study abroad consultants

FAQ

When can I start the program?

Different Universities and countries have different intakes. US, UK and Ireland have September as their main intake, with some institutions offering January admissions also. The New Zealand institutions have primarily February and July intakes, but there are some good options of other intakes especially for the MBA program.

Which is the best destination for study?

There is no BEST destination to study. The destination needs to be decided according to one’s requirements, and the choice would be different for people depending on their objectives / budget etc. For people looking at long term options after completion of study, New Zealand and US are the better options. Those with a 3-4 year perspective should look at UK or Ireland, with the latter being very good for those looking at a career in the IT / Engineering / Pharmaceutical industry. The NewStrides team would be delighted to review your objectives, and suggest the preferable country option for you.

Can I work part-time while studying?

UK, New Zealand and Ireland allow you to work 20 hours per week when the college is in session, and 40 hours a week during vacations. During these hours, a student may work either on-campus or anywhere outside the campus also. In the case of the USA, students are only allowed to work on-campus, and not outside.

How can I find a part-time job?

The way to find a part-time job is thru’ referrals, career websites, placement consultants, or plain walk-ins. One should normally give a 2-3 month time to settle in a new country and getting a part-time job. The institutions also have a careers centre which assists in the process with resume formatting, interview skills etc.

Does NewStrides help me in finding a part-time job?

We advise the students on the ways to look for a part-time job. We also have students who are already there, and they can help the students with advice and referrals. However, the onus is on the student to find a job, and we can only hand hold them to some extent. We DO NOT directly assist or guarantee a part-time job, and it is the student’s responsibility to get one if he needs one. One should also remember that the programs in good Universities are very intense, so it may not always be possible to work part-time without compromising on the study.

How do I look for a job after I complete the program?

Students are allowed to stay back for a specified period after the program to look for a job and apply for a work permit. Again, the institutions have career centres that advise students on how to look for a job. The way to find a full-time job is thru’ the careers office of the University, placement consultants and job sites. But again, the onus for finding the job is on the students, and these are not guaranteed.

Is it compulsory to take any exams for admissions?

The US Universities generally require the GRE, GMAT or SAT depending on the program the student is applying for. TOEFL or IELTS is also mandatory for the US Universities. Institutions in other countries require the IELTS, TOEFL or PTE. One can start the application process without having these scores, though.

What is the admissions process?

The first step is to decide on the country based on a person’s requirements. Once that is done, you can select the University and program based on your academic background, work experience, budget etc. Please consult NewStrides and we will be happy to assist you in the same.

Will you help in the visa process?

Yes, we assist you in the visa process. We have experienced people to advise you on the funding and other aspects of the visa paperwork. We have a near 100% visa approval rate for all the countries that we assist with.