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US Visa Interview Experience as an Indian Student !

Jul 19,17

The US Visa Interview Experience can be intimidating one. To make it less intimidating, one can read more and more experiences related to actually visa interviews. US Visa Interview Experience as an Indian Student One of the visa interview like this is shared in the video below. This experience has been shared by an Indian student who is joining Purdue University in Fall 2017.The student has been admitted to the …

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TOEFL Cut Off Score for Universities in the USA

May 17,17

Usual TOEFL Cut off score for most of the US Universities is 79 where some universities require minimum TOEFL score of 80. Universities may set their own cut off score for TOEFL test. Some US Universities will set separate cut off score for each section. There may Universities which accepts admission though TOEFL Score and doesn’t require GRE or GMAT Score. TOEFL Cut off Score for US Universities   Arizona State University …

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MS Computer Science at University of Paderborn

May 16,17

Few words on Paderborn CS: *I am no longer studying in Paderborn so those who are studying here, feel free to comment your views as well  I am just writing generic info since I am getting lot of PM asking for the same. 1. CS Department: Its quite reputed (specially in Germany and some part of Europe). I am getting lot of queries regarding difficulty level. I would say, its not …

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Electrical Systems Engineering at University of Paderborn

May 16,17

Few words on Electrical Systems Engineering (ESE) – Paderborn University 1. There are two specializations: Electronics & Devices (ED) and Signal & information Processing(SIP); and 24 credits are same for both specializations. Moreover, you can study 12 credit subject from inter specialty and 12 credits are to be chosen from open pool of 5 subjects. so more or less , people study 60 credits of the program same. It differs …

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TU Dresden – Info regarding Elective Subjects, Student or Part Time Jobs

May 16,17

Here is some Information about Electives & Job Hunt How to Choose Electives ? Take All the Elective Course Classes for ,lets say one week and Choose the Ones you like. My suggestion is have as many credit points as possible in 1st semester since 2nd semester is a bit difficult. About student jobs: There are several possibilities. 1. University – You can get a Student Job at University for 10 hours …

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How’s the University of Paderborn for a master’s in computer science

May 16,17

Difficult to compare because most people only do a master’s at one university and the background/goals matter, too. However, my take is: The CS department at UPB is separates in four pillars: 1) Software Engineering, 2) System and Embedded Software, 3) Theoretical CS, 4) Human-Computer  Interaction (HCI). The master’s is structured into modulus of two related courses. The student chooses a specialization area from the four pillars. Then the student …

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TU Darmstadt – MS in DSS – FAQ

May 16,17

Question 1: I heard from many people that course is very tough and generally take 2.5 to 3 years to complete. Is this true? According to me, the course is doable in 2yr.  I finished all my credits in 1.5 yrs. I’m planning to do a voluntary internship just for my own desire before my thesis. So I essentially completed the course in 2yrs and I strongly disagree with the fact that the course …

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List of H1B visa Interview Questions

May 14,17

List of H1B visa Interview Questions. This article talks about H1B Visa Interview Questions asked by visa officers at different US Consulates and answers for H1B Visa Stamping. You can also add your recent H1B Visa experience in the comment section of this post. H1B Visa Interview Questions Usually consulate follow some patterns in H1B Visa Interview Questions. Set of Visa Interview questions vary from consulate to consulate and the …

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F1 VISA approved for low ranked university

May 14,17

F1 Visa approved at Mumbai for healthcare administration at Stratford University: Hello Guys, I got visa approved for spring 2015. No single document checked other than I-20 and Passport. Profile: GRE:288 TOEFL:66 Academics: 50.6 % BBA MS in healthcare administration. stratford university , Virginia US-consulate Mumbai- 8.00 am Slot date- 06/10/2014. I reached Mumbai US consulate at 7.15am. It was heavily showering.Waited in long Q outside the consulate then allowed to …

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Documents required for F1 Visa Interview

May 14,17

Documets required for F1 Visa interview. Following documents are required to show at US Consulates for the F1 Visa Interview. All US consulates in India need these documents for Student visa interview purpose. Appointment Letter Visa Appointment Letter which you can get by getting visa appointment on the web ustraveldocs.com. Read articles on How to Book a visa slot? . It explain everything about booking visa slot Unique Identification number or Visa Fee Receipt …

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Top 100 Universities in USA

May 12,17

You will have to scroll all the way to end of the article  see the ranking criteria for Best Colleges in USA. Harvard University University of Virginia University of Michigan Cornell University University of Washington Stanford University University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Florida Yale University Duke University The University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona Columbia University in the City of New York The University of Utah Princeton University – Welcome USC …

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US Universities with Easy admission Process

May 12,17

Applying to US Universities is a tedious process. “Filling application, Getting ready with required documents, Posting them to respective universities, paying postal charges and waiting weeks application packets to reach schools” – is time taking and painful. Want to apply for US Universities with very easy admission process.? Following schools simply requires you to fill online application and Recommendation letters, SOPs, Transcripts can be uploaded Online. So no need to …

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Cheap Courier Services to USA

May 12,17

Many universities will ask you to send transcripts, LORs, financial documents and many such things by surface mail. So you should know about the cheap courier services to USA and approximate cost to send your packets. This will definitely help you save few bucks during your application process.. CHEAP COURIER SERVICES TO SEND YOUR APPLICATION MATERIAL Application to universities in USA is a long process and also expensive. You would …

