India to roll out IND-SAT exams across Asia and Africa - Global Education Times (GET News)

India to roll out IND-SAT exams across Asia and Africa

The government of India hopes to increase international student enrolment in the Study in India campaign by the introduction of an IND-SAT aptitude test.

The Indian government has formalised its budget for the year 2020 and special attention was given to the Study in India initiative which was launched in 2018.

The aim of the Study in India initiative was to increase the number of international students coming to India for graduate and post graduate studies.

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Foreign students granted increased work rights in Russia - Global Education Times (GET News)

Foreign students granted increased work rights in Russia

Russia has approved a new law which will significantly improve the work rights available to foreign students pursuing education in the country.

The new law will allow foreign students more flexibility in obtaining employment and lift restrictions currently in place on working during education.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given the green signal to a new law which will simplify working rights of foreign students, which, at present, mandates that foreign students can only seek employment without a work permit at their state-accredited university during their free time or during their days off.

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Edtech platform Insendi acquired by Study Group - Global Education Times (GET News)

Edtech platform Insendi acquired by Study Group

International education provider Study Group has announced that it has acquired edtech platform Insendi.

A Study Group statement said that it believes the acquisition of Insendi will be an opportunity for the business to increasing its market share in blended, online and international education.

Following the acquisition, Insendi will still operate as a separate entity within Study Group, in order to maintain its focus on innovation.

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Cohort Go and North Loop cement partnership - Global Education Times (GET News)

Cohort Go and North Loop cement partnership

Cohort Go and North Loop have signed a partnership, which will give customers access to competitive exchange rates and no fees.

The partnership between Cohort Go and North Loop will provide many banking facilities for international students in the US. These include competitive exchange rates, no fees and the transfer of money through a secure method.

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ICOS calls for revamp of Ireland’s international students strategy - Global Education Times (GET News)

ICOS calls for revamp of Ireland’s international students strategy

Ireland’s foreign student support body, ICOS – the Irish Council for International Students, has called on the country’s government to fine tune its approach towards international students.

ICOS noted that the current strategy for international students focuses more on the educational and financial aspects, and neglects to consider the welfare and rights of international students.

With the current strategy expiring and a new government set to be formed, ICOS has submitted a manifesto to consider the holistic well-being of international students in Ireland in addition to their financial importance.

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Peer recommendations key to foreign students recruitment, finds study - Global Education Times (GET News)

Peer recommendations key to foreign students recruitment, finds study

Student ambassadors and peer to peer student conversations play an active role in the decision making of prospective foreign students to study abroad, a recent study has found.

Recently, Intead and Unibuddy joined hands to gauge to what extent peer to peer interactions influence prospective students’ recruitment strategy.

In the Spring of 2019, Intead and Unibuddy collaborated and analysed 370,000+ peer-to-peer conversations (through the Unibuddy system) amongst 26,000+ prospective students from 57 countries.

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Sri Lanka plans special economic zone for international education - Global Education Times (GET News)

Sri Lanka plans special economic zone for international education

The government of Sri Lanka announced that it has ambitious plans to set up a special economic zone for international education to attract foreign students to the country.

Sri Lanka hopes to attract foreign and non-resident students to the country by setting up a Board of Investment (BOI) approved “free trade zone” of education international universities.

The government is aiming to position Sri Lanka as an international education hub with campuses of world-renowned universities in the trade zone.

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Japanese students increasingly prefer Canada and Philippines - Global Education Times (GET News)

Japanese students increasingly prefer Canada and Philippines

Canada and Philippines have registered a sharp growth in the number of Japanese students enrolling to study abroad in the countries’ institutions, finds a study by agents.

The Japan Association of Overseas Studies (JAOS) surveyed 42 member agencies in 2019 to determine the number of Japanese students studying abroad.

Results indicate that there has been an overall increase in the number of students studying abroad from 78,110 students in 2017 to 80,565 students in 2018.

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