The number of Indian students opting for higher education abroad is growing in leaps and bounds. 85 percent of internationally mobile Indian students prefer 5 main countries for their higher education, which includes The United States of America, The United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. However, the option of studying abroad comes with its own set of challenges. From selecting the right course from the right university to selecting the right country and getting visa assistance for the same, every step involves a lot of deliberation. Without professional assistance, students are unable to decide the right course according to their interests or the right country of study that suits their budget and preferences. This is where The Chopras come to the rescue. Since 1995, The Chopras has built a brand name for itself and now, it is one of the largest and most successful global education companies.
The Chopras has been known as the company that pioneered holistic education and career counselling in India. They have a network of 31 offices in India and group companies in Australia and Nepal. Their team of highly experienced student counsellors understand the needs and requirement of students on an individual basis, thus, helping students chose their career path by placing them in accredited universities all around the world.
Challenges faced by Students who aspire to Study Abroad and How The Chopras Help them Realise their Dreams.
There are various challenges and of varying degrees when it comes to taking admission abroad. Let’s take a look at some of the challenges faced by students while preparing to study abroad:
Deciding the Course, University and Location of Study: Any aspiring student preparing for higher education abroad has to go through this gruelling process of deciding which course they should opt for and which university or location to prefer according to the student’s convenience and budget. Some students have an idea on the course they want to undertake, but they are not aware of the country or university they should prefer in order to make the most out of their higher education degree. The Chopras have a comprehensive system of profiling, in which, the student is required to go through a profiling exercise. They have dedicated admission counsellors with years of expertise in helping students pick the right course, university, and country for higher studies. Depending on your academic qualifications, career objectives, work-experience and financial status, their counsellors will assist you in taking the most suitable decision that fulfills your requirements and addresses your goals.
Taking Tests (Aptitude and Proficiency): Standardised tests are designed to evaluate students and test their aptitude in a consistent manner. Some of the common standardised tests that you have to undertake depending on your area of study are, GRE, SAT, GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL and more. Admission Counsellors at The Chopras know which universities require how much score and they will communicate the same to you. If you haven’t already taken any of the standardised test, don’t worry, the admission counsellor will book that test for you.
Organising Academic Documents: For student visa approvals, submitting the right document is of utmost importance. If your documents are not organized and in order, your visa application might be delayed or rejected. That would require you to re-visit the whole process again and your admission can be canceled. At The Chopras, a team of highly qualified and experienced editors will review your documents and ensure that there is no window of error. This ensures that the profile that is presented to the chosen university is professional and precise.
Interview Preparation: Every student who has applied for higher studies abroad will have to prepare for the interviews conducted by the universities. An interview is a very important part of the entire admission process for studies in a foreign nation. At The Chopras, the academic consultants have years of experience helping students prepare for University interviews. They provide various interview preparatory sessions that are conducted by professionals having vast experience in interview techniques as well as being well versed in the scope and nature of questions asked by universities.
Visa Application and Counselling: Visa application is one of the most important parts of any admission process, if the university is abroad. Without a visa, you won’t be allowed to take admission anywhere. The Chopras have a team of experienced Visa consultants who understand the visa requirements of all the different countries and guide the students in collecting the relevant documents, and in writing the visa application. The visa consultant will guide you through the important aspects of any interview that you might have with the embassy or the high commission.