Wednesday 26 August 2020

Why Students Looking to Study Abroad Should not Panic


Students onboard their journey to study abroad were left in a tizzy due to the current pandemic. While it is natural to feel lost it is important to not panic. As India’s leading overseas education consultants, Edwise is the perfect place to receive up-to-date information on the current happenings in the field of overseas education. As your most trusted agency, we ensure that we provide you with a plethora of options and stepping stones in these uncertain times.

Whilst nothing can be compared to the traditional means of education, attending classes in person had its own perks. However, uncertain times call for innovative solutions, and students at their disposal have just that.

Hybrid Classes

Universities across the globe are looking at the hybrid model of education. Meaning students will be met with an amalgamation of online as well as offline classes. Not only does this ensure the safety of students but enhances certain character traits in them. Students who are expected to complete a certain proportion of their classes online can see themselves becoming more independent and committed. 

Measures Undertaken by universities

Universities throughout the world are undertaking measures to ensure that whilst the education prospects of students are not halted their health also remains a priority. Large student gathering is prohibited and students when being attending their classes on campus will be required to adhere to social distancing norms. Certain universities are also offering quarantine facilities to its students. Moreover, the curriculum has also been updated to ensure that it can be seamlessly taught through the online framework. Students are supported through all possible means of support to ensure that their education prospects continue.

What should students do

The number one question on a large number of minds is what are students expected to do. Our biggest advice to students would be to remain calm and continue making applications. With online classes being heavily advocated by universities, one must consider the same since it doesn’t halt the education prospects of students. Those students looking to make an application in 2021 are to remain optimistic since it is expected that the situation may streamline till then. A temporary hurdle is what students are met with this they are urged to make the best out of the situation. With vaccine trials being undertaken on a war footing across the globe, everyone is waiting with bated breath for good news.

Students should undertake the decision of deferring their applications carefully after weighing the impact it will have on their profile. With online classes, students will have immense time in hand to undertake ancillary activities or engage in part-time work which will help them illuminate their application.

Digital learning is going to be the future and students must get with the times and prepare for what lays ahead of them.

Entry Requirements

Taking the current situation into account, universities have undertaken several measures to ensure that the application process of students can be as seamless as possible. Duolingo is being used as a method to test the English language proficiency of students. Moreover, certain application waivers have also been put in place to ensure convenience for students. Certain universities are also offering provisional offers to students, enabling them to submit certain documents at a later stage. Some universities have gone the extra mile and are conducting internal examinations to test the English language proficiency of students. Another novel solution is that some universities are looking at the scores attained in the said subject to determine the eligibility level. It is best that the student gets in touch with us, to receive the latest updates on the specific entry requirements of a university under consideration.

With application deadline likely to get extended students are urged to keep their applications going. Certain study abroad destinations have kept their post-study work rights intact while some are still in the midst of making a decision.

However, at the end of the day whether or not you want to study abroad is a personal decision that you need to undertake after weighing all the pros and cons. Universities abroad along with the assistance of the government are undertaking all the necessary steps to ensure that the needs of international students are protected. It is expected that things will normalize soon. It would be quite detrimental to decide against studying abroad. The best you can do is wait and watch to see how the situation normalizes.

Wednesday 19 August 2020

What it Means to Study Abroad Now



What it means to study abroad now


The world is now during grappling with the effects of COVID-19. It is safe to say that study abroad plans in 2020 will be affected, however, one cannot predict its impact and there exists an air of uncertainty.


Current Situation


USA: There are some international students who are still in the USA, due to the unavailability of flights and have decided to stay back to complete the rest of the semester online. Like most countries, the USA is also following the trend of working from home. IT companies especially, are increasingly seeking work from home interns.


Canada: The IRCC has recently announced that those students who are planning to study in Canada for the May/June intake, can begin attending online courses from their home country. Those students, who have a study permit for the May/June intake but cannot travel due to the travel restrictions imposed can commence their classes online and complete 50% of their course, without having a negative impact on their visa status. Even though international students will have to attend online classes, they will remain eligible for the Canadian Post Graduation Work Permit.


UK: Most international students in the UK, decided to return to their home countries. Universities were at the threshold of completing their semester or were on Easter break. A major trend was either online courses or students returning home. Universities are currently offering COVID-19 related scholarships, tuition fees, discounts, and waivers to prospective students.


Ireland: Dates for the different levels of the admissions process are being revised. Students who have applied for visas for the April intake have now been deferred to the September intake. Some universitiesare processing student applications without certain application documents. The 2-year stay option opportunity that Ireland offers, continues to remain intact.


