THE PROFILE

Vision

GO Abroad aims at bringing quality overseas education within the reach of Pakistani students, and thereby strives to uphold and preserve high standards of academic excellence, worldwide.


Mission

Counsel for courses that guarantee an exciting career in business, engineering, designing, science & technology, management, etc.


In Brief

OUR SERVICES

Services

Go Abroad aims at bringing overseas education within the reach of every aspiring student and thereby makes it more accessible to students from every nook and corner of Pakistani. GO Abroad offers holistic overseas educational services.


Coordination

Counsel for courses that guarantee an exciting career in business, engineering, designing, science & technology, management, etc.
Go Abroad represents many of the popular UK, USA, Canada New Zealand Australia, and Irish universities and arranges for regular students' interaction with the academic program coordinators from these universities. This gives them ample opportunity to interact directly and get their doubts clarified about the academic programs offered, the schedule of admissions and the process and procedure of admissions.


VISA Guidance

Go Abroad offers complete guidance to students in getting the Student Visa. GO Abroad coordinates with the High Commissions and Consulates of USA, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand other foreign nations, and ensures that its student counselors are made knowledgeable of the rules and regulations concerning Student Visa and the documentation process.


Programs of Choice

Go Abroad offers most opted Accounting, Business, Computing, Engineering, Health Studies, Hotel Management, Law (LLB, LLM), Marketing, Management and more programs are offered by renowned USA, USA, Canada New Zealand Australia, and Irish universities.


Counselling Services


Follow-up Services

After the students join the university, Go Abroad still continues to monitor the academic progress of the student through continuous rapport with the foreign university/college staff, maintaining contact with the students and answering their email queries. In cases of exigency, it contacts them by way of teleconferencing. Go Abroad also aims at bridging the concerns of parents/ students and institutions to address the problems encountered by students abroad.


COUNTRIES WE SERVE


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United Kingdom

Culture and Heritage

The UK has an extraordinarily rich and diverse artistic heritage, with British poets, playwrights, musicians, sculptors, painters and filmmakers enjoyed and admired all over the world.
The UK's contribution to the visual arts is immense and there are treats to be found around the country, from striking architecture to paintings, ceramics and sculptures which can be found in our many art galleries and museums.

A multicultural nation

Agriculture has traditionally been the mainstay of the economy, although it now employs only 10% of the population, while services and industry make up a much greater percentage of the gross domestic product.

Working in UK

There are rules and guidelines in the United Kingdom for students wanting to work while they study. These must be followed carefully, or visa/immigration problems can occur.

International Students

Those in the UK on a STUDENT VISA may only work 10~20 hours per week during term time. If they work anymore than this, they are breaking the rules of their visa. They can work as many hours as they like during holiday periods. If you are on a student visa, you must also be enrolled on a full-time course (any course of more than 15 hours' daytime study per week).
Students with any other type of visa can work as many hours as they like, unless their visa states that work is 'prohibited'. This means this type of student cannot work while studying.

Prohibition on taking employment

The words on this visa stamp state that "you must not engage in employment paid or unpaid. This means that you have to obtain the permission of the Home Secretary before you can work. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN YOU WORK.

Studying in the UK

Each year, 1000s of international students come to study in the UK. There are a huge number of degree courses available. These range from medicine, law, accountancy and architecture to the arts, media, humanities, science and business.
Studying for a UK qualification is a sound, long-term investment. There is great value in living and studying here. You can use it to improve your English, get a job and make new friends and contacts.

Living in London

Whether you live in central London overlooking the River Thames, or in the more peaceful suburbs, you can still get to London Bridge in a few minutes. It's a cosmopolitan, it's exciting and it's one of the safest capital cities in the world.
The transport system is very efficient with a variety of ways to get across the city. Travel is straightforward with underground, bus (including night buses) and train networks. Transport For London provides 30% discount for students who qualify.
London is well connected by rail and road to the rest of the UK and Europe, and to the rest of the world with four major airports nearby. It's quite possible to develop a varied and interesting lifestyle in London on a budget. With substantial student discounts and so many of the city's most appealing attractions being free, you'll always find ways to make your money go further. Living in London will increase the value of your studies.

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Hungary

Study in Hungary

There are several reasons to choose Hungary as country to study in but the most important reasons to study in Hungary can be classified in below terms:

  • Firstly tradition and background of Hungarian universities also as a member of EU countries
  • The lower cost of study and living in comparison to costs in other EU and North American countries
  • Life facilities in Hungary
  • The Hungarian higher education has a considerable history. The first university in Hungary was established more than 600 years ago. Today the number of universities and colleges - state and non-state (private and religious, recognized by the state) are over ten in Budapest only, many of them offering graduate (B.Sc., M.Sc.) and post graduate (Ph.D., DLA) programs in English. There are several scientific research centers with international connections cooperating with the universities.
  • Hungarian diplomas are accepted and have a high prestige throughout the world.The high standard of the programs with the quite favorable tuition fees in international comparison, as well as the affordable cost of living attract more and more international students to Budapest.
  • Hungary is a member of the European Union and a Schengen state. Higher education is conducted according to the Bologna System enabling students to transfer from one EU University to the other. Diplomas are consequently accepted everywhere in the European Union.
  • Higher education has strong traditions with institutions operating for hundreds of years in some cases. The oldest Hungarian university is the University of Pecs operating since 1367 but the City of Debrecen has the longest continuous history of higher education operating continuously since 1538.
  • Hungary is a relatively safe country with a low rate of violent crime.
  • Fees and living costs are relatively low compared to the rest of Europe.


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Portugal

General Information

Located at the extreme southwest of Europe, the Republic of Portugal is constituted by the continental territory and two Autonomous Regions, the archipelagos of Madeira and Azores (Açores). The Continent is divided into 18 districts. Portugal’s total area is of 92.000 Km2 and there are around 10 million inhabitants. The Portuguese Republic borders Spain North and East and has an extensive maritime coastline South and West that bathes the Atlantic Ocean. The country’s capital is Lisbon and the official language is Portuguese.

History

Portugal was founded in 1143, being one of the oldest countries in Europe. Until the 5th October 1910, when the foundations of the Modern Portuguese Republic were laid, the Portuguese monarchy had developed a long history of discoveries and conquests in Africa, India and Brazil. In 1926, the parliamentary regime was replaced by a military dictatorship leading to the formation of the Estado Novo in 1933. Democracy was restored 41 years later, on the 25th April 1974, through a nearly bloodless coup, later nicknamed the Revolution of the Carnations, which are still a national symbol of freedom. In the following years, mostly as a consequence of the restoration of democracy, independence was granted to some of Portugal’s last colonies: São Tomé and Principe, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Cape Verde.
A special relationship has been maintained with these Portuguese speaking countries, along with Brazil and East Timor, and developed through the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).
Portugal is part of diverse international organizations (e.g. United Nations, OECD, NATO, CoE) and is a member of the European Union (EU) since 1986.

