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Some renowned programs for Undergraduate Studies in India are the Liberal Education programs. 

Across the world some top destinations for undergraduate studies popular with International students are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand and the US.

 

The qualifying tests for these are the SAT or the ACT. The SAT for International students for 2020 had been delayed due to the COVID situation. However new dates for the SAT are available from August 29th 2020 onwards. Contact us for training for the SAT and the ACT.

The SAT and the ACT are different in certain aspects. In terms of structure and timing the SAT  and the ACT are different. The SAT is conducted over 3 hours with an additional optional 50-minute essay while the ACT is conducted over 2 hours 55 minutes with an optional 40-minute essay. The SAT test consists of 154 questions while the ACT consists of 215 questions. 

The scores for the SAT have a composite range of 400–1600 (SAT Essay: reported in 3 dimensions, each 2–8) while the ACT scores have a composite range of 1–36 (writing domain scores: 2–12). Both the SAT and the ACT are conducted seven times in a year.

Undergraduate Studies in Australia

 

The National Strategy for International Education 2025 of the Australian government sets out a 10-year plan to expand Australia and sustain it as a global leader in education , training and research. In 2018 693 750 international students were enrolled in Australia, with 44% enrolled at the 39 public universities of Australia and four private universities, or as local speakers known.


Many universities, often in different states and cities, have multiple campuses for improving student access and choice. Some universities have also formed similar groups of institutions. Australia Universities represent 39 universities and maintains a relationship with their counterpart in Australia

 

The Eight Group of Australia (Go8) includes 8 leading universities in the field of research in Australia:

  • University of Melbourne,

  • Australian National University (ANU),

  • University of Sydney,

  • University of Queensland,

  • University of Western Australia,

  • University of Adelaide,

  • Monash University, and

  • University of New South Wales (UNSW).

In the Academic Ranking of World Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong Unipote, the global Higher Education World Ranking and QS World University Rankings, Go8 members are consistently among the top 150 (with seven amongst the top 100) institutions. The Australian University Technology Network (ATN) includes four of Australia's most creative and corporate universities: Sydney University of Technology (UTS), RMIT University, South Australia University and the University of Curtin. Members are a new generation of universities focusing on real-world research and industry collaboration.

 

Their emphasis is on getting graduates ready for work. IRU is the policy network of seven universities, including Charles Darwin University, Griffith University, La Trobe University, Flinders University, Murdoch University and Western Sydney University. Universities of Groundbreaking Study have seven universities. In collaborative education, language, research and policy initiatives, IRU members aim to lead. According to Excellence in Research for Australia 2018, 89% of research at IRU universities is ranked worldwide or above.

The RUN is a network of six universities with headquarters in Australia and with significant positions in their areas. The Regional Universities Network (RUN).


RUN Universities include the Central Queensland, Southern Cross, the University of New England, Southern Queensland and Sunshine Coast University (SUCA).


Throughout Australia, students will typically graduate throughout three years. However, there are exceptions which may require an additional one or two years of study: specialized fields (e.g. veterinary studies), honorary programs, dual bachelor's programs or academic fields.

Undergraduate Studies in Canada

 

Canada is committed to re-inviting top foreign students to Canadian universities and colleges to pursue its plan for international training. The previous strategy was adopted five years ago with the aim of increasing the number of foreign students in Canada to 450,000 by 2022. 495,000 international students were accommodated in Canada in 2017.

The key to Canada's International Education Goals remain the attraction of international students, the creation of bilateral research agreements and the enrichment of study opportunities in the classroom. Over 15,000 undergraduate and post graduate programs, professional designations, certification and diploma courses, and brief career oriented programs are offered by public and private non-profit universities in Canada. Known for the state of the art technologies and research labs, Canadian universities provide co-operative education programs, such as co-ops and internships. Most of Canada 's popular universities lie in major metropolitan areas, but there are also great universities

Four Canadian universities rank among the top 100 in the 2018 QS World University Rankings:

  • University of Toronto,

  • McGill University,

  • University of British Columbia, and

  • University of Alberta,  

More than 150 public colleges and polytechnic institutes of technology are part of Canada's higher education options.​

Colleges and polytechnics offer a range of qualifications, including technical and applied degrees , diplomas and diplomas. Over 8,000 programs are offered collectively. Some universities have transfer agreements with universities and can offer an alternative way to a top-level university in Canada. College is under provincial and territorial legislative authority, but the main frameworks throughout the country are identical.

