June 28, 2013

Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand's First Graduates in the News!

As featured in the 20th June edition of The New Zealand Herald, Le Cordon Bleu NZ is proud to announce their very first graduates of the full nine-month Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie!

Former Master Chef New Zealand contestant and Le Cordon Bleu graduate, Andrea Bathgate

Coming from all over New Zealand and as far as Mexico, Brazil, the UK, Norway, the USA and Vanuatu10 students graduated with a Diplôme de Cuisine and eight students with a Diplôme de Pâtisserie. 

Of particular note is achievement of Brazilian student Rodrigo Schulz, who has completed the Grand Diplôme (both Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Pâtisserie). Rodrigo’s next step is to undertake an internship at D.O.M. Restaurant in São Paulo, Brazil in January 2014. 

Former MasterChef New Zealand finalist and recent Le Cordon Bleu graduate Andrea Bathgate applauds the institution for it's hands on approach and preparing students for professional work. Bathgate has also been offered an internship at D.O.M. Restaurant, which she will start in February 2014. 

University of Otago: Direct Entry into the BACHELOR OF PHARMACY 2014

30 places available for International Students into 2nd Year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy
2 Entry categories - Direct-entry and Competitive
Application Closing date: 1st August 2013

For more information or to apply, feel free to contact a JM Education branch near you.

June 24, 2013

Moving on up - UniSA ranks in world’s top 50 under 50

June 20 2013

graduating students celebrate in fron of Hawke buildingThe University of South Australia has moved into the top 50 of the world’s Top 100 universities under 50 years old according to the Times Higher Education rankings released today. 

UniSA moved from moved up 13 places to rank 48. It is now also the youngest Australian institution to feature in the rankings. 

The Times Higher Education 100 under 50 provides a glimpse into the future, showcasing not those institutions with centuries of history, but the rising stars which show great potential. 

The table employs the same 13 separate indicators as the World University Rankings, but the methodology has been carefully re-calibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities, giving less weight to subjective indicators of academic reputation. 

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says he is delighted with the results.

“As an institution which is just 22 years old, to be placed in such an advanced position is a great achievement,” he says.
“What is important here is that we are moving up and what’s clear is that much of our improvement relates to core university activities such as teaching and research and our strong relationships with industry. 

“There is often a lot of debate about the value of such rankings but we have to be clear – students do pay attention to rankings and it influences their study choices.

“Rankings are an objective validation that we are delivering on our ambitions to continually improve the quality of our teaching and our research and to grow as an innovative global university.”

 The University improved the ranking for citations and was rated higher for both teaching and research.

 Full results from the Time Higher Education report of the world’s Top 100 universities under 50 years are available online.

*This article was extracted from the University of South Australia's website: http://www.unisa.edu.au/media-centre/releases/moving-on-up---unisa-ranks-in-worlds-top-50-under-50/

University of Auckland: We have $200,000 worth of scholarships up for grabs!

The University of Auckland is accepting applications for the Graduate School of Management Business Masters Scholarships, worth up to NZD$30,000 each. 

Students can apply for a scholarship if they have applied for a Master of Management (MMgt), Master of International Business (MIntBus) or Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcctg) degree.

You can read more about these scholarships on our website here.

The deadline for scholarships application is June 17, 2013. 

We have one or more scholarships available for the following regions:
Up to $30,000
Asia or Pacific Islands
Up to $30,000
Up to $30,000
Latin America and the Caribbean
Up to $30,000
New Zealand and Australia
Up to $15,000
US or Canada
Up to $30,000
Western Asia and the Middle East
Up to $30,000

What are we looking for?
-          Applicants will be assessed on academic scores over their last two years of full time study.

-          Applicants must submit a written statement of 500 words, discussing why they will be successful studying business, career plans, and why they would make a good ambassador for the University of Auckland.

Students must apply online through this website.

If you have any questions regarding application requirements for these programmes, please email int-questions@auckland.ac.nz 

Edith Cowan University (ECU): International Sibling Scholarship

Have a brother or sister studying at ECU? 

Edith Cowan is now offering a 10% reduction in Tuition Fees until the end of Semester 2, 2017. Applicable to all International Student whose siblings have studied or is studying at ECU.
*Reduction is not valid with other ECU scholarships*

ECU International Sibling Scholarship - Page 1 -
10% Reduction in Tuition Fees for student whose siblings have studied or is studying at the institution.

ECU International Sibling Scholarship - Page 2 -
A wide variety of Study Options at ECU.

June 22, 2013

GO UK Application Finale Day 2013

GO UK Application Finale Day for last minute application to September 2013 intake will be taken place in various locations shown in picture above. [click picture to enlarge]

Feel free to contact us for more information.

Hope to see you there.

Interview Session with Swansea University

Meet with Ms Elinor Raw, Senior International Officer from Swansea University 3.00pm to 4.00pm at Education UK Network - JMECC Subang Jaya, 25 June 2013 (Tuesday). 

Feel free to call us at 0356334732 to book appointment or for more information.

