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Singapore- A promising Asian study destination

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Beyond the traditional International study destination like Canada, Australia, New Zealand US,  UK etc there is a growing and changing landscape of mobility of Indian students to certain Asian  countries Though multiple factors are at play, four key factors, contributing to this shift are the first being the increasing standards of domestic institutions in these countries, coupled  with the trend of foreign Institutions setting up their campuses there which has transformed the quality of education par excellence, second, the cost of education is comparatively lower in terms of tuition and living expenses; third, Asia is closer to home and fourth, the economies in Asian countries are growing at an unprecedented rate, which means getting a job post study is easier than ever before. With these factors continuing to grow stronger these certain Asian countries are projected to attract a large chunk of students from Asia and from across the world in the years to come in fact this trend is are day catching up  Singapore is one country that figures prominently as a  hot study abroad destination . Let us explore why

• Obtain a recognized international degree from U.S, U.K without having to travel to these countries.

• Study options with/without IELTS requirements

• A safe city with low crime rate and a stable political situation.

•   Proximity to India Singapore is only a few hours apart by air.

•   Multilingual county that provides a conducive environment for students to study

• Enjoy high standards of living, health care and education

  • Excellent job opportunities due the  presence of many multinational companies

• Location of World’s busiest port hence high Job outcome for logistics and

Supply chain students

  • Singapore Enjoys its reputation as the financial centre of Southeast Asia

Prestigious qualifications one can acquire by studying in Singapore

  • TUM ( Technical university of Munich, Germany Master’s programme awarded in Asian


SIM GLOBAL (Singapore Institute of management offering Programs awarded by

• LSE London school of Economics U.K

• RMIT University of Australia

• UOW University if Wollongong, Australia

• Buffalo state University U.S.A

• WARWICK University, U.K

• University of Stirling, U.K

• University of Birmingham, U.K

To gain more insight, exhaustive information on study programs in Singapore   and across the world, most suitable for you, visit Santa Monica study abroad Pvt. Ltd., your most trusted overseas Education consultant with 15+ years of experience and professional expertise facilitation overseas admissions to over 300 universities/ institutions across 30 countries or call at 0484-4140999.

New Zealand Education fair, April 2017

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New Zealand Education fair, supported by (ENZ) Education New Zealand, the New Zealand Government entity for building international education would be held at Hotel Taj Gateway, Kochi on the 28th of April 2017 from 11 am – 7 pm. This Education fair would see participation of   representatives  from 30 + top rated universities / colleges from  New Zealand  as well as emigration experts .Prominent among institutions participating are Lincoln University, Massey University, University of Canterbury, Auckland University of Technology , Victoria university of Wellington, Ara institute of technology , Canterbury eastern Institute of technology , Unitech institute of Technology , Universal college of learning , Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, South Institute of Technology, TOI OHOMAI, North Tec, Wellington institute of Technology, Whiteria, Waikato Institute of technology, Mankau institute Technology, Aspire 2 , New Zealand  Tertiary college , New Zealand academic and learning institute , Auckland institute of studies, INTUERI Education group, New Zealand aviation, The Cornell Education group, Air New Zealand Ltd. New Zealand Institute of education, New Zealand school of education, Avonomore Tertiary institute, Academic Colleges group (ACG), Media Design School, and AWI International Education group.

This fair would be the perfect opportunity for students to explore graduate and post graduate study programs with immense job potential in Engineering, Management, Hospitality, professional nursing, health care, along with highly rated courses such as media designing, pilot training and licensing programs, Engineering project management, construction management, structural and earth quake engineering, biotechnology, food technology, food science, professional accounting etc.

Apart from information on study programs, exhaustive and authentic information on admission/ visa process, research opportunities, scholarship, internship, job/ immigration scope in New Zealand could also gathered by visiting this expo. It is estimated that over 20,000 have embarked on Studies to New Zealand last year, which as per officials is expected to exceed this year. This one day fair is free for students. For more details and registrations, call–04844140999.

