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While India does offer some excellent opportunities for higher education there are several option abroad which can also be explored. The most popular options among Indian students are the US, UK, ...

While India does offer some excellent opportunities for higher education there are several option abroad which can also be explored. The most popular options among Indian students are the US, UK, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia & New Zealand

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    • Urvashi Malik Admission Overseas An Introduction While India does offer some excellent opportunities for higher education there are several option abroad which can also be explored. The most popular options among Indian students are the US, UK, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia & New Zealand.
    • Urvashi Malik Advantages of Studying Overseas  Experience a Foreign Culture  Study in state-of-the-art universities and colleges  Varied Course work  Great internship opportunities  Increase Your Employment Prospects  New knowledge and expertise  Improve Your Second Language Skills  Pursue an Activity You Wouldn’t at Home  Learn How to Communicate Across Cultures  Become More Independent  Manage Your Own Finances  Form New and Rewarding Relationships  Network for Your Future  Gain a competitive edge for graduate school  Gain perspective by broadening your world experience
    • Urvashi Malik Disadvantages of Studying Overseas Away from your family Long distance travel Spending too much money Work for no credit Differences in the lifestyle of every nation All the countries are not safe. Hard to come back home
    • Urvashi Malik UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (U.S.A.)
    • Urvashi Malik Undergraduate Studies – Why USA?  Diversity  Outstanding Higher Education System  Academic Excellence - Excellent programs across all disciplines  Support Services for International Students  Cutting Edge Technology  Opportunities for Research, Teaching & Training  Flexibility  Campus Life  Global Education
    • Urvashi Malik Admission/Application Requirements High School Grades Standardized Tests Scores – SAT, ACT Extra-curricular Profile (Resume’) Application Essays Letters of Recommendation English Test of Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS etc) Supporting Documents from school Financial Documents Online Application
    • Urvashi Malik Application Timeline MARCH - APRIL Schedule your SATs and TOEFL dates APRIL - MAY Prepare your Activity List/Resume APRIL – MAY Shortlist Colleges MARCH-JULY Schedule a meeting with your School Counselor JUNE Finish writing your common application Essay JULY - AUGUST Request your teachers for recommendations JULY AUGUST Request the school to prepare your transcripts AUGUST Start filling in the Common applications & other applications SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER Send online requests to your school counselor to submit school reports (Check your transcripts)
    • Urvashi Malik Criteria for shortlisting Universities/Colleges College or University? Public or Private School? Reputation Best Fit Selection of Courses Faculty Facilities Location Costs Admission Requirements Financial Aid/Scholarships
    • Urvashi Malik Financial Aid/Scholarships  There are a variety of financial aid tools available to students today, including scholarships, need-based awards, work-study employment and student loans  There is a separate application to apply for Financial Aid  A scholarship might cover the entire cost of your tuition, or it might be a one- time award of a few hundred dollars. Either way, it’s worth applying for, because it’ll help reduce the cost of your education.  International Students are eligible for Merit-based scholarships that are based on a student’s skills or abilities
    • Urvashi Malik Applying for Visa  Before applying for a visa, all student visa applicants are required to be accepted and approved by their school or program.  Once accepted, educational institutions will provide each applicant the necessary approval documentation to be submitted when applying for a student visa. Students can apply within 120 days from the start date of I-20 and can travel within 30 days from the start date of I-20.  If you wish to engage in academic studies in the United States at an approved school, such as an accredited U.S. college or university, private secondary school, or approved English language program then you need an F-1 visa.  You will also need an F-1 visa if your course of study is more than 18 hours a week.
    • Urvashi Malik UNITED KINGDOM (U.K.)