June 18, 2013

Quality Education, Great Experience - Increasing number of International Students in the City of Adelaide

"Overseas students praise Adelaide as numbers swell"  adelaidenow June 10, 2013 10:30PM

THE number of international students starting study in Adelaide has risen for the first time in three years - and a survey reveals they are loving the experience.
Federal Government figures show 158 more overseas students have started at a South Australian education institution than at the same time last year.
The survey found they feel safe, recommend studying in SA and would stay permanently if they could.
Adelaidenow surveyed 150 international students and found 94 per cent of respondents said they either felt very safe or mostly safe in Adelaide, 65 per cent said they would like to live in Adelaide permanently and two-thirds (66 per cent) said they would encourage others to study in SA.
AdvertisementAnd 90 per cent said they had not experienced racism during their time in SA.
Just over half of the respondents came from China, followed by India (11.92 per cent) and Singapore (6 per cent), and studied across disciplines such as engineering, nursing and law.
The Government figures show 7114 students from overseas started study here during the first four months of 2013, up 158 students compared with the same time last year.
Education Adelaide chief executive Denise von Wald said it is the first time positive growth has been recorded in this area since 2009 and brings the total number of international students in Adelaide to 20,968.
She said the Federal Government figures for April are the "first green shoots of recovery" for a sector that's faced serious challenges as the world economy has slowed in recent years.
She said the figures also highlight a 40 per cent jump in the number of new students enrolling in university pathway programs. These act as a bridging course to get students into tertiary education quicker.
"We've worked hard with our partners overseas to raise the profile of Adelaide and it seems to be working," she said. "Other factors that have contributed to the rise are changes that have streamlined the visa application process in the past six months and the drop in the Australian dollar."
Other findings of The Advertiser- Sunday Mail survey include:
ALMOST 90 per cent (87.3) said staff at their university is very supportive or mostly supportive.
ASKED what they like least about Adelaide, the cost of living rated highest, closely followed by a lack of things to do on the weekend.
While many spoke highly of life in SA, among those to criticise Adelaide was one student who wrote there is "nothing to do, nothing to see, nothing to learn outside the classroom". Several students said shops close too early.
UniSA deputy vice-chancellor (international and advancement) Nigel Relph said the survey results overall reinforced the high-quality learning environment his university offers.
Matt Taverner, from Flinders University's International Office, said many postgraduate mature-age students were impressed with the family-friendly nature of Adelaide.
University of Adelaide Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) Professor Kent Anderson said overall student feedback has improved since the university opened its Hub Central last year.
University of Adelaide student Yujin Lee is studying here as part of a 10-month exchange from Korea.
"Adelaide is very peaceful," she said.
Fellow international student Alicia Tan, 22, of Singapore, agreed.
"Singapore is very city ... Adelaide is very country. It's a slower pace of life - you get to enjoy life more."

June 17, 2013

University College Birmingham - Interview Session with Students

 Meet with University College Birmingham at the following listed time and date at our Subang Jaya Head-quarter or Bandar Utama Cetrepoint Branch.
Bring your original academic documents along and on the spot assessment is possible.
Call 0356334732 (SJ) or 03 77224696 (BU) to book appointment or to seek for more information.

June 12, 2013

The University of Melbourne Pre-Departure Briefing

Attention to all July 2013 commencing students!

You and your family are cordially invited to attend a Pre-departure session at:

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Date: 23 June 2013, Sunday
Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Location: Meeting Room 306
*Please register online to confirm attendance*

At this session, university staff will be able to provide advice on a variety of issues facing new international students who are planning or considering study at the University of Melbourne. Some of the topics covered include:
  • studying at the University of Melbourne
  • accommodation options
  • on arrival assistance
  • living in Melbourne
  • orientation and enrolment
Please also take note of Orientation Dates for Semester 2, 2013.
24th July (Wed): Academic Advice Day
25th & 26th July (Thu & Fri): Orientation

For more information or any other inquiries, please contact us at 03-56334732. 

June 07, 2013

Study in the UK Interview Session at Education UK, Hong Kong Office, 14th June 2013

Calling on students and parents to attend Education UK's 
Study in the UK interview session for the coming Sep 2013 intake.

Secure a place at leading UK universities and colleges' foundation 
or diploma programmes.
For those aiming for Cambridge and Oxford unis, A Level
courses at Bellerbys College and INTO UEA are top
choices for students.

Act now and call us for appointment and interview slots.
Bring along school transcripts and IELTS/TOEFL
results if available.

Date : 14 June 2013 Friday
Time : 2pm to 7pm
Venue : Education UK Office
Unit B&C Level 18 Lockhart Centre
301-307 Lockhart Road 
Wan Chai Hong Kong
Tel: 25259849

June 06, 2013

Your Success Starts Here : University of Southampton : Engineering Information Sessions @ Sunday 23 June 2013; Time: 1400 - 1700; Venue: Traders Hotel, Penang

Your Success Starts Here - University of Southampton Engineering Information Sessions

The University of Southampton is in the top one per cent of universities in the world and one of the top fifteen UK universities.
If you have already applied and have an offer, please come and discuss the scholarship opportunities that are available.
If you have not yet applied, why not come and learn more?

University of Southampton Engineering Information Sessions' Postcard - Front Page

University of Southampton Engineering Information Sessions' Postcard - Back Page