Monthly Archives: September 2015

@Study in #Germany -the best option for students.


Germany is one of the world leaders in terms of being the country of choice for international students to study or continue their education in; and the reasons for this are many: from the desire to acquire specialized knowledge and improve their language skills, to the expectation that after completing their studies they will have more career opportunities back in their home country or in Germany

.Germany an attractive study destination for people all over the world; it is currently ranked fourth in the world, after the US, Great Britain and Australia.One of the strongest motivators is the financial one; tuition fees in German universities are very low compared to other countries.



  • Hub of Engineering technology & innovations.
  • Research centric Master programs with university assisted internship.
  • Options to apply for European Blue card.
  • Comprehensive scholarships covering Tuition fee and all personnel expenses.
  • Internship as part of academic courses in top MNC’s  that eventually lead to full-time placement.
  • Over 1 Lac Engineers and IT professionals required in Germany.
  • German Universities are considered best in the World for Engineering & IT programs.
  • FREE education at Bachelor and Master level in all fields in German Universities.
  • Schengan visa (i.e. issued for Germany) allows you to travel all over Europe.
  • Cost of living in Germany is cheapest in Europe,
  • German is the language of one of the major economic players in the European Union.
  • Germany’s strong economic position has also led to the use of German as the preferred language of commerce in a number of Eastern European countries.

Cost Of Studies 

€500 per semester

Work Rights & Stay Back

240 days par-time or 120 days full time in a year. Students a can work more hours subject to approval from foreign authority

18 months Stayback

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#Bulgaria – The Best city to #Study MBBS!!!


Sofia city is one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on the site of a former Neolithic village in VIII BC. It’s name comes from the Greek word “Sofia” which means wisdom. You can see many old buildings, old streets, monasteries and artifacts that are preserved to tell the story of the city. But Sofia is not all about ancient and medieval monuments.

Today the image of Sofia is changing fast. There are many new attractions – modern buildings, parks, malls, museums, galleries, universities, etc. There are so many attractions within walking distance in Sofia that you will be amazed by the short distances between them. As there are hundreds of attractions there is something for everyone.

Sofia in the Spring is a good time to visit. You will find the city blooming with flowers Streets are full of  friendly people drinking coffee, home made lemonade, wines or beers during the sunny days on the Vitosha Boulevard street, walking or relaxing in the green spaces in the parks like Borisova gargen and South Park.You will find the most cheerful people you’ve ever met.Sofia has a compact and manageable city centre with some rather pretty Neo-Classical and Secession buildings, antique gold treasures in the museums and Roman ruins dotted around the place.


If you are planning to stay in Sofia you should not miss the night life. What practical information do you need to know about living in one of Europe’s most affordable, and most charming, cities? Read on.

Although rental prices have increased by an average of 5% since spring 2014, compared to major European cities, they are still the most affordable in whole Europe. The centre of the city , Oborishte street (Park Zaimov), Izgrev and Lozenets are one of the most wanted areas for expats to rent an apartment due to their excellent location and the easy acces to public transport as well as the international schools and kindergardens. If you would like to rent a house in a calm and cosy area with nice view not far from the center you should choose Dragalevtsi, Boyana, Simeonovo or Pancharevo, especially if you are together with your family.

According to the statistics salaries have been increased since 1st January 2015, and most of the living costs (utilities, phone bills, public transport, etc.) remain largely on the same level as in 2014.

From 8th of  May 2015 there is a new metro line from the Airport Terminal 2 to the center of Sofia. It is very useful and way cheaper than using Taxi or Uber.

Expats with families have a choice of international kindergardens, schools, from pre-school to university level, with curriculum being taught in English, German, Italian and French.

#Beware … #Scammers fleece thousands from #international students

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Fraudsters posing as education agents for Melbourne’s top universities are fleecing international students of thousands of dollars in an online scam, victim advocates claim.

The racket, which is being investigated by Victoria Police, has stung at least six Melbourne University students and more in Sydney, with one student’s debt blowing out to more than $35,000.

It is understood the scammers are international students at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. The University of Melbourne has taken action against one of the students behind the scam.

The fraudsters have posed as education agents for “major universities”, offering 10 per cent discounts on tuition fees. The so-called agents say they will pass the students’ fees to Melbourne University, Monash University, RMIT and Deakin University.

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The service has been advertised on Chinese forums including Yeeyi and 6park, and on social media sites WeChat and Facebook. The ads have now been withdrawn.

The scam is the latest example of a worrying culture of international student exploitation in the higher education sphere.

