Application processing times

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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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Study in US – Roadshows in India Promoting US Universities

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The fear of losing student’s from India especially has made US universities to conduct promotional roadshows for new enrollment. Both private and state institutions are campaigning here to offer seats in different courses. For Example: Missouri State University (MSU) is attracting more pupils into it’s campus. They are doing the same in other Asian nations as well. Associate Vice-president, Colonel Robinette, MSU said, “We have 50 Indian students out of 7000 at its Springfield campus. We have welcomed Indians student’s over a decade and we will continue to do so with the same zeal and enthusiasm.” Their office in the sub-continent on the outskirts of Delhi, which is in constant touch with the parents and student’s. Here, proper counseling is given directly or through counseling agents. MSU is offering scholarships for Indians, 50 percent waiver of tuition fees for undergraduate courses, which is $11,000 (INR 7.5 lakh approximately) for student’s who deserve enrollment.

In the same manner, recently a roadshow by the University of Idaho was held with the varsity’s vice academic administrator, Dean Kohler, visiting India to spread the word about opportunities for international student’s at its campus. It is offering enrollment in civil engineering and architecture, including graduation in law. Moreover, Kohler is making use of the visit to make the student’s aware between the political views towards immigration in the US and at the University of Idaho. Kohler added, “We are partnering with some agencies and looking for partnerships with some universities.”

Source: http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/us-calling-india-come-study-with-us/20170608.htm


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Australia and New Zealand, here we come!

Update on education in USA 

After the initial hiccups and apprehensions about studying in the USA, post-Trump election, things are settling down since there is no significant difference in admissions for students. Added to this, there has been no change in Government policy with regard to allowing international students in USA.

Most importantly, the proposed change in H1B visa rules favour students who study in USA. Those students will be preferred for H1B visas over applicants who want to go for on-shore employment through their employers. In other words, this is the RIGHT TIME to study in USA.

Manhattan Review (MR) has improved upon their processing methods and times to speed up the study experience in USA. Now, anyone with any profile can study in the United States. For more details, please contact your nearest center.

Australia and New Zealand, here we come! 

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Another wonderful development is that MR has opened its doors wide for students who want to study in Australia and New Zealand also.  With its wide range of programs, world-class universities and especially the possibility of ‘Permanent Residency’, Australia is sure to be a favourable destination to study. New Zealand’s quaint atmosphere, most beautiful sceneries, safety and top-notch education make it another prime destination for our students.

Perhaps, the best news is, our services to both Australia and New Zealand are totally FREE.

With a basket of countries on offer for you, Manhattan Review spreads it’s wings farther and wider to carry you to your dreamlands for higher education, employment and permanent residence.

Just to remind you, we now provide services to:

  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Australia and
  • New Zealand

Come, explore the wonderful possibilities and opportunities that await you all over the world. At MR, we make your dreams come true and the move ahead in your life successfully.

If you have any questions or comments, please submit them below in the comment section.

 


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Work opportunities in USA

This is a ‘special’ Newsletter, especially and exclusively on work visas (H1B) in USA.

After going through all the news items on what USA could ‘do’ for students during and after their education, we thought it right to give you an unbiased update about employment opportunities with a H1B visa (work visa) after education.

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As you all know, every year there are about 85,000 visas for H1B workers from other countries. Out of this, 65,000 are for those in the General pool and the balance 20,000 are earmarked (rather, computer-marked) under ‘advanced’ category, for those who study in USA. Since there are more applicants than the available visas in both these categories, there is a “pick up” system based on a lottery. If someone’s name is picked up, he would get the H1B visa. That is how it has been working till now.

Now, the new Government plans to offer (grant) the H1B visas based on merit alone. Trump administration is looking to change this. The idea is that in the event when the number of applications exceeds the number of available slots, applications will be prioritized based on the applicant’s profile. Currently, two main criteria are being considered: whether an applicant has U.S. educational degree and what salary s/he is going to be paid. Trump’s administration is hoping that this will help keep the best and the brightest in the country and send everyone else home.

