Useful Links – Shatakshee Educational Foundation
12-years

Useful Links

Useful Links: USA

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/edlite-index.html

U.S. Network on Education Information

www.usastudyguide.com

Overview of the U.S. Education System

http://educationusa.state.gov/

Guide to U.S. higher education

http://iienetwork.org/

Institute of international education for education professionals

http://www.linkroll.com/vocational-school/an-in-depth-look-of-todays-vocational-education.php

In- depth look at vocational education

http://www.internationalstudent.com/

International student exchange and studya broad centre

www.abroadplanet.com

International Students Portal

http://profiles.studyusa.com

Study in the U.S.

http://www.airc-education.org

American Independent Recruitment Council

http://www.khake.com/page50.html

Career and Technical Vocational Education Resources

http://www.agri.wsu.edu/acter/

Association for Career and Technical Education Research(ACTER) http://www.elearners.com/resources/agencies.asp

Accrediting Agencies

http://www.usastudyguide.com/accreditation.htm

Regional Accrediting Organisations

http://educationusa.state.gov/home/accreditation-guide

Higher education in the U.S.

http://museumca.org/usa/

Museums in the U.S.

http://www.publiclibraries.com/

Public libraries of the U.S

http://www.usahistory.info/

History of the U.S.

http://www.usastudyguide.com/americanculture.htm

American culture

http://www.census.gov/

U.S. Census Data – Statistics

http://www.weatherusa.net

Weather Report

http://www.state.gov/

U.S. Department of State

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml

Department of Education

http://www.usa.gov

Government information for the U.S.

http://www.internationalstudent.com/insurance/

International Student Insurance

http://www.usastudyguide.com/immigration.htm

Immigration information for students.

http://www.nafsa.org

Association of International Educators

http://www.aaiep.org

American Association of Intensive English Programs

http://www.state.gov/

U.S. Department of State

http://www.dhs.gov/

U.S. Department of  Homeland Security

http://www.ice.gov/

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

http://www.cbp.gov/

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

http://www.ice.gov/sevis/

Student and Exchange Visitor Programme

https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

US Jobs Portal
https://www.apple.com/jobs/us/students.html

Work with Apple
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/jobs/students.html

Work with HP
http://careers.state.gov/intern

 

Best tools for Career representing USA

 

Online Tests:

Useful Links: AUSTRALIA

www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

Official Australian Government site for studying in Australia

www.immi.gov.au

Department of Immigration and Citizenship(DIAC)

www.deewr.gov.au

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations(DEEWR)

www.aei.gov.au

Australian Education International

www.idp.com

IDP Education Australia(IDP)

www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au

Australian government culture portal

www.thesource.gov.au

Youth forum:Find information on schools

www.abs.gov.au

Australian Bureau of Statistics

www.bom.gov.au

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

www.dfat.gov.au

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

www.alga.asn.au

Australian Local Government Association

www.peo.gov.au

Parliamentary Education Office

www.gov.au

Australian, State and Territory and Local Governments

www.oshcworldcare.com.au

Overseas Student Health Cover(OSHC)

www.neasaustralia.org.au

National ELT Accreditation Scheme Limited(NEAS)

www.englishaustralia.com.au

English Australia

www.englishcafe.com.au

Links to more than 150 English– language colleges in Australia

www.dest.gov.au

National Training Framework(NTF)

www.training.com.au

Vocational education and training information

www.ntis.gov.au

The National Training Information Service(NTIS)

www.australian-universities.com

Australian Education Network University and College Guide

www.goingtouni.gov.au

Higher education website

www.auqa.edu.au

The Australian Universities Quality Agency

www.immi.gov.au

Australian Embassy website

cricos.deewr.gov.au

CRICOS Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). This is the official Australian Government website that lists all Australian education providers to offer courses to people studying in Australia on student visas and the courses offered.
Australia

