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study in Australia

Australia is not only the land of Kangaroos, but it is also the third most popular destination for international students to pursue their higher studies after USA and UK. Due to the country’s unique and diverse environment, it is attracting many international students to study in Australia. The system of education is similar to British education model and offers research opportunities. Australian Universities provide world class training and follow a problem-based learning approach which will make you an independent leader. Out of the world’s top 100 universities, 7 are in Australia.

Australian universities offer over 22,000 courses with majors from Natural Science and Engineering to Social and Medical Sciences.  Australia has 41 Universities out of which 38 are public and 3 are privately operated. These universities offer Under Graduate, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Many universities offer “TAFE” (Technology And Further Education) courses with an online option.

Life in Australia

Australia is a great tourist destination with attractions from the world’s famous Opera House to the Great Barrier Reef. Australia attracts over 3,00,000 international students every year and the number is increasing exponentially from the last few years. Students can enjoy various activities including surfing, biking, and hiking. Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth are famous places to visit in Australia and have a number of universities in these cities.

Australian Universities provide on-campus accommodations but most of the students prefer private accommodations and they commute daily to the universities using public transportation.

Requirements to study in Australia

As Australia is an English speaking country all teaching is done in English. International students need to take one of the English Language Proficiency exams IELTS, TOEFL or PTE (Pearson Test of English). The cut-off scores for these exams depend on the university. GRE and GMAT are also required for professional courses.

Documents required

Your age should be greater than 18 in order to join any degree program. You must score at least 65% in class XII and at least 60% for Diploma and foundation programs.

  • Transcripts – You need all your secondary, post-secondary, Bachelors (if applying to PG and Doctoral programs) mark sheets.
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP) – It is the intent of writing in order to know why you are interested in the program and in the university.
  • Letter Of Recommendation (LOR) – If you are currently studying then you are required to get LOR’s from the academic institution you are studying. If you have the experience you should have LOR’s from your supervisors.
  • Resume – It is optional. This document is necessary if you want to pursue an MBA and have any prior work experience.
  • Score reports – Official score reports of TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, GRE or GMAT.
  • Portfolio – This is required for the students who are into art and designing.
  • Other Certificates – These include your extra-curricular certificates etc.

How to apply for Australian Universities:

Generally, there are two intakes for most of Australian Universities.

  • February to June
  • July to November.

Some of the universities may also accept applications in the month of September or November.

Based on your scores and interest you can choose to apply to Australian universities online on your own or you can take professional help from 412-458-6163 in order to choose the best university options available based on your credentials.

Some universities have online application option while some universities require you to download the application from their website and the completed application need to be sent by mail. Skoolville.com can assist you through each step of the application process until you get admission and visa.

Tuition fee and Cost of living

Tuition fee depends on the university you chose and program you applied for. The fee in the field of Arts and Humanities will be on the lower end and for the engineering, veterinary, medicine and science programs will be on the high end.

On an average, tuition fee costs:

For bachelors: 15,000 – 33,000 AUD/Year

For Masters/PhD:  20,000 – 37,000 AUD/Year.

Universities with tuition fee on the lower end:

  • University of New England
  • University of Wollongong
  • Victoria University

Universities with tuition fee on the higher end:

  • Australian National University ( ANU)
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Queensland

According to the Australian government’s Department of Home affairs, every international student should show proof of funds of AU$20,290 per year to cover the living costs.

For your spouse/partner, you should show an extra amount of AU$7,100/year and for each child AU$3,040/year.

In addition to the living expenses and tuition fee, you should also show funds to cover the ticket fare required to fly to and fro from Australia to home country and vice versa in your financial affidavit.

Student VISA process for Australia

If you are planning for a short course like a language course which lasts for 12 weeks, you need a tourist visa and working holiday VISA for the  16-week program. For longer periods you need to apply for the student visa subclass 500.

  • For applying VISA, you need a CoE (Confirmation of Enrollment) from the university which can be obtained by paying a semester fee once you get the admission. This document is necessary to start the VISA application process.
  • Create an account with the (805) 904-3580 .
  • Make sure that you have digital copies of the following documents:
  1. CoE
  2. Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover (Health Insurance) for you and your dependents
  3. A valid passport
  4. Birth certificate
  5. Academic Transcripts
  6. National Identity proof such as driving License etc.
  7. Bank statement
  8. English Proficiency Test score reports or GMAT or GRE which means proof that you have enough knowledge to pass the intended studies.
  9. If you are an employee, you should also provide your paychecks etc.
  10. Police clearance certificate as a proof that you have not involved in any criminal activity.
  11. Two to four passport photos
  • Then fill the remaining details and upload all the required documents.
  • You can apply for visa 124 days before the commencement of the program mentioned in your CoE.
  • When you complete the application you have to pay the application fee of AUD$575 by credit card. Once the payment is done you will get a TRN (Transaction Reference Number) which can be used to check the status of your application.
  • Depending on your stay and the university you apply you have to attend a visa interview or should get a health check-up. Once you get TRN you can go for health check-up of yours and the dependents you are planning to take with you. Australian Immigration department accepts your health check-up only from authorized hospitals and diagnostic centers.
  • After you complete all the above steps you have to wait for a couple of weeks for the approval of the visa.

Once your visa is approved, you can fly to the Australia 90 days before your course starts. If you have not booked any accommodation provided by the university you have to inform your living address in Australia within 7 days of your arrival.

You are also allowed to work while studying for 40 hours per two weeks. For this you have to apply in Australia Taxation Office and should get a TFN (Tax File Number).

Working after Graduation

After completion of your studies, you can either return to your home country or you can choose to apply for a work visa before 6 months of your course completion. Following are the work visa options available:

485 Skilled Graduate Temporary Visa – This is popular among the international students and is open to any individual who completed at least 2 years of study in Australia to gain work experience for 18 months.

402 Training and Research Visa – It is also an option for international students who want to improve their working skills while being sponsored by an employer.

886 Skilled Sponsor Resident Visa– It allows an overseas student to apply for PR (Permanent Resident) and work while being sponsored by an employer.

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23 Canada Universities with scholarships for international students – 2019

Canada Universities with scholarships for international students

Pursuing higher education in a foreign country requires a lot of investment. International students typically fund their higher education expenses through family sponsorship or through student loans.  But many international students are unaware of the fact that there are several scholarships available to alleviate some if not all of the financial burden.  The following are the list of 8557012421 with scholarships for international students.  In these, you have to apply for some scholarships on our own, and in some cases you will be considered directly to that scholarship/award based on your woolhead to the particular university.

