What to consider if you are the first in your family to go to university

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 06/06/2023 - 10:48

Choosing to study at a higher education institution is a life-changing decision. If you are the first in your family, it can feel overwhelming regardless of how much or how little support and advice is available. It is highly likely that you’re having to seek support and advice from new connections outside your family network, while also having to inform your family of the seriousness of your next steps. 

Winning a Global Undergraduate Award and how it impacted my career

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 06/05/2023 - 11:15

My name is Bailey Thompson and I studied electrical engineering at Western University in Ontario, Canada. I also completed a certificate in engineering leadership and innovation to explore my interest in business and leadership.  

Throughout my academic career, I was an active member of many clubs, notably Western’s Women in Engineering student club and a variety of intramural sports.  

More English language tests to be accepted for SDS applications

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 05/31/2023 - 10:54

The PTE Academic English Language test  and TOEFL iBT tests will now be accepted by all Student Direct Stream (SDS) applications to study in Canada. 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will accept the English language tests in SDS applications from 10 August 2023. 

International perspective: moving to the Netherlands for university

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 05/30/2023 - 12:46

To prepare for my study abroad journey, I watched YouTube videos about student life in the Netherlands. These videos shared some practical tips and tricks that proved useful later, but I did not see any videos about what really matters the most: settling in a new country. In this article, I will share some tips that will hopefully help you to adapt to your new life in the Netherlands.

International students no longer able to bring dependants on UK student visas

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 05/24/2023 - 10:20

The British government has announced that from January 2024, international students studying in the UK will no longer be able to bring dependants with them on their student visa, aside from those on research postgraduate programmes. 

The announcement, made in a written statement by home secretary Suella Braverman, stated that the government is “removing the right for international students to bring dependants unless they are on postgraduate courses currently designated as research programmes”.

What does test-optional mean for US university applications?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 05/23/2023 - 11:45

The SAT and ACT are well-known features of the US university application process, but in recent years many universities have chosen to become test-optional. This means there is no longer a requirement for students to submit their SAT and ACT results to support their application when applying to a US university. 

Scholarship of the month: Monash International Leadership Scholarship

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 05/17/2023 - 15:43

The Monash International Leadership Scholarship applications are open to students from around the world who have been offered undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Monash University. Up to four students receive awards each year.