Tuesday, 11 December 2012

What can I study in the UK?


UK offers education which allows you to be flexible and gain qualifications which are recognized and respected throughout the world. UK universities, UK colleges and schools provide multicultural and challenging academic environment which is many centuries old. Quality standards for all UK universities and institutions are among the very best and in the forefront of the academic world.
Some of the main areas of study pursued by Indian students in the UK are -
Engineering and Technical Degrees
  • A UK education in engineering and technology will give you the versatility to cross over into many different professions.
  • There is a high demand for mechanical engineers.
  • UK engineering and technology education is closely allied to industry and promote multidisciplinary collaboration between the research groups. Many UK courses give you the opportunity to work alongside professionals on research projects and industry placements with multinationals / corporations.
Law
  • Almost half of the top 10 law schools of the world are British.
  • British law has been used as the basis of legal systems and jurisprudence throughout the world including India.
  • Studying law here benefits from centuries of knowledge and experience, and the students are also at the forefront of innovative new practices and research.
  • There are also opportunities for students to gain international experience by volunteering and working for International groups and legal activists.
  • Some UK based firms have offices in major financial & commercial centers across the world and UK also houses the largest law firm in the world.
Healthcare
  • UK Medical training has a long history of excellence and of offering training to overseas doctors. Leaders in medicine throughout the world have received their medical education in the UK.
  • The high standards of medical education with the strong regulatory bodies enable the graduates to be employable anywhere in the world.
  • Medical research is also of great value in the UK with constant breakthroughs in clinical practice.
  • The growing demand for specialised workforce in the healthcare area has influenced students in the related fields to focus on degrees in subjects like Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Public Health & Nutrition, Healthcare, Hospital management etc.
  • Many universities in UK offering these are well established and prestigious and are also at the forefront of modern medicine.
Hospitality, Travel and Tourism
  • UK education in this field could give you a real advantage in the competitive job market as institutions have close links with industry.
  • Skills and training gained will be in demand all over the world.
  • The only global professional hospitality qualification is offered by a UK Organisation, the Hotel and Catering International Management Association (HCIMA).
  • The British tourism industry is one of the longest established in the world.
If any of these is the area of your interest and you would like to benefit from a world class degree whether at Undergraduate or Postgraduate level, this is the time to visit the nearest Edwise office for counselling and applications for the upcoming september intake. Edwise is one of the best national representative of a large number of institutions in the UK along with being a Trusted Student Agent of the UK Border Agency. There are many universities and colleges visiting our offices in June to interview and meet students.


Ajay Sukhwani
Director, Edwise

…WHERE? World Wide Education Options


Now  is that right time if you want to endow yourself with higher international degree. There are a number of details you should consider, before you zero in on the country to embark for Higher Education , Studying  abroad widens your horizons. A degree from an university abroad is a desirable qualification for your career prospects &, investing in education is the best thing you can do to secure your  future. say education counselors at Edwise. So single out any country from some of the popular one's profiled below. Whats more is that Edwise has organized a World Education Fair where you can get first hand information, attend seminars and apply too, thus simplifying the process for you.
UK where high quality education is the tradition, there are several  incentives accessible for prospective international students. The biggest advantage is the 1yr. Master Degree or the 3 yrs. Bachelors' program  which saves you time and money. What works in favour of  UK is the acceptance of 15 yrs of Indian education & the opportunity to work up to 2 yrs after the completion of the course in UK. Meet Leading UK institutions  like Manchester,Cardiff, Lancaster, Durham,GCU Essex, Liverpool,Nottingham,,Exeter,QueenMargaret,Bristol,Newcastle,,Stirling, St..Andrews & many more.
US-the hub of inventions, is one of the most popular options for education due to its latest technologies and advancements. The USA education system is flexible in terms of choices of courses and offers vast wealth of job opportunities for aspiring student during/after their course. This is the  ideal time to go for education as a fresh graduate as you can partake in the numerous Optional Practical Training (OPT)  & internship opportunities which continue to be available in plenty in the US. Meet Leading  US Institutions like  Northeastern, George Mason, PittsburghState, Alfred, LongIsland, Woodbury, Oregon, USF, etc.
Australia: the island country has lower tution fees & cost of living. The degrees are internationally recognized & offers opportunity to work 20 hrs. per week during study & full time during vacations. Permanent Residency options too are available. Meet Leading Austrailian Universities like  Swinburne,Deakin,University of Newcastle, etc.
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.
Even the institutions in Countries like Singapore, France, Switzerland and Dubai offer plethora of courses in applied and pure sciences, engineering, MBA, business, finance, tourism, hospitality, computer  etc.
Choose the course, country & University  of your choice by attending the WORLD EDUCATION FAIR.. Student queries about courses ,visa, loans etc. will be answered by the  delegates. Some institutes also provide scholarships or spot admissions for complete applications.,. All these institutions have UG & PG courses available for the Sep 2010 intake as well as for Jan 2011. Some Institutions also offer application fee waivers &  you could save upto  Rs. 25000 on application costs & save time too. You can appear for a free spot aptitude test to understand which program you should pursue.
So visit your nearest Edwise office at least 2 weeks before the Fair to save time with your application & assure yourself an interview even if you are still awaiting your final marksheet. 
Sushil Sukhwani 
(Director)


UK – Demystified


If UK is your No 1 educational destination of choice, but you’re concerned about the lengthy visa procedures, then here’s news that will make you rejoice. The international-student friendly British Government, in its attempt to make the procedure simpler and more transparent, has been steadily streamlining its visa procedures over the past few months.

