Subscribe to RSS

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Issue 9.10 March 14, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Malaysian students offered scholarships to study in top foreign schools

Over The Counter

UK slashes student visa fees

Abroad Perspective

New Zealand bid to increase foreign students

Globe Tipping

Cricket Fever

1) LET’S GO CANADA – Malaysian students offered scholarships to study in top foreign schools

Malaysia’s Public Service Department (PSD) is awarding 1800 scholarships this year, an increase of 300 from last year, to students who have been accepted by top foreign universities. The Government is also encouraging students to apply to local institutes rather than mediocre institutions abroad. There are 8,000 scholarships available for students to study locally.

“Tertiary education in Britain and the United States is very costly. We do not want to send our scholars to any random university overseas,” Higher Education Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed told The Star.

Source: “PSD scholarships only for students in top universities,” The Star, Mar. 4, 2007
“Only those in prominent varsities need apply,” Sun2surf, Mar. 5, 2007

2) OVER THE COUNTER – UK slashes student visa fees

The UK Government has slashed visa costs for international students. The move is a result of stiff resistance from university heads who attributed the fall in international student applications to a hike in student visa fees in 2005. The charges have been reduced to £99 ($ 223 Cdn.) from £129 ($ 291 Cdn.).

According to Universities UK, Britain’s higher education action group, the move will make UK visas competitive with countries such as U.S. and Australia. Fees for postgraduate students wishing to extend their visas are to rise from £250 ($ 564 Cdn.) to £295 ($ 666 Cdn.).

Source: “Government cuts visa costs for international students,” The Guardian, March 8, 2007

3) ABROAD PERSPECTIVE – New Zealand bid to increase foreign students

With education being its country’s fourth largest export, the New Zealand Government is looking for ways to increase its dipping market share in the global education market. A few years ago it was the hot new entrant into the international student recruiting market, but recently New Zealand has witnessed a decline in the number of fee-paying foreign students from more than 97,900 in August 2003 to around 76,180 last August. This is due to growing competition, a strengthening New Zealand dollar and bad publicity, including a number of high- profile incidents at English language schools. A document detailing the Government’s strategy to expand the sector is expected to go to the Cabinet shortly.

Source: “Extra funding key to foreign students,” Stuff.co.nz, Feb. 28, 2007

4) GLOBE TIPPING – Cricket Fever

With the Cricket World Cup kicking off in West Indies this week, do not expect to get much work done if you happen to be in Pakistan, India or Bangladesh. While banks, multinationals, moneychangers are expecting a slump in business, parents and school authorities are resigned to a dip in productivity of their wards. There is unlikely to be much interest in anything not related to the game. During the time the games are telecast on television (usually in the evening), you may be surprised to find that life in these countries has literally come to a standstill!

For more on the schedule:

http://cricketworldcup.indya.com/

0 comments

Add your comment

Nickname:
E-mail:
Website:
Comment:


5 + = 12

Other articlesgo to homepage

Volume 11, Issue 28; August 8, 2012

Volume 11, Issue 28; August 8, 2012(0)

1. THE PLAYING FIELD Summer in America. Int’l students snag thousands of jobs. 2. ABROAD PERSPECTIVES K-Pop props up student interest. 3. OVER THE COUNTER Dramatic reform urged for Australian university policy. 4. GLOBE TIPPING Travelling smart with your credit card. **** 1) THE PLAYING FIELD – Summer in America. Int’l students snag thousands of

Volume 11, Issue 27; July 25, 2012

Volume 11, Issue 27; July 25, 2012(0)

1. THE PLAYING FIELD Finding tough and reliable admission standards in the UK. 2. ABROAD PERSPECTIVES Tensions mount against the UK Border Agency. 3. OVER THE COUNTER The dollars, doctor and degree debate on Canada’s west coast. 4. GLOBE TIPPING Eating safer away from home. **** 1) THE PLAYING FIELD – Finding tough and reliable

Volume 11, Issue 26; July 11, 2012

Volume 11, Issue 26; July 11, 2012(0)

1. THE PLAYING FIELD Why Qatar’s big spending? 2. ABROAD PERSPECTIVES UK report kicks up scandal involving foreign student grades. 3. OVER THE COUNTER In Canada, a similar grades for money scandal. 4. GLOBE TIPPING Keeping your laptop happy. **** 1) THE PLAYING FIELD – Why Qatar’s big spending? As more countries declare their intentions

Volume 11, Issue 25; June 27, 2012

Volume 11, Issue 25; June 27, 2012(0)

1. THE PLAYING FIELD O Levels get an “A” for successful growth. 2. ABROAD PERSPECTIVES Calls to scrap Zimbabwe’s presidential scholarship scheme. 3. OVER THE COUNTER Thousands of Vietnamese graduates left in limbo. 4. GLOBE TIPPING Wanna get bumped? 1) THE PLAYING FIELD – O Levels get an “A” for successful growth. In the past

Volume 11, Issue 24; June 20, 2012

Volume 11, Issue 24; June 20, 2012(0)

1. THE PLAYING FIELD Friendless in America: Foreign students lament. 2. ABROAD PERSPECTIVES Rosy or Rough? Different outlooks on int’l student market. 3. OVER THE COUNTER Controversy over South African attempt to crack down on foreign white students. 4. GLOBE TIPPING Cashing in on coins. 1) THE PLAYING FIELD – Friendless in America: Foreign students

read more

Other sites from the publishers

Canada123
zi xiu tang
Higher-Edge
Website by Site Nova
© Copyright 2012 Overseas Overwhelmed All rights reserved.

Warning: include(img/settings.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /u/m/mdbazaar/www.overseasoverwhelmed.com/wp-content/themes/gadgetine_2011.11.25/gadgetine-theme/footer.php on line 84

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'img/settings.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:') in /u/m/mdbazaar/www.overseasoverwhelmed.com/wp-content/themes/gadgetine_2011.11.25/gadgetine-theme/footer.php on line 84