Why Study Abroad
When you decide to study abroad, you might have to give up for a while at least your comfortable home, family, friends and every fringe benefit that comes from these. But, think about the good time and the bustling social life you'll enjoy, the unique educational experience you gain and the sizable cultural capital you'll accumulate.
You become more marketable to both grad schools and employers. You'll have an enviable opportunity to settle abroad and bring in your immediate family and also your best friends.
Not to mention the numerous intangible skills you imbibe, time and money management, organization and independence which makes this a key decision that not only transforms your life but also the lives of others who are emotionally related to you.
And, there will come a moment while you're abroad that you've done right, taken a right decision. Treasure that moment because right at that very moment many of your friends back home are possibly bored out of their minds and are probably afraid of their future.
With numerous countries opening their doors for Indian students, it is a great time for international education. International education not only gives you a different perspective, but it gives you the chance to explore the world and the ambition in you!
Tests To Be Taken
IELTS certificate is recognized as evidence of English proficiency by more than 9000 education and training providers worldwide. Some universities in non English speaking countries also require an IELTS score, when courses are taught in English.
The IELTS assesses your ability in listening, reading, writing and speaking. There are two types of IELTS tests: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Listening and speaking are the same for both tests. But, the test material for writing and speaking differs.
The listening, writing and reading formats of the test are completed on the same day, with no breaks in between. The speaking component however can be completed up to a week before or after the other tests. Your test center will advise.
TOEFL is the most widely respected English language test in the world. It is recognized as an evidence of English proficiency by more than 9000 colleges, agencies and universities in more than 130 countries including
- United Kingdom
- United States
The TOEFL iBT
is delivered via internet. This test measures your ability to use and understand English at a university level. Also it evaluates how well you can read, speak and write to accomplish the academics. There are more than 50 test dates in a year and numerous locations where you can take TOEFL iBT test. You can retake the test as many times as you wish, but you can not take it more than once in any 12 day period.
- The one and only test you need to take whether it is a grad school or a business school you are applying to. It is used by thousands of grad and business schools worldwide. It is the only graduate level admissions test that lets you skip questions and go back, change answers and have control to tackle the questions you want to answer first.GRE
- general test provides a Score Select option which means you can take the test now or again in the future and only send schools your best scores. Plus you have five years to decide how to use any of the scores. The internet delivered GRE is offered year round at Prometric test centers also on specific dates outside of the Prometric center network. The scores are sent to the designated score recipients in about 10-15 days after you take the test. You can take the test once every 21 days up to five times in a year.
Graduate Management Admissions Test computer adaptive test intended to assess analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal and reading skills in written English for use to admission in grad and business schools worldwide. More than 5900 programs offered by more than 2100 universities and institutions use GMAT as part of the selection criteria. It doesnâ€™t measure business knowledge or skill or intelligence but, it requires knowledge in:
- Data sufficiency
- Critical reasoning
- Despite the increasing acceptance of GRE scores by business schools it is still the number one choice of MBA aspirants. You can take the test five times in a year spaced at least 16 days apart.
Selecting Right University
With hundreds of good universities to choose from, the selection mirrors the proverb 'the more the options the difficult the choice. To further complicate matters, every university is different, offering different courses to students who want different things. So, to navigate these mind drowning waters, you first need an anchor to begin with. Nailing the priorities which are important to you right on the head is essential as you'll be the one studying and living there for a while.
Do you want to pursue the best course on the catalog or a good one that offers the leeway that you want? Or, do you want a university that offers the best work placement or where courses come with least continuous assessment? The more reading, visiting and talking you do, the better placed you're to make an informed decision. As later, it is costly to change courses or universities. And picking the wrong course is the primary reason why student dropouts are more during the first year at the university.
No matter what the changing global situations are, Exella provides you the doors to explore international education with high standards and high employability. The world is your arena! We are here to help you choose the best University that suits your ambitions and budget.
Students often underestimate the amount of time required to apply for admission to college or university. Avoid this by initiating the application process well in advance of the time you plan for your studies. The following is the application process for four popular student study destinations
This will help you know when you need to do what about going to USA for your studies. Start at least 18 months before course date. If, you donot have that much time you can still initiate the process but, the earlier the better.
Most US colleges and universities require that you take one or more standardized tests to gain entrance into their programs. GRE, GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS. WE can provide additional information about the various test, how to sign up and score high on the various standardized tests.
The college or university you apply for may require you to submit transcripts and documents to a credential evaluator. He/She will examine your credentials and translate the documents to evaluate whether the former curriculum of your country can meet the entry requirements of the college or university in USA you opted for.
To study in Australia you will need to apply for both, admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government. The following steps you have to go through:
- Decide on your preferred course and institution
- Submit application to the institution
- Receive & accept a letter of offer
- Receive the electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCoE)
- Apply for the student visa
There are further entry requirements that you will need to meet such as:
- Academic requirements
- English language requirements (IELTS)
- Evidence of funds to support study
- Overseas student health cover
Interviews for students going abroad can be intimidating to them. Enter mock interviews conducted by the educational consultants are a great way to gain experience, practice interview skills, receive feedback and improve performance. Schedule your mock interviews well in advance and sit through as many of them as you require feeling confident.