Sunday, 20 March 2016

Apply to SPP Colleges for quick and easy Canada Student Visa


SPP (The Student Partners Program) was developed in partnership between the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) and the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). It is an arrangement between selected Canadian educational institutions and Canadian High Commission in India to provide quick and easy study visa for the prospective students of participating institutions in Canada.

The main objective of this program is to increase the number of Canadian student visa issued to Indian students and to make the admissions-visa process more efficient. 

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As a student you do not have to apply for the SPP separately; you need to apply to a participating college and if your application meets the specific criteria, you may be considered under the program. It is recommended that you submit your application at least three months before the beginning of the academic course.

You need to undergo a compulsory medical examination before submitting your visa application by visiting one of the Designated Medical Practitioners (DMP) in India. See the complete list of the physician’s on DMP panel.

Working in Canada under SPP

Work permit/visa is open to all international students, who have successfully graduated from any of the accredited university/college in Canada. They could be the SPP colleges or non-SPP colleges. The work visa has its own different requirements which every student has to qualify in order to work in Canada.
According to the current Canadian work visa regulations, those with course duration of two years or more will get a ‘Post Study work permit’ for the same duration (maximum 3 years). On the other hand, those with course duration of one year or less are eligible for work permit equal to the duration of the course.

Eligibility Criteria

As mentioned above, you need to fulfill the eligibility criteria for your application to be considered under the SPP. Here are the eligibility criteria:

For Undergraduate Degrees -

  • Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 issued in the past two years.
  • Study gap of no more than two years, with some exceptions made for students with excellent grades and a three year gap.
  • The program applied for must be complimentary and should add value to the previous education.
  • Student should have an overall minimum score of 50% in their more recently completed diploma or degree.  
  • Proof of tuition payment for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP institution).
  • The purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank, in the amount of $10,000 CAD to cover living expenses for your first year in Canada.
  • If you have previously been refused Canadian student visa, you are not eligible to apply under SPP.

For Post Graduate Degrees -

  • Overall IELTS Score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 issued in the past 24 months.
  • Study gap of no more than 5 years, with some exceptions made for students with excellent grades and a six year gap.
  • Program must be complimentary and value added to their previous education.
  • Student should have a minimum Second Class of C level with an overall minimum score of 50% in their more recently completed diploma or degree.
  • Proof of tuition payment for one semester or one year (as asked by the SPP institution).
  • The purchase of a special Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from Scotia Bank, in the amount of $10,000 CAD to cover living expenses for your first year in Canada.
  • You should have graduated with not more than eight backlogs in your previous degree.
  • If you have previously been refused Canadian student visa, you are not eligible to apply under SPP.

Below is the current list of participating ACCC members Universities/Colleges –

  1. Algonquin College - Ottawa (Ontario)
  2. Bow Valley College - Calgary (Alberta)
  3. Cambrian College - Greater Sudbury (Ontario)
  4. Camosun College - Victoria (British Columbia)
  5. Centennial College - Toronto (Ontario)
  6. College of New Caledonia - Prince George (British Columbia)
  7. College of the Rockies - Cranbrook (British Columbia)
  8. Conestoga College - Kitchener (Ontario)
  9. Columbia College - Vancouver (British Columbia)
  10. Douglas College - Vancouver (British Columbia)
  11. Durham College - Oshawa (Ontario)
  12. Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology - London (Ontario)
  13. Fleming College - Peterborough (Ontario)
  14. George Brown College - Toronto (Ontario)
  15. Georgian College - North Bay (Ontario)
  16. Humber College - Toronto (Ontario)
  17. Kwantlen Polytechnic University - Surrey (British Columbia)
  18. Langara College - Vancouver (British Columbia)
  19. Lambton College – Sarnia (Ontario)
  20. Loyalist College - Belleville (Ontario)
  21. Medicine Hat College - Calgary (Alberta)
  22. Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology - Hamilton (Ontario)
  23. Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology - Waterloo (Ontario)
  24. North Island College - Courtenay (British Columbia)
  25. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology - Edmonton (Alberta)
  26. Northern College - Timmins (Ontario)
  27. Northern Lights College - Dawson Creek (British Columbia)
  28. Okanagan College - Kelowna (British Columbia)
  29. Parkland College - Melville (Saskatchewan)
  30. Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology - Winnipeg (Manitoba)
  31. Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
  32. Selkirk College - Castlegar (British Columbia)
  33. Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology - Toronto (Ontario)
  34. Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning - Oakville (Ontario)
  35. St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology - Windsor (Ontario)
  36. St. Lawrence College - Kingston (Ontario)
  37. University of the Fraser Valley - Abbotsford (British Columbia)
  38. Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo (British Columbia)
  39. Winnipeg Technical College - Winnipeg (Manitoba)

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Thursday, 3 March 2016

All About SAT Examination to Study Bachelors in USA !!