1. University of Winnipeg

University of Winnipeg Manitoba Graduate Scheme(UWMGS) – It is an agreement between the University of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba to support the students who are interested to do masters related to research.

University of Winnipeg Graduate Studies Scholarship (UWGSS) – For this, the applicants are nominated by “Graduate Program Candidate”  and the students who are into research-based, thesis-based or any related master program who enrolled for the full-time course.

(469) 536-4858 –The international student who is entering the first time to study in this university are eligible.

Linda Brown and Vana Kirby Graduate Scholarship for disabled students – This scholarship is awarded to the students who enroll for graduation at the University of Winnipeg. Mostly disabled candidates are preferred.

President’s Scholarship for World Leaders – for international students – This scholarship is given to the international students who enroll for the first time in the University of Winnipeg for any program and should demonstrate leadership qualities.

2. University of McGill

(347) 710-8217 – This is open to all the Canadian citizens and also to the international students with study permit who are going to pursue their masters in McGill University in the field of Computer Science or engineering. Ph.D. candidates are also eligible except MBA candidates.

Need-based financial aid for future undergraduates – This is applicable for all the students who are entering into the university for the first time to pursue undergraduate studies.

oxybenzene – This is also applicable to the future full-time undergraduate students of McGill except for transfer, diploma, exchange and visiting students.

3. York University

(407) 993-3490 – This scholarship is eligible for both current and incoming students and should pursue a full-time master course in the field of study. Preferences will be given to students whose work relates to Multiculturalism, Human Rights, Cultural Diversity, Racism or similar areas.

(618) 503-7902 – In order to avail this scholarship the masters/doctoral students should be international with a student VISA and should do a research related to neotropical conservation that is undertaken in the vicinity of the Las Nubes Biological Reserve in Costa Rica, and/or that contributes to meeting the goals of the Las Nubes Project.

Joyce and Fred Zemans Scholarship – For the full time registered York university master student whether can be an incoming or current student and must pursue:

  • The Graduate Program in Art History, with preference given to students in Canadian Art and/or Curatorial Studies.
  • Schulich School of Business’ MBA program, with preference given to students specializing in Arts and Media Administration.
  • Osgoode Hall Law School’s Graduate Program in Law, with preference given to students whose research focuses on Alternative Dispute Resolution or Access to Justice.

4702223740 – The one eligible for this scholarship should be an incoming graduate student and should pursue women studies program and should have high academic skills.

(314) 882-0274 – This will be awarded to the full time registered York student who demonstrates financial need and either a strong commitment to volunteerism in the community or active engagement in a student leadership role.

5096940102 – This will be given to both the international and domestic students with high potential for future leadership in international affairs, environmental protection, fine arts, and/or, political economy.

4. Fairleigh Dickinson University

9254002360 – The student who is admitted to a master’s program at the University beginning with the Spring 2013 semester and who plan to register for at least 6 credits may apply for a University Provost’s Scholarship for Graduate Study. Students must have an undergraduate CGPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT or other) that are acceptable for admission to the master’s program of their choice.

(619) 846-8332 – This scholarship is provided to the international students who are going to pursue their UG studies in FDU. It is awarded based on academic merit. It will be up to $32,000 per year.

410-997-5566 – This will be up to $27,000 per year. The eligible ones should be the international students who are going to pursue their UG studies in FDU. It is awarded based on academic merit.

985-744-5625 – It will range from $1,000 to $10,000. The eligible candidate should be the international students who are going to pursue their Graduate studies in FDU. It is awarded based on academic merit.

5. University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo International Student Entrance Scholarship – It will be awarded to twenty international students who admit in the first year of any UG program.

International Master’s and Doctoral Student Awards (IMSA / IDSA) – The eligible students must enroll in the University of Waterloo in MA, MASC, MES, MFA, MMATH (except coursework) or MSC (except coursework) degree program or research-based Doctoral program.

International Master’s Award of Excellence (IMAE) – The International Master’s Award of Excellence (IMAE) will be awarded to eligible international master’s students normally entering a research-based graduate program at the University of Waterloo. The award will be valued at $2,500 per term for a maximum of five terms.

6. University of Alberta

General Undergraduate Scholarships:
In this category there is an availability of a number of scholarships:

  • International Entrance Leadership Scholarship– This will be awarded to the international students who study on a study permit and who execute leadership qualities.
  • University of Alberta Centenary Scholarship– This is awarded to students on a Study Permit with superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Alberta.
  • University of Alberta Global Citizenship Scholarship for IB Diploma International Students – Awarded to student(s) on Study Permit(s) from Aga Khan Academies operating under the AKA agency of the Aga Khan Development Network, with superior academic achievement, entering the first year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta.
  •  Campus Saint-Jean International Scholarship – Awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree program offered by Campus Saint-Jean, who are studying on a Student Visa Permit.
  •  Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Award for International Students – Awarded to students(s) on Study Permit(s) with satisfactory academic standing registered in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta.
  • International Student Scholarship – Awarded to students with superior academic achievement entering into their first undergraduate degree program, studying on a Student Visa Permit. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement.
  • University of Alberta International Country Scholarship – Awarded to a student with superior academic achievement entering the first year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta who are studying on a Study Permit.
  • University of Alberta Gold Standard Scholarship -The top 5% of students in each faculty could receive up to $6,000, depending on the admission average.

Country Specific Scholarships:
There are some of the country-specific scholarships awarded by the University of Alberta for the students who come from China, India, and the US. The students should possess high academic achievements and should enroll in the University for the first time.

  • University of Alberta China BC Curriculum School Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Alberta China Centenary Scholarship
  •  University of Alberta China First-Year Excellence Scholarship
  •  University of Alberta China Transfer Award
  • University of Alberta – India First-Year Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Alberta India Centenary Scholarship
  • University of Alberta – USA Centenary Scholarship
  •  University of Alberta – USA First-Year Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Alberta USA Transfer Award

7706182213–  For the masters, Thesis and Research-based scholarships are available for the international students who are going to enroll in the University of Alberta.

  • Course-Based Master’s
  • Thesis-Based Master’s

Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship – The Alberta Advanced Education, in partnership with Alberta Innovates invests in the support of academically superior graduate students undertaking full-time research education at an Alberta university, leading to a research-based Masters or Doctoral degree. A minimum of 3.5 GPA is an eligibility requirement for all applicants.