Visa approvals are now almost guaranteed to applicants from India who provide the requisite documents -- confirmed offer from a university in UK and evidence of financial support for tuition fees and living costs in acceptable format to help the student get 10 points-- under the new visa process called as Tier 4 of the Points Based System.The visa letter has been replaced by a single number known as the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) Reference Number which has to be recorded on the VISA application form. A CAS is an electronic document that is created by a sponsor (who is an education provider, university or college,) licensed by the UKBA, to demonstrate that they have accepted an applicant to join one of their courses in the UK in top 
UK colleges 

The student needs to submit only selected few financial documents hereby getting rid of submitting cumbersome documents namely
a) Bank balance in saving accounts
b) Bank Fixed deposits
c) Education loan in the name of applicants


It is this precisely hassle-free student-friendly and constantly improving visa system that makes UK an irresistible attraction to so many international students.

Work oppurtunities-another added advantage is that the prospective student can be there in UK for another 2 years( after the succesful completion of the degree / pg program ) under the TIER 1 – Post Study Work scheme. For this category, students do not require any local sponsor in the UK or work-permit. However in the emerging global scenario, working and employment oppurtunities are not only limited to the UK. Students can now look beyond and find that there are suitable and exciting jobs available even in India. In fact , there are many companies and institutions who have t their offices here and are very receptive towards students who have studied and got degrees from the UK. Other options include joining our indegenios multinationals and big companies who are recruiting qualified and suitable staff. Another interesting area for graduates is to opt for entreprenurial start-ups which can combine their education with business skills to promote new ventures.

As for the courses, you can take your pick from the plethora of courses available, like applied and pure sciences, MBA, business, finance and administrative studies, medicine, legal studies, communications, tourism, computer and mathematics, architecture, creative arts, music and literature offered by the licensed sponsors.

And if you’re bogged down by monetary woes, there is the option of working for 20 hours per week part time and full time during vacations if you undertake a full time UK level degree/ postgraduate degree programme and 10 hours a week for any other higher education course programme below degree level.

So what are you waiting for? Head to the student-friendly land of opportunities! Lookout to meet the representatives from a large number of the uk universities at the Edwise offices or at the upcoming World Education Fair for spot admissions and offers for the September 2010 intake. Make the most of this oppurtunity by saving time as well as application fees in the application process. You are more than welcome to bring your parents/ sponsors along.

For details, please log on to www. edwiseinternational.com or www.worldeducationfair.com


Learn & Earn – New Zealand


New Zealand welcomes international students from all universities and institutions. New Zealand's immigration laws prevent an international student from studying at a private provider that has not been registered or from taking a course that is not NZQA approved.

Farnaaz Mohammed, the international officer from Massey University says “All New Zealand universities are teaching and research institutions with research informing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. New Zealand universities are trusted for offering high quality teaching based on the British model and delivered at a very affordable cost. university of New Zealand 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. New Zealand universities perform well in international rankings - New Zealand had a higher ratio of universities in the top 500 of the 2009 THE/QS World Ranking of Universities than most other country systems”.

New Zealand welcomes students to stay back after completion of minimum one year program. Student can apply for graduate job search visa for a period of one year which would further lead to Permanent Residency. Some of the programs highly recognized for Permanent Residency are from Engineering / Business / Computing / Health Science / Hospitality background.

New Zealand has 8 government funded Universities in New Zealand providing under graduate / post graduate programs. NZ also has popular option to study at any one of the 25 government funded poly techniques and institutes of technology in New Zealand. The programs are academically and vocationally focused.

New Zealand welcomes students to stay back after completion of minimum one year program. Student can apply for graduate job search visa for a period of one year which would further lead to Permanent Residency. Some of the programs highly recognized for Permanent Residency are from Engineering / Business / Computing / Health Science / Hospitality background.

The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students sets out the minimum standards for the welfare of students and the way they are given advice. These standards are required of all education providers who have students enrolled on international student permits. New Zealand was the first country to adopt a code of practice that sets out standards for the care of international students, in and out of the classroom.

New Zealand degrees are recognised internationally. New Zealand had a relatively low cost of living, in comparison to other countries around the world.The cost of education is relatively low compared to other countries. The diploma in New Zealand programs cost is approximately 4.5lacs to 5.5lacs per annum. The under graduate programs cost is approximately 5.0 lacs to 6lacs and the post graduate programs is 6.5 lacs to 7.5 lacs per annum.

Students Working in New Zealand is aloud up to 20 hours per week during program and 40 hours during Christmas and New Year vacation which is approx 6 weeks. The minimum wages paid per hour is $12.

