Friday, October 2nd, 2009
International Students heading to Holland
Scotland: International student numbers hold firm as local students drop
Taiwan keeps it’s doors shut a little longer to Chinese students
Driving abroad – understanding the logistics
1) LET’S GO CANADA – International Students heading to Holland
The number of international students in Dutch-funded government higher education increased to 7.5% in 2008.
Germans, Chinese and Belgians make up the majority of international students while Dutch students themselves prefer to go to the UK and Belgium.
In 2008, there were an estimated 76,000 international students from at least 59 different countries in the Netherlands. Of these students 51,000 followed a complete study programme, 48,250 of whom in government-funded higher education.
Approximately 7,000 students from European countries came to the Netherlands on a scholarship through another EU programme. More than 2,300 students came on a grant from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, which falls under Dutch development cooperation.
Source “http://www.eurogates.nl/news/a/3286/” Eurogates, September 30, 2009
2) ABROAD PERSPECTIVE – Scotland: International student numbers hold firm as local students drop
The Scottish Government has released figures that show the number of Scottish students studying in Scotland has fallen in the last year to 273,000. In contrast, the number of international students has held fast at 35,165 with Indian students accounting for the majority at 3,815, overtaking China which has 3,756 students.
BBC Scotland education correspondent Seonag MacKinnon said the number of international students has increased in recent years, and was an important source of revenue for Scottish institutions. She added that the fall in Scottish student numbers was “surprising” since Scotland had not followed England in charging graduates tuition fees of more than £3,000 ($5,160 CAD) a year.
Source “http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/8282612.stm” BBC News, September 30, 2009
3) OVER THE COUNTER – Taiwan keeps it’s doors shut a little longer to Chinese students
Taiwan will allow Chinese students to study in its universities in September 2010, a few months later than previously expected.
President Ma Ying-jeou had previously said the government would allow Chinese graduate students to study in Taiwan starting in February 2010 and undergraduate students to enrol from September the same year.
Source “Taiwan: Chinese students to be allowed next September” University World News, September 27, 2009
4) GLOBE TIPPING – Driving abroad – understanding the logistics
When travelling over an extended period of time, car rental may be the convenient and money-smart option if you do your research well.
As well as locating a suitable car rental place, other things to consider would be type of licence required, insurance costs, local travel regulations and driving habits.