All about IELTS

The IELTS is a globally recognised English test. Statistics show that over 1.4 million applicants take the test each year to apply for overseas education and employment. Over 6,000 institutions in 135 countries recognise this test. The IELTS is conducted in over 500 international centres, four times in a month. A number of people from different backgrounds appear for the test, making it one of the most accepted forms of international testing. This makes it imperative for aspirants to plan Read More …

Studying in the US – Cost estimate

What will be the budget for studying in the USA? Here are some pointers to expenditure types. Pre-departure Expenditure When we talk about the budget for studying in the US, we also have to consider the amount you will spend before departure, during the application process. i) University Application Fee The fee will vary from USD 30 to USD 110 (INR 2,004 to INR 7356). You will also need to mind the courier charge you will have to incur since Read More …

Types of Overseas Scholarships

There are 5 types of study overseas scholarships that are well known in the mainstream: Merit-Based: Merit Based aid originated as a result of top tier universities finding themselves in a bidding war for desirable students. Troy Miller once stated, ‘Instead of students competing to get into the best colleges, have the colleges competing to get the best students’. Merit based awards are hence typically granted on the basis of academic, artistic, athletic or other extracurricular based superiority.   Need-Based: Read More …

Important Exams for Higher Studies Abroad

Various universities prescribe different qualifying exams as a pre-requisite for studying abroad. Some important Exams are listed below: 1.¬† TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) TOEFL can evaluate the ability of a student or an individual to understand and use English in a setting which is academic in nature. This is a requirement for non-English speaking natives at most of the English universities and colleges. This is also a requirement for scholarships. The scores of TOEFL is ¬†valid Read More …