Monash University victim, Luke Zhang, is eating just one meal a day to repay the $35,127 lost due to the scam.

On Thursday, the business student ate a slice of bread and a can of tuna, and Friday’s meal will be equally meagre.

The student is working a job that pays a low wage, and on top of rent, and bills, he is struggling to repay his fee debt.

Mr Zhang, 24, paid the fraudulent agent in October last year. The university notified him months later that the agent’s payment had bounced back, but he was still left with the debt.

He took an $8000 loan from a friend to pay the university.

The student then failed three of his four subjects due to stress, and he is now re-sitting them. He fears that if he fails his subjects a second time, he risks breaching the conditions of his student visa.

“It is a hard time,” he said. “I believe I can get through it. We feel we are being kept out of society because of our poor English.”

Up to ten Monash University students have fallen prey to the scam, and there is a small group of victims at the University of Melbourne.

Newly formed legal service, Wings Foundation, was set up by Chinese students to advocate for international student rights.

The organisation’s welfare officer and paralegal Raynor ZhongLiu Li, said international students are regularly exploited, but they avoided complaining due to fears they will be sent home.

With the support of Ascot Solicitors, Mr ZhongLiu Li and other victim advocates are considering legal action against the scammers, and potentially the universities.

Universities were the “primary caretaker” of the students, and they should be educating students about scams, identifying their own education agents, and offering fee relief, a payment plan and legal aid to students who get stung, he said.

But students are instead treated as “cash cows”, he said.

“In the long run, a large number of these students will eventually become permanent residents,  and these memories will stick with them.”

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of international student programs at the University of Melbourne, Professor Susan Elliott, said the university had shown “compassion and flexibility”, providing victims with emergency financial support, legal advice and counselling.

“Students would not be prevented from studying,” she said.

Monash University spokesman Adam Redman said the university had referred the matter to police, and offered victims flexible payment options.

Deakin University spokeswoman Sarah Dolan said the university emailed international students alerting them to a number of scams earlier this year.

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Anyone with more information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to

Ways to fund for overseas education


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Studying abroad – planning is essential to ensure that adequate funds are at disposal when needed. Moreover, while applying for the student visa, you need to show proof of sufficient funds to cover at least the first year of education.

Education today is the key to professional success and is treated as an investment by parents who are willing to run that extra mile to give their child the best possible education. In recent years, education has been globalised which has increased awareness of the best institutes worldwide or even the fact that under grad, grad education can be done aboard.

This has resulted in more and more Indian students going to various countries for education; be it for grad courses or post grad courses. Studying abroad is expensive and at times the cost can be as high as six times that of the cost in India and hence planning needs to be done to ensure that sufficient funds are at disposal when needed. This is essential because to apply for the student visa, you need to show proof of funds sufficient to cover at least the first year of education.

In 2009, India ranked number 1 (103,260 students) among the international students studying in the US. If you are planning further education in the United States of America (U.S.A), mentioned below is a brief guide on what options are available for funding your education.

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University/College Funding Option/Financial Aid

The first thing that comes to your mind is an education loan. But even before you opt for an educational loan, make sure you tap the university/college funding option.

·         Undergraduate and graduate courses

Many universities offer financial assistance to international students primarily based on merit and rarely on poor financial background. The amount and type of assistance offered varies for different universities, departments and level of study. Assistance of funds is more likely for graduate studies and less in undergraduate courses. Also funds are more likely to be available in fields like engineering, physical and biological sciences, rather than humanities, social sciences and management.

In order to seek financial assistance, you need to submit the institution’s financial aid application form and the foreign student’s financial aid form, which will be provided by the college and will be administered by the board’s college scholarship service. In addition, some details will be required which may include

·         Your total personal annual income if any

·         Total annual income of your parents

·         Your average annual living expenses

·         Some details of you and your parents’ assets

You need not be disillusioned if you do not get the financial aid at the onset, because many students manage to get some financial aid from the university/college after a couple of semesters.


·         Post-graduate degrees

Postgraduate students have to indicate their requirement for financial aid at the time of filling in the application form. The different types of financial help available include:

Tuition waiver: This means that the student does not have to pay the tuition fees at the university. However, general fees (for the use of university facilities like the library, computers, and sports and health services) usually have to be borne by the student. A tuition waiver is frequently awarded in conjunction with a scholarship or teaching/research assistantship.

