James Cook University, Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd, Management Development Institute of Singapore, SWITZERLAND - Swiss Hotel Management School, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland and many more........

A vast range of subjects are covered by these institutions namely Business, Management, Engineering, Technology, Bio Sciences, Pharmacy, Architecture, Law, Economics, Arts, Design...and many more.

Some institutes also provide scholarships or spot admissions for complete applications. All these institutions have UG & PG courses for Jan 12 intake and Sep 12 intake. Some institutions also offer application fee waiver & you could save upto Rs. 35,000/- on application costs and save time too.

Nikhil Talathi from Roehampton University studying MBA said “Attending the Edwise Fair helped me in reducing the confusion that I had in regards to my higher studies abroad and saved a lot of my time. At first I attended the fair just out of curiosity but the seminars the one to one interaction and the personalized guidance given by the Edwise counselors made my process simple. My parents too attended this fair and were comfortable that my education destiny was in the right hands of Edwise. ”

Students who are interested in interacting with University delegates should visit the nearest Edwise office to register for the event, submit their tentative applications and to secure appointments with the delegates. Prior Registration with Edwise is mandatory to attend this fair.

This event is considered as the Best of all World Education Fairs and is scheduled from the 15th Sep to 1st Oct in 10 cities across India.

For more information you may visit our website:
or call your nearest Edwise office.

Sushil Sukhwani

Friday 2 September 2011

Canada Craze

Canadians are known world-wide for being friendly, peaceful and tolerant. Canada is rated as one of the safest countries in the world by the UN. Canada is known for providing high quality education at an affordable price. Canada holds an international reputation for high educational standards. Canadian degree's are internationally equivalent to degrees from the United States or other Commonwealth countries. Canada is consistently ranked by the UN as one of the best countries in the world to live in. The Canadian banking system is currently ranked number one in the world and the economy is extremely stable. There is no question that studying aboard is a huge financial undertaking. Apart from affordable tuition fees the cost of living in Canada is far lower than other popularly preferred countries. Canada plays host to more than 1,80,000 International students in any given year.

The major intakes for studying in Canada are September and January. Students are allowed to work part time for 20 hrs per week during the first semester on campus and thereafter off campus. As per the recent immigration rules, students graduating from an eligible 2 year program from a Canadian post secondary institutions will be eligible for an Open wok permit for 3 years and can work for any employer in any industry. They are not required to have a job offer at the time of application of this work permit. Those who have studied for 1 year, are eligible to work for 1 year on completion of the course.

Canada also offers a wealth of choices when it comes to courses and disciplines, with IT, pharmacy, hospitality, management, e-commerce, animation being the most preferred courses. Post secondary institutions in Canada offer a wealth of program types and disciplines. Colleges offer certificates, diplomas, co-op placements, apprenticeships, and graduate certificate programs. While universities offer three and four year Undergraduate Degrees, 2 year Master's programs and Doctorate or PhD programs. Several students from India prefer to study a one year PG Certificate/ Diploma program in Canada as it is low on expense and high on hands on experience.

Canada also offers a relatively easier path to permanent residence for students who graduate from Canadian institutions. The visa process is not very cumbersome. The Canadian High Commission, have launched a new visa category designed to expedite the visa process for college applicants with a view to increasing the approval rate and reducing the time. This is called the Students Partners Program (SPP). Under this Program, Students are encourage to opt for Educational Bank loans to cover 80% of their entire Educational expenses along with a good IELTS score . One can expect the full visa process to be completed in 15 working days.

Canada welcomes new immigrants as the current population is aging and an active immigration policy is essential for Canada to maintain its dynamic economy. International students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience may apply for permanent residency without having to leave Canada through the Provincial Nominee Program, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Worker categories.

Since 2009 the number of students enrolling in Canada from India has doubled every year. Edwise works with several institutions in Canada that still have vacancies for Jan '12 intake thus students are advised to rush with their current documents at the earliest.

Sushil Sukhwani