Tuesday 11 December 2012

MISSION CANADA

Canada is considered as the ideal destination for quality studies. It is one of the eight most industrialized nations in the world. Canada is a leader in business and industry. A Degree or Diploma from a Canadian University or College has international recognition. Another important aspect about the Canadian education system is its remarkably lower cost. The tuition fee, as well as the cost of living for international students, is much lower in Canada. It boasts a wide range of quality educational institutions for both Degrees and Diplomas in technical and professional disciplines. The intakes are September, January and May.

Ms. Susan Olszynko Manager, International Marketing and Recruitment from Algonquin College says, ”Indian Students recognize Canada as an attractive destination for higher education because of the quality of the education, the advantage of applied studies which helps prepare them for employment and the welcoming and friendly environment Canada offers.”

Universities & Post-secondary institutions offer programs in fine art, biology, commerce, astronomy, media studies & information technology. Colleges offer certificates, diplomas, co-op placements, apprenticeships, and graduate certificate programs. While universities offer four year Undergraduate Degrees, Master's programs and PhD programs. Students also can enroll in a program with a Co-op(work)semester thus getting some hands on work experience. While it is important to think of your education as an investment, you should be realistic about how much you can afford to spend.

Once you’ve completed your studies, you can apply for a work permit, which allows you to work in Canada. Under the work permit program, international students who have studied a 2 year program can now obtain a 3 year open work permit on which they can work for any Canadian employer in any industry. What’s more, students are not required to have a Canadian job offer at the time of work permit application. During this 3 year period they can also apply for permanent residency under the category of Canadian Experience Class. Those who study for a 1 year program can work for 1 year upon the completion of education.

Sandeep Singh Sandhu, a fourth year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) student studying in Thompson Rivers University says “TRU campus offers enormous possibilities to combine learning and leisure. Small class sizes, personal attention and a very interactive class environment will enhance your learning experience. ”.

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 . Thus one can expect the full visa process to be completed in 3 weeks.

Canada always welcomes new immigrants. 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.

Edwise works with several institutions in Canada that still have vacancies for the Sept 2011 intake and thus students are advised to rush with their required documents at the earliest to save on the application fees, as well as not miss the intake and have sufficient time for the visa process at no cost.
Sushil Sukhwani,
Director, Edwise

International Education Workshop

Edwise has organized an International Education Workshop where you can meet delegates from UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and get first hand information and apply too, thus simplifying the process for you.
More and more students are considering the option to study Post Graduate or Under Graduate programs overseas in view of the degree of difficulty in getting into institutions in India. So take your pick from any of the top countries below that offers great educational as well as career opportunities to aspiring students.

UK - has a large number of universities which rank among the best in the world and offer a plethora of courses. One of the biggest advantages of admissions in UK is its one-year Masters degree for almost all courses or a 3 years Bachelors degrees, which saves you considerable time and money. Students are also helped in acquiring part-time, full-time jobs as well as paid internship opportunities as part of the course.


CANADA – The country is a tempting option for international students with a wide array of study programmes, immigration policies and more. Canada holds a proud international reputation for high educational standards and Canadian degrees or diplomas are valued all over the world. The institutions offer an extensive range of courses and Degree programs from Bachelor's to Doctorate's and also Certificate and Professional Degrees. The visa process is not very cumbersome either .

Australia - the island country has lower tuition fees & cost of living. The degrees are internationally recognized & offers opportunity to work 20 hrs. per week during study in Australia & full time during vacations. Permanent Residency options too are available.

New Zealand - presents an advisable option if you are looking for quality education at an affordable price. Not only can you secure a degree of your choice at one of the eight state funded universities, but you also have the option of spouse visa, which entitles the spouse to work full-time in NZ. There are several polytechnics too that offer a wide spectrum of courses & options for permanent Residency too. Edwise is NZSA specialist

Singapore - emphasizes on productive and competitive education especially in the field of information technology and managements with good value for money by offering internationally recognized degrees at affordable costs. Singapore has several different levels of higher education: institutes of technical education, polytechnics, universities and private institutions. Edwise is Singapore Specialist agent.

Some institutes also provide scholarships or spot admissions for complete applications.

The workshop is an ideal event for those who wish to commence their program in Jan / Feb 2012. For those wishing to enroll for programmes commencing in May, July or Sep 2012 it is the right time to start gathering information and understanding the needs for a complete application.

Several institutions attract talented students from all over the world and before the seats fill, it is recommended to apply early to secure an admission in the institution of your choice.

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.

The event is scheduled from 7th - 20th Nov in 8 cities across India

visit our website: www.internationaleduworkshop.com
Sushil Sukhwani
(Director)
Edwise


Head To Canada


Canada is not only the tenth largest economy in the world, but is also one of the world’s wealthiest nations. It was the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as an official policy. Canada holds a proud international reputation for high educational standards and Canadian degrees or diplomas are valued all over the world. 

With a Canadian education you will be a prime candidate for opportunities in the growing global market. Canadian institutions are at the forefront of the information technology revolution, ensuring that their students are equipped for the 21st century. Most institutions offer cooperative education and training programs within the course curriculum that allow students to spend a portion of their school year gaining practical experience at the workplace.

The institutions offer an extensive range of courses and Degree programs from Bachelor's to Doctorate's and also Certificate and Professional Degrees. The uniqueness of the Canadian Colleges lies in the combination of employer-centred set of courses. The primary function of these institutes is to respond to the training needs of business, industries, and public service sectors. Thus, students are allowed to work part time i.e 20 hours per week during the first semester on campus and thereafter off campus.

International students can pursue a Masters Degree if they have 16 years of education or a Post Graduate Certificate or Diploma if they have 15 years. There are even some MBA programs that accept 15 years of education. A large number of students from India enrol into the PG Certificate or Diploma programs. These PG Diplomas are offered in a wide variety of fields of study and specialization. Bachelors degree is for 4 years. As per the recent immigration rules, students who  graduate from eligible 2 years programmes from Canadian Post secondary institutions will be eligible for an Open wok permit for 3 years and can work for any Canadian employer in any industry. They are not required to have a Canadian job offer at the time of application. Those who have studied for 1 year are eligible to work for 1 year on completion of the course. 