Political system

Portugal is a Parliamentary Republic. The President is directly elected by universal adult suffrage every 5 years. Executive power is exercised by the Council of Ministers. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Parliament. Since 1975 the party system is dominated by the Socialist Party (Partido Socialista) and Social Democratic Party (Partido Social Democrata). Other political parties include: Bloco de Esquerda, Partido Comunista Português, CDS/Partido Popular.

Economy

After the accession to the EU in 1986, Portugal benefited from a significant economic growth and development throughout the 90s, largely thanks to the funds allocated by the European Union to improve the country's infrastructures. Portugal is a modern economy where the service industry, particularly tourism, is playing an increasingly important role. Today Portugal is also part of the “euro area” (Economic and Monetary Union).

Accomodation

• The majority of Portuguese Higher Education Institutions offer accommodation in Student Residences. These are usually spread out around the city/town. Higher Education Institution campuses which include housing facilities are rare in Portugal.

Although the easiest and often cheapest option for students is to stay in Students’ Residence, you may want to rent your own room/flat. If so, check:
• local newspapers (e.g. Ocasião)
• Internet (e.g. EasyQuarto, BQuarto, Erasmus Lisboa, Uniplaces, OLX, etc.)
• Pin-walls inside Higher Education Institutions buildings

Sharing a flat with other students is very common in Portugal. Prices vary significantly depending on the city (Lisbon is e.g. more expensive than other Portuguese cities) and the area (living in the outskirts is, obviously, less expensive than living in town centre). Prices range roughly from 150€ up to 350€ depending on location, facilities, and the landlord’s common sense!

Cost of Living

Although the cost of living has risen considerably in the last decade, Portugal remains less expensive than most other Western & Northern European countries. In particular, rents, food and primary goods, and entertainment are reasonably cheap: you can eat out for around 5€ at lunch time and have good meat or fish dish at a restaurant for less than 10€ for dinner. A full meal at the university canteen costs around 2,50€ and alcoholic drinks vary roughly from 0,80€ for a beer up to 5€ for a cocktail. A theatre ticket rarely costs more than 30€ and going to the cinema is rather inexpensive.

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Czech

WHY THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Long tradition of quality education

High quality education and research, especially in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, has a long tradition in the Czech Republic. The Charles University in Prague was founded in 1348 and is the oldest university in the Central Europe. Quality assurance of various activities of higher education institutions belongs to the main priorities of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Diverse range of study programmes

Czech universities offer long-standing reputations, unique conception and interesting specializations. Students can come for a short study visit or to complete their degree in a wide range of traditional as well as newly-emerging disciplines.

Offer for international students

Over 42,000 foreign students are studying at Czech higher education institutions and their interest is growing as the offer of study programmes in foreign language (especially in English) is increasing. Czech universities are more and more involved in a wide range of international cooperation activities and programmes taking place in the European Union and other countries.

Safe location in the heart of Europe

Studying in the Czech Republic puts you in the middle of Europe and you have a great chance to discover all European countries and places you might otherwise not have had the opportunity to visit.
The Global Peace Index 2016 placed Czech Republic as the 6th safest country in the world.

Cultural experience and fascinating history

Due to its geographic location the Czech Republic is situated in the intersection of many cultures. The country's culture was historically formed mainly by Slavonic, German (Austrian) and Jewish influence, which resulted in a rich Central-European culture heritage and lifestyle. The Czech Republic is sure to entertain you in between your studies!

Lower costs of living

The costs of living in Czech Republic are not as high as the cost in Western Europe and the life is thus more affordable.
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in the middle of Europe. Rather than as a country in the middle of Europe, we should speak of the Czech Republic as a country in the heart of Europe ... after all, the heart is not to be found precisely in the center of the human body either.

Facts and figures

Official name: Czech Republic

Location: Central Europe

Language: Czech

Area: 78,866 sq km

Neighbours: Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia

Currency: Czech Crown / CZK

Population: 10.4 million

Capital: Praha / Prague (1.3 million)

Other major cities: Brno (385.000), Ostrava (303.000), Plzeň (170.000), Liberec (102.000), Olomouc (100.000)

Distance from Prague to: Vienna (300 km), Berlin (350 km), Warsaw (600 km), Budapest (500 km), Paris (1.000 km), London (1.000 km), Rome (1.200 km), Oslo (1.300 km)

Flight times from Prague to: Vienna (50 min), Berlin (50 min), Warsaw (1h 15 min), Budapest (1h 15 min), Paris (1h 35 min), London (1h 50 min), Rome (1h 50 min), Oslo (2 h)

Political system: parliamentary republic, double chambre Parliament of 281 representatives

Head of state: President

Membership: European Union, NATO, Schengen Area, OECD, WTO

Religion: every citizen enjoys freedom of religion, more than 50 % of the population describe themselves as agnostic or atheist

Climate: seasonal variations with warm summers, chilly autumns and cold winters

Average temperatures: January -4 °C; July 24 °C

Czech inventions: sugar cubes, contact lenses, semtex, fingerprints, Theory of Cells, blood types , the word "robot", polarography, arc lamp, lightning conductor, ship's propeller and more



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Ireland

Why Study in Ireland?

Ireland’s worldwide reputation for high quality education is built on the solid foundation of commitment to excellence. Ireland is a beautiful island, combining contemporary modern cities with an unspoilt countryside, offering cityscapes steeped in history and landscapes lush with a rich natural habitat. Renowned for friendliness, our safe, English speaking country offers the warmest of welcomes to students from all over the world.

A friendly, safe country

And it is not just us saying it! Ireland was voted by Lonely Planet as the world’s friendliest country in 2008 and 2010 and was ranked 12th in the 2009 Global Peace Index. International students enrich campus communities countrywide and our hospitable nature coupled with an unrivalled sense of fun ensures living in Ireland is an unforgettable experience. The island’s varied environment is ideal for many outdoor pursuits such as climbing, water sports and all kinds of ball and team sports. It’s easy to explore Europe from an Irish base with low-cost, frequent flights making trips affordable.