Scholarship / Fellowship: This is usually an outright grant based on the student’s academic ability and performance. Hence, only a truly outstanding student may be considered for this type of award, before being enrolled at the university. A full scholarship would pay for a student’s entire living expenses at that university, whereas a partial scholarship would require additional funds from the student.

Assistantship: Most students, who receive assistance, usually do so in the form of an assistantship, i.e. a cash stipend sufficient for their living expenses, and/or tuition waiver. To get this, they have to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week. This work normally consists of teaching and research activities. Information brochures of most universities give this information. Often, students will have to prove teaching and research abilities before the assistantship is granted. Hence, many universities grant this only after the first semester. You may also be required to take TSE (Test of Spoken English) to qualify for a teaching assistantship.

Other Sources of funding

There are several other sources of funding available for students applying for colleges/universities in the US, especially for grad and undergrad courses. You need to do adequate research on the same. Some of the websites that may be useful in this regard include a website on financial aid for international students and NAFSA Association of International Educators

Who should apply for financial aid?

·         Students having high Standardized Examination scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL among others)

·         Students having evidence of a high level of academic achievement

·         Students having teaching experience in a subject offered at the undergraduate level (to increase opportunities for a teaching assistantship)

·         Students having outstanding letter(s) of recommendation and an impressive statement of purpose.

·         Students having research interest which parallels that of the department and faculty or private funding source ( it increases opportunities for research assistantships and grants)

Education Loan

·         International student loan

For an education loan in the US, international students are required to have a US Citizen or permanent resident as a co-signer to apply for the loan. The co-signer must have had good credit history and good employment history (or other income history if the co-signer is not employed). A good US co-signer is critical to getting your loan approved and priced reasonably. The better your co-signer, the better your interest rate will be. The co-signer is responsible for paying back the loan should you default on it. So if you do not have a co-signer in the US, you cannot explore this option. However, there are some banks that waive the co-signer requirement for specific schools.  You should check this information from the school website. E.g. Citibank provides loans to international students admitted to Harvard Business School without a co-signer.


  • ·         No collateral is required
  • ·         Repayment terms are flexible
  • ·         The loan is paid directly to the student giving him the flexibility to spend the money
  • ·         No application fee is levied

·         Interest rate is much lower in comparison to that charged in India. If you apply through a creditworthy co-signer, you will get a low rate of interest. Interest rates are variable and will be essential LIBOR plus a margin and will be reset monthly. The margin will be set by the lender depending on the credit history of the co-signer.
So if you have a co-signer, then taking an international education loan make prove to be financially beneficial because of the low interest rates and flexible repayment terms.

Educational loan from an Indian Bank

If you are unable to get a loan in the US, the next option is to obtain one in India.


  • ·         Admission should be confirmed
  • ·         Loans are not given for correspondence courses
  • ·         Past academic record of the loan seeker should be satisfactory.

·         Collateral: Usually for loans up to Rs. 4 lakh, no collateral security is required. For loans ranging from Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 7.50 lakh, collateral in the form of a satisfactory third party guarantee is required. For loans above Rs. 7.50 lakhs, 100 per cent collateral in any of the form of Immovable property / NSC / Units of UTI / LIC policy / RBI Bonds or any transferable Government securities is required

·         Repayment: Repayment has to start 6 months after the completion of the course or if the person gets a job immediately after completing the course, one-month after getting the job. The maximum time given for the repayment is 15 years counted from the date of the first disbursement.

·         Interest: Banks offer a choice between fixed and floating rate. Most nationalized banks offer variable rates while private and foreign banks charge fixed rates. The rate can vary between 10 per cent and 15 per cent.

·         No prepayment penalty is levied

Poland as a Study Destination

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Why Poland?

*71st largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe.Studying in Poland will give you a European degree at a low cost.Polish schools compete with each other not only to provide a wide variety of high quality courses, but also in offering attractive tuition fees

The Polish higher education system is well developed. The quality of the education provided is monitored and regularly evaluated. The main Polish institutions in charge of quality assurance in higher education are: the Polish Accreditation Committee, the General Council of Higher Education and the Conference of Rectors of the Academic Schools in Poland

*Today, the Polish higher education system is developing rapidly. Poland holds fourth place in Europe (after the United Kingdom, Germany and France) in terms of the number of people enrolled in higher education.  The degrees offered by them are recognized in the European Union (EU) as well as in other countries such as the USA, Australia and Canada

Polish university education system has a history of 650 years of educating high profile professionals. Poland is a relatively safe country to be an international student in compared with other EU states. Violent crime in Poland is rare

Choosing Poland as your study destination, you not only go for a broad selection of courses, majors and specializations but most importantly you get the opportunity to join the best! Polish Information Technology graduates are twice over world champions in group-programming. Our astronomers and chemists also belong to the world league.

