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FAQ

Why study abroad?

For most international students, the appeal is likely to be a combination of gaining a high-quality education, experiencing immersion in a new culture, gaining a global mindset and expanding future employment prospects. It leads to improved career opportunities and a broader understanding of the way the world works.

How do I get started?

To make things much simpler for you, we will take care of everything right from admission to Visa. All you need is to visit one of our branches to meet our team of Counselors. They will give you a lot of information about studying in Europe and the courses that will suit your interest and profile. You can get the complete information on choosing a program and a university, admission requirements and costs, Application processes, Scholarships, Stay back options, Visa etc.

How much does it cost to study abroad?

To work out the cost of studying abroad, you need to consider the average tuition fees for international students in your chosen country, as well as the cost of living. In some countries, there are no tuition fees at all. Notable examples include Germany and Norway.

Costs for accommodation, food and drink, transport etc. vary across Europe. Depending on the Countries that you choose the living costs might vary from Rs.20,000 to Rs.50,000 on an average

When can I start applying for study abroad programs?

Considering your application as early as possible is the best way to go. After all, the sooner you gain acceptance into a university, the sooner you can arrange your travels.

Application deadlines will be different depending on the school, but, for programs starting in the fall (September/October), applications will generally be open from early in the year (January/February) until the middle of the year (June/July).

What are the entry requirements for study abroad programs?

Entry requirements vary widely between universities and between countries, so we will guide you to provide the necessary documents for the Universities that you have shortlisted.
Speaking generally, however, if you are applying for an undergraduate degree you will be asked to show that you have completed your secondary education to a standard that is in line with the required grades (e.g. your GPA, A-level grades or equivalent) for the program you’re applying to.
For non-native English speakers wanting to study in English-speaking countries, it is also highly likely that you’ll need to provide proof of your English-language proficiency by taking an English-language test such as TOEFL or IELTS. Similar tests may be required for those studying in other languages

What documentation should I submit with my application?

You may be asked to provide some supporting documentation as part of your application. Once again, requirements vary depending on the country and university, but international students are often asked to provide the following:

  • Passport photos for identification
  • A statement of purpose
  • CV/résumé
  • Academic references/ letters of recommendation
  • Certificate and transcripts of your secondary education
  • Proof of English-language proficiency (e.g. a TOEFL/IELTS certificate, for schools in English-speaking countries), or other language test
  • Admissions test results (e.g. GMAT/GRE results, for graduate programs)

Do I have to speak a second language to study abroad?

This depends on the country you wish to study in, and the language your course will be taught in. If you’re not a native English speaker but wish to study a course taught in English, you will have to prove you can speak the language to a fairly high level, by providing English-language test results. This is to ensure you will be able to follow your course without any comprehension problems.
English is also used as a language of instruction in a number of other countries worldwide, particularly for graduate programs and business degrees. Common tests accepted as proof of English proficiency are the TOEFL and IELTS. If you need to prove your proficiency in a language other than English, there are also similar tests in other languages, such as the DELF/DALF and TCF-DAP (French) or the DSF and TestDaF (German).

Will I need to attend an admissions interview?

Some universities hold international interviews in various locations around the world, so you may be expected to attend one of these. There is also a growing trend of using video interviewing. This is like any other interview, with a prearranged time and date, but will take place online, via an application such as Skype.

After gaining a letter of acceptance, what do I do next?

Congratulations, you’re in! Now all that’s left to do is to prepare for your studies, pack up your life into a single (large) suitcase, get your travel documents in order, apply for your student visa, research your accommodation options, and look for funding… don’t panic, it’ll all be worth it!
In fact, as soon as you gain acceptance from a university, the first thing you should start to consider is your travel documentation. Ensure you have a valid passport and travel insurance, as well as a student visa if you need one. Make sure you have sufficient time to get your passport/visa approved so that you’ll be able to travel legally. We will assist you to prepare the documents that are required to fetch you a student visa.

Do I need to apply for a student visa?

If you come from outside of your chosen country’s geographical region/continent, you will probably need to apply for a student visa. This usually only applies to longer periods of international study; if you’re participating in a shorter exchange, last three months or less, a tourist or visitor visa may suffice.

Can I get financial aid to study abroad?

Although many international students may find it difficult to get a student loan to fund their studies, there are a myriad of other funding opportunities available to make studying abroad more affordable, including scholarships, fellowships, studentships, sponsorships, grants and bursaries. Many scholarships are granted based on academic merit and are highly competitive.

Where will I live during my study abroad program?

If your chosen university has readily available campus accommodation, it is likely that you will be able to apply for a place in these student halls. If this is not the case, you will need to find your own accommodation.
If money is no object, you can consider renting your own flat, while those on a smaller budget can find shared accommodation with other students or use spare room listings found online. Your university’s student support team and student union should also offer advice on how to find accommodation locally.