English-speaking country

Ireland is an English-speaking country with close cultural, economic and educational links with the English-speaking world, especially with the UK - our next door neighbor - and with the USA. With 36% of the population under the age of 25, Ireland is one of the most exciting places in the English-speaking world to be a student.

Internationally recognised qualifications and extensive choice

Irish higher education institutions and qualifications are recognised worldwide for excellence, delivering world-class innovative learning in many disciplines. Students can choose from an extensive range of courses to meet their needs in highly respected business schools, centers of scientific and technology excellence as well as renowned language, humanities and arts faculties.

Supportive learning environments

Dedicated international offices work closely with administrative, academic and specialist staff to fully support students throughout their time in Ireland. Through these specialist support structures, students receive direct access to information, facilities, services and staff.

Innovative and creative culture

Ireland is a land rich in cultural heritage with a history of world-leading innovation. From the flamboyance of Oscar Wilde to mould-breaking James Joyce from the pioneering quantum physics of John Bell to Nobel Laureate Ernest Walton, Ireland’s unique innovative and creative culture is an integral part of the Irish experience.

Distinguished graduates

Ireland’s graduates are innovators in their fields, leaders in their communities and ambassadors for excellence all around the world. Qualifications earned and connections made in Ireland deliver a passport to success.

Leading global companies in Ireland

Companies who require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success choose to locate in Ireland. Recently, Ireland welcomed Ireland has welcomed Google, Facebook, Pfizer, Apple, Intel to name just a few - all of whom chose Ireland as their European base. Take the first step to join the growing number of international students choosing Ireland to fulfil their potential. Your future starts here....

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Australia

Why choose the Australia as an international study destination

Country name: Commonwealth of Australia

Area: 7,686,850 sq km (2,967,909 sq mi)

Population: 19,357,594

Capital city: Canberra

People: 92% Caucasian, 7% Asian, 1% aboriginal and other

Languages: English and regional languages are also spoken in some areas

Religion: Anglican, Roman Catholic, other Christian

Profession: Mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel


Why study in Australia

In Australia, you have the freedom to choose a path that suits your particular goals. There are thousands of courses on offer. Whichever course you choose, you’ll experience a unique kind of education. Studying in Australia promotes innovative, creative and independent thinking. You’ll learn to work as part of a team, to communicate effectively with others and to develop the practical skills and intellectual abilities you need for global success. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to use your initiative. Your teachers will encourage you to think of original, practical solutions to real-world problems. Upon graduation, your qualification will make you highly sought after by Australian and international employers. The Australian education system has a strong international reputation and is known for its effective structure and innovative policy developments. Many other countries, eager to improve their own education systems, turn to Australia for advice. Australia is also one of the best places to live. It is a young, vibrant and friendly country in which students can live, learn and grow. So if you want a quality education and a good lifestyle, Australia’s the place to be.

Excellence: Australia has an international reputation for excellence in all areas of education and training.

Australian qualification, international recognition

Australian universities are widely known for the quality of their teaching and research. You’ll learn from teachers who are experts in their industries and who can provide you with a sound understanding of your chosen field. You’ll develop strong academic skills that can be applied to other areas and learn to think creatively and independently. Australia’s scientists and researchers have been responsible for major breakthroughs and technological advances around the world. Our best-known achievers have won international awards, including eight Nobel Prizes.

A place where work and study meet

Australia’s approach to vocational education and training leads the world in innovation and quality. You’ll have the opportunity to step outside the classroom and practice your skills in real and simulated workplaces. This will give you a genuine advantage over other graduates.

A great place to grow up

School students in Australia study under a national curriculum framework which ensures high academic standards in eight key learning areas, including English, mathematics, science and arts. Teachers are committed to encouraging childrens’ intellectual, personal and emotional growth.

Improve your English

Studying English in Australia will give you the opportunity to use and improve your English every day. Australian English language institutions have video facilities, libraries and computer-assisted learning to help you become a fluent English-speaker in no time. You’ll even be able to find a program to meet your specific needs. Australia is a technologically advanced society and you’ll study at an institution with great facilities. Australian classrooms are equipped with the latest technology and laptops are allowed in many lecture halls and classrooms.

Quality assurance

Australia – a place where your quality of education is guaranteed
How can you be sure that the schools, universities and training institutions you’ll read about on this website will deliver on what they promise? Here’s how: Australia provides international students with the most rigorous consumer protection in the world. Period. In 2000, Australia introduced the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. ESOS ensures that, in order to enroll international students, institutions must first meet requirements for registration. All institutions which meet registration requirements are listed on the publicly available Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). If an institution doesn’t meet stringent standards for marketing activities, education delivery, facilities and student support services, it isn’t registered. That means it can’t enroll international students. However, it’s important to note that if you come to Australia on a non-student visa, you won’t have this assurance.

Consumer protection

The ESOS legislation provides consumer protection. This means you will receive the tuition for which you have paid, and your fees are protected by law.

Course information

Institutions must ensure that the marketing materials (such as brochures and handbooks) they provide to international students are accurate and not misleading. Before issuing your proof of enrolment, the institution must first provide you with current and accurate information, such as:
*Requirements for acceptance into the course, including English language proficiency, previous work experience or educational qualifications necessary for admittance
*The course content, duration and the qualification it leads to
*Modes of study and assessment methods
*The facilities, equipment, learning and library resources available
*Indicative course-related fees, including advice on the potential for fees to change during your course
*Relevant information on living in Australia, including indicative costs of living and accommodation options


Student support services

Institutions must support international students in adjusting to study and life in Australia, achieving their learning goals and satisfying the learning outcomes of their course. This includes providing information on arrival about:
*Student support services available to help facilitate a smooth transition to life in Australia
*Legal services
*Emergency and health services
*Facilities and resources
*Complaints and appeals processes
*Any student visa conditions relating to course progress and/or attendance as appropriate.
Throughout your course, institutions must help you access study support services and welfare-related services if you need them

Safe, multicultural society

Australia is a safe, friendly and harmonious country. When you arrive you may find yourself struck by the friendliness and hospitality of the people. Imagine: you’ve left your country behind, yet somehow, you’ve arrived home. Australia is a very safe country compared with almost anywhere in the world. Political unrest is limited in Australia, crime rates are low and strict gun control laws provide a safe environment. As one of the most multicultural countries in the world, Australia is accepting of all religions. Your right to practice your faith without persecution or discrimination is protected by law. You’ll find Australia to be very friendly and welcoming. Australians value the wealth of cultural diversity and social sophistication that international students bring to our campuses and communities. We take great care in looking after international students and helping them adjust to the Australian way of life. Australians are open, friendly people and you will receive a warm welcome. Many students living in Home stay situations experience Australian family life in a natural, friendly way and often they find themselves treated like a family member. Wherever you live – Home stay, boarding school, or campus accommodation – you will discover many opportunities to make lasting friendships.

