Friday, 18 May 2018

Study Abroad Trend Revile By PTE Survey

In a recent study conducted by Pearson for Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, the computer-based test of English proficiency for immigration and study abroad, Business Management and Information Technology (IT) emerged as the top two courses preferred by students of Maharashtra to study abroad.

The study of PTE Academic test takers reveals that 29.9 per cent students going abroad prefer a course in Business Management followed by Information Technology / Computer Sciences (17 per cent) and Engineering (14.8 per cent) to explore as a career avenue.
While the students continue to prefer these standard courses, there has been an interesting shift towards newer courses such as tourism and hospitality (6.8 per cent). Students are going for management courses in finance, marketing, retail and hotel industry. Furthermore, 71.5 per cent of these students apply for post-graduate courses while only 10.5 per cent opt to pursue graduate courses.
Globally, PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of academic programs in the US, UK, Canada, Singapore, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The study also reveals that the students are applying across various countries, however, the top two choices for them is Australia and New Zealand. Around 47.1 per cent of applicants from Maharashtra have a strong preference to study in Australian universities followed by New Zealand at 20.2 per cent.
The PTE Academic scores are accepted when applying to migrate to Australia and New Zealand. Most recently it was accepted by Engineers Australia for migration skills assessment purposes.
Source: http://www.dailypioneer.com/

At Aliff Overseas Consultant  we offer a full suite of study abroad counselling services:
  • Course and university selection
  • Academic profile evaluation
  • Submission of admission applications
  • Visa application assistance, visa-counselling and mock-interviews
  • IELTS/TOEFL training
  • Pre-departure guidance and assistance in terms of private accommodation recommendations in select countries.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Indian students prefer US for higher studies

The United States continues to remain the top international destination for Indian students who make up for 17 per cent of all international students there, according to the US India Education Foundation (USIEF). “United States remains the top international destination for Indian students, hosting over 186,000, twice as many as a decade ago. Indians make up 17 per cent of all international students in the US today,” a statement by the USIEF said.


The Indian graduates shared their experiences studying abroad and discussed how they benefitted from the US education.

Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State, visited the USIEF over the weekend to underline the importance the US government places on promoting educational exchanges between the world’s two largest democracies.

The meeting came at the start of Ambassador Galt’s week-long visit to India and Bhutan,” the statement added.
Galt also met with Fulbright Program students, including Americans studying in India as well as Indian alumni of US colleges and universities. The Indian graduates shared their experiences studying abroad and discussed how they benefitted from the US education.


“EducationUSA advisers reported to the Ambassador that, contrary to some reports, the appetite for studying in the US remains high among Indian students.

“Prospective applicants report that they are most attracted by high-quality of education, the international value placed on US degrees, the opportunity to form a lifelong connection with the country,” the statement said.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Canada could overtake UK as study abroad destination

The United States and the United Kingdom have traditionally reigned as top markets for international study but political changes and visa policies might see Canada climb to second place.


The QS Applicant Survey 2018 found Canada has been increasing in popularity for students from Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

The opportunity to work in Canada after graduation, an internationally friendly culture and sufficient scholarship provision combine to make the country a more attractive place to study than the current political climate in the UK or US, says the study.

Meanwhile, political changes in the UK and US are likely to have knocked international student confidence in their safety and acceptance.


“Britain’s vote to exit the European Union preceded President Donald Trump’s promise to impose a travel ban on people from Muslim-majority nations entering the US,” wrote report author and QS Market Insights manager Dasha Karzunina.


Regardless, the UK and US remain top for international student enrolments because for legacy reasons; the reputation and prestige of their higher learning institutions remain major factors for students when picking a place of study.

“This shows that despite political uncertainties, the prestige of institutions in these countries just about outweighs concerns about visas, opportunities to stay and work, and feeling unwelcome,” the study explains.

The report also found students are concerned with gaining an internationally recognised qualification to ensure they get the most out of their qualification, as well as studying where there is sufficient funding available.

QS spokesperson Jack Moran told The PIE News that Canada’s growth as an international education hotspot is a “multi-causal phenomenon,” aided by lower fees, high quality of student experience, and the global perception of Canada “as a country that remains committed to liberal immigration policy.”

If international students continue to choose Canada for their education, it will likely overtake the UK as an international education hub.

“If Canada can sustain this level of growth, the UK may have to accept a relegation to third place, and our imminent exit from the European Union seems unlikely to improve the situation,” Moran said.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Study In Germany: Top Universities, Entry Requirements And Application Process



In recent years, Germany has emerged as one of the favored destinations for higher studies among Indian students heading for studies abroad. In the field of technology and engineering specialists, the number of students heading to Germany has grown exponentially. One of the reasons which make Germany more appealing to students is the low tuition cost. Most of the public universities in Germany are funded by the government and hence require zero to very less tuition fee for admission. In addition to the low tuition cost, Germany is also one of the European countries where the living cost for students is relatively low. 

