Monthly Archives: October 2015



 Great Opportunity  awaits +2 /Graduates who are on the look out  to pursue further studies in Singapore without any IELTS requirements , in areas of accounting and finance,  Business and communications, Engineering & IT, Hospitality & Tourism, Life & physical sciences and languages with  exciting  scholarships at PSB, academy, a  Singapore,  ministry of education approved institution

PSB Academy Singapore is one of the top private education institutions of Singapore with 50 years of experience in providing high quality education to individuals; these programs are provided in partnership with the worlds finest educational institutions are internationally recognized.  The holistic approach PSB adopts is what sets it apart, giving students the edge to stay competitive in today’s highly competitive job market. PSB Academy offer comprehensive full-time and part-time program from certificates, diplomas, and bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs to over 11,000 local and international students annually.

The degree program s are offered in conjunction with premier universities from Australia  and the United kingdom PSB”s  highly competent staff place great emphasis on academic rigor and excellence ,and aim to equip students with the knowledge and skill that are relevant to the industry.

With full fledged campus at, PSB Delta and city campus, PSB Academy AT Sheraton, students can look forward to a nurturing and vibrant environment to pursue their desired programmes, enjoy campus recreational activities and participate in an array of activities that will enhance their learning journey.


Why choose to study at PSB Academy Singapore

  • Quality Education and esteemed partnerships
  • Teaching excellence
  • Holistic learning experiences
  • Qualifications offered by world renowned universities
  • Unlimited progression pathways offered
  • Great networking opportunities for a promising career
  • Attractive scholarships offered based on scholarship exams
  • Vibrant campus life
  • State of the art facilities
  •  Wide range of accommodation options


  • LA Trobe  University  Australia
  • The University of New castle
  • University of Wollongong
  • Coventry University  United Kingdom
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • University of London


  PSB offers  an array of full-time and part-time programs from certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs across 6 schools:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Communications
  • Engineering & Technology
  • English & Education
  • Life & Physical Sciences
  • Languages


For more information and free counseling please contact Santa Monica study abroad, the approved representative of PSB in India. Contact no -0484 4140999




Many smart and academically bright Indian students who wish to pursue medicine studies are hindered by several barriers in the form of capitation fees, quotas and stringent entrance exams.  Inadequate quality of education coupled with high education costs has kept the meritorious and the middle income group students away from pursuing medicine studies in India.  Students who cannot afford the exorbitant costs of private medical education in India are unable to make it to the limited seats in government medical colleges too.

Countries such as Philippines, Bulgaria, and China are now new avenues for Indian students wishing to pursue medicine studies abroad.  There are a few good institutions in these countries which provide excellent and world class facilities for medicine studies with advanced infrastructure and facilities, easy availability of cadavers for studies and clinical placements in hospitalsEntrance exams and heavy capitation fee payments are no more a worry for those who opt to study in these countries.  There are many institutions that cater to international students, however, the onus lies on the students to identify the genuine institutions and realize their dreams of studying medicine abroad.

Though US tops the list in providing medicine studies, for those who cannot afford to spend huge money and match stringent entry requirements, several new avenues in English-speaking countries like Philippines, Bulgaria, etc., where medicine education is not only cheaper, entrance requirements are also less cumbersome, notwithstanding the excellent education system and infrastructures that are truly international are attracting international students.



Philippines, in the recent times, have become one of the sought-after destinations for Indian students seeking to study Medicine at affordable rates in an English-speaking country.  With 90% literacy rate, Philippines prove that education is high on the priorities.  It is the largest English-speaking country in South East Asia and renowned for high education standards and high caliber educational institutions.  Filipinos are hospitable and their culture is easy to adapt to which makes the transition for an international student much easier.  The tropical climate and hence the disease conditions and occurrences are similar to India, which enhances the efficiency of the medicine students on par or even better than an Indian medicine graduate.

For Indian students seeking to study medicine in Philippines, the duration of study is almost the same as studying in India at an affordable rate.

The degree earned is a Post Graduate Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.  Before applying to a medical school, candidates must earn the pre-medical degrees known as Bachelor of Science in Biological Science (BSBS), with credits in relevant subjects.  Students then have to undertake the NMAT (National Medical Admission Test) the entrance test for all medical schools in Philippines. The professional medical degree, MD, is a four-year program which deals with medical theories, practices, technologies and problem solving.  Students then have to undergo one-year postgraduate internship which qualifies them to take the licensure examination to practice as a doctor in Philippines.  To practice in India, students have to undertake the specified examination prescribed by MCI.

Philippines provide the options for affordable MD degree.  The education system is US based and English is the medium of instruction.  There are good medical schools which are Christian missionary managed and have their own hospitals for teaching and internships, and are recognized and listed by WHO and Education Council for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) as approved medical schools which allow the students to appear for the USMLE.  The method of learning includes both problem based and traditional methods.

