Study Abroad Weekly News Wrap (26 June – 1 July): QS releases WUR 2024, Australian Visa Reforms & more

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In our weekly news wrap series, we will provide a roundup of the top study abroad news stories from around the world.

Welcome to our study abroad weekly news wrap series, bringing you the latest updates on studying abroad. In this edition, we have a range of exciting news for international students, covering scholarships, visa reforms, and university partnerships.


These developments aim to enhance the opportunities and experiences of students pursuing education overseas. From fully funded scholarships at renowned institutions to visa reforms benefiting Indian students, there is much to explore. So, let’s dive into the details and discover how these updates can shape your study abroad journey.

Scholarship News

Let us begin our study abroad weekly news wrap with the favourite section for international students who wish to study abroad without making a hole in their pocket.

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Study Abroad: Over 150 Indian Students Awarded Charpak Scholarships to Study in France

Over 150 Indian students were awarded the Charpak scholarships for the fall semester. The Ambassador of France to India, Emmanuel Lenain gave the awards. These scholarships are a part of the Charpak Scholarship 2023 programme of excellence and the Franco-Indian Education Trust.

Fully Funded CGI Post-graduate Scholarship Open for International Students

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) offers postgraduate scholarships to international students. The scholarships aim to employ interactive teaching methods used in leading educational institutions to produce leaders and thinkers who would contribute to the sustainable development of their country. 15 scholarships are available to international applicants. The deadline for the application is 30 September 2023.

5 Countries Offering Fully Funded Scholarships to Overseas Students

 Popular study-abroad destinations like the US, UK, and Germany offer scholarships to assist students to meet their educational expenses. The fully funded scholarships offered in these countries would cover the entire expenses of the student

Visa News

In this section, we will talk about all the latest news updates related to the US, UK Visa etc. Some of the updates that made the headlines this week are:

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Renewal of H-1B Visas Possible within the US

America’s new consulates will be opened in Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. As per the reports, H1B visa renewal is possible now within the US.

The movement is part of a people-to-people initiative and makes the process seamless. Indians working in the USA on an H-1B visa can renew their visas without travelling abroad. Apart from this, India will open a new consultant in Seattle this year.

New Visa Reforms for Indian Students in Australia

Indian graduates from Australian institutions may seek to work for up to eight years starting on July 1 onwards in Australia. Also, the maximum number of working hours permitted for overseas students studying in Australia will increase from 40 to 48. The reforms are an outcome of bilateral negotiations signed between India and Australia previously in May.

Unveiling the Top 5 Most Expensive Countries for Student Visas

Overseas education has a major impact not only on your professional but as well as personal growth. Students applying for admission must also know the costs of student visas for different countries. However, the costs of Australia come on the top and the USA is second on the list.

University News

Moving on to the next section the university news. It is important to know all the latest updates of the prestigious universities.

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QS World University Ranking 2024 Reveals Top 30 Universities; MIT Claims 1st Place for 12th Year

The highly anticipated QS World University Rankings for 2024 have been released by global higher analyst specialist, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). It showcases the continued dominance of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the 12th consecutive year. The University of Cambridge has managed to retain its second position, while the University of Oxford has climbed to claim the third spot, replacing Stanford University.

New Methodology Emphasizes Sustainability and Employability, Shaking Up Rankings!

For the 20th anniversary edition, the QS World Rankings has introduced a new “forward-thinking” methodology. This includes three new metrics and has resulted in a “significant shift” in the rankings’ outcomes.

Cardiff University and University of Illinois Forms Strategic Partnership

Cardiff University and the University of Illinois (UI) System have recently entered into a strategic partnership. It aims to foster collaboration and student exchange between the two renowned institutions.

Other News

Let us look at some of the other news updates related to study abroad. Students willing to study abroad must be updated with all the news related to their course and university etc.

study abroad weekly news wrap

The University of Bath Opens Applications for New Course

 The University of Bath, in the UK has opened its application for the MSc Sport Management course for the academic year 2023-24. This course is established by its Department for Health and the School of Management. 

Canada Announces First-Ever Express Entry Invitations

François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry has made an announcement. The statement reads the first STEM round for category-based selection under the Express Entry route will open in the week of July 5. 

American University of Sharjah Launches New Master of Arts Program in International Studies

The newly launched programme, set to start in the 2023 fall semester, intends to give students the information and skills they need for a lucrative career in international affairs. Graduates will be well-equipped to pursue a variety of career routes, such as positions in foreign service, diplomacy, commerce, international aid, and other related disciplines.

This week’s news wrap series highlighted some significant updates related to studying abroad. Stay tuned for more updates next week on our news recap series. To discover more news updates like this one, to know more about studying abroad visit Leverage Edu.

What is News Wrap?
Hello readers, we welcome you to our weekly news recap series. Today we will provide a roundup of the top study-abroad news stories from around the world. Each week, we will be covering the most important developments and events related to studying Abroad. That way, we will give you a concise overview of the week’s news.

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