Poland offers easier access to other European countries such as Germany. Germany offers handsome job opportunities in various sectors and thus many pass outs from Polish universities apply to German companies for work. The culture and environment in the two countries is similar and thus students will not find it difficult to adjust. Poland acts as the entry point of Germany and other European countries since it is also easy to get visa for these places from Poland.

Polish universities have tie ups with many noted universities and organizations in different parts of the world thus allowing students the opportunity to explore internship facilities at such places. Polish universities have their partners in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Switzerland and Greece. These opportunities are great for the development of students and also allow them to earn some cash to cover their cost of living.

Poland’s economy is growing at a rapid rate. The GDP rate for Poland in the past few years on an average has been nearly 5 percent. In the past few years, unemployment level has sharply declined.

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Cost of Living:
In comparison to other European countries Poland is a relatively cheap place to live and study. Prices depend greatly on the city, but a student can get by with about EUR 300 at their monthly disposal. Average costs of student living range from EUR 350 up to EUR 550.

 Work While Studying:
20 hrs work permitted during studies as well as 3 months of full time work during holidays.

Stay Back: 
Students can stay back for further 2-3 years as long as you can prove that you can financially support yourself without seeking any government benefits. Students who obtain a job or accept employment can obtain a Work Permit.

Tution Fees:  
EUR 2000 per year for professional higher study. Master’s and Postgraduate Master’s courses; Euro 2000-2500 per year for Bachelor Degree

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Most Soght After Courses:
Bachelor Degree Aerospace Engineering /Civil Engineering/ Computer Science /Electrical Engineering /Electrical/  Computer Engineering/ Environmental Engineering/ Power Engineering Photonics Engineering/ Engineering Management/ Electronics & Telecommunication/ Chemical Technology Robotics  

Master degrees
Architecture and Urban Planning/ Aerospace engineering/ Biotechnology/ Civil Engineering/ Chemical Technology/ Computer Science /Electrical Engineering/ Electrical and Computer Engineering/ Electronics & Telecommunication /Engineering Management /Enviroinmental Engineering /Global Production Engineering and Management/ Informatics/ Mechanical Engineering/ Management of Sustainable Enterprise/ Power Engineering Photonics Engineering Robotics



Study in the Netherlands -Holland

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Why Study in the Netherlands?

Higher education in the Netherlands is subsidized by the government and helps to keep tuition costs below that of the main study abroad destinations - USA, Australia and the UK. The qualifications will boost you career prospects as well as show you as an ‘out-of-the-box’ thinker for choosing a less well-known destination.


Why is the Netherlands also called Holland?
  1. The Netherlands is often referred to as Holland. Nevertheless, the official name of the country is the (Kingdom of the) Netherlands. TheNetherlands consists out of twelve provinces. Two of them, North and South Holland, are the two provinces that together make Holland.


• The Kingdom of The Netherlands is a country, situated in Western Europe
• Official language is Dutch language.
• The Netherlands is a world leader in the field of art and culture.
• The port of Rotterdam is the largest in the world and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is amongst the world’s busiest points.
• Situated in the midst of Europe Holland creates favorable possibilities for the journeys through the countries- neighbors. Paris, London, Berlin and Brussels are located in the hour of flight out of Schiphol.
• The Netherlands a developed industrial country of high technologies and the intensive agriculture, oriented for the export. Economically stable Holland, often named a centre of World Trade, is the place for the business activity of many international companies.


Cost & Living in Holland.

The currency in the Netherlands is the Euro (€). The expected cost of living is approximately €800-1,100 a month for a student lifestyle.
Discounts for students are available on many leisure activities and transport costs can be reduced by buying a discount card for rail travel. You are advised to split your funds into three equal amounts:

  • 1/3 on housing
  • 1/3 on food and sustenance
  • 1/3 on transport, leisure and study materials.

Working while studying in Netherlands:

You are permitted to take up full-time work from June to August, or work part time for a maximum of 10 hours a week .

Working after Graduating in Netherlands:

International students who obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree can spend a period of up to 12 months to find a job as a highly skilled migrant. Called the ‘search year’, this is the time given to graduates to look for a suitable job in the Dutch market.