Ashish Ramakrishnan from Waikato University says “Today, being equipped with the degree scored from a wonderful university and importantly having secured a well paid job in New Zealand, I can only have appreciation and gratitute towards Edwise”.

Edwise is recognised by the New Zealand Government as a Specialist Agent to impart information for New Zealand education & it is strongly recommended that you gain more information or send your application through an approved representative.

Ajay Sukhwani,
Edwise

It's not too late!


But you sure might be, if you are interested in pursuing a higher education course in one of the top Nations of the world, and don't do something about it quick enough. Almost all Universities open their doors to students for an intake in the month of Aug/ September/ October '10. Keeping time management in mind, if you do not want to waste one whole year , quick thinking, a well planned agenda and professional guidance from Edwise as to where to apply can still get you working towards a degree from a reputed institute.

The next 15 - 20 days or so are the last legs of the admission procedures that Universities are rounding off. One must note that in this intake there is a complete range of courses available which is not the case for the Jan/ Feb intake. And what's more, the lingering doubt that most student have about getting visas at the last minute, is also not such a problem. Let's take the instance of UK for example.

UK academic session begins in September/ October and that's just a couple of months away. Even if you have not yet applied but are surely interested to do so there is still chance to make to the UK for this intake. Given that the application process for universities in UK is relating easing and takes around a couple of weeks you can apply within the next few days and get your offers soon thereafter. Visas are quite easy to obtain for genuine applicants who have received a CAS and are able to show the required funding available with them.

US: Fall admission is still open for some US universities. Few universities have rolling admissions wherein applications are accepted throughout the year, including for Fall 2010. Courses on offer for the September intake ranges mainly from Study  MBA, Engineering, Arts at both Masters and Bachelors level. Hence students who haven’t applied, they could make it for the fall session.

Canada: Canada's education system is excellent and ranks amongst the best in the world. Some institutions still continue to accept applications for this fall. One can enroll in postgraduate or undergraduate, diploma programs at this stage. A large number of students from India enroll in the PG Diploma programs which require 15 years education only. The options are in the fields of Advanced Technology, Business, Media, Arts & design, Hospitality & Tourism.

New Zealand: New Zealand has intakes in february and July but some of the universities and institutes have intakes in Sept. 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.

Singapore: It is a hub of excellence in education. There are more than 300 private institutions in Singapore which have multiple intakes in a year. Private schools offer various courses at the certificate, diploma, bachelor and postgraduate level through partnerships with popular international universities from the US, UK, Australia etc,

Counsellors at Edwise are updated about which institutions have seats available for which courses. Further there are some scholarships still available for UG and PG programs in select institutions. We give complete guidance from university selection based on personal and course wise choice, 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 get some right advice and don't miss the bus.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director

International Careers in Hospitality


The hospitality industry is a 33 trillion dollar service sector within the global economy. India’s tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key sectors driving the country’s economy. The Hospitality Industry is among the fastest growing industries and has witnessed manifold growth in the last decade or more resulting in the creation of innumerable job opportunities for hospitality professionals. With such rapid growth the industry is faced with a severe crunch of qualified, trained and skilled personnel.

Professionals in the hospitality sector are usually qualified with trade certificates and college degrees. Many hospitality schools offer specialized courses of study in one particular aspect of the industry.

The hospitality industry also includes tourism support commercial activities like airline cabin staff and travel agents. Travel technology like applied information technology (IT) and its workers in hospitality, travel and tourism are included in the hospitality industry.

Why Study in Switzerland:
Switzerland has one of the world's best education systems. The most popular of the educational facilities for foreign students, are the Swiss Hospitality Schools. Located in various towns and cities across Switzerland, these schools are renowned worldwide for their high standards and are almost a pre-requisite for hospitality students looking for a first class education. In this environment you get to learn the “Finesse” (refinement & delicacy of performance, execution & artisanship )  of the traditional Swiss  hospitality approach. As far as hospitality is concerned you experience practical elements, management expertise and languages leading you the Swiss Hospitality Touch.

The most unique advantage to study hospitality in Switzerland is that all Swiss schools have a minimum of around 20 weeks placement as an integral part of the course. The paid placement not only gives the student a practical experience but also supports for the cost of living of the student. This paid placement is located by the School & is assured to all eligible students.

Why study in UK/US/Canada/Australia/New Zealand/Singapore :
Studying abroad helps you to cater to the ever growing need of Hospitality Industry through exclusive learning with extensive industry participation. Studying in these countries also facilitates learning of various facets of Hospitality industry. The qualification from recognized University equips the student to be successful a hospitality professional.

The tuition fees for the UG level courses would range from around 6 lacs to 10 lacs per year while the PG & Masters courses would range from 8 lacs to 15 lacs. Students generally do get a part time job to cover their cost of living. The biggest advantage is of the post study work permit granted by almost all countries wherein the student not only covers his investments made for studies but also makes a pathway for his career in the related field with substantial savings to bag with. The degrees from such renowned universities add weight age to ones profile and also gets recognition in India as well. One of the main reasons of studying abroad is experience of studying in international environment is achieved and one gets the much needed benefit of global exposure.

