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Scholarship of the month: Chevening Scholarship

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 08/06/2021 - 11:17

Applications for Chevening Scholarships are now open for students from a range of countries looking to study in the UK. 

The Chevening Scholarships make up the UK government’s global scholarship programme. They are open to students from 160 countries, including China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya and Malaysia. The number of scholarships available varies from country to country. 

The scholarships offer full financial support for students looking to study for a master’s degree at any UK university. 

National Student Survey 2021: overall satisfaction results show varied impact of Covid-19

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Mon, 07/19/2021 - 13:52

The results of the UK’s National Student Survey 2021 are in, offering insight into how Covid-19 has affected the university study experience.

About 330,000 students from hundreds of universities, colleges and other providers across the UK completed the 2021 National Student Survey. This is up from the 310,000 students who answered the survey in 2020.

Survey questions covered all areas of academic life, including the quality of teaching, feedback on work, and learning resources.

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Scholarship of the month - IELTS Prize

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 06/08/2021 - 13:58

The IELTs Prize is an annual prize that supports IELTs test-takers with £3,000 towards their university tuition fees. Applications are now open for students who will be starting an undergraduate or a postgraduate course by September 2022.

The prize is eligible for students who are applying to institutions where the IELTS is an admissions requirement.

Australia likely to stay closed to most international students until 2022

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 05/19/2021 - 15:25

Australia has signalled that the majority of international students will not be able to return until the second half of 2022. 

Since January 2021, 164,000 of the country’s visa-holding international students have been unable to enter the country and return to university because of Covid-19 border restrictions.

Covid-19 travel ban: India added to UK’s red list but international students could be exempt

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Thu, 05/06/2021 - 10:19

The UK government has announced that India will join the Covid-19 red list due to fears of a new virus variant spreading, but there are some exemptions for international students.

The red list details countries from which there are strict restrictions on travel to Britain. From 23 April 2021, no one travelling from India will be granted entry into the UK, unless they have residence rights. Pakistan and Bangladesh are already on the red list.

Applications for UK post-study work visa to open in July

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 03/05/2021 - 11:45

Students will be able to apply for the new post-study work visa from 1 July 2021, the UK government has announced. 

The visa is open to international students who successfully complete a degree at undergraduate level or above in the UK and allows them to stay in the country to work or seek work for two years. This is extended to three years for doctoral students. 

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UK teachers to assess 2021 A-level grades and no algorithm to be used

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:27

School teachers in the UK will determine grades for A-level and GCSE students this summer, the government has announced.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson stated that teachers will be able to use a range of resources such as mock exams, coursework or other work, including essays and in-class tests, completed as part of a pupil’s course.

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