FAQ

It is a great idea to consider the many possible benefits of studying abroad in advance.

While some people study abroad to gather specialized skills to market themselves professionally, others are seeking to establish an international network of connections. There are also students who aim to learn as much as they can about another culture, which is a worthy plan in itself. The potential for study abroad to be life-changing for your personal and professional life is substantial.

Our surveys report that most students have a positive experience abroad, on average current students ranked their experience as over 4 out of 5 stars. Your experience will be even richer if you consider specific goals and expectations as you decide if you are ready to study abroad.

Realistic mental preparation is the key step in determining if you should go study abroad. If you have already considered the questions above, this is a good sign that you are ready to take the next steps and apply for an exciting program!

If you haven’t thoroughly considered these questions, don’t be discouraged. No matter how prepared you try to be, your study abroad experience is guaranteed to be full of surprises — which is one of the most exciting parts! There will never be a dull day as an international student.

  1. Identify which category you fall under
    • High School Leaver
    • Seeking Career Change
    • Wants to get promoted
  2. Ask yourself why you want to study?
    • Category or End Goal
  3. What factors to look out for?
    • High School Leaver: Gain a qualification/Courses that have work placements that enable you to graduate with job-ready skills
    • Seeking Career Change/Start a new career: Courses that you meet the entry requirement of and are accredited/recognised.
    • Want to get a promotion: Courses that provide skills or that are highly sought-after, to add on to the experience you have.
    • Need a break from your career: Courses that you have a passion for
  4. Decide on what career you want: If you want to get promoted or need a break from your career, it is likely that you are clear about your aim in the future. Steps you should take:
    • Think about the knowledge gaps between where you are now and where you want to be
    • Talk to your employer about which courses are relevant and may improve your career

If you want to start a new career or gain a qualification, you may not know what you want to study yet.

Steps you should take:

  • Identify the skill sets and experience you currently have
  • List down 5-6 subject areas that you are interested in

Yes, students are allowed to work part time legally upto 20 hours per week in the majority of the countries while pursuing studies.

If you want to study abroad with a low GPA, you may not have your pick of the crop when it comes to program selection. Most study abroad programs require a minimum of 60%, and programs accepting students with a percentage under 60% are rare.

But low grades don’t have to ruin your dreams of studying overseas. There are limited programs with relaxed requirements out there—you just have to be motivated and know where to look.

With the right research, a strong personal statement, and recommendations from teachers or mentors to offset your grades, you can have one epic experience… it just means being flexible and ready to work hard to make it happen.

Each country, each college and each company have a different requirement for admitting students to, and even governments have different visa requirements.

In most countries, proof of English proficiency is vital. Exams like IELTS, TOEFL and PTE are mandatory to gain admission into the university.

You’ve made the final decision of studying abroad and becoming an international student.

Well, no need to stress out! The sooner you start searching for information and begin the application process for a university degree, the higher the chances you will be accepted by one or more international universities that you dream about.

Applying to a university, whether it is in European countries like the UK, France, Germany or Sweden, in the U.S., Canada or anywhere else, is not as complicated as you may think. You just have to pay attention to a few details and prepare all the necessary documents as soon as possible.

Even if you have set a clear goal that you want to be a student at a certain university, it is always best and wise to apply to at least three universities, even if they are in different locations abroad.

Top ranked universities in the United Kingdom

University QS Ranking 2021
University of Oxford 5
University of Cambridge 7
Imperial College London 8
University College London 10
University of Edinburgh 20

There is a career center in the majority of the universities which provides on-campus placements . In some countries, for full time positions, invariably one would have to attend a full day of back-to-back interviews on-site. For internships, it is possible that you would just have telephonic interviews or face-to-face interviews on-campus and that’s it.

Quite a few big name companies from the tech sector and banking industries hold their initial interviews through the career center. Many local startups and small outfits also prefer making their presence felt on campus through career fairs and other events/talks held to let the students know what they were working on and see if it matched their interests.