The scope in hospitality is assuring for students as they have a sure-shot bright career. As per the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2009 by the World Economic Forum, India is ranked 11th in the Asia Pacific region and 62nd overall, moving up three places on the list of the world's attractive destinations. It is ranked the 14th best tourist destination for its natural resources and 24th for its cultural resources, with many World Heritage sites, both natural and cultural, rich fauna, and strong creative industries in the country.

Preeti Sukhwani
Director

Gateway to UK


UK is one of the most exciting places in the world. It has a rich history, beautiful landscape and a great culture. UK offers education which allows you to flexibly gain qualifications which are recognised and respected throughout the world. It offers a vast pool of courses like International Business, MBA, Engineering, IT, Forensic Science, Fashion, Media, Communication, Tourism, Hospitality, Music etc. universities in UKcolleges in UK and schools in UK provide multicultural and challenging academic environment which has developed over many centuries . Quality standards for UK universities and institutions are amongst the very best and in the forefront of the academic world. The popularity can be judged by the fact that there are currently over 40,000 Indian students studying in the UK.

With the upcoming January intake for 2011 fast approaching, this is the perfect time to make this crucial decision and head to the UK for a degree of your choice. For admission, a student generally requires a good academic background, marksheets, recommendations, experience certificates, if any and an interview in rare cases . Even if you have not yet applied but are surely interested to do so, there is still chance to make it to the UK for the Jan / Feb 2011 intake. With over 203,000 international students from around the world, UK has developed a much simpler application procedure and better international student service practices than anywhere else in the world . Given the application process for universities in UK is relatively easy and it only takes a couple of weeks for the same to be completed.

The Visas are also quite easy to obtain and the process is streamlined for genuine applicants who have received an offer/CAS letter and are able to show the required funding. The new student visa process under the Tier 4 of the Points Based System is simpler, more transparent and user-friendly for international students. Visa approvals are almost guaranteed to applicants from India who provide a confirmed offer from a universities in UK and evidence of financial support for tuition fees and living costs.

UK programs are significantly less expensive than programs in other top destinations for international students. Students save money by paying less every year. Programs in the UK are shorter in length, which can decrease total tuition by a large amount. Reputed universities in the UK even offer MBA's without GMAT, as well as a highly sought after one-year Masters Degree for almost all courses – opting for this not only saves you time, but money as well. One more added attraction of studying in the UK is its recent amendments in the student visa regulation according to which a student is granted a 2 year work permit after the completion of his degree course in UK. This means a secured future with immense job prospects in any part of the world. While the postgraduate students apply directly to the universities, for the undergraduates, UCAS is a central organisation that is responsible for processing applications for undergraduate programs in UK.

There are several universities visiting Edwise in this as well as the following weeks. Meeting the delegates for a one on one interaction will help make a better decision on course, institution, facilities. Call Edwise today to schedule your appointment for Jan or Sep 2011 enrollment.

Ajay Sukhwani
Director

Dream On- Education USA


USA hosts a whopping 7,00,000 international students -- than any other country in the world.
No surprise's here, as the American Education System offers the most cutting-edge, sought-after programs at the world's best schools, in many fields. Universities in USA have consistently produced hundreds of successful and famous international students. The Prime USP is the flexibility to select and/or change ones field of study. 

The American education system offers international students the most diverse set of education options in the world. In fact, an international student who elects to take advantage of the American education system can pursue anything from art, business, computers, hotel management, engineering or even nuclear physics.
“I chose to study in USA because I liked the design of my program and what’s more, my university also encourages me to study as well as play,” said Keerti Patnaik, an excellent basketball player, who is Applied Mathematics from Long Island University.

Financing a post-secondary education abroad is no easy task but fear not, there are a number of resources to assist you. Over 20% of non-US students receive most of their academic funding from a US college or university through variety of programs. Many of them offer partial scholarships or some full scholarships, fee waivers, graduate/research/teaching/student assistant scholarships etc. International students also have the option of taking up well-paying campus jobs, working 20 hours a week on regular term and full-time during summer vacation.

Infact Edwise has helped several students over the years to receive some form of scholarship or tution fee waiver for the program of their choice as well as assist them to enrol in programs directly after their 3 years Indian Bachelors Degree.

What’s more, there are a number of good universities that now take students with 15 years of education as opposed to earlier when 16 years of education was necessary. Edwise has a large list of those institutions that would enroll students into an Study MBA or MS program after BCom or BSc degree from India. Mr Senthil Kumar Director of International Recruitment and Training, Johnson & Wales University says, “Some US Universities have started accepting students with 15 years of Indian Education (from NAAC Accredited Institutions) to their Masters Degree as they have understood the Indian education system curriculum."
Daniel Robb, Assistant Dean of Admissions at George Mason University says that In addition to traditional programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Mason now offers a new way for students with B.Com and B.Sc degrees to be admitted directly to graduate study in fields like business, engineering and computer science.

