Philanthropist Funds New Chinese Scholarship Program
April 25th, 2013 by Jonathan Frankel

13_stephen_schwarzman_01Stephen Schwarzman – chairman of the Blackstone Group, a U.S.-based private-equity company – believes that most Americans “know next to nothing about China.” His new Chinese scholarship program, however, hopes to change that. The new program – which was endowed with a $100 million donation from Mr. Schwarzman’s personal fortune and should be matched by an additional $200 million from outside sources in the coming months and years – will enable students to pursue a one-year master’s degree at the Beijing-based Tsinghua University. The university, which is the alma mater of many of China’s top leaders and among China’s most prestigious, will offer graduate-level programs in public policy, economics, business, international relations, and engineering as early as 2016. Read the rest of this entry »


How To Apply for an International Student Loan
April 18th, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

Woman Holding Piggy BankInternational student loans can be a helpful addition for students looking to cover their expenses. But, many students wonder how to apply for an international student loan. Most international students apply right before their academic term, typically between July and August, and so it’s important to get your documents prepared so that you’ll be ready when the time comes.

If you are wondering how to apply for an international student loan, follow these five steps to help you in your journey of applying for an international student loan: Read the rest of this entry »


Tips for Eating on a Budget
April 11th, 2013 by Jonathan Frankel

sandwich with money133532223College students come in all shapes and sizes these days but one concern unites domestic and international students alike: money. While financial concerns are a matter of course in all walks of life, international students do face unique challenges while pursing their higher education goals. That is because in addition to the academic demands faced by all students, these international students must often deal with restrictions on their ability to work and rely on international student loans to make ends meet. Still, anyone can benefit from these money-saving tips for eating on a budget. Read the rest of this entry »


International Student Enrollment Declines Due to UK Student Visa Changes
April 3rd, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel

study in the uk160141848The United Kingdom is slowly earning a new reputation among would-be international students. Although the nation – as home to such heavyweights of higher education as Oxford, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics – has long been a highly sought-after destination for international students from around the world, recent legislation has begun to mar this once-sterling renown.

Thanks to a new series of visa regulations that came into effect in April 2012, aspiring international students seeking admission to colleges and universities in the UK now face more stringent questions than ever. University officials say the government’s new immigration standards are to blame for recent declines in international student enrollment. Read the rest of this entry »