You should try and start planning your overseas study plans as early as possible. Ideally you should start 12 months prior to the intake that you are targeting. Follow the below guide to plan your journey:
- Planning: This is a critical step in the process, wherein Overseas Grad helps you research on the courses available, based on your profile, budget and the potential job opportunities in the field of study.
- Shortlisting Universities: We help you shortlist the target universities based on your profile, preference and field of interest. We discuss the available options with you at length.
- Entrance Exams: Entrance exam is one of the conditions that you need to meet while applying to study overseas. We recommend appearing for these exams ahead of time to receive unconditional offers from the education institutes. The minimum required IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT academic scores vary for Bachelors and Postgraduate programs.
- Commence the Application Process: We will guide you through the entire application process and provide you the list of all relevant documents required to start applying. Singapore Universities usually make a decision within six to eight weeks. The fee payment is required to be made when you receive the offer letter from the university. This is usually issued within two to three days of accepting the offer. Once the course fee payment is made, we will assist you in the student visa application process.
Along with the application form, you need to attach the following documents.
- English language test scores
- Certified copies of academic transcripts
- Certified copies of all graduation or school certificates
- English translations of all documents, if not in English
- Letter from a scholarship provider (if applicable)
- Letter of Recommendation (preferably from previous employers)
- Statement of purpose (SOP)
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Research proposal with two research supervisors’ names and list of prior research publications will be required only for Masters in research and PH.D
- Copy of your passport
- Notarised Documents
- Appear for video interviews of the colleges that shortlisted you
- Portfolio/ Academic Profile/ GPA (this depends on the course)
- Proof of funds – You will be required to provide the following as evidence of funds:
Cost for student only – Evidence of funds to cover living expenses and your course fee. Evidence required is as below –
• Proof of funds for your tuition fees
• Proof of funds showing the 12-month living costs for students which is SGD $8,400
Proof of financial sources: Funds that you have to show should be in the liquid form. Following are the most acceptable sources:
- Bank Balance: As per the student visa rules, candidate has to show funds which must be minimum 1 day old from date of visa application.
- Fixed Deposits: If it’s a fixed deposit, then bank must issue a letter confirming the availability of the funds. Bank letter must be dated less than 30 days from the date of visa.
- Bank Loan: If you have taken an education loan, then you will have to provide bank loan sanction letter. The educational loan must be unconditional ie. no formalities should be pending (except for receiving visa itself) before the funds could be disbursed to your university.