Australia: Universitiesin Australia, along with the government has announced hardships funds for everyone, to mitigate the COVID-19 risk. Universities are offering and encouraging online programs and all forms of technical aid are provided.Interactive scholarships are also offered. Some universities have taken the decision to waive off accommodation fees for up to 4-8 weeks. Those students who have received their ECOE after the payment of the stipulated fees are recommended to wait till the High Commission of Australia provides an update. 


New Zealand: Classes in NewZealand universities were shifted online. Those who are part-time workers in the health care sector, were permitted to work for more than 20 hours per week. It is a widespread speculation that this trend will continue even after the lockdown has ended.Furthermore, even those students who are working in supermarkets can put in the extra hours, without having a detrimental effect on their visa status. 23rd April onwards, New Zealand is on alert level 3, which means that 50% of individuals can resume work, provided social distancing norms are adhered to.



Proficiency Tests

Entrance exams such as TOEFL, GRE, GMAT are now conducted online. Duolingo is becoming an increasingly used platform by universities for English proficiency tests. Apart from this, there are a significant number of universities in the UK that are conducting these tests by themselves. Some universities in Canada are accepting applications without the IELTS scorecard and final year marksheet. Certain universities in Ireland are accepting IELTS scores of 3 years instead of the usual 2 years. Moreover, TOEFL ibt home edition tests are also considered. Whether or not these online tests will be accepted by the immigration authorities is something clarity is sought after. Students who are looking to study in New Zealand but face the risk of their IELTS expiring before they make an application for the July intake can make an application irrespective because such applications will continue to be considered. However, this does not apply to those students who extend beyond 12 months.


The I-20 form which was earlier sent to prospective students looking to study in USA by courier is now sent in an electronic format and is now referred to as the eI-20. Visa centres in the UK are hoped to remain open and students can expect their applications to be kept under review. Those who will travel by air to study in Canada will have to undergo the necessary medical testing. Students are also required to self-isolate themselves for a period of 14 days. However, students who do not have a place to self-isolate will not be permitted to enter Canada. Those students who hold a student visa in New Zealand or a Post Study Work visacan extend their visas till the 25th of September provided that their visas were on the verge of expiring. Students can make applications for visa to study in Ireland online, these applications will be valid until the application centres open.

Future Predictions

In most probability, the scheduled intakes will commence with the online study option for most courses, even for international students starting from semester one. Students could consider this as an option. However, we recommend that each student carefully weigh the options and take decisions after reviewing the terms and conditions.

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide



How to Live on a Budget as an International Student

How to live on a budget as an international student One of the biggest hurdles an international student faces is the issue of expenses. On a tight budget, students are often expected to manage a list of tasks. With the constant struggle of having to manage finances, it becomes difficult for students to enjoy their education abroad. To ensure that you are not met with this issue on your journey abroad, it is best to plan ahead of time and lay a plan of action. Research goes a long way and this will help you ensure that you have a smooth experience abroad. 

Here are some tips on how you can have an enjoyable experience abroad and at the same time manage your budget. Outline a Strategy Depending on what suits you the best, make a weekly or monthly budget. List all the expenses that you are expecting to incur and list down provisions of how you are going to manage the same. It is great to plan your meals in advance and buy groceries ahead of time. Make sure that you also take into consideration the cost you will incur when traveling. It is best to take a pass and many services offer discounts to international students. 

Making a Budget As mentioned earlier, it is important that you set a budget. Planning your expenses ahead of time will go a long way in helping you. Don’t treat your budget like a piece of paper and make sure that you adhere to the same. It is important that you incorporate provisions for any unforeseen circumstances. Visit Local Stores Its rightly said that familiarity breeds contempt. It is natural to be drawn towards international stores and brands that you have earlier heard about. However, when in Rome be like the Romans. Keeping this thought in mind it becomes necessary that you interact with the locals. Visit the local stores, these stores tend to have great discounts and also offer great produce. It is likely that you have a local store near your accommodation, make sure to visit them. Since it is a local store you can expect to receive cheap products.

 As an international student set on the endeavour to study abroad, make sure you don’t splurge on outside food. By visiting these local stores, you not only ensure yourself economically, quality products but can make sensible decisions. Buy some of the staples that you need which will help plan meals at home. These stores also tend to have happy hours, so make sure to check them out as well. Use Apps As mentioned earlier, make sure to use passes that a range of transportation facilities offer. One such card includes the Oyster Card, which is a payment method for when using transportation facilities in London. Likewise, several study abroad destinations have their individual facilities. Moreover, several restaurants, shops and, a range of other establishments also have their own apps. By downloading these apps, you can make yourself privy to discounts, codes and coupons which come in handy. Remember to Have Fun While it is important to ensure that you remain on a budget, don’t forget to have fun. Enjoy your overseas education experience to the fullest.

