Asian Nations Satisfy the Dream of International Students to Study Abroad

>> Wednesday, August 4, 2010

When various destinations for studying abroad are discussed, countries such as the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, or Australia garner the most attention. It is not to be denied that these countries have a large number of institutes of international repute. But, the options are getting widened with many Asian countries joining the list of hot destinations for world-class education. Students worldwide are nowadays heading for nations like Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong to fulfill their dreams of acquiring globally recognized degrees amidst excellent infrastructure.
Singapore is the rendezvous of eastern and western cultures. Students can truly explore a global learning experience through the blend of multiple cultures, traditions and values. The country with its skyscrapers, lively cosmopolitan life and state-of-the-art infrastructure has positioned itself as the leading commercial, finance and education center of the world.

Students interested in studying in Singapore should first obtain an acceptance letter from an educational institute in the country to pursue a full-time course there. Other student visa requirements include 2 copies of Form 16, V36, and Form V39S (one set of forms should be original), two recent passport-sized photographs, photocopy of student's official birth certificate in English, photocopies of higher education certificates and result transcripts in English, and photocopies of student's travel document or passport. The list of top universities in Singapore includes Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, National University of Singapore, and James Cook University Singapore.
Malaysia is one of the rapidly developing countries in Asia and is stressing the development of a knowledge-based society. A mass number of English speaking people and affordable higher education in the country attract many an international students to its shores. The flourishing oil industry paves the way for abundant job prospects as well. Malaysia boasts more than 700 private universities and institutes that include numerous offshore campuses of American and British universities. A student can also take advantage of dual degrees offered by several institutes. A number of student exchange programs also allow scholars to study in foreign institutes while still continuing the courses.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, and University of Malaya are counted among the best universities in Malaysia. As far as the eligibility criteria of students are concerned, they should have 60 percent in their previous education record. Scores of various entrance tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, or SAT are not required for students.
Hong Kong due to its proximity to mainland China offers immense career opportunities to international students. International students will discover all kinds of benefits that they typically look for in a study abroad in Hong Kong.
The list of renowned universities in Hong Kong is quite long. However, some of them include Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, etc. There are also scholarships available to students in different segments.

Universitas Indonesia - Entrance Exam

Universitas Indonesia (UI) is a modern, comprehensive, open-minded, multi-culture, and humanism campus that covers wide arrays of scientific disciplines.

Universitas Indonesia UI simultaneously strives to be one of the leading research universities and the most outstanding academic institution in the world. As a world class research university, UI seeks to achieve the highest level of distinction in the discovery, developing and diffusion of advance knowledge regionally and globally. In the meanwhile, UI is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to the academic invention and research activities through various scientific programs.

UI was founded in 1849 and represents the most experiencing educational institution in Asia. Additionally, Christiaan Eijkman (The Director of Javaneese Medical Doctor School-the earlier form of universitas indonesia) was awarded the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1929. He was the first to point out a substance in the rice skin and later was to be known as vitamin B1. he was also awarded the Prize for his new of investigating and his method to control diseases caused by vitamin deficiency.

Recently, UI produces more than 400.000 alumni and continues its important role both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, it is our commitment to produce high quality of education system, global standard research activities and maintaining high standard of international academic research publications.

Being one of the top best universities in the world, UI is actively expanding international cooperation with other world class universities. Vivacious cooperation had been developed in the domain of education and joint-research with the finest universities. UI builds strong cooperation with top universities such as Washington University, Tokyo University, Melbourne University, Sydney University, Leiden University, Erasmus University, Kyoto University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Australian National University, and National University of Singapore.
However, UI is actively contributes to strengthen and enlarge international network by actively participating to both regional as well as international education and research association. UI plays an active role on 7 higher learning associations in Asia Pacific, Europe, Southeast Asia, and worldwide associations such as APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities), AUN (ASEAN University Network), and ASAIHL (Association of South East Asia Institution of Higher Learning). The first association, UI becomes one of the board of Director of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).

Furthermore, UI campus is one of the most magnificent green campuses in the world. UI has two campuses; one is in the central business in Jakarta (Salemba) and the second one is located in Depok areas (West Java). Depok campus is a green campus covering 320 hectares. UI maintains the ecology conservation by utilizing only 25 percent of area for academic, research and student activities; while up hold 75 percent for forestation. UI commitment for ecology is also shown by wonderful lakes (in total UI has 8 lakes) inside campus. UI is an astonishing campus that facilitates knowledge transfers and invention activities for all civitas-academica UI and humanity.