In the usual course of four years a degree from a Canadian university is considered equal to an American qualification. A Canadian degree can lead in Canada, the US and around the world to work opportunities. Cooperative interactions are a common feature of many Canadian graduate programmes. Co-operatives include rotating training cycles and working hours.

Various fields, including business , political science, natural resources and social services, are offered by virtually all secondary schools to work together. In many arrangements, students get their work paid and, once they have finished their studies, they can expect a year or more of work experience. Nonetheless, it should be noted that cooperative projects will extend the length of a degree / degree course. Many universities and colleges in Canada are employed in professional and cooperative offices to locate and prepare students for co-op placements. Pay or academic credit can also be gained from related internships.

 

Undergraduate Study in France

In order to promote French higher education abroad, the French Government's Campus France Agency was established. In recent years, steps have been taken to simplify visa procedures, boost the choice for student accommodation and increase the number and variety of foreign student programs in France.

 

A total of more than 340,000 foreign students enroll in French universities, representing about 12% of the total population of the country's schools. 74 public universities and 250 major schools offer undergraduate degrees from France. Large schools are special French institutions that usually provide a 5-year Master's Degree program, but some provide bachelor's programs for three years.

The Conférence des Grandes Écoles website gives a list of Grande Écoles, while a complete list of French universities can be found on Campus France, or on the website of the Conference of Presidents of Universities. Professional and vocational programs – in areas such as music, gastronomy, graphic arts , architecture, fashion, and nursing – are offered at around 500 specialized schools. The certificates awarded are specific to each organization. A bachelor's undergraduate degree is recognized as a certificate, which can be completed within three years. There are exceptions, often for business courses and highly technical degrees, like architecture, which can take four years to complete

The license requires a clearly specified course of study, and a degree in French gives a very good example of what a student has learned and is therefore capable of doing. While programs are predominantly taught in French and include French skills, English offers more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate programs across a range of fields. International students who earn French degrees in technical fields , such as medicine, law , architecture, and engineering, may need to complete additional courses / exams and meet other requirements to be able to practice outside France.

A bachelor's undergraduate degree is recognized as a "licence", which can be completed within three years. There are exceptions, mostly for business courses and highly specialized degrees, such as architecture, which may take four years to complete. The license involves a strictly defined course of study, so a degree in French gives a very clear indication of what a student has studied and is thus able to do

Undergraduate Study in Germany

 

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) launched its Strategy 2020 campaign in 2013 which includes a target to host at least 350,000 international students in Germany by 2020. To that end, public universities in Germany offer more than 1,900 degree programs taught in English, although most are taught at the graduate level. Germany achieved the target set in Strategy 2020 in 2017; it hosted 358,900 international students.

In 180 cities and cities across the country, Germany has more than 427 state-accredited universities, of which 120 are private institutions. In Germany, there are three types of higher education institutions: universities, applied sciences universities, and art, film , and music colleges. Universities deliver strong theoretical and academically focused graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Training at applied sciences universities is very practical and internships are an important part of the degree programme.

Colleges of art, film , and music are for students who wish to develop their artistic talents, and instruction is in German only at most of these institutions. Economics and business administration, Germanic studies, electrical engineering , computer science, and music are popular subjects among international students. About one-third of all international students studied at the undergraduate level in 2016, though this increases at applied science universities to more than 60 percent.

More than 90% of all university students in Germany, domestic and international, are enrolled in public universities, where they must select and specialize in a specific study course when applying for the first time. Students pursuing a bachelor's degree are able to complete their studies in 6 to 8 semesters. In Germany, undergraduate programs are very structured in terms of selection of course, when compared with programs at many American liberal arts colleges. Students are encouraged to study the German language even though they are enrolling in English-teaching programmes. In Germany private universities offer undergraduate and graduate programmes. Typically, these institutions offer a similar campus exposure as in the US.