Studies have shown that it is more affordable to study in Philippines with total tuition fee of approximately US$ 26000 (INR 16 Lakhs approx) and students can live a modest lifestyle by spending only US$350 to US$500 per month.



Students from India, especially South India have discovered Bulgaria as an ideal destination to fulfill their dreams of studying medicine at cheaper rates in a European country. International students appreciate the good quality of education rendered, reasonable tuition fees and living cost, safe and friendly environment, qualifications recognized in EU countries and beyond, possibility of medical school transfer, well trained and experienced staff, student mobility, etc. Some of the well-known universities such as University of Pleven and University of Sofia are amongst the most sought after Universities in Bulgaria for pursuing Medicine studies.

Europe is another affordable destination for medicine studies and Bulgaria is one such destination in Europe attracting hordes of international students from across the globe to study medicine.

Bulgaria being an EEA country, a student who has attained his qualifications need not undertake any exam such as the PLAB to practice as a registered doctor in UK.



Chinese Universities offer specialization on a broader spectrum and are now welcoming international students to pursue their higher education in China.  Students from across the globe are now seeking to pursue the study of Medicine (MBBS) in China.

While choosing to study in China it is important that students choose the right Universities as there are institutions which rank below the quality benchmark which attract students through unhealthy strategies.  Students should conduct adequately research about their rankings, medium of instruction, availability of well-equipped hospitals to support clinical component as well as initiate contacts with Indian students who have already studied or are studying there before proceeding on to finalize the programs.

MBBS in China is considerably cheaper with no capitation fees or donations.  Cost of living is also lower in China as compared to countries such as UK, USA, etc.

The affiliated hospitals where students undertake internships have the most advanced international-standard medical instruments as China has emerged as world’s biggest medical market.  Few of the well-known universities offer world-class facilities and also take special care of international students including provisions for Indian cuisine as well as acceptance of Indian culture which makes the transition for Indian students easier.

* Like in all other countries a foreign qualified doctor is required to undergo the prescribed test/certification in India by the Medical Council of India before practicing in India.

For more information on pursuing medicine studies abroad contact us on 0484-4140999




If the number of students appearing in all India engineering entrances exams and state level engineering entrance exam every year is any indicator of the popularity of engineering programs among Indian students, it is going to the one of the most popular stream at least for a decade or so but is this interest for the stream doing any good to these students?  The answer is a big no because as per the recent study, with over 2500 Engineering colleges in the country, producing over 7 lakh graduates every year only 10% of the engineers passing out of colleges from Tier 2/3 cities in the country are employable. The question then arise is that is  there something fundamentally  wrong with the stream or it is merely because engineering programs offered here  is not in sync with the changing nature of the job market and technological updating happening all around,  the answer has to be  in the affirmative.

How different is engineering studies abroad

Unlike engineering courses in India, engineering courses abroad are delivered in close cooperation with industries and are based on the current industrial needs, incorporating mandatory internships as part of the program thereby leading to ample job opportunities upon completion of studies which   gives lot of confidence to   students wishing to pursue Engineering studies abroad. Wide array of programs are offered at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.  Engineering graduates can look to pursue post graduate studies abroad  within a short span of time in a cost effective manner and also earn credits for relevant courses.  Most foreign universities/college offer advanced Standing facility to qualify the applicant for direct entry to the second or higher level of any program thus reducing the duration of study. Scholarships and bursaries are offered by many prestigious universities to help bright Indian students looking to pursue overseas engineering programs. With the relative simplifying of norms and documentation part for seeking bank loans for overseas studies, an overseas study aspirant can easily avail this loan. Repayments will not be a cause of worry at all as armed with an overseas engineering degree you will have no dirt of job offers once you pass out

Niche program designed for the changing market requirements 

Institutions abroad  rightly gauge  the importance and future demand of various niche programs such as Robotics engineering, Bio-medical Engineering, Oil and Gas engineering, Environmental engineering, Mining, Aircraft maintenance, Audio and Video Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Design Engineering Agricultural engineering, Fire Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electro-mechanical engineering, etc  that  have opened up newer areas of employment opportunities in the international arena for bright Indian engineering students.

Programs like Masters in Engineering in Public funded Universities and institutions in Germany can be pursued even without tuition fees.  Bachelors in Engineering with various niche specializations, Industry endorsed cost effective programs with Co-op in Canada, Bachelors in Petroleum engineering with excellent scholarship and 1 year industrial placement, Masters in Oil and Gas Engineering are on offer

Engineering students with managerial interest can opt for various Management programs in line with their studies by taking up various unique tailor-made programs such as Masters in Engineering Management, Project Management, etc. in various institutions abroad.

For more information on courses and destination for your abroad studies contact us on 0484-4140999