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New scholarships rewarding excellence at Macquarie University Sydney

Macquarie University recently announced a new range of scholarships to reward high achievers commencing their studies at the university in its mid-year intake.
Macquarie University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Ms Caroline Trotman welcomes the recipients of the MUIS scholarship to the University
The scholarships, awarded on the basis of academic merit, range in value between AUD$2,000 and AUD$5,000 and will be awarded progressively throughout the year for students entering in Semester 2, 2011. They are designed to provide financial assistance to international students, helping them with the cost of their relocation to Sydney and with purchasing the necessary materials required for their study.
Alison Taylor, Executive Director of Macquarie International says the new scholarships build on Macquarie’s already extensive MUIS scholarship program, which offers full tuition fee scholarships to international students.
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Ask Anna – Study Abroad Costs

Question: “How much does it really cost to study abroad?”
Answer: The total cost to study overseas is affected by the following main considerations:

  1. Type of course and duration
  2. Study destination country
  3. Student visa requirements
  4. Institution tuition fees and location
  5. Your personal spending habits
  6. Exchange rate
  7. Scholarships and bursaries

Type of course and duration
Most undergraduate courses are 3-4 years in duration and so you will need to have enough money to cover the tuition fees, cost of living, health insurance, travel and other costs of this time. Postgraduate courses vary between one year for a Masters, to 4-5 years for a PhD.
Work out the annual tuition fee x by the course duration for an estimate of the total tuition costs. Courses based on the sciences and engineering will usually cost more so don’t forget to factor in books, study trips, and equipment for example.
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UK: Study Events Management in central London

European Business School London

Are you a determined, enthusiastic and creative student who’s looking to make an impact in a dynamic and lucrative sector? Do you have excellent organisational skills and entrepreneurial flair? If so, you should consider a career in events management – starting with an undergraduate degree at the European Business School London.
Events management is a vibrant and fast-paced industry in which people-focused individuals can flourish. It’s hard work – but the rewards can be considerable…so how can you get in on the action.
Competition for events related positions is high; if you’re planning a career within the sector you’ll need proven, practical experience to show prospective employers.
The European Business School London’s 3.5 year BA (Hons) International Events Management degree can help you realise your career aspirations. Designed in consultation with the events industry, this course combines events management modules with foreign language study, work experience and a study period abroad.
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Scholarship Applications – 10 Reasons why yours will fail

ScholarshipsYou want to study abroad. That dream does not come cheaply, and for many international students a scholarship is the only way to get there.
So why are so many scholarship applications sent straight to the bin?
In this article, we’ll share the ten most common mistakes students make with their scholarship application. They may seem like commonsense – so make sure you avoid them if you want your application to succeed!

1. You don’t qualify for the scholarship

Let’s set some realistic expectations. Every scholarship – and there are a gazillion of them out there – has very specific requirements. So don’t bother applying if they require a straight-A student and you generally get C’s. Or if the scholarship is for Nigerian citizens, and you are from Singapore. Or if the scholarship is for post-grad students and you’re studying a diploma. It’s just not going to happen, and you’ll be wasting your time. … Read more

Top 10 tips on getting that scholarship

Top 10 tips on getting that scholarship

UPDATE: Last updated December 2012.

Many of you will rely on some financial support to pay for your international education. For some, a scholarship could mean the difference between studying… and not studying. For others, it just helps with the cost of living, and also provides a bit extra to enjoy student life.

There are many scholarships available, and not all of them require you to prove you’re the most academically gifted person on earth. But they are incredibly competitive. So how do you make sure you get the scholarship or bursary you deserve?
Top tip #1: You usually can’t apply for a scholarship until you have been accepted into the course
This may seem like it’s the wrong way around, but you do need to know you can pay your tuition fees and travel expenses without a scholarship. That way, if you do win a grant, you can pay back your local bank loan or have a bit of extra spending money.
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