What are the benefits of a global education?
Every leading organization in the world is moving global – looking for new opportunities and tapping new markets worldwide. In this scenario global citizens play an important role in driving these organizations to the next level. Therefore the need for a global education now is more than ever. Studying abroad can also be an enriching and eye-opening experience, where learning extends to the world beyond the classroom walls. Living and studying abroad helps you gain in-depth knowledge of another culture’s customs, people, and language. Simply put the benefits of studying abroad are: personal growth, international exposure and new perspective on world affairs, and career enhancement
Which country should I choose?
Several factors determine the selection of the country. These include the subject you like, the cost of study – tuition fees plus the living expenses involved, and the language you will be taught in.
When is the right time for submitting an application to the Universities?
Every foreign University/College has their intakes during a year. Some have two intakes while others may have three or only one or a rolling intake during the academic year. Majority Institutions in a particular country follow the same intake. Hence, you should initiate steps for admission process at least one year in advance for the respective intake. In some cases, you could begin these steps 3-4 months in advance as well.
What is an application package?
An application package consists of the material required by the University. It consists of Application forms Application fees Recommendations Transcripts and mark sheets Essays Financial aid form
What are the entry requirements to be accepted into a course?
Every University has its set of eligibility criteria which mostly includes minimum academic requirements, English language and entrance test requirements, relevant work experience etc. Our counsellor can help you identify relevant programs as per your profile
What if one does not have the minimum entry qualifications?
- For Undergraduate Studies if the student does not have formal qualifications, he/she can undertake a Foundation course, which usually lasts one academic year. Many colleges run the Foundation courses, as do many Universities.
- For Postgraduate Studies Students who do not have a formal degree or relevant work experience, but have satisfied the course tutor that they have a flair for the particular course, may be admitted to a conditional admission.
How much does it cost?
- The costs studying at a university or school overseas vary greatly. It depends on the nature of your chosen program, the length of your stay, the distance you travel and the kind of lifestyle you want when you get there.
- If you study through your university for one semester or full year, you’ll pay tuition to your university because you’re still enrolled there – just attending the foreign institution. You’ll pay housing to the university at which you’re studying and that cost will vary (based on proximity to the university, self-catering or catered). The cost of living will also vary depending on the country and city to which you’re going.
How long does the application process take?
We recommend you begin your application process at least a year in advance to give enough time for your applications to be processed and to prepare for your time overseas.
Are there any eligibility requirements?
Different programs are right for different people. For example, you may need prior language experience or a higher GPA for some school-based programs, while for others there won’t be any academic or language skills requirements. You can find eligibility requirements on each program’s page
Can one work while studying overseas?
It depends on the length and type of program you will be attending. Your eligibility to work will be shown on the immigration stamp in your passport. International students are allowed to work for 20 hours per week during term days and full time during holidays. Many institutions have ‘Job shop’ to help students find part-time jobs. Job vacancies are also advertised in newspapers and online. There are also many national and regional employment agencies, run by both government and private organizations, which can advise on the broad range of opportunities available to their client businesses and industries. Most employers will want to see your resume and sometimes; they take an interview before hiring.
Is a 16th year of education needed to study abroad?
Sixteen years of undergraduate education for admission is mandatory in US and Canadian universities, however a few universities have put aside this requirement now. But in all circumstances, it is better to pursue at least one year of a post graduate degree course and fulfil this requirement before you apply. Universities in UK, Australia, and New Zealand follow the 15 years of undergraduate and hence don’t need a 16th year.
What is financial aid?
Financial aid is a means by which students can reduce or eliminate the expenses that they will incur in the course of their education overseas.
What are financial aid packages?
A University offers a financial aid package, which consists of scholarships/grant and an on-campus employment program for the student. Hence this package helps students to pay a significant amount of their total expenses while studying overseas.
How can one apply for financial aid?
Your education counsellor coordinates with the Universities, to send the financial aid form, which you should finish and submit before the financial aid deadline date mentioned in the application package of the respective University.
What is TA(Teaching Assistantship)?
Teaching assistants assist a professor by teaching an undergraduate class or checking exam papers. They are paid for this job, which covers most of their expenses while at the University.
What is RA(Research Assistantship)?
Research fellowship/assistantship is an award that allows you to work in the capacity of an assistant to a professor on the research project assigned to him. As a research assistant, the student receives the tuition waiver or pays in-state tuition fees and earns additionally to sustain living expenses through their education.
What question will they ask me in the Visa interview?
Relax, there is absolutely no need to be nervous about the ‘Student Visa Interview.’ The people at the counter are friendly and will not grill you or have you for lunch! However, you should be thoroughly prepared for the questions. Our counsellor will help you prepare for the interview.