Recently, there were some changes in the visa rules for international students which have made  their lives very simple by limiting the documents required for application  and shortening the processing time. The Canadian High Commission has launched a new visa category designed to expedite the visa process for college applicants with a view to increasing the approval rate. This is called the Students Partners Program (SPP). Under this Program, Students are encouraged to opt for Educational Bank loans to cover their entire Educational expenses and to appear for the IELTS exam  Thus one can expect the full visa process to be completed in 3 weeks including medicals.

International students can fulfill the Permanent Resident requirement under the recently launched Canadian Experience category which is an immigration category for Canada's temporary foreign workers and international graduates who wish to become Permanent Residents. Temporary foreign workers and international students are ideal candidates for Canadian immigration (Permanent Residency). 

The above benefits have attracted a large number of students to Canada resulting in several students applying for programs for fall intake well in advance. It is advisable for students to apply
as soon as possible and to appear for the IELTS exams ahead of time.

Students who apply this week can save applications fees for several institutions.

Sushil Sukhwani

Dreaming USA, Make it Happen


Is studying in USA your Dreams? Does paying for study in USA seem like an impossible task? It’s not! Do not let the cost of an education in the U.S.A. scare you off! Education is one of the best investments you can make.  U.S.A. has a lot to offer: the most prestigious universitites, top ranked education anywhere in the world, latest technology and a very multicultural population.  USA has about 4800 universities of higher learning wherein the scope and the range of programmes are vast. "I now think that the decision to pursue my Masters in USA was the best decision I took. The education system here is so great and flexible. The Quality standards of US institutions are among the best in the world."  said Miss. Minal Dharak who is currently pursuing MBA in Long Island University.

Mr. Dmitry Sherbakov, Associate Director of International Recruitment, City University of Seattle said "Companies around the world are increasingly looking for employees who are able to work across geographical, political, and cultural borders.The ability to easily navigate various cultural contexts and the experience dealing with people from diverse backgrounds are extremely valuable skills many businesses are looking for today. Study in USA provides students with exposure to the whole world and gives them the opportunity to acquire these skills.  During their studies in the US, students can establish an extended international network of friends, many of whom will become leaders in the business communities of their countries." Also the good part is that there are a number of universitites that now take students with 15 years of education as opposed to the earlier criteria of 16 yrs of education. Edwise will help you with many  institutes that would enroll students into an MBA or MS program after BCom or BSc degree.

A large number of scholarships, fellowships and assistantships are also available to international students. The criteria for financial assistance is based on merit and rarely on need. The amount and the type of assistantships vary according to course, level of study, department and university. Apart from scholarships one can avail of an education loan from various Indian banks/ private financial institutions. Students are also eligible to work upto 20 hours a week on campus to partially meet their expenses. On completion of the course, students are allowed to work for 12 months to 29 months known OPT (Optional Practical Training). Planning well in advance is the key to the successful admission to the USA university. 

Patrice Mulholland Assistant Director, Office of International Programs, San Francisco State University said “Higher education in the United States is still viewed as the number one choice for international students.The quality and the selection of academic programs in U.S. universities, ranging from smaller private colleges to large urban public universities, attract a variety of students from across India. It is widely demonstrated that upon graduation, these students have excellent job prospects in their fields of study.”
Its still possible to apply for the Sept-11 Intake. The application deadlines are still open for many Universities. Edwise gives complete step by step guidance from preparing for the standarized exams, admission process, thorough documentation and excellent visa guidance. Contact your nearest Edwise centre now, whether you are looking for a Bachelors or Masters Degree! 


Sushil Sukhwani,
Director, Edwise

Bachelors Oversease

In today's time of high percentage cut offs in India and the growing globalisation of education, several students are considering pursuing a degree from universities abroad. Apart from high quality education it also broadens your knowledge and opportunities. Thus more and more students from India are going for their bachelors overseas. Currently it is possible to enrol for programs starting in September /October 2011 in UK, USA, Canada and Singapore but one would have to immediately visit Edwise.

UK: Qualifications offered by British Institutions are respected and recognised around the world. It offers you enriching and rewarding experience that changes student's life. A “Sandwich” year (optional) is the 3rd year when the student does a work placement before coming back to study the 4th year at University. Students can also study vocational & technical programs , diplomas, certificates and foundation degrees.

USA: At the undergraduate level, US offers an intensive, well structured, yet extremely flexible education system where students can choose their specialization at a later time. USA has institutions offering bachelors degree with just 1000-1200 students and some having upto 30000 students.

Canada: Education system is excellent and ranks among the best in the world. Canadian institutions are both public funded and private colleges. Due to government funding the tuition fees are low. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term where one gets hands on experience in working in the industry.

Australia: Has a low cost of living and tuition and excellent lifestyle. The student has the choice of about 2500 different variants/combination of courses. All the courses of study within Australia come under the scope of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

New Zealand: Education system is based on the prestigious British system. It offers world-class facilities, resources and teaching staff, and NZ qualifications are valued and transferable throughout the world. Edwise is recognized as a NZSA (New Zealand Specialist Agent).

Singapore: Bachelor's degree programmes are offered from accounting, economics to engineering, architecture and business management. Institutions and courses are accredited by SPRING Singapore. Edwise is a certified Singapore Education Specialist, Several parents prefer to send their children to Singapore for Bachelors due to the low fees, safe environment and proximity to India.

Dubai: Offers comprehensive education to students at the undergraduate level. Prestigious Universities from USA, UK, AUS, and Canada etc. have set up their campuses in Dubai and offer various specialisations. The degrees awarded are directly from the International University.

Those planning to study bachelors overseas in 2012 should also visit Edwise now to start the process.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director
Edwise

Australia Excellent in Education

Australia offers a world-class education system, in a modern, democratic and technologically advanced society. It is a beautiful country whilst being multicultural, young, vibrant and a friendly country where students thrive. 

