Recent outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has sent the entire world under a lockdown. With most of the countries introducing travel restrictions, many students aspiring to study abroad have started to worry. Colleges and universities across the globe are initiating online learning programmes as an alternative to the traditional classroom learning. However, studies show that more than 68% of students who study abroad are looking for global exposure and cultural exchange which cannot be delivered from online learning. This article will give you a summary about how coronavirus outbreak has impacted international education and what all options are available for students to study abroad without wasting their whole year.
Coronavirus impact on global higher education –
- A sudden outbreak of coronavirus has forced colleges and universities across the globe to adapt digital learning in a unplanned and hasty manner.
- Top universities around the world see an average of around 30% of students coming from foreign countries every year and hence, they are introducing distance learning programs to cater to this audience.
- More than 77 million students pursuing higher education are at risk of delayed examinations, results, admission processes and a potential gap year.
Do you want to study abroad but unable to travel this year due to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak? If yes, then here’s what you can do.
Continue study abroad without wasting a whole year
RAGC has introduced 1 Year International Diploma and Degree Foundation Programme in India in affiliation with Pearson Education, UK. You can pursue 1st year of International Diploma and Degree from India and continue to the second year with universities abroad. This globally recognised course by Pearson and regulated by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), UK enables students to progress directly to the second year at universities abroad so that they don’t waste their one academic year.
At RAGC, we’re on a mission to provide international standard education to Indian students at their home country and prepare them for global industry requirements. Under this programme, students are evaluated as per international guidelines of Pearson and are given the complete exposure to the industry not limiting the course curriculum to classrooms. They are also offered access to all the academic resources that a student in UK campus does to ensure that the quality of the program is maintained.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I need to reappear the first year if I change my university?
No, the 1 year Pearson programme allows you to take direct admission in 2nd year of the Degree programme in Universities worldwide.
2. Which universities accept this 1 year programme?
Pearson sets the standard for worldwide recognised qualifications aligned to the British educational system and accepted by universities worldwide including Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech). To check if your esteemed university accepts Pearson qualification, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. What are the international programmes offered by RAGC in India?
RAGC offeres a wide range of specialised programmes in the field of Automobile Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hospitality Management and, Travel and Tourism Management.
4. What is an eligibility criteria for this programme?
Students enrolling for diploma (level 3) programmes is required to have appeared 10th examination and students enrolling for Degree (level 5) are required to have appeared 12th/Diploma examination from any recognised Indian/Foreign Board/University.
5. When will the admission process start for this international programme?
Admissions process for the academic year 2020-21 has started. To submit your application online, click here
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Why do 1st year of your graduation degree in India?
- Gap Year (Don’t let the next 1 year be gap year for your studies because of Coronavirus outbreak. Continue pursuing international programmes in India)
- Economical (Concession on fees for students doing international degree programmes from India. Save on other costs such as travelling and accommodation)
- Globally Recognised (Get the same degree as the student studying at UK campus which is recognised in universities worldwide)