FAQ's : Overseas Education
Below are the most common questions asked by common aspirants and fellow students
Q1.: Can I self assess my profile and apply abroad for studies for overseas education ?
Ans: Yes !. We advise students and aspirants to self assess their own profile and then seek courses that suit their resume and experience.
A Fresher can however, adventure into courses that interest him/her as they can learn a course faster and more effectively .
An experienced professional is advised to acquire a skill certification and also to take up GRE to increase their chances of getting selected into a University.
A mid-level (2-3 yrs of work experience ) graduate should have at least an internship in the same field as they re applying .
A senior level professional should try for Masters in subjects they have been handling for at-least 5+ years in a specific domain.
While your academic portfolio contributes to 45% of the total weight-age , 55 % of the remaining is split into aggregate of your application, SOP, LOR’s and extra -curriculum portfolio and capability to afford the education.
Q.2 Are Tests like IELTS , or GRE mandatory ? ..Should I take both , if i am planning to to study abroad for my masters ?
Ans: There is a wide spread misconception that it is compulsory to take IELTS and GRE to succeed in able to get in Universities.
GRE ( Graduate Record Examination) is a aptitude test that contains both subject and general test choice. While this test does solidify your selection into top universities especially in USA, a lot of other respectable institutions do not require GRE. Studying in countries like Germany , France or United Kingdom do not ask for GRE marks. They , rather take a very holistic approach towards your admission, focusing on overall performance of the student in his/her school life with the achievements across all formats.
Language tests like IELTS, TOEFL , PTE( for Australia and New Zealand ) are mandatory for most Universities across the world . These tests are a test of a student’s communication and adaptability skills than examining his/her academic skills. For example , to study in Germany, one requires a IELTS certificate with a band score of 7 to qualify for interviews in many universities.
Q3. What is the best way to prepare for studying abroad ?
Ans : The Best way to prepare for studying abroad is to make a good detailed plan starting with zeroing down the course you’re interested in studying and which country will suit your study plan ahead. The earlier this done, the better. An UG aspirant should start preparation by the end of pre-high school graduation while those looking for masters should begin this in pre final or at most by final year.
Next step will be to prepare for eligibility test such as IELTS , TOEFL , which is mandatory for most countries. An average of 6.5 in IELTS score with the culmination of your High School scores combined with a great SOP , two LOR’s and certificates of your participation in activities besides your academics , should be good enough for anyone to get an offer letter from a University.
Once offer letter is received, arranging funds for the tuition fees and visa charges is very important. Wide variety of scholarships ‘are available to students of exceptional caliber whereas a lot many institutions provide education loan at a certain interest fee.