Study in New Zealand– Get future ready

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This island country, located in the South Pacific ocean, encompassing two main islands north Island and south Island and several smaller islands surrounding them is known the world over for its zest for adventure and fun, and can boast of some of the world’s most picturesque locations that have become part of many top bollywood blockbuster’s.  New Zealand has much more to offer than mere idyllic locations. New Zealand has a flourishing economy with exports playing a major part.  Chief item of export include agricultural and horticultural products, fishing, forestry and mining.

When it comes to offering quality education, New Zealand is recognized Global leaders more over New Zealanders are a welcoming community which makes international students feels safe and secure. The cost of living is much lower compared to other countries. The education system is based traditionally on the British model; the university learning system is research based ensuring high quality learning. The Universities and institutes of technology are government funded and focus on research based learning and maintains strong links with industry which is study in New Zealand is becoming popular among students. Cost effective industry endorsed programs with cutting edge research opportunities are available for Engineers- Civil, mechanical, Electrical, Electronic etc. New Zealand has worked up some serious reputation for its courses on Horticulture, Viticulture, wine sciences, food technology and veterinary science and more.


Scholarships are aplenty for eligible students. These are offered by institutions themselves government industry bodies or social organizations New Zealand Ministry of education provides a range of scholarships for students pursuing tertiary studies in New Zealand. Scholarships can be applied for at different education levels from Diploma to masters programs though may vary in what they cover, like some scholarships for study aboard in New Zealand like some scholarships only include tuition fees, while others include complete course costs and part of one’s living expenses also.

With regard to part time work rights students are permitted to work 20 hours per week (40 Hours during vacation) for courses above level 8 and few selected courses spouses are eligible for full time work permit  post study students are eligible for a 12 months graduate job search visa.

Meet representatives from 27+ top notch institutions from New Zealand and gain valuable information on how to pursue a course of your choice in New Zealand, visit New Zealand education fair 2017@ Hotel Taj Gateway on Friday the 28th of April 2017.  The event is supported by Education New Zealand (A crown entity of New Zealand government The entry is free for students. The education fair timing is from 10 am -5 Pm. For registration and more information please call on 04844140999.

Santa Monica Overseas Education Expo April 2017– Your Overseas Education Expressway!


Santa Monica Overseas Education Expo April 2017, South India’s biggest convergence of 100+ world class  universities/ institutions from 25 + countries, including  USA, Canada, Australia, UK, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany, etc  will be held at four prominent cities, Trivandrum on 5th, Kottayam on 7th, Kochi on   8th and Calicut on 10th April respectively. The expo, organized by Santa Monica in association with Malayala Manorama will offer  excellent opportunity to students who have completed their 12th grade, those undergoing Bachelors degree or looking for diploma or Masters Programs in varied fields ranging from Engineering/IT, Business and Management, Medicine, Nursing/Healthcare, Hospitality, Tourism and more to gain authentic information directly from the university representatives on various programs and admission criteria and further discuss their profile and choose an institution and program that best meets their needs. The overseas Education Expo over the years has become one of the most anticipated education expos by students and parent community of Kerala, as a crucial first step towards enrolling in world class institutions abroad, which is evident from the thousands of foot -fall it generates.

Exhaustive seminar sessions by experts on topics ranging from job-centric programs, Education loans, scholarships/internships stay back and work rights visa, PR options, Part-time/ full-time jobs coupled with Personalized education counseling, spot offers based on eligibility, assistance for hassle free education loans, application fee waivers free IELTS, PTE training for students registered with Santa Monica makes it a  must visit for seeking best of world class overseas education all under one roof .


