Showing posts with label Study Abroad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Study Abroad. Show all posts

Education in South Asian Nations at the time of Coronavirus

The number of student in South Asia is growing. Some countries like Bangladesh have the opportunity termed demographic dividend. Demographic dividend causes a boost in productivity (economic) that happens when there are growing numbers of people in the workforce (the working-age population from 15 to 64) relative to the number of dependents (the non-working-age population - 14 or younger & 65 or older). 

Transcripts & Certificates: How to Collect Main Copies and Attested Copies from Your Educational Institutes

Transcripts (Mark Sheets), Certificates (Diploma): Getting Main Copies & Attested Copies from Your Educational Institutes in Bangladesh
Collecting certificates and transcripts are the long term system and attestation process is a time-consuming process. So, you should take your steps in advance.

How to Prepare for Scholarships & Higher Education Abroad

How to Prepare for Scholarships and Higher Studies Abroad? My Journey to the University Admission & Scholarship 

After receiving my Honors and Master's degree in Social Welfare department from Dhaka University, I joined as a Research Assistant (RA) in Access to Information (A2I) program of ICT Division of Bangladesh government since 2015. Most of my friends are then preparing for the government job (BCS). However, some people knew that I never intended to be employed in a traditional govt job in Bangladesh. Since my father died in 2014, it was not possible for me to study at home to get a job like BCS and there was none in my family to support me financially. 

My IELTS Experience for Scholarship & University Admission

My IELTS Experience to Let You Inform and Prepare for Higher Education with Scholarship

One of my grave mistakes in my life was wasting my valuable time as I did not prepare for the IELTS early. I could not apply for the admission in many universities. Most universities require English proficiency tests results to apply from non-native English speakers. So I could not apply for my higher studies at a full swing. 

With my IELTS result, I have got 3 scholarships and so be ready! (You can jump to the last paragraph if you are in a hurry.)
The author is in the middle: MFAMILY Erasmus Mundus 6th Edition Welcome Session 

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship: Recent Experience of a Scholarship Holder

How Will You Receive Fully Funded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship? A Recent & Real Experience from the Scholarship Holder

I have already shared my opinion and experience on DAAD Scholarships and in this post, I will talk about Erasmus Mundus Scholarships. In the last week of December 2017, I sat to apply to Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD). I applied to three masters programs under the Erasmus Mundus funded scholarships. All applications were online so I did not get problems.
Image from MFAMILY Erasmus Mundus Sixth Edition Welcome Session 

How Have I Got DAAD Scholarship? My Recent Experience

How Can You Receive Fully Funded DAAD Scholarship? My Recent Experience 

I am going to share my own experience to let you know the method and process of DAAD Scholarship programs so that you can apply, receive  and complete your higher education in the European country, Germany with funding. I always had an ambition for higher studies abroad. After completing my undergrad and graduation (2014), I worked as a researcher to develop my research knowledge. 

In 2017 (June), I made my first application to the Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (PPGG) DAAD scholarship in Germany. It was for the two year Master's Program on Public Policy and Good Governance. In this scholarship, you have to apply to any two out of the prescribed eight programs in 8 universities.
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International Students Education and Coronavirus

Coronavirus Outbreak in China & Outside China: Impacts on Foreign & Chinese Students’ Mobility 

Chinese Coronavirus hampers international study across the world. For the educational purposes, thousands of international students study and reside in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province of China. Due to the lockdown and restrictions in Wuhan, students from these colleges and universities face a shortage of foods and other important items necessary for their daily life.

Chinese authorities advised all to stay inside and avoid any contact with others to curb the spread of the deadly virus. Foreign students in the area are confined to student dormitories and trying to escape the coronavirus-hit city. International students have shown concerns and panicked. If this condition further deteriorates, the area will be a ghost town. Mohammad Samiul Ahsan, vice president of the Wuhan University International Students' Union is on-call nearly 24 hours a day and working to keep students and officers informed and calm their fears by dispelling rumours. Samiul is an international student from Bangladesh.

