FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why apply for U.K. education, what Benefits do I get ?
Study abroad can be an enriching and eye-opening adventure, where learning
extends to the world beyond the classroom walls. There is no substitute for
living and studying in a foreign country if you want to gain in-depth
knowledge of another culture's customs, people, and language. In addition,
you will find that living and studying or working in another country can
develop important transnational competencies that can be of interest to
future employers. The benefits of studying abroad cannot be overstated.
They center on three types of reasons: * Personal growth * International
Exposure and New perspective on world affairs * Career enhancement
Where to Apply - Which Country...., which course to choose from and how?
There are several primary factors which must be considered in selecting the
right program. These include the subject you like, the cost of study –
Tuition Fees plus Living expense involved, the language you will be taught
in - are you fluent enough in a foreign language to take classes in it, the
academic credit available for the course - its recognition and job
prospects available overseas and in the Home Country after doing this
program. Many people are looking for courses either to expand their
knowledge of their primary field of study or to expand their knowledge of a
particular language. If these are not concerns for you, it gives you more
freedom. The next set of factors which also play a vital role in deciding a
particular course will probably be location, timing and duration. Location
is a logistical issue, but it tends to have a direct impact on the language
and subjects available. If ones you want to study in Germany because you
want to explore your German heritage, you may have to work a little harder
to find a program offered in English if you don't speak German. However, if
you are willing to be a little flexible and work to find options, you can
study almost anything anywhere in the world.
How do I research my study abroad options?
If your school has a study abroad office, talk to the advisor/student
counselor about how and where to research programs. If your campus does not
have a study abroad office, ask your academic advisor. Many education
institutions have a study abroad library, or a section of the college
library that is devoted to study abroad. Using the Internet, you can gather
information on hundreds of programs and foreign universities; on financial
aid: scholarships, fellowships, and grants specifically geared to study
abroadInformation alone will not be sufficient, so it should be gathered,
studied, and discussed with your campus advisors and fellow students.
How can I gauge the reputation of a university?
For eg. If you have United Kingdom for you higher education. It is
important to check the research ratings and teaching quality assessment of
universities and colleges. You can access these at the following web sites:
* For Research Ratings:
* For Teaching Quality Assessments:
In case of Private Colleges in the U.K you must check that are they
accredited by BAC & DfES registered;
BAC (BRITISH ACCREDITATION COUNCIL:
DfES (DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION & SKILLS - REGISTER OF PROVIDERS):
Are British degrees recognised in India?
Most British degrees awarded are recognised in India. The following
programmes are however, not recognised:
- postgraduate Medicine
- courses run by City and Guilds
- courses run by the Chartered Institute of England and Wales
- the LLB degree, if done after class 12 is not recognised for practice
* From where to get the Application Forms? * Where to submit the completed
Application Form? * What are the Entry Requirements? * Is English
Requirement TOEFL/IELTS) mandatory? * How to write an SOP (Statement of
Purpose)? * What is a conditional offer and unconditional offer? *What is
the Cost of Study? * Does the College/University provide accommodation? *
What is the expected cost of Accommodation & other living expenses? * What
Visa Formalities are required to be fulfilled?
At “Career Overseas”, we have a dedicated team to provide you and your
parents quality guidance to ensure that you get the most out of your
education, including information on Overseas Educational Institutions,
Eligibility Criteria, Courses offered, Qualifications obtained, English
requirements, Education Loans, Visas, Insurance and Travel.
Are there any Scholorships, How do I look for them?
There are many scholarships designed specifically to help students study
abroad so be sure to investigate all your options. For eg. If you wish to
study in BRITAIN you must refer to the Scholarship Guide available at the
British Council office. You can also visit this Website
Can I Work, is it legally allowed? What types of Jobs are available?
If you are considering U.K as your possible destination for overseas
education then, because of recent changes, it is now easier than ever for
international students to earn extra money while in the UK. One can now
even apply to stay on in the UK at the end of your course through the
Training and Work Experience Scheme (TWES). You can find out what part-time
jobs are available by consulting notice boards around your institution,
looking in local newspapers and Jobcentres, and visiting your college or
university careers office. Many institutions now have their own 'job shop',
which displays part-time and holiday vacancies and, sometimes, issues job
vacancy bulletins. The careers service can also provide you with extensive
information and advice about employment, training and further study
(including opportunities after graduation, work permits, and work
experience opportunities), and practical help with job-hunting and making.
Students need to prove that they have an unconditional offer on a full time
course, proof of accommodation, sufficient funds (liquid assets) to cover
the entire cost of studying and living in that country and that they intend
to return home on completion of their course. The following documents are
required for a student VISA:
Career after Graduation:
- Completed VISA application form (IM2A and IM2S) with two passport size
- Valid passport (in original)
- Visa Fee (non- refundable)
- Letter of unconditional acceptance from overseas education institution
for a full time course
- Proof of funding (ie bank statement, details of securities held,
chartered accountant's certification, I Tax clearance, letter from sponsor
- Attested copies of education certificates and English language test (IELTS)
score sheet (if applicable)
- Proof of accommodation in that country
Under new work permit regulations, international graduates with specific
skills (in areas such as electronics, engineering, health and technology)
will be able to stay and work in the UK for a limited period. At the end of
your course, you may be able to stay and work in the UK through TWES. To be
eligible for this scheme, you will have to do one of the following:
- Undertake training leading to a recognised professional or specialist
qualification (e.g. accountancy).
- Follow a graduate training programme leading to international employment.
- Join a work experience scheme where you gain up to twelve months' work
experience with a UK employer.
What after studies from abroad?
Just as living abroad required you to make a number of adjustments, so does
coming home. After all, you're not the same person you were when you went
abroad. After spending anywhere from a month to a year living in a
different culture, you have absorbed new knowledge and attitudes that have
changed you intellectually and personally. While you're trying to find your
new niche at home, you may wonder how to build on your study abroad
experience. Like many returning students, you may want to immediately start
planning to go abroad again.