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International Education Fair for Indian students

To bring educational opportunities to doorsteps of students in India, over 34 international universities from 16 countries presented their courses, details about visa processing and scholarships at an International Education Fair in New Delhi on Thursday.

“Over 34 world-class universities from 16 countries are participating in this event and are interacting with around 500 students from Delhi,” Daniyar Kasimov, organizer of the event said, adding, “The objective of the fair is to connect global universities with students from across the world as most of these universities are interested in international students”.

“The fair provides a common platform for students to directly interact with these universities in their hometown and get to know their courses. And if they are interested and qualify, they can pursue higher education there,” he added.

The countries these universities represented include Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, Malaysia, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Netherlands, Russia, Spain and US.

“Kaplan Higher Education Academy in Singapore offers courses such as Diploma in Professional Business English, Bachelors and Masters courses in Arts, Science, IT, Mass Communication, Finance and Accounting Management,” Jay Hasmukh Shah, representative from the university said.

“Once students apply for a course in our academy online, we check their eligibility first. And if they are found to be eligible, we generate offer letter for them,” he said, adding, “The academy applies for visa for students and once the visa gets approved, we ask them to pay course fee and then we release visa to them to come over and pursue their dream education”.

“Our academy also offers scholarship with the name Upgrader’s Scholarship. Once students complete the diploma course, the topper of the course gets scholarship of SGP10,000; the second topper gets SGP7,000 and the third topper gets SGP5,000. These scholarships are available for Diploma and Bachelors courses,” he further added.

In all, five universities from Switzerland participated in the event to present their courses to students.

“The International Management Institute in Switzerland is a private hospitality school offering programmes from foundation level to Masters in Business Administration. The courses it offers include International Hotel, Tourism and Events Management; International Culinary Arts; International Hospitality Management; Swiss Hotel Management Operations; and Luxury Brands and Services Management,” Ravichandran, representative for India, said.

“It offers students the opportunity to undertake paid, practical internships as part of their programme either in Switzerland or internationally. The school has over 25 years of offering Swiss hospitality education and was named in the top 20 providers of hospitality management education in the 2017 QS rankings, he added.

Talking about scholarship and visa processing for international students, he said, “The IMI offers a special scholarship worth SFR 6,000 to Indian students every year. Visa processing for students is completely carried out by the institute and they don’t have to pay for it.”

The University of Tartu in Estonia was one of the major participants in the fair.

“The University of Tartu in Estonia is the national university of the country and was established by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden in 1632,” Elis Rebane, representative from the university said, adding, “There are nearly 14,000 students at the university, of which over 1,300 are foreign students. The language of instruction in most curricula is Estonian, but there are some more notable exceptions that are taught in English like Semiotics, Applied Measurement Science, Computer Science, Information Technology Law and European Union – Russia Studies.”

“The university offers bachelor’s degree programmes in Business Administration, Medicine and Science and Technology. Three programmes out of 75 are fully taught in English,” she said, adding, “University of Tartu has 90 study programmes on Master’s level. These programmes are on Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Technology.”

Talking about PhD programmes and scholarship, she said, “More than 100 doctoral degrees are defended annually, which makes up more than half of the total number in Estonia. The language of instruction for most of the PhD programmes is English. The university also offers scholarship for international students.

The other universities participated in the fair include Lappeenranta University of Technology, Tamk, Tampere University of Applied Sciences from Finald; Budapest Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences from Hungary; University of Twente from Netherlands; University of Navarra from Spain, Masaryk University. Faculty of Economics and Administration from Czech Republic; Rennes School of Business, Campus France, Esigelec from France; Turiba University from Latvia; Peter The Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint Petersburg University, The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation from Russia; International Management Institute Switzerland, Cesar Ritz Colleges, Culinary Arts Academy, Hotel Institute Montreux, Ihtti, School of Hotel Management and Design, Swiss Hotel Management School, Vatel Switzerland International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Glion Institute of Higher Education from Switzerland, Istanbul Aydin University from Turkey; Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Help University, Educity Iskandar Malaysia, City University, University of Southampton Malaysia Campus from Malaysia and Berlin Brandenburg International School from Germany.

Students from India who want to pursue their dream education in these international universities and want to know what are the scholarships available there can log on to Buddy4Study.

Manmath Nayak

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