Another added incentive for students is that the US Embassy continues to streamline the visa process and make it more and more student friendly with each passing year. From February 1, the online Visa application process has been initiated, wherein non immigrant visa applications will be submitted using an electronic form. A newly developed DS-160 web-based Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) application will incorporate all existing NIV applications into one interactive, online form.

Planning ahead is the best way to ensure a bright future. Edwise represents around 150 ranked USA universities. The counselors at Edwise recommend that students should start applyingif they are aiming for the September 2010 intake. So what are you waiting for, go for it now! Visit Edwise today and fulfil your American Dream.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director
Edwise 

Canada Charisma


The United Nations has ranked Canada as one of the Best Places in the world to live and study. This assessment was based upon Canada's achievements in terms of educational attainment, life expectancy, national income and general quality of life. It is also a highly developed science and technology sector.

Canada is considered as the ideal destination for quality studies. A Degree or Diploma from a College or University in Canada  has international recognition. Moreover its tuition fees are the lowest among the English speaking Countries as bulk of the institutes are public funded. It boosts a wide range of quality educational institutions for both Degrees and Diplomas in technical and professional disciplines. The intakes are September, January and May. The admissions are in progress for the January 2011 intake.

They offer an extensive range of courses and Degree programs from Bachelor's to Doctorate and also Certificate and Professional Degrees. The uniqueness of Canadian Colleges lies in the combination of employer-centered set of courses. These institutes have the primary function of responding to the training needs of business, industries, and public service sectors.

International students can pursue a Masters Degree if they have 16 years of education or a Post Graduate Diploma if they have 15 years. There are some MBA programs that accept 15 years of education. A large number of students from India enroll into the PG Diploma programs. These PG Diplomas are offered in a wide variety of fields of study and specialization. Most of these programs offer cooperative education and training that allow students to spend a portion of their academic year gaining practical experience in the workplace and hands on knowledge in the field of study. These co-op programs could be paid as well. Students are allowed to work part time i.e 20 hrs per week during the course of their first semester on campus and thereafter off campus. As per the immigration rule if a student studies in Canada for 1 year he gets a work permit of 1 year and if he studies for 2 years then a work permit upto 3 years.

The launch of the new visa category namely Student Partners Program (SPP) has proven to be an attraction for several students. It has simplified the procedure with limited documentation and shortened the processing time. This process is very easy and getting visa ratio is greater than 80%. The number of students going from India to Canada in 2010 has doubled due to these above factors.

Canada has a national policy for multiculturalism which works to ensure that people's customs and traditions are preserved and respected. All of this has been reflected in Canada's immigration policies. Canada welcomed more than 500,000 Permanent and Temporary residents in 2009. Today, Canada is home to immigrants from more than 240 countries. Most temporary workers, as well as foreign students who graduate in Canada, may apply to stay in the country permanently through the Canadian Experience Class and later become citizens of Canada. Around 800,000 people of Indian origin are currently resident in Canada. The number of foreign students who came to Canada grew by 7% last year, resulting in the highest number ever admitted to Canada.

The programs starting in January 2011 are limited and the seats tend to get filled up soon. Edwise recommends that all students apply immediately to save on the application fees, as well as not miss the intake and have sufficient time for the visa process.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director


Know More About Universities in Canada For Higher Education in Canada

Why are Students Rushing to CANADA


Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world. A country of Immigrants, a land of rich natural resources, it is ranked by the United Nations amongst the top 3 places in the world to live and study since last consecutive 9 years . Canada is the 7th largest economy in the world . Around 800,000 people of Indian origin are currently resident in Canada. These factors have charmed Indian student resulting in an increase of over 3 times in enrolments in the period Jan- May 2010. Educational institutions are not officially ranked in Canada. Infact most of the institutions are public institutions. International students are flocking to Institutions to pursue Masters Degree which requires 16 yrs of education or a Post Graduate Certificate or Diploma which requires 15 yrs. As most Masters degree programs require 16 years of education thus most students from India enrol for PG programs in areas like business, engineering, computers, science & IT, hospitality, tourism and animation and engineering in canada

The courses in Colleges and universities of canada are designed as per the requirements in the Job market. Most of these programs offer Co- Operative education programs, which is a work term of one semester providing opportunity of working full time during their study. 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 programme 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.

Recently there were some changes in the visa rules for international student which have made Indian students visa application process more simple limiting the documents and shortening the processing time. 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.

International students are eligible for the Permanent Resident under the recently launched Canadian Experience Class 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 benefit has attracted a large number of students applying to Canada resulting in several programs for September 2010 getting full.

Edwise however works with several institutions in Canada that still have vacancies for the Sept2010 intake and thus students are advised to rush with their current documents at the earliest.

Undoubtedly an education from Canada translates into new skills, better job prospects and higher salaries. Clearly the rewards of a Canadian education will last you a lifetime.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director, Edwise


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Visa - The Critical Step


Admission in an international university program does not ensure that you get a visa. Whether you can travel and study abroad or not, depends solely on a single all-important approval that can make or break your future plans: your student visa. 