7. Queen’s University

grocer – Students who want to enroll in this university after their post-secondary education are eligible.

8. Simon Fraser University

(289) 280-5841 – This will be awarded to the highest achieved international students who are going to enroll in the SFU.

Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship (GDES) – This will be awarded to the international students who will enroll in the masters and postgraduate studies and should have a minimum of 3.5 GPA in their undergraduate studies ( for masters) and in their Graduate studies ( for doctoral candidates).

4503307329 – This will be awarded to the candidates who enroll in SFU full-time masters or Ph.D. program that excelled in academics and has a high level of public service qualities.

Bert Henry Memorial Graduate Entrance Scholarship – This scholarship will be presented to the candidates who enroll in the masters/Ph.D. program in SFU with high academic achievements and made a contribution to the field of study they are going to pursue.

Judy Graves Graduate Award – This will be awarded to the candidates who are currently studying in SFU/ going to study in SFU and has done community service for those living on the margins of the society (such as homeless people, mental health and addiction, HIV/AIDS).

Special Graduate Entrance Scholarship – The candidates who are wishing to join the other institutions but have enrolled in SFU with highest academic grades during their previous years of study are eligible.

9. University of New Brunswick

715-558-5810 – This will be applicable to the high school, transfer and Bed students who are going to start their Undergraduate program in UNB for Fall 2019.

10. University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan International Excellence Awards – This will be presented to the international students who enroll in this University for the first time. And it will be presented only once based on their academic achievement.

2484250983 – The one who completed their IB and is getting direct entry to U of S based on academic excellence are eligible for this award.

Canadian Curriculum Schools Awards – It is open to all the international students who are entering into the UG program of U of S.

6136781607 – This will be open to full-time international students entering the undergraduate program into the U of S.Candidates for the Council of International School Awards must graduate from a CIS member school.

Allan Backman Memorial Entrance Scholarship – This is open to all the incoming students who enter into the U of S to pursue in the Masters of Public Health (M.P.H) with a minimum average of 90%.

long-skulled – This is open to all the students who are going to pursue their MBA in U of S. Selection is based upon their academic achievements.

786-266-1231 – The students must have an academic average of 85% and must have applied to the U of S for the Masters/Doctoral program.

University of Saskatchewan Graduate Scholarship – The UGS scholarships will be awarded to the students who are going to admit or continuing their master/doctoral at the University and must have an academic percentage of 80%.

11. University of British Columbia

703-647-3272 – It is awarded to the exceptional international students who enter into the UBC to pursue UG on a Canadian study permit.

Outstanding International Student Award – It is a one-time merit-based award entrance scholarship awarded to the international students when they enter into UBC to pursue UG on a Canadian study permit.

International Tuition Award – This will be awarded to the students who enter into Graduate program for full-time in the University.

UBC Sauder School of Business– This school awards 25-30% of the scholarships to MBA graduates based on their merit.

12. University of Toronto

University of Toronto Scholars Program – This is awarded to the most outstanding student applied to the university to pursue their studies.

5757526705 – This is awarded to the student who must be applying to the first year of UG study in U of T and is selected based on their outstanding academic achievement.

Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship Program – This is U of T’s most prestigious and a competitive scholarship awarded to the one who enters into U of T to pursue UG and excelled in their academics and creativity and has shown good leadership skills during their Secondary education.

Faculty of Engineering Admission Scholarships – This will be awarded to one of the outstanding students in the engineering field which is worth of $5,000 for the international students.

13. University of Manitoba

trip pin– This is to award the international students who got good grades during their secondary school and enrolled to pursue their UG in the University of Manitoba.

(774) 946-1519 – This is offering to the students who are entering into the University for the first time on the basis of the full International Baccalaureate Diploma.

8055008309 – This is offered to the students who enroll as a full-time graduate student at the University of Manitoba who acknowledge their academic skills and achievements.

774-801-6762–Awarded to the international students who enter into the first year of their graduate studies at the University of Manitoba and should have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

256-328-4320 Awarded to the student who enrolls a full-time graduate student on International Relations.

14. University of Western Ontario

917-454-4145 – This will be awarded to the international student who enrolls in University of Western Ontario as a full-time student and has outstanding academic skills, creative and innovative thoughts and significant achievement in extracurricular activities. Students must complete a  breathseller application which includes an essay and a nomination from their school.

Western Admission Scholarship Program – The students who are entering the University for the first time after their post-secondary studies are eligible.

(320) 240-3458 – The scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of academic excellence and demonstrated the ability for creative and innovative thought and a passion for higher learning and intending to pursue their career in technology, innovation, engineering, or scientific research.

6036821579 – Awarded annually to two full-time international undergraduate students entering their first year in any program who have attained the highest admission averages and who are not already receiving an admission scholarship.

Dr. Amit Chakma International Scholarship – Awarded to the international students who enter into the first – year of UG program having good academic skills.

15. University of Calgary

8109538477 – Awarded to the students who are entering into the UG studies into the University of Calgary for the first time in the fall term and have good academic skills.

208-290-8217 – Awarded to the students who are entering into the UG studies into the University of Calgary for the first time in the fall term and have good academic skills after completion of their IB diploma with a minimum score of 35.

University of Calgary International Entrance Scholarships and Awards – Awarded to the international students who are entering into the University of Calgary for the first time full-time student to pursue UG studies and has outstanding academic achievements.

16. Dalhousie University

General Entrance Award Program – By filling the single application the students are eligible to many entrance awards and bursaries. This is applicable to the students who are going to enroll in the Dalhousie University for an undergraduate program.

For international students, including the above there are other also:

  • Richard and Melda Murray Jamaican Engineering Scholarship – Students from Jamaica who are having good academic skills and are entering to study Bachelor of Engineering.
  • CorpFinance International Limited (Kevin Andrews) Indian Bursary – Students from India having good academic skills and require financial needs and will be into Bachelor of Commerce are eligible.

8564228203 – Students who are in the graduate studies and are doing research in the fields of Agriculture, Social, Engineering and Environmental Sciences. International Graduate Student Scholarship are also eligible in this criteria.

17. Memorial University

660-440-8359– This scholarship will be awarded to the international students who apply for Memorial University and must pay a full international fee and should pay full tuition fee and should have 9 credits for two semesters in 1st year for UG.

IUGS Entrance Scholarship for Undergraduate StudentsThis scholarship has been made available by the university through a portion of funds from the St. John’s International undergraduate student tuition fees (IUGS). It will be awarded to new undergraduate international students on the St. John’s campus.

