Study abroad market trends show that most of the eventual applicants like applying through a study abroad consultant, and only a few of them apply abroad entirely on their own. As per the reports, the demand is so high for the consultants that the competition among them is also hard. They try their best to attract students into taking admission to universities to earn profit for them rather than offering good education to the student.
It becomes necessary on the part of the student to ensure the consultant is not cheating them and deceiving them into making a foolish decision. Moreover, you need to bring out all details from the consultant regarding the course, university, application process, visa, fees, etc. Given below are a few questions you should ask your abroad consultant:
How much will the course cost? The total cost will eventually depend on your destination city, cost of living, personal cost, the amount charged by your university, insurance, etc. Multiple state universities provide quality education and career counselling in Gurgaon at affordable costs compared to private universities.
Am I allowed to apply for the course of my choice? Many universities do not recognise degrees granted by Indian institutions. One should always ensure that the college receives your educational degrees, and you are not needed to take any join course to be eligible for the course. Moreover, the universities abroad change marks to GPA. The minimum GPA generally range between 2.50-3.0, while more competitive programs and leading colleges need a GPA between 3.0-4.0. Ensure you are aware of how is this discussion being done.
Is the university accredited? Many consultants refer students to universities which are not reputed or are considered fake by the visa authorities as they offer the consultants a heavy commission amount for the referral. You have to research a bit on your own and check reviews of universities and colleges by recent students to see how the college ranks.
What requirements do I need to fulfil? All the universities have different needs that eventual students have to fulfil. You will need to submit letters of recommendation. A statement of the cause or some on-job work experience might also be needed. Since the need for all the courses is not the same, you need to customise your application accordingly. Make sure you know the documents that need to be submitted.
Are there any scholarships available? There are a lot of scholarships funded by the college and independent corporate for international students to permit them to study without worrying about the expenses incurred. If you are eligible for such scholarships, you must ask the consultant in advance. You should be aware of the details if you need any additional preparation.
How long can I stay abroad? In many cases, the students are not sure what their student visa will allow them to do after completing the course – can they stay back for a few more months, or do they have to return immediately? Your consultant should let you know about your student visa and its norms at the research stage. If you are permitted to work for particular hours, the consultant will let you know and mention the legal consequences if you do not obey those.
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