Study abroad

Guide to international student bank accounts in the UK

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 08/23/2022 - 11:53

Studying in the UK is expensive for both domestic and international students, so it is important that you choose a good student bank account that can help you to maximise your money. 

Most major banks (and some online banks) will offer a specific student bank account that will come with perks that will help you to budget and manage your money. 

1. Choose a bank

There are many banks in the UK, so the best way to narrow it down is to look at what the different banks are offering students (see our handy table below).

Find a student voice you can relate to at the University of Cyprus

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Fri, 07/29/2022 - 11:48

Situated in the capital Nicosia, the University of Cyprus (UCY) is a public academic institution that has been admitting students since 1992. Besides the high-quality education they receive, students enrolled at UCY can enjoy a warm Mediterranean climate, breathtaking beaches and delicious cuisine.

Mastering your speaking skills for the Duolingo English Test

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 07/26/2022 - 10:44

The reasons to take a Duolingo English Test (DET) go way beyond the requirement of a university or employer to meet a certain standard of written and spoken language. If someone is attending a course in an English-speaking country, they will need to speak the language to manage their lives outside lessons – from opening a bank account to arranging accommodation. 

How to take the Duolingo English Test from home

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 07/26/2022 - 10:23

If students and institutions are going to have confidence in a high-stakes test, they need to be happy that it’s secure and gives an accurate indication of the abilities of the candidate.

The Duolingo English Test (DET) costs less and takes less time than many other standardised tests, while still holding test-takers to high standards when providing certification.

Best universities in Latin America

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 18:00

If you are looking to study at one of the top universities in Latin America, heading to Brazil might be your best bet, based on the results of the 2022 Times Higher Education Latin America University Rankings. The country has an impressive 67 universities in the ranking.

The 2022 ranking includes 197 institutions in 13 countries, up from 177 institutions last year.

What questions can students expect on the Duolingo English Test?

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:08

In any language, it’s rare to speak in a conversation without listening to the other person, or to write a passage of text without reading it. While many standardised English language tests break down questions into reading, writing, listening and speaking, the Duolingo English Test (DET) is structured so that test takers can show how they use these skills in combination. 

What sets the Duolingo English Test apart from others?

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 06/28/2022 - 10:37

For years, universities have relied on a handful of long-standing tests to demonstrate students’ English language proficiency. While widely accepted, these tests can be expensive to sit and often require in-person attendance.

The Duolingo English Test (DET) – now accepted by more than 3,500 programmes globally – is disrupting the status quo by offering one of the world’s first high-stakes English proficiency tests online. 

Best universities in Asia 2022

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 11:10

The 2022 Asia University Rankings reveal the best colleges and universities in Asia, featuring institutions from 31 territories.

Japan leads the way with 118 universities in the ranking, while China comes second, with 97 ranked institutions. India is the third most represented country, with 71 universities.

Hong Kong and China are the most represented regions in the top 10, with three universities each. 

Everything you need to know about studying in Canada

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:11

Canada is a popular study destination for many international students, and with good reason.

With 10 provinces and three territories spanning majority French-speaking Quebec on the Atlantic east coast to British Columbia bordering the Pacific Ocean, Canada is known as a multicultural country with a diverse heritage. As well as regularly being ranked among the best nations in the world for quality of life, Canada also has a global reputation for academic excellence.

Everything you need to know about studying in the UK

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Thu, 05/12/2022 - 10:24

Key points for stydying in the UK

1. How many universities are there in the UK?

2. How does the British university system work?

3. How do you apply to study in the UK?

4. What kinds of universities are there in the UK?

5. How is Oxbridge different to other universities?

6. Do I need an English language test to study in the UK?

7. How much does it cost to study in the UK?

8. What scholarships are available for international students in the UK?

9. How do I apply for a student visa in the UK?