Frequently asked questions
Which country will provide me with the ‘best’ educational degree?
This depends upon many factors. The top 200 universities are from over 50 countries, and students can only apply to these universities if he/she has the required grades and meet other admission requirements. Also there are visa issues and financial budget which student needs to consider, along with their own personal safety and well being. Hence you and your family will need to assess which country is best for you so that your educational and personal needs can be fulfilled. Education Zone can certainly help you with this assessment and we can guide you on which country and degree can maximize your potential and satisfaction.
Which country is ‘better’ to study in?
Students needs to consider the following criteria’s before making their choice; safety, price, education quality, living standard, acceptance by the local people in that country, proximity to home and visa procedure. Education Zone can help you chose the one that best fits all of these factors.
What is the cost going to be for my program of study?
It depends upon where you choose to study. For example in the UK education cost can range between 4500-13000 pounds and in the USA it may cost between 11000-70000 dollars.
When should I apply by? What are the universities/colleges/schools deadlines?
Most colleges/universities have a 9 months deadline, and the course intake will vary by country (in the US classes usually start in September whereas in New Zealand classes usually begin in February). We advise that you apply as soon as possible given that you need time to also process your student visa and arrange suitable accommodation.
How long will the application process take? When can I expect to hear if I have been accepted or not?
On average the application process for undergraduate studies takes between 4-6 weeks, and postgraduate takes between 6-8 weeks.
What documents do I require?
Generally speaking you will need your certificates and your passport. Other documents may also be required depending on the university’s requirements (for example CV, reference letters and list of extracurricular activities etc). Again this varies upon the university and program of study. Education Zone counselor’s can best advise you on the required documents, so that your application is prepared to the best of its potential, in order to secure a successful acceptance letter from the university.
Will you guarantee university/college/school acceptance?
We cannot guarantee acceptance since it is ultimately the institute’s/university’s decision. However given our extensive experience in this field, once we have assessed the student’s documents, we have become experts in knowing which university/course we can apply to students in order to maximize their acceptance
What happens if I am rejected by the institution of my choice?
After discussing with the student we then apply for them at another institution / university.
Do I require IETLS / TOEFL? Any other examinations?
Yes most universities may require either IELTS or TOEFL, and certain degrees may require students to take additional examinations also.
Which accommodation option is better; home stay, university residence or renting my own place?
We recommend that first year students live in dormitory or in home stay so that they may learn the culture of the country, language, make friends and don’t feel home sick. The second year is easier on the nerves and students usually move out and stay in a rented accommodation with other students / friends
Do you help with the visa?
Yes of course, this is one of our competitive advantages
How long does the visa take?
On average it takes between one to six weeks.
How much money do I need to show to satisfy the financial guarantee/statement information on my application?
You need to prove that you have enough financial resources / income to cover the tuition and living expenses for your period of study. For some countries you may need to show the amount for two years of education.
Can I work while I study?
In most countries you can, but this is limited to 20 hours per week.
How can Education Zone help me? What services do you provide?
We offer the following services:
- Counsel students and help them realize which country, university and program of study can best meet their educational needs and capabilities
- Assistance with university application and securing acceptance
- Assistance with student visa
- Arrange accommodation and initial airport pick up
- Travel and Medical Insurance if required
- Follow up with student application once studies have commenced
What will be covered during a counselling session by Education Zone?
Our expert counsellors will assist you and counsel you on which study option and country is best for you. Once they have gathered information about your potential and abilities they will best try to match your needs and requirements to the institute best suited to you. They will discuss with you about your future career aspirations, and will share information about the universities and program choices available so that you may be able to fulfil your future goals.
How much do you charge for your services?
It depends on your program and level of study. For example our service fee start at 500 Dirhams (AED) for Language programs and can go up to 9000 Dirhams (AED) for a PHD program. Depending on the university, country and program of study differing amount of work will be required, so please contact Education Zone and schedule an appointment so that we may be able to assess your case.