The visa is one of the most important steps in the process and often results in a lot of anxiety. Each country has specific requirements and you have to meet the requirements. 

The rules and regulations for getting a student visa can get confusing as it varies for each country. But the good news is that you can easily overcome this hurdle by being prepared with all the requisite documents and fulfilling all the requirements before you submit your application, say counselors at Edwise. Knowledge of the visa application procedure will ensure that the student is clear about the process and does not fall prey to any malpractice or procedural bottlenecks.

Principally you need to demonstrate that you are a genuine student, and have the financial ability and propose to study a relevant course.

Common requirements for a Visa application are: A correct application form, visa fees, confirmed offer letter of the university (I-20, CAS,etc), passport with a validity of over 6 months, recent picture, required finance in acceptable format, academic documents and relevant test scores such as IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, SAT, GRE.

It is important to understand how much funding is required in liquid and semi liquid form. Some factors looked into by the visa officer are the regular flow of income, income tax returns, relationship with sponsor, bank account statements, education loans, recent financial  activity ,source of funds, assets etc. 

UK 
The new student visa process under the Tier 4 of the Points Based  System is simpler, more transparent, easy to obtain, as the process is streamlined for genuine applicants with valid CAS documents and are able to show the required funds in an acceptable format. 

USA 
Students need to book a date in advance and submit all documents too but the main factor is the interview. Starting early helps as dates fill up.
Canada  The Canadian High Commission, have launched a new visa category known as Students Partners Program (SPP)  whereby one can expect the full visa process to be completed within 2 – 3 weeks. Under this Program, Students should opt for Educational Bank loans along with a good IELTS score . For those not taking a loan the process is 6-8 weeks.

AUS 
 Some rules have been  relaxed for India from this year for Studying in top universities australia. Diploma or advanced diploma at a higher education institution will be assessed for Higher Education at Subclass 573 AL-3. Boarding fees can be paid in advance to the education provider which can be deducted from living cost for visa. Now we can show 3 months old funds, anyone can sponsor and show funds upto 24 months or course duration whichever is less for AL-3. Medicals can be done in advance to save time. TOEFL, PTE and Cambridge English will be introduced later this year.

Student Visa in New Zealand
The visa process is very simple and fast for those candidates who fall in positive profile. Students can show funds of relatives and those students who have problem in showing funds can opt for the FTS scheme. Students can take their spouse as dependents.

Documents Presentation plays significant role while evaluating overall application. Please ensure documents are perfectly presented, self explanatory and verifiable. 

So with all the above odds of visas it is clear that proper guidance is mandatory and that is exactly what the visa counselors at Edwise execute. So start now with your visa process.

Sushil Sukhwani 
Director 
Edwise

UK Admissions - Still Possible !!


UK qualifications are both recognised and respected throughout the world and by studying in the UK you will be building a solid foundation for your future. UK colleges and universities provide a vibrant, creative and challenging environment in which to learn and develop your potential and their quality standards are among the best in the world. UK institutions continually have to prove that their courses meet strict criteria and many other countries are now trying to follow the standards set by the UK. Many of the world’s outstanding scientists, engineers, artists, writers, thinkers, politicians and business people have benefited from a UK education, including Bill Clinton, former President of the USA; Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa; Manmohan Singh our Prime Minister and Mahatma Gandhi the father of our nation.

With the main intake being in September, 'It is still not too late to make this crucial decision and head to the UK for a degree of your choice', urge counselors at Edwise. It is imperative that you choose and apply to universities as early as possible now since the admissions are open only till seats are available. With most of the results declared and the students being clear about their chances of getting into a good University,it is that time of the year when you can make targetted applications as your profile is complete after you have got your results. For admission, a student generally requires good academic background, transcripts & marksheets, recommendations, experience certificates and an interview in rare cases. Those students wish to pursue a Bachelors or a Masters can still enroll for Sep 11 due to the quick application turnaround in UK. Experienced counselors at Edwise will make the process as smooth as possible and before you know you will have your processing done.......Visa and loan counselling offered and all set to sail.  

Mr. David Thornber , Regional Manager from Durham University states “With its world-renowned academic standards, rich and vibrant culture and traditions, the UK makes the perfect study destination for Indian students. For many centuries the UK has been a world-leader in innovation. Immerse yourself in an universities UK and you will most certainly gain an edge over the competition'
According to the new rules announced by the UK governement there will no longer be a limit imposed on the number of student to transfer from a Tier 4 (student) to a Tier 2 visa as long as they hold a job offer with a minimum salary of 20,000 GBP. In addition to this the proposed removal of the RMLT (Resident Market Labour Test) will further enhance the work based opportunities for international students as the companies will have the freedom to employ international students without having to give the RMLT.

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.

Studying in the UK can be the best decision of your life! Apart from its impact on your academic training, it has tremendous value as a personal experience that will broaden your horizons and propel your career to great heights.

Ajay Sukhwani,
Edwise

UK - Yet attractive !


