Last week we discussed about visa guidelines for some popular destinations to study abroad for Indian Students. On the same lines this week, we will look at three other popular destinations among Indian students to study abroad.
Australia, UK & Singapore are 3 other destinations of choice for Indian students. Though not as popular as the US, some prestigious institutions of higher education in these countries, especially in the United Kingdom, make these destinations attractive for Indian students.
So let’s do the job for you and set your mind at ease, for here is a set of Visa guidelines & tips on how to carry student forex for these three emerging destinations:
Australian Visa: The type of Australian study visa depends on the course you have opted for. To study for an undergraduate degree in Australia you will need a Higher Education Sector: Temporary Visa (Subclass 573). If you’re studying a master’s degree by research or a doctorate, the Postgraduate Research Sector visa (subclass 574) is the visa you need.
Here’s a quick checklist of what it takes to get an Australian student visa:
Acceptance into a course: Australian visa prerequisites for understudies require you to first be accepted into a study course which is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions of Courses (CRICOS). Further, the applicant has to provide following proofs for acceptance of visa application: Proof of Finances, Medical/ health insurance, Proof of English proficiency & Criminal record checks. When it comes to forex, try to buy forex online and get great deals on AUD before leaving India.
United Kingdom Visa: More than 26,000 Indian undergraduates go to the UK to pursue higher studies every year.
To study in the UK you will require a Tier 4 visa. Applying for a Tier 4 visa from India will cost you INR 20000 approximately. UK understudy visa applications are processed within 3 weeks (15 working days) of the submitted application.
Singapore Visa: It’s somewhat closer home, famous for its world class universities & is also more affordable than its western counterparts, making Singapore a popular option for Indian students.
To study in Singapore you need to apply for a Student’s pass to be eligible to stay there. However, if you already have a Dependent Pass or an Immigration Exemption Order, you may be able to bypass this stage. Those applying for a Student’s Pass, must present their application not over two months, and at the very least one month, before their course starts. In terms of currency, carry some cash & the rest of SGD in forex card. This option is considered as best way to carry forex for students and helps you easily transfer university fees.