Thursday 24 June 2021

5 Steps to Study in UK



Looking to study in UK? But not sure where to start from? From selecting the course to study to make your student visa application, we have everything covered for you in this article.

Universities in UK are revered as one of the most prestigious across the globe and the country's multicultural milieu acts as icing on the cake. To ensure that your dream to study in UK starts on the right foot, we have complied an all-encompassing article.

Here are 5 steps you need to undertake to study in UK:


Selecting amongst universities in UK

·         Since the UK is home to a great many universities, it can become nerve-wracking to pick just one. Universities in UK offer a stupendous opportunity to students to ameliorate their skills, thus allowing them to develop to their full potential.

·         Make sure that your chosen program is best suited for you amongst the many courses in UK, not only research about the said course, but also compare it between different universities and see which is best suited to you.

·         Universities have a comprehensive website through which you can gather all the information, other than that, you can also interact with the delegates at Edwise overseas education fairs and gain assistance from our counsellors as well.


Making your Applications

·         If you are making an application for an undergraduate course in UK, your process is streamlined, since you have to do so through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

·        On the other hand, since postgraduate courses in UK have varied entry requirements, their application process tends to be distinctive. For this, students have to check the individual university webpage to make applications.

Receiving an Offer

·         Through UCAS it becomes simple to track the application status through the portal, anytime. In the case of postgraduate programs, students tend to receive an email regarding their Offer Letter.

·         The Offer Letter that students receive tend to be of two kinds, one is the Unconditional Offer Letter which states that you have managed to bag a place in the course. Another kind is the Conditional Offer Letter, which means that your place in the course is subject to certain requirements which are either language proficiency or academic scores. In some cases, students are also asked to come in for an interview.



·         When you make your application, the universities in UK themselves check if you are eligible for scholarships. Other than that, you need to make arrangements for financials required during the period of study in UK.


Student Visa

·         To be able to study in UK, as an international student you will be required to attain a student visa. The immigration route for students was altered by the British government on 5th Oct’2020. The Tier 4 route is now being called the Student Route.

·        The new points-based immigration system comprises students needing to highlight that they have an offer from an approved educational institution. They should be able to support themselves financially during their study in UK and must possess adequate English language proficiency. In totality, students need to attain 70 points to be able to get a student visa.


Once you have your acceptance and other documents in order, all that you are left to do is get packing. Figure out your travel itinerary, accommodation and other COVID protocols that you need to adhere to.


To ensure that your steps to study in UK are smooth sailing, get in touch with Edwise.


Wednesday 16 June 2021

Part-Time Jobs During Your Study Abroad


During your overseas education endeavour, you will be permitted to work part-time. This is not only an excellent opportunity to practically apply the knowledge learnt, but also work on your finances to ease your economic burden. If you are seeking to study abroad and look to understand the part-time job scenario, you have come to the right place.


Here are the rules of part-time jobs at popular study abroad destinations.




Students can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays.


Students pursuing a course below the degree level will only be able to work 10 hours a week (this has been reduced from 20 hours). However, this does not include Foundation Degree students. Students planning to study in UK from India can expect to earn around £ 5 - £ 7/hour i.e., approximately £375 - £525/month during the term.


As UK education consultants we advise students to look for part-time jobs by browsing local newspapers and job shops as well as the Universities and Colleges career cells. However, please note that students are not guaranteed part-time employment by the University.




Students are allowed to work 20 hrs per week during the semester (on-campus). On-campus jobs may include teaching assistantship or research assistantship where a student is paid on an average of $8 to $10/hour.


Thus, students can approximately earn $ 500-$ 600/month or can get a waiver on their tuition fees. With this, a student who decides to study in USA can also undertake an internship in the related field which may be paid. During vacation, the student is allowed to work for 40 hours per week.




Full-time students are eligible to work off-campus without a work permit for up to 20 hours per week and full-time during vacations during their study in Canada. Several programs may even have a paid co-op term where students get hands-on experience in working in the industry. They can earn approximately C$ 10.50 onwards. Students can work full-time off-campus during co-op terms, amounting to earnings between C$ 700 to C$900 per month.




Students can work part-time – 40 Hrs/fortnight during course sessions and full time during vacation and holidays during their study in Australia.


On average a student can earn around 15-16 AUD/hour. Casual Jobs are available (A$15-20 per hour) as a PT work option.


New Zealand


International students who decide to study in New Zealand are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs) only during the summer holidays. The average wage for part-time jobs is between NZ$12 - NZ$15 per hour.

Popular Part-Time Job Avenues for students


·      Research Study Assistant

·      Teaching Assistant

·      Barista

·      Store Associate

·      Translator

·      Waiter

·      Content Editor

·      Tutor


How to Find Part-Time Jobs as an International Student

There are many social media sites and university pages which enables students to network with one another when it comes to finding a job. Universities, moreover, tend to have a Career Cell which is an excellent avenue through which you can get your foot into the door. There part-time job websites and listings that you need to take advantage of when seeking employment.


For more assistance for your study abroad get in touch with Edwise and let us make the process easier.


Wednesday 9 June 2021

Why you can still study abroad in 2021?

