According to new visa rules only parents and siblings can sponsor a student..
The bank loan, which does not have preliminary, or a partial sanction then it is called a fully sanctioned bank loan letter. Australian High Commission accepts only fully sanctioned bank loans.
Accounting , Engineering (all streams), IT, Nursing etc....
If a student completes the 2 Years course in Australia then they are eligible to apply for PR (Conditions Apply).A student who completed 2 years doing 2 different courses is also eligible to apply..
It is called as Permanent Residency. Once the student gets the PR he will be Australian Citizen in due course of time (Conditions Apply)..
a)It is very cost effective b) Fully accredited, recognized and globally accepted programs. c) Flexibility in admissions d) Flexible Visa norms e) Permanent Residence Option (Immigration) f) only IELTS required .
No, the process of admission varies from one country to another in terms of documentation and pre-requisite tests based on the program of study. It is very important to know the requirements before we apply to any particular country..
Yes, the primary step after deciding to go abroad is the country of preference. As one has to initiate the admission process based on the requirements of that particular country.
You should definitely choose a country, which will help you attain your long-term objectives. This could also coincide with a country, which is a popular destination since they are designated so mainly because of the opportunities they offer. It is always better to choose a country based on the selected program of study..
There are over 200 major fields of study to choose from. Australia is one among very few nations in the world to offer different programs as per student choice.
There are over 30 accredited Colleges and Universities to choose from.
On an average they are more than 17000 students (approx.) go to Australia for higher studies every year..
Most of students in India prefer study in Australia for higher studies after USA.
Duration of ELICOS depends upon students present score of IELTS. Based on the score the students few weeks of ELICOS is designed by the admission department of Universities.
Students who do not meet IELTS requirement specified by the University should take ELICOS. It is English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students.
If the student initiates his admission at least 5 months prior to semester is considered as right time..
No, Australian Universities do not follow specified ranking. Each University has its own requirements and one has to fulfill the requirements to get admission in that particular program..
After your LORs are ready you should proof read and spell check, also avoid using flowery words, how great you are, you should follow the format as prescribed by the university, justify the evaluation by providing proper examples (too many examples should be avoided), above all your LOR should too lengthy or too short, one page is fair enough.
A letter of Recommendation should have the following basic elements, though they may differ depending upon the persons style of evaluation. a)Recommenders information ?This may be highlighted on the letterhead about the position or status held by the evaluator, or you can provide a brief introduction about the recommender in a paragraph, mostly the former is preferred. b)Establish a relationship with the student- A recommender should establish a relationship between him and the student, whether the student was attending lecture in his class or assisting him in a laboratory or working under him etc., c)Description- Recommenders describe about the qualities about the student and highlight his presentation skills, command over the English language, leadership qualities and many more. At the same time justify that his evaluation is fair and reasonable. d)Evaluation- Final evaluation of the candidate and a statement of overall evaluation, whether he is fairly good, good, average, below average etc. e)Signature & Date-Student should ensure that LORs are duly signed & dated, with proper attestation made by the recommender. Sometimes universities may ask students to submit Recos directly from the recommender in contents. Hence you should ensure that the author has signed it by confirming with him..
There is no such thing as the best university in Australia. Different Universities excel in different areas. Popularity of the university depends on individual preferences and perceptions. .
It is a bad idea to request your professor / Lecturer asking for a letter of recommendation over a phone / email, even if the university is situated a furlong from your house. As the recommender may not know well about you and he may not remember you, maybe he has LORs for many students; hence you should meet him personally by taking prior appointment. Your personal meeting will provide a proper insight about yourself.
Normally, a letter of Recommendation is written by your professors or whoever is concerned, it is also important for you to know about the contents of LOR, you may convey the same to the person, and provide more insights in this matter. In most of the cases the recommender would like you to write a paragraph or so about yourself and the remaining part of the LOR will be done by your recommender.
First of all, you should choose a good recommender, talk to him personally and impress him, about how important this recommendation of letter is for you. You should also provide him (recommender) a clear picture about the type of university, you are attending along with academic information such as your intending major of study, awards won by you, extra curricular activities, publications, research, your work experience, your strength & weakness, hobbies all these are essential information, what your recommender should have before writing an effective Letter of Recommendation..
