ETS India Teams Up with Amber to Aid Students with Scholarships and Accommodation

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New Delhi, 1st July 2024: ETS India, a subsidiary of ETS, the world’s largest educational assessment, research, and measurement organization and the owner of assessments such as TOEFL® and GRE®, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with amber, a leading global student accommodation solutions provider. This strategic partnership aims to provide Indian students with enticing benefits as they prepare for and pursue higher education abroad, alleviating financial burdens and enhancing their overall experience.

Through this collaboration, ETS India is introducing a series of scholarships and competitions specifically for students taking the TOEFL and GRE tests, with a total value of approximately Rs. 50 lakhs. Key initiatives include the TOEFL India Championship, which rewards top TOEFL performers across India, promoting excellence in English language proficiency; the GRE India Contest, which identifies and awards outstanding GRE test takers, encouraging high performance; and the TOEFL UK-India Scholarship, which supports Indian students planning to study in the UK. Additionally, ETS and amber will host a series of webinars and informational sessions focusing on key destination countries such as the UK and Australia, addressing housing and accommodation challenges and providing valuable insights into early accommodation options.

Speaking on the occasion, Sachin Jain, Country Manager, ETS India & South Asia, said, “We are thrilled to partner with amber as student mobility from India is at an all-time high, and we must support this growth with robust resources. The TOEFL and GRE tests, recognized globally for their reliability and rigor, play a crucial role in helping students achieve their academic aspirations. This partnership with amber enhances our ability to support students by addressing both their educational and accommodation needs, ensuring a smooth and enriching study abroad experience. Additionally, ETS India has introduced various scholarships and competitions for individuals taking the TOEFL and GRE tests, offering a total prize pool of around Rs. 50 lakhs. We encourage students to participate and take advantage of these opportunities.”

Saurabh Goel, CEO and Co-Founder of amber, expressed his enthusiasm about partnering with ETS: “We are thrilled to join forces with a global leader like ETS to support the rising tide of student mobility from India. Our collaboration aims to alleviate one of the most significant challenges faced by students relocating to popular study destinations by offering seamless accommodation solutions. This partnership represents a strategic synergy between two market leaders committed to growth and excellence. Together with ETS, we are dedicated to enhancing the overall experience for students as they embark on their academic journeys abroad.”

According to a 2023 study by Colliers India, the student relocation within the country stood at around 11 million and is expected to touch 31 million by 2036. This highlights the critical need for reliable and high-quality student housing solutions. The ETS and amber partnership addresses this demand, providing scholarships and support, enhancing the study abroad experience by combining academic excellence with comprehensive living arrangements, and easing the financial burden on students.