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Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough?

The EU directive is somewhat vague about that and the details are left to each individual participating state. In Germany, the relevant statute is the Aufenthaltsgesetz (“Residence act”). My reading ...
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Recognition of British Computer Society Higher Education for migration for the following countries

According to NZQF (New Zealand Qualifications Framework) Postgraduate diplomas and certificates, Bachelors degrees with Honours is LEVEL 8 and can score 50 points Bachelors degrees, Graduate diplomas ...
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Studying in France and becoming a French citizen for a refugee with a Swedish residence permit

The information you received is kind of correct but it's probably a lot more difficult than you realize. In general, you have to have resided in France for five years before applying for ...
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ZAB comparability statement for german EU blue card visa

Since I have come back from German Embassy and no one else has posted an answer yet, I would try to summarize my findings in case it helps someone. So basically German Embassy needs the equivalence ...
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Education as immigrant to US

The claim by UKIP's leader is not true with respect to education. Terminology In the following I will follow the US State Department's wording for "immigrant"/"nonimmigrant": ...
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4 votes
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Can a 14-year-old US citizen living abroad with non-US citizen parents come to US for high school study if both parents have no objection?

There is no legal obstacle to this. In order to attend boarding school in the US, you need to first find a boarding school and apply for admission, which can be a very long process so you better start ...
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School options for a non-German

If she is 8 years old, that would put her at "Grundschule" (elementary school) levels in Bavaria. More specifically, in 2nd or 3rd grade, depending on month of birth and previous educational levels. ...
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What's my degree worth in Germany?

If you are interested in preparing an equivalence of your degree, you should get in touch with the Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (ZAB) which is the administration responsible for ...
3 votes

Putting my 14-year-old son in school when moving to to Amesterdam from Sweden

First of I'm British and have moved back and forth to the Netherlands quite a few times now. Amsterdam is a mixed community and most areas are very friendly. Your child will probably just be starting ...
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Do schools in the USA accept a Student for Grade 12 when he's completed his A1 level (Grade 11 in the UK)?

Your grade level placement will very much depend on what you have studied. In seeking admission to a US school, you'll present all of your school records. Those will be evaluated against what is ...
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What's my degree worth in Germany?

I don't think the field is regulated. The page from the German Foreign Office is about requirements to obtain a regular work visa, and not about the general restrictions that apply to Germans and EU ...
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What's my degree worth in Germany?

I don't think it's too difficult to get a an IT job in Germany, or elsewhere in Europe, as long as you have experience in a platform or technology that's in high demand. I'm an American who's lived in ...
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Opinions about Dutch school for kids near Delft

he went to the Rotterdam International Secondary School (RISS) in the end. We arrived in October. He had to wait until after winter break for a spot. We tried Grotius College but they didn't feel ...
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UK NARIC Statement of Comparability for Spouse Job Seekers

NARIC is an independent organization with which the UK Government contracts on an open public tender basis for an external supplier to deliver the NARIC service (no affiliation). As with any such fee-...
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Price ranges for private schools in Spain

Private schools in Spain may have public funding, which covers part of the tuition fees. This is called a "colegio concertado", and you can expect to pay around 350€/mo. The catch is that those ...
2 votes

Primary school options with Castilian in/close to Barcelona

The situation may have changed, but in 2015 it was reported that the only options for Spanish-language primary education in Cataluña were 34 private schools. However, the same article also observes ...
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How to get an H-1B without a degree?

As I understand it the CAP exemption solely exempts you from the numerical cap on H-1B's in the law, instead letting you participate in a somewhat larger limit that comes from the regulations. ...
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Getting a full time work permit in Canada after a language school?

This link gives all the information about who can apply for a post grad work permit (PGWP). In general, it depends. If you are doing a program from a sketchy college, CIC just might reject your ...
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How much money does one need to deposit in order to move to Germany for education?

Your own link to Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, the German Academic Exchange Service, is under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The 8700 Euro is an estimate, ...
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Do I need a degree in IT to apply for an EU Blue Card as a software engineer or is any degree enough?

In germany, computer science degree is required for a developer's blue card, however, it is not required for national visa (any recognized degree will work).
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I'm an American citizen. I've lived/studied abroad for a couple of years. Do I need a visa to study in France?

Having been abroad in the past doesn't give you any special rights. If you want to go to France to study, you'll have to find a university or other place of education, apply, and, if you are accepted, ...
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Education and work experience sync for Germany job seeker visa

It depends how far away are related your degree and your laboral experience... I mean e.g. if you are a Hardware Electronic developer but have been doing Embedded Software for years, then they ...
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Do I get an EU Blue Card from Germany if my degree is not listed in ANABIN and my university is listed H+

This is not a definitive answer, but I can provide an anecdotal data point. My Canadian university is listed in Anabin with H+ as well, and my specific degree is not listed in their list (still). I ...
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USA PERM Processing EB-2/EB-#/Other?

You need to have a US-equivalent baccalaureate degree. In the US it's a 4-years degree, and you have a 3-years degree. The USCIS clearly states: Education and experience may not be substituted for a ...
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If someone has a Canadian PR, can he pay tuition fees at domestic rate?

Permanent residents are not charged as international students. For example, Queen's University says: If you are not a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident (Landed Immigrant), or a person registered ...
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What is MOFA attestation in UAE

Degree Certificate Attestation for UAE is one of the mandatory requirements to get an eligible work visa in UAE. This also is practiced in other GCC countries. MOFA refers to Ministry of Foreign ...
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Move from MittelSchule to Realschule

The best advise that can be given is to talk to the school itsself. That said, the list (shown below) from the Bavarian Education Ministry states 2 possible combinations for Mittelschule -> ...
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Do I get an EU Blue Card from Germany if my degree is not listed in ANABIN and my university is listed H+

It sounds a bit strange that a degree of a top university is not listed on Anabin. Make sure you checked all variations "Bachelor of Science", "Engineering", "BSc in Computer Eng" etc. If it is ...
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Is a two and half year degree valid for New Zealand Work Permit

Your Associate Degree is probably considered level 5 or 6 in the NZQF. This counts for a certain number of points in the points-based assessment system of the Skilled Migrant category. A Bachelor's ...
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