Have you considered studying abroad, but are not sure whether it’s worth your time? If you ask anybody who has studied abroad, he or she will most certainly tell you that it is a life-changing experience and one of the most rewarding things he or she has ever done. Perhaps you’re not certain what benefits you can reap from an extended stay in a foreign country. Here are 10 very excellent reasons why you should take the plunge:
After the 9/11 attack, security concerns have risen. If, however, you keep all the required documents at hand and follow the process diligently you can hasten the process. It is advisable to apply for a student’s visa at the earliest possible, immediately after receiving form I-20. The interview can be arranged up to 120 days prior to the beginning of the course and the student can enter the US 30 days prior to the commencement of the classes.
Having written many essays and SOPs, you should not find the interview process stressful. The American consulate has introduced a system of prior appointments for visa interviews. On the given date, you will have to appear for a personal interview. You should convince the visa officer that you have the necessary funds to cover the cost of education. You should prove that you hold strong ties with India and also that are not an intending immigrant. While answering the questions, one should be brief and to the point. Most importantly, consular officials want to hear from the applicant. At no time, is it recommended that the applicants bring family members with them to the interview.MANDATORY DOCUMENTS
In Canada, student visas are called study permits. All overseas students are required to obtain a study permit before going to Canada. Students must also meet the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Act and Regulations. If, however, your course duration is of six months or less you do not need a study permit.
On January 1st, 2016, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced a new policy for international students in post-secondary studies. These students can now transfer between programs of study and institutions without applying for a change in the conditions of their study permit. They can also transfer between public and private institutions. This policy applies to students who have a valid study permit for training or studying at the post-secondary level, such as a university, community college, CEGEP, private university, Career College, academy, school or a training institution.
There are benefits to having a study permit. A valid study permit allows you to:
Acceptance by University: This is the foremost condition for applying for a student visa. You need to prove that there is a university that has accepted you and you are going to join it.
Proof of Funds: You must demonstrate that you have sufficient financial resources available to pay tuition fees, maintain yourself and dependants, and to pay return transportation costs without engaging in employment in Canada . For example, students without accompanying dependants must demonstrate that they have at least 10,000 Canadian dollars plus the cost of tuition for a twelve-month period, plus the cost of transportation to and fro from Canada. This amount ($10,000) is the base amount considered adequate to cover all costs, other than tuition, for one person for a twelve-month period. Some educational institutions require that more funds be available. If the local cost of living is higher than average more money is required.
Non-Immigrant Intent: Satisfy the visa officer that you will return home at the end of the studies. For example you could show them p roof of land ownership.
If you are going to a private institution your study permit may have different conditions. One such condition states that unless authorized, you are prohibited from engaging in employment in Canada. If you later transfer to a public university or college, you would become eligible for on-campus employment or any other employment provisions available to students at those institutions. You do not need to change your study permit to become eligible for on-campus employment, your registration at an eligible institution is sufficient.
The following documents are required (make 2 sets of photocopies for each on A4-size paper):
Canadian High Commission
New Delhi – 110 021 All individuals who need to appear at the embassy for visa matters should report to gate 6 (visa gate) which is located on Nyaya Marg.
Europe is a romantic mélange of past and present. Every pocket and corner boasts its own distinct culture. You would think it would be a region that we are all at least peripherally familiar with, given our historical ‘ties’. However, much of European education remains an undiscovered domain for many of us. You may be familiar with some of the top institutions. These have an excellent quality.
The problem is that many Indians feel daunted by several uncertainties that surround the possibility of studying in Europe. More often than not, most of these uncertainties tend to be only partially true. Here are some common myths that you should be aware of:
Finding Employment is tough: The savvy, enterprising professional who is one step ahead will usually find what he’s looking for. Someone who waits for an opportunity to knock at the door might lose the race. This holds true for a person in any part of the world. Employment opportunities do tend to vary from sector to sector and you should make yourself aware of the facts.
One of the traditional and substantive difficulties for international students in Europe was the lack of uniformity in its education. Undergraduate education and post-graduate education varied in duration depending on the country. As a result they varied in recognition as well. This proved to be a big problem for international students. The Bologna Accord was signed in 1999. It has set standards for uniformity across European education to mirror the Bachelors-Masters system. The Bologna Accord seeks to:
So now don’t limit yourself. If you want to be educated in Europe go for it. You can ward off your worries and attend any course, undergraduate or post-graduate in any part of Europe . It is important to research on the destination that you are interested in before you make your decision.
