Being a veteran organization working in the study abroad sector, we understand and value the aspirations of students who seek an opportunity to study overseas. In such a vast industry, it becomes imperative that one should be well aware of all the legal laws, rules, and regulations that may impact the student eligibility to study in his dream country. To avoid any hassle or roadblocks, we make sure that our teams stay updated with the latest changes of study visa policies, which are validated by government bodies only such as CIC for Canadian study visa information.
Study visa, also known as a student visa, is an official document added to a government passport issued to students enrolled at qualified educational institutions. A student visa is a non-immigrant visa that students must obtain to study in that country.
Most countries issue student visas to allow international students to attend colleges or universities within their territory. They may grant different types of student visas based on their criteria of classification. However, in most cases, students must first get an acceptance letter from the institute in which they seek their enrolment. Here is the brief overview of the best study destinations and their study visas.
Canada is one of the most preferred study-abroad destinations in the world. Every year, thousands of international students not only from India but around the world go to Canada to enrol themselves in Canadian universities and colleges, which has marked their name in the world with their education quality and research opportunities. To study in Canada under the Student Direct Stream (SDS), most of the international students need to fulfil the requirements associated with a Canadian study permit, which allows them to study at one of the designated learning institutes. DLIs are those universities, colleges, or schools which have permission to host international students.
The United Kingdom has become a new hot destination for Indian students after the change in the post-study work rights and implementation of the new points-based immigration system. As per the ICEF, the number of Indian students in the UK in 2018/19 has grown up by whooping 42% as compared to the previous year. Aside from this, an excellent education system, research opportunities as well as opportunities to work after completing graduation are some of the reasons why international students from around the world choose to study here. To study in the UK, international students Typically apply under tier 4 of the point-based system.
With one of the most excellent education systems, the USA is among the top countries where tens of thousands of international students go with a dream to study in one of the best universities and colleges. The US offers three types of study visas under F, J, and M categories. If you are planning to study in the US, then Most probably, you will apply for the F-1 visa, which is intended for academic purposes. Some students apply under an M-1 visa, which allows the students to pursue non-academic or vocational courses. Similarly, the J-1 visa is for the students participating in an exchange program.
Germany is not only famous for innovation in automobile and advancement in pharmaceutical sectors but also for its world-class institutes, which are known in the world for academic excellence and thousands of internationally recognized study programs at low tuition fees. Most of these programs are taught in English medium. Moreover, there are many courses for which you may not need to show IELTS bands. For most of the study programs, you will need to fulfill the requirements associated with a German student visa. To study the German language, you may need to apply for a German Language Course Visa.
With excellent pedagogy and research-oriented curriculums, New Zealand’s higher Education System has been ranked among the best in the world. The Standard of teaching is high, and class sizes are usually small. New Zealand’s degrees and diplomas are internationally recognized and highly respected, and help students in enhancing career prospects manifold. The country offers different types of visas, namely, fee-paying student Visa, Exchange Student Visa, Foreign Government supported student visa, and pathway student visa. All these visa types allow you to work part-time up to 20 hours a week while studying and full-time in the holidays, depending on your course of study.
With over 1100 educational institutes and plenty of study options in university and vocational Courses, Australia is famous as an education hub for international students. the country saw an 11% increase in total enrolments till September 2019 as compared to the previous year. Many of its cities, including Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, and Adelaide, have been ranked best for international students. Like other countries to study in Australia, you will have to obtain an Australian student visa on which you can stay up to five years. The student visa allows you to work up to 40 hours every two weeks once your course starts.
Pyramid has always been striving hard to fulfill the desires of the students wanting to study abroad. We have garnered more than 30000 student visas in the past 15 years. We have been accredited by AIRC for our Transparent approach. Also, we are an ICEF, NAFSA accredited organization that provides us with a platform to participate in the International conferences of these respective bodies and act as an intermediate between the students and the institutions.