    • Urvashi Malik Undergraduate Studies – Why UK?  Gain a World-class education – Four of the top 6 universities in the world are in UK.  Open the doors to your Dream Career - On a UK course, you’ll gain skills and qualifications to help you succeed in any career you choose.  Flexible - The UK education system is flexible, so you can study in a way that suits your lifestyle and career aspirations.  Maintain high quality of education - UK universities are inspected regularly to ensure that they uphold the high standards of teaching, learning and research set by the Government.  UK education is affordable and the universities/colleges have an International reputation  Shorter Duration of courses - Courses in the UK tend to be shorter than in other countries  Many UK courses are designed in partnership with businesses and are taught by industry professionals, so you will gain real experience for your future career.  Work - International students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays.
    • Urvashi Malik Admission/Application Requirements Grade 10th & 12th Final marks Predicted Grades Statement of Purpose (SOP) Common Application System - UCAS (Allows 5 choices) Letters of Recommendation English Test of Proficiency (IELTS) Supporting Documents from school
    • Urvashi Malik Application Timeline MARCH Register for IELTS APRIL-MAY Start reading Samples of Statement of Purpose and start writing JUNE-JULY Shortlist Colleges AUGUST Request the school to prepare your transcripts & LORs SEPTEMBER Finalize your SOP OCTOBER – Submit your UCAS if you are applying to Oxford/Cambridge NOVEMBER Appear for entrance exams if applying to Oxford/Cambridge
    • Urvashi Malik Criteria for shortlisting Universities/Colleges Reputation Best Fit Selection of Courses Faculty Facilities Size Location Costs Admission Requirements Scholarships / Bursary
    • Urvashi Malik Scholarships  The British Government and the UK Universities provide large number of scholarships for international students  Below is a list of some of the many Scholarships available to Indians:  Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships  Charles Wallace India Trust Awards  Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust  LSE India Scholarships  J N Tata Endowment Scholarships  The Rhodes Scholarships  Lady Meherbai Tata Education Trust  Oxford and Cambridge Society of India  The King's MyScholarship scheme us open to all students on an annual basis and more…………….
    • Urvashi Malik Applying for Visa  You can apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK if you’re 16 or over and have been offered a place on a course  Your education provider will send you a reference number called a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) once they’ve offered you a place on a course. You’ll need to enter this on your visa application.  You must apply for your visa no more than 6 months after you receive the CAS.  You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to the UK.  You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.
    • Urvashi Malik CANADA
    • Urvashi Malik Undergraduate Studies – Why Canada?  Qualifications Valued Around the World  Affordable Education  Exciting Campus Lifestyles  Healthy and Safe Communities  Multicultural Society  Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities  Land of Possibilities  Possibility of Immigration  Work in Canada while studying
    • Urvashi Malik Admission/Application Requirements High School Grades / Transcripts Predicted Grades Extra Curricular Profile (Resume) Statement of Purpose (SOP) Letters of Recommendations English Test of Proficiency Common Application System (OUAC for the Ontario Region Colleges) Supporting Documents from school Financial Documents (post admission)
    • Urvashi Malik Application Timeline April Register for TOEFL, IELTS MAY - JUNE Start working on your CV Shortlist Colleges and course JULY – AUGUST Read sample SOP and start wring it SEPTEMBER Request school teachers and school counselor for LORs OCTOBER Request School Teacher’s for Predicted Grades and Prepare Transcripts NOVEMBER Submit applications online.
    • Urvashi Malik Criteria for shortlisting Universities/Colleges Reputation Best Fit Selection of Courses Faculty Facilities Location Costs Admission Requirements Scholarships
    • Urvashi Malik Scholarships  There are limited number of scholarships compared to the large numbers of USA, UK or Australia Scholarships available for international students. Some are:  York University International Scholarships  University of British Columbia Scholarships for International Students – International Leader of Tomorrow Award, International Student Humanitarian Award, Outstanding International Student Award, President’s Entrance Scholarships  Carleton University Entrance Scholarships for International Students  Vancouver Island University International Regional Scholarships and more…………….
    • Urvashi Malik Applying for Visa  You have been accepted by a school, college, university or other Canadian educational institution.  You have to provide proof in the form of bank statements, receipts or certificates that you have enough money to pay for your education  You can choose to apply online or through a paper application. If you need assistance, you can get help with your application at your nearest visa application centre (VAC).