If you come from a country that has a health-care agreement with the UK , or if you are enrolled on a course for more than six months, you may be able to get medical treatment on the National Health Service (NHS). Short-term students who are in the UK for six months or less are not entitled to free medical treatment and you will have to pay for any treatment you get.
Acceptance by University: You should be selected to study at a publicly funded university or college, a bonfire private institution or a fee-paying independent school. The details of that study should cover either of these conditions; you should either follow a full time degree course, or a weekday full time course at a single institution involving at least 15 hours of organized, daytime study per week.
Financial Resources: You must be able to pay for your course and the living expenses of your husband or wife and children (if they are with you) without working in UK or claiming public funds.
Work permission: You must not intend to work in the UK unless you are accepted for a course lasting longer than six months. Then you may work part-time or during vacations.
Non-Immigrant Intent : You must intend to leave the UK at the end of your studies
During your course of study, you can take part-time or holiday work, but you must not:
Work for more than 20 hours a week during term time unless your placement is part of your studies, has been agreed upon by your educational institution and leads to a degree or qualification awarded by a nationally recognized examining body
Do business, be self-employed or provide services as a professional sportsperson or entertainer work full-time in a permanent job
Once the course is over, you can apply for work permit employment . This is covered under work permit (INF 13) . However, if you graduate in an approved science or engineering subject you can apply to stay in the UK , to look for or to take work, for an additional year after your degree course finishes without getting a work permit. This gets covered under Permit free employment (INF 14).
Under the ‘Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland’ scheme, if you successfully complete a degree level course or the above, and it was awarded by a Scottish institution, you may be able to apply to live and work in Scotland for up to two years after achieving your qualification.
Apply two to three months before you intend to travel. The period from September to January is especially busy for the visa office, so make sure you apply well in advance.
Step 1 (Pay the fee): Visa fees should be paid only by a bank draft (available at the Visa Application Centers). They should be made in favor of:
An additional handling charge of Rs. 455 per application will be levied by VFS. As on June 26, 2006 , the visa fee is Rs. 7650.
Step 2: Be ready with the documents.
Step 3: The Entry Clearance Officer will try to make a decision using your application form and the supporting documents you have provided. If this is not possible, they will need to interview you. The schedule of the interview will be given to you.
Proof of funds – Applicants must demonstrate that they have sufficient liquid assets to pay the tuition fees, living expenses and traveling cost without engaging in employment in UK . Even bank loans are accepted.
Letter from the sponsor
British High Commission,
New Delhi – 110021
British Deputy High Commission
Maker Chambers IV
222 Jamnalal Bajaj Road
Mumbai – 400021
British Deputy High Commission
20 Anderson Road
Chennai – 600006
British Deputy High Commission
1A Ho Chi Minh Sarani
Kolkata – 700071
All individuals who need to appear at the embassy for visa matters should report to gate 6 (visa gate) which is located on Nyaya Marg
There are advantages to applying for an Australian student visa. If you are studying on a student visa you:
In Australia, you may undertake any course of study that is for less than three months on a visitor or a working holiday visa. If you intend to study for more than three months, you must apply for a student visa. There are seven different types of Australian student visas you can choose from depending on your circumstance.
As a visa applicant, you must fulfill the following requirements:
As per the Australian visa policy, all initial student visas granted do not give the holder permission to work in Australia . Students and their dependants will only be able to apply for a student visa with work rights after they arrive in Australia and the student has commenced their course of study. The charge is $55.Generally, students and their dependants are limited to 20 hours of work per week while the student’s course of study or training is in session. Students may work full-time during holiday periods. Dependents of subclass 574 master’s and doctorate students have unlimited work rights after the principal student visa holder has commenced his or her course in Australia
The main aspect to gaining an Australian student visa is to obtain an electronic confirmation of enrolment (ECoE) from the university. This is the only accepted evidence of enrolment for processing student visa applications. Each student visa application is assessed according to an assessment level which is determined by the passport held and visa subclass applied for. The steps given below make the process seem simple:
Step 1: You must submit the relevant completed application form. This must be signed personally and given with the non-refundable visa application charge in the form of a demand draft in favor of the Australian High Commission-New Delhi. The fee amounts to Rs.27,300/- with effect from June 1, 2016
Step 2: When applying for a visa, you will need to provide an ‘offer of a place in a course’ letter from your education provider to the visa processing office.
Step 3: After applying for a student visa you need to wait patiently for approximately 2-3 weeks. If you meet the basic requirements you will be issued a preliminary visa assessment (PVA) and further steps will be directed.
