Owing to the exposure students have to the Internet, combined with the great Indian dream of pursuing higher education in foreign universities, the number of students opting for higher education abroad has gone up exponentially in the past two decades. Also, the ever increasing expense associated with overseas education has led to a number of students opting for an educational loan, forcing all major banks to offer loans in this regard. A student education loan takes care of the finances till the student completes his or her studies and then asks students to pay the same along with a fixed interest back to the banks as EMIs.
When applying to a Study Abroad Loan, the following points have to be kept in mind:
Most banks or lenders usually have a pre- approved list of courses and institutions for study abroad student loans. They sanction the loan depending on the quality of the institution, relevancy of the course, credit worthiness of the co-applicant or the guarantor.
What does an Overseas Education Loan include?
Documents required for Education loans:
At VDIEC, once students get the offer letter from their dream university, the loan application process is taken care of by assisting and guiding them from applying to securing the education loan.
Once the University Admission is done and students have decided on how to fund their admissions in International Universities, they must apply for a student visa from the respective consulates. VDIEC’s education counselors are experts in student visa, providing professional assistance through this seemingly complex process of visa application. Offering visa assistance all the way, from application to documentation that meets the most stringent criteria required by consulates of the respective country, we have a 90% success rate in visa processes, irrespective of the country and are adept with the regulatory changes and procedural changes.
General Visa Requirements
The documentation and prerequisites vary for each country and visa, being a crucial step to achieving the dream of studying abroad, we make sure that all the points are checked before the student sets out for the Visa Interview.
The Visa Interview is that final hurdle to cross for all the aspiring students who want to pursue higher education in an overseas study destination. Like any other interview, this one needs preparation and the final outcome depends on the performance of each candidate. Most often our students crack these interviews with ease because of the mock interviews they are used to. At VDIEC, we know that good preparation through mock interviews and systematic visa documentation help you to reply promptly and confidently at the visa interview.
The VDIEC team of experienced study abroad visa consultants has expertise in all the countries we cater to and is equipped to guide you through the tedious process of preparing and submitting your visa application, giving students the complete visa assistance they require. With the help of our well-experienced visa consultants, students can be assured to fulfill all the necessary visa conditions and prerequisites easily. Once the dates for the Visa Interview is set, our counselors will carefully review all the necessary documents to check if everything is in order before submitting them.
Our professional consultants will also provide you with an important checklist and help you prepare for visa interviews, if needed.
At VDIEC, we promise to give students planning to study abroad all the help they require to fulfill their dream of achieving a foreign degree, which is how we recognized the need to help students prepare for various international language and aptitude tests like TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, GMAT, and GRE etc. VDIEC offers quality coaching to students through our well trained staff in all five centers located in Bhopal, Indore, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. We understand the importance of getting a good score and our expert trainers make sure that the students are trained well for the exams in which they choose to appear.
All our test preparation centers are equipped with excellent infrastructure, classrooms, library & facilities. Our trainers are updates with the recent curriculum and ensure high quality training to students. At VDIEC we believe in continuously reinventing ourselves and improving our training methods to suit the latest industry trends. We make use of various multimedia tools, technology and training material to deliver the best in class training & coaching.
Why choose VDIEC for Coaching?
International English Language Testing System is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, especially for students planning to go to UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany and Ireland. A student can alternatively choose to give TOEFL instead of IELTS.
Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities, especially students planning to take admission to any course in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany.
Pearson Test of English aims at assessing and validating the English language usage of non-native English speaker, especially students who are planning to take admission in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. It is accepted by thousands of universities worldwide.
Graduate Record Exam a standardized test that is an admission requirement for most graduate schools in the United States when a student plans to pursue any master level program other than MBA/ Management course. It is also accepted by German and Canadian Universities.
Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program in USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Scholastic Aptitude Test is a standardized test widely used for college admissions for any bachelor level course in the United States.
VDIEC pre-departure assistance is exclusively designed keeping in mind the apprehensions and concerns that students travelling to foreign universities are bound to face. The pre departure briefing has all the details a student requires to transition into a new environment; to adapt and adjust at an overseas education destination. The pre departure services at VDIEC for students going abroad include:
VDIEC provides Foreign Exchange services through our business alliances, offering the most competitive exchange rates. We have noted that most students and parents favor FOREX cards over Travelers Check and are not comfortable carryingaround lump sum amounts of cash.
Finding a home to live in, especially when one is new to the place is certainly daunting and when the place is another country altogether, it also becomes a bit intimidating. However, students who have been placed by VDIEC have nothing to worry as they can make use of our alumni network as well as our associations with universities. We will help you find the best accommodation facilities within the budget. Our service provides information about student accommodation, both on campus as well as off campus.
Travelling abroad can be a little scary, but when you know that any mishap or unforeseen event is taken care of, you can feel less stressed. A Student Travel Insurance does exactly that. It takes care of any emergency expense while you are travelling; injury during travel; mishandled luggage; luggage loss etc.
Unlike India, the medical expenses at any of the overseas educational destinations can be quite high; it could cost a fortune for treating a minor ailment or cure any diseases you could be suffering from and put all your planning into a frenzy. Without a valid medical insurance policy, meeting such unforeseen expenses could be a nightmare.A well laid out Student Medical Insurance will not only take care of your medical needs but also keep you covered under unforeseen circumstances.
The pre departure services briefing is customized to suit each student, university and overseas education destination and is an informative and highly interactive event. Our team of experienced counselors come together to share inputs based on real experiences extracted from our director’s business and personal exposure overseas as well as the experience of our students who have been successfully placed in Universities of their choice. The core concept of such an interaction is to provide vital information about the lifestyle and culture as well as the process to be followed once you are abroad. A major aspect of the briefing is also about how to inculcate habits and attitudes in order to have a fruitful life abroad both personally and professionally. This session is also an opportunity for parents to discuss their anxieties and students to get to know one another, especially those going to the same course, university or country.
