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Application processing times

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In the past few days, many of our students were asking us about the availability of time to apply for a particular semester in any of the countries that we work with. To give you clarity so you could plan your application process, we give below general guidelines for application timelines, country-wise.

USA – Deadlines for most universities are over for Spring 2018 intake. If you wish to apply for Fall 2018 that starts in August/Sept., please apply before end November if you want to be considered for Financial aid. However, if you are not keen on aid, do apply at the earliest, but no later than end February for proper consideration of your applications.

Canada – You can apply only for Fall 2018 intake now since the deadlines for Spring are over long back. Apply before end December, since the processing time is longer for Canadian universities and the visa process takes quite some time!

Remember that while GRE is not mandatory for most Canadian universities, good and top-tier universities always prefer applicants who have good GRE score. And, for some typical programs, GRE score may be required by most universities. Please check with us before you plan to apply for Canada. We have wonderful packages to help you with the total Canadian process.

Australia and New Zealand – In Australian universities, you could apply for February 2018 now, as applications are closed for November intake.  Visa processing time is slightly longer nowadays. Please apply as soon as possible, without delaying further.

Germany – The whole process takes longer and the admission requirements are quite cumbersome. You would need an A1/A2 (min.) German language certification, completion of degree by the time of applying and a few other requirements. Importantly, getting a visa slot and the actual visa will take about 3 months minimum time.  So, if you wish to apply for next Winter intake, starting in September/October 2018, this is the right time. Don’t delay any further. We will be glad to assist you with shortlisting of right German universities, editing of documents, application processing and visa guidance – in other words, every step of the way.

For more details about our services and attractive packages for the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, please visit one of our branches nearest to you. Our team members will be glad to assist you with your plans of studying abroad.

Wish you all a very Happy and joyful Vijaya Dasami (Dasara)

With best wishes,

Team Manhattan

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Bachelor’s education – USA or Europe?

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Given the stark differences between the education systems in USA and Europe and the lack of proper information to study (at the Bachelor’s level) in Europe, it is important to know facts about studying in either of these locations.

General Education is considered as ‘essential’ in US universities, which covers a broad range of programs such as Music, photography, sports and many other co-curricular and extra-curricular fields of activity. This will impart a strong base of students to study a wide range of programs – not only those that are academically important, but also personally interesting. Additionally, general education emphasizes skills such as writing and critical thinking and expose students to a variety of subject areas. Also, students can choose a major after two years of studying, in the meanwhile explore their field of interest.

In European countries, this type of general education is not available and students who are joining the Bachelor’s programs are expected to ‘choose’ a focus area while applying for colleges. This will severely restrict the learning capability of students who may want to explore more areas and wider fields of learning to decide on their career direction.  While it helps to choose a subject from the start and able to focus on those areas in-depth and prepare for the job market or for continuing onto a master’s degree, it also has its disadvantages”.

European bachelor’s degrees are three-year programs that are too structured, which doesn’t give students a lot of freedom to explore.

Also, ‘liberal arts’ education emphasizing on learning in subjects such as social sciences, arts, and humanities are available in all US universities/colleges, whereas European universities rarely offer such an option. This restricts the learning ability and choice of students, who want to explore multiple options before they decide on a particular ‘major’ or specialization to continue with their studies. Of course, for international students who are ready with a focus, going for a 3-year degree, directly into their chosen field of study could be an advantage.

Another advantage is US colleges is the scope to internationalize their learning, participation in various events through student-clubs and a better campus life. Comparatively, European colleges offer limited scope for such wider participation and exposure.

Most importantly, except in the UK, almost all other countries offer education in their native language (non-English), which is a major deterrent for Bachelor’s applicants. While most European universities are offering Master’s level education in English, very few are offering at the Bachelor’s level. Such problem does not exist in US universities since the medium of education is only English.

Finally, for those international students with merit, financial aid is possible even at the Bachelor’s level in most US universities. Though rare and difficult, funding is a good possibility for top-performing students here. Whereas, in Europe, financial aid is virtually difficult, if not impossible.