  • Register yourself on the dedicated expo website, using the student registration link, you will be attended to on priority basis, and would be appropriately guided through accurate career counseling, course options based on the registration info you have submitted.
  •  Bring copies of your education certificates right  from 10th to  degree or your last qualifying examination  and or professional history (CV) Passport size photographs and IELTS or PTE score (if you have one), if otherwise  start preparation  to appear for IELTS/ PTE aiming for good scores reaching the expo with the above said documents  will help representatives to give you a more accurate advice

Hurry! Register today  0484-4140999

National Exit Exam – Ensuring standardization of skills and knowledge for future Doctors


If one were to go by the draft Indian Medical council amendment bill 2016, introduced by Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mr. JP Nadda in Lok Sabha on July 19, 2016, the year 2017 looks highly promising to students who are currently pursuing their medicine studies in various countries abroad and those who are seriously contemplating about taking up medicine studies abroad. Let us see how.

To  put  it  simply , the draft Indian medical council amendment bill 2016, makes it mandatory for all students, irrespective of whether they have studied medicine in India or abroad  to  sit for an national Exit test (NEXT)  after completing their  five and a half year medicine course, whereas,  till  now, such a test was only mandatory for foreign educated medicine graduates in the  form of  foreign medical graduate exam (FMGE),  which  they had to clear to practice in India. Such a practice was seen to having a discouraging effect on many talented young men and women on exercising the option of pursuing medicine studies at top medical universities in Europe and south East Asia after failing to gain entry to a medical college in the country through the entrance exam route.

This amendment is being widely perceived by many as one that creates a level playing field, whereby all medicine graduates are treated at par and their suitability for the medicine profession is tested through a uniform test  called National exit test (NEXT) which  also  does away with the complex practice of conducting multiple test like the NEET for postgraduate study, recruitment  test for central health services and the (FMGE) exam which is held for Foreign educated medicine graduates and is expected to provide medicine study aspirants, options to  seek admissions to reputed WHO listed medical institutions in Malaysia Philippines, China, and European countries like Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Azerbaijan etc and after clearing the   NEXT  or the National exit exam, become part of the Indian medical system,  which  is expected to  go a long way in ensuring  that students with the right  education , skill  and exposure armed with a highly rated  international medical degree  would  enter this noble profession which is expected to  make a significant change in our  health care domain and to a large extend  help  in  tackling  the huge shortage of Doctors, which is over 500,000 doctors, based on the World Health Organization (WHO) norm of 1:1,000 populations).



SP Jain School of Global management, (website one of the top ranked B schools of the world, announces holding of SP JAT ENTRANCE TEST on the 22nd of October 2016 at Kochi for selecting eligible young graduates / students in their final year of graduation for a 5 day all-expense paid trip to its Dubai Campus as part of its Student Ambassadorship program. The student ambassador program apart from including Institution /industry visits, expert talks etc would make each selected student eligible for enrolling in a tri city campus program: masters in global business.

The student ambassador program intends to offer a glimpse of what to experience as a student in its Dubai campus and helps one gets a feel of the Middle East culture through its tourist attractions and also gain valuable insights into the business practices of region and interact with students from different parts of the world and share experiences.

         The Selection Process                                                                             

  • Objective  test
  • Shortlisted candidates( Toppers)  from the above test will be interviewed by an SP Jain Interview panel

           Date of SP JAT Entrance test –22nd October 2016 Saturday

            Time- 1.30pm – 3.30pm  

Venue: Santa Monica, Bio Arcade Building, Layam road, Kochi 682011 (Corporate office)

Kindly bring updated résumé when you appear at the examination venue.

Students are requested to register in advance for the entrance test to confirm their candidature.  For registration and any further queries please call 0484-4140999



Every business venture, irrespective of its size,  needs to be marketed well in order for it to be a success. Even, well established businesses with firm footing in the market are no exceptions, as every new product or service that is offered, need to be managed and marketed in the most optimum manner, so as to create new customer base and retain existing ones. With such vital importance, it is no surprise that Masters in Business Management (MBA) degree figures prominently among courses that continue to be in demand.

Apart from the conventional specializations including Finance, Marketing, Hr, Banking ,there has been an increase in more specialized business programs and diversification like MBA in supply chain management, MBA in health care management ,MBA  in Hospitality management, MBA in sports management, MBA in media and Entertainment, MBA in aviation management, to  mention a few.  However, irrespective of the specializations one acquire, it all ultimately filters down to the reputation and ranking of the business school that decides how acceptable one would be with the employers.