With the previous year being a burden on study abroad aspirants, 2021 looks on the brighter side. With positive news of vaccines and lifting of travel bands, students looking to study overseas have better prospects this year. Universities along with the support of the government are doing everything in thing in their power to restore society to normalcy. This can be witnessed from the shift from online classes to hybrid ones and even a few starting on-campus classes.

Taking into consideration the regulations in place, students find it gruesome than usual to make their study abroad applications. As study overseas education consultants, Edwise is here to ensure that your process is smooth. Our association with over 725 universities across 16 countries ensures that we bring to you the latest updates from the top universities and study destinations. Thus, if you are seeking to study abroad, don’t hold your plans and get your applications for the 2021 intake in.

The situation at Study Abroad Destinations

Whilst some countries are handling the pandemic better than others, the majority of the popular study abroad destinations are showing positive signs of recovery and are encouraging students to visit campus. Destinations like the UK and the USA are welcoming international students provided they follow the quarantine norms.

Student Visas

Revered study destinations such as the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland to name a few are issuing student visas. Whilst these are subject to certain conditions, they can be viewed as a positive sign for the times ahead.

Online Courses

If you face any travel or application concerns, students are still permitted to commence their classes online. While this isn’t the ideal form of education for most, for the time being, it is the best alternative. It would be unwise to put your study abroad plans on hold because you don’t want to attend online classes since, even in the home country and majority of students across the world are studying online. With online classes, you can ensure that your academics aren’t put on the back burner. Apart from this, attendance of online classes also comes in handy when making applications for student visas.

Attending Classes on Campus

Some study destinations are opening their campuses to students as well. The UK for instance is set to commence face-to-face teaching at some universities in Summer/Spring 2021. They also expect a full return to in-person classes by Autumn. Universities in Ireland on the other hand, are aiming to open campuses by September 2021. The autumn term at some universities in USA and universities in Canada is also expected to be in-person. These are positive signs for the times ahead and thus, students should commence their applications to study abroad in 2021 on a war footing.

Kickstart the Economy

A considerable proportion of the majority of revered study destination’s economy runs on international students. Thus, they require students to return on-campus as much as you. Thus, it comes as no surprise that universities abroad are doing everything in their power to ensure that the health of the student and their education prospect isn’t compromised.

To say the least, thus, study abroad in 2021 is an achievable prospect and simple with the aid of Edwise.



Wednesday 2 June 2021

Vaccines for study abroad aspirants, in the USA and UK



The widespread Covid-19 pandemic has crippled the world. With the early onset of the pandemic, travel was banned, which in turn resulted in international study abroad suffering a blow. Towards the end of 2020 and start 2021, the Covid-19 vaccines presented a ray of hope. In India, the vaccine was made available to age groups of 18-44 towards the end of April.


Given the current scenario, some states in India are vaccinating this young age group. Unfortunately, some states, have exhausted their stock of vaccines, resulting in the vaccination drive being halted, for this particular age group. For students who need to be urgently vaccinated, this is a major concern as they need to be fully vaccinated before they travel for their education abroad.  


In recent news, countries like the UK and USA announced that international students, who aren’t vaccinated prior, will be eligible for vaccinations abroad, enabling them to study on campus. This has brought a sense of relief to aspiring students, who may now travel to their study abroad destinations and receive their vaccine there. 


United Kingdom: 


In an attempt to tackle the pandemic, the UK has sped up its vaccination drive and has covered a large portion of its population, within a short period. They aim to bring some sense of normality back into a post-Covid world. 


The country announced that arriving international students, will be given access to free vaccines, based on availability. In the UK, the vaccines that are currently available to students the Pfizer or BioNTech vaccines, sources claim. The UK Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan has confirmed that no charges will be applied to testing or the treatment of COVID-19, for students. She also brought to light the plans to welcome students to universities in UK in a staggered manner over five weeks. Accordingly, those enrolled on practical courses at universities in UK, will be arriving first, followed by students enrolled on other courses abroad


To be on the safer side, students are advised to travel abroad, only after being fully vaccinated. By doing so, they may be able to avoid the 10-day mandatory quarantine that is imposed on those travelling from red-listed countries such as India. Once students arrive, if they are not fully vaccinated, they have to register on the NHS application, which will notify them once a dose becomes available. 



United States of America:


With new-age groups becoming eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, inoculation of these young individuals has been ramped up with a focus on those enrolled to study abroad. A large number of universities in USA have been making it compulsory for aspiring students to be vaccinated for the Fall 2021 intake, before arriving on-campus. 


Keeping up with new updates, the State University of New York and the City University of New York, have emphasized the rule that all students are required to be fully vaccinated before entering campus. Several universitiesin USA are said to be following suit and coming up with their mandates. Restaurants, bars, politicians and corporations are offering promotions to those who take their vaccine shots. For instance, free tickets to million-dollar lotteries, offering free food, alcohol, sporting tickets and more. 


We at Edwise, as study overseas education consultants encourage students who are eligible to take the vaccine to do so as soon as possible. This will help students travel to their destination, and attend classes without any hassle. Contact Edwise for further information or clarifications.