Students accepted in UI are very competitive, in which only 5% of applicants are accepted yearly. For example in the year 2008 only 5.000 students accepted out of 100.000 applicants. UI acknowledge the importance of graduate students and by the year 2012 more than 50% of students are for Master and Doctoral studies. UI produces the highest and world class number of PhD graduates. International academic research publications produced by faculty-staff and PhD students are increasing tremendously. Our commitment is to produce high quality standard of researchers and by 2012 UI will graduate more than 500 PhDs a year.

Undergraduate Admission

As the leading university in Asia, UI is a magnet to attract many applicants nationally and internationally. UI offers a world standard of opportunities for social interaction, a safe and comfortable place to live, or information about your education and career options. To be able to become a part of highly qualified undergraduate students, candidates must demonstrate readiness to study through some specific standard of achievement in a common entry examination.

Master and Doctoral Admission

Admission to Master program requires a good Honor at Bachelor's degree or equivalent and in the subject or related discipline. For Doctoral program, candidate must display an excellent record and capability in conducting academic research. As one of the leading research university, UI is fully committed to the scientific advancement. In addition, Master and Doctoral programs require candidates to demonstrate readiness to study through a specific standard of achievement in:

* A common placement examination (eg., the subject GRE, GMAT)
* A program-administered placement test in the relevant field (which may also consist of a structured interview to test the candidate's understanding of the field)

Entrance gates for the University of Indonesia Program

University of Indonesia as a favorite in Indonesian universities attracted so many high school graduates. Attraction is of course not without reason. UI is one of the main pillars of higher education that provides a quality learning by graduates who proved able to enter the competitive global arena. Entering the gates of the UI is a dream many children of the nation for a new high school graduates.
UI graduate program to prepare the entrance (S1), among others through:

  1. PPKB (Equal Opportunity Achievement and Learning),

  2. Simak (Selection Sign in University of Indonesia), Simak-UI (Selection Sign UI) is integrated into the UI selection examination organized UI for prospective students wishing to study at the UI. Tests are conducted simultaneously throughout Indonesia for all existing educational programs at the UI, from vocational programs (D3), a Bachelor Regular, Parallel Class Degree, Professional, Master and Doctorate. Trials carried out at once.

  3. You can prepare yourself in order to enter the University of Indonesia, please get your questions the Simak UI problems Download Soal Simak UI 2010.

  4. SNMPTN (National Selection Sign State University),

  5. International Classroom (IC) and

  6. Their KSDI (Regional Cooperation and Industry).

Best MBA Colleges in India and Their Entrance Exams

Indian Institutes of Management are the premiere institutes for management in India. They conduct CAT (Common Admission Test) for selection process. Hundreds of colleges consider CAT score for their admission process. The other best MBA colleges in India
(XLRI, Jamshedpur) Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur - It conducts XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) for its admission process. There are many colleges in various places like Bhubaneswar, Bangalore and Jharkhand. Around 40 colleges take up XAT score and the top ones are LIBA (Loyola Institute of Business Administration), Goa Institute of Management (GIM) and SP JAIN institute of management.
Indian Institutes of Technology also have management programmes in their campuses for first class engineering graduates and one of the added advantage of MBA programmes in IITs is the fee structure. They conduct JMET (Joint Management Entrance Test) which is considered by all IITs.
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi is one of the top notches. It conducts its own examination for admission and it is conducted in the month of January and the application form will be available from the month of October.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi also conducts its own examination and its conducted in the month of November and the application form is available from the month of July.
NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) has two campuses for its management programme. NMAT score is considered to play a major part for the selection process. At present NMAT has been made online and its conducted in a period of 10 days.
Symbiosis Institute of management studies, Pune has its own test called SNAP. Its conducted in the month of December and there are HRD (Human Resource Development) programmes available here.
Various other top institutes are:
Jamanalal Bajaj Institute Of Management Studies, Mumbai
K.J. Somaiya Institute Of Management Studies, Mumbai
TISS (Tata Institute of Social Studies )-Mumbai
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
Mudra Institute of Communication, (MICA), Ahmedabad.

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