Frequently Asked Questions

(1). Why should I study abroad?

It is hard to explain in a few words the many benefits an education abroad possesses. Apart from attaining a good, high-quality education, it also allows students to become culturally aware when they meet students from various backgrounds. The course structure at foreign institutions is contemporary in nature because they incorporate in themselves the latest happenings. Not just this, but they also include in them the latest developments in research and technology. The faculty employed at these institutions are stalwarts in their field, and thus, any student would be extremely lucky to be able to study from them. An international degree is highly sought after by employers and thus, opens doors of employment opportunities to its prospects.

(2). Which study destination should I choose?

There is a range of education destinations that you can choose. From the most popular such as the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. There are several upcoming destinations such as Ireland, Singapore, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and many more that you can consider.

(3). How do I decide which destination to choose?

Faced with a million possibilities it is natural to feel lost. When deciding which destination to pursue for higher education there are a few factors that you can take into consideration. Such as, understand the visa regulations to see the rules for international students, the language of communication, this will help you determine how easy it will be for you to communicate with the locals. Furthermore, you should also consider the costs of studying at a particular destination as well as the duration of the program. Look at the universities at a particular destination, to see which you like the best, it is also important to take into consideration the rankings of these universities. Moreover, as a prospective international student, it is also important that you look at the courses offered and see which fits your inclinations the best. Lastly, don't forget to consider the career opportunities that the destination offers.

(4). How much does it cost to study overseas?

The cost to study overseas includes within its ambit a range of components. Every study destination has its own range that it fits under. Not just this, but the tuition fees are also dependent on the level of study. Moreover, living expenses are also determining factors when looking at the cost component, your lifestyle is a major deciding factor for this idea. Your accommodation and travel costs are also components to consider. Therefore, when you are looking to make a budget for your overseas education, it is important to consider the above-mentioned points.

(5). How long are programs abroad?

The duration of the program is dependent on the level of study. In most cases, an undergraduate program lasts between 3-4 years. Master's programs last between 1-2 years and PhD programs take between 3-4 years to complete.

(6). What exams do I need to give?

In order to attain an education overseas, students are required to possess a certain level of English proficiency. In order to showcase the same, students are either required to give the IELTS or TOEFL or PTE. Other admission tests include the GRE/GMAT/SAT/ACT.

(7). How can I get a scholarship?

A Scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education. 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 turion, 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.

(8). Will I get a job after the completion of my program?

Several study destinations offer stay back opportunities to international students where they can look for jobs. Not just this, but even during the duration of the course, students can undertake part-time work to practically imply the learnings they have gained. This is an alluring aspect of why many students decide to study overseas.

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