Tuition fees

As an international student, you must pay your tuition fees up-front. Aside from tuition fees, some institutions may also charge for other student costs, such as library, laboratory or sports facility costs. Excursions, books and stationery are other costs to consider, and your course may also require specific essential materials, such as lab coats or photographic supplies. Your institution will provide you with information on how and when to pay your tuition fees.

University

Foundation Studies : A$9,000 to 14,000 a year
such as university entrance, preparatory and bridging courses

Undergraduate

Bachelor Degree : A$10,000 to 13,500 a year
such as courses in arts, business, economics and law

Laboratory-based Bachelor Degree : A$11,000 to 16,500 a year
such as science and engineering courses

Postgraduate

Graduate Certificates
Graduate Diplomas : A$9,000 to 16,000 a year
Masters
Doctoral Degree : A$11,000 to 18,500 a year

Vocational education and training

Certificates I – IV
Diploma
Advanced Diploma : A$5,500 to 18,000 a year

School

Secondary school A$6,000 to 13,000 a year
Primary and junior secondary schools : A$5,000 to 11,000 a year

English language training

varies significantly depending on the course duration or institution : A$3,500 to 13,500

Accommodation options and costs

From on-campus residences to shared Home stay with an Australian family, you’ll find room to grow in accommodation to suit your budget and needs. Your institution can give you advice on your accommodation options and understanding tenant and lease conditions. Temporary accommodation can be arranged for you before you leave home so that when you arrive you have some time to consider your long-term options.

Campus accommodation

Home stay - A$110–270 a week Home stay is a great way for younger international students to immerse themselves in Australian life, and benefit from the safety and supervision of adults. Meals are usually included in the cost, but self-catering Home stay is sometimes available. Single or shared rooms are available.
Institutions maintain registers of families who board international students during the academic year. Institutions check that these families are reputable and offer accommodation at a reasonable standard.

Hostels and guest houses - A$80–135 a week

Hostels are usually run by organisations such as Youth Hostels Australia and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Students share kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Shared accommodation - A$70–250 a week

Rental accommodation - A$100–400 a week Sharing off-campus accommodation is very popular with international students. You should look for advertisements on campus noticeboards and local newspapers. Expect that you will have to provide your own furniture.
When renting a house, apartment or bed sitter, landlords require rent to be paid in advance, and will require a security bond equal to one months’ rent.

Boarding schools - A$10,000–20,000 a year

Many private secondary schools provide accommodation, meals and laundry services for international students.
Note: Tuition fees are in addition to the boarding fees.

Campus stay - A$80–250 per week

Most universities and some vocational institutions offer a variety of accommodation on or near campus, such as apartments, residential colleges or halls of residence. The cost varies on the type of accommodation.
Residential colleges are slightly more expensive and provide accommodation with meals. They may also have sporting and social facilities, tutoring, libraries and computer facilities.
Halls of residence are located on or near institution campuses. Students usually have meals and some cleaning services provided. Students need to apply early because demand for places is
• Accommodation
• Food
• Clothing
• Entertainment
• Transport
• International and domestic travel
• Telephone and Incidental costs.
You could spend more or less depending on where you live, your lifestyle and your course.

Working while you study

You can work up to 20 hours per week while your course is in session. However, you cannot start work until you have commenced your course in Australia. If you’re bringing your family with you, your dependents can also work up to 20 hours per week once you have started your course in Australia. If you have started a course at the Masters or Doctorate level however, your dependents may work unlimited hours. If you or your dependents work in excess of these restrictions, your visas may be subject to cancellation. International students often find work in retail, hospitality and administration. You could expect to earn A$6-15 an hour, depending on the kind of work you do and your age. You may be paid more for working on Sundays or public holidays. Tutoring younger students in the field you are studying, or in your native language is also a good way to earn money. Student tutors can earn about A$40 an hour.

Student support services

Student support forms a large part of Australia’s education system. Institutions take their responsibility to student welfare seriously. They provide specialist services to help international students adjust to life and study in Australia and to achieve their goals.

This includes student services such as:

• Language tuition
• Designated international student advisers
• On-arrival reception and orientation programs
• Health, counseling, accommodation and employment services

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Spain

Castelldefels School of Social Sciences - CSSS

Castelldefels School of Social Sciences is an academic residential college Consists of both local & International students. We are committed to making CSSS one of the best places in the world to be an international student, making you feel at home in a multicultural enriching learning environment. Our aim is to provide the best possible environment for the students to pursue their studies at University. We do this by providing a comprehensive tutorial Program that complements the University curriculum.
The study programs are meticulously designed to meet competitive international Standards. There is a practical project-based approach to learning that sets the College apart. There is a fundamental belief that learning is more relevant and Rewarding if it is put into practice.

Mission

Our mission is to serve the educational needs of all students -- undergraduate and graduate, traditional and non-traditional, full and part-time -- by providing educational programs of high quality in an environment, which is both challenging and supportive.

Success

At CSSS, we believe that success in education lies in the combination of a theoretical skills and practical experience. We also believe that each individual has a hidden talent that needs to be nurtured to achieve success. We work to identify your unique skills and help you develop new ones. This personal approach helps you pursue your dreams and realise academic and professional success. We are entering into a partnership for your academic success.

Apply with/without IELTS



Course Title Level Awarding Body Duration Tutition Fee
DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT QCF Level 2 EBMA 12 Months € 3200
DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION QCF Level 3 EBMA 12 Months € 3400
DIPLOMA IN ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT QCF Level 4 EBMA 12 Months € 3500
ADVANCE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTATION QCF Level 5 EBMA 24 Months € 4000
GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION QCF Level 6 EBMA 24 Months € 4500
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION QCF Level 7 EBMA 12 Months € 5500
Diploma in International Tourism and Hospitality Management QCF Level 4 EBMA 12 Months € 3500
Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hospitality Management QCF Level 6 EBMA 24 Months € 4500
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology QCF Level 7 EBMA 12 Months € 5500


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Malaysia

Why Study in Malaysia?