A Letter of Recommendation is one of the most important components of your entire application materials. It will help the admission committee is reviewing your qualitities, abilities, strengths and weakness, overall it reflects the impression you hold over your professors, peers or who ever authors your recommendation. It gives a sort of insight as to what you are and capable of, LORs also weigh your chances of getting an admission at times, when your academics, scores are not so strong..
The pre- requisite tests required vary from country to country and it is necessary for one to obtain high scores in these tests to secure the admission as well as the visa, for various universities in countries like USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc.
The number of admits / intakes vary from country to country and university to university. However in general, the two major intakes viz., Fall (August-September) & Spring (January ? February), and the other intakes are Summer (May-June) & Winter (Dec). The Fall or Spring intake is generally recommended for international students..
No, the application process varies from country to country in terms of documentation and the pre-requisite tests. It is important to know what the requirements are before you apply for a particular country..
Yes, the primary step in wanting to study abroad is to choose a country, become aware of the education system, what it entails and then prepare accordingly to apply and get admission..
You should definitely choose a country, which will help you attain your long-term objectives. This could also coincide with a country, which is a popular destination since they are designated so mainly because of the opportunities they offer..
Students from India generally prefer countries like USA, UK and Australia respectively. Last year 74,000+ Indians had enrolled at various universities in the USA while its reported that UK had around 18000 and Australia had nearly 17000 Indian students enrolling for higher studies. The figures above show that the Indians still view USA as the most popular destination probably due to the following reasons: a.Over 3300 accredited colleges and universities to choose from. b.Over 600 major fields of study to choose from. c.Over 1000 professionally accredited degree programs. d.The only country to dole substantial amounts in the form of fellowships, tuition fee waivers, assistantships and other campus jobs. Indian students are also opting for UK, mainly because; a.UK accepts 3-year degree (like B.Sc., B.Com, BA etc) directly for a masters program, unlike other countries wherein 4 years of bachelor degree is a must. b.Most of the masters programs at UK are of a one-year duration. c.British education is traditionally well known for its academic excellence. d.The immigration rules have been relaxed to allow the students to work. Australia has also emerged as a popular destination because; a.Of the liberalized visa regulations and immigration laws in favor of the international students, pursuing higher studies in Australia. b.The TAFE institutes offer courses tailor made for the job market. c.Students can apply for immigration on successful completion of their studies and compliance to other rules. d.GRE / GMAT / SAT scores are not insisted by many of the universities..
Yes, but you can do this only after one semester. However, it is advisable not to do so..
In many of the foreign countries, including USA, private bodies rank universities, which has resulted in serious misgivings about the same. Many of the top-notch universities refuse to participate in such rankings. Hence ranking of universities should not be taken as the only criteria of selection. Students should also consider other important factors like the accreditation of the university, program accreditation, strength of the faculty, infrastructure, on-going researches and placement support at the university.
No, International student is supposed to be a full time student..
t depends on each candidate. Normally speaking for a 'good' student, (one with a reasonably good academic background preferably with a four year degree) who is willing to work hard for GRE/GMAT/SAT and TOEFL, USA is the best choice. The main reason is that, there are plenty of tuition fee waivers, financial aids and part-time job opportunities (first 9 months on campus and afterwards off campus). Besides most of the students are able to find a job and stay back in USA after the studies. Moreover US degrees are considered as the best in the world in terms of future job prospects.
U.K. degrees are treated second best to U.S. degrees. Shorter duration (1year Master's) of the courses is one of the most attractive aspects of U.K. Education. More over U.K. degrees are accepted world wide and would be ideal for those who want to settle down in Middle East, India and other countries since they provide a cutting edge for employment prospects.
For those who want to settle down in the same country after studies (education leading to migration), Australia would be an ideal choice. Doing certain courses like Engineering, IT, Accounting, etc. in Australia gives extra points for easy migration.
Also there are countries like Germany, Sweden, Spain, etc., which we really don’t promote, because of the fact that it's a non-English speaking country and survival without knowing the local language will be extremely difficullt.