Can I work during my studies abroad?

This will depend on whether or not your student visa allows you to work. In some countries there are restrictions on the amount of paid work you can undertake during your studies. Often there’s a limit of 20 hours’ paid work per week during term time, with full-time work permitted during holidays.

How long will my degree course take if I study in Europe?

The average length for degree programmes is:
Bachelor's degree programme: 3 years / 4 Years
Master's degree programme: 1 / 2 years

Is it also possible to study in English?

In addition to study programmes in their official languages, most European countries also offer many programmes taught in English.

Will European universities recognize my school-leaving certificate, my previous higher education degree or the time I already spent studying in my home country?

This is handled differently by each country and sometimes even by each higher education institution. We will contact the International Office of the European university where you want to study to check if the certificate/degree that you already obtained will be recognized.

How can I find the best university?

With thousands of world-class universities, higher education institutions and research institutes in Europe, it is difficult to tell you which university will be the best for you. Each student has different priorities, interests and wishes. We propose to visit one of our branches and have a discussion with our Counselors so that you can find it easier to shortlist the Universities that match your interests.

Can I stay on after my studies to work in Europe?

Each European country has adopted different regulations to allow students to stay on after their studies to look for a job. However, the European Union has requested that international students can stay at least for 9 months to look for a suitable work opportunity.

What is a Masters degree?

A Masters degree is a postgraduate university degree, usually studied after an undergraduate Bachelors degree. The most common types of Masters are the MA (Master of Arts) and the MSc (Master of Science).

What's the difference between a Masters and a PhD?

Masters and PhDs are both postgraduate qualifications, but a PhD is more advanced. Masters degrees explore existing subject knowledge in greater detail. PhD study focuses on original research that adds significant new knowledge to a subject.

Is postgraduate study the same as graduate study?

'Postgraduate' and 'graduate' generally mean the same thing when used to describe university degrees:
Postgraduate study is a British term for courses that begin after someone has already graduated from a Bachelors (a post-graduate degree).Graduate study is a North American term for courses that begin once someone is a graduate (having finished a Bachelors degree)
So, basically, a Masters in the UK is referred to as a postgraduate degree, but a Masters in the USA is referred to as a graduate degree.

What level is a Masters?

A Masters degree is a second-cycle degree, above Bachelors but below a PhD (or other doctorate). Most people study a Masters as a postgraduate student, having already finished an undergraduate degree.

How many credits is a Masters?

A UK Masters degree is worth 180 credits. Elsewhere in Europe a Masters is worth 120 / 90 or 60 ECTS credits.

How difficult is a Masters?

Masters degrees tackle more advanced material than Bachelor’s degrees and students are expected to study more independently. But anyone who has completed an undergraduate degree should be prepared for postgraduate study.

How many hours do you need to work on a Masters?

It depends on your course, but you will need to spend more time working independently to be successful as a postgraduate student. You should be prepared to study for at least 20-25 hours per week, in addition to your timetable of classes and lectures.

Do you need to do a dissertation for a Masters?

Yes. All Masters Degrees end with a dissertation, thesis or equivalent. This usually takes up the third semester of your course as well as part of the summer. Courses that don't include a dissertation are usually Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate level.

Do Masters Degrees have exams?

Assessments for Masters Degrees vary by subject. Courses in Arts and Humanities will usually be assessed through essays and coursework. STEM subjects may also have formal exams to test knowledge of key concepts and practices.

Can you work during a Masters?

Some students do work part-time during a Masters. The limited contact time for some courses can make it easier to balance work and study, but you should resist the temptation to take on too many working hours: a Masters requires much more independent study time than Bachelors. International students should also check that working hours aren't restricted by their visas.

What's the difference between an MA and an MSc?

An MA (Master of Arts) is normally awarded in Arts, Humanities and some Social Science subjects. An MSc (Master of Science) is normally awarded in Science, technology Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics subjects. They're both equivalents to each other, last for the same time and involve similar types of study; it's just the degree subject that's different.

Is an MBA a Masters?

An MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a very prestigious professional Masters degree designed for experienced Business Management professionals.
MBAs are usually longer than other Masters and are often completed part-time. Alternative Business Masters degrees such as the MIM (Masters in Management) are available for people coming straight from an undergraduate degree.

What are the most popular subjects for a Masters?

The most popular postgraduate subjects in Europe are: STEM courses, Business Studies, Education, Economics and Biological Sciences. There are a huge range of Masters Degrees out there though, so take the time to find the right one for your interests and career plans.

Do rankings matter for Masters Degrees?

Overall university rankings are based on broad metrics that don't necessarily say how good a university's Masters Courses are. To use rankings for postgraduate study you should 'zoom in' on specific metrics or look at rankings for your subject.

What is the best subject to study for a Masters?

