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How to Study Abroad on a Budget – A Life Hack

October 2019

As a student, education is the most important part on the Journey to becoming a successful professional. The quality of education each person receives is extremely important to their career. Overseas Education is a means of getting the best quality of education possible. The perks of studying abroad ranges from diverse culture exposure to developing and learning new skills. The possibilities are endless, if the correct choice is made. Apart from the quality of education, students choose their Universities based on a variety of factors. These factors range anywhere between weather, location and even something as simple as public services. To help make this transition, we counsel our students based on their needs and requirements. We make the best efforts to fulfill these expectations to provide a hassle free transition process.


Here are a few life hacks to being a student studying abroad to help you make the most out of your opportunity:

Destination and University

The primary and most crucial part of Overseas Education is making a decision on the country and university that the students want to attend. While choosing the country to study in, every student should compare it to different countries in terms of living expenses and also compare the benefits each country has to offer. Similarly, while choosing the University, the student has to first have a budget to work within and then compare which university provides the best curriculum for the course chosen. Both these steps play an important role in getting the most out of Education Abroad.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Once you secure your place in a University, go all out and apply for all the possible scholarships as they help you lighten the financial weight on your pockets. While a few universities offer scholarships based on your academic performance, some universities offer you scholarships based on an essay of expression or because of your extracurricular activities. Regardless of popular opinion, applying for Financial Aid is not inglorious or something shameful. While Financial Aid is mostly for students studying in the US, there are other forms of Aid available in other countries. Applying and receiving scholarships from the Universities significantly reduces the stress that students usually have when they study abroad.


Being a student exploring a new place and opportunities is a lot of fun, but studying abroad comes with increasing responsibilities. To help students cope with their expenditures, every student is suggested to take up a part time job. Students are allowed to work 20 hours part time during the main semester terms and 40 hours during vacations. Each student receives minimum wage which is variable based on country. Taking up a part time job is highly recommended, not only because of the earnings, because it also gives them new exposure to people and also learn management skills.


During the duration of the course, the basic necessity is accommodation. Almost every country provides different accommodation options to its students. The most ones are shared apartments. This is highly economical as the rent is split among the students but at the same time it is a great opportunity to meet new people from around the world. Another option is an en-suite room. This type of accommodation is private but has a limited space. A studio apartment is another option. Studio apartments are very spacious but also expensive. If you don't want to spend a lot on accommodation, another option is staying with a host family. The cost of living is reduced considerably if the student opts for this. A host family only provides you with a room to live in, this can be availed of with prior inquiry.

Student ID and Transportation

Another perk of being a student studying abroad, is the facility of a Student ID. A Student ID is basically a special ID that provides discounts to students for public transportation, entertainment and various other public services. Along with reducing cost, a Student ID also lets students explore avenues that they may have been reluctant to explore without the Student ID. In countries that do not offer the service of a Student ID, presentation of a normal college ID card also lets you avail of various discounts. Be sure to inquire about this facility with your University once your course begins. Sometimes Overseas Education seems expensive, making the right choices and following these hacks will help reduce the overall cost. These hacks are simple and can be easily followed. We work with our students to get them the best deals and make their education journey as seamless as possible. We thrive on our commitment to them and we see each applicant through.


Student Testimonials:

Its good to be a part of Edwise. Very Co-operative and friendly advisors that I encountered while pursuing my education in the United Kingdom.

Name - B Sampreethi
Country - UK
University - Southwales University

I was very comfortable with Edwise. They helped me get admissions in good university. Thank you very much to the team.

Name - Shravan Kumar
Country - France
University - Esigelic

Edwise is definitely a one-stop-shop for your dreams of studying abroad to come true, be it at the graduate level or post graduate level.

Name - Aditya Vaid
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.


For Complete Information About Study Abroad, Contact Edwise Overseas Education Consultants, on 1-800-102-0336 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.

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