 Ensure that you live beyond the walls of your class and the pages of your books. An integral component of your education abroad is the interaction you have with people. These interactions go a long way and come in handy when undertaking networking activities. It is rightly said that the connections you make at this stage in your life come in handy in your professional endeavours. Thus, it is very important that you indulge in going out, ordering takeaway and have fun as an when it permits. Other ancillary factors to consider are exchange rates, interacting with locals and curating your bank account.

 In most cases, your current local bank will have an international outlet as well. Keep a track of what your spending are. As an international student, you are likely to undertake part-time work as well. Part-time jobs are not only important because they allow you to put the knowledge you learnt in the classroom to practical use, but it also allows you to earn some extra money. The exposure you gain whilst working in a foreign country is unparalleled.

Thursday 13 August 2020

Online Classes: The New Future

The idea of the traditional means of education has radically transformed over the past few months. With the onset of the COVID-19 and rise in technological facilities, students are now required to study from their homes. Students who had decided to study abroad were either required to return home or stay back in their destination countries and complete the reminder of their courses online. Current Scenario At least temporarily, until things pan out and go back to normal, students are required to commence their programs online. Universities as well as the government are providing all possible means of support to international students. Students are reassured that they can commence certain proportion of their classes online and once thing go back to normal, move to their study destination. Moreover, universities have also informed students that this will not have a detrimental effect on their visa status and they will still be eligible for the post study wok rights. Support Offered by Universities in Australia and several other destinations are offering all forms of support, from laptops to internet modems. They are providing all means of support that will allow students to complete their courses online. To make sure that the interactive nature of the classes stay intact, online classes are incorporating mediums of discussions, so that the classes continue to remain reciprocal. Flexibility Online classes in some cases are more flexible when compared to the traditional mediums. 

Students may be given the preference to either set their own preference and work according to their schedule or work according to university timings. Flexibility allows students to incorporate time management skills, while on the other hand working according to a schedule allows one to be deterministic in their approach. Selection of Courses Certain universities in Canada are allowing students to switch their courses and study those courses that are offered online in case the program of their choice is not offered through the online medium. Accessibility With internet connectivity reaching each one of us, online classes become easy to attend. With an internet connectivity you are able to access online classes easily. Saves Time A major plus point of attending an online class is that it helps save on time. The time that you would earlier spend getting to and from class, with everything in between, means that you lost out on a significant amount of time. However, that will not be the case once you decide to enter the world of online classes. With just having to login to study, you leave yourself with a considerable amount of time to attend your online class Saves Money When compared to the traditional medium of education, online classes are significantly cheaper. 

If you had decided to attain an education abroad but are now required to undertake an online class you will save a considerable amount of money in terms of travel and accommodation, which helps bring down the cost of your education to a considerable level. Faculty Just because you are attending an online class doesn’t mean that you will be speaking to a screen. Faculty members are equally involved in these classes and conduct lectures with the same amount of enthusiasm as they did with the traditional mediums. The faculty also remains extremely proactive in solving all doubts and make sure to put their best foot forward in order for the students to have a smooth experience through the online medium. Learning Resources As a student you should be well aware of the various resources that are available online that allows them to have access to a considerable amount of information. Online Classes at Study Abroad Destinations USA has always been renowned for its online courses. And even before the outbreak occurred, a considerable number of courses were conducted online. 

Online classes are heavily advocated by universities in Canada, the major advantage students receive from attending these courses is that they can begin their classes on time, and that to from the comfort of their homes. Online classes will also have no effect on the Post Study Work right of students. Once things go back to normal, they can also attend the next semester in Canada itself and still be eligible for the Post Study Work Right. Certain universities in Australia are expected to start their courses online, so that students can attend classes from their homes. Student Testimonials Edwise is excellent, the counselors are very co-operative and understanding towards your needs, and accordingly provide the best solutions, Thank you Edwise!!! Name - Areen Kaur Singh Country - Canada University - Fanshawe College Experience has been wonderful, right from the scratch to the final touch-ups, the guidance has been just amazing, thank you so much Edwise. Name - Arbaaz Farooqu Country - Canada University - Fanshawe College Edwise has been very informative, helpful and cooperative. The counselor has helped in complete planning of my studies. Thank you Edwise!! Name - Vaseem Khan Country - Canada University - University of New Brunswick Edwise Overseas Education Consultant We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study.

Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide. For Complete Information About Overseas Education, Contact Edwise Overseas Education Consultants, on 1-800-102-0336 (Toll Free)

8 Unique Ways of Making Your University Applications Shine


Now that you’ve decided to study abroad and have finalized on your university and program of persuasion, it is time to dive into perfecting your student application. University admissions are extremely competitive in nature and having to shine your university application because a must. The more renowned the college is, the more difficult it is to gain admission. You have to make your application stand out in the pool, so that the university picks you. Here are some unique ways that you can make your application shine from the rest. Strong Academic Background This is the most critical element to your university application. Having strong grades is a must have, when looking to study abroad. Make sure that you not only have good grades in the subject of your persuasion, but hold a good academic stance throughout. If you are expected to work towards a predictive grade do everything in your power to make sure that you reach the same. 

Work Experience The second most crucial aspect to making your application stand out, is having the requisite work experience. If it happens to be in the area of your study it will be a huge bonus point. Having work experience shows initiative on your part and speaks volumes about your application. It shows to the admissions committee that you have what it takes to study in a foreign land. For a student to step out of their academic life and jump into the pool of professional responsibilities is no easy task. If you made the effort of putting yourself out of your comfort zone, the admissions committee has a reinstalled sense of belief that you will be able to do so again when you decide to study abroad. Having a heap of responsibilities thrown at you, shows to the university that you can juggle with multiple tasks at hand and have the sense of maturity to work in a team. Social Work Apart from the academic and professional sphere, universities also look for volunteering experience. It speaks to your attributes of working for the society and highlights traits of hard work, social responsibility and benevolence. Thus, a volunteering experience shows that you care as much for the society as you do for yourself. 

Language Whilst English is the most spoken language and majority of the courses are conducted in the said language. Having knowledge of another language speaks to your memory skills, perseverance and cultural empathy. Being able to understand the local language will allow you to mingle with the locals, making it easy for you to communicate and undertake networking activities. Since you will be interacting with students from all over the world, your communication skills need to be top-notch, all of which knowing an additional language will teach you. Recommendation Letters Letters of Recommendations are important components of your application procedure. 

Make sure to get recommendations from those professors who will speak highly of your attributes. It is important that you get a recommendation from such a professor that has taught you for a significant amount of time. Universities are very specific about the kind of recommendations they require, make sure you adhere to the same. Extra-Curricular Activities For an overseas education it is becoming increasingly important to not just focus on your academics, but to also give equal importance to your extra-curricular activities. Universities abroad want to admit a holistic candidate. This means, gone are the days where students were required to only have good grades. Along with a strong academic background, it is important that you participate in other activities. This harnesses your communication skills and at the same time also allows you to have a greater world view. 

Research Tailor make all of your applications. Be specific about the college and let them know that you have done your research. Speak about why you wish to study at that university and undertake that program specifically. Go the extra mile and show the university that you have undertaken the necessary efforts to study there. This shows that you’re truly interested to study from there. Don’t exaggerate Lying on your application is a big no. Don’t exaggerate about things you haven’t undertaken. Be true to yourself and let the university understand what your interests and passions are.

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Skills studying abroad helps you acquire


The experience a student has when they decide to study abroad is hard to encapsulate in a few points. Apart from the quality of education imparted the social implications are profound. As a student looking to study abroad, there are certain skills that one must expect to learn.

The process of attaining education abroad is a bag of mixed emotions, the excitement and nervousness all come as a part and parcel of the overall experience. However, as a prospective international student, there are certain aspects that you must consider.

The experience you have in a foreign country is much more than the education you attain, there are certain skills that also get harnessed in the process. You must ensure that you capitalize on these opportunities that will enable you to have a fruitful experience abroad.


One of the major benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to get to interact with international students. Interacting with students from all corners of the world will enable you to hone your communication skills. Tackling all these barriers will help increase your confidence and you will come out as an enhanced student. An important trait that a significant number of employers look for in their candidates is the ability to communicate effectively. Once it brought to light that you have attained an education abroad, the confidence that an employer has in your skills automatically increases.


A part and parcel of your communication activities is your networking experience. The connections you make at the university level go a long way in the future. Interacting with the faculty as well as with alumni will help you later. Make sure to forge these connections, because when you dive into the professional sphere yourself, these may come in handy.