Australian Universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering areas such as Accounting, Agriculture, Architecture, Business and Management, Communications, Computing / IT, Creative Arts, Economics, Education / Training, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health Services, Humanities / Social Science, Law, Mathematics, Nursing, Psychology, Sciences. Vocational education and training offer courses which are generally more practical and career oriented towards areas such as business, computing, marketing, tourism and hospitality.

The Australian Government has announced a new Skilled Occupation List which has more than 181 occupations. Australia also offers Temporary residency after completion of 2 years of education. The visa is valid for 18 months maximum and helps the student to prepare to get additional points for the General Skilled Migration Visa or an Employer Sponsor Work Permit. Thus the visa will have unrestricted work rights. Thus encouraging students to have ample opportunities to stay back & work in Australia. 

Apart from study options through a myriad of  courses across all faculties ,part-time work options , multi-cultural exposure, promising future prospects are some of the attractions of studying DOWN UNDER. A sound academic record, orderly documentation  and a positive attitude is all it takes to be there. This is the right time to begin application procedure to the Universities with many of them offering 2-3 intakes for every academic year for courses in Business & management, Information Technology & Accounting.

Students who complete a course of Study in Australia may also apply for Australian Permanent Residency under the Skilled Migration Program.

If you want to pursue studies in Australia, says education counselors at Edwise, January & February would be the right time to apply to any of the 39 internationally-recognized universities for April or July 2011 intake.

Its more economical to study in Australia when comparing it to other first-world countries, especially since course fees and the cost of living can be well balanced. Students are allowed to work 20 hours a week during semester study period & full time during their summer break when they can easily earn approx AUD 15 to 18 per hour.

Here are few students sharing their experience;
Larissa Mendonca pursued studies at Deakin university says 的t is a good University , the courses are practical and provide in-depth view of the subject. I have no worries about my future now, as I am sure I will be equipped to face the world. ”

Sanjiv Viswanath completed his Post graduation from Griffith University says 典he staff at Griffith have been wonderful and there is so much support here for international students.”
Finances need to be held for minimum 3 months (instead of 6 months as current).

The Australian High Commission has announced favorable changes in the student visas wef 1st April 2011. The Indian students will be allowed to be sponsored  by parents, grandparents, spouse, brother/sister, uncle & aunt (immediate brother or sister or students parent-in-laws or extended family) be it a Bachelor Degree, Graduate Certificate, Diploma, Graduate Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Masters by coursework. A perfect time to start with your application procedure for July 2011.

USA Dimensions

Akshay Jakhete pursuing BS in Civil Engineering at University of Massachusetts, Lowell says “Nothing can replace my experience of study in USA. It not only helped me with academic development but provided me exposure culturally. It provided me with the ability of navigate various cultural context and experience dealing with people from diverse backgrounds. “. Often termed as”Land of Opportunity, Hope and Diversity”, USA does not need any introduction. USA has always been an attractive study destination for prospective students, the reasons being quality education, cutting edge technology, work opportunities, excellent funding options and flexible curricula.

With over 4800 universities of higher education, USA has the most prestigious universities and top ranked Education to offer. According to QS Rankings, 53 American institutions rank among the top schools in the TOP 200 schools of the world. The USA higher education system is the largest, most diverse and comprehensive in the world. It has a broad range of educational options, which means that it can cater to the entire spectrum of student interests and aptitudes. Unique in the world, the system is not composed solely of research universities, but also has a broad range of institutions focused on high quality teaching leading to exceptional educational outcomes. Whether an institution is public or private has no relationship to educational quality. 

The USA follows application based education where practical education is given more emphasis then the theory education. Study UG is program  for 4 years and Study Postgraduate program is for 2 yrs. The entry requirement for a Masters program is a 4 years bachelor’s degree but some of the USA universities have also started accepting the 3 year degree from India. Our counselors can assist you for the same. The major intake being Fall, a lot of universities offer Spring intake also. The American application system is totally decentralized. All Universities follows individual application process. Students need to check individual university for the requirement to apply. Most of the American universities follow deadline system but a few also have open rolling deadlines. Prospective undergraduate students have to take SAT and TOEFL/IELTS exam while postgraduate students have to take GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS. 

USA also offers numerous funding opportunities to meritorious students through scholarships, assistantships and student loans. International students can also work on campus during their education. USA also offers full time work opportunities to the student in the form of OPT (Optional Practical Training) of 1 year after the completion of their education. Student from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) have additional 17 months of OPT period. 

Due to decentralized process of application, an education counsellor is an important key to your application. Lot of expertise is required for application and visas for study in USA. One wrong step can lead to loss of time and money in turn jeopardizes your application. Thorough knowledge and first hand information of education consultants from alumni’s, universities help you save time and money. 

Planning well in advance is the key to successful admission in USA. We advice this is right time to plan your application for Sept 2013 intake. We are one stop destination to all your foreign education needs. We give complete step by step guidance for preparing for the standardized exams, university selection thorough documentations and excellent visa guidance.  So what are you waiting for visit our nearest office or call us and add a new Dimension to your education. 

Sushil Sukhwani
Director 
Edwise
  

Think New Zealand


It is always difficult to make a decision when it comes to further studies, especially doing it overseas. Several questions cloud our mind, for example, what would be the place like, whether people are friendly, and will I be able to settle in, if the University I have chosen will meet my expectations, will I be able to pursue a career after completing my course and so on.

Manpreet Kaur International Market Manager, University of Waikato says “New Zealand is one of the world's most affordable English-speaking destinations and is one of the most racially tolerant. New Zealand has a population of about four million people. The influence of Pacific Island, Asian and European immigrants has helped shape New Zealand into a vibrant and diverse multicultural society”.

