The third edition of The Hindu Education Plus International Education Fair is here. Your gateway to studying abroad, the event promises to be a one-stop place to get all your queries answered.

Are you someone who dreams of taking a flight to another country with that big suitcase and pursuing higher education? The Hindu Education Plus International Education Fair 2010 will help you make that crucial, informed choice.

With the number of opportunities and options in higher education growing every year, making the right choice is not a particularly easy task for students. More so, if it is about choosing colleges or universities abroad.

Which are the courses that a particular university is known for? What would be the fee charged? Will I get a scholarship? What are the eligibility criteria for applicants? What would it be like to study in that country? These are only some of the several questions that students might have.

Providing pertinent information about studying abroad with country-specific, university-specific details and also the opportunity to interact with representatives from each of the countries, The Hindu Education Plus International Education Fair 2010 is the place the students would want to be.

The increasing number of scholarships and fellowships provided by various governmental and non-governmental agencies has also worked in favour of the study abroad programmes and students would get to know about these at the fair.

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Currently, education destinations sought after by the Indian students have multiplied — ranging from your conventionally popular United States and United Kingdom, to Australia, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, Dubai, Philippines, Germany, France and Switzerland.

With an urge to have an the edge in a foreign land, to be competitive in an international arena and with financial institutions offering attractive loan schemes, there is a world of opportunities opening up for all those students aspiring for studying abroad.

The fair features education representatives from different countries and top universities, institutes and consultants from the U.S., U.K., Australia Singapore, Dubai, Canada, New Zealand, France, Germany and Malaysia.

They would put up stalls and be available to interact with students on the career options available overseas.

Counselling sessions, with course counselling, country familiarisation, visa counselling and workshops by the British Council, USEFI and STB would give students access to all information they would have to know.

Organised by The Hindu Education Plus, considered a credible guide for every student's academic and career planning, the third edition of the event seeks to create a useful forum for every aspiring student, provide complete solutions for education abroad, and bring together the education providers and students on the same platform.

Courses offered include various genres such as Engineering, Management, Medicine, IT, Fine Arts, Aviation, Animation, Fashion, Hotel Management and Hospitality and so on.

The fair will be held on May 7 and 8 at Taj Coromandel, Chennai, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., both days.

The seminar counselling sessions will include U.S. Student VISA Counselling by the U.S. Consulate Office; Canada Education by CAC, India; U.K. Education by British Council; Russia Education by RUCUS; Singapore Education by STB; Education Germany by DAAD, and Holland Education by Nuffic Neso Desk , India.

The event will also have State Bank of India offering some attractive education loans for studying abroad to deserving students.

The students and parents can meet the bank officials at the venue to get complete information on education loans.

Students will have to register at the venue. Entry to the fair is free.