The best postgraduate subject for you will depend on what you want to achieve with your Masters degree. Some professional Masters degrees can prepare you for specific careers, but more academic Masters degrees can also be a chance to spend more time studying a subject you love whilst learning to work more independently, think critically and tackle more complex ideas.

How do you choose a Masters degree?

There are lots of factors to consider when choosing a Masters:
Relevance – does the course cover the sorts of material you're looking for? Are the modules and dissertation options interesting?
University rankings – does the university have a good record and reputation in your subject?
Cost – fees for Masters Degrees vary between universities and some are quite a bit more expensive than others

What grades do you need for a Masters?

You'll normally need a relevant undergraduate degree for admission to a Masters. A 2.1 or higher is the standard entry requirement (60% marks on an average), but it can be possible to do a Masters with a lower class degree.

What GPA do you need for a Masters?

Universities in the USA may look at your undergraduate GPA (grade point average) score when considering Masters Degree applications. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is usually considered 'good' – and is roughly equivalent to a UK 2.1. Universities in the UK and Europe don't usually use the GPA system.

Can you do a Masters without a Bachelors degree?

Most universities expect applicants for Masters Study to have an undergraduate degree in a related field.

Do you need an IELTS score for a Masters?

If you're applying to study a Masters abroad in English, and English isn't your first language, you may need to take an IELTS test for postgraduate study. Exceptions may be made for international students who have already completed a degree which is taught in English. Alternative language tests include the TOEFL.

Do you need a GMAT for a Masters?

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) is a graduate entry test used for some applications to MBA programmes and other Business Masters degrees. It checks whether you have the right critical thinking skills and management knowledge to succeed on these courses.
The GMAT is often part of applications to more selective Business Schools in the UK and USA, but isn't required at all universities.

Do you need a GRE for a Masters?

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a graduate entry test used for a wide range of subjects (though the GMAT is more common for Business and Management programmes). It tests your critical thinking, literacy and numeracy skills to assess how prepared you are for postgraduate study.
The GRE isn't a common requirement in the UK and Europe, but is used at more selective universities in the USA and other countries.

What do you need for a Masters application?

  • Applications for postgraduate study are usually handled directly by universities and most will require some (or all) of the following:
  • Evidence of your final (or predicted) undergraduate grades
  • A personal statement, explaining why you want to study this course
  • One or two references (ideally including previous course tutors)
  • Information on how you expect to fund postgraduate study
  • Evidence of language ability (if you are studying in a second language)
  • Scores from graduate admissions tests (if you are applying for more selective / competitive programmes)
  • Some universities interview applicants to check they have chosen the right course or to select from a shortlist of candidates for programmes with limited places.

Can you study a Masters for free?

Some countries charge no fees for Masters Degrees. This isn't quite the same as studying for 'free' though – you'll still need to cover living costs and other expenses to do with your degree.

Is it cheaper to study a Masters abroad?

Some countries charge relatively little (or nothing) for postgraduate study, so it's worth comparing different destinations. Bear in mind though that you'll still need to pay for accommodation and living costs during your degree

Are all Masters Degrees worth the same?

All properly accredited and awarded Masters Degrees are respected academic qualifications (an MA is worth the same as an MSc, and so on).

Will you earn more with a Masters?

There's good evidence to suggest that people with a Masters degree do earn more than other graduates. That said, there's no guarantee that a Masters will definitely boost your salary on its own.

Will you get a better job with a Masters?

There aren't many jobs that specifically require a Masters degree. That said, having a postgraduate qualification demonstrates that you can tackle more advanced material, can work more independently and will have a deeper knowledge of your subject. Evidence also suggests that some subjects so produce very employable (post)graduates

Do you need a Masters degree to do a PhD?

You don't necessarily need to have a Masters to apply for a PhD, but it's often beneficial. Arts and Humanities subjects prefer students to have some experience of postgraduate-level work before starting a doctorate. STEM subjects are more likely to accept applications straight from undergraduate level, but having a Masters could increase your chances of winning a funded place.

Can a Masters degree leave you overqualified?

Employers will generally respect postgraduate qualifications (even if they aren't looking for them) and your Masters subject doesn't necessarily have to fit exactly with the job you apply for afterwards.
That said, you should always be able to explain why you chose to study a degree (at any level) and communicate what you got out of the experience.

Is Europe Study Centre genuine in helping to get admission in Universities abroad?

Yes. Europe Study Centre is definitely genuine. We have 13 yrs of expertise in this field and almost 30+ branches and franchises. We do profile analysis and provide the relevant choices for the students. Everything from admission to visa will be explained clearly on the first hand. We deliver what we promise. Also the universities are ranked among the top ones in European countries. Few universities have given the exclusivity to us for recruiting Indian students. We'll have everything sorted out from admission to visa. You can definitely rely upon our services.

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