Step 4: After you receive your PVA, you will be advised to undergo a medical checkup from a prescribed doctor of the High Commission.
Step 5: You are required to pay for the first semester tuition fees and the OSHC premiums after getting the PVA.
Step 6: On receipt of payment, the institution issues an electronic confirmation of enrolment (ECOE) which comes directly to the Visa Office.
Step 7: You are now required to submit your passport to the visa office
High Commission address:
1/50 G Shantipath,
New Delhi – 110 021
Ph.: +91-4139 9900
Fax: +91-4149 4490
All individuals who need to appear at the embassy for visa matters should report to gate 6 (visa gate) which is located on Nyaya Marg.
There are advantages to applying for an Australian student visa. If you are studying on a student visa you:
The region of Asia Pacific is full of interesting, diverse cultures. Each country within it has a unique attraction.
In the past decade and a half many of these countries enjoyed an impressive economic momentum. Although different countries within this region have had their traditional strengths prominent examples being Singapore and Hong Kong for finance, and China for manufacturing, they have become increasingly diversified in their industry concentrations. The rapid economic growth in different nations in this region has accelerated tremendous changes in the urban landscapes, lifestyles, tastes and preferences. Economic growth is an immense attraction to other nations. There has, as a result, been an increase in global interactivity. This has had a profound impact on Asian education.
There is a strong correlation between economic growth and the increase in the quality and number of educational institutions. Economic growth prompts increased study in ways to sustain this growth and enhance the equitability in the distribution of its benefits. The recent times have seen:
The job prospects after graduating from these institutions is a big concern for Indian students. It is important for you to note that prominent business schools in Asia have effective global alumni networks. You must keep yourself updated on regional cooperative measures. For example, India and Singapore have recently facilitated measures that will make the entry process for migrant workers more streamlined, with a mutual recognition of secondary school and college education.
Prominent Asian educational destinations include:
The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by the College Board.
Writing & Language
*We recommend taking the SAT essay because some schools require it.
GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test and is conducted by Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). If you are serious about earning an international MBA or Masters in Management (MiM) degree from a leading Business School in USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, Singapore or other international destinations, taking the GMAT exam is a good first step.
GMAT is a ‘computer-adaptive’ exam and not just computer based. This means that the level of the difficulty of the questions which you will see depends on your previous response to the question. If the question you attempted is correct next question will be of higher difficulty level & if the question you attempted is incorrect next question will be of lower difficulty. Your total score will depend on the level of difficulty of questions which you have attempted correctly.
Time Limit / Number of Questions
Analytical Writing Assessment
Analysis of an Argument
0-6 (in 0.5-point increments)
Graphics Interpretation, Table Analysis, Multi-source Reasoning, Two-part Analysis
1-8 (in 1-point increments)
Data Sufficiency, Problem Solving
6-51 (in 1-point increments)
Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction
6-51 (in 1-point increments)
Prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the
world who are interested in pursuing a master's, MBA, specialized master's in business,
J.D. degree, or doctoral degree take the GRE General Test. Applicants come from varying
educational and cultural backgrounds and the GRE General Test provides schools with a common
measure for comparing candidates' qualifications.
GRE scores are used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications for graduate-level study.
The GRE General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school.
The overall testing time for the computer-delivered GRE® General Test is about three hours and 45 minutes. There are six sections with a 10-minute break following the third section.
|Measure||Number of Questions||Allotted Time|
(One section with two separately timed tasks)
|One "Analyze an Issue" task and one "Analyze an Argument" task||30 minutes per task|
|20 questions per section||30 minutes per section|
|20 questions per section||35 minutes per section|
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 3 million tests taken in the last year.
More than 10,000 organisations globally trust IELTS, so when you take the assessment you can be confident that it is recognised by educational institutions, employers, governments and professional bodies around the world.
IELTS is jointly managed by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP: IELTS Australia. IELTS conforms to the highest international standards of language assessment.
IELTS is recognised by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. It is also recognised by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.
There are four sub-tests, or modules, to the IELTS test: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Students must sit all four sub-tests. While all students take the same Listening and Speaking tests, they sit different Reading and Writing tests, depending on whether they have selected the Academic Module or the General Training Module.
On the day of the test, the four subsections will betaken in the following order:
IELTS Listening test lasts for about 30 minutes. It consists of four sections, played on cassette tape, in order of increasing difficulty. Each section might be a dialogue or a monologue. The test is played once only, and the questions for each section must be answered while listening, although time is given for students to check their answers.