While for admission to many programs, an International student might need proficiency in the German language, there are many universities which offer a variety of courses in the English language too. 

Admission Requirements

A student from outside Germany needs to have Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB), which means 'higher education entrance qualification'. For undergraduate students, this can be a high-school diploma, school-leaving certificate or university entrance exam result. Indian students are eligible to apply for a Bachelor program in Germany if they fulfill any one of the following criteria:
The student should have completed the first year of a Bachelor degree program from a recognized university in India in a relevant subject. 
The student should have cleared the IIT JEE or JEE Advanced exam. 
The student should have passed in Feststellungsprüfung entrance examination after attending a preparatory Studienkolleg. This is a full-time course with about 32 hours of instruction per week and usually, takes up to two semesters to complete. The two components of the course are German language and subjects relevant to the study program you want to register for later. The minimum eligibility criteria for enrollment in a Studienkolleg are a valid school leaving certificate (12th) with relevant subject combination and proficiency in the German language (approx. B1 level based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). A student's subject knowledge and if applicable German language proficiency is tested in an entrance exam (Aufnahmeprüfung) by the course coordinators before enrollment in the foundation course.

How to Apply?

In order to apply, first, go through the DADA website for admission requirements and other important information for International students. The next step is to gather more information about the university where you wish to apply. Once you have all the required information and you are sure of your eligibility for the said university and course, you can send a request for the application form to the University and carry forward the rest of the process. 

The STEM subjects offered at TU9 universities:

RWTH Aachen University.
TU Berlin.
TU Braunschweig.
TU Darmstadt.
TU Dresden.
Leibniz Universität Hannover.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
TU München.

Why study Engineering in Germany



The German federal foreign office grants students an 18-month extension of visa after studies for the purpose of seeking a job. Considering that most of the students would like to shift to the industry after studies, this extension gives us ample time to explore opportunities.


In terms of employment opportunities, especially in the field of IT andEngineeringg, Indian students certainly have an edge over others with a majority of them holding engineering degrees. “This combined with Germany’s constant demand for engineers is a win-win for both Germany and Indian students.

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Monday, 14 May 2018

StudyAbroad: College De Paris Is A Top Notch Fashion School In France

Ever since it was created, the Collège de Paris has striven to promote French excellence through training. To do this, we bring together recognised institutions of higher learning  – the oldest dates back to 1949.


The member schools of the Collège de Paris are all recognised in their specialised domains and guarantee that graduates will achieve insertion on world job markets. The faculty is made up of an academic lecturing body and the best professional players. All the programs lead to a state-recognized certification or recognition by international assessment bodies.

College de Paris is a top notch business school in France based in Paris. Partner with institutes in London & Milan, the school offers several programs for international students such as The oldest one was formed in 1949 and the recent was formed in 1994

Member school
1) Ascencia Business school (Business and Management School)
2) Ecole Conte (Art and Fashion School)
3) ELFE (French Language school)
4) Digital School (Digital School)
5) ISE Institue superior de environment (School of Environmental Studies)
6) Finance Business School (School of Finance)
7) French School of Decorative Arts (Ecole Décor)
8) ENSMI National school of real Estate Management (School of Real Estate)
9) Ecole Bleue (Global Design School)

Accreditations CNCP (National Directory of Professional Certification (RNCP). CIEP (public labelling body for centres teaching French)


Currently, they have seats for the following Master Degree Program: 
In these programs, the student will go directly to College de Paris.

1)    Master in Fashion and Luxury Brand Management
2)    Master in Food & Beverage Management
3)    Master in International Marketing

Eligibility: Graduation compulsory 
English test results: IELTS (5.5), TOEFL (70) or TOEIC (750) Tuition fees: 10,000 euros + 290 euros (non-refundable) administration fees + 215 € (for French social security payable on arrival). 


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Sunday, 13 May 2018

How To Choose The Right Overseas Education Consultant

Are you an aspire to study in a foreign university?

If your answer is yes, you would know the importance of an education consultant or counselor in facilitating your study abroad journey.


Your counselor doesn’t only ensure you an admission at a study destination of your choice but also helps you in getting a student visa. The importance of a consultant can, therefore, never be overlooked. You must, however, carefully choose your consultant.

This is why choosing a competent and well-qualified study abroad counsellor is incredibly important at this juncture. With so many education consultants available to counsel you through this process, and all of whom claiming to be the best in the field, choosing the right one is no simple task.

