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Going abroad for an education is not difficult these days. All you have to do is be determined and work hard, and also be a little courageous. The basic steps to going abroad for an education are:
- Choose the course that is best suited for your needs.
- Decide upon the country and the university that you want to do the course from.
- Apply to the university at the right time and with the right documents. Complete all the formalities.
- Apply for a student visa.
Although all these may seem cumbersome, if you have the right consultancy to guide you, going abroad for studies can be a lot easier than what most people tell you.
Nothing is hard, not for the ones who are determined to excel and to work hard. Although with different sets of standards and a different style of teaching and learning than what we are accustomed to in India, studying abroad is not the rocket science that many people make it out to be. All you need to do is to adjust yourself to a new culture of teaching and new methods of learning. And with the right mind-set, you can do it easily.
Although there are international students studying in almost every country in the world now and most of these countries are pretty welcoming as far as international students are concerned, there are a few countries that are more preferred by international students than others. Some of the most preferred countries by international students are United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, Germany & Italy. Besides these, there are many other countries which are a favorite destination for those wanting to study abroad.
First, you should choose the course that you want to do. Then, do some research about the best universities that teach the course. Also look up the past record of the university, and if possible, get in touch with some of the alumni from the university. At Study Overseas Help, you can also sit with us and we will explain everything to you in detail.
As we said, studying abroad is an expensive affair, and even if you secure a scholarship or a grant, you should be prepared to spend some money. Your scholarship will take care of many expenses, but for those who are not able to find a source of funding, the expenses for tuition and other services will have to paid. The tuition fees in some of the most preferred countries of study vary. For example in Canada, an undergraduate degree will cost you between CAD 13,000 to CAD 20,000, CAD 17,000 to CAD 25,000 for a postgraduate degree and CAD 7,000 to CAD 15,000 for a PhD in tuitions. Besides tuition fees, the expenses while studying abroad include visa application fees, travel expenses, living expenses and other miscellaneous expenses like buying groceries, paying for the internet and for health insurance etc.
Going abroad for studies is an opportunity of a lifetime, and one has to work hard to get it. This means not only planning your studies well in advance and doing good in your academics, but it also means to time your application well. The time of applying to a university depends on where and which university you are applying to. For example, most foreign universities accept admissions to most courses twice a year, while some countries like the UK even accept admission thrice. Also, there are some courses like PhD to which applications for admissions are accepted all year round. So the timing of the application will depend on the course and the country to which you are applying for.
This will again depend on your career needs and the profile of your academic record. Some countries like Germany and Norway are known for the social science courses, while others like the UK and Australia are known for the professional courses that the universities in these countries offer. Depending on your career choice, we at Study Overseas Help will help you with deciding the country and the university that you should apply to.
SOP is the statement of purpose. Most foreign universities ask the applicant to write down the SOP, which is basically a document that contains an essay that you write to outline why you are applying to that university and why that university should give admission to you. It should be clearly and precisely written, and should be concise but well-defined.
Depending on the requirement of the country and the university you are applying to, you would need academic records, marks transcripts, IELTS/TOEFL/GRE result certificates, student visas, reference letters etc. Again, this would all depend on the university and the country you are applying to.
Of course! Studying abroad can be an expensive affair, and scholarships are the most common source of funding your education. There are a number of scholarships to study abroad, and while some of them are open to students from all countries (international scholarships), others are country specific. Besides, there are some scholarships that are awarded based on merit. There are others that are awarded based on demonstration of a particular ability, for example essay writing. There are also some that are awarded on the basis of proficiency in a specific field, for example sports or the arts. Then there are still others that are awarded on the basis of academic and scholarly writing. And then there are others that are awarded simply on the basis of performance in a test.
Our travel assistance services will help you with planning your travel, as well as with flight bookings so that you find the best departure dates, routes and rates. We also help you with choosing airlines and services in such a way that hassles like excess baggage costs etc. are avoided.
Your accommodation during your study abroad is a home away from home for a couple of years, and we understand how important a home is for a student who is away from his country and his family. So rest easy, because our overseas student accommodation services will make you feel right at home.
There are different types of student accommodations that we can help you choose from, depending on your personal preferences as well as your budget, for example the accommodations can be On-campus, Off-campus or Home sta
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