What Does An Overseas Educational Consultant Do?

Posted by Global Opportunities
February 6, 2018

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Since early 2000, India is sending a huge number of students abroad to pursue higher education. With the spurt in demand for overseas education also rose the need for right counselling and thus the need for overseas education consultants. An overseas education consultant assists prospective candidates in various ways and means viz.

Choosing the Right Course

An overseas education consultant can best help students by suggesting the best university for a particular course that they want to pursue. A good consultant helps the student by telling the appropriate time for seeking admission to a particular university. To do this task, proper profiling is done using test scores, academic scores, credentials, work experience and the reason behind choosing a specific program.

Selecting the Right Study Abroad Destination

It is little difficult for a student to decide in which country he/she should go, this is where a consultancy comes to help. Admissions Counsellors work to maximize the chances of receiving admissions offers by making sure that candidates apply to the right kind of Universities that match the profile and ambition. If a student doesn’t adopt a scientific approach to choosing Universities, he/she may end up applying to the wrong universities.

Admission Guidance

An overseas education consultant helps the students by telling them about the options of universities which conduct their preferred course. Not only this, the consultant also helps them by telling them the fee structure and total estimated expense of staying in a country and guiding them for the admission procedure.


Once the students take help from overseas education consultant, they get a complete idea of what are the documents they require, the total amount to be spent in education and living and how much amount to be shown to the embassy. Editing of Statements of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation, Essays and Resumes assist applicants in understanding & completing the highly qualitative aspects of foreign university applications. The applications and documents are reviewed 2 – 3 times before they are sent for approval.

Visa Counselling

Getting a visa is something wherein a student faces serious difficulty. A consultant helps the students to collect right documents while being very careful with documentation. This documentation part can only be done perfectly when assistance is sought for proper checks and adherence to standard operating procedure is maintained. Only an expert counsellor has vested this task, else the entire effort may in waste. If the student is doing documentation in assistance with the consultant, he/she will have 99 percent chance to get the visa. At times mock visa interview sessions are also conducted to assure the work gets done without much hassle. A personal touch in preparing for an academic interview with universities and with immigration authorities will help boost the confidence of an international student and goes a long way in securing the visa for the student.

Accommodation guidance

An overseas education consultant helps in providing accommodation to the students as they have tie-ups with the universities. In some cases, consultants also provide one with the contact details of seniors whom they may have sent for the last intake.

Career Guidance

A good consultant helps the students not only in getting themselves prepared in performing formalities better during pre-completion of the course but also help them to know what kind of jobs they can serve in as and earn an attractive package while pursuing their studies.

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