How to use digital advisers to improve academic writing

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 01/26/2024 - 16:40

International students might not have received much teaching in English before coming to university, leaving them less confident in their academic writing ability. Even if their writing is skilled, the common misconception that native English language users are more proficient than foreign language users can easily exacerbate self-doubt.

Women in STEM: diversity could lead to an equal society

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Thu, 01/25/2024 - 19:19

While I was still at school, I came across an advertisement for Finnish upper secondary school chemistry competitions. I decided to participate, and I performed quite well.  

Due to my success in the competition, I received an invitation to Finland’s Chemistry Olympiad training, where Finnish upper secondary school students were prepared for the International Chemistry Olympiad.  

Canadian government caps number of student visas for next two years

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 01/23/2024 - 16:38

The Canadian government has announced that it will set a cap on international student permit applications for the next two years. 

The cap will mean that approximately 360,000 study permits will be approved in 2024, which is a 35 per cent decrease from the number approved in 2023. 

Caps for each province have been calculated according to population size, meaning provinces that have experienced the lowest increase in international students will see the largest decrease in study permits accepted in 2024. 

Scholarships for Chinese students looking to study abroad

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Tue, 01/16/2024 - 09:51

When preparing to study abroad, one of the most important things to consider is how you will fund your studies.

There are many scholarships or partial scholarships available to international students, but trying to find the right one for you can be difficult when faced with so much choice. 

Below is a list of some of the scholarships available specifically for Chinese students, to help you begin your search. Most universities will have some form of bursary or scholarship aimed at helping international students, so this is by no means an exhaustive list.

Applying through Ucas: important terms explained

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 01/15/2024 - 08:32

Students who wish to study in the UK will have to familiarise themselves with Ucas, the central application system that is used to apply for all universities in the UK.

As you go through the process, you will see lots of terms, phrases and steps that may not all be familiar to you, so here are the important Ucas terms you may need to know.

Why students should consider studying in Australia

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 01/12/2024 - 15:31

There are many factors propelling the surge of international students applying for universities in Australia, including the wide spectrum of course choices, availability of scholarships and research fellowships, post-study work rights and work opportunities, and a multicultural society. 

Here are some things that international students can expect if they choose to study in Australia. 

Scholarships for international students | Study abroad fully funded

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 01/10/2024 - 15:11

When looking to study abroad, students can often be deterred by the high cost of university. However, scholarships can help to alleviate the cost by providing funding to students to help with the expense of tuition fees, accommodation, travel and academic materials.

This guide outlines everything international students need to know about applying for and getting scholarships.

This guide will address:

  • What is a scholarship?

  • How to find a scholarship

  • Types of scholarships for international students

International perspective: a desire to broaden my horizons led me to the UK

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 01/08/2024 - 15:38

I’m currently studying a postgraduate degree in humanities at the University of Manchester in the UK. Before that, I was an undergraduate student at Western University in Canada. I ended up doing five years of undergraduate studies because I decided to do a six-month exchange at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland during my fourth year.