UK is one of the most exciting places in the world. It has a rich history, beautiful landscape and great culture. UK offers education which allows you to flexibly gain qualifications recognised and respected throughout the world. It offers a vast pool of courses like International Business, MBA, Engineering, IT, Forensic Science, Fashion, Media, Communication, Tourism, Hospitality, Music etc. University in UK, colleges in UK and schools provide multicultural and challenging academic environment which has developed over many centuries . Quality standards for all Top universities and institutions are among the very best and in the forefront of the academic world. The popularity can be judged by the fact that there are currently 40,000 Indian students studying in Top Universities in UK.

UK programs are significantly less expensive than programs in other top destinations for international students. Students save money by paying less every year. As well, programs in the UK are shorter in length, which can decrease total expediture by a large amount. Reputed universities in UK even offer MBA's without GMAT, as well as a highly sought after one-year Masters Degree for almost all courses – opting for this not only saves you time, but money as well. This means a secured future with immense job prospects in any part of the world. While the postgraduate students apply directly to the universities, UCAS is a central organisation that is responsible for processing applications for undergraduate programs in UK.

With the main intake being in September, this is the perfect time to make this crucial decision and head to the UK for a degree of your choice, urge counselors at Edwise. It is imperative that you choose and apply to universities as early as possible since the admissions are generally on first come basis. Some of the popular courses and reputed universities do tend to get filled up early, so to avoid any disappointment- now is a good time to start ! For admission, a student generally requires good academic background, transcripts & marksheets, recommendations, experience certificates and an interview in rare cases . With over 203,000 international students from around the world, the UK has developed a much simpler application procedure and better student service practices than anywhere else in the world . Given the application process for UK universities is relatively easy and it only takes around a couple of weeks for the same to be completed, you can apply within the next few days and get your offers soon thereafter. This will give you enough time for further procedures and arrangements (funds/visa/accomodation) accordingly.

The Visas are also 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. Visa approvals are almost guaranteed to applicants from India who provide a confirmed offer from a Universities in UK and evidence of financial support for tuition fees and living costs.

Studying in the UK can be the best decision of your life! Apart from its impact on your academic training, it has tremendous value as a personal experience that will broaden your horizons and propel your career to great heights.

Ajay Sukhwani,
Edwise

Top Universities on your Doorstep


One of the dreams that many students harbour is that of going abroad for higher studies. And in this quest they leave no stone unturned – they research, lookup websites, get all the information they can from other students or senior who have studied at universities abroad or speak to counselors but that is no comparison to meeting institutions or their representatives personally and receive first hand information. For this reason, Edwise has organized a World Education Fair to give students across India an opportunity to meet with institutions around the world. Over 60+ institutions from 8 countries will be participating with select institutions in select cities who will be present at the fair to hand out on the spot offers, interactions and admissions.

Often students and parents are interested in receiving information on study abroad but don't know where to start. This fair introduces you through informative seminars about the various benefits and options of each country and give you information on how to apply to institutions, information for study loans and the visa procedure too.

With the multiple benefits offered by various countries, this event will help you to decide which institution and country is right for you.

The timing of the fair is ideal for those seeking to study either in May, July or Sep 2011.

Top Universities in  UK – Bangor, Birmingahm City, Brighton, Brunel, Cardiff, Coventry, De Montfort, Durham, Heriot-Watt, King's College London, Lancaster, Liverpool John Moores, Loughborough, Manchester Metropolitan, Middlesex, Newcastle, Northumbria, Queen's University Belfast, Roehampton, School of Pharmacy, University of London, Sheffield Hallam, Swansea, Manchester, Nottingham,  Aberdeen,  Bristol, University of East London, Edinburgh, Essex, Exeter, Leeds, Reading, Southampton, Strathclyde, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Westminster, York USA – California State University East Bay, Hult International Business School,City University of Seattle,San Francisco State ,James Madison University,Long Island University,Manhattan College,Woodbury College, Marist College,New York, New York Film Academy, Oregon State University and University of South Florida Canada - Centennial College,Conestoga College, Thompson Rivers University Australia – Deakin, La Trobe, Newcastle, Wollongong,University of Western Sydney and also institutes from New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and France will be attending.

Akshay Shankar attended the World Education Fair last year and is currently at MBA program at the Cardiff University in UK. He says “I was confused as to which country to study in and which program. I visited the fair, attended and identified what I was looking for. Thereafter Edwise helped me with completing the applications and the visa procedures. Looking back the World Education Fair was  a great starting point which made my whole process smooth.”

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

Students can save upto Rs. 35,000/- on application and processing fees by attending the event.

Ideally students should visit their nearest Edwise Office this week to submit applications and take appointments to meet the international delegates at the fair. Prior Registration with Edwise is mandatory to attend this fair.

This is India's Leading  World Education Fair and is being held in 11 cities from 3rd Feb to 23rd Feb  2011 across the country, giving people a chance to get a glimpse of what’s in store for them at the university or college they choose abroad

For more information you may visit our website: www.worldeducationfair.com
                      
Sushil Sukhwani
(Director)
Edwise 

THINK GLOBAL EDUCATION

Going abroad to study is an exciting experience yet you need to be as prepared as possible. It doesn’t matter how long you’re going to be away but a little planning goes a long way. There are several choices if one wishes to study abroad. The only thing to keep in mind is to make sure that whichever university you choose – whether it’s in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Singapore – it’s the right one for you. 