Admission to Universities and Colleges abroad is known to be tedious and time-consuming, but considering the effect that a certificate from a prestigious foreign university can be on a student’s career and life, VDIEC Global Connect Pvt. Ltd. makes sure that each application is unique and noteworthy. With the right kind of guidance, students can study abroad at affordable costs and sometimes even free, with a scholarship. The Application is most crucial and is what makes all the difference. The VDIEC team is well aware of this and knows that the success of students is directly linked to their success.
The application to attend courses in overseas education destinations takes time and so it is required that students start well in advance and prepare themselves. The application is the first step and there are still quite a few things to do before you get on that flight to live your dream of studying abroad. To make it easy for students to understand the process of study abroad admission, here is a step by step guide.
Determine the course, university and country depending on your interest:
Meet our experienced counselors who can assist students in selecting the course to pursue. Once the course is decided, research is done to find out which universities associated with us offer the best in the field. While choosing the University, students must also consider academic eligibility, possible test scores, financial involvement and finally, the location and culture. Since applying for higher education abroad is a huge decision, it is both recommended and mandatory to invest sufficient time and effort to make the right decision.
Application Forms to be requested from Universities:
Once students have decided on the course and shortlisted around 10-15 universities that offer great learning in the field, the request for application forms must be placed either by sending emails to the universities chosen or by directly downloading the application form from the website.
Language and Aptitude tests
International students in foreign universities, be it undergraduate or graduate levels, are required to take language tests to demonstrate their proficiency in English. The most popular tests are IELTS, TOEFL and PTE. Students who desire to pursue course in graduate management programs at management education institutions, must crack GMAT and those who wish to attend graduate programs primarily in the areas of engineering and sciences at education institutions in USA, must pass GRE or SAT.
Completing and Sending Applications
Once the decision regarding which universities to apply to has been made, it is best to take a bit of admission guidance from our expert counselors to start filling up the application forms and help with the necessary documentation. Most applications to foreign universities ask for: personal details, academic record, a Statement of Purpose or Statement of Intent, personal achievements, extra- curricular activities and recommendation letters. The statement of purpose is a concise essay regarding your reason for choosing the academic program; selecting the particular college; advantages and benefits to you etc.
Reporting Test Scores
The final step is to inform the universities you have applied to when the test scores are out. Each university may or may not have a cut off. Once this is done, students who have strong academics, good performance on standardized exams & extracurricular achievements can look around for eligibility for scholarship awards & financial assistance.
Assisting you at every step of your career path!
Choosing the perfect course to study abroad, is a tedious job that requires good research and at times it can be exhausting and daunting, due to the plethora of courses available in different overseas education destinations. At VDIEC Global Connect Pvt. Ltd., our counselors through an interactive dialogue exchange with students and parents try to elucidate numerous options available and also suggest the most appropriate course and university, based on their requirements and our options.
If you are confused about; Where to study overseas; What documents are required for the admission and visa process; Scholarship availability and prerequisites; Stay during the course etc. the team at VDIEC will guide you through the labyrinth of the questions, to seek out all the probable answers that best suit you and your profile. Our expert counselors will question and screen you with respect to all the parameters to ensure that you pick the right career path.
Applying for higher education in foreign universities is an important decision, both financially and psychologically. It is mandatory to invest adequate time and effort in order to make the perfect decision. VDIEC has professional and expert counselors who give career counseling regarding International University Admissions and assistance to identify the long term and professional goals, enabling the student to take an informed decision. The University Admission service at VDIEC makes sure that students receive all-inclusive & impartial information on admission procedures, visa procedures etc.
The International Student Advisors also offers assistance regarding cracking direct interviews from university representatives & offers proper guidance for admission process. Once students have chosen their course and the foreign university which they intend to apply to, out team pays special attention to their application, taking care to highlight the areas indispensable for a well-presented and error-free application. Additionally, we lend a helping hand to students in preparing the perfect and most important’ Statement of Purpose (SOP). Our ever growing strong alumnus gives our students a great base and references in Universities around the world.
At VDIEC, we completely understand the quandary and anxiety students and parents endure, which is why we give them a patient hearing and try to make them feel at ease by explaining each and every aspect in detail. With proven credentials and trustworthy services, we guide students to reach the zenith of their potential and believe in making great careers, not just a wayward promise.
Most students who want to pursue a higher education abroad express concerns about the financial aspect. Study abroad scholarships are awards in the form of money, given to students, to cater to expenses in their program such as course fee, travel, accommodation etc. Students with exceptional academic record, good scores on Language and Aptitude tests, along with extra-curricular achievements are eligible for study overseas scholarships.
There are different types of scholarships for studying abroad:
Merit based Scholarships: These study abroad grants are based purely on a student’s achievements in studies or sports or creativity or community services.
Course Based Scholarships: These scholarships are given to students based on their chosen field of study.
Country Based Scholarships: This overseas scholarship is generally given by government of countries to attract students to come, study in that particular country.
Student Based Scholarships: This is generally a minority specific scholarship to students belonging to a specific race, gender, family, trust or religion.
As a leading overseas education consultant in India, VDIEC helps you get the apt scholarships from the varied opportunities available at Foreign Universities. Depending on the student’s academic, the scholarships are offered by the University the student wishes to apply.
Overseas Scholarships and grants are a great help in paying for the education abroad and should be opted as the primary funding source to study abroad, especially for students who have financial constraints. The experienced and resourceful student counselors gives you all the details and appraise you of the options available in terms of the scholarship opportunities available with different universities VDIEC is associated with.