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 Courses in Holland:

  • Intake:  February 2016
  • Deadline:  15th November 2015
  • Application Fee: Nil
  • English Requirement: IELTS not mandatory
  • Tuition Fees: 6000 Euro to 8000 Euro per year (Depending upon the program)

1. Preparatory course (5.5 to 6.0 bands)

2. Bachelor in International Business and Management Studies (IBMS)

3. Bachelor in Information & Communication Technology

4. Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

5. Bachelor in Mechatronics

6. Bachelor in Engineering Physics

7. Bachelor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

8. Bachelor in Industrial Engineering & Management

9. Bachelor in Physiotherapy

10. Bachelor in International Marketing (IM)

11. Bachelor in Logistics Management Engineering

12. Bachelor in International Business Economics (IBE)

13. Bachelor in International Fresh Business Management

14. Master in Business & Management

15. Master in International Logistics / Procurement / Supply Chain Management



Merchant Navy is a boundless career option, perfect for those who love adventure and travelling around the globe. It is a profession that allows you to see the world as part of your profession. Merchant Navy can be described as a commercial fleet of non-combatant ships which deals with transportation of passengers, cargo and other materials by sea. Merchant Navy fleet include Passenger ships, Tanker ships, cargo ships, bulk carriers, container ships, barge carrying ships etc. The key tasks performed are in three basic areas of a ship: Deck, Engine, and Service Department. The deck officers include the captain, chief officer, second officer, third officer and other junior officers. The engine department consists of chief engineer, radio officer, electrical officer and junior engineers. The remuneration is high though varies from company to company, nature of the vessel, country, seniority etc. With the ever increasing number of shipping lines job opportunities are sure to grow in large numbers throughout the world.


The minimum eligibility is 10+2 or an equivalent examination with physics, chemistry and mathematics. The candidate should also pass a medical fitness test for sea service under standard norms and with eyesight 6/6 with no colour blindness. Candidates wishing to enter the navigational and engineering fields of merchant navy need to complete a Bachelor’s degree in nautical science or marine engineering, before they can enter service, though they may slightly vary according to university and country. In-service officers and personnel’s can update their technical skills and gain certifications through courses offered by world class universities and institutions that are most sought after the world over

Assistance for Pre-Assessment ,NOE application & Visa processing to study & obtain CoC from reputed institutions.


Whether you are a 10+2 student, science graduate or a seasoned sea man, looking to further your career by pursuing a special certification there are a wide range of courses that suits you qualification, aptitude and experience

  • Class 3 Engineering FG COC

Eligibility : Diploma/Bachelors in Mechanical/Marine Engineering
6 months sea service +workshop skill -
Motorman,wipers,Fitters,electrical officers & Ex-Indian Navy can also apply

  • Chief Mate/ Master COC 

Eligibility: Minimum 18 months of sea Service as a watcg keeping Deck Officer.

  • Officer Of The Watch / Second Mate

Eligibility :Mininum 36 months of Sea Service

  • Class 1 & 2 Engineering COC Course –   Eligibility : Minimum 18 months of Sea Service.
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering/ Nautical Science
  • Masters in International Maritime Studies
  • Ship & Shipping Management
  • Shipping & Logistics
  • Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain and Shipping Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Shipping
  • BEng (Hons) Marine Engineering and Management
  • BSc (Hons) Marine Operations Management
  • BSc (Hons) Maritime Business
  • BSc (Hons) Shipping and Port Management



The minimum eligibility is 10+2 or an equivalent examination with physics, chemistry and mathematics. The candidate should also pass a medical fitness test for sea service under standard norms and with eyesight 6/6 with no colour blindness.

Candidates wishing to enter the navigational and engineering fields of merchant navy need to complete a Bachelor’s degree in nautical science or marine engineering, before they can enter service, though they may slightly vary according to university and country. In-service officers and personnel’s can update their technical skills and gain certifications through courses offered by world class universities and institutions that are most sought after the world over


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How about a career where ?

  • You are assured a fat pay cheque
  • Get to travel and explore
  • Each moment is challenging
  • Paid leaves stretches from weeks to months
  • Positions of authority awaits you
  • You are viewed with awe by one and all

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Study in France – the most appealing destination for students.