Wise decisions are the sturdy foundation stones on which bright futures are built. Opting for higher education abroad exemplifies such a decision. Edwise Overseas Educational Consultants understands that it is physically impossible for you to research each and every one of the colleges and universities that you have shortlisted. That’s precisely why we  have organized  the World Education Fair, to give you the opportunity to interact with delegates from over 60 internationally renowned universities and colleges spanning  the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland.

This fair not only introduces you through informative seminars about the various benefits and options of each country but also gives you information on how to apply to institutions, information for study loans and the visa procedure too.

The timing of the fair is ideal for those seeking to study either in  July or Sep 2011 or Jan 2012 for UG and PG courses abroad.

Colleges in UK – Anglia Ruskin,  Aberdeen , Bangor, Birmingahm City, Birbeck,Brighton, Brunel, Bristol, Cardiff, Chester, City of bristol College, Coventry, Derby, De Montfort, Essex, Exeter ,Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian , Hertfordshire, Heriot-Watt, Kent, Lancaster, Liverpool , Loughborough, Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, Middlesex, Newcastle, Nottingham , Nottingham Trent, Oxford Brookes, Portsmouth, Queens Margaret ,Queen's University Belfast, Reading, Roehampton, Sheffield Hallam, St. Andrews, Staffordshire,Stirling, Uni of East London,  Uni of Wales Institute- Cardiff, Westminster & many more... USA – Hult International Business School, Kent State, Long Island University, Manhattan College,Woodbury College,  Canada – Algonquin, Fanshawe,George Brown, Humber, Sheridian College, St. Clair Australia – Deakin, James Cook, Macquarie, Newcastle, Uni of Southern Queensland, Uni of Western Sydney and also institutes from New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland  will be attending.

Vidya Gopal who attended the World Education Fair  and is currently pursuing a MA in Advertising & Marketing program at the Cardiff University, says “It was a "GREAT" experience. I met University delegates, attended seminars , got visa info and counselling. Edwise helped me with completing the applications and the visa procedures. Looking back the Edwise World Education Fair was a great starting point which made my whole process smooth.”

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

Students can save upto Rs. 35,000/- on application and processing fees by attending the event.

Students who are interseted 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 7th of May '11 to 6th of June in 14 cities across India.

For more information you may visit our website: www.worldeducationfair.com
                      
Sushil Sukhwani
(Director)

Studying/Funding in USA

Study in USA is like a coal mine investment which in the end yields you a high rate of profit. The US boasts many of the top universities in the world. She is a favored education destination among international students and offers them a plethora of opportunities. An important consideration when planning for education abroad is finances. Family or self savings are not the only source of funding one has. US universities also offer financial assistance.

Scholarships recognise and reward students who excel academically, demonstrate leadership potential, and possess outstanding co-curricular activity records. Sometimes colleges even offer scholarships after the student has completed one or two semesters based on the academic excellence of the student during the program.

Many of the colleges in the USA offer a financial aid package to international students who study in USA. In designing the package, the fact taken into consideration is the student's expected cost of attendance which consists of tuition fees and living expenses. The financial aid package that is offered by institutions may comprise a combination of outright scholarship which does not have to be paid back, interest free loans which need to be paid back after a stipulated period, and assistantships which requires a student to work part-time in the department in lieu of financial assistance. However in the application, the universities requires the students family to show funds to cover at least 1 year of total expenses.

The criteria for financial assistance is based on merit and rarely on need. Thus all students don't get scholarships. Merit comprises good academic scores, high score in standardized tests such as GRE, GMAT, SAT TOEFL, IELTS and the supplementary application material sent with the application package. The amount and the type of assistantships vary according to course, level of study, department and university. 

A student may have to submit a separate financial aid application as per university guidelines. The types of assistantship available for postgraduate students are tuition waiver, scholarships and fellowships, teaching and research assistantships and loans. Apart from scholarships one can avail of an education loan from various Indian banks/institutions at interest rates between 10% to 12%. 

Besides financial aid offered by universities, there are many other sources that offer assistantships from India. The Fulbright Scholarship Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. It has provided aid to more than 255,000 participant chosen for their leadership potential. The Fullbright Foundation awards approximately 1,800 student grants to non-U.S. nationals to study in the United States annually. 

Other scholarships option include J.N.Tata Endowment Scholarships, Aga Khan Education Services, American Alumni Association, The Sir Ratan Tata Scholarship and many more. For more details you can log on to www.edwiseinternational.com.

You are NOT late for September 2011 intake. Admissions and scholarship opportunities are still open for the Fall 2011. However the earlier you apply the more chances there are for a succesful offer and/or scholarship. 

Edwise gives complete step by step guidance FREE for over 130 US Universities based on personal and professional choice, one to one admission counselling, thorough documentation review and excellent visa guidance.

So visit your nearest Edwise today.

Sushil Sukhwani
Director, Edwise