It is therefore important for international students to choose the country/continent to make a very informed decision to invest huge sums of money into their education and ultimately their career.

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Absolutely! If you love MR, we want to reciprocate too, with better services, materials, and improved training methods to make you sharper, brighter and score higher. Not only that, we will also ‘GIFT’ you for your love and affection. Wait for just a few days and visit/contact your enrolled center. You will have a great time for loving MR, Hyderabadis!

US Visas – A Round-up! –

With the Fall 2017 admission season almost coming to an end, almost all our students have gone for their visa interviews and got them successfully. Hearty Congratulations to all our wonderful students who have taken the penultimate step for a great education and bright career. Even those few students who could not get the visa the first time, have got the same on their second attempt, thanks to our review, evaluation and further guidance. Hats off to our Visa counseling team, which worked tirelessly to plan, study and conduct visa mock sessions by phone, in person, and through video channels.  We assure all our students still in India and looking for admission for later intakes much more dedicated services and assistance in reaching your “Land of Dreams”.

Wish you all a very Happy Ganesh Chaviti. Ganapati Bappa Moriya!

Best wishes,

Team Manhattan

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Higher Education: US is still the best destination.

Higher Education- US is still the best destination

The US is still the best destination for higher education as it promises bright future. The expansive global base it carries is indispensable. It is still on the increase. It is expanding in quick succession. There is a big rise in the admission to the schools and colleges in the US. The dominance of science and engineering remains the same. Therefore, the filling of seats in Science, Technology, and Engineering is in unabated.

The alluring prospects of studying in the US is due to the updating of new technologies from time to time. It has taken a giant leap. The infrastructure, new designs, and reinforcements are the improvements that meet student demands in today’s higher education industry. Both big and small universities are competing with one another to start new graduate courses. Latest reports from the global education market state that 8 out 10 student’s are seeking a visa for graduation in the US.

The above fact reflects that the demand for higher education in the US is in the ascending order. This goes to prove that the US is still the best destination for student’s to study abroad. The percentage is going double in the coming days. This augurs well for the student community. The most beneficial thing about it those big opportunities are there for science and engineering. Indeed, it is effectively engaging new admission in higher education.

The support from the alumni is another reason why higher education in the US is still the best. The good ranking of the colleges and B-schools in the US still remains the same. The strong encouragement the students get in research opportunities is the best worldwide. The financial aid and scholarship in the US are extremely well structured. It opens several options for the students. It reduces the burden on the parents. The demand is spiraling as never before. A positive direction for achievement of educational goals lies in the US.

The ecological surroundings of the university campus is another place where nature dwells within your reach. The environment in the classrooms is full of knowledge expression of the highest kind. The faculty is upbeat and cheerful. They create an optimistic atmosphere between them and the students. This adds freedom to open up in freely expressing the doubts that arise during a lecture on subject issues. The weakness of a student is not ridiculed. This encourages the individual to pursue his dream with persistence, determination and infinite energy.

The excellent thinking and ability to understand student’s is found very clearly in the universities in US.  This increases the penchant for knowledge grasping to take of your career ambitions to a career high. The social outlook is a great source of motivation for the student community. The capacity of adapting to the new and challenging environment, including extra-curricular activities is an added bomus. In Harvard University, which is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world, their teaching focuses on learning in a happy atmosphere and how.

A class on positive psychological science where the teaching is done by Ben Shahar, draws 1400 student’s per semester. Twenty per cent of graduates in Harvard get enrolled in this optional course. Ben is popular as a “Happiness guru” who concentrates on making life quality improved personally. As per what Ben has to say, the lecture in the class is on positivity: happiness, self-esteem and motivation. They give the student’s weapons to confront life with nore joy. He gives these tools to be more successful than your peers.

