Most students who want to pursue a higher education abroad express concerns about the financial aspect. Study abroad scholarships are awards in the form of money, given to students, to cater to expenses in their program such as course fee, travel, accommodation etc. Students with exceptional academic record, good scores on Language and Aptitudetests, along with extra-curricular achievements are eligible for study overseas scholarships.
There are different types of scholarships for studying abroad:
Merit based Scholarships: These study abroad grants are based purely on a student’s achievements in studies or sports or creativity or community services.
Course Based Scholarships: These scholarships are given to students based on their chosen field of study.
Country Based Scholarships: This overseas scholarship is generally given by government of countries to attract students to come, study in that particular country.
Student Based Scholarships: This is generally a minority specific scholarship to students belonging to a specific race, gender, family, trust or religion.
As a leading overseas education consultant in India, VDIEC helps you get the apt scholarships from the varied opportunities available at Foreign Universities. Depending on the student’s academia, the scholarships are offered by the University the student wishes to apply.
Overseas Scholarships and grants are a great help in paying for the education abroad and should be opted as the primary funding source to study abroad, especially for students who have financial constraints. The experienced and resourceful student counselors gives you all the details and appraises you of the options available in terms of the scholarship opportunities available with different universities VDIEC is associated with.
Some of the most prestigious scholarships offered to students from India who want to study abroad are:
Owing to the exposure students have to the Internet, combined with the great Indian dream of pursuing higher education in foreign universities, the number of students opting for higher education abroad has gone up exponentially in the past two decades. Also, the ever increasing expense associated with overseas education has led to a number of students opting for an educational loan, forcing all major banks to offer loans in this regard. A student education loan takes care of the finances till the student completes his or her studies and then asks students to pay the same along with a fixed interest back to the banks as EMIs.
When applying to a Study Abroad Loan, the following points have to be kept in mind:
Most banks or lenders usually have a pre- approved list of courses and institutions for study abroad student loans. They sanction the loan depending on the quality of the institution, relevancy of the course, credit worthiness of the co-applicant or the guarantor.
What does an Overseas Education Loan include?
Documents required for Education loans:
At VDIEC, once students get the offer letter from their dream university, the loan application process is taken care of by assisting and guiding them from applying to securing the education loan.
Once the University Admission is done and students have decided on how to fund their admissions in International Universities, they must apply for a student visa from the respective consulates. VDIECs education counselors are experts in student visa, providing professional assistance through this seemingly complex process of visa application. Offering visa assistance all the way, from application to documentation that meets the most stringent criteria required by consulates of the respective country, we have a 90% success rate in visa processes, irrespective of the country and are adept with the regulatory changes and procedural changes.
General Visa Requirements
The documentation and pre requisites varies for each country and being a crucial step to achieving the dream of studying abroad, we make sure that all the points are checked before the student sets out for the Visa Interview.
The Visa Interview is that final hurdle to cross for all the aspiring students who what to pursue higher education in an overseas study destination. Like any other interview, this one needs preparation and the final outcome depends on the performance of each candidate. Most often our students crack these interviews with ease because of the mock interviews they are used to. At VDIEC, we know that good preparation through mock interviews and systematic visa documentation helps you to reply promptly and confidently at the visa interview.
The VDIEC team of experienced study abroad visa consultants has expertise in all the countries we cater to and is equipped to guide you through the tedious process of preparing and submitting your visa application, giving students the complete visa assistance they require. With the help of our well experienced visa consultants, students can be assured to fulfill all the necessary visa conditions and pre requisites easily. Once the dates for the Visa Interview is set, our counselors will carefully review all the necessary documents to check if everything is in order before submitting them.
Our professional consultants will also provide you with an important checklist and help you prepare for visa interviews, if needed.
At VDIEC, we promise to give students planning to study abroad all the help they require to fulfill their dream of achieving a foreign degree, which is how we recognized the need to help students prepare for various international language and aptitude tests like TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, GMAT, and GRE etc. VDIEC offers quality coaching to students through our well trained staff in centers located in Bhopal, Indore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. With the official headquarters in Bhopal, VDIEC has established a strong hold in Central India with a regional office that is set up in Hyderabad along with two other centers in the same city, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. We understand the importance of getting a good score and our expert trainers make sure that the students are trained well for the exams in which they choose to appear.
All our test preparation centers are equipped with excellent infrastructure, classrooms, library & facilities. Our trainers are updates with the recent curriculum and ensure high quality training to students. VDIEC believes in continuously reinventing ourselves and improving our training methods to suit the latest industry trends. We make use of various multimedia tools, technology and training material to deliver the best in class training & coaching.
Why choose VDIEC for Coaching?
International English Language Testing System is the world's most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, especially for students planning to go to UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany and Ireland. A student can alternatively choose to give TOEFL instead of IELTS.
Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities, especially students planning to take admission to any course in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany.
Pearson Test of English aims at assessing and validating the English language usage of non-native English speaker, especially students who are planning to take admission in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. It is accepted by thousands of universities worldwide.
Graduate Record Exam a standardized test that is an admission requirement for most graduate schools in the United States when a student plans to pursue any master level program other than MBA/ Management course. It is also accepted by German and Canadian Universities.
Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program in USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Scholastic Aptitude Test is a standardized test widely used for college admissions for any bachelor level course in the United States.
VDIEC pre-departure assistance is exclusively designed keeping in mind the apprehensions and concerns that students travelling to foreign universities are bound to face. The pre departure briefing has all the details a student requires to transition into a new environment; to adapt and adjust at an overseas education destination. The pre departure services at VDIEC for students going abroad include:
VDIEC provides Foreign Exchange services through our business alliances, offering the most competitive exchange rates. We have noted that most students and parents favor FOREX cards over Travelers Check and are not comfortable carrying around lump sum amounts of cash.
Finding a home to live in, especially when one is new to the place is certainly daunting and when the place is another country altogether, it also becomes a bit intimidating. However, students who have been placed by VDIEC have nothing to worry as they can make use of our alumni network as well as our associations with universities. We will help you find the best accommodation facilities within the budget. Our service provides information about student accommodation, both on campus as well as off campus.
Travelling abroad can be a little scary, but when you know that any mishap or unforeseen event is taken care of, you can feel less stressed. A Student Travel Insurance does exactly that. It takes care of any emergency expense while you are travelling; injury during travel; mishandled luggage; luggage loss etc.
Unlike India, the medical expenses at any of the overseas educational destinations can be quite high; it could cost a fortune for treating a minor ailment or cure any diseases you could be suffering from and put all your planning into a frenzy. Without a valid medical insurance policy, meeting such unforeseen expenses could be a nightmare. A well laid out Student Medical Insurance will not only take care of your medical needs but also keep you covered under unforeseen circumstances.The pre departure services briefing is customized to suit each student, university and overseas education destination and is an informative and highly interactive event. Our team of experienced counselors come together to share inputs based on real experiences extracted from our director’s business and personal exposure overseas as well as the experience of our students who have been successfully placed in Universities of their choice. The core concept of such an interaction is to provide vital information about the lifestyle and culture as well as the process to be followed once you are abroad. A major aspect of the briefing is also about how to inculcate habits and attitudes in order to have a fruitful life abroad both personally and professionally. This session is also an opportunity for parents to discuss their anxieties and students to get to know one another, especially those going to the same course, university or country.