If one were to go by Economic Times report, out of 3.5 lakh Indian MBA graduates, only 35,000 were employable, which is roughly 10% while the remaining 90 % end   up doing odd jobs against their wishes. Outdated curriculum which is totally out of sync with industry requirements to a large extent is the main culprit. Under these circumstances it is no surprise that large number of Indian students are looking to pursue their MBA studies abroad, especially in countries like USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, France New Zealand,  Singapore, UAE, which are considered as  hot  study destination for management programs especially MBA. MBA curriculum at prestigious management institutions are designed to meet the stringent industry standards and requirements. These institutions abroad adopt Innovative teaching methodologies that go beyond theoretical classes and case studies, laying stress on developing a student’s skills in areas like interpersonal communication, complex problems solving, taking up leadership roles etc. The exposure that comes with it is irreplaceable so is the network of peers that one gets to build as an international student. In short these Management institutions do not just provide an MBA degree but equips one to emerge as successful business leader in a global marketplace.

To gain more insight, exhaustive list of MBA programs across the world, most suitable for you, visit Santa Monica study abroad Pvt. Ltd, your most trusted overseas Education consultant with 15 years of experience and professional expertise facilitation overseas admissions to over 300 universities/ institutions across 30 countries or call at 0484-4140999.

Hospitality Studies Abroad –A cut above the rest


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Hospitality industry has witnessed phenomenal growth the world over, increasing demand for hospitality professionals in varying capacities. A specialized qualification in hospitality management from an accredited institution opens up countless avenues with the best of remuneration with potential employers including hotels, motels, Airlines, cruise liners, resort in diverse areas ranging from front office management, housekeeping, food and beverage management, tour planning, event planning, management, marketing and sales and revenue management to mention a few. Of late the number of graduates setting up their independent businesses in the hospitality domain is also steadily increasing.

When it comes to programs in hospitality management is concerned there are many highly reputed institution abroad  who offer programs ranging from certificate, diploma,  bachelors  and MBA which seeks to  inculcate sound theoretical as well as practical edge to students  and are designed to meet the expectations of both students and the industry.  All aspects of the hospitality industry including hotel and lodging, restaurant and food services, recreation, gaming, and meeting and convention planning  and specialized areas like Business management, team building, strategic planning, marketing, quality control  etc   are often covered depending on the  program one choose. Studying hospitality programs abroad offer the best opportunities to kick start ones dream hospitality career with the best names in the industry, as many top hotel chains known to sponsor quality international students or offer them intern positions gauging their talent and skills.

Though U.S.A., owing to its largest tourism industry in the world boasts of some of the most prestigious hotel management & culinary colleges in the world.  Canada with affordable education coupled with generous work permits and internships are gaining popularity among students from all over the world especially India. Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and Singapore are highly rated owing to various factors varying from post study job / internship opportunities to stay back and lucrative salary offerings.

To gain more insight into the options and benefits of studying hospitality programs across the world most suitable for you, visit Santa Monica study abroad Pvt. Ltd, your most trusted overseas Education consultant with 15 years of experience and professional expertise facilitation overseas admissions to over 300 universities/ institutions across 30 countries or call at 0484-4140999

Santa Monica Medicine Studies Abroad –Gifting Global Doctors of tomorrow


Santa Monica Medicine studies wing took shape as a humble effort towards addressing the pressing shortage of Doctors in India, which according to the Parliamentary standing committee report on the Medical Council of India (MCI), clearly states that perhaps there is only one Doctor available for 2,000 patients. An alarming figure when the WHO mandated ratio is 1: 1,000, this at a time when our medical institutions do not have the capacity to admit even one third of aspirants who appear for various medical entrance examinations every year.

Many a bright student miss out on quality medical education because of the thought that only the rich can afford it or that the procedures are too tedious,  when the reality is that medicine programs at some of the prime medical institutions in European and Southeast Asian countries can be pursued at half the cost one would incur in India. Santa Monica medicine studies constantly endeavors to do its bit in materializing the Doctor dreams of many, by facilitating cost effective medicine studies abroad and through its effort intends to play at least a minor role in addressing the issue of huge shortage of Doctors India faces.