In other words, those who have the best possible education and are brightest will have the opportunity to get a work visa than based on chance. Full details are yet to be worked out. But it is hoped that by the time the next season starts on 1st April, the rules will be clearer and more definitive.

In the meantime, don’t fret over whether USA is right for you or not. Irrespective of anything and everything, BEST possible education is available in USA and employment opportunities are available both part-time and full-time during and after your education. And, for those with an American degree, opportunities are much wider throughout the world.

Fall deadlines are very close. If you delay applying with a lot of contemplation about new rules, you will miss the flight for this semester. For your own sake and to get the brightest education and experience, come and start your process at Manhattan Review without delay.

As always, we will be with you all the way.

 


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New Rules for Admission in US Universities

New Rules for admission in US universities

Effective immediately, for all students, US universities can no longer issue I-20s with conditional admission in the same way they did in the past.  Earlier, if a student met all of the academic requirements for undergraduate admission to, for example, Electrical Engineering but he did not meet TOEFL or IELTS requirement, conditional admission was given and list Electrical Engineering on the student’s I-20.  The student’s I-20 must now be for Intensive English program. This change may have a significant impact on a student’s ability to get a visa from the U.S. Embassy in some countries.

New Rules for admission in US universities

Students who have MET English requirement at the time they are accepted for admission

No changes.  Students will receive an academic I-20 with their academic major listed on it.  The student’s I-20 will be marked to show they are proficient in English.

Students who are accepted for academic admission but have NOT MET our English requirement

UNDERGRADUATE

If the student has been accepted to, for example, Electrical Engineering and has not met our English requirement, the student will receive an admission letter that states he is accepted to an undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering.  However, his I-20 will be for Intensive English.  We will add a comment on his I-20 that states that he is admitted to an undergraduate program in Electrical Engineering after meeting our English requirement.

GRADUATE

If the student has been accepted to, for example, a master’s program in Electrical Engineering and has not met our English requirement, the student will not receive an I-20 until he applies to Intensive English.  If the student applies to Intensive English, he will receive admission letters for both Intensive English and the M.S. in Electrical Engineering.  However, his I-20 will be for Intensive English.  Universities will add a comment that states that he is admitted to the M.S. in Electrical Engineering after meeting English requirement.

Update on German admissions – We have been receiving several enquiries about admission in German universities. This will update information on admission at various levels. For Bachelor’s level education, it is not possible to study in English medium in Germany. Therefore, if one wants to study with English as the medium of instruction, they could do so only at the Master’s level in Germany. Here are a few points for studying in Germany.

  1. Germany offers free education. However, there are universities that offer paid education also. In case if admission is expected from paid universities, the annual fee can be between 500 Euros to 12,000 Euros depending on the university
  1. Germany offers two intakes. Summer and Winter, which starts in May and September respectively. The admission and visa process takes a minimum of 10-12 months.
  1. Living expenses could be anywhere between 650 to 750 Euros per month. The total expenses for the year (8,000 to 10,000 Euros per year) have to be transferred to VFS Blocked Account before going to Germany. The student has to show these funds in a Joint account with his sponsor for at least one week, before going to the visa.
  1. Also, there will be an enrollment fee of 260 Euros payable by the student to the university, upon acceptance.
  1. The student has good academic background. But he also needs an IELTS score of 6.5 min. or 80+ in TOEFL. GRE though not mandatory, is preferred for admission in good German universities.
  1. The duration of the course could be 3 to 4 semesters depending upon the university.

Manhattan Review will be pleased to provide admission services for most Master’s programs in Germany. Contact our nearest center for starting your admission process to Germany.

Presentations on study abroad For our students in Kukatpally and Dilsukhnagar centers, we had conducted presentations, group advising sessions and one-on-one advising sessions to provide more information on studying abroad, advantages and benefits and how we could be of assistance with their plans. Many students got their doubts clarified and showed keen interest on starting the admission process for Fall 2017 intake or to expedite their applications for Spring intake. The information has been very well received. Thank you students, for making the right decision of expanding your horizons and deciding to take on the world, with a qualification from abroad. Manhattan Review will be with you till you achieve your goals.

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