However we strongly encourage every student to meet us for a personalised councelling to identify the best possible country based on their financial and academic aspects as well as future plans.
Some universities might offer those facilities. .
The PVA application form is 157 A. This can be down loaded from the website www.immi.gov.au.
An application fee of Rs.24000/- should be drawn in favor of Australian High Commission, payable at New Delhi.
The average process time for medicals is 2 weeks.
Every student has to undergo some medical tests as soon as Australian High Commission clears their PVA or e-visa.
a)It is an electronic visa lodgement, student will be asked to pay the tuition fee draft such that e-coe (Electronic confirmation of enrollment) is obtained from the University to lodge the visa application electronically.
To obtain an e-coe after making the payment it will take minimum of one to two weeks depending upon the payment method, wire transfer of funds or through Demand Draft.
It is electronic confirmation of enrollment. It is obtained once after the payment of pre paid tuition deposit is done by the student to the University after the clearance of PVA and medicals..
The average process time is 6 to 8 weeks but this may differ from case to case..
It is Pre Visa Assessment. Once the student secures admission from the University he / she has to file for PVA to Australian High Commission along with his / her academic, financial documents with the Visa application fees draft in favor of High Commission..
Once the student get Unconditional offer letter from the university. He will apply for Student Visa to the nearest Embassy with necessary documents. Students need to prove that they have an unconditional offer on a full time course, proof of accommodation, sufficient funds to cover the entire cost of study and living in Britain and that they intend to return home on completion of their course. Note : The British High Comission offices in INDIA are in Delhi and the British Deputy High Commissions in Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta. The following are the list of documents are required for student visa : 1) Completed visa application form (IM2A) with two passport size photographs. 2) Valid passport (in original). 3) Visa fee (non-refundable). 4) Letter of unconditional acceptance from a British institution on a full time course. 5) Proof of funding (i.e., bank statement, chartered accountant''s certification, tax clerance, property documents, letter from sponsor, etc., Attested copies of education certificates and English language test (IELTS) score sheet. Proof of accommodation in Britain. It takes approximately 10 working days to get a student visa. Note : Hyderabad has dropbox, where the student drops all his documents with all necessary documents. If required student has to appear for personal interview..
For the study period and few months extra..
Yes, Student can attend any number of times..
At least one month before the semester start date.
It is not true, in fact visa issuance have gone up. According to an annual report on International students in US (open Doors Report 2003 (IIE). About 74,603 Indian students accounted for 13 percent of the total of 586,323 international students. China was second with 64,757 students..
No. The Directorate of Border and Transportation security has the authority to deny admission to you at the port of entry, if he decides so. Also the Directorate of Border and Transportation Security officials initially determines the period for which you are authorized to remain in the US. The Form 1-94 issued to you at the port of entry notes the length of stay permitted.
It depends on which consulate office you have applied to. Certain consulates allow you to appear any number of times and certain consulates restrict the same. Please visit the web site of that particular consulate or check with us personally for details about the same.
If your application for the student visa is refused, you can definitely reapply, after the elapse of the minimum number of days as prescribed by the consulate office at which you applied. However, kindly note that, if there no substantial change in your profile, a reapplication is generally advised..
A refusal for student visa under this category, commonly means that the student did not provide sufficient documents to convince the visa officer or that certain procedure will have to be completed before the consulate officer can take the final decision..
If ones application for student visa is refused under the above clause, then it could mean that the student was not able to convince the consulate officer on the following: a)that the student intends to return home after the completion of the program b)that the student has sufficient funds to meet his expenses and/or c)the travel is for legitimate purposes..
Even though there is no specific reason as to why ones application may be refused, over the years we have observed that when an applicant fails to communicate confidently either about the purpose of studying abroad or the intentions of returning to the home country, the consulate officer may not consider the application favorably..
To a very large extent, scholarships are considered to be an asset as it demonstrates your worth as a highly qualified applicant. If you have been admitted with a scholarship / financial aid, you need to provide evidence that you have secured the same..
