Q1. What all countries do we counsel for?Global Opportunities provides expert guidance to the major student destinations such as UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. We also have representation for many European Universities in countries such as Germany, Spain and Cyprus. The United States is a major destination for students in India and we can assist students in making direct applications to these Universities.
Q2. What is the Ielts requirement for different countries?There are a range of accepted English tests now available, such as IELTS, PTE and TOEFL IB. Each University within each county may have a different English requirement. These should be checked on a case by case basis. Our Global Opportunities Student Counsellor will be able to provide expert advice and guidance on which English test would be the most suitable.
Q3. What are the different intakes available for different countries?Each country has its own academic commencement and completion often based on environmental factors. In Australia and New Zealand, the academic year commences in February and July, whereas in USA, Canada, UK it commences in September. However, many Universities have a number of intakes throughout the year, therefore is best to check with your counsellor for more information.
Q4. Amount of funds required mainly for Canada /Australia/NZ?The purchasing power often varies based on the applicable exchange rate at the time. For example, Australia had an exchange rate of close to USA in 2013, however in recent times this is now 20% lower, which means the spending power has increased against US education. You should discuss your financial situation with our highly trained counsellors.
Q5. Ielts wave off and schemes availability for different countries, if any?Most major countries have certain schemes to waive a requirement for an English Test for those that have studied in English medium and obtained exceptional marks in English. However, the preference is always for a recognized test of English to provide a mechanism of comparability. You can imagine, for an admission officer in a country such as England it would be difficult to appreciate what someone’s actual English competency is when the grade states 80% in Karnataka State Board of Education. Therefore, a recognized test will be a better guide and give absolute confidence to the admission officer that you will be able to cope with the studies.
Q6. Why is my course not available during the next intake at my chosen University?Each University will have to plan for and provide resources to ensure that a course can run successfully. They have to consider such factors as the demand for graduates by Industry, other courses being provided by competing Universities, the relative expertise of lecturing staff that are available and the accessibility of classrooms on campus. We recommend that you discuss with your counselor issues such as job outcomes; other options to do the course at other Universities; or other ways to do the course which leads to the same outcome.
Q7. What are the Campus Placement options after my studies?Each country has a different approach to campus placement. USA has historically provided strong campus placement services; whereas countries such as Australia and New Zealand rely on empowering students to find their own jobs. You should check with your counsellor to see whether work rights during and after your studies are applicable.
Q8. How do I apply for PR/ Work permit.Global Opportunities assists genuine students with their enquiries about International Education. We are unable to assist students who are seeking Permanent Residence or work permits in other countries.
Q9. Enquiries for tourist visa for different countries.Global Opportunities can assist from time to time to assist candidates with their visitor visa’s. Feel free to ask our counsellors for assistance.
Q10. Calls for course links.Selecting a career occupation can be very challenging and then identifying which course at which institution would position you to achieve your career dreams is incredible difficult particularly when the Internet is full of so much information to wade through. Therefore, our Global Opportunities counsellors would be happy to meet with you and work through your individual needs to ensure that you obtain the right course the first time.
Q11. How much study gap and backlogs accepted by different countries?Each Country has a different approach to backlogs and study gaps. You should check with you counsellor to identify the criteria suitable to each university within each country.
Q12. What docs can be attached to cover the gap, will fake docs work?A study gap is a period between education and other work or study where no other evidence is available. Some study gaps may be understandable such as caring duties etc.
However, when a prospective student considers to cover up the study gap with a fake education or work certificate, they may face the prospect of a ban from obtaining a visa of between 3 and 10 years. Those people who consider this show themselves to have a low level of character and integrity.
Global Opportunities would encourage all students to show integrity by being honest about their circumstances and background.
Q13. What if I have previous rejection?Each person that presents for a student visa is assessed against certain risk factors. A previous Visa rejection will be one of a large number of risk factors. Depending on your overall profile you may have a slightly or significantly reduced chance of gaining a student visa in your chosen country. Would encourage you to check with your counsellor about your prospects for further foreign study after receiving a visa refusal.
Q14. What if my chosen course is NOT related to my previous study or work?Whilst your University may be inclined to provide an offer to you for your chosen course without reviewing your previous education and work history in detail, an immigration department may have a different approach.
Most Immigration departments like to see that you have considerable exposure to your chosen path, without which it is difficult to justify why you need to go to the expense of study abroad without considering the same course options in your home country.
A strong statement of purpose ( SOP) may help, however would recommend that you speak to our counsellors who would advise you the best way to proceed.
Q15. How can I get a Spouse visa for Canada/ USA or Australia?It will depend on the visa that the primary applicant possesses. However, would recommend that you speak to our counsellors who would advise you the best way to proceed.