Students and their parents have many things to consider when deciding on where and what to study. In choosing Malaysia as a study destination, students benefit from:

• An international standard and high quality education, which is closely monitored by the Malaysian Education Ministries through their quality control authorities and appropriate legislation such as The Education Act, 1996, The Private Higher Educational Institutions Act, 1996 and The Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007.
• Competitive course fees and an extensive selection of popular courses.
• A wide range of study options and universities and colleges to choose from.
• Twinning degrees & 3+0 degree programmes conducted in Malaysia, which offer a cost-effective route for quality education and qualifications from universities in the United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and France.
• Foreign Branch Campus Universities operating in Malaysia, which enable students to acquire their prestigious university qualifications in a country that has lower living expenses.
• Wide usage of English, which makes living and studying easy for students who are proficient in English while at the same time creating an environment for those who want to pick up the language.
• Life in a multicultural society, where Malaysians of different races and religions live in peace and tolerance with each other.
• The experience gained in providing education to the existing 50,000 international students from more than 100 countries, which testifies to the world-wide acceptance of Malaysia as a favoured destination for further study.
• Hassle-free immigration procedures, which enable foreign students to have easy entry into Malaysian higher educational institutions.
• Affordable living expenses, which can be as low as RM12,000.00 (USD3,750) per year.
• Student-friendly laws, which allow international students to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week, while studying full time in Malaysia (subject to immigration requirements).
• An economically sound and socially safe country, which has a stable government and a low serious crime rate.
• A geographically safe environment, with Malaysia situated in a zone free from most natural disasters.
• A food paradise which has a huge variety of cuisines available including vegetarian, halal, ethnic and western.
• An excellent transportation system, which allows for easy mobility and a huge variety of interesting places to visit for relaxation.

Education System of Malaysia - An Overview

Education is the responsibility of the Government and it is committed to providing a sound education to all. The Malaysian education system encompasses education beginning from pre-school to university. Pre-tertiary education (pre-school to secondary education) is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education (MOE) while tertiary or higher education is the responsibility of the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). The vision of the Government is to make Malaysia a center of educational excellence.

Primary and Secondary Education

Primary education (a period of 6 years) and secondary education (5 years which encompasses 3 years of lower secondary and 2 years of upper secondary) make up 11 years of free education.

The admission age to the first year of primary education is seven. Primary schooling is mandatory for all children between the ages of 7 and 12. Students sit for common public examinations at the end of primary, lower secondary and upper secondary levels.

Post-secondary Education

Upon completion of secondary education, students can opt to pursue 1 to 2 years ofpost-secondary education. This is the university entrance preparatory course. In total, the 12 years of school education serves as the basic entry requirement into Year One of a bachelor’s degree programme in higher educational institutions.

Tertiary Education

At tertiary education level, institutions of higher learning offer courses leading to the awards of certificate, diploma, first degree and higher degree qualifications (at academic and professional fields). The duration of study for a basic bachelor degree programme is 3 years and the courses of study at this level are provided by both the public and private education sectors, attracting many international students.

Tertiary education providers consist of two major groups:

• Public (government-funded) institutions of higher learning, for example, public universities, polytechnics, community colleges and teacher training institutes.

• Private (private-funded) higher educational institutions (PHEIs), for example, private universities, private university colleges, foreign branch campus universities and private colleges.

Government-funded Educational Institutions

The Government provides more than 95% of primary and secondary education as well as about 60% of the tertiary education, with the private sector providing the balance.

Private-funded Educational Institutions

The private education providers in Malaysia can be broadly grouped into 2 categories, depending on the levels of education offered, ranging from pre-school to tertiary education. These two categories of private institutions are:

• Private Educational Institutions (PEIs) which provide education at preschool, primary and secondary levels. They comprise private schools and foreign system schools.

• Private Higher Educational Institutions (PHEIs) which provide tertiary education leading to the awarding of certificate, diploma and degree qualifications.

Study Opportunities at Private Higher Educational in Institutions Malaysia

Quality Assured Tertiary Programmes With Many Options
Local and international students in the pursuit of higher education are spoilt for choice by the wide range of study options and choices of both local and foreign universities, all at highly affordable costs. Underlying this is the current trend of setting up branch campuses in Malaysia by reputable universities from the UK and Australia. Furthermore, various universities from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany and New Zealand are offering twinning, franchised and external degree programmes in partnership with Malaysian higher educational institutions.

Local private universities also offer competitively priced and excellent quality degree programmes as an added alternative.

Poised as the centre of educational excellence in the Asia- Pacific region, Malaysia’s educational programmes offered by private higher educational institutions (PHEIs) are of excellent quality. These institutions of higher learning are governed by various acts such as the Education Act 1996, the Universities and University Colleges (Amendment) Act 1996, Private Higher Education Institutions Act 1996 and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007. English, an international lingua franca, is the medium of instruction making this a plus factor for students who aspire to succeed in their career.

Categories of Private Higher Educational Institutions (PHEIs)

There are 2 categories of PHEIs in Malaysia:

• Non-university Status
o Private Colleges
o Private Institutions
• University Status
o Private Universities
o Private University Colleges
o Foreign Branch Campus Universities

Types of Qualifications Awarded

By Private Colleges

• Awarding internal or self-made certificate and diploma qualifications
• Conducting foreign university collaboration degree programmes
• Preparing students for external professional examinations

By Private Universities and University Colleges

- Awarding their own degree qualifications

By Foreign Branch Campus Universities
- Awarding identical degree qualifications as the host university overseas

Study Options at Private Colleges

A. Internal Awards at Diploma Level
Private colleges have been developing and awarding their own diploma level qualifications to students since the early 1980s. They use English as the medium of instruction. The greatest strength of the internallydeveloped programmes is that they are recognised and granted with ‘advance standing’ entry status by many foreign universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, Germany and the USA, allowing entry into these universities’ second year or final year bachelor degree programmes.

B. Preparing Students for External Professional Examinations

These colleges undertake to provide classes with tutorial support for students and prepare them for external examinations set by the local or foreign examination boards. Qualifications offered include those from the following globally recognised institutions:

• Professional Associations (ACCA-UK, CIMA-UK, ICSA-UK)
• Semi-Professional Examination Bodies (IBBM, LCCIEB-UK, NCC-UK)
• External Academic Programmes at postsecondary level (GCE ‘A’ Level - UK, SAM Australia, Canadian Pre-U)
• External English Programmes (University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate)

C. Bachelor Degree Programmes from Universities in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany and France

Students can complete their foreign bachelor degree programmes at colleges in Malaysia which have an interinstitutional collaborative arrangement with host-universities from overseas. The most common collaborative arrangements that these colleges have with the host universities offering foreign degrees are the Split Degree or 3+0 Entire Degree arrangement.

