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Admissions abroad - International students applying for the first time to a university abroad have no idea what is the admission process, how to go about it,  what are the documents needed, the duration of the course, course fees etc.

In this article, we have tried to answer most of the queries of the international students who wish to apply in a foreign institute/university so that they have all the information in hand before making the final decision.

To make it easier for international students, this article deals with country-specific information

US

When to applyQualifying ExamsFee range stream-wisePart-time jobs
September - FebruaryGRE, TOEFL, GMAT, SAT$10,000-$25,000

Part-time jobs can be done within university campus for maximum 20hrs a week @ an average pay of $10 per hr 

Living expenses (per month)AccommodationVisa/Immigration rulesDocuments for Visa
$600-$1,500 Options are campus dorms, home of relative, apartments or homestayStudents can work for a year with F1 visa after pursuing studies, later need to go for H1B visa.Valid passport, visa application, fee payment receipt, documents supporting reason for travel and financial status. Form I-20,

 

UK

When to applyQualifying ExamsFee range stream-wisePart-time jobs
12 months before the programme startsELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, GRE UG £ 9,500, PG pound;12,000, MBA - £15,000

You can work up to 20 hours (in some cases, up to 10 hours) a week during term-time, and full-time during your holidays and on work placements. For more information refer to www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/working_during.php 

Living expenses (per month)AccommodationVisa/Immigration rulesDocuments for Visa
Between £700 - £1,000University accommodation - £275-£415/month, private student-shared accommodation - £175+ /monthTier 4 (general) student with the potential (if you meet the points requirements) to switch into a Tier 2 work permit or a Tier 1 visa, English language tests, biometric information,Highly Trusted Sponsor Scheme.Travel documents, valid passport, visa/entry clearance, vaccination certificates, Letter of Acceptance, documentary evidence of funds, Degree certificates or technical qualifications.

Australia

When to applyQualifying ExamsFee range stream-wisePart-time jobs
August - DecemberIELTS/TOEFL and others as accepted by education providerUG- A$10,000-16,500, PG-A$ 9,000 -18,500Part-time jobs permissible with 20 hrs per week with

a pay in the range of A$ 6-15 an hour 

Living expenses (per month)AccommodationVisa/Immigration rulesDocuments for Visa
AUD 1,500Hostels, homestay, guest houses, shared accomodation and campus accomodationsThose with student visa can later on acquire  work visa which is one of the best options to work and live there.Evidence of sponsor’s occupation and annual income, letter of offer by education provider, statement of purpose, work experience certificate, IELTS score card, affidavit, identity proof.

Canada

When to applyQualifying ExamsFee range stream-wisePart-time jobs
August - JanuaryIELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, SAT, GREUGCDN $13,500, Engg: $15,500, MBA: $16,000 Law & Medicine: $40,000

Foreign students can work on campus. For working off campus, an Off-Campus Work Permit is required. After graduation, a Post-Graduation Work Permit is needed to work which cannot be valid for longer than the student’s study programme.

Living expenses (per month)AccommodationVisa/Immigration rulesDocuments for Visa
CDN $ 600-1,000Average cost of accommodation is about CDN $ 400, school-provided homestay, school-provided residence/dormitory, off-campus housing.Study permit, temporary residence, for permanent immigration to Canada refer to www.cic.gc.caProof of acceptance at institution, proof of identity, valid passport or travel document, two photographs, proof of financial support, present immigration status, Canadian visa.

France

When to applyQualifying ExamsFee range stream-wisePart-time jobs
September - MayGMAT, DELF/DALF/TCF (for a course in French)126-692 Euros(€)

Part-time jobs permissible and only during vacation
full-time working is permissible

Living expenses (per month)AccommodationVisa/Immigration rulesDocuments for Visa
€ 700-1,000 University housing, in certain cases lodging assistance by French Govt. One can get a temporary residence permit after the expiry of student visa of 6 months, where the candidate is eligible to work up to 60% of working hours, later work and residence permit is issued.Letter of registration from academic institution, proof of resources for tuition fees, passport, bank statement, income tax papers, proof of accomodation, air ticket, medical policy, demand draft,identity proof.

Germany

When to applyQualifying ExamsFee range stream-wisePart-time jobs
January - MarchIELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, € 500 – 1,000 per semester

International students are allowed to do part-time jobs in Germany limited to 90 days per year. In some federal States, you are only allowed to work during vacation. Pay for student jobs is typically €10-15/hour. Vacancies are often promoted on newspaper websites, via student unions or the university

Living expenses (per month)AccommodationVisa/Immigration rulesDocuments for Visa
€ 300 - 400>University dorms, rented accomadation Student Visa or a short-term visa cannot be changed into residence permit. If you get a permanent job offer after university graduation, you must return to your home country and apply for a residency visa and work permit.3 passport pictures according to biometric specifications, valid passport, Letter of admission from the German University, School Leaving Certificate of Secondary School, University Certificates, Proof of Language Proficiency (TOEFL /IELTS), valid health insurance.

Netherlands

When to applyQualifying ExamsFee range stream-wisePart-time jobs
May - AugustIELTS/TOEFL and others as accepted by education providerBachelor and postgraduate programme- € 2,000-10,000   

Work permit required for part-time work or full-time work during vacation, along with studies 

Living expenses (per month)AccommodationVisa/Immigration rulesDocuments for Visa
€ 700-900Student hostels and rental accomodation In order to work here work permit is required apart from visa, which must be applied by employer.Letter of admission, proof of financial support, medical insurance, air ticket, identity proof, valid passport

Switzerland

When to applyQualifying ExamsFee range stream-wisePart-time jobs
July-OctoberIELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, GRE Between CHF 1,000 to 8,000 per year Foreign students may work in addition to pursuing their studies. In general, an upper limit of 15 hours per week is accepted. 
Living expenses (per month)AccommodationVisa/Immigration rulesDocuments for Visa
CHF 1,700 -  2,150Monthly rent for 1-room apartment: about 700 CHF, Monthly rent for a room in a shared flat: about 400 to 500 CHF-Foreign nationals can study in Switzerland for a period of up to 3 months without a student/residence permit. To work in Switzerland a Residence Permit is required which is a combination of both a residence and work permit.Three typed-applications forms,valid passport, 4 new passport size photographs, Acceptance Letter, receipt of payment of school fees, proof of financial means, proof of academic qualification (certificates, diplomas).
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