Clyde D'souza – a student pursuing his Graduate Diploma in hospitality from the prestigious Auckland University of Technology says ”New Zealand has always been my first choice, especially when it comes to hospitality; I believe no other place defines hospitality better than New Zealand. The toughest decision was choosing the University as there are so many Institutes offering several courses in Hospitality. I chose Auckland University of Technology. The studies at AUT are very practical. The Professors are very approachable and are always ready to help. I must say there are loads of assignments throughout the Semester, which is good as it keeps me busy”.

New Zealand is a popular destination for international students recognised for its safe environment and quality education system.

There are eight government-funded universities providing undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. NZ has popular option to study at any one of the 25 government funded Institutes of Technology. New Zealand programmes offer excellent value for money, especially due to its relatively low cost of living.

Courses at New Zealand commence in February and July but some of the universities and institutes have intakes in the mid year or end of the year. Work hard and play hard is the lifestyle choice of many international students in New Zealand. If you are looking for world-class education and training, and also want new experiences, fun, a relaxed lifestyle and a safe and healthy environment, then you should consider New Zealand as your study destination.

The Ministry of Education operates a Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (the Code). NZQA and other agencies set the academic standards.

International students who have graduated from a course in New Zealand can apply for 1 year work permit to obtain practical work experience relevant to their qualification, thus gaining not just the degree but professional experience as well in the field of their choice. If you have an offer of employment in the same area of your study then you may be able to work upto two-three years.


Edwise has been a NZSA (New Zealand Specialist Agent) specialist and an authorised representative for all universities and institutes in New Zealand. The visa applications will be processed on priority within 10 days for Edwise applicants. There is complete guidance from university selection based on personal and course choices to admission counselling, documentation and visa counselling, to ensure a smooth application process so that the student can start his or her international education on time. So visit your nearest Edwise office and gain more information.

CANADA - iDeal


Canada is considered as the ideal destination for quality studies at an remarkably lower cost. A Degree or Diploma from a Canadian University or College is internationally recognised & considered equivalent to those from other International universities. The intakes are September, January and May. Currently admissions are in progress for the January & May 2013 intake.

Tushar Chawla, International Officer of Niagara College says “Canada not only meets, but exceeds expectations for being one of the finest countries in the world to study, work and live. With unemployment rates of less than 9.0%, the growing job market resulting in hundreds of thousands of new jobs created each year. Besides, Canada continues to welcome diversity of cultures making them exist together in a tolerant, peaceful society.
Canadian Universities offer a wide range of programs from fine art, biology and commerce to astronomy, media studies, information technology and religion. Colleges offer UG and PG certificates, diplomas and undergraduate degrees. Universities offer four year Undergraduate Degrees and 2 years Master's programs. A popular option in collegesis that during/after their program students also can avail a Co-op(work) semester thus getting some hands on work experience and increase their chances of getting into the workforce after their program.

Yvain Pereira pursuing his Postgraduation from Centennial College says” It is a very good college, the courses are practical and provide an in-depth view of the subject. I have no worries about my future now, as I am sure I will be equipped to face the world.”

Once you’ve completed your studies, you can apply for a post-graduation work permit, which allows you to work in Canada. Under the post-graduation work permit program, international graduates who have studied a 2 year program can now obtain a 3 year open work permit on which they can work for any Canadian employer in any industry. Those who study for a 1 year program can work for 1 year upon the completion of education. The immigrant friendly policies are also another reason why students prefer Canada.

The Canadian High Commission has a very successful student’s friendly programme known as the Students Partnership Programme or SPP. The main aim of this programme was to increase the rate of approvals of study permits.

All the above benefits have attracted a large number of students applying to Canada resulting in several programs almost getting full for the Jan 13 intake. We officially represent over 60+ Public Funded Universities & Colleges in Canada & counsel most of the institutions in Canada, thus students are advised to rush with their current documents at the earliest to save on the application fees, as well as not miss the intake and have sufficient time for the visa process. Those looking for Masters Degree programs must apply at the earliest to ensure seats for Jan/ Sep 13.

Students should not be mislead by unauthorised agents, subagents, immigration consultants,etc. about courses, job opportunities, work permits and permanent residency. They must ensure that they go to an Authorised direct representative like us.
Students can also grab the opportunity of personally meeting the Offical Institution Representative directly from Canada during the Education Fairs organized by us from 21st September to 7th Oct in 10 Cities, for information on Venue and the Fair Dates please visit our nearest Office or register online on @ www.worldeducationfair.com or www.study-canada.in

Sushil Sukhwani
Director, Edwise

AUSTRALIA - Unlock Your Dreams

Today, there are more than 41,000 international students enrolled in Australian institutions for Australian qualifications. These international students are not only from India but from all over the globe.When you graduate from an Australian institution, your qualification will be recognised by international employers and major educational institutions around the world.This is because all qualifications from Australia are included under one national system. Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

In Australia , you have a choice of course options from various fields that suits your goals. Whichever course you choose, you get to experience a unique kind of education pattern that promotes innovative, creative and independent thinking.This is because Australian education is more practice oriented and the education system is known for its effective structure and innovative policy developments. In order to achieve excellence in education, one must rely on practices or other hands-on experiential learning. Australia gives all this with the offered degree s with a very positive job outcome.

You can choose a wide range of courses and fields in the form of certificate courses, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate diplomas, bachelors , Masters and PHD options.There are variety of fields available of your interest like business,accounting,finance,engineering,computer,information technology, hospitality,nursing, physiotherapy and many more.

MBA in Australia is available for freshers as well as for work experience applicants.Not only this, students have an option for dual-degrees where they can opt for 2 combination degrees and gain value for money with 2 specialisations.

Some Australian universities will offer internship programs that students can take while they complete their studies and some will assist students to arrange an internship.

The major study intakes for Australia are February and July whereas, there are many management courses available in the November as well.Dual degrees are also available in the November intake.

As an international student you are allowed to work part-time for 40 hours per fortnight and full time during vacations.This benefits the student to gain pocket money and subsidise some expenses.