https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

Official Australian Government site for studying in Australia

www.visabureau.com/australia/default.aspx

Visa and immigration information

www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1121i.pdf

Skilled occupation list

www.immi.gov.au/allforms/990i/visa-charges.htm

Visa Fees and Charges

www.themara.com.au

Migration Agents Registration Authority

www.immi.gov.au/allforms/application-forms/forms_num1.htm

Number List of all visa application forms

www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/157a.pdf

Visa application form 157A

www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/919.pdf

Appointment of Student Dependant for 919

www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1022.pdf

Notification of any changes in circumstances 1022

www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1221.pdf

Additional personal particular information form 1221

www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1229.pdf

Consent to grant an Aus visa to a child under 18

www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/26.pdf

Medical Form 26

www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/160.pdf

Radiological report form

www.ecom.immi.gov.au/inquiry/query/query.do?action=eVisa

To check the progress of an e visa application

www.immi.gov.au/students/students/chooser/

Information about student visa

Best Tools:

Useful Links: NEW ZEALAND

www.tourismnewzealand.com

General information

www.newzealand.com

General information

www.minedu.govt.nz/

Ministry of Education

http://educationcounts.govt.nz

Education Counts

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers/index.do

Education Organisation Details

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/for-providers/index.html

Quality Assurance Framework

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/index.html

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/about.html

National Qualifications Framework

http://www.fulbright.org.nz/studynz/uni.html

The New Zealand University System

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/study

Immigration New Zealand

http://www.stats.govt.nz

Statistics New Zealand

http://www.mfat.govt.nz

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

http://www.lgnz.co.nz

Local Governments New Zealand

http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/AboutParl/Education

New Zealand Parliament Education

http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf

Department of Internal Affairs(Immigration)

http://history-nz.org/

History of New Zealand

www.uni-care.org.nz

Travel and medical insurance

www.englishnewzealand.co.nz

English language schools

http://www.educationnz.org.nz/

Education New Zealand

http://www.nzapep.co.nz/

New Zealand Association of Private Education Providers

http://www.qualitycommission.co.nz

Listing of private education providers in New Zealand

http://www.newzealandeducated.com/

Information on living, working, and studying in New Zealand

http://www.fourcorners.co.nz/new-zealand/home/

New Zealand travel and vacation guide

http://www.educationpages.co.nz/

New Zealand’s leading online education directory

http://www.localeye.info/pages/?catId=2152

Industry training organisations

http://www.metservice.co.nz

New Zealand weather today

www.immigration.govt.nz

New Zealand Immigration Services

www.newzealand.com

New Zealand Official Government website

www.dol.govt.nz

Department of Labor

www.govt.nz

New Zealand Government Gateway

www.nzqa.govt.nz

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

www.nzte.govt.nz

New Zealand’s Economic & Trade Development Agency

www.nzembassy.com

New Zealand Embassy

www.newzealandeducated.com

Study in NZ, Why NZ, etc

www.newzealandnow.govt.nz

Life in New Zealand

www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/study-in-new-zealand

Study in New Zealand

www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/forms-and-guides

Forms and Guides

www.immigration.govt.nz/branch/NewDelhiBranchHome

Immigration NZ in New Delhi

www.nzembassy.com/india

New Zealand High Commission, New Delhi

Useful Links: CANADA

www.canada.gc.ca/home.html

Government of Canada Official website

www.cic.gc.ca/english

Canada Immigration Website

www.cic.gc.ca/english

Canadian Visa office India Website

www.vfs-canada.co.in/index.aspx

VFS Canada

www.cicdi.ca/395/directory-of-universities-colleges-and-schools-in-canada.canada

Universities and Colleges Directory

www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/guides/5269E.PDF

Instruction Guide to fill the student visa application

www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM1294B.PDF

Student visa application form

www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5409E.PDF

Statutory Declaration of Common law union

www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5483E.PDF

Document Checklist

www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5476E.PDF

Use of a representative

http://www.educanada.ca/index.aspx?lang=eng

Calculation of education cost

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107386.html

Information about Canada

http://www.canadianeconomy.gc.ca/english/economy

Canadian economy information

http://www.cicic.ca/382/education-in-canada.canada

Education Department of Canada

http://www.cicdi.ca/395/directory-of-universities-colleges-and-schools-in-canada.canada