For example:

Focus on good things

Fear God

Practice physical activities

Look attractively

Eat Healthy

Be assertive

Fill your desk, room, and computer with beautiful memories

Spend money on travel and shopping

Be nice to other people Greet with a smile

Greet with a smile

Listen to music

Face challenges

Leadership and volunteering are given recognition in US universities. Volunteering involves social service of any kind. Hospital visits, motivating a fellow student on the campus. If you are chosen as leader, you can be given the task of serving as an executive or board president in your academic or social fellowship. These are priorities that distinguish universities in the US to prove that it is still the best destination for higher education. The bottom line is that US universities show you the zeal to be successful in reaching your goals.

 


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How Important Is The GRE Score?

How Important Is The GRE Score-

The question itself is interesting as it seeks to highlight the importance of GRE score. To get enrollment in a top university for MS in US, the eligibility criteria starts with a good GRE score. However, Statement of Purpose, Letter of Recommendation and Percentile in graduation examination play an equal part in getting enrolled. It does not mean that the test is tough. Moreover, how you face the VISA interview confidently matters most. All combine in giving your application a reasonable visibility in getting the green signal to go to international schools and colleges for higher education.

A big score in GRE helps you to get scholarships that will reduce the financial burden to study in US. It will offer admittance into top-rated universities. But other additional documents count a lot. The journey to your dream destination is exciting. The importance of GRE score is even more challenging. It gives the applicant an opportunity to improve on his Verbal, Quant (Math) and Analytical Writing Skills (AWA). The math tests more of simple reasoning in numbers. Verbal and AWA test English language skills.

A GRE score supports:

  1. Intelligent thinking.
  2. Effective idea presentation.
  3. Examines standard English language.
  4. Communication in speaking and writing.
  5. Which program you are applying for?

The rough values prescribed by ETS for independent scores is –

For Example: 2.5/6 is equal to 6 percentile, which is too low

4.6/6 will get you 78 percentile

It is important not to neglect the importance of each section in GRE. A student’s potential is not reflected by a GRE score. However, it is good to keep focused. A good suggestion is that you must perform to your best ability. Let your mind be open to reach the goal you have a passion for. The time you invest will definitely count.

 


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USA – Study, training and Work: Latest updates

USA - Study, training and Work- Latest updates

There are a lot of misconceptions and rumors that are circulating amongst the international student community, who wish to study and later work in USA.

In this Newsletter, we are looking at the ‘actual’ and practical information given by successful applicants for USA H1B Visa.

Quite a few Indian applicants who have studied their Master’s in USA and have been working in the USA after their Optional Practical Training have visited India in recent times and applied for H1B Visa.

Almost all the applicants have their H1B visas approved for THREE YEARS.

From our conversation with some of them, it was clear that the visa interview was mostly about if they (the applicant) had studied in USA and working with a company directly, instead of through consultants.

Also, there was a discussion with the US Consulate staff, in one of the popular news channels. The officials have categorically stated that there will be absolutely no problem for students to study and work in USA.

What does all this mean?

  • For genuine students who want to obtain international qualifications from USA, the doors are always open.
  • There are NO RESTRICTIONS on students to obtain Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT) at all. In other words, no changes in law have been envisaged for CPT or OPT.
  • If the students obtain an American Degree in USA, they will be eligible to apply for H1B visa. As per a proposal, applicants who study in USA will be preferred for the H1B visa
  • Since there will be no lottery system from next year (2018) and the number of applicants will be restricted, it becomes easier for applicants to get their H1B easier than now!
  • With a H1B visa on hand, one can work for three years initially and extend it for another three years as per present rules.

So, study in USA to get a world-class degree and gain practical work experience and employment for a very BRIGHT FUTURE!

What’s stopping you now? Just visit our Manhattan Review’s center nearest to you and prepare to fly!

Wish you good luck.

 


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Busted! Myths About OPT, STEM and H1B VISA for US bound Student’s

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  1. For STEM Student’s OPT has been fixed at 12 months. This is untrue.   

The law suit has been dismissed. You are permitted to work for 36 months in US after completion of your MS degree. The earlier law is still in existence. Myth number one busted. All the rules regarding to STEM will remain valid. Once approval is granted a recommendation with authorization (legal documnent) is offered. You can work without any worry in US. It gives clarity on US education, which has maximum appeal all across the world. India’s rank is second in student’s getting enrolled for higher education in US. This is phenomenal.