Gear up for the change of format in the Scholastic Aptitude Test, for admission to US colleges and universities, starting from 2016. 

Students need to appear for Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in order to apply to various colleges and universities in the US for higher education. The exam aims at testing the logical reasoning and the problem solving skills of the candidates which is a major criterion for admissions to colleges.

The SAT, apart from testing a student’s academic preparedness is also an important step to apply for financial aid and scholarships. The questions majorly focus on testing your knowledge of subjects such as Maths, Science, History, Social Studies, English and Languages.

SAT is conducted 6 times in a year. The next set of these exams are lined up to be conducted in March, May and June this year for which the dates have been released.
There are two types of SAT exams:

SAT General Test/ SAT-I: The general test of 3 hours and 45 minutes includes three sections of multiple choice questions:

  • Writing: The writing test assesses candidate’s knowledge about grammar, usage and word choice. 
  • Reading: It tests candidate’s capability of sentence completion, paragraph reading and reading comprehension.  
  • Mathematics: This test includes Basic Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Statistics and Data Analysis.

SAT Subject Test (Optional)/ SAT –II: Some Universities or Colleges require or recommend SAT subject Test score with admission application form. SAT subject test is an optional test, but it provides an additional opportunity to candidates to show their capabilities and knowledge about particular subjects to universities and colleges. This test will be important if a candidate is applying for major in any specific subject.
The SAT II is an hour test with multiple choice questions. Candidates are required to select three subjects per sitting from the list of 20 subjects like Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies, German Reading, Spanish Listening, World History, French, Mathematics, Literature, etc. 

SAT Paper Pattern:
  • SAT question paper is divided into 3 sections; critical reading, mathematics, writing.
  • Each section is allotted 800 points making the total attainable score of 2400.
  • Total time allotted: 3 hours and 45 minutes
Frequently Asked Questions about SAT Exam

Question: What is “Good Score in SAT”? 
  • Experts suggest that in order to make it to the Ivy League colleges and any other good colleges in US, a minimum score of 700 in each of the sections and a total of 2400 is considered to a good score. You need to touch a score of 2000 at least for applying to a decent college. There is no specific benchmarking or a cut off set by the colleges however a good score in SAT is an important criterion to strengthen your application to the various colleges in US.
Question:What “Number of attempts” does a candidate get? 
  • It is recommended that you take the test the once but, just in case you are not satisfied with your first performance and if you strongly feel that you can improve upon a certain section in another attempt, then you can retake the test. The SAT however, can be attempted unlimited number of times.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

List of Universities in Toronto

Educational institutes in Canada are broadly divided into 2 types namely university and community college. Universities grant university degrees, which include bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees; and community colleges, provide diplomas. Canada has 13 provinces and territories with total of 98 universities.

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Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, with the original city area lying between the Don and Humber rivers.

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List of Universities in Ontario (Toronto)

  • Algoma University
  • Brock University 
  • Carleton University
  • Dominican College University 
  • Lakehead University
  • Laurentian University 
  • McMaster University 
  • Nipissing University 
  • OCAD University
  • Queen’s University 
  • Redeemer University College (P)
  • Royal Military College of Canada 
  • Ryerson University
  • Saint Paul University 
  • Tyndale University College (P)
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa 
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Windsor
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University 

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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Top Reasons to Study in Asia Pacific University Malaysia

Study in Asia Pacific University Malaysia

Prime Minister Awarded University
for Excellence and 5 Star Rating
University for Academics. 
The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is among Malaysia's Top Private Universities of Malaysia. APU was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2011 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Originally established as the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) in 1993 and Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation (UCTI) in 2004, APU’s sound approach to nurturing school leavers into qualified professionals has resulted in our graduates being highly sought after by employers.

With an international student community of more than 10,000 students from more than 105 countries studying in its Malaysian campus, APU offers a truly cosmopolitan learning environment which prepares students well for the global challenges which lie ahead.