List of Canadian university homepages

http://www.educationau-incanada.ca/index.aspx?lang=eng

Education in Canada

http://www.international.gc.ca/international/index.aspx?lang=eng

Canadian Foreign Affairs and International Trade

http://www.educationau-incanada.ca/index.aspx?lang=eng

Information related to cost of study, immigration, courses and universities available

http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/jl/index.html

Department of Justice Canada

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html

Statistics Canada

http://www.livingin-canada.com/cost-of-living-in-canada.html

Cost of living in Canada

http://canada.gc.ca/home.html

Government of  Canada Website
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp

Citizenship and Immigration

www.aucc.ca

Association of university and colleges

www.accc.ca

Association of community colleges

http://www.magma.ca/~harmony/MET/page3.html

Bureau of  Meteorology Canada

Best Tools:

 

Useful Links: UK

www.homeoffice.gov.uk

The Home Office

www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

UK Boarder Agency

www.jcwi.org.uk

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

www.ukvisas.gov.uk

UK Government site for entry Visas

www.direct.gov.uk

UK government Directory

www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk

UK Inland Revenue

www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk

Immigration & Nationality Directorate

www.fco.gov.uk

Directory of British Embassies Worldwide

www.educationuk.org

British Council

www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk/

UK Student VISAS

www.directgov.uk

Public services in the U.K.: Info on education and student finances for EUcitizens

www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/ukinfo/

Interactive map locations of universities throughout U.K.

www.educationuk.org

British Council website with links to the different countries in the U.K.

www.ukstatistics.gov.uk

Office for National Statistics, U.K.

www.economywatch.com

Economy Watch Website – Economy, Investment, and Finance Reports

www.britishcouncil.org

British Council

www.culture.gov.uk

Department of Culture, Media, and Sport

www.dius.gov.uk

Department of Innovation and University Skills(Department of Business and Skills) – covers both further education and higher education

www.ucas.com

UCAS manages all applications for university– level courses in theU.K.

www.ukcisa.org

U.K. Council for International Students Affairs – info on fees, funding, and support

www.iefa.org

International Education Financial Aid website

www.i-studentadvisor.com

Student Advisor Website – International interactive education guides

www.uk.internationalstudent.com

Comprehensive information for prospective international students

www.nus.org.uk

National Union of Students: advice on living in the U.K.

www.ukvisas.gov.uk

Home Office – U.K. Border Agency: general information on studentvisas

www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.au/studyingintheuk

Detailed information on student visa requirements

www.ielts.org

International English Language Testing System: English language proficiency testing

www.collegesinbritain.co.uk

Search facilities for all colleges in the four U.K. countries

www.EducationinBritain.info

Information for international students on courses

www.enjoyengland.com

Official website for tourism in England

www.visitlondon.com

London tourism

 

Scotland

www.scotland.gov.uk

Higher education website

www.universities-scotland.ac.uk

Universities Scotland

www.sfeu.ac.uk

Scotland Further Education Unit- information on Scotland’s colleges

www.scotland.org.uk

Scottish business and economy

www.scottishlaw.org.uk

Collectionof websites with information on Scottish law

www.visitscotland.com

Official website of Scottish Tourism Board

 

Wales

www.walesinternationalconsortium.com

Information on study in Wales for international students

www.newydd.cymru.gov.uk

Wales Assembly Government Website – Education and Skills

www.hefcw.ac.uk

Official website of Higher Education Funding council for Wales

www.visitwales.co.uk

Official tourism website of the Wales Assembly Government

www.wales.com

Official gateway to Wales site including living and studying in Wales

 

