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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Students to need NOCs for visas

Dhaka, Jan 19 ( – The government will introduce a new provision making it mandatory for students to take 'no-objection' certificates from the education ministry to secure visas for studying abroad.

Additional secretary Iqbal Khan Chowdhury told a seminar in the capital on Wednesday that the obligation would be imposed as part of efforts to combat human trafficking undercover of student visas.

Law minister Shafique Ahmed also addressed the seminar titled 'Joint efforts to formulate a comprehensive law to prevent human trafficking: Next steps for implementation' as the chief guest.Centre for Women and Children Studies organised the seminar at BIAM Foundation auditorium.The minister said a section titled 'prevention' should be included in the draft Human Trafficking Prevention and Control Act-2011, formulated by the home ministry.

"A 'prevention' provision should be included in the law, identifying mechanisms to chase human trafficking gangs and ensuring their punishment."Ahmed mentioned that a large number of Bangladeshi jobseekers were leading a miserable life in different countries after they were sent there with tourist visas.He urged the departments concerned not to allow any officer below sub-inspector rank to investigate any human trafficking case.He said a law, 'Victim and Witness Protection Act', will be passed soon for security of the victims and witnesses.

Human Rights Commission chairman professor Dr Mizanur Rahman urged all concerned to combat human trafficking and ensure smooth immigration of workers.Iqbal Khan suggested measures against the investigation officers whose inefficiency helps the accused in human trafficking cases escape punishment.Expatriates welfare and overseas employment ministry joint secretary Asadul Islam, Centre for Women and Children Studies president Ishrat Shamim and Law Commission member Mohammad Abdul Mobarak also spoke, among others.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Link about the Entrance exam, Outside of Finland

For Bangladeshi incoming student:

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Applicant's checklist

1.Apply online 3 January - 15 February 2011.

2.Send the required copies of non-Finnish educational certificates and language certificates by 25 February at 4.15 pm Finnish time at the latest to the admission office of your first option.

3.Entrance examination invitations and Decisions on eligibility are posted by mail in March.

4.Entrance examinations are arranged between 4 April and 6 May. The invitations will include all the details about time, location, and special arrangements. Please note, that some polytechnics/UAs do not arrange examinations anywhere else than in Finland.

5.If you are applying with an upper secondary education completed in Finland, please inform of the changes in your grade point average by 20 May 2011 at 4.15 pm at the latest.

6.Results are announced on 30 May 2010 at the earliest. Please remember that posting the results takes few days.

7.All higher education admission results are announced by 19 July 2011 at the latest.

8.Confirm your study place by returning the confirmation form by 2 August 2011 at 4.15 pm Finnish time at the latest to the higher education institution you chose as your final study place. If you do not return the form in time, you will lose your study place.

9.If you have applied with an upper secondary education completed in Finland, please attach a copy of your educational certificate(s) to the confirmation form and return them by 2 August 2011 at 4.15 pm at the latest.

10.Please remember that your admission is conditional until your original relevant certificates are checked. The polytechnic/UAS may withdraw the admission, if the applicant has given false information or has given forged document.

Application Timming: Autumn 2011, Bachelor Degree

Application period for programmes starting in Autumn 2011 starts on 3rd January and closes on 15 February 2011 at 4.15 pm Finnish time. All required attachments have to be at the admissions office of the applicant's first choice polytechnic /UAS by 25 February 2011 at 4.15 pm Finnish time. All attachments have to be posted or delivered to the admissions office, faxed or scanned copies are not accepted. Paper applications not submitted online must arrive at the admissions office of the applicant's first choice polytechnic/UAS by the end of application period at 4.15 pm Finnish time.

In 2011, all those applicants who are applying with a qualification completed somewhere else than in Finland and are not citizens of an EU/EEA-country, must provide a proof of language skill. Accepted certificates are:

* TOEFL score 550 pbt/79-80 ibt
* IELTS academic score 6.0