Studying Abroad Costs a Fortune?
With a little extra work and careful planning, studying abroad can actually be very affordable, even FREE. Apply early for financial aid and scholarships, many of which are only available to students who study abroad. Follow these tips to search for further study abroad funding:
- Start with your university’s study international admissions office. The staff there will have up to date information about different scholarships and grants to help fund your study abroad program.
- Check government websites of the country in which you will be studying abroad in. Many governments offer scholarships as an incentive to study abroad there.
Employer's don't value a degree from abroad
With globalization, international experience is only going to be a benefit when applying for jobs and pursuing a career; it certainly has a positive impact on the prospective employer. Listing on your CV that you’ve spent time abroad shows employers that you can take risks, are independent and can work with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
Will I get any scholarship?
Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria. Scholarships may not always be in the form of financial aid and are classified into many forms. The amounts will vary and can range from a few thousand rupees to complete tuition, room, board, and travel. There are different categories of scholarships. Students are required to make an application to the university under consideration when looking to attain a scholarship.
What will be the job opportunities?
There are many countries that provide an opportunity to stay back and find a job. As far as the jobs are concerned, there are multiple opportunities. Several study destinations offer stay back opportunities to international students where they can look for jobs. Not just this, even during the course, students can undertake part-time work to practically apply the knowledge they have gained. This is an outstanding aspect and many students convert learn immensely from their part time work.
Do universities provide Campus Placements like India?
Many universities abroad provide some sort of a career platform which is designed to assist international students to enhance the career exploration and job-search experience. Many students draw the benefits from the career-related resources that help students strengthen their professional profile and they are able to navigate for jobs, and build professional networks.
Am I allowed to work part time?
Majority of the countries allow international students to work along with their studies. Countries like USA, Canada, UK, Germany allows international students to work part time for 20 hours/week on their study visa.
How can I identify if the degree is recognized worldwide?
All countries have organizations that are responsible to authenticate the degree acceptability and its credibility. You can refer some websites as well to check its credibility – http://www.whed.net/results_institutions.php
Do you Guarantee admissions and visa approvals?
Any consultant or agent cannot influence: any decision made by the admission team of any University or any immigration authority; any requests for additional information before/after finalizing a visa; any delay by an immigration authority in the issuing of a visa; or a decision to refuse to grant a visa. Their decisions are totally based on their independent evaluation of your profile and documents.
Why study abroad when I can just travel?
This has to be one of most steadfast study abroad myths, but it’s also one of the most inaccurate. The key word here is “studying,” something that people who merely “travel” don’t do. Of course, travelling and sightseeing are certainly added bonuses of going abroad, but at the end of the day, students pay for an international education, something that they can’t get when they just visit an area.
Studying abroad also affords students the opportunity to interact with people of a certain culture, hone their language skills and gain a deeper insight into a culture in a way that they cannot experience when travelling. In learning about new cultures and people, students often discover that they learn more about themselves as well.
Studying abroad is dangerous
All study abroad programs available to students have been thoroughly checked in order to ensure student safety. Rest assured that governments and universities would disallow the program if there was any serious threat to the well being of students. Studying abroad however, still carries the same inherit dangers of life back home, so you should still follow common sense and trust your instincts.
You may still be required to sign a waiver of liability, but that is standard for any trip abroad. Most programs also offer a crash course of how to get around town and stay safe. Follow this advice and you’ll be fine.
Am I allowed to work part time?
The majority of the countries allow international students to work along with their studies. Countries like USA, Canada, UK, Germany allows international students to work part-time for 20 hours/week on their study vis
It is difficult for international students to survive abroad
From a cultural perspective, Australia, Europe or America are diverse and differ vastly from India. Although you may be worried about butchering the language and being criticized by the locals, the reality is that people appreciate your efforts in adopting their culture. Knowing the local language will benefit you a lot while shopping and travelling, as English is not necessarily spoken in every country. Try to have some knowledge of the history and political background of the country you are visiting so that you can be more familiar with the people there.