    • Urvashi Malik SINGAPORE
    • Urvashi Malik Undergraduate Studies – Why Singapore? Close Proximity to India Safe, Vibrant and Cosmopolitan city World-Class and affordable Education High Employability Simple Study approval process Asian flavour so "at Home” Outstanding high living standards
    • Urvashi Malik Admission/Application Requirements Actual Class 12th grades Predicted Grades Essays SAT for SMU English Test of Proficiency (IELTS) Online Applicaton unique to each university Supporting Documents from school
    • Urvashi Malik Application Timeline MAY Register for TOEFL, IELTS JUNE - JULY Shortlist Colleges and course AUGUST-SEPTEMBER Read sample essays and start wring your essays OCTOBER Request school teachers and school counselor for LORs NOVEMBER Request School Teacher’s for Predicted Grades and Prepare Transcripts DECEMBER Submit applications online.
    • Urvashi Malik Criteria for shortlisting Universities/Colleges Reputation Best Fit Selection of Courses Faculty Admission Requirements Scholarships / Ministry of Education Tuition Subsidy
    • Urvashi Malik Ministry of Education Tuition Subsidy / Scholarships  The number of international students who receive tuition grant in each of the matriculation cohorts has decreased over the last few years from 2010.  The tuition grants for international students total about $210 million per year, which is less than 10% of the total annual subsidies to our tertiary institutions.  International students who receive tuition grants are required to work in a Singapore-based company for three years upon graduation to supplement our labour force.  List below are some of the many scholarships offered by Singapore Universities:  SIA Youth Scholarship for Undergraduate Degree Courses  Singapore Management University's Scholars' Programme  Nanyang Scholarship  J.N Tata Endowment for Higher Studies  Yale-NUS Global Leader Scholarship 2014  Yale-NUS Faculty Scholarship 2014  Scholarship for undergraduate studies in Singapore
    • Urvashi Malik Applying for Visa  Once you have received an acceptance letter (valid for two weeks) from an institute of higher education in Singapore, you need to apply for a Student’s Pass to be eligible to stay there.  You should make your application for a Student’s Pass to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (www.ica.gov.sg). You can do this online using the Student's Pass Online Application & Registration (SOLAR) system.  Those applying for a Student’s Pass for the first time must submit their application not more than two months, and not less than one month, before their course begins.  A processing fee of S$30 (INR 1,131.53) is charged for every application submitted to the ICA. An additional issuance fee of S$60 (INR 2,262.91) must be paid once the Student's Pass is issued.
    • Urvashi Malik HONG KONG
    • Urvashi Malik Undergraduate Studies – Why Hong Kong?  International higher education hub due to its high- performing universities, world-class research, and attractive lifestyle.  Innovate programs/courses  Government and Private Scholarships  Blend of Eastern and Western Cultures  Modern and Dynamic City  Jobs and Career Development
    • Urvashi Malik Admission/Application Requirements High School Grades / Transcripts Predicted Grades Extra Curricular Profile (Resume) Essays Letters of Recommendations English Test of Proficiency Online Applicaton unique to each university Supporting Documents from school
    • Urvashi Malik Application Timeline April Register for TOEFL, IELTS MAY - JUNE Start working on your CV Shortlist Colleges and course JULY – AUGUST Read sample essays and start wring your essays SEPTEMBER Request school teachers and school counselor for LORs OCTOBER Request School Teacher’s for Predicted Grades and Prepare Transcripts NOVEMBER Submit applications online.
