Choosing the location for your higher education is dependent on a wide range of individual factors that boil down to one thing, quality of the education received. This is one of the major reasons why students choose to study internationally.
There is a general belief that the standard of everything overseas, from living to health and education, trumps the local. To support this ideal, several establishments have sprung to ease the transition for international studies and scholarships to back these up are multiplying.
If you have chosen to study overseas, we believe it’s for the best reasons (educational and personal). Here are a few things to cross off your checklist while planning to study overseas.
The country and state of your school/tertiary institution of choice are important as they determine a bulk of your travel costs. Also, the geographical location can determine the ease of application and acquisition of your student visa. An experienced travel agency/consultant will give you the necessary information regarding your travel procedures and arrangements.
Studying overseas means introduction to an almost entirely different curriculum. At such, there is every need for you to conduct adequate research and ensure that your school of choice offers your desired course. If it isn’t listed, check the related courses under the general curriculum for your initial course –there are typically related degrees
Almost every college and tertiary institution has scholarship offers for international students. Most of these scholarships are based on your performance in proficiency tests. It is best to check the scholarships offered by all institutions in which you are interested. This streamlines your selection process by exposing you to the best options.
Find the best possible accommodation options, in relation to campus proximity and affordability. Usually, on-campus accommodation is cheaper but more restrictive so, students opt for the off-campus options.
Tuition fees for studying overseas are generally expensive –but that’s mostly due to the current exchange rates. Students seek flexible employment in order to make up for their tuition, accommodation and other expenses. This makes it imperative that you research on employment possibilities for students in your destination and ease of payment.
Studying overseas is a life-changing experience. However, if you do not prepare adequately prior to making your travel, you may be caught in a fix.