• Split Degree Arrangement This comes under the Twinning Degree, Credit Transfer Degree or Advanced Standing (Validated) Programmes.

• Twinning Degree Programmes allow students to partially complete the first or second year of their degree at a local college, with the remaining years to be completed at the specified foreign partner university, which will then award the degree upon graduation.

• Credit Transfer Programmes are also offered by colleges that have links with foreign universities. Stdents who have met the required credit hours of the subject studied locally can transfer the credit hours to the foreign university of their choice. This flexible arrangement is most popular among the US universities.

• Advanced Standing Programmes are the private colleges’ internal diploma programmes validated and moderated with ‘Advanced Standing’ entry status by a group of overseas universities for direct entry into the second or third year of their degree programmes. Upon completion of the ‘recognised’ diploma course in Malaysia, students will be awarded the foreign degree after successfully completing the remaining portion of the degree programme in the host university overseas.

• 3+0 Entire Degree Arrangement
This arrangement allows the entire foreign bachelor degree programme to be completed in a Malaysian college. There are two possibilities for students:

• ‘3+0’ Foreign University Degree Programme
• External Programme for Degree Qualification

• 3+0’ Foreign University Degree Programme
Under this arrangement, some colleges are permitted by the foreign partner universities from the UK, Australia, US and France to conduct the entire degree programme in Malaysia on their behalf. The overseas universities will then award the degree. This novel study option, in operation since 1998, has made Malaysia a popular education destination for those who want to save costs.

• External Programme for Degree Qualification
For external programmes, students register at a college which functions as a tutorial centre preparing the student for the final external examination. The degree obtained is equal to that obtained by internal students of the foreign university.



D. Master’s Degree and Post-Graduate Programmes

In collaboration with foreign universities, many colleges offer students a wide range of foreign master’s degrees and postgraduate studies of international standard at relatively low cost.

“In Malaysia, we offer quality and value-for-money education with many choices of international qualifications for your selection.”

Study Options at Malaysian Private Universities

Students can study at these Malaysian home-grown universities to earn their qualifications at both bachelor degree and postgraduate degree levels. In both cases, English is the medium of instruction. The relatively cheap course fees combined with worldwide recognize qualification make these campuses much sought after by local and international students. The areas of study offered include business, computer science, engineering, IT, medicine, services and languages.

Study Options at Foreign University Branch Campuses

Degrees offered by a branch campus of a foreign university in Malaysia is identical in every aspect with that of the parent campus in the country of origin. The first foreign university branch campus, Monash University Malaysia was set up in Malaysia in 1998.

Students registered in the Malaysian branch campus of an overseas university are automatically students of the parent campus. Such students have opportunity to spend one or more semesters at the overseas parent campus (but not the final year) with no disruption to their studies. The cost of studying for a degree in a branch campus in Malaysia is substantially lower than that in the parent campus overseas.

Another attraction for international students to study in Malaysia is the relatively cheap cost of living. The total cost of expenditure for accommodation, either oncampus or off-campus, is reasonable and within many budgets. Depending on the location and choice, the average monthly rental for a single room (twin sharing) per student is between RM300 - RM450 (USD86 - USD129). Other expenses such as food, transportation, laundry and other essentials, based on an ordinary lifestyle are mated between RM700 - RM950 (USD200 - USD270) per month. Therefore, the average total cost of living will range from RM 12,000 to RM17,000 (USD3430 - USD4860). per year.

Estimation of Study Cost for a 3+0 Foreign University Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Business Studies in Malaysia (per year)

Tuition Fees : USD 5,000

Living Cost : USD 4,000

Total Cost : USD 9,000

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Poland

SHORT HISTORY OF POLAND:

Highly developed agricultural people have lived in the area that is now Poland for the last 7500 years, the Slavic people have settled in this territory for over 1500 years, and the History of Poland as a state spans well over a millennium. The territory ruled by Poland has shifted and varied greatly. At one time, in the 16th century, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was the largest state in Europe, before the rise of the Russian Empire. At other times there was no separate Polish state at all. Poland regained its independence in 1918, after more than a century of rule by its neighbors, but its borders shifted again after the Second World War.

Following its emergence in the 10th century, the Polish nation was led by a series of rulers who converted the Poles to Christianity, created a strong kingdom and integrated Poland into the European culture. Internal fragmentation eroded this initial structure in the 13th century, but consolidation in the 1300s laid the base for the new dominant Kingdom of Poland that was to follow.

Beginning with the Lithuanian Grand Duke Jogaila (Władysław II Jagiełło), the Jagiellon dynasty (1385–1569) formed the Polish-Lithuanian union. The partnership proved beneficial for the Poles and Lithuanians, who coexisted and cooperated in one of the most powerful states in Europe for the next three centuries. The nihil novi act adopted by the Polish Sejm (parliament) in 1505, transferred most of the legislative power from the monarch to the Sejm. This event marked the beginning of the period known as "Golden Liberty", when the State was ruled by the "free and equal" Polish nobility. The Lublin Union of 1569 established the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as an influential player in Europe and a vital cultural entity, spreading the Western culture eastwards.

By the 18th century the nobles' democracy had gradually declined into anarchy, making the once powerful Commonwealth vulnerable to foreign intervention. Over the course of three successive partitions by the countries bordering it (the Russian Empire, Habsburg Austria and the Kingdom of Prussia), the Commonwealth was significantly reduced in size the first two times and ultimately ceased to exist in 1795. The idea of Polish independence however was kept alive throughout the 19th century and led to several Polish uprisings against the partitioning powers.

Poland regained its independence in 1918, but the Second Polish Republic was destroyed by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union by their Invasion of Poland at the beginning of the Second World War. Nevertheless the Polish government in exile kept functioning and through the many Polish military formations contributed significantly to the Allied victory. Nazi Germany's forces were compelled to retreat from Poland as the Soviet Red Army advanced, which led to the creation of the People's Republic of Poland. The country's geographic location was shifted to the west and Poland existed as a Soviet satellite state. By the late 1980s Solidarity, a Polish reform movement became crucial in causing a peaceful transition from a communist state to democracy, which resulted in the creation of the modern Polish state.

About Poland

Poland can satisfy the needs of the tourist who wants to spend a long holiday as well as the traveler who is looking for an interesting place to spend one or more weekends. One can enjoy the country in every season. Whenever you come, you are bound to find something new.