From March 2012, Streamelined Visa Process(SVP) has been introduced for Australian student visa applications.Under SVP even if the student is going for an 18 months or a 24 months program, he/she needs to show tution fees and living expenses in the bank account for only 12 months and the balance is based on his earning capacity to support the future study period. The funds may be held for any period of time which need not be of specific nature as long as the student is a GenuineTemporary Entrant (GTE) i.e. the students main intention is to study in Australia.

The student also gets an opportunity to stay back for 2 years after his study in Australia and gain some work experience after education.Two years of work experience after the Australian degree will make the student profile extremely strong. There is an option to extend the work permit upto 5 years and also apply for permanent residency.

We encourage students to come for counselling to our experienced counsellors and also encourage them to meet university representatives and get more information. Our counsellors will study the profile and will shortlist the best suited universities and also take care of their applications , visas and accomodation arrangements.The students can also interact with the Australian alumni and gain more knowledge about student life on campus.

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Studying abroad made easier

Study in US Universities


Edwise had organised the 12th World Education Fair at J W Mariott, Juhu on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.

There was personalised help available to students right from filling up of application forms to admission process. Over the years, thousands of Edwise students have secured their lucrative future overseas.

Delegates from different countries representing over 75 universities worldwide were available for on the spot interactions and admissions to many institutes.


Sameer Patil said, " The fair me in reducing the confusion that I had with regards to my higher studies abroad. The seminars were very informative.

The counselors assisted students present there with completing applications and the visa procedures. Simply put, the fair was a one- stop destination to all your queries regarding pursuing higher education abroad." Student queries about courses, visa, scholarships, loans etc were answered by these delegates in the seminars that were held every hour.

Some institutes also provided application fee waiver for up to Rs. 35,000, scholarships and spot admissions for complete applications.

Study in USA Universities and Collges

Want to go abroad for studies?Your time starts now

World Education Fair


February is the ideal time to start researching for ideal courses and preparing your application process

If you want to go abroad this year for higher studies, the ideal time to apply is February. This was emphasised at the World Education Fair, organised by Edwise, on Wednesday, which saw more than 1,000 prospective students taking part.




With more than 40 universities taking part in the fair, the organisers noted that it was the perfect time for students, who are contemplating studying abroad, to look into the logistics more seriously.

“We have universities from six countries participating. For students wanting to start their studies in their intended university by September, February is the ideal time to start looking,” said Sushil Sukhwani, director, Edwise. He also said that the fair would take place in 11 cities in the country, with four more to go after Bangalore.

The fair was oriented towards students intending to do their master’s course abroad. “In India, about 85% of students who go abroad to study want to pursue their master’s. The number of students wanting to do their under-graduation has increased from 15% to 17%, but it is still a small gain,” he said.

As for the courses that are popular among students, management still tops the list. “About 35%-40% of the students go for programmes offering management studies and another 35% go for either engineering or IT-related courses. Only about 20% go to study pure sciences, journalism, literature and other courses,” said Sukhwani.

However, it is a number that has been gradually increasing, according to Sukhwani. “We see a slightly more number of students off to pursue courses like music and arts, but you see it more in progressive cities such as Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai,” he added.

As for countries that are most popular, Sukhwani said that because of the economic climate, students were gravitating towards countries other than the United States. “Canada and Singapore have seen an increase in the influx of students. They are now choosing countries based on the courses offered, whether the country boasts a stable economy, employment opportunities and favourable stay back options,” he said.

He added that students have problems when it comes to financing studies. “As opposed to five years ago, the number of scholarships from the US has gone down, but Australia is actually offering more scholarships. However, students still have a problem with loans. The upper limit for student loans in banks is `14 lakh and students often need a little more and the paperwork is also a little bit different,” he said.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director
Edwise

Know more  about Overseas Education

Boom Recession Boom - USA

Study in USA Universities


As spring will be followed by winter, prosperity and economic growth will be followed by recession. New jobs are scarce, while old jobs may be gone tomorrow. So you have concluded that recession is not the time to venture abroad for further studies?

Quite contrarily, despite the ongoing recession, now is the best time for students to go abroad for further studies or even take a break and enhance your current qualifications. Hard to believe, well, here's the simple explanation. We all know recession is the best time for investment as every investment is available at a lower cost. Then why not invest in education so you fetch better returns at the time of boom. This is an advice not only given by education counselors, but also a fact vouched for by thousands of students who are heading to various universities in USA for the coming academic year. Even universities in USA have announced an increase in number of applications for Fall 09.

Experts give the US economy a year to recover and two years to start booming again. By the time students enrolled for Fall 09 graduate, the US economy will be in the recovery stage. And it will be the ideal time as a fresher to step in the market and grab the best of the numerous opportunities available.

Alternately if you choose not to enroll this year, you will be competing for jobs which are scarce. If you think of enrolling after 2 years, you will be in college when the economy and job market will be booming. So don't go against the flow of the world, but instead walk with its pace.


International students can work for 20 hrs per week on/off campus during term and 40hrs per week on/off in vacation time. After graduation, international students are allowed to work for one year what is known as OPT (optional practical training). Students of science, technology, engineering and mathematics streams have an OPT period of 29 months.

The right thing to do is to choose the career of your interest and arm yourself with the requisite degree. Degrees in healthcare, medicine, teaching, art, music, literature, Study MBA in business and finance or hotel management will continue to get you good job opportunities.

"It is a myth that recession has hit the field of education in the US. I have seen so many international students like me queuing up for degrees in the coming year," said Poonam Mahadik, 21, who is planning to major in psychology at (SUNY Plattsburgh) Fall 09.

It is the long lived stereotype that education in USA is unaffordable. A wide spectrum of tuition fees, accommodation options and financial help from the institutions in the form of scholarships, fee waivers etc makes US education affordable.

Understanding the situation the students are in, many universities are giving a helping hand by increasing the amount of scholarships offered. One of them is Johnson &Wales University which has increased the scholarships for international students for Fall 09.


