Frequently asked questions on Study Abroad


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The decision to study abroad is a crucial one as it is a high value investment both in terms of money and time and most importantly when it determines one’s future career hence a trial and error method would be the last thing anyone would have on their mind.  Questions of various natures are bound to surface. Though this may vary from student to student some of the frequently asked questions are as follows.

 What are the benefits of studying Abroad?

 World class education helps one to shape career successfully in the global market. An international qualification is recognized around the globe. Studying abroad gives one a chance to network with global citizens and work for multinational companies. It also provides platform to familiarize with the global market demands and enhance ones career prospects.

Which are the popular countries for pursuing higher studies abroad?

 UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are most preferred for higher studies in IT, engineering, Accounting, Business, Hospitality, Nursing, etc. While USA tops for IT studies and engineering Qualifications earned from Germany, Sweden and Norway are gaining global attention. Singapore is increasingly becoming popular for cost-effective western university qualifications. Countries like Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland Hungary Malaysia Philippines offer quality and cost effective courses in Medicine.

What are the different ways of financial support for my studies abroad?

 The different means to support one’s studies abroad are: Education loans, Bursaries Sponsorship by individuals / organization; both Indian and foreign governments, private trusts and also universities and institutions.

What are the post study job prospects available abroad?

 Most countries offer stay-back options for students to explore job opportunities on successful completion of their studies. The Coops and internships during the study help Students to network and search for employment opportunities after the completion of study Countries such as Canada, Sweden, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, etc. encourage students to stay back and explore job and PR opportunities after their successfully completing their Study however, the work rights for your dependents are subject to the laws of that country which may change from time to time.

What services can I expect from an overseas Education consultant?

Experienced and trusted Overseas education consultants like Santa Monica provide candid counseling in choosing the right study options as well as  assist you in applying to the institutions of your choice, getting offers, availing bank  loans and scholarships, payment of tuition fees, visa documentation, pre-departure guidance and domestic (police clearance certificate, air tickets, money exchange) and international support (airport pick up, temporary accommodation, job search, community connections, legal issue helps, etc) to ensure a smooth transition.

What should I do if the institution rejects my application for a particular program?

If an institution rejects your application, you can re-attempt to apply for a suitable program matching your profile in the same institution itself with more supporting documents or choose an alternative option in other institutions where your profile would be eligible.

What are the options available in case my visa is rejected: Will I incur any financial loss?

In the event of your visa being rejected, you can resubmit your application by providing explanations and documentations to alleviate the concerns raised by the High commission/embassy.  Your visa fees are non-refundable but most institutions do refund the tuition fees already remitted to them, after deducting nominal administrative charges, which is usually mentioned in the offer letter or in the concerned institution’s website. The consultant can assist you for claiming the refund of your tuition fees from the institutions.

Can I visit my home during my studies abroad?

Most countries allow students to visit their home country during vacations. If you have a multiple entry visa you would be allowed to visit your home during your study period easily.

Why are the entrance tests/proficiency tests important requirements to study/migrate abroad?

All the western countries insist that the students belonging to non-English speaking countries should be able to handle the English language fluently while studying in their country for English taught program. English language proficiency is therefore an important requirement to assess your visa application and hence we would recommend having English language proficiency scores. English Language Tests: Pearson’s PTE Academic (PT)/IELTS/TOEFL are the most common English language proficiency tests accepted by the institutions and immigration authorities across the world. Please check individual institution/official immigration department website for their requirements. For MBA/Engineering studies in many countries Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) standardized test scores Graduate Management Admission Tests (GMAT) scores are considered for gaining entry in to graduate schools or business graduate schools in various English speaking countries, especially the United States.

Should you have more questions we would  suggest you to visit the Overseas education expo 2016 organised by SantaMonica Study Abroad Pvt .Ltd  in association with Santa Monica study Abroad pvt.Ltd. to be held on  23rd and 24th of September at Taj Gateway Kochi or  Kindly visit your nearest Santa Monica branch or mail us at info@santamonicaedu in  you may  also call us at 0484-4140999/+919645222999or visit

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