Undergraduate Studies in New Zealand

 

New Zealand 's International Education Strategy 2018-2030, released in August 2018, paves the way for the future of the international education sector in New Zealand. The vision is for international education to contribute through world-class education to a thriving and globally connected New Zealand, underpinned by the three pillars of an excellent education and student experience, sustainable growth and the development of global citizens. The strategy builds on the strategy for international student wellbeing, released in June 2017.

The International Student Wellbeing Strategy aims to protect and enhance the reputation of New Zealand as a safe and welcoming study destination by ensuring that international students feel welcome, safe and well, enjoy a high quality education and are valued for their contribution to New Zealand. More than 30,000 international students went on to study at New Zealand universities in 2017. US student enrollment totaled 3,044 that year, with most American students participating at the undergraduate level in a one-semester study abroad programmes.

 

All eight universities in New Zealand were ranked among the top 500 institutions in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, placing them among the top 2.5 per cent of universities worldwide. New Zealand university programs also ranked in several subject areas among the top 50 in the world, including law, psychology, civil and structural engineering, dentistry, veterinary sciences, and education. New Zealand, in addition to its universities, hosts 16 polytechnics and technology institutes that provide advanced learning and qualifications ranging from undergraduate certificates to doctoral degrees.

 

The country also has around 600 private training institutions awarding qualifications for undergraduates and postgraduates. Because of his emphasis on student safety, many students are drawn to New Zealand. The nation placed second in the 2017 Global Peace Index, out of 163 countries. New Zealand also attracts students and other visitors for its magnificent outdoor recreation, mountains, coastlines, glaciers and hiking trails. Good to Know: Higher education is known as tertiary education, and typically study majors or programs are referred to as courses. The primary and secondary education system in New Zealand is based on the British model of 13 year education.
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NEW ZEALAND UNIVERSITIES:

  • Auckland University of Technology

  • Lincoln University Massey University

  • University of Auckland University of Canterbury

  • University of Otago

  • University of Waikato

  • Victoria University of Wellington

Academic Calendar: The academic year for most tertiary institutions begins in February (the end of summer in New Zealand) and finishes in November (late spring). Although the year is usually divided into two semesters with the second semester beginning in July, a third term is becoming more common, known as a summer semester. A summer semester runs from November through February.

Admission Requirements: All institutions include a high school diploma from a high school that is regionally accredited and demonstrates above average grades. Test scores are also required on the SAT (out of 1600), generally 1160 or higher, and on the ACT, 24 or higher. In some cases it accepts alternative entry criteria.

 

Students with a GED and adequate SAT or ACT scores may be considered for admission, as may students who have successfully studied in a recognized institution at the undergraduate level. Some programs can require other admission requirements. All institutions list on their websites their admission requirements and application process; students are advised to consult with their preferred institutions for more specific details.

Undergraduate Studies in the US

 

Hundreds of thousands of international students go to US colleges and universities every year and are admitted to them. Researching future schools and tracking training and admission criteria are critical for success, as are domestic candidate researchers. But preparation for college also calls for further steps for international students.

Apart from the SAT or the ACT following are the main steps to follow for the admission process:

• Comprehension of the US college and university admission process

• Test your command of English

• Schedule your college funding

• Securing a visa for students.

Unlike many countries, the US does not have a national higher learning system. US colleges and universities. On a campus-by-campus basis admission requirements and deadlines are set. It is important to research each school individually because of this autonomy. The website and admission criteria of each university should be known. You can identify the institutions that best suit your personal and academic needs through your knowledge. It can also help you measure your chance of being admitted. Ask questions and contact international student recruitment officers at the universities you plan on applying early.

U.S. university officials will want to ensure that you are proficient in English, a key factor for international students in postsecondary success. Most institutions will ask you, as part of the admission process, to take an English examination. These tests measure the ability to read , write, listen and speak, and the results remain valid for two years. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Learning Program (IELTS) are the most frequently available assessments. Your admission decisions must take account of your performance. 

Test scores are only one way to evaluate your academic preparedness and determine your admission at selected US universities. More critically than exams, university administrators in the United States assess your high school courses and your skills in the decision-making process. Furthermore, colleges and universities take into account your work outside the classroom, and many universities need essays, personal declarations and/or teacher letters of advice. In some cases, college officials interview potential students.

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