IELTS Reading test lasts for 60 minutes. Students are given an Academic Reading test, or a General Training Reading test. Both tests consist of three sections, and in both tests the sections are in order of increasing difficulty.
IELTS Writing test also lasts for 60 minutes. Again, students take either an Academic Module, or a General Training Module. Students must perform two writing tasks, which require different styles of writing. There is no choice of question topics.
IELTS Speaking test consists of a one-to-one
interview with a specially trained examiner. The interview
is recorded and has three separate parts:
An introduction and interview, an individual long turn where the candidate speaks for one or two minutes on a particular topic, and a two-way discussion thematically linked to the individual long turn. This interview will last for approximately 11-14 minutes.
The TOEFL test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand English as it’s read, written, heard and spoken in the university classroom.
If you want to study at an English-speaking university or program, no other test can get you to as many destinations around the world as the TOEFL test.
The TOEFL test measures all four English-language skills. It takes about four hours.
|Section||Time Limit||No. of Questions||Overview|
|Reading||60—80 minutes||36—56 questions||Read passages, then respond to questions|
|Listening||60—90 minutes||34—51 questions||Listen to lectures or a classroom discussion, then respond to questions|
|BREAK||Relax for 10 minutes|
|Speaking||20 minutes||6 tasks||Speak into a microphone about familiar topics and discuss material you read about and listened to|
|Writing||50 minutes||2 tasks||Read a passage, listen to a recording and then type your written response|
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Our organization has a single-minded focus, to guide students to the best possible Institutions, thus enabling them to build their future. Using our expertise and vast experience we can identify the most suitable university for each student. We are the stepping-stones to their future and remember that their success is directly linked to our success.
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The application process can be a daunting task. It includes a number of steps which require a great deal of time and effort. EduAims provides a number of services which ensure you get admission into that dream college
The first step towards studying abroad is planning your career. It is important to know where you are going and why you are going there. Making an informed decision will lead to opportunities and a successful application.
Once you select your course of study you must choose your university of choice keeping in mind various factors such as career prospects, university rankings, country, scholarship opportunities and cost of living. EduAims takes pride in representing the students and ensures that only those institutions are applied to which are best suited to your interests and profile.
Once you finish selecting the course and university you must prepare a sound application well suited to meet the requirements of premiere institutions across the world. We are well aware of the fact that a good application highly increases the possibility of securing admission into the university of your choice. Our team of counselors work around the clock to ensure that your profile is built perfectly and you have the ideal application to gain admission into the college of your dreams.
While the IELTS/ TOEFL is required in for most countries, your couse may also require additional exams such as the SAT/ GRE/ GMAT/ SAT II/GRE Subject Tests. It is imporatnt to check which exams would contribute towards your admission and prepare accordingly. Most of these exams either make or break an application so must be taken very seriously. EduAims realises that every student is unique and we follow a mentoring model where every student is assigned a personal mentor who steers the student towards success. Our classes are comprised of a small number of students which ensures personalised attention. Faculty remain available all throughout the course to solve personal doubts and questions. Our well planned curriculum seeks to make the student a master at problem solving. We follow a flexible approach allowing students personalised coaching, make up classes, extra classes as well as numerous mock tests throughout the course. Our innovative and new age teaching methodology has allowed us to attain an exceptional track record in the area of study abroad test prep in a short span of time.
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Your Essay reveals something important about you that your grades and test scores can't- your personality. It can give the admission officers a sense of who you are, as well as showcasing your writing skills. The College Essay or the Statement Of Purpose is the opportunity to reveal your best qualities and to show the admission committee what makes you stand out from other applicants.
Crafting the perfect College Essay or Statement of Purpose is about discovering yourself. Before writing your college essay it is important to introspect and create an outline and decide which examples you want to include. Get your thoughts and ideas flowing before penning them down on paper.
So be creative and be bold. And most importantly, have some fun !
Our Counselors interact with you and get to know you as a person, understand their goals, aspirations and skills. They help you introspect and create that perfect SOP.
It is important to plan your finances in advance. A number of scholarships are accessible and to avail them proper procedure and timely application must be ensured. It is imperative to ensure that your app;ication is competitive enough to obtain financial aid.
Once you get your offer letter, the next big hurdle is your visa. Not to be undermined the visa is as difficult and as imporatnt as the application itself. So, have all your documents in order and prepare well. Most imporatantly, be confident !
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