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Studying Abroad FAQs

Are you skeptical about studying abroad?
Are you unsure about the process?
Do you have a ton of unanswered questions running through your head?

Well don’t look too far, worry less cause at GECCA we are here to answer all your questions and set your mind at rest.

Here are some frequently asked questions by parents and students who wish to give study abroad a chance:

Am I eligible to study overseas?
To begin studying as an international student, there are a range of entry requirements you may have to meet.
The academic requirements (including evidence of English language skills) your need to apply will vary depending on the level of education you want to study. For example, some courses will require you to have done a foundation course before applying for a degree. All universities and schools can have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their websites carefully.

What if I can’t afford to study overseas?
You can always apply for a scholarship. There are a limited number of scholarships and bursaries available for international students. The amount varies by level of study and by institution. Scholarships are competitive and you need to demonstrate exceptional academic achievements. Governments and other organizations also provide scholarships and awards to help international students study overseas.

Can I work and study at the same time?
YES you can, Working while you study can complement your study and living experience. If you pursue a course at degree level or above you may be permitted to work while on an international student visa. Before you undertake any paid work, you need to make sure that your visa allows it. The opportunity for students to work part-time during their studies varies from country to country.

How long does the application process take?
We recommend you begin your application process at least a year in advance to give enough time for your applications to be processed and to prepare for your time overseas.
Bear in mind that the academic year begins at different times of year in different countries.

How much will it cost to study abroad?
The costs associated with studying at university or school overseas vary greatly. It depends on the nature of the program, the length of your stay, the distance you travel and the kind of lifestyle you want when you get there.
Be aware that some student visas require you to have a certain amount of funds available in your bank account when you arrive in your chosen country. It is best to review the immigration websites for the country you wish to study in or speak to our advisors.

Do I need an education agent?
While you can apply to study directly to an institution, you may choose to use the expertise of an agent to guide you through the process of choosing a university or school and enrolling. Using an accredited and trusted agent, like GECCA, can help reduce the stress of choosing a school in another country, applying and preparing to leave.

Did you find this article helpful?
You can take advantage of this information and start your process today with GECCA.

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