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What You Need To Know About Funding Your Studies

June 2017

There are many who think that the cost of studying abroad puts higher education out of the question for them. However, whether you are eligible for a scholarship or get the opportunity to work a part time job, there are several other ways in which you can fund your studies abroad. There are a variety of scholarships and grants for just about every kind of study program and study location. You can research the options available to you. Mentioned below are the some ways in which you can fund your studies. Explore your options to find out what financial tools are available for you.

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Scholarships are a great way of helping you fund your studies abroad, while it may not cover all your study costs; it is an option that everyone should be well informed about. Each scholarship has its own eligibility criteria, and can be awarded on several guidelines ranging from academic excellence and study programs to extracurricular activities. Some scholarships are even offered to candidates based on the level of degrees. Knowing where your strengths lie will help you narrow down the different types of scholarships you can apply to. Do not limit yourself to one particular subject area, rather ensure that you broaden your search and look into scholarships for similar courses.

Working part time

Working part time when studying abroad is another great way of funding your overseas education, this will not only help you earn some extra money, but will additionally allow you to take care of your living expenses. Many companies offer flexible working hours for students. However, it is essential that you understand the working laws of your host country before you begin applying. There are several part time jobs you can take up when studying abroad, from being a tutor, to even working in a restaurant or a store. Speaking with someone from the international office will help you learn of the options available to you.

Need based scholarships

Need based scholarships are grants given to candidates in need of financial assistance, eligibility for these scholarships are based solely on the income and assets of a student's family. It is important that you follow up with the required documentation and paper work for these grants as soon as possible, as they are determined on a first come first served basis in some Universities.

Teaching & Research Assistantship

Among the various forms of financial support available to students, there are also Teaching and Research assistantships. These opportunities are accessed through each academic unit and faculty members. Both Teaching and Research assistantships generally include a partial tuition waiver and a stipend.

Educational Loans

An educational loan is another way in which you can fund your overseas studies, it will take care of all your education related expenses. Although, before you begin shortlisting banks, ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria. Several candidates use educational loans to pay for all or part of their study abroad program.

Student Testimonials

Thanks to the invaluable guidance Iireceived at Edwise. Their suggestions and involvement right from shortlisting of colleges to the education loan till the application for the visa has been remarkable. I wouldn't think twice before recommending Edwise to anyone.

Name - Neha Nayak
Country - Canada
University - Algonquin

"My experience with Edwise was very good and they helped me in all the possible ways. I wish all the best to Edwise and please continue with the great service provided to students who aspire to study abroad."

Name - Balaram S Shanmugam
Country - UK
University - Bedfordshire University

Edwise was very helpful and processed my loan before the desired date of visa. Personalised attention was given by the education loan department. Edwise has helped me out extensively through a reasonable and useful solution of paying for my education in UK."

Name - Chetan Raipurkar
Country - UK
University - Cardiff University

"I had a wonderful experience with Edwise. They helped me from deciding Universities till visa process. They make the process organized and systematic. My counselor was a great support. She helped me in every step. For a person who is struggling to choose between universities and needs help. Edwise is the right place."

Name - Soumya B
Country - USA
University - NCSU

"My experience with Edwise was good with the counselor being very supportive in every step of admission and also guided for scholarship. I would like to thank my counselor. Without her effort it would have not been possible. Chase your dreams park your problems to Edwise."

Name - Helvi Tandel
Country - USA

"The loan processing was done within 15 days without any problem.To my surprise, my loan was processed and even sent to the university on time. Meanwhile i got my visa also. I am really grateful to Edwise for helping getting this loan. Special thanks to Edwise as they were very co-operative and guided me to the right place."

Name - Jasmeet Kaur
Country - Australia
University - Deakin University

"It was awesome from the very first day. I was accompanied by the inspiring attitude and helpful behaviour. They helped me with my application, documents and even with scholarship and untimely visa.

Name - Moinak Singha
Country - Ireland
University - University of College Dublin

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.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding the best suited program for you.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

Also read: 6 Reasons Why Every International Student Needs a Credit Card


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