The Consulate officer may want to know the quantum of money at your disposal for higher studies and hence any source rightfully accumulated should be fine. However one may have to be prepared to explain the same in detail, if queried, and convince the consulate officer..
No. Liquid assets for the first year of study and access to funds for the rest of your study period would be sufficient. Also kindly remember that the educational loan you would have availed is accepted as sources of funds .
Frankly speaking, there IS no pre-defined methods / documents / profiles for success. Your strong communication skills should be oriented towards presenting the true picture about your career prospects, your intentions and the ties to your country, such that the same convinces the consulate officer..
No, for student visa you must either be a permanent resident of the area governed by the consulate where you are applying or should have been a resident of that area at least for the past one year. Currently, the US embassy allows residents of certain consulate offices to apply at other designated consulates/embassy, if getting an appointment in the respective territory is a problem. However one is advised to cross verify on the same, as the rules are subject to change.
The program you have opted for should be in accordance with what you have studied and also enhance your career prospects here. You may have to be prepared to convince them, as to how will this program benefit you & the career prospects here. After Sept 11, certain programs are under the alert list warranting a background check. Hence if you have not applied well ahead, your visa application may not be cleared by the time your semester starts..
Yes, you need to have made plans about your long-term career prospects. Only when you now what you want, you would be able to convince the visa officer about your intentions to return and that its a worthwhile investment for you.
Generally the consulate officers are not biased on the universities. However, the consulate officer may want to know the reasons behind your choice of universities. Hence as long as you can convincingly defend your choice it should not be a problem..
Although the academic records and test scores do play an important role in the visa process, the officer at the consulate may still look at your application holistically and may review your profile, due to which you may be granted the visa..
Yes. As the consular officer is going to evaluate your potential for further studies, through your academic background, it may influence the officers decision to a large extent. Likewise the test scores are also viewed quite seriously as they are supposed to demonstrate your ability to successfully pursue higher studies..
Yes. A Company can rightfully sponsor you for further studies provided it is permitted to do so by its Memorandum or Articles of association. Such sponsorship is deemed to be meaningful, only if one has gained enough work experience. The company on its part will have to provide documents about its financials and the reason behind sponsoring the student..
Parents being the natural sponsors, it is generally advised that they should sponsor you. However if any of the above is sponsoring, you may have to provide strong evidences in favor of them. .
Generally parents are considered to be the natural sponsors of a student. Grandparents being part and parcel of the Indian family system can also sponsor a student. If one has enough work experience, then the company with that has employed the applicant can also sponsor. .
Yes, Bank loans are accepted as sources of funds for your study abroad purposes. However, the same to be in accordance to the annual income of the sponsor.
If and only if need be, the consular officer may call for evidences supporting your a)Ability to meet the expenses (Bank Loan sanction letter, Bank savings either SB or FD balances proof and other cash assets), b)Proof that additional funds are available to the family, c)Proof of annual income and /or d)Other documents as the consular officer may deem fit.
The consular officer will objectively take into consideration your entire profile. The profile compromises: a)Academic Qualifications b)Financial Capabilities and c)Ones intentions. If the consular officer is convinced about all three, only then he may grant you the visa.
The most important fact is, that a visa is a privilege and not ones right. The Consular Officer at the respective consulate / embassy decides whether one can be granted the visa or not after an objective analysis of your profile.
Basically there are two kinds of visas: Immigrant visa and Non-immigrant visa. a) Immigrant visa? Under this category, the applicant openly declares his intention of settling in that country. E.g., Spouse visa, Family Visa. b) Non-immigrant visa? Under this category, the applicant clearly indicates that he intends to travel to that country for a specific purpose and would definitely return to the home country upon the accomplishment of the purpose or completion of the duration granted. E.g, Student / Visit visa.
Visa is the official stamp on a persons passport permitting him to travel to that particular country. It also mentions the purpose, period of stay and what category of visa has been approved.
There are some government funded scholarships are available at some institutions under certain faculties. Most of the Australian universities offer scholarships for international students strictly on merit basis.
No. International students need to be a full time student..
Students with low academic percentage and backlogs have to take PQP. PQP is Post Graduate Qualifying Program. Student has to undergo this program before he takes up the main course in Masters Program..
