Study Abroad or Overseas Education consultants who facilitate students for international education to study overseas, and guide students to get entry into universities outside their home countries. When planning to study overseas, there are several factors that need to be taken care of. A person with inexperience may not know the admission procedure, visa application process, accommodation requirements or fee structure necessary to pursue higher studies in a new country. In this scenario, only experienced study abroad consultants can assist you with proper guidance to help fulfill your dream. They have the knowledge, expertise and networking with premier colleges and universities overseas, and can best guide you in getting admission in your course of choice.
How can I find the top education consultants on Sulekha?
To start with it, fill up the form above mentioning your preferred study abroad destination. The results on Sulekha will be sorted likewise. You can also filter the search based on location and type of course. Our experts will assist you in making the right choice. Shortlist and compare the consultants based on their reviews, ratings, fee structure, service quality, experience, etc.
Can I apply for the course of my choice through education consultants?
You may have a particular preference in terms of choosing from courses to study abroad. However, to be able to apply for that course, you need to have the required GPA or Grade Point Average. While some private universities in India grade students based on the GPA system, others don’t. If you have completed a course from a university that does not use the GPA system for grading students, you have to make sure that your preferred foreign university recognizes and acknowledges your degree. Certain international universities may not acknowledge your degree. In that case, you would have to appear for a bridge course and give another examination for which you would be graded using the GPA system.
How much GPA do I need to have to be considered for studying in a foreign university?
If you want to study in the most premier institutions, you need to have a minimum GPA ranging from 3.00-4.00. For other colleges, minimum GPA requirements may range from 2.50-3.00.
Do I need to submit additional documents to the foreign university where I want admission?
What documents you need to submit to the foreign university or college of your choice depends completely on the university itself. You should speak thoroughly to the consultants to know all about the documents that you have to submit. Certain documents that you may have to submit to the foreign university of your choice include Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation, and documents stating your overall educational and professional work experiences.
Do I need to appear for any competitive examination to increase my chances of studying at my preferred foreign university?
If you want to study in an English-speaking country such as England, Australia, or the USA, you may have to appear for competitive examinations such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). While not all universities require you to secure a good ranking in these tests, some do. It’s best to talk to your overseas education consultant to know whether you would have to appear for these examinations to study at the University of your choice. The main aim of universities who want foreign students to appear for these tests is to understand whether the students would be able to integrate into society easily. After all, it would be difficult for you to live in English speaking countries if you don’t know the English language well, irrespective of your educational qualifications.
How soon do I need to apply for studying a course at the foreign university of my choice?
Not all countries follow the academic session pattern that is supported by colleges and universities in India. Different countries follow different patterns, which means academic sessions begin at different times. To ensure a prompt application to your preferred foreign university, you should have a detailed discussion with your overseas education consult and start preparing for your application as early as possible.
How much do I have to pay overseas education consultants for their services?
Different overseas education consultants have different charges. However, typically, charges of select city based overseas education consultants range from Rs. 10,000 – 30,000. The work that they would do for this money includes suggesting possible foreign universities based on your preferences and also helping out with your student visa. If you want the consultant to provide additional services, he may charge more.
What is the immigration process for International Students?
Once you have chosen the country and college you wish to have an education abroad, you have to apply for that country’s study permit. You should know that with a Canadian college you can never go wrong because it is the most accommodating country of them all and they have the most advanced research facilities and colleges. You can apply for the study permit online or visit the nearest visa application Centre. When you are sending your visa application, you have to attach your acceptance letter from the college you’ve been admitted to, your passport, and document proof to show that you are financially adept to study in Canada. If your college is in Quebec, the college would have sent you a “certificate of acceptance into Quebec” along with your acceptance letter. You would have to attach that with your visa application. The procedure to get a student visa for the USA is different. If you have been selected by universities in the USA, you need to have your acceptance letter, DS-160 form, and your financial documents to apply. If you are being sponsored by the university or a particular individual, you need to have proper documentation for that too. And you need to be careful about choosing the type of visa you would need. Then you would have to make an appointment in your nearest US visa application Centre and attend a visa interview. Only after they approve your documents, your immigration will be carried forward. And you’ll also have to decide between an immigrant visa and a non-immigrant visa. You have to plan your career because, with a non-immigration visa, you are allowed only to study there and then you’d have to return. If you have plans to work there, then you have to apply for an immigrant visa. If you seem to find these procedures complex or tedious, you can always find an educational consultant to walk you through the whole process. He will make sure that all your documents are for visa application.