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Application Process

The most important thing before you apply to any College/University is filling up the application. As we know, unless an application is properly and completely filled it’s quite possible that it could be delayed or rejected. This could result in an unnecessary loss of time, energy and money, and could even act as deadly setback to your career.

It is essential to work out the process step by step, so you don’t miss out on important aspects. Few basics one needs to always keep in mind:

Few Basic Questionaire :

1. Am I applying to the right program? – This is a question every student should ask himself, before he sends his application to colleges abroad. Am I applying to the right program? As universities abroad have several programs. There will be multiple specialties, concentrations and majors to choose from. For example, under the broad field of ‘Computer Science’, one could choose ‘Artificial Intelligence’ or ‘Robotics’ etc. So is the case with several engineering specialties. If one is looking for an MBA program, the choice is literally huge, with typical specializations like ‘Non-profit’, ‘Industrial’, ‘Pharmaceutical Management’ Hospitality, Hospital and several other non-traditional choices. Hence, choosing the right specialization with a program is the first step in right direction.

2. Am I applying to the right university? – Looking for the right university abroad is more like searching for a needle in the haystack. There are many Universities, which offer a variety of courses. Each university in US and other countries has its own program, course, and curriculum because of adaptability in the education system. Same program at different Universities can differ greatly with reference curriculum, course material, etc. Hence, it is crucial to choose the right college before one decides to study abroad.

3. Am I applying at the right time? – Unlike in India, universities abroad provide admission each semester – roughly once in every four and half months and mostly twice a year. Their deadlines vary from one to another, and from one program to another, within the same university! Because of international applicants, deadlines are carefully determined. The ‘paper work’ involved with admission, SEVIS procedures and several other aspects take much longer than for a domestic applicant. While local students may apply as late as 60 days to one week before the start of a semester, all international students have to apply one year to 90 days before the start of semester. And if one is looking for financial aid, applications have to be filed much earlier.

4. Am I applying in the right way? – ‘Online’ or ‘Paper-based’ applications? This could be quite tricky if one is not comfortable and sure about the requirements of universities applying for. Some universities insist on only online applications, while some offer only paper-based ones. Some tempt you without any application fee if applying online and some give a discount for the same reason. Either way you apply, there will be several documents that have to be sent separately by post or courier – transcripts, recommendations, bank statements etc. Depending upon the time available to you, choose the right option to apply for. Online is cheaper and faster, but tedious. International Credit card is required for application fee payment. Whereas paper based applications are time-consuming, laborious and prone to mistakes and corrections – which makes them ugly!

5. Am I using the suitable parameters for selecting correct universities? - Some universities are quite large and some are quite small – just a two bed-room apartment set ups. Some have a lot of professors and others have very less number of students! Some have research as their paramount method of teaching. Whereas others focus on class-room based learning only. Similarly, there will be several other factors that have to be considered carefully for application. Depending upon your interests, aptitude, preferences and requirements, should you decide on a set of universities to finally apply for.

6. Do I have the required time and money? – Application process normally takes anywhere between six months to one year for Bachelors and Masters level and more than one year for Doctoral level. During this period, a lot of ground work has to be done in order to meet requirements, deadlines and processes. Casual approach without regard to time frame will affect the whole process negatively. Likewise, applying to universities cost a bundle. If you plan to apply for 3-4 universities alone, the costs may be approximately Rs 25,000 - 30,000 including application fee, courier and documentation costs. Even this financial aspect need to be considered carefully before initiating the process.

7. Finally, Is this the right direction? – Why do you want to study abroad in the first place? What would you like to do later? What are your career goals? How would you like to reach those goals? These and several other factors like budget, correct choice of country etc., play a crucial role in determining your reasons for taking this first step. Unless you are sure about your first step, you cannot be certain of the unfaltering approach till the last step. Think carefully and objectively. Consult your parents, mentors and people who are in the know of things and then make a firm decision. Qualixa Overseas Education will be with you all the way, guiding you at every step, determining your priorities and providing you with the right direction. Career counselling is the core activity and focus for us, to help the students in all respects.

University Guidance

One of the vital steps that involve your future prospects is selection of a university. There are numerous universities across the globe, which offer admissions to students, but one needs to carefully inspect various aspects before finally deciding to apply. As the university is the place, where the student is going to invest his valuable time and energy to gain knowledge. Moreover, the more reputed the college is, the more would be the student facilities.

