Study Abroad Weekly News Wrap (3rd – 8th July): Scholarships, Visa Updates and University Announcements

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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 for the period of 3rd to 8th July. In this edition, we bring you the latest updates on scholarships, visa news, university announcements, and other relevant information for international students.


Starting with scholarships, we have exciting opportunities for international students. The University of Sydney offers a Protein Biochemistry Scholarship, while Taiwan’s government has announced 10,000 scholarships to address the shortage of skilled workers. 

In visa news, we explore Germany’s free blocked accounts for students and the availability of visa appointment slots for US student applicants. We also highlight important university updates, including application deadlines for UK universities, free courses offered by Harvard University, and collaborative programs between universities in New Zealand and India.

Furthermore, we cover news on increasing international student numbers in Hong Kong, and Australia’s commendable employment rates for international graduates. 

Scholarship News

Let us begin our study abroad weekly news wrap with the most important section for international students. Scholarships can help you with your tuition fees and other expenses.

Study Abroad Weekly News Wrap

UOS Protein Biochemistry Scholarship Applications; Apply before 16 July

The University of Sydney, Australia has launched a postgraduate research scholarship in protein biochemistry. The scholarship aims to support an international student undertaking a PhD within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

UOS protein Biochemistry Scholarship grants an international student an amount of $25,000 (INR 20.45 lakh) per annum.

President Tsai Ing-wen Announced 10,000 Scholarships for International Students

The government of Taiwan will provide 10,000 scholarships for a duration of 4 years to international students who commit to remaining in Taiwan for work. The aim of the scholarships is to reduce the shortage of skilled workers. According to Tsai, the government wants to secure ‘quality and quantity’ when attracting international students. 

Griffith Remarkable Scholarship Open for UG and PG students: Apply Before 4th August

The Griffith Remarkable Scholarships are open for international students wanting to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degree programs at Griffith University

The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fees of the selected students and is valid for the whole duration of the degree. 

UWA Global Excellence Scholarship Available for UG & PG students

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is offering scholarships to meritorious students across the globe. The University grants scholarships to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who apply for particular courses. UG students receive a scholarship amount of AUD$48,000 for a duration of 4 years, while PG students receive an amount of AUD$24,000 for 2 years on eligible courses.

UQ Science International Scholarship Applications Open from November 2023

The University of Queensland (UQ) is offering international scholarships to students wanting to enrol in the Faculty of Science degree programs. undergraduate and postgraduate students can avail of the scholarship. The scholarship beneficiaries are granted an amount of AUD$ 5000/ INR 2.74 lakh.

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:

Study Abroad Weekly News Wrap

Germany Unveils Free Blocked Accounts for International Students

Expatrio, a blocked account provider in Germany is offering international students a chance to open a blocked account. This will help students to save up to €109 with no additional cost. However, the offer is valid until the end of July.

Thousands of Visa Appointment Slots Available for First-Time US Student Applicants 

The United States India Embassy has released a statement for first-time student visa applicants. According to this, thousands of visa appointment dates are available on the calendar. Consequently, students seeking US visas can get visa appointment slots.

Why SDS Program is the Optimal Route for Canadian Student Visa Applications?

Indian students who apply for a Canadian study visa through Student Direct Stream (SDS) have a substantially higher acceptance rate. The application which fulfils all the requirements are handled within 20 days. The SDS program fastens the process for students who are applying for study in Canada.

Essential Documents for Your Student Visa Application

Planning to study abroad includes assembling all the mandatory documents as per the guidelines. The documents are required for verification and the stamp of approval of the authorities. All the paperwork must be collected together before heading to the visa office. 

University News

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

Study Abroad Weekly News Wrap

UK University Application Deadlines Approaching; Secure Your Spot Now!

To help aspiring students make their educational dreams come true, several prestigious universities in the UK have announced their application deadlines for the upcoming academic year. 

Here Are the Top Free Courses Offered By Harvard University in 2023

Harvard University is providing its students with free online courses. This will be a great choice for all those students who are looking forward to learning new skills or enhancing their old skills. 

University of Auckland and Amrita University Launch Dual Degree Program in Computer Science and Engineering

The University of Auckland (UoA), New Zealand and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University are offering amazing opportunities for students. The institutions have announced introducing a new dual degree program in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). 

University of Adelaide and University of South Australia to Merge; Know More!

In a significant development, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia (UniSA) have reached an agreement to merge. They will form a single university that will become one of the largest tertiary education providers in Australia.

Hong Kong Universities to Double the Percentage of International Students

Hong Kong is ready to invite thousands more international students to study at the country’s universities. Besides, the current cap of 20% of international students will be raised to introduce this change. Also, all UGC universities are proposed to double this cap.

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

Top 4 Foreign Countries Where You Can Study in 2023

When making a decision to study abroad, it is very important to choose the right destination as per your course and preference. There are many factors when choosing the right destination, these include an excellent education system, career opportunities and other cultural-based factors.

Why Currently New Zealand Is A Hotspot For Indian Students?

New Zealand has recently become a country where the maximum number of international students are coming to study. This country is also one of the safest countries.

Vietnam An Alluring Destination for MBBS Abroad Seekers

Vietnam is an attractive study destination for all international students willing to study MBBS in the country. Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, a government university in Vietnam is an attractive location for students. 

Australia Hits the Highest Employment Rates of the Decade for International Graduates

As per the recent report by the Ministry of Education, Australia, the country has recorded an unparalleled rise in employment rates of Australian University Graduates. This result is based on the Graduate Outcomes Survey

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

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Hello readers, we welcome you to our study abroad 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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