Adelaide launches A$5000 scholarship for Sri Lanka students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Adelaide launches A$5000 scholarship for Sri Lanka students

An Ambassadors scholarship programme for students in Sri Lanka has been launched in Adelaide by Government of South Australia’s education promotion agency StudyAdelaide.

The competition offers an opportunity for students to become ambassadors of Adelaide, as well as an education and lifestyle experiential tour of Adelaide.

The winning Sri Lanka students candidates will receive a scholarship support package for Adelaide valued at A$5,000 per student, including airfares, living allowance and free access to key festivals and events, allowing students to fully soak up the educational and lifestyle experience of the city.

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International students boost Gold Coast economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students boost Gold Coast economy

The international education and training sector generated A$988 million from foreign students for Australia’s Gold Coast economy in 2018, a growth of 18%, a report from Deloitte Access Economics has stated.

The data revealed that Brazil, China, and India, were the biggest supplier of international students to the Gold Coast, with the sector supporting 4,730 local jobs.

The knock-on effect of international students in the Gold Coast region was that more than 6,200 friends and family of students travelled to the area across the year, generating a further $21 million in tourism revenue.

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Australia student visa now harder to get for India and Pakistan - Global Education Times (GET News)

Australia student visa now harder to get for India and Pakistan

The Australia student visa requirements for those applying from India, Pakistan and Nepal have been tightened by the Australian government.

The assessment category for international students applying for a student visa to study in Australia has been raised from Level 2 to Level 3, which entails more strict scrutiny to qualify.

Australia student visa applications are based on individual merits including educational qualifications, financial requirements and proficiency in English language.

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UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa

Australia, UK and Germany are the countries best for post-study work for international students, according to data compiled by The Atlas.

Post-study work up to 2 years will be available to students graduating from UK universities after 2020.

The change to policy has been introduced in order to attract “the best and brightest” from across the world to study and work in the UK.

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University graduates in Australia see high salaries and employment rates - Global Education Times (GET News)

University graduates in Australia see high salaries and employment rates

The vast majority (more than 90%) of university graduates in Australia secure full-time work three years after the completion of their degree, according to University World News.

University graduates in Australia have also enjoyed a strong growth in their work salaries, with an average graduate starting salary in the region of AU$58,700, rising to around AU$72,800 just three years after entering the workforce.

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MIT and QUT sign agreement for business students - Global Education Times (GET News)

MIT and QUT sign agreement for business students

MIT Sloan School of Management has signed a five-year agreement with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Business School.

The agreement is a strategic collaboration with a focus on academic exchange, an innovative immersion programmed for MBA and EMBA students at QUT, and enhancing QUT’s entrepreneurship programme via MIT’s global entrepreneurship networks.

This agreement is MIT Sloan’s first collaboration with an Australian university, reflecting the emerging importance of the Pacific Rim to the global economy.

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32 new scholarships for Indians to study in New Zealand - Global Education Times (GET News)

32 new scholarships for Indians to study in New Zealand

32 new scholarships worth Rupees 8.2 million have been announced to encourage Indians to study in New Zealand.

Called the ‘New Zealand Excellence Award’ scholarship programme, the initiative was championed by Education New Zealand (ENZ).

Grant McPherson, Chief Executive of ENZ, said: “The New Zealand Excellence Award scholarship programme is beneficial for both countries.

“It helps Indian students pursue a range of specialist programmes in areas such as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), business and creative arts at New Zealand universities. Already over 100 talented Indian students have benefitted from these scholarships.”

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New Zealand and India education links to strengthen - Global Education Times (GET News)

New Zealand and India education links to strengthen

Representatives from universities in New Zealand and India met in Mumbai last month to discuss strengthening their education links.

New Zealand has been ranked as the best English-speaking education system in preparing students for the future by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

This is possibly the reason that New Zealand is fast becoming the preferred education destination for Indian students, according to the Press Trust of India.

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