So what are you waiting for? With admissions still open at selected universities for Fall 09 intake all you need to do is come to Edwise to make the right investment and head to the USA for the experience of a life time.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director - Edwise

MISSION CANADA

Study in Canada

Canada has majorly emerged as the most preferred destination for Indian students. It is an excellent option for international students with a wide array of study programs. International students are flocking to many reputed Universities and Colleges in Canada to pursue Masters Degree which requires 16 years of education or a Post Graduate Certificate or Diploma accepting 15 years. Large number of students from India enroll for PG programs in Canada in areas like business, engineering, computer, science & IT, hospitality –tourism, media and animation.


Over 7,00,000 people of Indian origin currently reside in Canada. "Recognized globally, the Canadian education system provides students with a quality a learning environment and a great deal of flexibility. With quality vocational and academic course offerings the college and university system in Canada allows students a truly personalized learning experience." says Mike Henniger, International Director of Thompson Rivers University.

Theses factor have charmed Indian student resulting in an increase of about more than 25% in enrollments. In Canada most of the institutions are public institutions. With over 92 universities and 175 colleges and technical institutes , featuring virtually every program imaginable, from nuclear science to engineering, MBA to arts and music.


Wendy Curtis , International Director of Fanshawe International Center says “Canada is a safe and economically- strong country with an excellent education system. It has immigrant- friendly policies that allows eligible international students to work for up to 3 years after completing education in Canada.”

Several international students who complete post-secondary education in Canada wish to stay on and obtain Canadian work experience. A wise move considering Canada has also been consistently ranked by the UN as the number one country in the world to live in.

The Canadian High Commission launched the immensely successful Student Partner's Program with the idea of increasing the approval rate for study permit applications at participating Canadian Colleges. This SPP program assists students to get a Visa faster, provided they meet a specific list of conditions with very limited documentation.

The courses in Canada are designed as per the requirements in Job market. Many of these programs offer Co- operative education program which is a work term of one semester providing opportunity of working full time during their study. The major intakes for studying in Canada is September January and May. Students are allowed to work part time on campus for the first 6 months for 20 hrs per week during the course and thereafter off campus. As per the recent immigration rules the student graduating from an eligible programs (2 years) form Canadian Post secondary institution will be eligible for an Open wok permit for 3 years and can work for any Canadian employer in any industry. For those who have studied for 1 year is eligible to work for 1 year on completion of the course.

Maulik Doshi pursued PG in Project management from Humber College, Toronto says- “It was the best decision of my life, good people, safe surrounding and ample of opportunities to work and permanently settle down. I currently have a good job a respectable salary and now my younger brother is planning to come here for a program in animation.

We have organized Mission Canada from 15th April - 1st May in 8 cities across India. Visit our website www.edwiseinternational.com for more information.

Clearly the rewards of a Canadian education will last you a lifetime.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director, Edwise

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WORLD EDUCATION FAIR



India's Largest Overseas Education Fair will be held in 11 cities. Delegates of over 80+ universities from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and France will be participating with select institutions in select cities . Student queries about courses, visa, scholarships, loans etc will be answered by these delegates in the informative SEMINARS that will be held every hour. Some Institutes will also provide Application Fee Waiver (up to Rs. 35,000) and scholarships or Spot admissions for complete applications. Scholarships will be given to Meritorious applicants.

There is an astounding number of students from around the world who are opting for education beyond what their local colleges and Universities have in offer. You may choose from below multiple benefits offered by various countries :

Study in UK :
With a high degree of reputation, an incomparable charm, and above all, educational quality that's backed by centuries of tradition, making the United Kingdom just the right place to give your career that global edge. UK has a large number of universities which rank among the best in the world and offer a wide range of courses with the specialization. UK qualifications are both recognized and respected throughout the world. One of the biggest advantages of UK education is its one-year Masters degree for almost all courses or a 3 years Bachelors degrees which saves your considerable time and money.

Study in USA:
USA education is one of the best in the world with more than 4800 universities catering to undergraduate and postgraduate. It follows an experiential education system where both theory and practical experience is given equal importance. It not only prepare students for academic success but also help them succeed in culturally diverse environment.

Study in Canada:
With amongst the best education systems globally, Canada offers international students a whole new lot of opportunities in specialized and profession- oriented programs of study. With a high standard of living and being one of the safest places in the world to study in, Canada welcomes students from all over the world. The institutions offer an extensive range of courses from Bachelor's,Diplomas to Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma courses in Canada.

is a great destination for education and living, it has a highly developed education system and leading in many fields. They have skills shortages in many areas, so there is plenty of opportunity for the right candidates. With the recent introduction of the post study work visa, students benefit from being able to acquire not just an international education but also relevant work experience after their course if they choose the right University. It has ample part time work opportunities while studying in Australia.

Study in NewZealand:
An Indian chooses New Zealand as an ideal destination because it is considered “Best of Both the Worlds” providing a qualification which is globally recognized at the lowest cost. It has eight state-funded universities New Zealand which are internationally acknowledged for their academic and research performance.

There are other emerging countries like Singapore, Switzerland , France which are providing cost effective, affordable & quality education.

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

This Fair is scheduled from the 17th May - 4th June in 11 cities across India. For more information you may visit our website: www.worldeducationfair.com, Entry is free and parents too are invited to accompany the students.


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AUSTRALIA APPLICATION FORTNIGHT


AUSTRALIA  APPLICATION FORTNIGHT 

Australia is a multicultured , safe and sophisticated society in which students can learn and get a unique experience. Apart from a world class education system, it also offers excellent value for money and a standard of living which is among the highest in the world.

Australian qualification and institutions are recognized globally for their high quality and excellence. Graduates from Australia are very successful in finding jobs and hold prominent positions worldwide. Additionally, they are rapidly accepted for postgraduate study (in Australia) at leading international universities.

Priya Kamineni , International Regional Manager, Bond University says “Australia is a great destination for education and living, it has a highly developed education system and leading in many fields.  The people are friendly; the place is not crowded and they have skills shortages in many areas, so there is plenty of opportunity for the right candidates.”

