Seeking admission for universities outside the country is a daunting task and every step in the process matters and needs to be given complete attention. Right from signing the application form till your first day at the University, everything might seem like a dream, but, with appropriate guidance and help, you can overcome all the boulders on your way to your destination, and stepping on the land of your dreams will be no more a tough call.
There are several countries around the world offering various courses and undoubtedly the application process for every University is different and the visa process for every country is unique. The students should have detailed knowledge and information about the admission process of each country and individual university. Creating a clear vision and making well-informed decisions help you go through the process easily.
As it is a huge step in your life, students are bound to be confused about making the right choice. In a scenario where there are several promising Universities around the word offering similar courses, there is a need for proper guidance to help you understand, compare and analyze your decision.
A profiling procedure will assist the candidate to identify the best-match option. In this process, a highly professional admission counsellor with an in-depth knowledge in the field of admissions, will help bridge your aspirations and your capabilities. An optional, Psychometric Assessment CMAP+ will be offered to understand the student better. On the basis of academic qualifications, career goals, financial status and work experience, the counsellors will help you choose the right course, and the right University to meet your goals.
Practice and practice again! Studying for the exams over a period of time will be the effective way to excel. Standardized examinations are the most important part in determining the admission. It is important to present the standardized score to the University while seeking application. Certain Universities and specific courses have additional test procedures to fulfil the eligibility criteria.
With minimum idea about the test process, one can seek the help of admission counselling professionals to evaluate and compare the score in a consistent manner. They will also guide through the University expectations in terms of the score and which University will accept the score, if you have already taken the test. If you haven’t taken the test, the counselors will guide you through the process of taking up the standardized tests.
A well-presented application is the best way to approach a University. At the same time, even a trivial mistake might lead to rejection of the same. For this reason, the application needs ample time and un-divided attention. We advise you to start the application process 6 months in advance to avoid the last-minute mistakes.
To click the submit button is sure an excitement, and there is sure no reason to fear the application process. It is simply straight forward. Currently, most of the Universities allow the applicants to complete the process online. This makes the process easy and quick for international students. With all the needed information and relevant transcripts, it hardly takes 30 minutes to complete the process. There are some colleges that might ask for the candidate to send the filled application through the post in spite of submitting the application online, so, understand the university needs before submitting the application.
The first set back in the admission process may be the lack of funds. There will be a hesitation to step forward when realizing the total cost of your study is well over your budget. But, to your surprise, there are several financial supports available apart from scholarships and fellowships. Many foreign Universities also offer grants, bursaries, financial awards, and educational loan support for the deserving candidates. Apart from the university, Government, charities and other organizations offer a number of scholarship schemes for foreign students. Depending on the nationality, you may be eligible for this financial aid program.
Most of the Universities accept students to apply for on-campus financial aid apart from academic scholarships. When applying for scholarship, there is an un-spoken rule, “The early bird catches the worm” The earlier you start the application, the more the opportunities to receive a better fund. No matter if the scholarship covers the entire tuition or only the part of the fee, it is always worth applying. A well-composed request for scholarship will make a definite impression.
Once you have figured the funding process, the next step is to get the visa. For the first-time visa applicants, the task might be nerve-racking.
There are a lot to be done before departing to the dream country, and visa processing shouldn’t be the stressful one. It is always better to prepare for the visa process way ahead of receiving the University acceptance. Understand the process through the consulate website and gather all the needed documents. Create a checklist of the process to be done.
You also should start your FBI interview early and book the interview for the earliest dates possible. Keep a track on the process and ask for updates whenever needed.
Seeking professional help for visa application will be a better way for easy process. The professional consultants will help you create the checklist for the exact visa type, and guide you through every step till you receive your passport stamped. There are several intricacies with regards to the visa for different countries, for example, to apply for UK visa you must be qualified for the Tier 4 points-based system; while applying for an Australian University one has to identify the type of visa needed based on the course applied. These details might not be available on hand, but, a knowledgeable consultant will be able to guide you through the process.
The need for help doesn’t stop there. It really starts after the student reaches the destination. The student should also prepare on the aspects of accommodation, travel and medical insurance, foreign exchange and telecommunication services. The admission counsellors will help and guide with the basic necessities needed after reaching the host country.