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With over eight (8) years experience in the travel industry, we have a depth of knowledge when it comes to visa consultancy which is a key challenge when it comes to Ghanaian students traveling abroad to study, thus there is the need to ensure that all the I’s and the Ts are dotted and crossed, this is key to achieving success at the embassy for your student’s visa.
Studying abroad is expensive, one can say, it is capital intensive in nature. It is also a game-changer. Many students will agree that studying abroad was one of the best decisions they ever made, it did affect the entire course of their lives in a positive sense. You wouldn’t leave such an important and expensive decision in the hands of novices…, will you?
There are enormous opportunities in moving abroad to study:
The opportunity to pursue a program that interests or appeals to you and your future career plans, be it Engineering, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Law, Business Analytics, and Information technology, Adansi Study Abroad has you covered. With an in-house team of experts and our partners, we ensure you live your dream of pursuing that program you had always wanted to.
Hands-on Experiences/Advance practice
Overseas higher Institutions of learning do not only focus on classroom work. They place serious emphasis on the practical side of teaching and learning.
Opportunity to Migrate
A fantastic opportunity to settle in the host country after completing your study. At Adansi, we will guide you to select the right destination of study where you will have the opportunity to work and integrate after schooling.
Some family heads may wish to move over to and settle in a different country. A relatively better route is through education, like in the case of Canada, foreign students with Canadian educational experience can easily integrate into the Canadian system with their entire family.
The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Island. They have over 106 top-notch universities with over 33 polytechnics and other vocational and post-secondary Institutions of learning. Undergraduate degrees or bachelors usually last for three (3) years with similar degree courses lasting four (4) years in Scotland. Most master programs last for a year, with some lasting for two (2) years with the advanced practice being part of it. A typical PhD in the UK will range from three to five years, with the former being for full-time study and the latter for part-time study.
It is interesting to note that, for students who already have an HND and or for those with a three (3) year diploma or certificate in nursing. You will only have to study for a year for a degree in the UK in the majority of the case, of course, it is dependent on one’s prior academic performance and the Institution you intend to study at.
Major intakes in the UK are September, which is followed by a January intake and one in May.
The UK has some of the oldest Universities in the world, you can talk about the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Saint Andrew, Glasgow that of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and the rest. Studying in the UK has does come with dozens of opportunities;
Academic Benefits, it is important to note, a UK degree or certificate, opens doors for you worldwide, thus you will be recognized wherever you go in the world. You will be provided with a solid foundation, your potential will be highly boosted, this is because the standards in the British schools are incredibly high, year on year, the various higher institutions of learning are subjected to a various tests to ascertain if they are meeting modern challenges. The educational system in the UK has been the basis for which other countries model their school system
Work Opportunities, Students are entitled to twenty (20) hours of work per week whilst studying, when school is on recess, one takes up more hours based on your availability and or abilities. This can help cover some of your living expenses such as rent, books, call credit, internet allowance, etc.
Short Duration of Study, Relative to other countries, UK degrees take less time to attain than degrees in some other countries. In most countries you will need to study for four (4) years for an undergraduate degree, it takes three (3) years in the UK for an undergraduate degree. This means you will likely spend less, in terms of time and or money overall. A typical master’s in the UK takes a year to complete, except one that comes with advanced practice and or research as part of the program, which normally takes two years to complete.
Scholarship Opportunities, on top of the short duration of study in the UK, students can take advantage of the numerous scholarships, grants, and bursaries available in British Universities or Higher Institutions of learning. We cannot mention scholarship in the UK, without talking about Chevening Scholarship- this is a government-funded aid program for all students around the world who desire to study postgraduate programs in the UK.
The Commonwealth scholarships and fellowships are offered to member countries of the commonwealth countries, the Mastercard foundation scholarship, the Royal society grant etc.
Aside scholarships in the UK, student can also asses those from Ghana the scholarship secretariat, GETFUND, GNPC etc.
What does it entail in terms of the cost of studying in the UK?
Generally, Prestigious Universities usually have high tuition fees, but on average, based on available data from the 2019/2020 academic year, annual tuition fees for international undergraduate students ranges from GBP9250 to GBP39475 per year, this can go up to GBP61,435 for medical-related degrees, social science and humanities tend to cost the least, the postgraduate fees for international students range from GBP12,000 to GBP25,000
Accommodation and Living Expenses:
Different types of accommodation are available to suit one's needs and ability to pay. The hall of residence is usually University-owned and managed. Private accommodation can also be arranged, it can cost anything from GBP 90-GBP190 per week.
The UK student visa requires a student to hold about GBP 9300 in his account as living expenses for those outside of London and a little over GBP 12000 per year for those in London to take care of their livening expenses.
Canada is one of the top study destinations; it ranks amongst the highest in the world for students all over the globe, after the USA and UK. Canada has a perfect combination of outdoor sceneries and fantastic student cities like Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, etc. These cities don’t only boast world-class educational institutions, they also boost veteran faculty members with decades of experience.
The second-largest country in North America, in terms of land size with a population of 37.59 million, an unemployment rate of 6% percent with income per capita of CA$ 48,000 Canadian dollars, it has a strong and stable economy and is part of the group of seven nations, albeit with a very small population.
It is worthy to note, the lifestyle and diversity of the people in this city and Canada as a whole enable international students, especially African students to fit in easily.
Over Sixty percent (60%) of foreign students usually aspire to stay in Canada after their education due to the tolerant nature of the people and the amazing cities based on research conducted by CEIE (Canadian Bureau for International Education). English and French are the two major and
official languages used in Canada, but most studies are done in English. As such international students from Africa especially will not struggle to fit in.
Tuition fees in Canada are relatively low compared to the likes of the UK, USA, and Australia
Some Advantages of Studying in Canada:
Admission and Student Visa Process:
The requirement for admission in Canada is basically the same with a minor difference from one institution to the other.
Canada boost of over ninety (90) Universities, colleges, and higher institutions of learning, if you want to juxtapose it to its population which is less than forty (40) million. This is truly impressive.
They have three major intakes, fall (September), winter (January), and a summer (April) intake. The key admission requirement for most schools is listed below:
The student visa process is an intricate process that needs a lot of attention in order to have to be right the first time. The very reason you must reach out to Adansi Travels for the needed guidance and support in order to make a successful application. Below are some of the documents one will need to process his study permit:
Tuition fees range from CA$13,000.00 to CA$23,000.00, it can go up to CA$50,000.00 for medical-related programs. For living expenses including the cost of accommodation, one can estimate CA$ 10,000.00 it can go up to CA$ 15,000.00 depending on the location of the school and one’s lifestyle.
Working as a Student and after Graduating:
International students can work up to 20 hours a week when school is in session and are allowed to work full time when school is in recess. For those studying programs with the co-op as part of the module, they can take up a paid internship, which forms part of the study process.
Upon completion of your study, students are eligible for a post-graduation work permit, one can stay and work in Canada for up to three years, of course depending on your program and the duration of the study.
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