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APU offers a wide range of degrees with Technology & Business as a common core. There are basically 5 different faculties offering wide range of courses.
  1. School of Computing and Technology
  2. School of Engineering
  3. School of Business and Management
  4. School of Accounting Finance and Quantitative Studies
  5. School of Post Graduate Studies

Asia Pacific University and Staffordshire University UK Partnership

Her Majesty Queen of United Kingdom
accompanied by Duke of Edinburgh
Visit Asia Pacific University. 
Staffordshire University is a modern University with 100 years' experience of pioneering higher education within the creative, technological and scientific industries.  The University delivers relevant, inspiring and vocationally led courses and thus develops students who are independent thinkers.
Passionate about transforming the lives and aspirations of the individuals and communities it serves, the University is agile and flexible; quick to adapt as student requirements change and is renowned for providing ground-breaking new courses and outstanding learning opportunities. 
  • Among the first institutions in the world to offer a computing degree, dating back to 1965.
  • The 2014 National Student Survey (NSS) show computing awards at Staffordshire University exceeding the national sector average for the computer subject area.
  • The 2014 National results from the Destination of Leavers in Higher Education also show Staffordshire University computing awards exceeding the national average for computing graduate employability/further study, six months after graduation. 
  • Staffordshire has forged partnerships with industry-leading companies such as Sony, Cisco, Microsoft, Vodafone, Jaguar Land Rover and Epic Games in support of teaching and learning as well as in preparing students for their careers.
  • The collaboration between Staffordshire University and US based Epic Games led to the launch of the University’s Epic Games Centre, which offers students the opportunity to put theory into practice and develop a deeper understanding of the commercial complexities of the gaming development process.
  • Staffordshire University graduates have been well accepted by industry. Many graduates have gone on to work with internationally recognized organizations such as the BBC, Microsoft, Bentley Motors and NASA. Others have gone on to form their own successful businesses whilst some graduates have worked on Oscar winning films, written books and even won an Olympic gold medal.

The Dual Degree Programs offered i.e. both  Staffordshire University

  • School of Computing & Technology
  • School of Business & Management
  • School of Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Studies


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Study in USA in 2014

USA is the most desired education destination for millions of students across the globe. As per the estimation nearly 500,000 overseas students are pursuing their higher degrees in the USA. The benefits that attract so many students include: 
  • Top Institutions:  USA boasts of some of the world’s finest educational institutions. A degree from a university in the USA is guaranteed to take you places, as their programs both in traditional disciplines and professional programs are highly prized by employers from any country in the world. USA boasts of such top ranked universities like Harvard, Princeton and Yale and many others.
  • State of Art Facilities: USA without a shadow of a doubt is the global leader in technology and their engineering and medical colleges boast of technological facilities that you’d be hard pressed to find in any other country. USA will always remain the choice of elite students throughout the world because of the quality of education that it provides. USA is the “Land of opportunities."
  • Never Ending Choices: There is nearly 4600 colleges and universities in USA offering courses in almost every field of study. From Engineering to Life Sciences to Business to Arts to Humanities etc. With over 4600 colleges and vocational institutions to choose from, you would easily find the course of your choice. While some colleges offer in-depth broad based courses in liberal arts and pure sciences, others offer diplomas in micro-niches like MBA’s for specific industries like hospitality and entertainment.

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  • Flexibility and Freedom: Most academic institutions in the US offer their students the freedom to design their majors and programs of study. You are also free to switch fields and petition for specific courses. Independent study is also available to suit individual needs.
  • Campus Diversity and Support Services: International students are always prized by US universities to provide their campuses with cultural richness and diversity. Moreover than 160 countries are represented by US universities and they provide a variety of scholarships, fellowships and support services like campus orientation and career guidance to help international students make the most of these crucial years.
  •  Financial Assistance: The GRAD school in USA offers generous fellowships .And through Teaching Assistantship and Research Assistantship, many a time depending upon the student profile complete waiver from fee is also granted.
  • Part Time Work Opportunities: Part time work options in USA is highly regulated . Students are allowed to work part time on campus up to 20 hrs. a week . However during holiday and college breaks they are allowed to work full time.

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Changes in Malaysian Student Visa -- 7th October 2014

Introduction of New Compulsory I-CARD for All International Students

EMGS (Education Malaysia Global Services) has introduced a new I-Card, which can be used as an international student ID Card. This will mean students will not be required to carry their passports from now on. The I-Card was issued free from July 1st until Sept 30th but is now being charged at RM 50 per year.

As such, the EMGS Student Pass Processing Fee will be revised from RM 1,000 to RM 1,050 to include the cost of the card.

All applicants whose applications which are pending submission to the International Students Dept. will be invoiced RM 50 and this needs to be settled when they arrive at University.

If the card is lost, the student will need to make a police report and pay RM 50 for a replacement card. The card is valid for 1 year. If students change course or progress to another university, they will have to return the card to University to be returned to EMGS. Students will no longer need to carry their passport if they are holding this card. The card is issued by Immigration and is recognized by the Police as well.

For existing students, the I Card will be issued to students upon renewal of visa.