NorthernIreland

www.delni.gov.uk

Department for Employment and Learning – Northern Ireland

www.nidirect.gov.uk

Official government website for Northern Ireland citizens

www.educationuk.org

British Council education website: link to Northern Ireland homepage

www.ukcisa.org.uk

U.K. Council for International Student Affairs: visas, working in the U.K.

www.qcda.gov.uk

Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency, U.K.

www.equalityni.org

Equality Commission of Northern Ireland

www.nisra.gov.uk

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ni

Met Office U.K. – Northern Ireland

www.discovernorthernireland.com

Northern Ireland Tourism Board Website

www.culturenorthernireland.org

Cultural atlas and events information website

Useful Links: GERMANY

www.deutschland.de

Deutschland Portal: Official portal to access information on Germany

www.bmbf.de

Official site of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

www.studienwahl.de

Study programmes in Germany

www.eduserver.de

Deutsche Bildungs server: Information on the education system and access to web-based

education information in Germany

www.eubusiness.com/Germany/econ

EU Business Site: Information on German economy

www.imf.org

International Monetary Fund site for IMF reports on German economy

www.hs-kompass2.de/kompass/xml/index_en.htm

HRK: Information on higher education institutions

www.study-in-germany.de

Deutsche Welle: Information on studying in Germany and student visas

www.auswaertiges-amt.de

German Foreign Office

www.internationale-studierende.de

Deutsches Studenten werk(GermanStudentUnion)

www2.zvs.de– ZVS

Central Office for the Allocation of Study Places website(university placement)

www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de

Information on German government, society, and culture

www.germanculture.com

Information on German society: population, culture, education, healthcare

www.germany-tourism.de

German National Tourist Board

Useful Links: Switzerland

www.ch.ch

The Swiss Government Portal

www.swissworld.org

Your Gateway to Switzerland: published by the Department of Foreign Affairs

www.admin.ch

The Federal Authorities links to all federal government departments

www.bfs.admin.ch

Swiss Federal Statistical Office

www.educa.ch

The Swiss Education Server: information on the education system at all levels

www.bbt.admin.ch

Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology(OPET)

www.swissuniversity.ch

Information on the higher education courses available in Switzerland

www.crus.ch/information-programme/study-in-switzerland.html?L=2

CRUS page with list of documents required for registration for a permit for

EU/EFTA students

http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/reps/nameri/vusa/wasemb/scitec/study/prinf.html

Living in Switzerland page on Federal Department of Foreign Affairs site

www.justlanded.com

Just Landed – Living Abroad website: Useful information on Switzerland

www.myswitzerland.com

Swiss National Tourist Office

www.switzerlandisyours.com

Information on living in Switzerland

 Useful Links: NETHERLAND

www.studyinholland.nl

(NUFFIC’s website): General information about studying in Holland

www.government.nl

Official site of the Netherlands Government

www.dutchgovernment.com

Unofficial site for information on the Netherlands system of government

www.postbus51.nl

Information on different areas of government including education and health

www.minocw.nl

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science site

www.cpb.nl

Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis: information on the economy

www.eubusiness.com/Netherlands

Information on the Netherlands economy

www.iisg.nl

International Institute of Social History(Amsterdam)

www.internationalstudy.nl

Information for international students

www.studychoice123.nl

Compares all highereducation courses taught in English in the Netherlands

www.esn.org–Erasmus

Student Network: Student Support Organization

www.studentsupport.nl/aegee

Association des EtatsGénéraux des Etudiants de l’Europe(AEGEE)

www.ind.nl

IND organization website for entry into the Netherlands

www.europa.eu

European Union: information on studying abroad by EU nationals in EU countries

www.holland.com

Netherlands Board of Tourism

www.movetothenetherlands.com

Information on the Netherlands, including living and studying

Useful Links: France

www.diplomatie.gouv.fr

Ministry of Foreign and EuropeanAffairs

www.education.gouv.fr

Ministère de L’éducation Nationale: Information on the French education system

www.vosdroits.service-public.fr

DDTEFP –La Direction Départementale du Travail, de L’emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle:Assesses and issues work permits, info on social security

