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F-1 Visa Update: New DHS and ICE Policy Rescinded

In what comes as a major relief to international students taking university classes online, Trump administration has reversed the July 6, 2020 rule which strong-armed universities to open and forced international students on F-1 visas to return to US, amid rising coronavirus cases. Read more

What is the US Government’s new policy on international students, and how does it affect me?

The United States has long been an attractive international student destination. International students are a key source of funding for both private and state universities. At some universities, international students account for a third of the student body at the undergraduate level, while at the graduate level, they represent the majority of students. More than a million international students were issued visas to study in the United States in 2019. Read more

ETS introduces TOEFL online test at home from April 2

Starting April 2, 2020, ETS is providing at-home online testing of TOEFL. This test will be known as TOEFL iBT® Special Home Edition. It will be similar in terms of content, structure and on-screen experience to the regular internet-based TOEFL. The testing will be proctored remotely through a separate software, ProctorU, that students will need to install before starting the test. Read more

All About the New TOEFL iBT

TOEFL takers all over the world are likely to embrace the new shorter TOEFL. August 1, 2019 onwards, TOEFL will become 30 minutes shorter. This very popular English-proficiency test will now be 3-hours long.

Test structure and question types will remain same as before. The only difference is, fewer number of questions in Reading, Listening and Speaking sections. The TOEFL-conducting body ETS, promises a better test-taking experience with the new version of the TOEFL. Read more

An insight into a student’s life in Canada

Currently, the international student population in Canada stands at half a million. The rising popularity of Canada as a study abroad option for advanced education can be credited to various factors like a quality but affordable tuition, cities which are deemed safe, an option to work both during as well as after the study period and lastly the pathway to permanent Canadian residency make this country a favourite among international students. Having decided upon Canada, there are few decisions to be made regarding the accommodation, cost of living and working during the study period. Read more

How much does it cost to study in Canada?

Canada is home to several renowned universities of the world and boasts of institutions such as the University of Toronto, McGill University, University of British Columbia, McMaster University, Universite de Montreal, and the University of Waterloo. Canadian Universities are considered to be top-notch in their education quality and state of the art infrastructure, which ultimately means that one needs to go through a rigorous application process to be sorted into the selected pool of candidates. While the universities ensure to be the most opportune gateway for attaining academic excellence and opening the door for professional opportunities, one also needs to consider the cost which comes along with studying in Canada. Read more

Top 12 Reasons to Study in Canada

A world-class education, more diverse academic course options, a flexible and hands-on based pedagogy, excellent career prospects, a desire to get a taste of a multi-cultural milieu, aspirations to live and work abroad – these are some of the reasons for students to consider foreign Universities as their academic destinations, for undergraduate as well as graduate education. Over the years, this trend has only gained more momentum, with US, Canada, UK, Australia and Singapore have become the ‘academic Mecca’ for most students. Read more

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