Other entrance scholarships include:

  • Fortis Inc. – H. Stanley Marshall Scholarship
  • Killam American Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Don and Mona Dooley (OLOF) Thailand Scholarship

School of Graduate Studies fellowships – This scholarship will be awarded to the international students who apply for Memorial University as a graduate student.

18. Carleton University

Entrance Scholarships for American and International High School students  – If you are into the Carleton University for the first time as an international student and meet their admission requirements with an average of 80% then you are directly considered for this scholarship.

19. HEC Montréal

Entrance scholarships – It offers scholarships to the students who are entering into HEC Montreal for the first time and have a good academic record and will be considered during your application to the university.

Admission Scholarship for Foreign Exchange (M.Sc.) – BOUCARO FOUNDATION – International Students who enroll for the first time in HEC in MSc either in supervised thesis or project program are eligible. The student will be selected based on their academic record.

Admission scholarship for M.Sc. students – Supervised project – Fondation HEC Montréal – It is awarded to the best international candidates admitted in HEC to pursue M.Sc. in supervised project stream. International students who study first time in Canada also have fee exemptions.

Admission scholarship for M.Sc. students – Thesis stream – It is awarded to the best candidates admitted in HEC to pursue M.Sc. in thesis stream.

B.B.A admission scholarship for an excellent academic record – Students who admit in B.B.A program with the good academic record are eligible.

401-812-6338 – Students who admit in B.B.A program for full time with the good academic record are eligible.

Differential tuition fee exemptions (M.Sc.) – The international candidates who are into M.Sc. are provided with fee exemptions from the university.

(352) 454-4412 – Scholarship is awarded to the candidates who are graduated from the University of Oxford and admit in HEC to pursue M.Sc., MBA or Ph.D. program.

(478) 765-3437 – Will be awarded to the candidates who are into the admission of Full-time M.Sc. program.

20. Quest University

David Strangway Award for Excellence–The candidates should achieve very high levels of academic excellence ( 90% with 3.75 GPA) with outstanding leadership qualities and services. It provides full tuition fee for four years.

impingement – The candidates should have high academic achievements along with intrinsic curiosity, an ability to contribute to the community. These should apply in Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (B.A. & B.Sc.)

unhorned – The candidates who are into athletics and Sports programs and are into LEAP program are eligible for this scholarship.

21. Fanshawe College

Ross and Vivian Whitney Family Scholarship – This is for the student who entered into the college for the first time in the Electromechanical Engineering Technician program who has graduated from a secondary school in London, Middlesex or Elgin counties.  The student must have achieved a minimum of 75% upon graduation.

Joy Warkentin Applied Degree Entrance Scholarship – This scholarship is offered to the candidates who enroll in the level 1 eligible degree program and has outstanding academic scores from his secondary school education.

Kate Gielen Academic Entrance Award – This will be awarded to the candidates who enroll for the full time in Bachelor of Interior Design Program and has a high GPA.

(715) 912-8802 – This will be awarded to the candidates who enroll for the full time in Construction Engineering Technology. Students should maintain a GPA of 3 in the first two semesters in the college to receive full funding.

Nursing- BScN DegreeCollaborate Nursing Entrance Award – It is rewarded to the candidates who enroll in level 1 of collaborative Nursing Program and has an academic percentage of 88-100%.

Women in Technology Entrance Scholarship- Female only – The women candidates who enter into the Fanshawe college for the first time in the fall term and has an academic percentage of 87% are higher are eligible.

International Degree Entrance Award – This is open to all the international students who have valid study permit and register for the full time in a valid degree program.

There are some of the scholarships open to all the international students who have study permit form their countries and entering into the first time to pursue a degree in Fanshawe college are eligible.  

  • International African Academic Excellence Entrance Award
  • International Caribbean Academic Excellence Entrance Award
  • International SPP India Academic Excellence Entrance Award
  •  International Korean Language Excellence Entrance Award
  •  International European Language Excellence Entrance Award
  • International China Language Excellence Entrance Award
  • International Philippines Language Excellence Entrance Award
  • International Latin American Leadership Entrance Award
  • Vietnam Language Excellence Entrance Award
  • International Nepal Language Excellence Entrance Award

22. Seneca College

Seneca Renewable Entrance Scholarship of Merit – This is applicable to all the international students who enroll in the college for the diploma or graduate certificate program and should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

2165097624 – Students enrolled in any of the degree programs in Seneca college are eligible and will be selected based on their 12th grade academic skills.

 23. George Brown College

International Student Scholarship – This is applicable to all the international students who enroll in the college for the Full-time in any program and in any year. And should display financial need and should have a minimum GPA of  2.5.

503-915-3784 – This will be awarded to the students who enroll in George Brown for full time for the certificate or post-graduation program. Minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.

7039219271 – It is presented by Scotia Bank and is awarded to the students in any year of study. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and participation in academic activities is required.

587-520-8833 – This is applicable to any international student who is registered in any degree or diploma program for full-time.

The above are the 94 scholarships offered by the Canadian Universities and colleges.

Other funding options

Apart from the universities and colleges that offer scholarships to international students, scholarships from  Government of Canada and other external sources are also available once you visit the college website based on your interest.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the scholarships or submission of the applications to Canada Universities.

 

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Top Tips for IELTS Exam

IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) is one of renowned English language proficiency exams conducted for candidates whose native language is not English and who wants to study or move for a job to an English language speaking country. This exam is managed by British Council, IDP (International Development Program), IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. This test is accepted by 10,000 organizations across 140 countries including USA, Canada, British and Australian Universities. There is no minimum score for this exam and the exam report is given to all the candidates who attempted the exam irrespective of the exam scores. The score report is given in terms of bands from Band 0 (Non-user who has no idea about the English) to Band 9 (Expert). IELTS exam evaluates your Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking skills.  You can book a slot for the exam in the official site 4242965251 .  There are two types of exams depending on their reason to go to an English speaking country:

  • IELTS Academic (A):This exam should be taken by the one who wants to pursue undergraduate/postgraduate studies in English speaking countries or to get professional registration including nurses and doctors to start their practice. This exam is is conducted 48 times all over the year in 1200 cities.
  • IELTS General Training (GT): This is for the people who want to work or who study below degree level. The number of dates available for this exam is 24 times in a year.