Here are few things to keep in mind while choosing your education counsellor .

1) Be clear about your goals

Before approaching an agent be sure about what you want to study and which your countries of preference are. This will enable you to communicate clearly with your agent about the kind of assistance you are seeking from them.

2) Remember to Do Your Research

Prior to choosing a counsellor, make sure that you've investigated a fair amount of options. Ask friends and family who may have gone through a similar process which counsellors they used, and how their experiences with them were. Also, use the internet and try and find as many reviews as possible for potential candidates. The internet is a priceless tool when it comes to researching study abroad consultants, so make liberal use of it. Make sure that the counsellors you're considering cover a large number of universities spread across many different countries as well.

3) Check the background of your educational consultant

It is important to find out the sheer status of the overseas educational agency before joining the same. It is important to be duly informed about its years of existence, whether it has really facilitated the needs of students making overseas abroad. 


4) Visiting websites of different educational consultants is important 

A good overseas educational consultancy will be consisting of former students with due specialisation in respect of overseas learning. Similarly, some of the best educational consultants will not refuse giving references of former students duly helped by the same. Make it a point to cross check the qualifying criteria of different college/university options by browsing their respective websites. Try to assess if your level of choice matches with the names offered by overseas educational consultancy.






5) Reviews and Ratings

A comparison between different counselors must be made before shortlisting any of them. A right move is to check their ratings online and read the reviews of other students. Even if reviews can be bought, they still never fail in providing strong and clear insights.

As a career coach myself, I strongly recommend choosing career based services only on the basis of ratings and recommendations.






6) Ask around

The education sector is all about word-of-mouth and referrals. If you have friends and family who have been through a particular consultant and are happy with them, chances are you shall be too. You can also ask the agent for testimonials from students they have assisted in the past.



7)  Ask about costs

Ensure that you are aware about any charges that the agent has for applications and counselling. It’s better to know beforehand than to be caught unawares whilst in the middle of your application process! 


8)  Read all documents

 Many of us don’t bother reading the documents we sign. It is essential to go through all contracts and documents before you sign them so that there are no nasty surprises awaiting you in the future.


And Finally, Trust Your Instincts!

To trust your gut can oftentimes be one of the best pieces of advice that a person can give. A good counsellor is there to serve your interests, and to assist you in living out your dreams.


At Aliff Overseas Consultant  we offer a full suite of study abroad counselling services:
  • Course and university selection
  • Academic profile evaluation
  • Submission of admission applications
  • Visa application assistance, visa-counselling and mock-interviews
  • IELTS/TOEFL training
  • Pre-departure guidance and assistance in terms of private accommodation recommendations in select countries.


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Study in Hungary: A Student’s Guide



Study in Hungary:

To study in Hungary is not as expansive as it is a perfect study destination in Europe for higher studies. This country is famous for its historical urban centers, soothing landscapes, thermal water and rich culture. The palaces and castles of Hungary are very famous and its beauty can be beyond your imagination. It is hard to differentiate between hotels and museums as both are rich and beautiful. Wherever you go you will get undeniable traces of the legendary Hungarian wines.


Why Study in Hungary:

Hungarian institutions achieved a high position in many university rankings, and Hungarian degrees are of internationally recognized quality. The membership of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee in charge of providing quality assurance and evaluating education and research programmes at higher education institutions was renewed by the European Association of Quality Assurance and in the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education in 2015. Hungary followed the recommendation of the European Parliament to establish its National Qualifications Framework in 2008. Hungary was among the 29 states signing the Bologna Declaration in 1999, proposing a European Higher Education Area (EHEA), in which students and graduates could use prior qualifications in one country as acceptable entry requirements for further study in another.

Major Points:

  1. Internationally recognized degree
  2. Low living cost
  3. Schengen Country
  4. Two intakes- Feb,Sept
  5. 9 months stay way option
  6. High visa Success rate
Programmes Available:

The foreign language programmes are of high standard and tuition fees are very favorable when compared to its competition. The range of study fields students can choose from is wide:

  1. Agricultural Science
  2. Computer Science and Information Technology
  3. Legal Science
  4. Economic Science
  5. Medical and Health Science
  6. Arts, Arts and Humanities, Arts Education
  7. Engineering Science
  8. Social Science
  9. Teacher Training
  10. Sport Science
  11. Natural Science
Study in Hungary

At Aliff Overseas Consultant  we offer a full suite of study abroad counselling services:
  • Course and university selection
  • Academic profile evaluation
  • Submission of admission applications
  • Visa application assistance, visa-counselling and mock-interviews
  • IELTS/TOEFL training
  • Pre-departure guidance and assistance in terms of private accommodation recommendations in select countries.