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Why Study in USA?
It is the world’s largest economy offering a diverse range of courses for international students. USA is home to some of the most prestigious, top-ranked education institutions anywhere in the world. The country is home to eclectic cities and amazing natural parks, where one can find a great blend of artistic, cultural, political, and athletic events, along with a diverse and multicultural society.
What is the Pattern of Education System in USA?
After completion of their 12th standard, students can opt for the 4-year Bachelor Degree. Students who have already completed their bachelor degree can opt for a 2-year Master degree.
Do American institutions accept the 10+2+3 education system of India?
This depends on the university and also varies from one university to the other. However, most of the American institutions accept the 10+2+3 system of education for the Master’s programs.
What is the Minimum Academic requirement?
Students applying for universities in USA should have good GPA scores for good selection options.
What are the tests I have to clear?
Students have to choose either the TOEFL or IELTS. If your background is Engineering / Science / Technology and any other stream other than business field you should appear for GRE and students who prefer management programs need to clear the GMAT.
I have completed my 15 years of education (for example B.COM, BCA and BBA). Can I try for securing admission into Master’s program?
There are many colleges/universities in USA that also accept 15 years of Indian education for admission.
Which English language tests are accepted by American institutions?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), PTE, and the Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) are accepted by US universities and colleges. However, it is important to check with your choice of institution regarding the same.
What is meant by SAT?
The SAT stands Test. It is a standardized test for college and university admissions for foreign students planning to study the bachelor’s degree in USA.
Are American qualifications valid everywhere?
Yes, the degrees from US institutions are recognized all the world as the institutions are known for their quality and excellence of education.
When should I start my Visa process?
It is a wise option to start the process of visa 3 to 4 months before the intake season.
After securing visa what is the period that I can fly to USA?
After securing a student visa, you can fly to USA I month before the starting date of your degree/course.
What is SEVIS Fees?
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) uses SEVIS fee payments to fund and maintain the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), and also the immigration database used for processing documents for the international students and exchange visitors during their course of stay in the United States. It is $350 with a validity of one year. You need to pay this fee after confirmation of your admission in USA.
What are special requirements for students under the age of 18 to study in the US?
All the students who are under 18 years of age should have arrangements in place for a guardian for the duration of their stay till they reach the age of 18 in USA. If there is no guardian for you in the US, you can then avail the option of government certified local guardians available at a minimal cost. Your IDI overseas counselor can offer you more information regarding this.

AUSTRALIA FAQS

Why should I choose Australia for my education?
There are more than 600,000 international students in the country, overall representing 194 nationalities who have selected Australia in the year 2017. Recent surveys have listed four main reasons that makes international students select Australia for higher education.
• Universally recognized courses and the institutions
• Multicultural setting and lifestyle
• Reasonable costs for study
• Congenial weather and landscape
How can I start the process of my study in Australia? What is the process of enrolment
The Application and enrolment procedures differs for each college or institution; hence IDI overseas delivers its best to contact institutions so that we can give students more information regarding the specific application requirements. Once you have selected a course, we will help you with the rest of the admission process.
Do the Australian institutions accept India’s 10+2+3 education system?
Yes, the 10+2+3 system is accepted by the universities in Australia for Masters/ diploma programs.
What is the cost involved for studying in Australia?
Tuition fees for the country depend on the course and institution. Since we are in direct contact with the concerned institutions in Australia, we will help you find more information. However, overall Australia is rated as an affordable destination for overseas education.
How can I access more information or enquire about the Australian courses?
You are free to schedule a consultation with us anytime. IDI Overseas, Hyderabad is a well-known overseas education consultancy that provides you with all the information during the process of counseling with our experts.
What is the process to apply for a student visa to Australia? What are requirements that has to be met?
The student visa section of IDI Overseas will help you in understanding the requirements for gaining a student visa. We also provide you details regarding the costs which are associated with applying. After receiving the letter of offer or a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from your college or institution, this process begins. IDI overseas will assist you in the online application process by clarifying all your queries and concerns.
What are the standard English language tests acceptable for the purpose of Australian student visas?
There are different tests that are usually accepted for Australia’s student visa applications and this depends on the college or the institution.
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
• Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
• Pearson Test of English (PTE).
Can I shift my course or even institution in case I don’t like it?
Yes, this is possible, albeit with strict conditions and rules that are outlined by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection which you should be able to meet and follow.
How can I prepare myself for arrival in Australia?
The counselors at IDI overseas will help you gather all the information required for your hassle free arrival in the country right from forex to flight tickets, student visa and other related information which is very important for you from local sources in the country.