If a student submits the documents required for admission to any University without IELTS score sheet and passing certificate of his current pursuing program a conditional offer letter of admission is obtained by the student..
February and July intakes are considered as major intakes at Australian Universities. September is considered to a minor intake as very few programs are offered for international students.
Yes, he can apply but he has to mention the date of test when he has scheduled to appear. University may give conditional offer of admission subject to the fulfillment of requirement of IELTS score..
For TAFE program: Pass in 10+2, with IELTS score of 5.5 with no sub scores less than 5. For Bachelors program: Pass in 10+2 with 55%-60% in academics, with IELTS score of 6.5 with no sub scores less than 6.0. For Masters program: Pass in 10+2+3/4 with 55% - 60% in academics, with IELTS score of 6.5 with no sub scores less than 6.0. Please note that if any student not able to get the required Score of the university he need to do 5 to 8 weeks ELICOS (English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students) a Foundation Course before entering into main course..
The first step towards starting the application process is to identify which semester you want to go for. You should start preparing for your pre-requisite test at least 15 ? 18 months before the scheduled intake and its also advisable to apply 10-12 months ahead of the semester date..
No, if you have the required academics and scores there will not be any problem in getting an admission for you..
GRE Score report will be valid for five years whereas TOEFL score report is valid for only two years..
A new TOEFL pattern has been introduced, As this (TOEFL) is one of the important components required for admission, we suggest you to attend counseling and understand the format, structure in a better way..
The Universities demand SAT-II for some specific programs. SAT-I and TOEFL are sufficient for the regular programs .
Since you are planning for BS in USA, you need to write TOEFL and SAT exams.
The Assistantship has to be decided by the university authorities so we cannot assure.
Yes, but you need to do Pre-MBA or Bridge Program for the first one -year and then continue with your MBA for another 2 Years. You also have to take-up TOEFL and GMAT..
We can suggest you some good universities in USA,UK,IRELAND & AUSTRALIA where the tuition fee is comparatively very less and getting the Visa is also easy.
You can opt for MS - Civil Engg. Ms-Construction Mgmt. Ms-Landscape Architecture, MS-Garden Designing, and MS-Urban & Regional Planning etc?.
The Universities in USA will not accept any international student directly into Clinical programs, so we generally advice the MBBS students to get into some non-clinical programs like MPH, MHA, MS-Forensic Sciences etc..
Acceptance is given on condition, either based on IELTS or payment of initial tuition deposit advance..
For some Universities work experience is mandatory, while GMAT is recommended..
TOEFL 220+, or IELTS 6 BANDS + ACADEMIC 60%+ preferably with at least 1 year of work experience..
Yes, U.K. Universities do accept students with 15 Years of education..
There are very few universities, which offer some kind of bursary in the form of tuition waiver for the students who qualify. It could be around ?1000 - ?1500..
No, there is no official ranking of Universities. Recommendation would depend on your qualifications, grades and courses one wishes to apply to as each institution has different entry requirements..
The duration is only 1 year. Some of the MBA programs may take around 1 and half years..
Minimum 55% in academics with TOEFL of 213+ or IELTS of 6.0. For MBA a student needs to have 2-3 years of full time work experience at managerial cadre..
September and January. September is the main intake where in all the programs are available. There are very few programs available in January..
The student should have completed 16 years of education, if the student intend to pursue a Masters Degree. You need to take TOEFL, GRE Tests as a prerequisite, and for Management Programs GMAT. Note: Only a handful of Universities offer programs for those students, who have completed 15 years of education, subject to certain conditions. b)You should have completed your 10+2, if you intend to study a Bachelors Degree and take Mandatory Tests such as TOEFL and SAT..
Yes, it is very important from ones post qualification employment prospects. Choosing the right program not only helps one in finding the right job but also helps you in securing better financial aid. Also if one does not choose the right program, one may have to enroll for additional pre-requisite courses, which could delay the period of study. During the visa interview also, one will have to justify the reasons for choosing a program. .
