With its long-standing tradition of university education and an extensive network of 87 universities, France has over 300 competitive institutes Grand Ecoles as well as research centers of international repute. Education in France is subsidized by the State and thus offers internationally recognized degrees at affordable costs. The estimated cost of living in France is
Euros 1,050 per month, which does not include tuition fee. The credit for creating awareness on French education system, in India goes to the Edufrance. With Edufrance forums in the past three to four years, the number of Indian students in France has increased from 140 to 1,200.

Although France is famous for its UG and PG programs in French language, tourism, hotel, cuisine, art, music, fashion, literature and fine arts, the most popular courses amongst Indians are management and engineering. Subjects like photography, cinematography and heritage are the other well-known disciplines, which Indians are unaware about. In addition, visa regulations are more simplified now and in case of a denial or any other problem, students can ask for explanations.
Ireland is a fast emerging destination for Indian students looking for International education. Ireland presently has over 1,000 Indian students and expecting to increase. A high percentage of Indian students are for postgraduate
(PG) studies.

Irish institutions offer both diploma and degree programs in wide range of courses. Medicine is an area of Irish expertise. Courses in business studies,
information technology followed by engineering and biotechnology are popular with the Indian students. Fee structure is reasonable in comparison with other countries. Indian students find a familiar environment in Ireland. They also believe in strong family values. Job opportunities are easily available in Ireland if the area of occupation is related to the studies.

Several Irish institutes have developed tie-ups with Indian institutions. the embassy encourages Irish institutions to send administrative and academic people to spend more time in India, apart from coming for the fairs, and develop forms of cooperation with Indian counterparts. The Irish government is keenly interested in developing trade links with countries like India in the field of academics, tourism and tie-ups in it.
Singapore is the premier education hub in Asia, offering quality education opportunities at all levels to local and international students. Building on the strengths and international recognition of Singapore institutions, the Singapore government is actively promoting and developing the Education industry in Singapore for all international students from around the world. Singapore aims to offer a diverse and distinctive mix of educational services by developing
quality local Singapore institutions and attracting more leading international universities to set up in Singapore.

There are already more than 70,000 international students in Singapore, of which a large part is of india students. 2,000 are Indian students pursuing education opportunities at various levels. Many international students are attracted to the quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by Singapore’s local universities: National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University, as well as the postgraduate courses offered by the 10 leading international universities based in Singapore. These leading international universities include top European MBA school, Instead; top US universities such as University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Johns Hopkins University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford and Wharton School of Business; top Chinese university, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; as well as leading European universities: Technical University of Eindhoven and Technical University of Munich. Students choose. Singapore because they know Singapore offers quality and broad-based education programs with a global perspective that will equip them with internationally recognized qualifications and relevant skills that serve as a springboard to a brighter future.

To help more Indian students and other international students decide on Singapore as their choice location for education, Singapore is actively marketing its educational opportunities and providing international students with comprehensive information about studying in Singapore.
German universities offer an outstanding variety of courses, excellent research opportunities and are well known for their high quality of teaching. More than 2,00,000 foreign nationals are currently studying at German institutions of higher education. However, merely 2.1 percent of them are Indians. The introduction of more than 1,600 internationally recognized UG and PG degree courses conducted in English, especially in the fields of engineering,
environmental and other sciences, IT and management, has given a good boost to foreign students.

Remarkably, the financial aspect adds to the attractiveness of Germany as a prime destination. The tuition fee for education is borne by the German state and the students just have to pay for their living expenses. There are several non-academic benefits as well. Germany offers a regional diversity, vast cultural and architectural heritage, and, especially in university towns, a social life, which mirrors the global village young academics are striving for.

New scholarship schemes leading to a PhD have been introduced for Indian students who want to do research at one of the Leibniz Research Institutes, Germany. In addition, Deutsche Post World Net, a leading German multinational company, is offering scholarships cum internships for Indian MBA students, with a focus on supply chain management.

The academic ties between Indian and German institutions have a long tradition and are quite impressive in numbers. in India, Germany is currently focusing on strengthening cooperation with institutes of higher education in order to establish mechanisms that will allow a higher mobility of students for exchange terms.
New Zealand, another education destination for international students, has an impressive tertiary education system, which comprises eight universities, five institutes of technology and over 20 polytechnics. For a person who desires to study there, it offers a secure, learning environment, competitive prices and a highly computerized and advanced set for training and study. New Zealand is a rich, multicultural society.
There are over 70,000 international students from countries as diverse as Latin America, Germany, China, India and Korea. It is estimated that over 3,000 Indian students are currently studying in New Zealand.

The education programmers and degrees offered by New Zealand are based on the British education system. The country offers a host of courses ranging from medicine, astrology, engineering, information technology (it), business to hospitality. In some niche areas such as dairy technology, horticulture, biotechnology, geothermal energy, forensic science, and marine engineering, New Zealand qualifications are acknowledged as among the best in the world.

No scholarships are available for UG and PG courses. The tuition fee for polytechnic courses ranges from NZ $10,000 – NZ $15,000 and university degrees from NZ $10,5000 NZ $16,000 per year for most UG degrees. While PG degrees begin from NZ$15,000 per year and fee for MBA degrees is about NZ$31,000 for the full program. The total cost of living in New Zealand comes to about NZ $10,000 a year. Students can work for 15 hours a week along with studies.
Switzerland is famous not only as a tourist destination; but also for the Swiss educational system as well, which is a host to a large number of foreign students. Two sets of educational systems exist in Switzerland. The first is the government system comprising seven government-organized universities. In addition, there are Federal Institutes of Technology for technical subjects and
research studies. This system includes the state educational institutions of the 26 cantons (States), and each canton has its own system and language. The second system comprises private institutions and boarding schools. Among them are private schools, which conduct hotel management and business management courses.

The academic session in Switzerland begins in mid October. Swiss degrees are different from the traditional ones. Usual bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees are not given in this system, with the exception of St. Gallen University and some private institutions. As a matter of fact the traditional Swiss academic degrees are the licentiate / license, the diploma and the doktorat / doctorate. Few scholarships are available for foreign students under the federal commission of scholarships for foreign students aimed at PG and young researchers studying in government universities.
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