Study in the USA

A Popular Choice

The USA is an extremely popular choice. The most popular states for international students are California, New York and Texas. The most popular subjects are business and management, engineering, mathematics and computer science.

Huge Market

The United States is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations. Large-scale immigration over decades from many countries has created a huge market population. An American education provides exceptionally wide career opportunities, both within the US and around the world.

Educational and Work Opportunities

The US provides you with a variety of institutions. Public and Private schools, colleges and Universities and community colleges are all available for you to choose from.

You are allowed to work part-time during the school year, and full time during vacations if you intend to register for the next academic semester. After completing your studies, your student visa allows you to work for 1 year through an OTP option. The OPT program allows you to extend your F-1 student visa status for one year as you gain professional training in your area of study.

Academic Excellence

If you look at any world rankings in the education sector, you will find that the majority of the top ranked educational institutions are in the US.

Scholarships Available

Depending upon your overall educational background, there are ample scholarship opportunities available in US, especially as compared to other countries.

Entry Requirements

For UG degrees 75-85 % is an average requirement. SAT exams are required for UG courses. Some universities waive the SAT requirements.

PG / Masters Degrees require a First class or a higher class with GRE as an entrance test.

Exams

IELTS/TOEFL – English exam which may be waived in certain cases. GMAT is required for MBA courses.

Duration

The undergraduate degrees are 4 years and Postgraduate degrees / Masters / MBAs are 2 years.

Costs

Tuition Fees: $9,000+

Accommodation Costs: $9,804 – $11,188 per year.

Student Visas

The Student Visa is an F1 visa. In order to apply for a student visa the most essential document required is an I20 (Acceptance Form). Your UNI Student counselor will help you complete the visa and university application forms.

Study in the UK

Cultural Exposure

The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Island. You are exposed to several cultures and various industries. London still remains at the top of the list among all the cities, and a favourite study destination among students.

Global Recognition

UK education is recognised the world over for superb quality and exposure. All the UG and PG degree courses are globally recognised, which provides you opportunities to work anywhere in the world.

Duration Advantage

Undergraduate degrees in the UK take only 3 years and Postgraduate degrees take 1 year to complete. Although the degrees take less time compared to other countries, quality standards are not compromised. UK universities still remain among the best in league tables. A shorter study duration saves time and lowers the overall cost of your education.

Quality Education

UK Universities are very well known for Business studies. You will see their names in the world’s top rankings. Most of the UK universities are ranked for Research and Teaching quality education in the world.

Accommodations

On-campus accommodation is provided at the Universities. Its guaranteed for all UG students in your first year. However, you must apply before the deadline and meet with all the conditions in order to secure housing. The Universities will also provide you with a private accommodation option if you prefer.

Sandwich Year

Most undergraduate courses have a sandwich year option between the 2nd and 4th years. This year is a placement/ internship where you work in your chosen industry. This could be paid, but sometimes it is unpaid, depending on the company. Either way, you get valuable experience.

Entry Requirements

There are no tough entry requirements for UK education. NO SAT or GRE required. However, the Universities will look at your overall 12th Grade for UG studies and Degree % for PG programmes. 75-80% is required for UG. However, there are some Universities that may look at grades below 70% which can be discussed on case-to-case basis. IELTS is an English exam you must take. It is conducted by the British Council.

NHS – National Health Service

Once you enroll with the university you will also be automatically enrolled with the National Health Service. This is the socialised government medical system in the UK. As an international student, you get free medical treatments, just like citizens.

Tuition Fees

The Average Tuition Fees for 1 year range from 10,000 – 12,500 pounds. However some of the Masters courses may have higher rates in the 15,000 – 19,000 pounds range. MBA courses range from 15,000 pounds to 25,000 pounds. The top ranked UK universities with world renowned MBA courses could have fees in the range of 45,000 pounds.

Living Costs

The cost of living is lower outside the city of London, in the range of 7,500 pounds – 8,500 pounds per year. In London costs are more in the range of 10,500 pounds per year.

Student Visas

The student visa process is very straightforward, as compared to other countries. The application center for student visas is called – VFS (Visa Facilitating Center) which is responsible for accepting and providing advice.

Work Opportunities

The Department for Education and Employment has given permission to international students to work part-time, 20 hours per week during the school year, and 40 hours per week during vacations.

Study in Australia

Wide Variety of Study Options

Australia has seven of the top 100 universities in the world! In fact, with over 22,000 courses across 1,100 institutions, Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, ranking eighth in the Universities 2012 U21 Ranking of the National Higher Education System.

Popular Study Destination

The sandy beaches and deep oceans of lager and BBQs, unpeopled wilderness and love of sport draw students to Australia. In fact, Australia is the 3rd most popular international student destination in the world.

Multiculturalism

Australia offers a fresh and different perspective in the education sector, mainly because it is dynamic and diverse. More so than Europe and North America, Australia has attracted a large number of Asian students.

Great Work Opportunities After Graduation

The Post Study Work Visa introduced by the Ministry of Australian Education provides an opportunity to work for 2 years after completing your studies.

Access to New Zealand

Hundreds of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders cross the Tasman each year as tourists, for business purposes, or to visit family members. Freedom of travel is facilitated through the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangements of 1973, which allow Australians and New Zealanders to visit, live and work in either country without restrictions. Visit new Zealand, too!

Duration

Undergraduate degrees are 4 years and Postgraduate degrees are mostly 1.5 to 2 years.

UG courses are 3 years for most of the Business programmes.

MBA are 1.5 to 2 years.

Graduate Diploma courses are offered in most of the Universities. These bridging programmes for 6 months are offered before the degree starts in order to allow you the flexibility to change your area of study, and get into the swing of getting good grades.