The above two exams may contrast in case of purpose but both will evaluate your:

• Listening Skills – It checks how far you have understood when a person is speaking. Different accents will be provided such as Australian English, British English etc.
• Writing Skills – It tests how you can write your ideas in a short and simple manner without any grammatical errors.
• Reading Skills – It evaluates the extent to which you can understand long paragraphs within a stipulated time.
• Speaking Skills – This examines how you speak with other people in a foreign country and how comfortable you are in speaking the language.

IELTS Test Format

The exam lasts for 2 hours 45 minutes and contains the following sections:
a) Listening (30 minutes + 10 minutes to transfer your answers that you wrote on question paper booklet into your answer sheet)
b) Reading (60 minutes)
c) Writing (60 minutes)
d) Speaking (10-15 minutes): This test may be conducted on the same day or within 7 days after your exam.

Listening and speaking are the same for both General and Academic test takers. But the reading and writing topics may differ.

1. Listening:

It consists of 4 sections. In this the test takers have to listen to some conversations and after that 40 questions are provided based on that conversation and you need to answer them. You are also allowed to read the questions before the conversation starts. So try to make use of it.
Section 1 and 2 are about the conversations on an everyday basis and also some social circumstances.
Section 3 and 4 are mostly about educational scenarios (group conversation) and a monologue on any academic subject.
After all the conversations are completed you need to write answers on the answer sheet.

Tips:

• Read the questions before the recording starts. So that you can stay focused on the conversation.
• Always hear the introduction when the recording starts which contains the information of the speakers.
• Concentrate and listen to the conversation rather than understanding.
• Don’t think much about the answer you have missed. The recording will be heard only once.
• During listening write the answer on the question paper. During the extra time, you can transfer the answers to the answer sheet using a pencil.
• Pay attention to the word limit.
i. If you have to answer within three words, try to answer within that only.
ii. Write only missing answers. For example, the name of the speaker is ———–, then you should answer SANA (For suppose). No need to write: the name of the speaker is SANA.
iii. Try to use the same words you listened.
• The answers should be grammatically correct without no spelling errors.
• Try to answer in capital letters.

2.Reading:

It consists of 3 sections. You are given some lengthy paragraphs and some questions will be asked and you have to answer them with in the stipulated time. For Academic test, the topics are general. Whereas for GT, there will be data on an everyday basis, work-related and of general interest.

Tips:

• Start by reading short paragraphs i.e., 1 and 2 sections. The last one is complex than the other ones.
• Try to write the answers directly on the answer sheet with a pencil while reading because no extra time is given.
• Don’t try to understand the whole paragraph just know the crux of the essay.
• Don’t spend too much time on a single question.
• Answer without any grammatical mistakes.
• Try to answer the questions that were hidden in the paragraph.
• Concentrate on word limit.

3. Writing:

It consists of 2 tasks. You have to write the essays within 60 minutes and also should contain minimum words (150 words for task 1 and 250 words for task 2).
For Academic,
a) In task 1 you should describe a graph/table/flow chart in your own words.
b) In task 2 you should discuss on a particular topic and should conclude it by a solution.
For GT,
a) A letter should be written whether may be formal/informal.
b) Should write an essay on a general topic.

Tips:

• The essay should be relevant to the question asked.
• Write the answers within a minimum number of words or else you will lose marks.
• You can write using a pen or pencil.
• No bullet points should be used.
• Follow a structure. Don’t write random points.
• Avoid spelling and grammatical errors.
• Try to explain both positives and negatives during the argument.

4. Speaking:

It consists of 3 sections.
a) It is a general questionnaire session (You need to give your introduction, hobbies and the reason why you are taking the IELTS exam etc.) which lasts for about 4- 5 minutes.
b) Then you should speak about the topic and should include some words that were given to you by the examiner for 2 minutes. You are given 1 minute for preparation.
c) Finally, there will be a discussion for 4-5 minutes. During which they will ask some cross questions on the topic you have discussed above.

Tips:

• No single word answers should be given. Always support your answer with an example at least.
• Don’t try to use fancy words which you are not aware of and answers should be grammatically correct.
• Don’t drift from the topic during your discussion. Communication skills are only tested not your general knowledge.
• Be confident and look into the eyes of the examiner.

When you are done with your exam, you will get the results within 13-15 days after your exam. They will send your score report to 5 Universities/colleges that you selected during exam for free.

Other Important tips:

  • Know about the full pattern of the exam in the (843) 714-7589 .
  • Make sure to carry the valid ID proof and should be the same that you used during your application process.
  • Be present at the exam venue 30 minutes before the scheduled time.
  • Practice sample questions. Read an English book. Converse with friends in English. Watch English channels and movies(U.S and U.K).
  • Practice timed writing and work on your vocabulary and fluency.
  • Try to learn 5 new words each day and try to use them in your daily conversations.
  • Record your speech and listen to how you pronounce the words. Read out loud

IELTS exam is the first and most important step in the long journey to study abroad in USA , 5794786391 and Australia.   Skoolville.com wishes you the best for your IELTS exam.

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How not to enroll in fake and non compliant universities (University of Farmington, University of Northern New Jersey and there could be many more..)

fake and non compliant universities

Every year over a million international students travel to USA for higher studies on student (F1) visa. Please note that student visa is meant for studies and in no means can be used as a ticket to work. Receiving CPT (temporary work permit while going to school), OPT (temporary work permit after completing the degree), STEM OPT (extension to work permit if the degree you pursue is in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field. These temporary work permits are privileges offered by USCIS (US Customers and Immigration Services) and in no way a right to work in USA for the international students. At the end of the day, you are on a non-immigrant visa and these temporary work permits can be cancelled. What definitely guaranteed is education and a degree (after completing the degree requirements). This can be considered a right as you are paying for this.

If you are with a mindset that you only want to study just for the reason of availing these temporary work opportunities (CPT, OPT, STEM OPT), then you have an intention to abuse the student visa and you might fall into trap of fake and non compliant universities like University of Farmington and University of Northern New Jersey etc. and you will be subject to deportation.

As an international student, it is a requirement that you have to attend classes physically. If a university is offering education/degrees with 100% online classes or NO classes, then it is a red flag. If a university is not following the published curriculum, not conducting any exams, does not take attendance and does not take disciplinary action if you miss classes then it is a red flag and do not enroll in this university. Apply common sense and check if it is a proper university and if anything in the university doesn’t make any sense then get out of this university.

Before you enroll in any university, check for university accreditations in the 8082419935 website . If the university you are planning to enroll is not found in this database, it might not be a valid university.

