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Are you part of the `Destination abroad' brigade for your studies? Then, your search ends here


WITH THE end of semester examinations, it's time for final year engineering students to embark on a career hunt — be it job opportunities or further studies. America, the most dreamt of destination for aspiring engineers in the country, is a few hours flight from here and information regarding university admissions and visas is just a few clicks away. A round-up of the sites that offer information on the U.S. trip.

Campus dirt

http://www.campusdirt.com: Claiming to be the unofficial guide to American colleges, the portal has a comprehensive list of American universities and colleges. Universities are graded on parameters like the professors, campus life, social life, diversity and others. The site also has feedback from various students about their campus lives. If you want to go beyond the academic curriculum of the university you want to study in, campusdirt provides you the dope. Registration is free.

U.S. education guide

http://www.useduguides.com/: A one-stop site for all queries regarding education in American universities. Information is classified based on the region of the students namely Europeans, Asians, and Latin Americans. One can search for universities and colleges, the programmes, and many other parameters, which a student should consider before selecting a university and the place s/he wants to apply to.

U.S.A. study guide

http://www.usastudyguide.com/: The site offers information on a gamut of subjects related to education in American universities. It has features like college search, admissions, financing, immigration, scholarships, system of education in universities, and life in general in American universities. It also provides links to the essay writing or the statements of purpose.

Australian universities

http://www.australian-universities.com/: This is a guide to the Australian education network. It has an exhaustive listing of Australian universities and colleges. One can search for universities by city or by State. The site has the rankings of universities, admission information, and other details like the cost of living in each State/city, accommodation and Australian student visa information.

Students' portal

http://students.idp.com: Destination Australia, this site is the perfect information provider. It explains the Australian system of education, and then delves into the details of the entry requirements for students into Australian universities. It also has information about scholarships and how to apply and bag those scholarships. The site is free of cost and has additional features like an FAQ forum.

Brain track

http://www.braintrack.com/linknav.htm?level=1&pprevid=5: Universities spread across Europe classified by regions like the central Europe, western Europe, eastern Europe and the islands find this listing on the site. Universities are again divided by the name of the country in alphabetic order. It has the most comprehensive list of all the universities in Europe and also has links to each of these. However, for individual courses and programmes, one has to go to the universities' website and browse for them.

Top 100 European universities

http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2004/Top % 20 100 % 20 European % 20 Universities.htm: This web page has a listing of the top 100 universities in Europe. For each of the universities, the site lists the regional ranking, and the world ranking. The location of the university is also provided on this page.

Personal essays

http://www.essayedge.com/graduate/essayadvice/course/: For an admission into any foreign university, a statement of purpose by the student is of vital importance as it decides his/ her admission acceptance. This site offers tips and advice on writing an effective personal essay or the statement of purpose. The essays are edited by Harvard-educated editors. It also has sample essays for display.

MS dreams

http://www.msdreamz.com/: It is designed to help Indian aspirants aiming for an M.S. degree in the U.S.A. It offers a step-by-step approach to working one's way through the university admissions and visa. A really useful site as it caters to Indian students.

AYYAPPA NAGUBANDI

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