10 Incredibly Useful questions that you should ask the agent who is helping you with the study abroad admissions process?

For international students, studying abroad can be a confusing process with lots of variables to consider. When meeting with an agent for the first time, there are some important questions to ask in order to make the study abroad trip as rewarding as possible. It would definitely help the process to do some research prior to meeting with the agent, such as by finding general information online. After giving the agent this information, it will be easier for them to answer your questions. Some questions to consider could be: What locations have the best opportunities for my academic interests? What schools do I have the best chance of getting into based on my past academic records, and what schools would be more of a challenge to get into? Am I missing any essential requirements, documents, or anything extra that would impact my chances of getting into the program of my choice? These questions can also get more specific as you gain more information on the program you have in mind; such as asking about ways to increase your chances of getting accepted into your top choice. By asking relevant and more specific questions, the study abroad agent will have an easier time assisting you and helping you gain entry into the program or school you are after. 

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10 Common Student Visa Questions

In this article we answer 10 common questions about applying for a student visa to help make your visa application quick and easy.

It is important that you keep up to date with the current visa requirements. This will help guarantee visa application success for your chosen destination.

1. Where do I start?
2. Where do I apply for my student visa?
3. What type of student visa do I need?
4. How much money will I need?
5. How good must my English be?
6. Can my family travel with me?
7. Can I work on my visa?
8. How long can I stay?
9. Are Governments trying to make it harder for international students?
10. Where can I find more information?

 1. Where do I start?

You can’t apply for a student visa until you’re accepted on to a course in that country. So, if you haven’t already done so you need to submit an application for the course you wish to study. Not only that, but you must ensure the course meets the country’s visa requirements. Your student visa acceptance will be determined by a number of factors:

  • Your country of citizenship
  • Your chosen destination country
  • The course you wish to study
  • The institution you wish to study at
  • How you plan to fund your study

2. Where do I apply for my student visa?

Usually you will apply for your student visa in your own country. This will require you to visit an application centre. Here you will submit your application paper work and provide any biometric information required.

Below is a list of Visa application centres for the following countries:

What type of student visa do I need?

If you are studying abroad for your post-16 education you will require a general student visa.

  • In the UK this is called a Tier 4 (General Student) visa.
  • In the US this is called a F-1 visa.
  • In Australia your visa type will depend on your country of citizenship and your chosen subject.

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