CANADA FAQS

What is the admission criteria for Bachelor’s/Diploma/Certificate courses in Canada?
The admission is Flexible admission and candidates should have an IELTS score of 6 / 6.5 overall based on the course and also institution requirement.
What is the admission criterion for Post-Graduate/Masters courses?
Students need to have a 2-3 years of full-time work experience. The score for GMAT has to be a minimum of 580-600 and IELTS score which is 6.5 overall with no band less than 6. Students should have completed a 4-year Bachelor’s degree. This again depends on the course and the institution.
What is the admission criterion for admission to Undergraduate/Bachelors level?
Students should have scored 70% in 12th grade and this again depends on the course and the institution.
Which intake should I choose for?
It may become slightly confusing to choose the intake which can be considered as the best for you. This depends on many factors such as the availability of your preferred course of the program, your scores and academic records, English language proficiency test scores, the acceptance rates, as well as the job opportunities and whether/when you are ready to join the program.
Most of the Indian students choose the September intake, but even January and April intakes are considered good for few programs. If your scorecards are still not ready, it’s better to wait and then apply for the next intake.
We will help you in making a well-informed decision, you can now book for a free counseling session with experienced counselors at IDI Overseas who can help you with all the information required regarding the available intakes, program selection, the process of application submission, and final visa procedure.
What is the procedure to follow for studying in Canada?
The first step involves securing an admission to a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) that has been recognized by the government of Canada. After the student receives the crucial letter of acceptance from a DLI, they can now apply for a study permit. Applications are either made through online or by mail.
All the new study permits are now issued at a Canadian port of entry. An applicant who submits a request for the foreign Canadian Visa Office will be given a letter of approval which states that they should next travel to a Canadian port of entry for getting the study permit, which corresponds to the duration of the student’s education.
What is the exact difference between a student visa and a temporary resident visa?
A study permit authorizes the international students to pursue their education during their course duration in Canada, while a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) is for a person to enter Canada. It is applicable only for students from certain countries.
What are the scholarships available for Indian students?
Scholarships may be available for international students who have enrolled in the private, government or public institutions based in Canada. Students need to apply in advance, and the grant of scholarships is solely based on the institution. We are not liable for guaranteeing scholarships.
What is the English Proficiency test required for Canada?
Most of the Canadian Universities and colleges require IELTS as the proof of English language proficiency for gaining admission. It is only an admission requirement and not any exact requirement for a Canadian Study Permit unless you are applying through the Student Partner Program. We will help you by verifying with academic institution you plan to join, for determining if IELTS is required and if yes, what is the score required.
What is the processing time for study visa to Canada?
Processing times for the purpose of study permits to Canada vary depending on the visa office. During your admission process, we will provide you with a clear picture, of the processing times for your application.
When will I get Permanent Residency?
Gaining valuable work experience in Canada after completing the graduation may help students in qualifying for permanent residence in Canada for which there are many immigration programs available. You need to first find job in your relevant field of study, build your experience and then apply for PR.
After securing visa what is the period that I can fly to USA?
After securing a student visa, you can fly to USA I month before the starting date of your degree/course.
Is new study permit required if I change the institution?
If a student is transferred from one Designated Learning Institution (DLI) to another one, even if that includes same level of study, the students has to notify Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC). For this, they need to update their online account and ensured that the college or school is a DLI.
This is also applicable for the post-secondary students who shift their level of study (for example, from a bachelor’s to master’s program).
Can I include my spouse in the application?
A spouse or the common-law partner of a student with a valid study permit and enrolled full-time at any qualified post-secondary institution, may be considered as eligible for applying for an open work permit.

The open work permit issued for a spouse will be valid for the same period of time as that of the study permit, and the period it remains valid. The student should be able to clearly indicate in the application form that the spouse will accompany them to Canada. In case a spouse decides to study in Canada later, they should start processing their own study permit application.

Can my dependent children accompany me to Canada?
An applicant’s dependent children is eligible to accompany the parent to Canada. However, this involves an application for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) that has to be issued for the accompanying dependent.
What are the different immigration programs available for students who wish to settle permanently in Canada?
Once you complete your education in Canada, the country offers international students a clear route to attain Canadian permanent residence. There are many federal and provincial programs which are available for international students to eventually apply for immigration, and there are cases, where this may be processed even without a job offer. The Canadian education and work experience give you the eligible additional points for Federal Express Entry program, which is a popular choice for qualified immigrants.

UK FAQS

Why Study in the UK?
The UK is one of the most popular and also highly recommended English-speaking destinations by lakhs of overseas students. It is estimated that at least 90% of students from different fields of study are satisfied with their education experience in the UK. The UK is therefore known for one of the highest international student satisfaction ratings among English-speaking countries. The United Kingdom is also one of the most popular higher education destinations on a global level.
Can a UK Degree Help My Future Career?
A higher education qualification from the UK is highly regarded and also recognized by employers all over the globe. Students who arrive in the UK experience world-leading education, accompanied by an enriching personal and professional interaction with people who come from all over the world.
What is the quality of higher education in UK?
The higher education sector in the United Kingdom is one of the best in the world and has been consistently performing well in the world rankings. According to the latest rankings of the Times Higher World University rankings, there are 3 UK universities in the top 10, 7 of them in the top 50 as well as 31 universities in the top 200 followed by 93 among the top 1,000.
The UK is a well-known world leader in quality education as well as the strength of its research. The UK also has a world-class reputation in terms of higher education standards and quality.
What is the extent of International diversity in the UK?
About one in every five students studying in the UK universities belong outside the UK, which equals more than 450,00 students. It is also estimated that more than 29% of its university academic staff are also from outside the nation, and from over 180 countries in the world. This contributes to a rewarding, enriching, and global outlook and culture on the campuses.
Do UK institutions accept India’s 10+2+3 education system?
Yes, the UK universities accept students who have completed the 10+2+3 system in India, for the Master’s programs.
Which English language tests are accepted by the British institutions?
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) is the widely preferred English language proficiency test which is accepted by most of the institutions in the UK and this is also recommended according to UK visa rules. The UK institutions are however globally open to accepting some of the other proficiency tests too. Refer to the official website of your chosen institution regarding this.

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