The statement of purpose and the recommendation letters are the key documents for the academic committee to favorably consider your application. They need to be well written as they give the university insights into what kind of person you are..
Selection of Universities is a personalized affair. As each individual student will have his own profile, As the academics, scores, interests differ vastly from student to student. Hence, only after you attend personal counseling and after assessing your strengths and weakness, also taking into consideration your interests, Universities will be selected..
The Xerox or true copies of your mark sheets attested by the concerned University Registrar or Asst. Registrar or Controller of examiner in sealed envelopes are known as Official Transcripts..
A comprehensive list of courses would be available in the University prospectus and also on the University web sites. It varies from university to university. Most of the universities have almost all courses from undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, research degrees (MPhil, PhD) to be offered to international students. You can get more information at Popular Courses link or directly from Global Counsellors.
An international student can work for 20 hrs a week during the term, not including work that is formal registered part of the course. Unlimited hours, if you apply for permission to work after you start your masters or doctorate course. .
Yes, almost all the countries realize that international students have certain financial constraints and allow them to work part time. Other countries, which initially had not approved part time jobs for international students, are now reconsidering as to enable the student to work part-time legally.
Yes, the student is allowed to work legally 20 hours per week on a part time basis..
Jobs opportunities are plenty, as per the legitimate stipulated time fixed for students and if they go through right channels they can easily find jobs like - working at ticket countries, super markets, admin, gas stations, baby sitting e.t.c.
Each country has different benefits to offer to the student. They cannot be put into the same category. For example, it is generally agreed that as a student, your chances of getting better financial aid is the best in USA while in few countries you may have to be contented only with the off campus jobs..
Yes, it is a reality. Most countries realize that international students have financial constraints and allow them to work for a minimum of 20 hours a week, which is enough to pay for a students living expenses and sometimes enable him to save a part of the income also. Added to this is the benefit of tuition fee waivers / fellowships / assistantships which also reduces ones financial commitments.
Legally students are allowed to work part time 20 hour per week..
Yes the requirement of liquid funds and the duration of bank transactions vary from one programme to another.
Kisan Vikas Patra, Indira Vikas Patra, Post Office savings, LIC policies, shares; bonds and debentures are not considered as source of funds.
Income Tax returns of all the sponsors for the last 3 consecutive years have to be shown..
TAFE program will cost between AUS$ 6000-12000 per annum. Bachelors program will cost between AUS$10000-20000 per annum. Masters program will cost between AUS$10000-20000 per annum.
Even though many universities from various countries claim to offer financial aid, over the years of our experience we have noted that none match either the quantum or variety of financial aid like the US universities. The quantum and also the variety of financial aid offered by the US universities are by far very large and could substantially reduce the financial outflow for students like you..
Generally speaking, initial expenses vary from University to University. Some Public Universities have higher end fees and few have moderate fees, Same in the case of Private Institutions..
Some Universities do offer Financial Aid/Scholarship, provided if you have a very good profile, but we cannot guarantee you on that..
Only in case of visa rejection is deposit refunded. Genuine reasons may be considered, but it depend, solely on the university.
After Reaching UK a part of the amount and rest of it after the 1st semester, but at some universities take full tution fee is payable upon reporting.
Yes, only if the visa is refused..
Most of the UK universities and colleges ask the student to pay a part of the tuition fee in advance as deposit before attending the Visa..
It is usually recommended to start the process after the completion of the 12th standard. Though countries do offer diploma courses for students who have completed their 10th, it is advisable to apply only for bachelors or a masters program..
All Scandinavian Countries like Germany, Sweden, Norway ets.., As these countries offer free education, their selection process is also very rigid, they offer admissions only to the highly competent students..
Since the world is shrinking and becoming a village, an international degree would definitely give one an edge in the international job market. It would mean getting better jobs with leading MNCs and renowned organizations as one has already been exposed to the system throughout ones education..
Studying abroad provides the following: a)An opportunity to study the latest curriculum for better career prospects, b)An opportunity to study at the world renowned universities, c)An opportunity to work on latest research projects, d)An opportunity to be exposed to different environment and culture and also e)An opportunity to confidently pursue global careers..