What all a student has to consider before applying for overseas studies

November 08, 2021

What all a student has to consider before applying for overseas studies

Planning and preparing to study overseas is not as simple as it looks. One needs to take care about a lot of things before investing so much money and time. Therefore, it is very important to keep in mind the step-by-step approach and all the requirements. These will help to deteriorate the stress level once the students reach overseas. There are many things that students should keep in mind while planning to study overseas. Out of which some of the most important ones are mentioned below. In the last few years, a number of students have migrated to study overseas.

Therefore a proper list of importance should be considered before leaving the country. These will avoid the maximum amount of hassle.

1.)What do you want to study overseas?


It is the most important thing to be taken care of. Students need to research the subjects they are planning to choose. One needs to also go through the official websites of the respective colleges and universities in which their preferred courses are available. Before anything else, students should know the details of the degree, the duration and scope, and what is the importance of that degree in that country.

 

2.)Course Structure


Every university abroad has a different course structure, intake details, and teaching setup. These are based on the professional requirements that the country has. Therefore researching about the courses and the subjects offered in detail is quite an important factor.

 

3.)Entry Requirements


 The admission criteria and the entry requirement for all the universities and colleges abroad vary from one another. Therefore by visiting the official websites of the colleges and contacting them directly will clear the doubts about anything related to the intake & admission. Some universities require the GRE or GMAT score. Students need to score well to get admission to universities.

 

4.)Scholarships available for International Students 


There are multiple scholarships available for international students. The authorities keep on revising the scholarships. Therefore it is important to keep a check on the list of scholarships available at the given time. 

 

5.)Financial Planning


International students need to manage their finances with a lot of care. Students need to check and analyze their finances and budget before moving abroad. This will help them to avoid a lot of difficulties related to money.

 

6.)Research about current students and keep a track of the institute’s alumni


It is a good option to keep track of the career progression of the passed-out students. This will help to give insights into the university and the course. Students can use LinkedIn to stay in touch with the alumni of the college and know what they are doing after completing the course

 

7.)Visa norms and all other required documents.


Visa regulations vary from country to country. Before applying as a student abroad, you need to know the visa requirements of the same country. Study visa options need to be checked plus the students can also research the other visas available, which will allow them to work in the country as well.

 

8.)Language Skills


There are non- English speaking countries as well abroad. If students plan to study in such countries then they need to learn the most used language of that country. Familiarity with the local language will make the process a lot easier. Therefore it is very important to know the local language of whatever country one is applying for.

 

9.)Passport and other documents


It is important to check the validity of the passport and keep all the other important documents handy. Students can check the list of the required documents on the university’s website and keep them safe.

 

10.)Accommodation Arrangements


Students need to make sure where they will be living, once they reach abroad. There are various sites and brokers available who can arrange accommodations or provide multiple options. Therefore students can research the area and the facilities available in that area before reaching abroad. All this will help them to avoid the major hustle. 

 

11.)Part-Time Jobs for International Students


It will be quite helpful for the students if they research about the available part-time jobs in the area. This will add on as pocket money and help them manage finances themselves. There are different apps available through which the students can check the vacancies and apply to it.

By Swaranshi Chhabra 

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