www.oecd.org

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD)

www.europa.eu

the European Union(EU)

www.eubusiness.com/France/econ

EU Business site: Information on French economy

www.imf.org

International Monetary Fund(IMF) reports on French economy

www.ceftunisie.org

A commercial portal for tertiary/higher education in France and careers

www.intstudy.com/visafran.htm

The International Education Site: Information on student visas

www.francetourism.com

French Tourist Office for Travel and Tourism

www.justlanded.com

Just Landed – Living Abroad website: Useful information, services and links

www.discoverfrance.net

Commercial site for arrange of tourist information on France

www.france-voyage.com

Commercial site with easya ccess to information on every region in France

Useful Links: SPAIN

www.sispain.org

Si Spain(Si Espana): Information on extensive range of topics about Spain

www.spainexpat.com

Site for expatriates in Spain: links to government departments(Ministeros)

www.oecd.org

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD)

http://europa.eu/abc/european_countries/index_en.htm

The European Union(EU)

www.eubusiness.com

EU Business site: information on Spanish economy

www.imf.org

International Monetary Fund: IMF reports on Spanish economy

www.economywatch.com

Economy Watch: Information on Spanish economy

www.meo.es

Ministry of Education(Ministero de Educación)

www.europa.eu

European Commission for Education and Training

www.rediris.es/rediris/centros/univ.es.phtml

List of universities in Spain with links to institutions

www.gostudyspain.es

Go Study Spain: Information on student visas, accommodation

www.spain-visas.com

Commercial site offering legal services, information on visa requirements

www.tourspain.es

Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce(Mnistero de Industria,Turismoy   

Comercio)

www.spain.info

Official site and portal of the Ministero de Turismo de España

Useful Links: ITALY

www.oecd.org

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD)

http://europa.eu/abc/european_countries/index_en.htm

The portal site of the European Union(EU)

www.eubusiness.com/Italy/econ

EU Business site: Information on Italian economy

www.imf.org

International Monetary Fund: IMF reports on Italian economy

www.economywatch.com

Economy Watch website: Information on Italian economy

www.istruzione.it

Ministero Dell’I struzione Dell’università E Della Ricerca(Ministry of Public Instruction)

www.study-in-italy.it

Study in Italy: information for international students

www.esteri.it/visti/index_eng.asp

Ministryof ForeignAffairs(Ministerodegliaffariesteri)

www.consnewyork.esteri.it

Consulate General of Italy inNew York: student visa requirements

www.esteri.it/MAE/EN/

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Information on Italy

www.justlanded.com

Just Landed – Living Abroad website: Useful information, services, and links

www.italianculture.net

Il Portale dell’ Italia Culturale: Cultural activities and regional culture

www.lifeinitaly.com

Commercial site with range of information on living in/visiting Italy

Useful Links: MALTA

www.nso.gov.mt

National Statistics Office of Malta

www.gov.mt

Government of Malta

www.europa.eu

Portal site of the European Union(EU)

www.education.gov.mt

Ministryof Education,Culture,Youth and Sport: Information on Maltese education system structure, Malta Qualifications Council, student services, English as a Foreign Language

www.nche.gov.mt

National Commission for Higher Education: Further/higher education institutions

www.um.edu.mt

University of Malta

www.mcast.edu.mt

Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology(MCAST)

www.aboutmalta.com

Online guide to Malta: Information on arts, education, folklore, businesss and finance

www.visitmalta.com

Official MaltaTourism website

www.malta.com

Essential Guide to Malta: Information including accommodation and events calendar

www.maltaculture.com

Malta Council for Culture and the Arts