The Castles call to mind the stormy history of Poland. The most important ones are the Wawel Royal Castle in Cracow and the Royal Castle in Warsaw, destroyed during World War II and rebuilt afterwards. The old quarters of Warsaw, Cracow, Gdańsk, Lublin, Poznań and Wrocław have witnessed centuries of history.

Poland is one of these rare countries that offer a great variety of landscapes. The southern part of Poland is surrounded by the Sudetic and Tatra Mountain ranges, perfect for walking all year round, and for winter sports during the season. Trekking and excursions are possible in all seasons and are especially recommended in summer and autumn, when the country is in full bloom. In winter you can go skiing, for example to Szczyrk and Zakopane, tourist resorts famous for their mountain folklore.

Moving from the mountains to the north, one will find large plains and there, nests of storks in spring, small rural villages and forests, with the most famous one the National Park in Białowieża, close to the eastern border, which with its unique charm is home to the European bison. All in all there are 23 National Parks in Poland, covering over 314 thousand ha, or 1% of the country's surface area. Horse riding and hunting addicts will discover numerous opportunities in Poland to follow their favorite hobby.

Further north there are lakes, among them the Mazurian Lake District, also known as "the country of the thousand lakes", a series of lakes stretching for more than 750 km. It is possible to sail through its rivers and a network of canals for days. This is a paradise for these who enjoy water sports and fishing thanks to the clear waters of the lakes, the green landscape and its wilderness. Moreover in winter, as the temperature often drops to well below 0° C, the frozen lakes are often suitable for ice-sailing.

Finally, the northern frontier - the Baltic coastline. A very long strip of golden sand, beaches and dunes, Rozewie promontory, Hel peninsula, the Gulf of Gdansk and Wolin Island are just some of the countless views which will fascinate any tourist traveling along the coast. Furthermore, in this region you can enjoy the saline thermal baths and the healing mud-baths, particularly in the town of Kołobrzeg, all year round.

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Turkey

STUDY IN TURKEY:

Turkey has a unique strategic position at the crossroads of East and West which endows this country with nearly ten-thousand years of history. As part of Asia and part of Europe, Turkey has remarkably wide climatic and geographical variations. Due to its location, surrounded by seas on three sides, Turkey as always been the center of great trade, silk and spice routes. Today, even in the most inaccessible or isolated corners, one can easily feel and see the traces of different cultures. As Turkish landscape encompasses a vast variety of geographical zone, it has the combined characteristics of the three continents of the world: Europe, Africa and Asia.

High standards of education

The quality of the education and teaching staff at Turkish Universities offers you a world of opportunities to get the skills you will need for a global world.

Internationally recognized degrees

Degrees granted by Turkish Universities are recognized around the world. For further information on degree recognition, you can consult with your country’s educational authorities.

Modern campuses with outstanding facilities

You will find libraries and advanced laboratories in which you can search for and acquire knowledge. With sports and cultural facilities, student clubs and dormitories you will enjoy being a student in Turkey.

Cultural diversity

Diversity is richness. You will meet East and West together in Turkey, which has the combined characteristics of the two continents: Europe and Asia. You will not be a foreigner in Turkey because a mosaic of cultures has been embedded in Turkish culture.

Safe and affordable education

Turkey is a place where you can find affordable education. Tuition and cost of living are lower than in most European countries and the U.S.

Warm and friendly environment

As a young nation (31 % of the Turkish population are between the ages of 12-24) Turkey welcomes young people. Turkish people are traditionally very hospitable.

In Turkey, students will have the opportunity to experience both modernity and tradition in one of the safest and most stable countries in the region. Furthermore, in some Turkish Universities the language of instruction is English and others give opportunities to learn English. Above all, the high quality of education will make you ready for the future.

For more information, contact one of our counselors at GO ABROAD today.

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New Zealand

Why New Zealand

New Zealand's educational institutions are well regarded throughout the world. There is a great range of opportunities available to international students here: quality secondary school education, a well-established network of English language schools, and internationally respected and recognised tertiary education providers.

The cost of living and education is very affordable compared to other student destinations around the world. The country is stable and safe. It is a country of natural beauty, with comfortable temperatures throughout the year.

New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. The country offers a safe learning environment, which provides excellent study opportunities, and support services for international students. Courses are available in academic, professional and vocational studies at universities, polytechnics and institutes of technology, colleges of education (teacher training), private education providers and secondary schools. With a well-educated population New Zealanders excel in many areas - arts, science, technology and manufacturing.

There are eight state-funded universities in New Zealand, all of them internationally respected for their academic and research performance. In addition to a centrally co-ordinated system of quality assurance audits at both institution and programme level, each Institution undertakes internal quality checks.

All New Zealand universities offer a broad range of subject in Arts, Commerce and Science. Each has developed its own specialist subjects such as Medicine, Engineering, Veterinary Science, Computer Studies, Agriculture and Environmental Studies.

New Zealand is an easy and safe place to live and the residents are warm and hospitable. The New Zealanders are easy going, spontaneous, open people. In this multi-racial country , you'll find friends quickly and feel included.

While living and studying in New Zealand, you can afford great, modern, accommodation that is few minutes away from world-class study facilities. Public transport systems are good and cars are affordable. After hours, a recreational wonderland is right on your doorstep. You can enjoy the freshest food of all types, cool cafes, markets, quality boutique shopping, theatres and art galleries.

Costs involved

Tuition fees and living costs in New Zealand vary depending on the course and the institution.

• The average international student in New Zealand spends about $320 per week on housing, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, international and domestic travel, telephone and incidental costs. This is a realistic guide, but remember that individual circumstances will vary by location, course and lifestyle.

• International students can work while studying in New Zealand but the money you earn should not be used as your only source of income. To be granted a student visa in New Zealand you need to have adequate means of financial support.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary between institutions and the major subject selected. Under-graduate degrees range from NZ$14,000 to 18,000 for Arts/Law, up to NZ$18,000+ per year for engineering. Medicine and dentistry, which are restricted programmes, have fees that are higher still. Post-graduate degrees range from NZ$18,000 to NZ$28,000 per year.

Exams

You will probably be required to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for getting an admission to an New Zealand institution. The school may also have additional tests for graduate students who are prospective teaching assistants.

This test is accepted in New Zealand:

• IELTS

Visas

You will need a student visa if you wish to come to New Zealand to study full-time for longer than 3 months. You can only get a student visa to study in a course at an education institution, which is registered and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Your student visa will be issued for the length of time your course tuition fees have been paid. If you are studying a long-term course at secondary school, University or Polytechnic you will normally pay your tuition fees every year. The student visa must be renewed each year in New Zealand before the expiry date.