Santa Monica Medicine studies wing has been facilitating admissions to reputed WHO, UNESCO, IMED listed medical institutions in Western, European and South east Asian countries including U.S.A. UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, Poland, Armenia, Philippines, Hungary, Bulgaria, China, Georgia, Lithuania, and Malaysia to mention a few.  There are many internationally accredited universities in these countries that have adopted highly advanced teaching methodologies with instruction in English with regularly updated curriculum that are in sync with changing trends in the medical arena. The focus is always laid in offering theoretical & practical knowledge with patient-centered clinical training. Excellent opportunities for clinical exposure are made available at university run hospitals, where, along with practical trainings, one receives excellent guidance from experienced academics and medical professionals.  All this ensures that on successful completion of  their medicine studies  one can earn a prestigious Medical degree highly rated all over the world  leaving open  vast employment avenues in best hospital and research institutions of the world.

Towards expediting and simplifying the medicine admission process for students from India and adjoining countries, St Paul University Philippines, a premier WHO listed medical institution has set up its Southeast Asian regional office in Kochi, Kerala, which is managed by Santa Monica Study Abroad Pvt. Ltd.  Looking to pursue medicine studies abroad look no further visit your nearest branch of Santa Monica study Abroad Pvt. Ltd  or call us on 0484-4140999.

World class education abroad for a promising Global career


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With companies around the world, continuing to invest in the global market, preference for employees with international experience and skill sets continue to increase.  To succeed in such an increasingly competitive interconnected world, requires, youth of today to receive world class education, complete with global knowledge, skills and perspectives. Realizing this changing scenario, the trend of pursuing overseas education is catching up steadily According to industry estimates, around 3 Lakh students go abroad annually to pursue programs ranging from certificates to Diplomas’ to Graduate, Post graduate and Doctoral studies in diverse streams including Engineering/ IT, Business and management, Medicine, Nursing/Health care, Tourism and Hospitality and more. Overseas universities/ institutions are known for offering courses of top notch quality and for providing flexibility in choosing a subject of one’s desire, which unfortunately is very much limited in India. The sheer quality of foreign universities/ institutions in terms of infrastructure, International faculties, curriculum, collaborations with industries, research avenues etc makes foreign educational institutions distinct. Training, lectures, internships  help students to gain knowledge of latest technologies with real-time work experience, all these, coupled with part-time job and stay back options with full work rights and permanent residency prospects, makes overseas education highly desirable.

When it comes to facilitating overseas education, Santa Monica study Abroad Pvt Ltd, incepted in the year 2002 is counted among the best Overseas education consultants in India with 23 branches and vast network of associates and representatives across the countries with a strong base in Kerala It is an authorized representative of 300+ universities / colleges across 30+ countries including USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland to mention a few.  It has been facilitating  over 1000-1500 overseas admissions  per year ,helping  students  make the most appropriate choice of course in the country and institution of their choice. It is a education New Zealand recognized Agency (ENZRA) Golden Member of British council IELTS program and are authorized managers of Pearson’s Test centre in Kochi.   Effective career counseling is offered by professional & certified team with firsthand experience led by international education experts each student approaching them gets professional guidance which suits their career goals aptitude and budget. The exclusive service ranges from university/ college short, liaising with institutions application submission, liaising with universities, visa guidance, scholarship and education loan assistance to pre departure and post landing assistance. Santa Monica study Abroad Pvt. Ltd is a recipient of numerous awards from government and foreign institutions

Looking to explore the best in overseas education? there cannot be a better opportunity,  visit South India’s biggest overseas Education Expo organized by Santa Monica  Study Abroad Pvt. Ltd in association with Malayala Manorama  on the 23rd and 24th of September at Hotel Taj Gate way, Kochi  for pre registration visit www.overseas education or call 0484-4140999