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FAQs

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Why should I study abroad?

In our increasingly interdependent world, studying abroad can add to your college experience and boost your resume while you can change your world in ways that are both visible to you personally, and visible to your friends, family, teachers, and future peers and colleagues.

There are practical benefits of studying abroad like gaining language fluency, developing critical intercultural communication skills, and forming lifelong connections that span the globe and often last a lifetime. International experiences appeal to both employers and graduate school admissions counselors.

How much will it cost to study internationally?

The costs associated with 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.

Will studying internationally help me find a good job?

Your career prospects will benefit hugely from your experience of studying, living and socialising overseas. It’s your opportunity to develop a wealth of new skills, perspectives and stronger English language skills and seek work experience from the kind of employers you’d like to work for.

Will my overseas qualification be accepted in my home country?

The skills and qualifications employers and professional registration bodies require will vary from country to country. If, for example, you are working towards a career with strict entry requirements such as medicine, engineering, accounting or teaching, do some research with the relevant registration bodies in your home country for advice.

Are there any scholarships or resources to help me fund raise for my program fee?

There are various scholarships and bursaries available for international students. The amount and availability varies by the level of study and institution. Scholarships are competitive and you need to demonstrate exceptional academic achievements to earn them. Governments and other organisations also provide scholarships and awards to help international students fund their international studies. Contact us we will assist you easily gain a scholarship to study abroad.

Can I work and study at the same time?

Working while you study can complement your educational and living experience. If you pursue a course at degree level or above you may be permitted to work while on an international student visa. Before you undertake any paid work, ensure that your visa permits it. The opportunity for students to work part-time during their studies varies from country to country.

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.

What’s the difference between a college and a university?

Colleges offer only undergraduate degrees while universities offer graduate degrees as well, but the terms are often used interchangeably.

What is the academic calendar for universities around the world?

The academic year usually runs from August through May with breaks for holidays. Most universities use either the semester system (two terms), the quarter system (students attend three out of four total terms), or the trimester system (three terms).

What is the difference between "Undergraduate" and "Graduate" degrees?

Undergraduate programs follow high school and lead to an associate (two-year) degree or a bachelor (four-year) degree. Graduate programs follow a bachelor’s degree and lead to a master’s or doctoral degree.

What is the difference between online studies and distance studies?

Essentially there is no difference.

What is distance education?

Distance education occurs when a student and an instructor are in different places. Learning occurs by mail, telephone, internet, or by other means. Its available at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

How long will my degree course take if I study abroad.

The average length for degree programmes is:

Bachelor’s degree programme: 3 yearsMaster’s degree programme: 2-year doctorate/Ph.D.: 3 years

When is the application deadline?
What documentation should I submit with my application?

You may be asked to provide some supporting documentation as part of your application. Once again, requirements vary depending on the country and university, but international students are often asked to provide the following:

(a)Passport photos for identification

(b) A statement of purpose

(c) CV/résumé

(d) Academic references/ letters of recommendation Certificate

(e) transcripts of your secondary education

(f) Proof of English-language proficiency (e.g. a TOEFL/IELTS certificate, for schools in English-speaking countries), or other language testAdmissions test results (e.g. GMAT/GRE results, for graduate programs)

What is a GPA?

Grade Point Average (GPA) is a numeric indicator for a student’s academic performance which is calculated on a scale of 4.0.

What are English language proficiency requirements?

Many universities and colleges around the world require an English language proficiency test before admission to ensure the student can cope with an english based tuition.

The most common tests of English language ability are the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and the Pearson Test of English (PTE).

For which countries are English language proficiency tests mandatory?

Each country, even each higher education institution, decides on its admission requirements. We would recommend contacting the International Office of your selected higher education institution to ask for detailed information on its specific requirements regarding English language certificates.

What are Standardized Tests for admission?

Most colleges and universities will require that both undergraduate and graduate students applying for admission take one or more standardized admission tests. They are intended to provide a common measure for comparing the abilities of students who come from a variety of educational backgrounds and institutions.

What are the various types Standardized Tests for admission? Undergraduate Level Examinations

(a) SAT: A standardized test to evaluate the written, verbal and mathematical skills of the applicants.

(b) ACT: To test the student’s ability in English, Math, Science, Reading and Writing sections.

 

Graduate-Level Examinations

(a) GRE: A standardized test of verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing for graduate-level study.

(b) GMAT: A standardized test for MBA applicants and for business programs that measures basic verbal, mathematical, analytical writing and integrated reasoning skills.

(C) MCAT: A standardized examination that assesses problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles essential for the study of medicine.

(d) LSAT: A standardized test to measure the reading and verbal reasoning skills used by the law schools as an assessment factor for admission.

(e) DAT: A test to measure general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability, used for admission to Dental schools. 

What is the difference between a F-1 and J-1 visa?

An F-1 visa is a student visa that is needed to study at a college, school or university in the USA. A J-1 visa is for an exchange student for a temporary stay in the USA. 

Do I need to have a health check /immunization done before getting a student visa for USA?

No, the US government does not require any specific immunizations. However, the University Health Service (UHS) strongly recommends that students come to school fully immunized to protect them.

Do I need to have a health check /immunization done before getting a student visa for USA?

No, the US government does not require any specific immunizations. However, the University Health Service (UHS) strongly recommends that students come to school fully immunized to protect them.

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