A lot of college life could be made easier if one were to just stop assuming things. If you are unsure about anything, ask and clarify. This not only ensures that you stay accurately informed but also assists in making decisions that aren’t fluff and lead you down the wrong drain.
Which Test you need to take ?
When should I start my application process?
ü Choose your desired Course, Country and Institute
ü Confirm which test/tests you are required to complete
|May – June||
ü Research about Different Universities and Programs
ü Preparation of your Test
|July – August||
ü Clear all the Tests
ü Arrange your documents & Scorecards
|September – October||
ü Submit your Applications online
ü Send all the documents
|November – December||ü Ensure all your applications are Under Review|
|January – February||
ü Get the Decisions on your Applications
ü Start Arranging Financial Documents
|March – April||ü Clear your Final Exams|
|May – June||ü Lodge Your Visa File|
What does my program starts ?
|Major Intake||Minor Intake||Other|
|USA||Fall (August)||Spring (January)||Summer (May)|
|Canada||Fall (September)||Winter (January)||Summer (May)|
What will be the approx cost ?
|Destination||Undergraduate Program (annually)||
|Estimated cost of living (annually)|
|Canada||CAD 12,000 to CAD 53,000||CAD 15000 – CAD 40000||Approx. CAD 10,000|
|New Zealand||NZD 20,500 to NZD 35,000||$25,000 – $40000||Approx. NZD 15,000|
|Australia||AUD 12,000 to AUD 45,000||AUD 20000 – AUD 44000||Approx. AUD 21,041|
|UK||£10,000 to £30,000||
£9500 – £30,000
|£9135 within London and £11385 within London|
|US||USD 10,000 to USD 40,000||USD 20,000 to USD 60,000||Approx. USD 20,000|
|Ireland||€9,000 to €25,000||€9,000 to €35,000||Approx. €10,000|
GRE vs GMAT
|Why Take It||The test is required for admission to most graduate schools and a growing number of business schools.||The test is required for admission to most business schools.|
|Test Structure||The GRE consists of a 60-minute Analytical Writing section – with two essays at 30 minutes each. There are two 30-minute Verbal Reasoning sections. There are two 35-minute Quantitative Reasoning sections. There’s also a 30-35 minute experimental section that can be either math or verbal.||The GMAT consists of a 30-minute Analytical Writing section with one essay, a 30-minute Integrated Reasoning section, a 62-minute Quantitative section and a 65-minute Verbal section.|
|Test Format||Offered as a computer adaptive by section exam. Paper version only offered in areas of the world where computer-delivered testing is not available.||The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test.|
|How It’s Scored||Verbal and Quantitative scores from 130 to 170 in 1-point increments.||The overall, or composite, GMAT score ranges from 200 to 800 in 10-point increments.|
|Testing Time||3.75 hours (Computer) — 3.5 hours (Paper)||3.5 hours|
|How Long Are Scores Valid For?||5 years||5 years|
IELTS vs TOEFL vs PTE
– General Training
– TOEFL iBT
– TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
– Young Learner Test
|Organiser||British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English||ETS (Educational Testing Service)||Pearson PLC Group|
|Fee||INR 12,650||US$180||INR 13,300|
|Structure||Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening||Reading, Listening, Speaking Writing,||Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening|
|Duration||2 hours 45 minutes||3 hours||3 hours|
|Score||1 to 9||0 to 120||10 to 90|
|Results||13 days after the test date||6 days after the test date||Declared online within five working days|
|Popularity||Widely popular in UK and Australia||Widely popular in the USA and Canada; 100% accepted by universities in UK, Australia, and New Zealand||Now recognized in many institutions of UK, Australia, USA, and Canada|
|Acceptance||9000+ International Colleges||11,000 universities, agencies and other institutions||Not defined yet|