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  • France is one of the most appealing destination for students worldwide
  • Paris has been voted as no 1 student city! (QS Best Student Cities, 2014)
  • 4th wealthiest country and 5th largest economy of the world
  • Over 5 French business schools are ranked among top 10 business schools in Europe
  • Excellent environment that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Highly subsidized tuition fees
  • One of the best countries to pursue management and engineering courses with excellent specializations on offer
  • Head quarter of 39 Global fortune 500 companies
  • Collaboration with industry and salary based internships are integral part of curriculum
  • Excellent placement opportunity for students in the area of their study
  • Outstanding research and development opportunities
  • Offer free French language classes for international students

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France has more than 3,500 institutions of higher education, including the following:

  • 77 publicly-funded universities, offering degrees in all disciplines and serving as the primary academic research centres
  • A parallel system of Grandes Ecoles offering  scientific, business, art and other specific programs, which offer 5-year diplomas which are equivalent to a Masters degree
  • Schools of architecture
  • More than 3,000 specialized schools offering degrees in a wide variety of subjects, including hotel management, culinary arts, tourism and social work.



    • Masters program ( Engineering stream ) – 13500 Euros for entire program Masters program
    • Masters program ( Business stream)- 15200 Euros for entire program

*fee details provided are of informative nature may vary depending on the institution and the study program



  • A minimum of €8,000 per year (may vary depending on the accommodation taken and the life style of the student)


  • Stay back of 2 year and part time work rights of 20 hours per week

Ever Wondered How Many Countries, The Indian Passport Will Let You Travel To, Without A Visa?


Global financial advisory firm Arton Capital put together a ranking of how powerful a nation’s passport is.

What is a passport’s power?

Simply the number of countries it allows you to travel to, without a visa. An American or a UK passport lets you enter 147 countries without a visa – at best, you’ll automatically get a Visa on Arrival. This is how the firm’s Passport Index website has ranked passports based on a ‘Visa Free Score’.


What about India?

Indian passport holders can only travel to 59 countries without visa/visa on arrival. We’re beaten by the likes of Sierra Leone, Namibia and Nicaragua. But hey, we’ve beaten Pakistan and Bangladesh, at 71 and 67 respectively.

At the bottom are South Sudan and Palestinian Territories.


Countries that issue visa on arrival to Indian citizens:

  • Bolivia – 90 days
  • Burundi – 30 days; obtainable at Bujumbura International Airport
  • Cambodia – 30 days
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Guinea-Bissau – 90 days
  • Guyana – 30 days provided holding confirmation, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Indonesia – 30 days
  • Jordan – 2 weeks, must hold US$ 3000
  • Kenya – 3 months
  • Laos – 30 days
  • Madagascar – 90 days
  • Maldives – 90 days
  • Nauru
  • Palau – 30 days
  • Saint Lucia – 6 weeks
  • Samoa – 60 days
  • Seychelles – 1 month
  • Somalia 30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand – 15 days. Visa fee of 1000 Thai Baht needs to be paid in Thai currency. Visa on Arrival has to be obtained at First point of entry/Landing not the Final Destination.
  • Timor-Leste – 30 days
  • Togo – 7 days
  • Tuvalu – 1 month
  • Uganda
  • Somaliland – 30 days for 30 US dollars, payable on arrival
  • Niue – 30 days

Poland ends full upfront tuition requirements

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“The requirement to pay up front precluded many from choosing Poland as a study destination”

Foreign students studying at public higher education institutions in Poland will no longer have to pay tuition fees in full upfront, after a recent change in policy.he amendment also states that the tuition fee prices for international students will be set by the universities themselves.


“Universities will have to take now the responsibility of properly calculating the cost of the programme they are trying to run”

Implemented last month, these are part of a number of changes introduced by the ministry of science and higher education.Justyna Giezynska, founder and CEO of Studybility, a higher education consultancy company, said that allowing students to pay for their fees as they go could increase the country’s profile as a low-cost alternative

“Wealthy students do not choose to come to Poland. They go to the US, UK, Australia, Germany and France,”

“The rest will choose places with lower fees. Fees in Poland are not terribly high – but the requirement to pay upfront precluded many from choosing Poland as a study destination.”

In addition, allowing universities to set their own fee prices could increase competition between the institutions.However, the amendment in the law states that these fees “may not be lower than planned costs of education”.

“Universities will have to take now the responsibility of properly calculating the cost of the programme they are trying to run,” said Giezynska.

“This might be a trying exercise, because of the inexperience of many in setting the prices, which need to match the reality and not only the budget that lands on them from the ministry. They will really have to think about the market.”

The number of international students in Poland has been increasing year on year, reaching 46,101 in 2014/15 – an increase of 10,118 from the year before.

“I think that if there is the right promotion of the entire higher education system, then the higher influx of students can happen, but it won’t just happen by itself,” Giezynska said.