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Conditional Admission (I-20) from University for Low IELTS Score

May 12,17

I got Conditional Admission for MS program in TAMUK. What do you suggest me to acecept i-20 with Conditional Admission or taking IELTS Again for Full time admission. Can i change my Conditional admission to Full Time Grad Student admission at later time if i take IELTa again and get good score. Here is the message from University. What are the visa chances with Conditional Admission? As I was processing …

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How to select US Universities for MS & MBA | Study Abroad

May 12,17

How is it to select U.S. universities for graduate school admission (MS, MBA) ? This will be a 3 part article and by the end of 3 parts, you will be able to make a selection of U.S. universities with confidence and in the right way. This guide will list 12 different questions you have to answer for every university before making a final decision. U.S. University Selection Factors Tuition Fees Cost …

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Name Mismatch in Certificates | MS in US

May 12,17

Following is the email conversation with Praveen about variety of topics. University Selection Admission Decision Name Change in Passport Names between Marksheet, Blank Surname in Passport. This is lengthy article, but it has useful information to any prospective student applying to U.S. Universities. Praveen : How long does it take for grad schools to generally respond to packets and inform if the admit is given/rejected/waitlisted? Also lets say if I have get …

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List of Temples in Germany

May 11,17

List of Hindu Temples in Germany NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA Dortmund  Sri Sivaparvati temple Blücher Str-57, 44143 Dortmund. Essen  Sri Kathirvelauthaswamy Temple e.VKlosterstr.49a 45139 Essen. http://www.murugan-temple.com Dharam Kendre MandirBurggrafenstr-10, 5139 Essen. Tel.: 0201 2487220 Hamm  Sri Ganesh templeFerdinand Poggel Str. 25, 59065 Hamm. Tel.: 02381 162686 Sri Kamatchi Ambal TempleSiegenbeckstr-04, 59071 Hamm-Uentrop. Tel.:02388 302223 Thiru Nallur Sri Arumuka Velalakan templeRoonstr-2 a, 59065 Hamm. Tel.:02381 29103 Castrop-Rauxel  Sri Jayavera Anjaaneya templeBahnhof Straße 290, 44579 …

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Finding a Part-time Job in Germany For Students

May 11,17

Earning a bit of extra cash besides studying A glance in your purse or wallet and it’s easy to decide: You need some cash and so a part-time job. Perhaps you’d like to gain some experience in the German job market? Or make new contacts and put yourself to the test? There are plenty of reasons why students go to work while also studying. Just like the paths to a …

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Living Cost in Germany For Students

May 11,17

Cost of living in Germany As a rule of thumb: around 660 euro per month is required for a course of study in Germany. The cost of living is relatively high in Germany – 660 euro allows a modest lifestyle and no more. The important aspect in any case is to maintain fixed costs, e.g. rent, as low as possible. Living in Germany is not cheap and an economically priced room, possibly …

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Money Savings Tips for Students in abroad

May 11,17

100 Money Saving Tips for Students in ABROAD Lets talk about money savings , personal finance for students. If you don’t have work experience before coming to abroad, students usually find it tough to understand finance concepts, credit score, credit history, bank accounts and other finance terms. This  blog post will give an overview about how to handle money how to save money how to avoid credit card traps how …

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FAQ’s on Working in Germany for International Students

May 11,17

Finding a job after graduation Is it easier to find a job with a master’s degree or with a doctoral degree? This depends on the job you are looking for. If you want to work in research, for example in natural sciences, a doctoral degree is recommended. But for both holders of master’s and doctoral degrees there are many job opportunities. Regarding jobs and studies in Germany, is it mandatory …

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A Wonderful Write-Up about Germany

May 11,17

Wie Geht Es Ihnen ? Before you plan to rubbish this article because the title seems to be written in Greek, let me enlighten your soul and tell you that it’s written in German (or “Deutsch” as the Germans prefer).The title means:” How do you do?”; a question when asked to me in English promptly coerces me to assume a lascivious posture and say : “I do like this”. 🙂 Anyways, …

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Germany dos and don’ts

May 11,17

Are you planning a trip to Germany? Like every country, Germany has its own set of unique customs. Something that you’re used to doing in your country might be considered rude in Germany. Do Shake hands when you’re introduced to someone – it’s impolite not to. Say Prost! (cheers!) before you sip your beer – and look your drinking buddy in the eye when you say it. Feel free to have …

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Germany Survival Tips

May 11,17

First of all, make sure you’ve a glance at this document on Predeparture Tips. Germany Survival Tips #1 Keep the jam/butter u get in the flight.They come in handy in the first few days when u are jetlagged and dnt feel like preparing your food. Don’t run about looking for an aquaguard/water purifier.There aint any.Accept it and fill your botttle/glass from the kitchen basin.U wont get sick.Believe me. Don’t be …

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Predeparture Guide to Germany

May 11,17

Herzlich Willkommen! A brief guide to get you started on your new journey: Pre departure stuff 1. Student Visa: You should apply for a student visa. Please look into the website of respective consulates for application procedure. 2. Accommodation: Start your search for accommodation as early as you can. Ask whether the room is furnished or unfurnished. Ask about the bedding and towels. If possible do not arrive at weekend or late night. If you …

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