    • Urvashi Malik Criteria for shortlisting Universities/Colleges Reputation Best Fit Selection of Courses Faculty Admission Requirements Scholarships
    • Urvashi Malik Ministry of Education Tuition Subsidy / Scholarships  Like most countries, the HKSAR government does not provide financial aid to non-local students. However, thanks to the HK Government’s support for the development of Hong Kong as an educational hub for students from around the world, HKU tuition fees are very low by international standards  Non-local students can undertake part-time work on campus during the semester, and can work during their summer vacation in the city  Scholarships:  HKU Entrance Scholarship  HKU Foundation Scholarships for Outstanding International Students  HKUST is committed in supporting outstanding international students who choose to pursue their higher education with us. Scholarships are awarded to top students from all backgrounds based on academic merit  Scholarship Scheme for International / Asian Olympiad Gold Medalists  HKUST Alumni Endowment Fund Athletic Scholarships for New Undergraduate Students
    • Urvashi Malik Applying for Visa  If you wish to study in Hong Kong as a school student you must have a confirmed offer to study at a private academic institution.  Applicants should complete application form ID 995A. The Sponsors should complete application form ID 995B. The application forms (ID 995A and ID 995B). The forms can also be downloaded from the Immigration Department's website at www.immd.gov.hk.  Applicants residing in overseas countries or territories may submit their application forms together with the relevant supporting documents and their travel documents in person to the nearest Chinese diplomatic and consular missions in their place of domicile.
    • Urvashi Malik AUSTRALIA
    • Urvashi Malik Undergraduate Studies – Why Australia? Excellence in vocational and technical education Qualification recognition Quality assurances Multicultural society  Visa red-tapism Value for money in terms of cost of living Excellent job opportunities  More research opportunities to eligible professionals willing to enhance their career
    • Urvashi Malik Admission/Application Requirements High School Grades / Transcripts Predicted Grades Extra Curricular Profile (Resume) Standardized Testing Essays Letters of Recommendations English Test of Proficiency Online Application Supporting Documents from school
    • Urvashi Malik Application Timeline April Register for TOEFL, IELTS MAY - JUNE Start working on your CV Shortlist Colleges and course JULY – AUGUST Read sample SOP and start wring it SEPTEMBER Request school teachers and school counselor for LORs OCTOBER Request School Teacher’s for Predicted Grades and Prepare Transcripts NOVEMBER Submit applications online.
    • Urvashi Malik Criteria for shortlisting Universities/Colleges Reputation Best Fit Selection of Courses Faculty Facilities Location Costs Admission Requirements Scholarships
    • Urvashi Malik Scholarships The Australian Government and Universities provide a large number of scholarships for international students.  Australia Awards Scholarships  Sydney Achievers International Scholarships  Endeavour Awards Program  School of Economics Centenary Scholarship and more……………..
    • Urvashi Malik Applying for Visa  The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for issuing visas for entry to Australia. Students who are planning to study a CRICOS registered course are required to obtain a student visa.  The student has to be eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP)  To be eligible for SVP, students must not apply for a student visa until the University issues the student with a CoE. A CoE is normally issued after student acceptance (by returning to the university the International Student Course Agreement and paying the required course deposit).
    • Urvashi Malik NEW ZEALAND
    • Urvashi Malik Undergraduate Studies – Why New Zealand?  New Zealand also has an international reputation as a provider of quality education  Safe yet Modern  International recognition of courses and degrees  British based education system  Competitive Costs  Multiculturalism  Support Services  Where strangers are friends  The perfect blend of outdoor and urban adventure  A new balance of study and play.
    • Urvashi Malik Admission/Application Requirements High School Grades / Transcripts English Test of Proficiency Online Application Supporting Documents from school
    • Urvashi Malik Application Timeline April MAY - JUNE JULY – AUGUST SEPTEMBEROCTOBERNOVEMBER
    • Urvashi Malik Criteria for shortlisting Universities/Colleges Reputation Best Fit Selection of Courses Faculty Facilities Location Costs Admission Requirements Scholarships
    • Urvashi Malik Scholarships
    • Urvashi Malik Applying for Visa  If you are a full fee-paying student you may be granted a student visa for the period for which you have paid tuition fees (up to a maximum of four years).  If you are enrolling in a program of study for the first time, you need to have an offer of place from a New Zealand education provider.  Your program of study must be approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).  Print and complete the form Student Visa Application (INZ 1012) PDF. Also available is the Student Visa Guide (INZ 1013) PDF, which will assist you in applying.