Cultural Acceptance

Respect and appreciation of other’s culture have become the need of the hour. With an increasingly globalised nature of the market, students are expected to become global citizens. And there is no better way to become a global citizen than to be in a global environment, and education abroad provides you just that. When you study abroad you become increasingly aware of several communities which enable you to hone your skills.


Being away from your loved ones, and being in a foreign land yourself is an excellent way to enhance your skills. Since you have put yourself out of your comfort zone, you will be expected to enhance your adaptability skills. Being in a foreign country enables students to become independent and diligent. Someone who is used to having things done for themselves will find it an arduous task to be by themselves, however, education abroad is all about that experience. Becoming flexible in your approach will come in handy in your professional endeavours.

Problem Solving

Since you have decided to study abroad you will be expected to fend for yourself. Which means you become responsible for your own actions. Therefore, when a problem strikes it will become the need of the hour that you find a solution for the same. Thus, working for the same, it is natural that your problem-solving skills will get enhanced.

Team Work

When at a university abroad, students are expected to deal with a significant task at hand. These tasks in many cases usually include assignments. In some cases, these assignments may be individual or in some cases may require you to work in a group. Working in a group enables you to harness your team-building skills. This also teaches you that apart from considering one’s own perspective it becomes equally important that you also consider an opposite person’s perspective. Exchanging ideas, put your points across the table and coming up with a range of creative solutions to a problem at hand are skills you learn. Therefore, when working in a team, you are preparing yourself for the professional environment where you will be expected to work with a diverse group of people at hand.

At the end of the day, an education abroad allows you to assess your own strength and weakness and teaches you to work on the same. It also enables you to understand your own capabilities all of which will go a long way in your future endeavours.



Best Study Abroad Destinations


Studying abroad is one of the finest decisions a student can undertake to enhance their career prospects. Through the years, there have been an increasing number of study destinations that have come up. Therefore, students are spoilt for choice.

If you’re considering your next study destination, here’s a list of countries that you can consider.


An attractive study destination, it is known for its quality education, technology, work opportunities and flexible curriculum. The educational environment is highly sophisticated in nature, and students can pick from a range of universities. The USA is known to be home to the highest number of educational institutions. Whilst a significant number of people are of the opinion that an education in the USA is expensive in nature, it is quite the opposite. An education in the USA is known to give the highest returns on investment, since employers are highly receptive to a degree attained from the USA. This is why, a degree from the USA is highly recognized across the globe. Universities in the USA also provide financial support in the form of fee waivers, scholarships and aid, to support an international student’s educational endeavours. Lastly, the country is known for its research facilities because it offers state of the art technological facilities.


Highly internationally valued and recognized, and consistently rank highest in the world. A highly multicultural society, students from all across the world come together to share thoughts and ideas. The government continuously monitors the universities in the UK to ensure that they meet the upheld standards of education. A major pull factor of studying in the UK is the shorter course duration. Undergraduate courses in the UK last three years whilst postgraduate programs are for one year. This helps curb a significant amount of cost, that includes the tuition fees as well as living expenditure. The universities look to develop the creative and ingenuity skills of students, allowing them to become a forerunner in their field of study. Student’s confidence and other aspects of their skillsets are developed. To ensure that the most deserving students are given the opportunity to study in the UK, the government also offers scholarships and bursaries.


Known for its quality education and competitive entry requirements, a degree from Canada is highly recognized. Compared to other study destinations, an education in Canada will be more economical in nature. A recent United Nations survey has also ranked Canada as one of the best places to live in the world. Another alluring aspect of the education system in Canada is its co-op terms. Wherein students get the opportunity to practically imply their learnings in the industry. Moreover, during the duration of the course students are allowed to work part time which changes into full time during course breaks. Depending on the duration of the course, students also receive the opportunity to stay back in Canada. Study in Canada is also seen as a pathway to PR opportunities, which are easier to attain if the student is in the country itself.


High quality education, excellent living conditions, multicultural society in a nutshell best describe the cost-efficient study destination, Australia. Ranked as the best amongst the world, the shorter more intensive courses incorporate the latest developments in technology and other aspects to make sure that students are taught courses that are relevant in nature. This is why studying in Australia gives students a CRICOS code, which makes them highly sought after internationally. The fifteen years of education from India is easily accepted by Australian institutions and along with its Streamlined Visa Process, makes study in Australia an easy task. Known to be one of the friendliest countries, the locals ensure that international students have a smooth university experience.             

New Zealand

The perfect amalgamation of internationally recognized quality education and employment opportunities at an affordable rate are what describes New Zealand. Practical and modern, the education system takes certain aspects from the British education system.  A significant number of universities in New Zealand have featured in top university rankings globally. Upon the completion of the course, students are given the opportunity to search for a job, thus giving them a great opportunity to migrate.