However, overseas students have to be extra careful as they may take the virus to their motherland. The USA and Japan started evacuating their people and other developed nations are also preparing for evacuations.

English proficiency exams (GRE, GMAT Test, TOEFL and IELTS) have been postponed in China and it will delay Chinese students’ studies abroad. Universities and colleges around the world are changing plans for new and returning Chinese students. In some cases, Chinese students who are already abroad have been recommended not to go home for holidays. Administrators of different universities have started to cancel exchange programs, conferences and sporting events in China. Moreover, some Chinese students from Wuhan are now unable to get to school in New Zealand. This Coronavirus forces many educational institutions to lower the enrollment of Chinese students. The virus changes the whole education system globally.

The governments and concern authorities around the globe should provide masks and other important items at a minimal price or freely to the hospitals and educational institutes to prevent the virus epidemic or eruption.

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Growing Demand and Supply of Online Courses: What You Need To Know

In the rapidly changing world, industries need adjustment and a new way of a working system for its survival and earning more profit. That is why companies want to recruit smart employees who can manage many things with a short period of time.  However, our education system does not change quickly and universities are not producing student with such skills that the new era requires. In this case, students can upgrade themselves by completing online courses.

The Significance of Online Courses:
People are pursuing international master’s degrees online and many universities in the USA, Canada and Europe have this opportunity. The costs vary on the basis of the university and the subject. You may feel that the cost of online degrees is more than you can afford. But many online educational platforms like Edx, coursera offer free service but you cannot get their official certificate. To obtain an online certificate, you need to pay money. The cost may vary from $ 15 to $ 2500 but don’t be afraid. The money is not asked to be deposited all together and money is collected based on semesters and courses. Moreover, scholarships (following the prescribed rules) are given to the students who have difficulties finishing the online postgraduate courses. (I have achieved 2 scholarships to complete my online courses.)

Online courses offer multi-dimensionality in education and you can be global sitting in local. Without a visa and staying abroad, you get a foreign degree. There are a lot of online courses you find in the online platform. You can do online research for the course you need most.  You can look at the profiles of various successful corporate personalities on LinkedIn.  

MBA, Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Electrical Engineering, Public Health and so on.  

The system is very flexible and you need to participate in classes and exams online. Assignments and homework are provided by teachers online. If you pass the exams and finish assignments on time, you can obtain a certificate.   

Disadvantages or Limitation of Online Educational Courses:
The main problem is that you cannot interact with the teachers on campus and you don’t have lab facilities of the universities. Many experts believe, traditional education carries more value than online degrees.

To know more: please visit the following websites to understand their program and requirements and/or send e-mails to the university authorities if necessary. National ID, Passport, Graduation certificate may be asked to submit at the time of application. Some universities may conduct online oral tests via Skype.

Why You Should Donate More and Work for Social Welfare

Benefits of making the donation and working for the society

Why should I give my extra time for the social development free? Why should provide something to someone without my benefits? Giving someone does not reduce your wealth instead it helps you in various ways. Donation and voluntary work bring amazing benefits to your mind, body, and society.    

Developing yourselves: Working in a voluntary organization help you develop your leadership capacities, communication skills, team works, and other skills.
For higher studies and/or getting a job: To get a good job, you will need some working experience. However, if you are a fresh graduate, you don’t have any practical work experience. Then how will you get experience while you are studying? Volunteering, internship, and freelance works help you in this regard. 

Furthermore, working for the people increases chances to get you scholarships for the higher studies. Voluntary works prove that you are active and work for society. People like an active and industrious person.

Finding eternal peace: medical research has proved that you will get pleasure for helping others in need. For practical experience, you just give your warm clothes to a poor person, you definitely feel better. I can guarantee it. You will feel satisfied and be happier.

Removing depression/ anxiety: Voluntary work and charity definitely reduce mental disorder. To remove depression or anxiety or stress, you can work for social welfare. Moreover, it renders people improved self-esteem & self-worth. It helps you live a longer life.

