Study abroad - Student's Guide
A step-by-step guide to studying abroad
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Important things to be considered before you take the decision
The question of where to study has become more important as the number of students increases leaving the country to pursue higher studies. While choosing a destination to pursue studies there are several factors that an individual should take into consideration to find a place most conducive to a positive learning experience. The number of options available to a student are huge and it is crucial to find the most suitable one for studying and living in. Some important points are listed below if you are planning to go abroad for higher studies.
An important factor to consider when deciding to study abroad is the location. It is important that you need to be clear about where do you desire to study, as this is where you will be spending the next several years. It is important to choose a location that is well suited to what the individual is about to study and to check if it has all the facilities the student will require to complete the course successfully. It is helpful to research the location thoroughly and find out a little about the culture beforehand as it will help the student adapt to the new country faster.
Language is an important factor to consider, as a lot of the interactions during a student’s course of time abroad will be with the local people, and not knowing the local language can make life quite difficult for a student. As English is the most widely spoken language in the world, in most countries English should suffice, but if a person is deciding on going to a non-English speaking country, like Germany, it would be prudent to learn a few basic phrases in the local language beforehand, as it will help the individual integrate into the new country and culture.
Nature of the course
Deciding what to study is the most important decision, as this will play a huge part in where an individual decides to undertake the course. The nature of the course will determine the place where the course will be undertaken, because the resources to successfully undertake a certain course may only be available in a specific region of the world.
Another major factor to consider before deciding to study abroad is the cost of the course. A large number of potential students do not go abroad to pursue higher studies due to the high costs involved with studying abroad. There is a profusion of financial aid options available to a student aspiring to study abroad and there are several scholarship programs that universities abroad offer to promising students who have shown a consistent level of performance in academics. It is important that you must carefully research all the options you have before choosing a specific one. There are a lot of costs associated with living abroad other than the tuition fees of the university, which a student will realize once he/she is abroad. An individual moving abroad for studies should be prepared for these costs and should always have a certain amount of money kept aside for miscellaneous expenses and emergencies.
If you decided to move abroad for studies you should consider the number of jobs that you can apply for after the completion of the course, and if you have a desire to live and work in the country where you have completed the course then you should check the job market and the qualifications required for various jobs in an associated field. It is also important to check how employable a person will be after the completion of the course and which part of the world is there a requirement for that specific skill.
The duration of the course if an important factor to consider as it directly relates to the cost of the course. You should determine how long you are comfortable living abroad as a student. If the course duration is over a long period then you should consider choosing a country where you will be comfortable living. The culture of the country should be something that you can integrate with, as you are planning on staying there for an extended period
The decision on where to study abroad can be quite confusing, but factoring in a few things can make this decision much easier and can allow an individual to gain the maximum benefit from the course they are applying for.
General Steps included in getting an admission in a foreign university
1. Program research
It is very important to do your research before the decision. Find out every detail of your requirements. Major areas to consider are the syllabus, further study options, job opportunities, campus life, etc. It is also to be considered that the money you are willing to spend. We know it is a little difficult process to collect all this information and come to a conclusion> Well, make a toll free call and have free counseling with our E. Counsellor. Our expert will guide you through every step.
2. Talk to our EDP E. Counselor.
Now if you have a basic idea of your requirement, book an appointment with one of our E. Counselors. They are highly experienced and qualified in the process. So, when you come to visit us, make a list of your preferred course and country to migrate. Our specialist will crawl through all the minute details of your profile and find you the best fit.
3. Application process
Once you’ve chosen your course and university, we will proceed with the application. Your personal counselor will assist you in every step. Our representative will communicate your profile with the chosen university to avoid rejections. And also for the great success ration, we follow the legal and ethical standards strictly.
4. Offer acceptance
Once your application is received by the university, they will do a thorough inspection and notify you of the status. It may take up to a few days to a few weeks based on the country and university. Once they send you the offer, go through it carefully with your E. counselor to check for any misunderstanding that can happen in the future.
If you are accepted for more than one course or university, your E. counselor will help you decide on the best fit for you.
5. Student visa
Once you have accepted the offer from a university or college, the next most important task is to apply for your student visa. Since each country has its own set of formalities to fulfill, your E. Counsellor will guide you through the visa application process and help you with the documents required for your submission.
Common student visa checklist!
These are the most common documents you need to apply for a student visa. But, there can be changes from country to country.
For a detailed checklist of your preferred destination, talk to our E. Counsellor.
Travel Insurance for a period of one year
Evidence of language certification (if needed)
Parental/guardian consent (under 18)
Bank Statement(To prove your capacity to cover the cost involved in studying and sustaining abroad)
Passport size photograph
Copy of the current passport
Vaccination results (if required)
6. Place to live
Most of the time you will be getting the accommodation from the university itself. In case if there is no hostel facility available, you can look for a room for rent or homestay, etc... When taking a rented facility, calculate extra expenses like electricity, internet water bills, etc...
7. Air ticket bookings
Be sure to book your tickets in advance to avoid high pricing and unavailability. Keep checking the price fluctuations to fix the good price. Also, check the entry requirements of your host country and if there are fees for baggage.
8. Ready to get onboard.
Congratulations – of course, this is exciting. You are just about to take a small step to a big leap as Neil Amstrong said when he set his foot on the moon. It's not over yet, there are more things to be arranged like, sim cards, accommodation, bank account, and if there are unfamiliar rules in your new host country, etc. Your personal E. Counselor will help an guide you with all the requirements.
How EDP will help you?
If you’re an EEDP student from our partner university, we will assist you with the entire process. We will inform you of the latest changes and requirements you need to follow and gather to avoid rejections and hassle-free completion of the entire process