Whilst picking your study destination, there are certain things that students should consider such as the university rankings, tuition fees, climate, job and stay back opportunities offered.

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Why is studying in Canada a great choice


Edwise International Logo

Studying in Canada will be an experience that you cherish for a lifetime. Not only is it something that will enhance your knowledge base, but it will develop your personality too. Since universities in Canada attracts students from all over the globe, you will rest assured that you will attain an education that is international in nature. Learning with an international crowd will enhance your knowledge base and make you a global citizen.

The quality of education imparted in Canada is ranked world over and thus, degrees from Canada are highly sought after and recognized. Not just the quality of education imparted, but even the culture is extremely amicable in nature. The locals are extremely friendly and warm as well as welcoming to international students. They leave no stones unturned to ensure that international students feel right at home, even though they are miles away.

Post the completion of the course, Canada provides fruitful stay back opportunities and immigration avenues. These and many other compelling reasons make Canada an excellent education destination.

Let’s jump straight into what makes Canada an excellent study abroad destination.

Learn from Visionaries

One thing that major universities in Canada have in common are the employment prospects offered to distinguished faculty members. These are visionaries in their field of study, who look to impart the best quality education. This is a primary reason, qualifications from Canada are highly regarded across the globe. The infrastructural facilities offered at these institutions are state of the art. Their libraries are equipped with immense resource material that helps students through the duration of their curriculum. Moreover, these institutions are equipped with modern technological facilities that ensure students are equipped with the latest knowledge. Whilst compared to other prominent study destinations, the cost of attaining an education in Canada is highly economical. Therefore, quality education offered at an economical rate is a major pull factor for international students.

Popular Courses

Nearly every imaginable field of study has made its footings in Canada. However, few of the most sought-after programs include Computer Science, Information Technology, Healthcare, Telecommunication, Engineering, and Business to name a few.

Safe Environment

One of the friendliest people in the world, Canadians are extremely welcoming to international students. Listed amongst the top 10 safest countries in the world, safety is offered along with a high standard of living. A multicultural society, the Canadians welcome the culture brought by the immigrants with open arms. Therefore, don’t be surprised when you see an eatery from your home country. A diverse country, it makes sure that the rights of all its citizens are well guarded and protected. As an international student, it is important for you to note the country has two primary languages which are namely English and French.

Professional Experience

Whilst ensuring that the best quality education is imparted to its students, universities in Canada also ensure that equal importance is provided to the practical learning aspects.  As a full-time student, universities in Canada will make you eligible to work off-campus without a work permit for up to 20 hours per week and full-time during course break. Study in Canada also includes a paid co-op term where students can attain the experience of working in the industry. In some cases, these may also be paid. After the completion of the student’s program, they can work for up to 3 years depending upon the duration of the program.

Post-Study Work Rights

Canada receives over 3 lakh immigrants every year. If students have Canadian Credentials and work experience, they are eligible to apply for permanent residency without having to leave the country. Students can apply for permanent residency which takes up to 15-18 months from within the country. However, to do so they are required to meet the minimum eligibility criteria of 67 points.

Services to International Students

Certain provinces in Canada, provide students with health insurance to ensure that the health and well being of the students is protected. Apart from the health insurance provided, international students are also at the advantage of receiving several discount facilities when using public transport.

As an aspiring study abroad student, waiting to begin your journey, the quality of education along with the economical course structure and permanent residency coupled with the multicultural nature of the society are prominent reasons international students like you are drawn to study in Canada.


Student Testimonials


Very happy and satisfied. Very grateful for Edwise for making this possible.

Name - Syed Imaad Hussain

Country - Canada

University – GBC


It was a very good experience. All the queries were attended promptly. Excellent guidance.

Name - Hemali Harnish

Country - Canada

University - Niagara College


My experience with Edwise was very good. My counselor helped me out for the whole procedure right from which college to go till the visa application. Thank you.

Name - Ruta Sandesh Vartak

Country - Canada

University - Fanshawe College

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding the best-suited program for you.

Why choose USA as your next study destination?



Studying in the USA gives students an ambit of opportunities that are unlikely to be found at other destinations. The faculty employed at these premier education institutions are stalwarts in their field of study. Whilst, the USA is renowned for its STEM programs it also making strides in the area of liberal arts. Apart from these two major fields of study, nearly every imaginable subject area has made strong footings in the USA.