Australian universities offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering areas such as accounting, architecture, business and management, communications, computers, IT, creative arts, economics , education/training, engineering, environmental studies, health services, humanities/social sciences , tourism and hospitality, law, nursing , psycology, sciences and more. Also, MBA in Australia is available for freshers. 

There are dual degree options available with MBA with masters in IT, hospitality, international business, commerce , HR and many more. So, students get 2 Awards in hand after course completion.

Students who go to Australia for full time studies can also work part time for 40 hours per fortnight while studying and 40 hours per week during their vacations. This helps the students to cover their living expenses and sometimes even save for their following semester.

Effective from 24th March 2012 Australian Government has introduced Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) arrangements for a specified list of Australian Universities and partner institutes. The student must hold a CoE (Confirmation of Enrolment) and eventually study a Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral Degree. 

Under the SVP, funds need not be held for a specific period of time or of a specific nature as long as the student is a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) ie. he intends to study at Australia, will study a Bachelors, Masters, PHD degree eventually and he can afford to study in Australia. This is a very positive step in terms of providing access to higher Education in Australia to students from all countries.

The onus of the student rests with the university. Students who do not wish to be assessed under the SVP may continue to apply for their visa under the regular system in Sub-Class 573-AL 3 ( or as the case may be ) where they have to show funds in acceptable format for a specified period of time.

In early 2013, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will clarify details whereby graduates who have spent at least two academic years studying their degree in Australia will be allowed two years Post-study work rights. Master by research graduates to receive three years of Post-study rights and PhD graduates to receive four years post-study work right.

We are also encouraging students to come for counselling and meet University representatives and get more information. Students can avail a fee waiver during the application fortnight which is between 9th April - 21st April. At this time students can also interact with Alumni from an Australian University and gain more knowledge about student life on campus. The world stands for you, you just need to move one step forward.

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New Zealand – YOUR DESTINATION TO STUDY WORK & RESIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Zealand is truly multicultural in nature this will help an international students to enhance his network , to know their culture and thus maximize his flexibility and knowledge for the other parts of the country , standard of living in New Zealand is very high as compared to the other countries.


New Zealand has eight state-funded universities, all of which are internationally acknowledged for their academic and research performance. All universities offer internationally-recognized Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral degrees in a broad range of subjects including in popular streams like arts, commerce and science as well as in specialties like engineering, computer studies, biotechnology and architecture, hospitality & tourism, culinary arts, teaching, physiotherapy , nursing etc. Eligible students can now apply for a work permit entitling them to work part-time for 20 hours, during the academic year, and full-time during vacations.


Farnaaz Mohammed Senior Manager, International Marketing & Recruitment , Massey University says “New Zealand universities perform well in international rankings - New Zealand had a higher ratio of universities in the top 500 of the 2011 THE/QS World Ranking of Universities than most other country systems. New Zealand universities are trusted for offering high quality teaching based on the British model and delivered at a very affordable cost. New Zealand university degrees are highly transferable - our graduates gain employment in career positions world-wide and gain entry to top universities around the world for postgraduate study.”

The good news is, both quality education as well as accommodation, is far cheaper compared to other countries. Coupled with the lesser costs & international recognition of its qualification New Zealand offers “Best of the both worlds qualification.”

New Zealand Government has a Code of Practice, signed by over 1200 institutions in the country, to ensure that a consistent, high standard of care is provided to all international students studying there.

Manpreet Kaur, International Marketing Manager, University of Waikato says "New Zealand has a worldwide reputation for being a welcoming and safe destination. New Zealanders are renowned for their honesty, friendliness and openness. While New Zealand is a relatively young country it has a rich and fascinating history reflecting both our Maori and European heritage. Also New Zealand is one of the world's affordable English speaking destinations and is one of the most racially tolerant.”

Besides this, international students who have graduated from a course in New Zealand can apply for 1 year work permit to obtain practical work experience relevant to their qualification, thus gaining not just the degree but professional experience as well in the field of their choice. After getting job student can apply for Permanent Residence (PR) under skilled migrant category. With the best of New Zealand education qualification & New Zealand work experience the likelihood of qualifying for a residence permit is high.

Shonali Thakur pursuing Masters in Business from University of Waikato says “University campus is beautiful and has wonderful amenities. The courses are practical and provide an in-depth view of the subject.”

What's more, if you intend to apply for the intakes in July/Sep, now would be a good time to approach our counsellors who can be readily accessed by students under one roof at the fair, courtesy a simple registration process with us.

The American Dream

Study in USA

'The Land Where Dreams Can Come True'- These words truly define the US, a federal republic founded by intellectuals coming together from different parts of the world.

A multicultural society, the US boasts of excellent opportunities be it in education, career, or living. US education is one of the best in the world with more than 4800 universities catering to undergraduate and postgraduate education needs. There is no program that the US education system does not offer. The well known universities include Columbia University, MIT, California State University, Embry Riddle, Long Island University, Hult International Business School to name a few.

Mayumi Kowta Director, International Programs, California State University Channel Islands says “According to the Institute for International Education's research, the number of international students currently enrolled at U.S. Universities during the 2010 – 11 academic year is 823,277.  The US is clearly the number one destination for prospective international students from all over the world.  The US universities not only prepare students for academic success but also help international students succeed in culturally diverse environment in business and social settings.  I believe, this is a long term trend and would like to encourage all prospective international students to explore the opportunity.”

The US follows an experiential education system where both theory and practical experience is given equal importance. US universities are flexible in course choices and duration of completion of programs. For example, a 4 year undergraduate degree can be completed in as less as 3 years. The popular intakes are September and January, although quite a few universities have additional intakes open for international students. Most universities follow a deadline system and few universities have open rolling admission. Generally, prospective undergraduates have to take SAT and TOEFL/IELTS exam, while prospective graduates have to take GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS.

Numerous funding opportunities are available to meritorious students through scholarships, assistantships, and student loans. International students can take advantage of the part time employment opportunities USA available as they progress through their program and full time employment opportunities available after completion of their degree.