Get rid of bad habits: if you are addicted to drugs and/ or masturbation, working with voluntary organizations helps you destroy these evil behaviours.

To protect the environment and the world: For our own survival, we need to save the world by cleaning the environment. There are several ways we can do it.

We can form groups or organizations to raise awareness and motivate people to protect the environment. Tree plantation is one of the initiatives which can be taken by anyone. Civil society groups and NGOs can pressure the government to implement environment-friendly policy. Environment-friendly and informed governments can pressurize the United Nations (UN) to take broad initiatives for the world environment.

Promoting Generosity in your kids: When your children observe you to give money to some people or organizations, they naturally adopt a donating-mindset. This mindset helps your kids to be good and gentle people.  

Tax Reduction:  You can write off charity on your tax return form and get a certain amount of tax rebate. Some restrictions and conditions do apply. A good number of celebrities and businessmen make a donation for this purpose.

Getting reward (Sawāb): Both Quran and hadith ensure that givers (donors) will receive Allah’s rewards both in this world and in the life hereafter. Giving donation does not reduce our wealth instead almighty Allah expands it. The philanthropists and charitable persons will be awarded highly.  

Sadaqah Jaariyah (an ‘ongoing charity’) is an amazing concept for Muslim people. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), said that “when a man dies, his deeds come to an end except three: beneficial knowledge, Sadaqah Jaariyah and a child who prays for him/ her”.

কিভাবে স্কলারশিপের জন্য প্রস্তুতি শুরু করব?

আপনার যদি উচ্চ শিক্ষার জন্য উন্নত দেশে পড়াশুনা করার ইচ্ছা থাকে তাহলে আপনা উচিৎ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় পড়া অবস্থায় প্ল্যান রা প্রথমেই কিছু প্রশ্নের উত্তর আপনাকে নিজেকে দিতে হবে। যেমন
/ আপনি স্কলারশিপ নিয়ে যেতে চান নাকি নিজের খরচ দিয়ে হলেও বিদেশে গিয়ে পড়বেন?
/ আপনি মূলত কোন দেশে যেতে চান?
/ আপনি কি পড়ালেখা করে কি সেই দেশে থেকে যাবেন?
/ উচ্চ শিক্ষা শেষ করে আপনি কি করবেন?
আপনার উচ্চশিক্ষার উদ্দেশ্য অনুযায়ী আপনাকে প্রিপারেশন নিতে হবে।

ভালো বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়/ স্কলারশিপ পেতে হলে আপনার থাকতে হবেঃ  
¨      ভালো রেজাল্ট (3.50+ will be safe) রেজাল্ট যত কম হবে অন্যান্য বিষয় দিয়ে তত বেশি ব্যাকআপ দিতে হবে। যেমন রিসার্স/ জার্নাল পেপার বেশি করা।
¨      ভালো IELTS স্কোর  
¨      ভালো GRE & TOEFL স্কোর (For USA) ভালো GRE স্কোর থাকলে USA তে যাওয়া খুব সহজ।

>< বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় উঠে প্রথম থেকেই ভালোমত পড়াশুনা করতে হবে।

>< নিজ ডিপার্টমেন্টের সকল পরিক্ষা ইংরেজি মাধ্যমে দিবেন এতে আপনার ইংলিশ রাইটিং স্কিল অনেক ভালো হয়ে যাবে।

>< নিজ বিভাগের শিক্ষকদের সাথে ভালো সম্পর্ক রাখতে হবে।
>< শিক্ষকদের সাথে লেখালিখি (রিসার্স/ জার্নাল পেপার) করতে পারলে খুব ভালো।

>< বিশ্ববিদ্যাল এর বিভিন্ন ক্লাবের সাথে যুক্ত থাকবেন এতে আপনি হয়ে উঠবেন মাল্টি ডাইমেনশনাল। আর কার্যক্রমের সাথে একটিভ থাকলে আপনার অনেক ধরনের Leadership, Communication স্কিল বাড়বে।

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