Home to the highest number of higher education institutions, there is no compromise made in the quality of education provided. Students who have an inclination towards several areas of research are often inclined to study in USA, since it employs state of the art infrastructure and research facilities at its institutions.

If you’re looking for some compelling reasons, here’s why you should choose the USA as your next study destination.

Student Diversity

Universities in the USA, are known to be culturally diverse. A multicultural society, they are warm and welcoming to international students. Students from across the world study in the USA, thus you can be rest assured that you will transform into a global citizen. Not only will meeting other international students broaden your cultural horizon, but also allow you to learn new languages and make new friends that will help you in the long run during your networking activities.

Support to International Students

As mentioned earlier, universities in USA are extremely welcoming to international students. Certain universities have a dedicated department for international students to help service their needs. Not just this, but even communities outside the campus provide an array of facilities to the advantage of international students. There are several discount facilities available when students use public transport in certain areas in the USA.

Beyond Academics

Another major pull factor is the student experience. As mentioned earlier, it goes without saying that the quality of education imparted is unparalleled. However, another major component to consider is the overall student experience. There are several on-campus activities such as social clubs and groups that students can participate in. This makes sure that students have a complete experience when they are studying in the university.

Class Structure

Another noteworthy factor is that the class structure is designed in an interactive manner. Discussions are highly encouraged and students are motivated to actively participate in these discussions and put their points across the table. This makes sure that once students enter the professional world, they have the ability to make an opinion. Moreover, apart from ensuring that students attain a refined knowledge in their chosen area of major, classes are also conducted to ensure that the student’s knowledge in other core areas of the subject is also harnessed.


A distinguishing factor is a fact that they allow students to switch their majors. Thus, during the duration of the program, if the student believes that his area of interest lies elsewhere, he can change his area of interest to that course which fits his inclinations the best.

Work Opportunities

A major pull factor for international students to study in USA, are the work opportunities offered. During the duration of the course, students are permitted to work part-time on campus, and during course break, they can work full time. This ensures that students can practically apply the knowledge learned to the best of their abilities. Apart from the enhancement of knowledge, it also helps them cover certain components of the cost that they incurred.

Ranked Institutions

Few of the world’s top-ranked institutions in an array of subject areas are home to the USA. This is a major reason; the USA continues to rank highly as a destination. Therefore, a degree or a qualification attained from the USA is a highly recognized the world over. Employers actively seek students who have studied in the USA.

Financial Aid

To ensure that deserving students are given the opportunity to develop their career and study in the USA, several financial aids are provided to them. Strong academics, good grades in standardized exams and extra-curricular achievements are components universities consider when granting admissions.

The education system in the USA is often regarded as class-part and students consider themselves to be lucky when they receive an opportunity to study in the same.


Student Testimonials


I had an amazing experience with Edwise. They played a big role in getting me the visa. Thank you.

Name - Rattan Amol Singh

Country - USA

University - University of Alabama


It was really great being consulted by Edwise!! The most amazing part was the friendly atmosphere.

Name - Dhruv Shah

Country - USA

University - Pace University


Excellent services provided by Edwise. Helped solve all my doubts.

Name - Kruti H Engineer

Country - USA

University - LIU Brooklyn


Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding the best suited program for you.



Top Courses to Study Abroad


The primary reason a large number of students decide to study abroad is to attain quality education and gain employment opportunities. However, when met with a plethora of options students often get confused.

In order to ensure that you have a satisfactory experience abroad, it is important that you put special emphasis on the course you are looking to study. Once you have determined the course you are looking to purse, you have crossed a major hurdle. Upon deciding which course to study, it will be easier for you to determine which university and country to choose.

The most crucial determinant of which course to study is dependent on your inclinations. Nonetheless, here’s a list of a few of the top courses to study.

Technology and Engineering Programs

The Engineering sector is wide in range and encompasses a plethora of options. Due to the wide nature of the discipline, it also offers its aspirants access to ample job opportunities. There is a range of disciplines that the student can choose to study from. These include Computer Science, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and many more.


Looking at the current scenario, it is natural to expect a boom in the healthcare industry. This means there will be access to a range of job opportunities for the students. Not only does the field offer high remuneration but it also provides the students with the satisfaction of doing something for the community. From pharmacists to nurses to medical practitioners and other allied professionals this is a growing discipline which will hold immense significance in the days to come.


With Law and order being the most important aspect of our daily lives, Lawyers hold immense prominence. An academic degree from an overseas education prepares its students for career avenues in the field of law. There exist many branches of law that a student can consider pursuing these include Commercial, Banking, Corporate, Employment, Criminal, Intellectual Property and many more. A law degree from abroad presents students with ample of employment prospects.


