Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Shuraa Education

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A gap year doesn't automatically decrease your chances of admission, but it can influence the application review process at some universities. Many universities view gap years positively, especially if the time was used constructively for activities such as volunteering, internships, or personal development. It's crucial to explain how your gap year contributed to your overall growth and readiness for higher education.

At Shuraa Education, we assist students in presenting their gap year experiences effectively to admissions committees to maximize their chances of receiving a favourable response.

The required bank balance for studying abroad varies depending on the country, university, program, living expenses, and duration of study. Generally, universities set a minimum living expense threshold that international students need to meet.

This can generally range from $10,000 to $30,000 per year, but it's crucial to remember that this is just a minimum, and your actual expenses might be higher.

Absolutely not! Age is no barrier to pursuing your study abroad dreams. Many students pursue international education opportunities well into their 30s, 40s, and beyond. Age should not limit your aspirations for academic advancement and personal growth. In fact, mature students often bring valuable life experiences and perspectives to their studies.

Whether you're seeking career advancement, a change of scenery, or personal development, studying abroad at 28 can open doors to new opportunities. At Shuraa Education, we support learners of all ages in achieving their study-abroad dreams, providing tailored guidance every step of the way.

Yes, having a consultant like Shuraa Education can greatly benefit your study abroad journey. For example, experts at Shuraa Education can streamline the application process, and assist you with complex requirements and deadlines. We provide valuable insights into selecting the right university, course, and country based on your academic background and career aspirations.

Moreover, our guidance extends to visa applications, financial planning, and pre-departure preparations, ensuring a smooth transition. With our support, you gain access to a wealth of resources and personalized assistance, enhancing your chances of success.

Working while you study can complement your educational and living experience when studying abroad. If you pursue a course at a degree level or above you may be permitted to work while on an international student visa. But before you undertake any paid work, make sure that your visa permits it. The opportunity for students to work part-time during their studies varies from country to country.

Many universities have a dedicated job centre on campus for students that advertises job opportunities and internships to help students develop various skills. The university careers service is also a useful source of information.

Your career prospects will benefit hugely from your experience of studying, living and socialising abroad. It’s your opportunity to develop a wealth of new skills, perspectives and stronger English language skills and seek work experience from the kind of employers you’d like to work for.

A recent study conducted with more than 4,500 ex-international students explored the exact skills employers in the US value when it comes to recruiting people that have studied overseas.

There are various scholarships and bursaries available for international students to help them fund their studies. The amount and availability varies by the level of study and institution. Since scholarships are competitive in nature, you will have to demonstrate exceptional academic achievements to earn them. Governments and other organisations also provide scholarships and awards to help international students fund their studies. Speak with your IDP counsellor for details of various scholarships available for your chosen course and university.

Explore various scholarships available for Indian students in different destinations.

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