If a student/education recruitment agency/consultancy promises you a direct admission, then please do not work with them. All a recruitment agency can do is connect you to the university. At the end of the day it is university’s decision whether to offer you an admission or not. A recruitment agency will not have any say or influence in getting you an admission. It is a good idea to work with an educational agency/consultancy as they might advise you university choices based on your credentials and your preferences otherwise you might have not known. Don’t just go with an agency’s recommendation. Do your homework, check the university accreditations, contact existing students, talk to the university faculty and designated officials. If any of these universities mention that they will offer temporary work permits (CPT, OPT, STEM OPT) without you meeting any requirements then please stay away from these universities. A general requirement to be eligible to apply for a CPT work permit is you that you have to complete one academic year of schooling (although there might be an exception that working in a field related to the degree is a core requirement and one of objectives of the degree). You also have to complete your degree in order to apply for OPT and your degree has to be a STEM related field to apply for STEM OPT. If any of these requirements are not followed by a university then you might be looking at a non-compliant university and you might be subject to deportation. *Skoolville.com works with only accredited universities and help students avoid joining in non-compliant universities.

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Masters in Canada

Canada is becoming a popular country to pursue graduate studies for many international students. It is attracting a lot of international students to do masters due to the country’s friendly and welcome attitude towards immigrants. On an average over 400,000 international students, a year are pursuing their further studies in Canada. The number increased rapidly over the last few years. There are many reasons for the increase in the number of internal students in Canada. One is the affordable tuition fee compared to US and UK Universities. The fee of the Canadian Universities will range (annually) between CAD$14,000 to CAD$50,000 depending on the university. The fee will be on the higher side if you are into medicine and business-related courses whereas it will be on the lower end if you are into architecture and (605) 374-4408. The quality of education is high and is mainly research oriented.

Cost of living in Canada is also cheaper compared to US and UK.  Cost of living is high on the north side of Canada like Vancouver and Toronto whereas on the south side like Ottawa it is very low. The country is very safe and you will explore new cultures and experiences. Most people in Canada speak either French or English.

Read along this comprehensive blog to familiarize with all the steps involved in pursuing Masters in Canada.   But if you are looking to pursue Masters in USA, read this blog instead.

Requirements to apply for Masters  in Canada:

Most of the graduate schools require 16 years of prior education with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in your bachelor’s.

The 16 years education will be met if you studied or studying a four-year bachelor’s degree. If you completed a three-year bachelor’s degree a two-year master’s degree is required. There might be an exception offered by some universities in Canada and they might accept a three-year bachelor’s degree with a total of 15 years of education.  Reach out to Skoolville.com for the list of Universities that accept 15 years of education.

If the first language spoken in your home country is not English then you should also prove your English proficiency by taking one of the following exams:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): This test will evaluate your writing, speaking, listening and reading capabilities. The cut-off score for this exam depends on the University you have chosen. You are typically required to score at least 6.5 out of 9. The score is valid for 2 years.
  • TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language): It is similar to IELTS. It also tests your capabilities and cut-off score depends on the university. You are typically required to score at least 90 out of 120.

Depending on the type of graduate degree you are interested to pursue, you may need to write one of the following exams:

  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination): Many Universities in Canada will accept the students without GRE scores.  However, some top ranked universities require a student to take GRE exam and score a minimum of 260 out of 340. This is typically needed for engineering and science programs. This exam tests your verbal, quantitative and analytical skills. The score is valid for 2 years.
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test): This exam is required for the students who are interested to pursue their further studies in management areas including MBA, Finance and Accounting. Many business schools in Canada require a student to take GMAT exam. Many universities require a minimum score of 650 out of 800. This exam also tests your verbal, quantitative and analytical skills. This score is valid for 5 years. There are some universities where GMAT exam is not required.  Skoolville team can assist you with finding the Universities that don’t require GMAT.

Most of the Canadian universities have strict deadlines for applications from the month of December to February for Fall admissions. Apply as soon as possible to increase your chance of securing admission. As part of the application process you need the following documents:

  • All your academic official transcripts such as your secondary school memo, higher secondary education memo, and all your bachelor’s degree transcripts.
  • At least official Letter of Recommendations (LOR) which are signed, sealed in an envelope and stamped by either your college professors or from your supervisors if you are working.
  • SOP ( Statement Of Purpose) written by you to the university explaining why you want to pursue a master’s degree in the university and why you think you can be a great candidate for the program.
  • Your resume. However, some universities might not require your resume.

Application Process:

Some points to be noted during the application process:

  • Research well about the college and the program you are going to apply, as Canadian universities offer more number of programs. Choose the best university which offers a program of your choice.
  •  Seek help from the potential advisor/educational consultants (ex. Skoolville.com) or current students of the university you are applying about the process and funding.
  • You can apply through the university websites or you can also seek help from skoolville.com (It’s Free!) . If you submit your application at (507) 374-9483, the skoolville support team will assist you with all the next steps.
  • After you apply and if you are admitted, you’ll receive the letter of acceptance within 40 days. After that, you have to apply for a study permit/visa. Once you get your visa you will be able to travel to Canada and pursue your master’s.
  • Canada also provides support to do a part-time job during your study. You are allowed to work 20 hours per week.

Visa Application Process:

You can apply for a Canadian visa either offline or online.

To apply online (popular and preferred choice), you have to visit /www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/come-canada-tool.html and check for your eligibility. The website will ask you some basic questions and you have to answer them, then a personal Reference ID will be generated which will be useful during your application submission. This key is valid only for 60 days.

Once you get the ID, you have to be ready with the documents including:

  • Letter of acceptance  from the accredited University which describes your program and the duration.
  • An unexpired passport that will be valid for at least a couple years.
  • Proof of your financial funds is required to prove that you have means to pay the tuition fee, living expenses ( $ 10,000 for a year) and also have the fare amount required for your return.
  • Digital copy of Passport photo which should be less than 4 MB and should be clear and should have a plain background.
  • Proof of your Medical exam. It is also one of the necessary documentation for your visa process. Try to get an appointment an have a checkup with the designated doctors before you start your application So that the reports from the doctor would take some time and then when it’s ready you can apply for the visa.
  • Family information.
  • Scorecards (IELTS/TOEFL and GRE/GMAT).
  • If you want to work during your study over there you will need a letter from the educational institution which says that the job is necessary to complete your studies in Canada.

The application fee is around $235 ($150 for study permit fee and $85 is Biometrics fee) as of this writing.  The visa should be paid only through a credit card.