A very popular field of study, Management programs are highly sought after by students. Across the world, in many fields, there is a demand for professionals possessing a business background. In the field of Business, students can find at their disposal an array of subjects to consider such as Finance, International Business, Economics, Human Resource and much more. A pivotal field of study, it offers immense prospects to its aspirants. A large number of top business universities in USA are renowned for the programs taught.

Media and Communication

With events occurring nearly every minute, the field demands a significant number of players. Thus, as a constantly growing field of study, the Media and Communication stream has lots to offer to its aspirants. A degree in the said field of study offers students the opportunity to interact with a range of other sub-disciplines. Not only does it concern itself with the humanities aspect of the field but also offers its students to dip into the creative and technical aspect of the field.

Data Science and Analytics

Since there is a constant growth in the amount of data that surrounds us it becomes extremely necessary to extract insights from the same. A fast-paced field of study, it gives its students the opportunity to work in an exciting arena. Students looking to study the said field of study need to possess strong analytical and quantitative skills. Since students are required to undertake statistical analyses and derive explanatory models, students need to possess an upper hand when looking to study the same.


Currently a popular course of study abroad, not only does the field offer a handsome salary but it also enables students to achieve great success in their career in the future. A wide field of study, students can find at their disposal an ambit of sub-fields of study. With a degree in the said field, students will often find themselves working as Staff Scientists and Research assistants to name a few designations.

This being said, there are a plethora options that a student can study from, however, at the end of the day, it is important to take into consideration your inclinations, future prospects and the remuneration offered.

Hurdles of selecting the perfect course to study abroad


One of the most critical components of your journey to study abroad is selecting the perfect course. You have to put in a great deal of time and effort to ensure that you pick a course that fits your inclinations the best. Selecting the perfect course hold immense significance in your future since it’s on the basis of your attained education that you will be able to climb the ladder of professional success. You don’t want to be stuck in a wave of confusion. Thus, to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience abroad it is necessary that you put in a great deal of thought when choosing your course.

Trust your Instincts

The foremost consideration to undertake when making the decision to study a course is your inclinations. It is important that you take into consideration what you are good at. Whilst a significant number of us have faced the issues of having to study a said course only because our parents wanted us to, it is time to break out of those shackles. Parents are increasingly becoming receptive to the needs of their children and are enabling them to trust their guts. It is best to have a discussion with them in regards to your aspirations for the future and how studying the said course will let you get there. At the end of the day, you must remember that every parent wants what is best for their child. Whilst making this decision, it is important to also consider the future prospects of your field of study.


This cannot be emphasized enough, but research is the most important aspect of your decision-making process. Before embarking upon this journey, it is important that you consider what your likes and dislikes are. Don’t stop at just that, go one step further. Understand as why you are inclined towards a certain aspect. This will enable you to determine where your strengths lie. Once you have an understanding of where your strengths lie it will be easy for you to determine which course to study.

Financial Constraints

Another major hurdle that a large number of students face is finance. It is invariable that your journey to attain an education abroad is going to burn a hole in your pocket. However, it is important to not lose sight of the many advantages it possesses. Therefore, when taking into consideration an array of factors you must ensure to pay heed to the financial aspect as well. Analyze the various funding avenues that you have at your disposal and make appropriate preparations for the same. There is a range of funding avenues for overseas education that a student can consider such as scholarships, grants, loans, bursaries and much more. If you required to make an application for a scholarship, make sure that you have adhered to the deadline.

Social Aspects

Another factor that students need to consider is the social constraints. Certain societies refrain from sending their children outside. However, through the times’ people are becoming more accepting of the concept of education abroad and have come to terms with the many benefits it possesses. An additional hurdle that students often face is the expectation of having to stay back at their study abroad destination. People are of the widespread opinion that students should settle in the country that sought to study in. However, it is important that you undertake your own decision. If you wish to return to your home country and put to use the knowledge gained abroad here, then follow your instincts. On the other hand, if you wish to stay back then do so. Therefore, it is important to remember that you must undertake a decision that is best suited for your career prospects.

Eligibility Hurdles

Another obstacle you may face are entry requirements. Universities abroad expect students to possess certain years of education. Moreover, students are also expected to appear for entrance exams. These include those such as the SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT or English language proficiency tests such as the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE. Make sure that you look at the entry requirements of the specific course of the application enabling you to adhere to the same.

Like these, there may be other hurdles that you face, however, Edwise India’s leading overseas education consultants help you through the entire journey to study abroad.