Entry Requirements

The top universities require 75-85 % in 12th Std for undergraduate students. Any average university requires – 65 to 70 %. Masters require 60-65 % in relevant degrees.

IELTS is a compulsory exam required by all students planning to go for Australian studies. Minimum scores required – 6.0/9 for UG and 6.5 / 9 PG students.

MBA – Some MBA programmes require no work experience. However most of the universities will require 3 to 4 years of work experience. And will also require a GMAT score of 600/800. Average GMAT score required is 570-600.

Student Visas

Student visas are granted by the Australian DIAC (Department of Immigration and Citizenship). DIAC will grant you a student visa if your course is registered or is a part of registered course on a full time basis. Once the offer is made, you accept their visa offer by paying the first semester tuition fees, after which you get the COE (confirmation of enrolment), issued by the institution.

You can expect your visa within 4 to 5 working weeks after the visa application is lodged by your UNI Student counselor.

Costs

UG – A$14,000 to 35,000 a year

PG – A$15,000 to 36,000 a year

LIVING COSTS – A$18,000 a year

Study in Europe

Career Development

With strong international business, creative and research sectors, Europe is a great place to build your career. You gain skills, knowledge and experience that employers value around the world. In the QS 2011 Global Employer Survey, over 60% of employers worldwide said they actively seek or specifically value an international study experience when recruiting.

World Class Education

European universities place an emphasis on creativity, innovation and support – helping you reach your potential. World renowned universities, top facilities, and inspirational teaching are in Europe at the centre of an international community with a passion for learning.

Research Opportunities

There were 1.58 million full-time equivalent researchers in the EU-27 in 2009. Over the next decade, the European Union is actively looking to attract an additional 1 million researchers! You can be among them!

Beautiful Countries

Studying in Europe is not just about lectures and libraries, it is also a once-in-a-lifetime chance to discover new countries. From the snowy north to the sun-soaked south, across Europe you will find breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, buzzing cities and vibrant cultures waiting for you.

Value for Money

European countries invest in their higher education systems to help make education affordable for students, whilst maintaining high-quality standards. Across Europe, tuition fees and living costs compare very well to other study destinations.

In some European countries, study programmes are free of charge! There are lots of scholarships and financial support options available too.

Variety of Program Options

The beauty of Europe is that it offers so much choice. With world-class universities, higher education institutions and research institutes offering hundreds of thousands of Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree and PhD/Doctoral programmes, plus short-term exchange programmes, you can choose the experience that suits you.

Study in New Zealand

Quality Education

New Zealand tuition rivals others for being the lowest in the world. This is British-based education (due to the huge British influence) for a fraction of the cost. The degrees from New Zealand are recognized around the world as being up-to-date and highly practical. The support services for international students are among the best in the world. The institutions have a lot of expertise and experience helping international students succeed in their programs.

Comfortable Weather

New Zealand is a spectacular choice for the weather. The winters are mild, with temperatures around 10ºC (50ºF) and slightly wet. In the summers, the climate is warm and dry with temperatures around 25ºC (77ºF). As you would expect in the southern hemisphere, the summer lasts from December to February, and winter from June to August. Spring and fall are similar, with cooler temperatures and a little rain.

Economic Stability

The economy is incredibly stable, the cost of living is low, and the government is more stable (and less argumentative) than governments in other countries. Immigration is embraced. You are really welcome here.

Sports and Adventure

Sport is one of the biggest draws to New Zealand. The most popular sports in the country are rugby, cricket, netball, sailing, basketball, football, golf, tennis, any and all water sports, and winter sports. Obviously, some of these are universal, but others are not quite as well known.

In New Zealand, there are literally thousands of things to do. Plenty of Mountains to hike and explore. You get to enjoy the beaches throughout the year. The scenery is new depending on where you go. You drive an hour and have a completely different geography. Lots to explore!

Work Opportunities

On a student visa, you are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week throughout the semester and during vacations you can work up to 40 hours. Internships and other practical work are available. The international studies office at your university helps you find a job during your study time in New Zealand, if you want. A permit at the end of your degree program allows you to work for 12 months in the country under a special work permit that is based on your student visa.

Ease of Visa Acquisition

The visa acquisition process is simple, unlike many other countries. The country is welcoming to immigration, more so than almost any other country in the world. After you graduate you can work in the country for up to a year. If the job you are working at is related to the degree that you received, you can apply to get permanent residency, which you will most likely be approved within 6 months of your application.

Duration

UG –

Professional certificates – 2 to 18 months

Associate degrees – 2 years

Bachelor’s degrees – 3 years

PG –

Masters degrees (professional) 2 years – Conversion programs

Masters degrees (Traditional)– 2 years – research based, and result in you obtaining a Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree.

Graduate certificates – 1 year

Graduate certificates take approximately one year of extra coursework after completing your Bachelor’s degree.

Entry Requirements

UG – 65 TO 75 %

PG – 65 to 75%

IELTS – 6.5 and above

Fees and Costs

Fees: UG – NZ$18,000–$25,000 a year (depending on your course)

PG – $40,000 a year (Approx.) MBA – NZ $ 35000 – NZ $ 45,000

PG Diplomas range: – NZ $18,000 – NZ $ 20,000

Study in Germany

Free tuition universities for International students.

Ability to work for 18 months after graduation.

Chance to learn a new international language.

Central location and considered the powerhouse of Europe.

Degrees recognized world-wide.

Higher employment rates and possibilities.

Ability to move all around Europe.

Study in China

The tuition and living expenses are one of the lowest worldwide

7 universities in China are ranked amongst the top 100.

You can study medical and dentistry courses at low cost.

Diverse and new cultural experience.

Degrees recognized world-wide.

Employment advantage when you earn a degree from China