HOW TO CHOOSE A COUNTRY FOR EDUCATION?

The choice of country depends on the budget as well as personal interest of the student. Mostly all countries now are offering a very wide range of courses. A student must first of all choose which country offers him the best choice of course as well as provides him/her employment opportunities. Example: Taking the financial aspect into consideration the courses in UK are only for 1 year and that cuts down the cost of studies substantially when compared to USA / Australia. Pyramid Overseas Education Consultants and Immigration helps you make this analysis and then zero-in on a country that suits you best.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH UNIVERSITY IS THE BEST FOR ME?

All the countries have university rankings; but this may not be the only distinguishing feature for a university. A university that suits the student best would be the one that: » Is accredited by the local Accreditation Council » Offers the course that a student is looking for » Accepts students qualifications for the interested course » Is situated in a location that student is interested in Once these 4 points are checked with, the student can then look into the financial part.

WHEN SHOULD A STUDENT APPLY FOR ADMISSION IN UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE?

Generally, in most universities and colleges in UK and USA, there are two intakes, mainly in September and Jan/Feb; while in Germany the intakes are in April and October. It is advisable to procure admission 3 months prior to the intake month. This ensures a smooth process and a comfortable and timely preparation. That apart if the admission date is delayed, the seats in the university might get full and you may have to let-go of a golden opportunity and then compromise with either university selection or tuition fees or quality of education. To avoid all this we advice you to make your choices and decisions well in time.

HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT EXACTLY TAKE IN PROCESSING THE APPLICATION?

It takes approx. 4-6 weeks to process a file. The breakdown is as under: » Selecting a university and preparation for application » Receiving Offer letter from University » Documentation for Visa File » Visa Interview Preparation » Interview Date » Receiving Visa » Flight Booking

IS IELTS / TOEFL NECESSARY TO GET AN ADMISSION IN THE UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE?

UK: IELTS or TOEFL USA: IELTS or TOEFL and GRE or GMAT or SAT Germany: IELTS or TOEFL and GMAT or GRE Although, IELTS & TOEFL examination is not necessary for all universities, but it is definitely an important supportive document for your application form. Proficiency in English Language is a must in order to study in any country, as the medium of instruction is English. It is important that you as a student are able to understand instructional English in order to do well in your studies. IELTS / TOEFL exams are therefore accepted proofs of proficiency in English.

WHAT IS AN IMMIGRATION PROGRAM?

Immigration programs are designed for individuals who want to apply to study abroad or who are desirous of migrating to a particular country. There are various countries that offer immigration programs for foreign students and professionals. If one opts for such a program it allows them to migrate to these countries, this migration could be permanent or temporary. There are options of travel visas, student visas, business visas, etc. Each visa type is decided on the basis of the requirement of the individual and their agenda in the country of their choice.

WHAT IS VISA PERMIT?

A visa permit is the legal documentation and authorization that allows an individual entry into a country. If one is going to a country other than their country of origin, for whatever purpose, they need to have the specific visa documents stating their purpose and intent. One needs to verify their identity and a lot of necessary documents in order to authenticate the visa. Once obtained, the visa permit allows you to travel to your country of choice to fulfil your stated purpose.