  1. The issuing of additional H1B VISA fot STEM Student’s has been cancelled. No. 

MS graduate student’s with higher education degrees are given an offer of special quota with the H1B work VISA application. Presently, 20,000 special quota is still available in adding up to 65,000 under general quota. It is an attractive VISA policy. Myth number two busted. Their is a constant demand for engineers in US. The advantages can be fully exploited for further growth in employment status in US. It gives glorious opportunities to several ambitious student’s to fulfill their life’s passions. The Indian student’s certainly hold an edge over others in critical reasoning and data analysis. It is a morale booster for all the US bounds student’s.

  1. Indians being prevented by President Trump to get H1B VISA.  

The prime decision maker in US, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order, which focuses on preventing misuse of H1B work permit VISA. This is done by companies that outsource their work programs by filing for multiple H1B applications. This in turn uses up the existing additional H1B quota. However, with a strict regulation on IT companies, the student’s with advanced degree applications will have more opportunities opening up for employment. Another myth dismissed. There are many attractive jobs in diverse fields.Trump or no Trump demand for work force in US is bound to grow. The process could be further simplified. The media projections are all false.

  1. The lottery system of granting H1B VISA is not valid anymore. Not true.

The current intentions of the Trump administration is to replace it with a more favorable system based on merritt. In it the student’s with better marks in higher education degrees, including those getting higher salary packages will be preferred first. Myth number four busted. Bright student’s will now find new windows opening up to hire them with bigger salaries. They can richly develop their work experience for a better bargain in the next company. It will offer unrestircted access in the job market. Highly skilled graduation student’s can apply without any fears. Companies with global reach stand to lose nothing. The newly established Trump administration is looking to offer the best to every bright student.

Abbreviation for:

  • Work VISA issued to student’s for employment in US – H1B
  • Optional Practical Training – OPT
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – STEM

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Some important facts about why should you study in USA

 

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  1. A major source of funding for US universities is non-residential fee paid by graduate and undergraduate students in the STEM courses. Every year, more than ONE MILLION international students get into US to study.
  2. STEM courses are Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses, which are preferred by most Indian students, to study in USA.
  3. OPT, CPT, H1B Visa are all work related programs especially benefitting STEM graduates.
  4. If we assume what rumor mongers say, and think that H1B visas will not be issued for International students, then think about the repercussions.
  5. Number of applications to the Universities will go down, which will cut the funding of these universities and thus affecting the operations.
  6. These are not desirable results for any economy that intends to grow, for which about 32 Billion Dollars is spent by International students alone, every year. And most importantly The United States would know that for sure.
  7. Thus the US Government says that they need high skilled students to study in the US, work and contribute to the US economy.

So, believe in yourself and your goals; this is the best time to deep dive for a Master’s degree in USA. This is the BEST TIME TO STUDY IN USA!


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How to think out loud?

How to cover your Weaknesses in Test-Prep.

In Manhattan Review, the trainers teach you how to approach the problem, if not more, which is how to  find the solutions itself. The biggest mistake you can make in a brainteaser is come with the wrong answer. They give a drive to your critical reasoning skills with wise explanations. You are made to talk through the reasoning. In the brainstorming sessions you will be made to repeat the question. Ask a lot of questions as well. Moreover, while speaking they make you to organize your thoughts. This is the first step of success that you receive in test preparation here. Indeed, it is a great way to highlight your weakness.

The classroom sessions are open and friendly. It begins with a conversation where the focus is on the curricula. You are given opportunities to open up and think out loud. You are pulled off the wrong track and put on the right track. Your learning curve takes a positive turn in Manhattan Review. They engage you in repeated practice sessions. You are challenged to find the right answers. You are thought how to identify the target and go for it. It is a mental debriefing where the effectiveness of your stress level is put to test. It gives a great sense of power and confidence. A feeling of focus and determination is created.