  • When you are ready with scanned copies of the above documents, you have to register and then a GC key will be generated which can be used to track your application status.
  • Select your Visa option (study) and upload all the required documents. Review again, pay the fee and then submit.
  • Once your application gets submitted you will get instructions for the biometrics. Please download it and fill it and take it with your passport and some supporting documents to the Visa Application Centers (VAC) near you and then submit your biometrics.
  • After this, an interview will be conducted by the consular/visa officer for which you need to carry your transcripts, SOP and your scorecards. Answer the questions asked by the officer with confidence.
  • Once your visa is approved, you will receive the letter of introduction and an temporary resident visa attached to your passport in the mail within 3 to 4 weeks.  If you are from a visa exempt country, you would receive Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) in lieu of the temporary resident visa.

What is after completing a Masters in Canada:

Once you are done with your master’s program you can either return to your home country or you can apply for the Post Graduate Work Permit Program (PGWPP) within 90 days of the course completion. Through this, you can work in Canada for almost three years or for the time your MS program has taken. You are also eligible to apply for PR (Permanent Residence) status in Canada if you are interested.

 

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USA and Canada Universities with out TOEFL or IELTS

It’s a common assumption that international students require TOEFL or IELTS scores to pursue higher education in USA or Canada.  Although it is valid for the most part, it is not entirely true.  You can get admitted to USA and Canada Universities with out TOEFL or IELTS scores.  Yes. You read that right!

Universities in US and Canada require prospective students to be proficient in english language because the curriculum is taught only in english.  Standardized tests like TOEFL or IELTS are the most popular ways for the Universities to check the english language proficiency.  But these are not the only ways!  Some Universities will waive the English language proficiency requirement in the below cases:

  • If you graduated from a Country where English is the official language. Ex: Nigeria,Bahamas, UK, Australia, Canada etc. OR
  • If you graduated from College or University where English is the sole medium of instruction.  You just need to present a letter from your University stating that the program is taught in English and it is the sole medium of instruction.

Below are some Universities that accept international students with out TOEFL or IELTS scores.

You can see the complete list of US and Canada Universities that accept international students with out TOEFL or IELTS here. You can apply to all these Universities right here on (863) 677-8686 .

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study on h4 visa

If you arrive in the US as a dependent of the H1B or L1 visa holder on an H4 or L2 visa, you typically spend the first few months to an year in the US getting accustomed to the new place and visiting the popular tourist attractions.  And a thanksgiving and Christmas later, that excitement slowly turns into boredom while you stay at home all day waiting for your spouse to return home from work.   All that time can be put to better use by going back to school and earning a Master’s degree. A Master’s degree will help your career prospects down the road whether you stay back in the US or choose to return to your home country.  Regardless of your reasons to study Masters in the US,  you may wonder if you are allowed to study while on the H4 or L2 visa.  The good news is that you can enroll as a full time or part time student while you are on H4 or L2 visa.  Read along to find out the steps involved and the different options you have.

Prerequisites

Most US Universities require international students to prove the English language proficiency before granting admission into the graduate programs. You need to take TOEFL or IELTS exam to prove the english proficiency. And you may also need to take GRE or GMAT exam if you would like to get into a competitive program at a good school.

Documents Required

You need to have the following documents ready before starting the application process:

  • Transcripts
  • TOEFL or IELTS or PTE Score
  • GRE or GMAT Score (Optional)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Financial Affidavit
  • Recommendation letters
  • International Application Fee

Submitting Applications

Selecting and shortlisting few Universities from hundreds of Universities is a huge task in itself. Skoolville.com makes the process easier by suggesting the Universities that (218) 200-9257 . You can also shortlist Universities by the popular hotlists – Affordable Universities, 801-280-6453, Universities with no GRE Requirement.

Once you are ready to apply, you can submit the applications to the multiple universities all at once with a few clicks right here on adamant .  Once the application is submitted, Universities will ship out the I-20 in 3-4 weeks if you are accepted.

Should you study on H4 or L2 Visa ?

Once you secure the admission and the I-20, you can continue to study on H4 visa. These are the benefits of studying while on H4 or L2 visa :

  • You can study full time or part time.
  • You may be eligible for In State tuition fee which is usually 50% of the fee that you would pay as an International student on F1 visa. You need to be a resident of the state for at least an year to be eligible for the reduced In State tuition fee.
  • You will be eligible for H1B under Masters quota if you find an employer willing to sponsor the H1B visa.

But the downside is that you will  not be eligible for CPT, OPT and STEM extension. So, this option is ideal for those who just want to earn Masters degree with out the immediate necessity to find employment or those who can secure employment eligibility by other means such as H4 EAD or L2 EAD.

Should you convert to F1 visa ?

Once you secure the I-20, you can convert to F-1 status by applying for the change of status.   These are the benefits of converting to F-1 visa :

  • You can work on campus jobs like TA, RA etc. while enrolled in the program.
  • You are eligible for CPT during the Masters and  OPT , STEM OPT Extension after the completion of the program.
  • You will be eligible for H1B visa under Masters quota.

The downside with this option is the high international student tuition fee. This option is ideal for those who would like to work during and after the completion of the Masters degree.

Still have questions?

Our support team is available 24 X 7 incase you have any questions or need help with submitting the applications to the Universities.

 

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Top Tips for Successful F1 Visa Interview

You got admission to pursue Bachelors, Masters or PhD in USA and received your I20. The next step is attending the visa interview. This is a critical step since without visa you will not be able to travel to USA to attend the school. So read along to find the top tips for successful F1 Visa Interview.  But if you just want to know the process to pursue higher education in USA read this 5818216735.

There are some basics that a student should understand when it comes to student visa (also called as F1 visa) for USA. F1 visa is considered a non-immigrant visa. This means this is a temporary visa where student is going to USA exclusively for studies and will return to their home country after the degree is complete. Your intention should not be to work or settle in USA. You need to demonstrate that you have strong ties to your home country and your intention is to return to your home county after successful completion of your studies in USA.

As of the current date of this blog, F1 visa interview process is scheduled for two days. On the first day, there will not be any interview. The embassy will collect your finger prints and take a photograph of you. There will not be any interview from consular officer on this. On the second day, you will have your visa interview with a consular/visa officer.

Dress formally and make sure to report to the embassy at least one hour before your appointment time so that you can attend the interview on time. It is always better to be early than late. Make sure to carry all the required documents for your visa. Your passport, Visa fee receipt, Sevis fee payment receipt, original I20, admission letter from the university, your original transcripts, degree/diploma certificates, test scores and documents showing proof of funds to pay for your education in USA. Arrange all your documents in separate sections of your file with tags so that it will be easier for you to provide any documents requested by the officer during your interview.