For detailed visa information and to check if you meet the conditions, contact GO ABROAD today.

Accommodation

Most universities and colleges can assist students with finding accommodation on or near to their campus. Here is a list of most common options:

Student Hostels

These are usually located on the campus or nearby, with single or twin rooms. Bed linen and cleaning facilities are provided. Meals are eaten in a communal dining hall, with special dietary needs catered to. A warden lives on site, and social and cultural activities are organized for residents. Hostels usually have computer laboratories and recreation rooms. Some institutions provide "self-catering" hostels where 6-8 students have their own bedrooms and share a kitchen and living room.

Home stay/Private Board

This is a room of your own in a suburban house, usually with a garden and lawns. Your host family provides meals. Interacting with your host family and meeting their neighbors and friends is an excellent way to improve your English. The host family helps you make phone calls, read bus timetables, find a doctor and so on. But homestay is not like living in a hotel. Some "give and take" is expected, as you become part of the family.

Going "flatting"

This term means renting a house or flat (apartment) singly or with other people. Choose your own flat mates of the same or opposite sex with mixed accommodation, ranging from a two-bedroom apartment to a large house on its own land. Most rental properties are unfurnished, other than an oven, a laundry facility, curtains and carpet. The landlord does not have to provide heating. You pay for electricity, gas, telephone and water, including connection charges. A "bond" of up to four weeks' rent is held by Tenancy Services and refunded when you move out, if the flat is still in good condition. Tenancy Services, a division of the Ministry of Housing has information about dispute resolution procedures and your rights and obligations. For more information on housing options and arrangements, contact one of our counselors today.

Working in New Zealand

International students who have graduated from a course that would gain points under Skilled Migrant Category are eligible for a 1 year job search permit.

Once Graduates have gained work this way, they can go on to apply for either a post-study 2 year work permit or, proceed directly to apply for residency under the Skilled Migrant Category.

Students are eligible to work up to 20 hours a week. Anyone undertaking a course of 12 months or more are able to apply to work full-time over the summer holidays.

Partners of students studying in areas of absolute skill shortage and partners of all postgraduate students are able to apply for an open work permit valid for the duration of the student's course of study.

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Canada

Why Canada

Canada lies to the North of the USA and, behind Russia, is the world's second largest country.

Canadians enjoy 4 distinct climatic seasons, particularly in the more populated regions along the USA border. Daytime summer temperatures can rise to 35° C and higher, while winters can get as low as -25° C. Spring and fall seasons have more moderate temperatures.

Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75 per cent) of Canada’s French-speaking inhabitants lives in the province of Québec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country.

Canada was ranked for nine consecutive years by the United Nations to be among the top 3 countries in the world in which to live and study out of 174 countries.

A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is well-regarded in business, government and academic circles around the globe.

Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In the UN survey Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. In addition, Canada's largest cities -- Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal -- have been recognized as world class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.

Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. Its violent crime rate decreased for ten consecutive years from 1993 to 2003. Unlike its US neighbors to the south, firearms are strictly controlled and generally are not permitted.

Costs involved

>Tuition fees and living costs in Canada vary depending on the course and the institution. The cost of living in Canada is moderate, compared with other countries.

Canadian winters are chilly, an adequate warm clothing budget is essential.

You will need approximately $12,000 US to cover your expenses for an academic year. This includes your tuition and living expenses but not your air-fare. Please remember that this figure is an average only. Actual expenses may vary depending on the region you live in, the tuition fees at the university you attend and your field of specialization. Consult Go Abroad to assist with your financial planning.

Tuition Fees

International students are charged up-front tuition fees. Institutions sometimes make an additional charge to cover other costs associated with being a student e.g. Library and laboratory costs and sports facility costs.

Tuition fees for international students vary from province to province and depend on your faculty of choice. Contact Go Abroad office today to find the cost of course you are interested in.

Exams

You will probably be required to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for getting an admission to a Canadian institute. The school may also have additional tests for students depending upon their course requirements.

These tests are accepted in Canada:

• IELTS
• TOEFL
• GMAT
• GRE

Accommodation

Most universities and colleges can assist students with finding accommodation on or near to their campus. Here is a list of most common options:

Student Hostels

These are usually located on the campus or nearby, with single or twin rooms. Bed linen and cleaning facilities are provided. Meals are eaten in a communal dining hall, with special dietary needs catered to. A warden lives on site and social and cultural activities are organized for residents. Hostels usually have computer laboratories and recreation rooms. Some institutions provide "self-catering" hostels where 6-8 students have their own bedrooms and share a kitchen and living room.

Home stay/Private Board

This is a room of your own in a suburban house, usually with a garden and lawns. Your host family provides meals. Interacting with your host family and meeting their neighbors and friends is an excellent way to improve your English. The host family helps you make phone calls, read bus timetables, find a doctor and so on. But home stay is not like living in a hotel. Some "give and take" is expected, as you become part of the family.

Going "flatting"

This term means renting a house or flat (apartment) singly or with other people. Choose your own flat mates of the same or opposite sex with mixed accommodation, ranging from a two-bedroom apartment to a large house on its own land. Most rental properties are unfurnished, other than an oven, a laundry facility, curtains and carpet. The landlord does not have to provide heating. You pay for electricity, gas, telephone and water, including connection charges. A "bond" of up to four weeks' rent is held by Tenancy Services and refunded when you move out, if the flat is still in good condition. Tenancy Services, a division of the Ministry of Housing has information about dispute resolution procedures and your rights and obligations.

Visas

For getting into Canada, you need to have a valid passport and a student visa. Since it can take several months to obtain a passport and get a visa sorted, we suggest you to start the process as soon as you can.

To be granted a student visa you must complete a visa application form, pay the application charge and satisfy the student visa requirements. You can be granted a student visa only if you intend to study a registered course on a full-time basis and meet with a number of visa conditions after you have entered Canada.

For detailed visa information and to check if you meet the conditions, contact GO ABROAD.

Working in Canada

An international student who is going to school full-time can work up to 20 hours on campus. This means that if there is a job opening at the school's bookstore or in the cafeteria or somewhere on the school's property, you may apply for work for that job.

If the program that you are admitted to have a work requirement or co-op program, meaning that you are required or have the option to work at a job related to your program as part of the curriculum, you may be allowed to do this. There are conditions to this; for example, the program must be certified or approved to allow students to work.

In some instances, work and education come together and become almost one and the same. If you are a graduate student working on academic research, you may be paid.

For more information, contact one of our counselors at GO ABROAD today.

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