When you think out loud, your doubt is translated into a different kind. You are given training in continued development of your thinking skills, including time management. The trainers help you to manage yourself by turning your horizontal point of thought to a vertical position. Thereafter, you start climbing higher and higher to get a big score. It is the backbone of your success. No one close to Manhattan Review, in maintaining standards and creating 100 per cent improvement on how to master your thought process.

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website http://www.manhattanreviewindia.com to see the latest updates.


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How Manhattan Review can help you to complete MS in US successfully?

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MS in US  is the dream of all the student’s who graduate in the universities in India. For those who want to make this into a reality Manhattan Review, India Test-prep and Admission Counselling Services along with Credila Edge [(HDFC Ltd. Co.) India’s 1st Education Loan Company] provides a wonderful opportunity.

Register for the Webinar : http://www.credila.info/credila-webinars/manhattanweb/

The speaker Mr. Srinivas Goparaju, HOD, Admission Counselling Services for Manhattan Review, India. With over 23 years of experience in the field of overseas education has helped to shape the careers of several million Indian student’s to pursue higher education in US, UK, Canada, Australia, Russia and New Zealand.

The topics he will be speaking on:

1          Why should you study at the Master’s level?

2          Why should you study in USA?

3          Which fields of study are popular to study Master’s in USA?

4          What are the opportunities available for international students?

5          How can a student finance his/her Master’s level education in USA?

6          Other funding options

7          Present scenario in USA post Trump’s election

8          How to overcome the restrictions by the present US Government under Trump?

9          Employment prospects after Master’s

10        Is it possible to get/work on H1B visa after Master’s?

11        Scope and future of higher education

Date & Time

Friday, March, 2017

Time: 5:00 to 6:00 PM.

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website http://www.manhattanreviewindia.com to see the latest updates.

 


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Why wait for tomorrow when you can go today to study in US?

Why wait for tomorrow when you can go today to study in US-

Get enrolled today

The negative impact being focused upon in the Trump era is just a media hype than what the real situation that really exists in US. There is no statement made by Mr Donald Trump, President of United States that the student’s coming over for higher education are not welcome in US. Putting aside hypothetical questions. the fact is that the student’s who have entered United States on F-1, J-1 or M-1 visa have entered the country legally. There is no need to panic on this. President Trump is in favor of them coming to US with proper documents. Therefore, do not wait for tomorrow when you can get enrolled today to study in US.

Fulfill your US dream

The future of the international student’s studying MS in US is as secure as it was several decades ago. All that is needed is to be optimistic. Just look at the things happening in your favor. The best thing to do is to keep away from listening and reading jargon. There are several misgivings on studying in US after Trump got elected as President. All that is needed is to look ahead and go about fulfilling your dream. You really want to study in US make your decision today without further deviation. Why wait till tomorrow? Moreover, it is belief that matters. United States will keep welcoming international student’s for higher education.

Majority Americans not against international student’s

There are several student’s who are bright and fortunate. Even, Trump is not against them from entering US. He realizes it is for the good of US economy. He is no king or a dictator. The majority of Americans are not against student’s coming to US for MS. United States welcomes international student’s, especially those who go for fulfilling their academic prospects. The reason being it is the best in the world. Once you graduate from US you can apply that knowledge in any other place in the world. You can earn as much as you want elsewhere. Therefore, fasten your seat belts and board the first flight available to the United States. A great future beckons you.

No risk in studying MS in US

A decision made today could be the turning point of your life tomorrow. So, dear student’s please do not delay your decision. Every step forward you make towards MS study in US is a wise move that you will never regret at all. No university, school or college is stopping enrollment for international student’s. The doors are still wide open. Now or in the near future the situation is going to remain the same. The reason for panic has no proper standing. It is by far the best decision you can make today. There is no risk in taking your decision forward. You are assured of complete co-operation from the Trump government.

Enrollment in Top Universities

He is not against international student’s entering US. The revenue generated is huge. No wise ruler would want to kill the golden goose. The recent surge for overseas education is above 100 per cent. Top universities are willing to offer admissions. You can expect more than you ask for. The promise remains the same. Always be clear about your objectives, go take the plunge. America is calling!

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