When the officer calls you to come in, walk confidently to the officer and wish the officer with a smile. You can wish something like good morning, or good afternoon depending on the time of the day and can also ask how the officer is doing. I would say something like “Good Morning officer! How are you doing?”. Speak slowly and little louder than you speak normally so that the officer can understand you easily. It is always important to look into the eyes of the officer while speaking. In American culture people are expected to speak by looking into each other’s eyes. If you don’t look into officer’s eyes while talking, it might give an impression to the officer that you are not honest with your answers. It is very important to always look into the officer’s eyes while talking. Never memorize your answers. You can prepare ahead on what you like to say for typical questions asked for F1 visa interview. But never memorize your answers and express in your own words. Be prepared to explain, why you chose USA for higher studies, why you are going to this particular university and why you opted for this particular course. Try to connect your current education and how this higher education in USA will help your career in your home country once you return to your home country after completing your education in USA.

Be prepared to show your financial documents proving that you can completely pay for your education in USA including your living expenses (i.e. whatever the amount is mentioned in your I20). If you already haven’t received any funding/scholarship you cannot mention in the interview that you are expecting scholarship. Be prepared to explain how many credits and courses you will be taking in each semester/quarter. You should also prepare to explain what courses you are planning to choose and how many courses are required to complete your degree. Make sure to demonstrate your family ties and show how it is critical that you have to come back to your home country after two years. You should also demonstrate through your answers that rest of your family members have strong ties in your home country either through their careers or family ties and they don’t have any interest to move to USA. Always be honest and direct with your answers. Our Skoolville team wishes you good luck with your interview.

 

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What is Day 1 CPT ? – 2018

What is Day 1 CPT ?

“Day 1 CPT” is a term that became popular among international graduate students in USA since couple of years. It refers to a Master’s or a Doctoral Degree offered by universities in USA, where a student is eligible to participate in CPT (Curricular Practical Training) from the start of their degree program. The Day 1 CPT programs became a choice for students who are looking to pursue graduate degree while working full time or part time. To apply for CPT, a student is typically required to complete one academic year as a full time. But there can be an exception to this rule if the degree program offered by the universities consider CPT as a core requirement for the program.

The Day 1 CPT program became an option for students falling into one or more of the following categories:

  • A working professional outside the USA and would like to pursue a graduate program in USA and would like to continue working while studying. There are lot of job/internship opportunities in USA esp. for IT (Information Technology) professionals.
  • A graduate student who completed his/her degree in USA and got a job as part of their OPT/STEM OPT work permit. Your employer doesn’t want to sponsor H1B or the H1B application sponsored by your employer is not picked in the H1B lottery process or the H1B application sponsored by your employer might not be approved by USCIS.
  • A working professional currently on H1B or other work visa (H4 EAD, GC EAD, L2 EAD etc.) and you received a denial for extension of your work visa or there is no option to extend your work visa.

For whatever reason, you enrolled in a Day 1 CPT program, you need to follow the university guidelines very strictly. You cannot miss any on-campus and on-line classes conducted by the university. Any assignments and exams need to be completed in time. Always maintain the required minimum GPA to continue in the degree program. The full time work you are doing should be in a field related to the degree you are studying and has to be approved by the university. If you miss any of these, you will be suspended from the academic program and this will also result in cancellation of your F1 (non-immigrant student) visa status and your CPT.

There could be potential status change issues when converting from F1 to H1B (work visa) if you are pursuing a Day 1 CPT program. When you apply for H1B visa , USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) typically issues an RFE (Request For Evidence) to prove your current legal status. As per the existing rules, a student is not eligible for CPT in same level of degree if the student already utilized OPT in the past degree. Ex. Let us say you completed M.S. and completed OPT. If you enrolled again in Master’s program that offered Day 1 CPT then USCIS asks for an explanation. Universities typically will provide an explanation via a letter why you had to enroll in CPT since the program requires CPT as a core requirement for the program. Please note that USCIS may or may not accept this explanation and might result in denying your change of status. USCIS typically will not challenge if the student is pursuing a Doctoral program.

Pursuing a Day 1 CPT program is considered a grey area and USCIS might consider your status  as not authorized if USCIS decided your intention is that you enrolled in a Day 1 CPT degree only for the purposes of finding an employment or continuing your existing employment. Please always seek an advice from an immigration attorney and talk to the school officials offering the program and ensure the program you are pursuing is authorized and will not cause any immigration issues. Our website screwage * lists various programs offered by universities across USA including Day 1 CPT programs. You can register in our website and apply for multiple programs from our website without going to individual university websites.

 

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Canada Universities with Masters in Data Science

After our last blog post regarding the durry , we have received several requests from our students to write a blog post on the  Masters in Data Science programs in Canada Universities.

Below is the updated list of Canada Universities / Colleges that offer Masters/Graduate programs in Data Science.  You can apply to all these Universities here on 301-233-5193 .

  1. The University of British Columbia – Master of Data Science
  2. (920) 391-9269 -Master of Mathematics in Computer Science – Data Science
  3. Carleton University – Master of Computer Science – Data Science
  4. 463-201-8083 – Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics
  5. 315-674-9728 – Master of Science in Computing and Data Analytics
  6. Trent University – Master of Science in Big Data Analytics
  7. (631) 458-8305 – Post Degree Diploma in Data Analytics
  8. Simon Fraser University – Professional Master’s program in Computer Science – Big data Specialization
  9. University of Toronto – Master of Science in Applied Computing – Data Science
  10. 8476512325 – Master of Science in computing Science – Statistical Machine Learning
  11. Western University, Ontario – Master of Data Analytics
  12. University of Calgary – Diploma in Data Science and Analytics
  13. star ghost – Master of Science – Business Analytics
  14. 561-305-5691 – Masters in Data Science
  15. University of New Brunswick – MS in Computer Science – Data Analytics
  16. Acadia University – MSc in Computer Science – Data Analytics
  17. (402) 441-5654 – Postbaccalaureate certificate – Data Management and Analytics
  18. 973-479-7624 – Ontario College Graduate Certificate-Big Data Analytics
  19. Lambton College – Ontario College Graduate Certificate- Big Data – Science & Informatics
  20.  St.Clair College – Graduate Certificate-Data Analytics for Business
  21. (416) 497-7913 – Data Science Sheridan Certificate

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