James Cook varsity announces stipend

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on April 02, 2019 Published on April 02, 2019

Australia’s James Cook University (JCU) has launched an innovative International Student Merit Stipends Scholarship programme of $700 every month throughout the degree period. The selection will be based on merit.

“Generally stipends are given for students who are into research programme, however, we have changed it and students doing bachelors’ or masters’ are also eligible for the stipend,” said Vignesh Vijayaraghavan, Head of International Recruitment.

To cash in on the data boom, the university has also launched a new programme, Master of Data Science. “Today everything is data driven. So we thought it will be useful to train people on giving good quality data so that people in the decision-making situation are able to make better decisions,” Vijayaraghavan added.

JCU had also announced Masters of Global Development some time back. “Considering our visit to India, our new courses shall open gateway of opportunities for the students as well as assist them to grow in the field of science and engineering,” he said.

Australia, apart from the US, is one of the top preferred destinations for Indian students who go abroad for higher education.

Published on April 02, 2019

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