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The Complete Guide to Study Abroad

Innumerable students decide to study abroad because they strongly believe that an education abroad will enhance their career prospects. There are countless reasons for the same. An education abroad is seen as an impeccable opportunity for a great lifestyle, pupils get the best of both worlds.

Therefore, cutting to the chase, nearly every parent wants their child, to study abroad for enhanced career opportunities. Studying abroad is the best way to gain international exposure. Want to know the complete guide as to how to study abroad? You've come to the right place, this article looks to provide you with, which will help you understand the study abroad process.

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Select the course

Through the years, overseas education is gaining significance, this can be attributed to the fact that more and more students graduate each year from abroad. Undertaking a specialization allows one to develop their skills to stand out in this competitive world. Hence, curating the perfect course that is in tandem with your interests and skill set is one of the most crucial decisions you will undertake. It is imperative to understand that the chosen field of the subject plays a pivotal role in shaping your career. Choose a course keeping your profiles and requirements in vision. Make sure it fits your future and academic goals perfectly.

Selecting Country and University

Selecting the perfect university can be as challenging as selecting the country. You must balance both, and select that which offers quality education amidst so many options available. Choosing the country and the university may appear to be an arduous task, however you can try shortlisting the right option which fits your profile the best. Start by making a list of requirements that would make the process simpler. Take into consideration factors like quality, budget, work permit, PR, etc. Upon having a clear choice, you can select a university, by being aware of the tuition fees and living expenses.

Costs to study abroad

You must make arrangements for tuition fees and living expenses. It is imperative that you show sufficient funds for the same, as it required during the visa process. Before traveling abroad would be the next task, as it is mandatory for processing visas. You can curtail the tuition fees with grants and scholarships, and make necessary adjustments for living expenses. You can also avail education loans to study abroad.

Language and Standardized Tests

Students will be required to give a varied number of tests such as the likes of IELTS, which assess the student's abilities in areas of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The score will be on a scale of 1-9 and most universities prefer an overall band of 6 or 6.5 for the undergraduate program and 7 and above for postgraduate admissions.

The TOEFL is another English proficiency test to assess student's capacity to understand English. Scores are on a scale from 0-120. Each section like Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing has a scorecard ranging from 0-30. The overall desired score can range from 88-120 depending on the university and course. Standardized tests that students may be required to give include the SAT, MBA aspirants need to clear either the GMAT or GRE. A good score also aids in financial support when looking for scholarships.

Intake

You should start the admission process, 6 months prior to the application deadline. Majorly universities have two intakes but some have multiple intakes as well.

Application Procedure

University applications can either be online or offline depending on the university requirement. Most have an application fee that the student needs to pay when making an application to study abroad. Along with the application, copies original academic credentials with the IELTS/TOEFL score card should be sent for the university to verify. Similarly, if you have work experience the you will have to submit an experience letter from all the organizations. If you have a gap during academics a validation for the same should be provided. Along with this, you are required to submit documents like the SOP which is an essay describing your accomplishments in life. You are also required to submit a Letter of Recommendation, by an academic faulty that highlights your skills and experiences.

Receiving Offer letter

Based on the documents, University issues Conditional or Unconditional offer letter for acceptance.

Visa

The visa process varies depending on the country under consideration.

Pre-departure

Lastly you need to make considerations for accommodation, student insurance, and discounts on travel and telecom facilities.

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Student Testimonials:

Edwise has helped me with all the process. My counsellor helped me in all the procedure and I am very happy with their service. Thank you.

Name - Anuj
Country - New Zealand
University - AUT University

Edwise is really helpful in all the steps which helps you to make your process easier. I would recommend Edwise to all my friends who is interested in study abroad. Thank you.

Name - Rohit Pichaya
Country - Singapore
University - Curtin Singapore

Edwise helped me put my fears and concerns away and guided me all through and through. The counsellors happen to be very efficient with their work and equally knowledgeable. All my questions and concerns were taken and discussed seriously; my counsellor understood my requirements and helped me achieve the same.

Name - J Chetan Kumar
Country - Ireland
University - Dublin Business School

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.


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