Few of the aspects students need to review before applying:

  • Cost of study at the University
  • Availability of financial assistance
  • Availability of interested field of specialization
  • Current employment chances
  • The prospects of further education
  • What sort of accreditation does the university have
  • Flexibility of transferring to other courses or programs within and outside the university Student to staff ratio
  • Faculty and infrastructure
  • The geography of the university

Student's Knowledge

Student's knowledge and discretion play an essential role in choosing a university. In fact, if you look at the university websites almost all Universities have an attractive appearance. But in truth, they are a lot different. Some Universities have huge campuses spread across acres of land and some are too small to be actually called a University. But still, both Universities present an equal appeal on the web. And an unsuspecting student can easily be misled into joining a less reputed institute.

professional guidance

This is where our professional guidance comes to rescue. Our years of experience in the field taught us how to cull out relevant information from various sources and present you with the best possible options. We evaluate, test, reconfirm, so you don't make a wrong move. A step in the wrong direction can be irreversibly expensive in this current fast-paced lifestyle.

Qualixa Overseas Education

At Qualixa Overseas Education we go through the pain so you don't have to. We empower you with all relevant knowledge. Whether it's about Universities, Academic Programs, Financial Aids, and Process…you could trust us to provide nothing but the best. Our Student advisors, managerial staff, research team and the top management are ever at call to help you touch new horizons in life.

Entry Test Guidance

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT, pronounced G-mat) is a Computer-Adaptive standardized test in mathematics and the English language

GRE (Graduate Record Exam)

A graduate or business degree can give you a big career advantage. An important step toward achieving that goal and the path to thousands of graduate.

TOFEL (Test of English as a foreign language)

The Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL evaluates the ability of an individual to use and understand English in an academic setting

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude test)

The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States

OET (Occupational English test)

The Occupational English Test (OET) is a language test for health practitioners who have qualified to practice in one country and wish to gain provisional

IELTS(International English Language Testing System)

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 1.4 million tests globally

MCAT (Medical College admission test)

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking

ACT (America college test)

The ACT originally abbreviation of American College Testing) is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc.

PTE Academic(The Pearson Test of English Academic)

PTE Academic is a computer-based test which delivers real-life measures of test takers language ability. The test is designed for non-native speakers

Mock-Up Interviews

Many countries require the candidate to appear in person for Visa Interview at Consulate or High Commission. Hence, clearing Visa Interview is a Vital part in your Visa process and you need to be well prepared.

BroadMind will provide all the required preparation to face the ‘visa interview’ at the Consulate / High Commissions. We not only provide information, but also prepare you with mock interview sessions. We will first carefully assess the background of the candidate, identify strength and weakness & prepare questions that may be asked during the actual interview. Our experts will conduct mock interview sessions and see how the applicant responds to the various questions. Based on this first-hand information, our counselors will suggest appropriate answers and responses for given questions and situations.

With this specialized and customized preparation, facing the interview for visa will become easier for you since you will be fully confident of what to do or not to do and how to tackle difficult questions and situations.

Self-confidence, proper planning, preparation and presentation are the key aspects to succeed in the visa interview – for that matter, any interview. We makes sure that the applicant are fully prepared to handle all these aspects successfully and get the Student Visa.

Our mock interviews are two types:

  • One to One Interview
  • Panel Interview

Document Preparation

A good application with all the required details and documentation:

  • Creates a positive impact on the Institution, thereby increasing the prospect of securing admission and
  • Also marginally reduces the inconvenience that might be caused to the University / College on account of reasons as missing documents, incomplete application, etc.

However, the students are often unaware about the application procedure and the documentation to be submitted. Qualixa team member assists all the students with the precise documentation that is required to be submitted along with the application forms. Qualixa team keeps regular contact with the Universities / Colleges regarding the status and progress of students’ applications. Therefore, Qualixa students are relieved of the follow-up activity.

Student could leverage the expertise of Qualixa team members to give them ‘the edge’ in this extremely competitive admissions process. Qualixa team members will assist the students edit their ‘essays / statement of purpose’ and provide insights on just the right constituents that make documents unique and personal. It is rather significant to note that the visa officer rightly needs to review all of the students’ documents (academic and financial), thereby making the documentation all the more significant.

Once the student has received an offer letter from the University / College, Qualixa details its students with the visa procedure to be followed in the country and guides them in preparing the various documents required for obtaining a valid student visa.

Qualixa also counsels the students for their visa interview through mock interview sessions. With regular research on the different visa procedures and not underestimating the reviews of other students, Qualixa is in a better situation to guide the students at all stages.

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