1. How is the Education Style and Approach, Abroad different from India?
- Education Style and Approach is completely different from India.
- Abroad Universities have more flexibility in course selection, unlike in Indian universities that follow straight jacket patterns.
- Grading usually is on the basis of continuous assessment through periodic tests, surprise quizzes, assignments, presentations, project work, etc stretching throughout the year.
- The popular destinations for our Students are USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand. There are, of course, students who go to countries like Australia, Germany, France, Russia & China.
2. What is the Cost of Living to Study Abroad?
Living Cost varies from country to country. The cost of accommodation, food, travel, and medical treatment are vital components of the overall cost of overseas education. Please visit the following link: http://www.allegiance-educare.in/cost-of-living/
3. How much Finance do I need to show?
After getting an Admit from Colleges, they send you the Cost of Living, which is the ideal amount the student has to show in his Bank Account either Liquid or Semi Liquid Asset. It is advisable to show 1 and a half times of the Total Cost of Living of one year.
4. How can I get a Part time Job while studying?
On campus jobs or teaching jobs or research assistantship in government-funded projects in State Universities is much easier to get than Private Universities.
5. How can I get a Scholarship?
There are certain institutions in India which offer scholarships to our students for their study abroad. But the amounts given are usually inadequate to meet the heavy expenses. The College websites also list available scholarships by Organizations or Government. You can also look for external scholarships by organizations or Government Schemes.
6. What is the average fee of Colleges Abroad?
State Universities have lower Fee, while Private Universities have Higher Fee.
US: Private Universities charge US $30,000 or more, while State Universities are cheaper.
UK: Undergraduate – 7000 pounds to 12000 pounds
Postgraduate – 9000 pounds to 14000 pounds; for MBA programs it may be higher.
Canada: The annual fees may vary from 8000 CAD to 19000 CAD
France: Annual tuition fee in public university is between Euros 125 and 700, depending on the program. The international students pay the same fees as French citizens.
Singapore: S$ 20,000 to S$ 23000 per year
Germany: Fees are in general low compared to those in many other countries. They may be from Euros 500 to 800 per term.
New Zealand: Undergraduate study costs may be around NZ$ 18000 to 25000 a year, depending on your course. Postgraduate courses may cost up to NZ$ 20000 to 40000 a year.
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden: Fees are usually very Low. Tuition may sometimes be completely free.
Nordic Countries : Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, and Sweden do not charge any Tuition Fee.
Netherlands: The tuition Fee is low compared to most other countries.
Switzerland: CHF 1500 to 2000, except in the University of Italian Switzerland where it may be CHF 8000.
7. How to write an SOP (Statement of Purpose)?
A significant component of your application package, the statement of purpose should convey in a lucid style what you intend to gain from in a lucid style what you intend to gain from undergoing the program
The SOP should include indications of the following :
Commitment to your field of study
Intermediate and long range goals
Interest in research
Personal attributes, such as motivation, sincerity, maturity, integrity and reliability
Qualifying tests like TOEFL and GMAT
Reasons for selecting the program
Reasons for selecting the university/institution
Specific career goals
You USP (Something very special in you)
8. How to write an LOR (Letter of Recommendation)?
Atleast 2 letters of Recommendation are supposed to be submitted. It could either be your professors, Boss’s or anyone you think whose recommendation will carry more weightage.
LOR should indicate your aptitude, intellectual curiosity, industry, maturity, seriousness of purpose and of course integrity.
The length could be between 300 and 600 words.
LOR should have the following structure :
Introduction: Indicate why you write the letter (to recommend the candidate for admission to the program-specify name of the candidate and the name of the program). Bring out briefly how you know the candidate – in what capacity; for what duration. The opening line should be carefully drafted, since it would make the first impression. If you start with phrases like, ‘it is a matter of honour and prestige for me to recommend’, the rating of the candidate is naturally taken to be very high. It is not advisable to use such wordings for all candidates. There are indeed moderate expressions in the language. Since there is a possibility of the letter not being read in full by a busy professor, your overall impression of the candidate should be indicated in this early part itself.
Body: It should be logically divided into four or five paragraphs. First a general assessment of the candidate, followed by specific points to support the assessment. Further paragraphs can show personal qualities and anecdotes. Ensure that the transition is smooth. The different paragraphs should draw a general trend showing that the significant attributes of the candidate coverage to a focus justifying the candidate’s admission.
Conclusion: State clearly your confidence and trust in the candidate, stressing his potential for success in the pursuit of the contemplated program.
Effective words/phrases for bringing out the candidate’s attributes:
Ambitious, amenable to discipline, attention to detail, balanced, caring, charming, committed, considerate, cost-conscious, courteous, creative, dedicated, detail-oriented, determined, devoted, diligent, efficient, empathetic, fair-minded, follows instructions, generous, genial, goal oriented, good communicator, good leader, good listener, hardworking, helpful, honest, industrious, initiative, intellectual curiosity, intelligent, law abiding, level headed, light hearted, logical, loyal, mature, methodical, natural curiosity, orderly, organized, patient, people-oriented, persevering, persistent, polite, presentation skill, problem-solver, punctual, quality-minded, quick learner, research-minded, responsible, result-oriented, self-starter, sense of humor, spirit of enquiry, team player, thorough, time management, trustworthy, wants to learn and grow, wise, works independently, zeal.
9. Why do I need a Study Abroad Consultant?
-Sometimes Study Abroad Consultants have direct tie ups with some Countries, which could be helpful.
-Documentation is a big headache and applications with proper documentation reaching on time to Colleges is very Important. Consultants assist and make sure everything reaches on time.
-Assistance on deciding the appropriate Country and College from Consultants is a big help.
-Going Abroad to Study is a big and important Step, so assistance from Consultants is usually advisable.
Look for Study Abroad Consultnts on http://www.allegiance-educare.in/study-abroad-list/?country=101&state=&city=&substream_studyabroad=&q=
10. How can I Apply for Abroad Colleges on my own?
You can click here to read the following blog to help you plan for study abroad.