Rick Groleau, Assistant Director of International Admissions, Study in Southern New Hampshire University says "Nothing can replace an experience of getting your undergraduate or graduate degree in the USA.  The time spent with fellow students and faculty, experiencing academic and work related internships will be key to your success.  Your network of classmates and contacts are befitting an international experience needed for todays leaders."

We represent over 150 institutions in USA. However we help students enroll in any other institutions of their choice and we charge a reasonable service fee, giving special attention to admission formalities such as students application, highlighting the areas essential for a well-presented, error free application. We assist with References and the 'all-important' Statement of Purpose. We follows up with the chosen Universities and ensure Positive and Quick Response. We have exhaustive information prospectus, brochures, CD's & application forms, etc. We provide personalized training for the standardized tests such as GRE, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS and PTE (Mumbai only).

So what you are waiting for, go for it now! Visit today and fulfil your American Dream.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director
Edwise

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Thursday 16 February 2012

India's Largest Overseas Edu Fair - Don’t Miss It!

Everyone knows that a successful future in this day and age, depends mainly on the right education and degree. No wonder today’s youth is far more focused and selective in seeking a degree that leads to a promising and exciting career. No longer are they satisfied with dull drab degrees and diplomas from local colleges. Instead they seek to explore newer avenues abroad which will nurture their natural talent, hone their skills and give them the best education possible.

If you are one such student looking for overseas educational opportunities, then there is no place better than our World Education Fair to acquaint yourself with the plethora of opportunities available in leading colleges and universities across the world.

The World Education Fair provides an ideal meeting opportunity for students and education institutions from all over the world. You will have the opportunity to meet delegates from top universities and colleges from various countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Singapore and France get first hand information and even apply, making the entire process extremely simple with the aid of our expert counselors. Over 70+ institutions from 8 countries will be participating with select institutions in select cities meeting with students, solving their queries, handing out “on the spot offers” and admissions.

Scholarships and Spot Admissions are given to meritorious students with complete applications by some institutions. Some also offer application fee waiver & you could save upto Rs. 35,000/- and save time too. Time is of extreme essence, especially when it comes to applying to colleges abroad, as several reputed institutions attract a huge number of talented students from all over the world and the seats fill up quickly. So, you should apply now for programmes commencing in March, May, July or Sep 2012. The knowledgeable international representatives at this Fair can work as a sounding board for your admission concerns; assist you in making a better decision and a complete application, well in time.

Varun Shah who attended the fair says “The Fair helped me in reducing the confusion that I had with regards to my higher studies abroad. The seminars were very informative. The counselors assisted me with completing applications and the visa procedures. Simply put, the Fair is a one-stop destination if you want to find an answer to all your queries regarding pursuing higher education abroad. Plus, it is also an excellent way of researching not just the college/university of your choice, but also the city and country that you choose to go to.”

The event will bring together the entire spectrum of courses on offer. There is information available on the tests required to study abroad, with discounted packages as well as an Academic Pathway Planning counselor who will help solve your queries as to what is the right course for you. Visit our nearest office to register for the event, submit an application and secure appointments with the delegates. Prior Registration is mandatory to attend this fair.

This Fair is scheduled from the 1st of Feb ‘12 to 21st of Feb in 11 cities across India. For more information you may visit our website: www.worldeducationfair.com, The Fair is ideally timed for applications for Sept 2012 intake. Entry is free and parents too are invited to accompany the students.

The World Education Fair gives generation-next a great opportunity to look at the various options available to them in various countries which meet their needs and ambitions--all under one roof-- this is an event one should not miss!

Sushil Sukhwani
Director
Edwise

“Get Counselled by and Apply to UK Universities Under one roof”

UK has predominantly been one of the finest destinations to study. The Top Universities in UK universities have generated distinguished leaders internationally in the form of politicians, industrialists,educationists,economists,scientists,medical practitioners,corporate leaders so on and so forth.

With more than 40,000 Indian students studying in UK universities and UK colleges it clearly emerges as a popular choice with students aspiring to study abroad.As a UK postgraduate student, you will be expected to take up a lot of independent study which develops an individual's thinking and research skills. Studies in UK are challenging as it involves lots of projects, assignments, regular presentations and case studies. Although this is different from what many Indian students have experienced, it is a welcome change to complete the mix.

Preety Bansal,Country Manager India ,Newcastle University UK says “UK is traditionally recognized for its high class studies and research excellence. It has been the top choice of quality focused students  and continues to be at the forefront of  knowledge and innovation delivered through an array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses”
The quality and standard of a university's teaching and its general facilities are evaluated by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Research standards are examined by the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), which publishes its findings every five years. Both are part of Government system of quality check & control.

The cost of education for an international student in the UK can be lower as compared to other countries especially in case of postgraduate studies as the duration of most programs is one year as against other places where the tenure of study tends to be more than a year.This works in favor of the students helping them to cut down on their living expenses.
The Universities in UK offer courses which provide a wide range of career opportunities upon completion. Like most other programs, Engineering and technology courses especially are structured as per the market demands, incorporating all recent advancements. This gives you an excellent platform for a career in the global marketplace. No matter whether you wish to study art, design, humanities, management, law, science, architecture, engineering, medicine- you have a choice of institutions which are world renowned and help you develop your knowledge and skills.

The UK Visa is quite easy to obtain and the process is pretty streamlined for genuine applicants who have received an offer/CAS and are able to show the required funding available. The new student visa process under the Tier 4 of the Points Based System is simpler, more transparent and user-friendly for international students.

Rakesh Gopal, a student pursuing his masters in finance from the prestigious Exeter University says “My decision to come to UK was vindicated the moment i reached the university. The first few days were a wonderful transition to student life here with all kinds of facilities and support available along with meeting people from all over the world. Settling into my academic schedule made me value the quality of education i was receiving with fabulous staff who were on top of their subjects.”
This is the best time to apply to the UK institutions.However, you must have all the required documents in place at the earliest so that you can approach the best possible Universities of your choice.