Note from the Editor
Several institutions around the world are encouraging students to get on with their international education aspirations through the scholarships they offer. Students will be free from the cost of tuition, boarding, and other education-related miscellaneous expenses.
Dartmouth offered admission to 1,767 applicants — 1,207 of whom were admitted during the regular decision process — to the Class of 2026 from a pool of 28,336 applications, according to an announcement from the admissions office on Thursday evening. Fifteen percent of the Class of 2026 are international students. This follows the College announcing an expansion of the need-blind admissions policy to include international students in January. According to the College’s press release, Dartmouth is now one of only six US universities to offer universal need-blind admissions and meet 100% of applicants’ demonstrated need regardless of their citizenship status.
Harvard College will expand its Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI) for low and middle-income families, starting with Class 2026. The college has offered admission to a total of 1,214 applicants for the Class of 2026, with 1,954 already admitted, including applicants who have been selected in the early action process, Erudera.com reports. Class of 2026 students whose families receive under $75,000 in a year will pay nothing to study at Harvard, which is an increase from the $65,000 annual income threshold previously, according to the Harvard Gazette. These students will be free from the costs that include tuition, room, boarding, and all fees.
Nigerian students are heading to Canada in record numbers despite Nigeria’s economic downturn, according to new data from the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). According to the IRCC data, the number of new study permits for Nigeria increased by 30.3 percent to 13,745 from 10,550 in 2020, making it the ninth most popular source country for international students. This is the highest in 22 years. Also, the total of new study permits on a global scale increased by 17.7 percent to 621,565.
Emerging early childhood education and care professionals who wish to undertake study while living in regional Australia can apply for up to $15,000 of funding to support under the Destination Australia Program. The program will provide more opportunities for domestic and international students to study in regional areas in 2023, with applications for the latest round opening on May 26, 2022. Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications, and Regional Education Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie described the program as a great way to encourage more students to take opportunities to study in regional Australia. With the opening of international borders, increasing numbers of international students are expected to return to Australia throughout the year
The University College of London, one of the UK’s top educational institutions, annually opens applications for full and partial scholarships for international undergraduate and postgraduate students. In the 2022 edition, one hundred opportunities will be offered to students who are accredited in one of the programs offered by the university. For undergraduate students, there are 30 scholarships. All cover 100% of the cost of education, and ten of them provide financial assistance for day-to-day expenses during the planning period. For postgraduate students, the 70 scholarships each receive 15,000, which is more than half the value of the programs.
Teachers in the United Kingdom can now access LiteracyPlanet’s EdTech with the launch of the Intrepica Academy. Staying true to its vision to empower students and educators in classrooms around the world, LiteracyPlanet has expanded its EdTech to include the Intrepica Academy, a personalized and interactive online school for teachers. Open for all teachers to access, the Intrepica Academy has been designed by specialist instructors with the same fun, engaging, and motivating experience in mind as the LiteracyPlanet, but now to support educators in their learning pathways and professional development.
Queen’s University in Canada has updated its COVID-19 health and safety measures, deciding to suspend the mandatory vaccination and masking measures, effective May 1, 2022. Following the decision, most students, faculty, and staff will no longer be asked to show proof of full vaccination in order to participate in in-person university activities, Erudera.com reports. According to a press release issued by Queen’s, students wishing to enroll in in-person classes for the summer semester will be able to do so, despite being vaccinated against COVID-19 or not.
The number of foreign students studying at Irish universities has increased significantly at many institutions since Brexit, new figures show. The increase offers a financial boost to universities, which can demand much higher fees from international students. However, Clare Austick, president of the Union of Students in Ireland, said that while foreign students were an important part of the “campus culture” at universities, the increase meant there would be a lower number of places for Irish applicants.
The University of Auckland enrolled a record number of students and made a multimillion-dollar surplus last year, despite the pandemic. The university’s 2021 annual report showed it made a surplus of $133 million and enrolled 36,748 students, 2500 more than it had before the pandemic. The report said 30 percent of the international students were studying remotely from overseas, many of them at learning centers in China and Vietnam. The university said it also successfully retained a lot of international students, with many choosing to study remotely from off-shore.
WWI recently announced the dates for the April round of entrance exams for its July 2022 intake. Aspirants can apply for various full-time degree, postgraduate, and diploma programs offered by the WWI schools of filmmaking, Creative Arts, Media Management, and Performing Arts. Registrations will close on April 15. Online entrance examinations are scheduled to take place on April 19 and 20.
Cameroon observed World Autism Day Saturday with rights groups advocating for autistic children to be given an education. Supporters say autistic children often can’t go to school because autism is falsely believed to be a result of witchcraft. The Timely Performance Care Center, a school for disabled children in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, organized a campaign for parents and communities to stop the stigma that autistic kids are often subject to. The center has an enrollment of 70 autistic children for everyone to know that children with autism should not be kept home just because of the stigma.
Foreign universities, technical institutes, and B-schools not only provide world-class education to students but also prepare them for high-paying global jobs, which the Indian youth see as an easy way to fast-track their career growth. While countries like Russia, China, and Australia are popular choices for technical courses among Indian students, a large number of them have also turned to universities in the US, the UK, and Canada for programs that will fetch them work permits for global technical jobs. According to Canada’s Immigration Refugee and Citizenship data, the number of Indian students studying in the country has increased by a whopping 350 percent between the 2015-16 and 2019-20 academic years.
Founded 170 years ago, NDNU is the third oldest college in California. It is a fully accredited, private, Catholic, co-educational master’s university located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. With approximately 1,700 students from 29 states and 32 different countries, NDNU broadens the perspective and outlook of its students by exposing them to peers with very different backgrounds, cultures, and world views. Smaller class sizes, ranging from 12 to 25, means that students receive personal attention from excellent instructors in challenging courses that cover a wide range of academic programs. NDNU also has two extension locations with partner colleges and recently added online graduate programs.
Unique among college programs focusing on fashion, this degree prepares students for leadership roles, social equity, and ethical practices within fashion. This course also helps the students to transform the industry and develop creative strategies to support sustainability. Students in sustainable fashion programs will also learn the benefits of operating a business under a new paradigm, eschewing the former singular goal of profit for shareholders and replacing that with the need to serve a wide range of stakeholders. This program prepares graduates to understand the full range of business needs from the supply chain to merchandising to marketing messaging.
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