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Student Visas 2024: The Complete Guide to Studying Abroad

This article covers all the important points about Student Visas for studying abroad.

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Student visas are issued to international students. These are for applicants wanting to visit the country for education. Each country has its own immigration laws. They vary in terms of documents required, proof of funds, etc. There are also some factors that are common for all student visas. 

By getting an in-depth understanding of the student visa process, you can plan ahead and complete the process without any problems.

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What is a Student Visa?

A student visa is a type of non-immigrant visa. In some countries like Canada, it is known as a study permit. This visa is for prospective students wishing to complete higher education abroad. 

This visa can permit you to study at a qualified education institution in the country.

What are the Intakes for a Student Visa?

Intakes for a student visa in universities are also known as semesters. These are periods during which universities accept new students. These usually vary from country to country. 

Let us look at the intakes of a few major countries.

  • August to December (Fall term)
  • January to April (Spring term)
  • May to August (Summer term)
  • September (Fall intake)
  • January (Winter intake)
  • May (Spring intake)
  • Semester 1: Late February/early March to late May/early June
  • Semester 2: Late July/early August to November



























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Which are the Top Universities for Studying Abroad?

The top universities for studying abroad are given below.

  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • Princeton University
  • The University of Chicago
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Yale University
  • The University of California - Berkeley Campus
  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • University of Sherbrooke
  • The University of British Columbia
  • McMaster University
  • University of Alberta
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Australian National University
  • Monash University
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Cambridge, UK
  • University College London, UK
  • King’s College London
  • Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
  • Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Holland
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Sorbonne University, France
  • University of Amsterdam, Holland

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What Documents are Required for a Student Visa?

The documents required for a student visa are:

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of being a bonafide student
  • Payment receipts for universities
  • Educational documents
  • Proof of funds
  • Bank statements
  • Loan approval letter
  • Scholarship letters
  • Affidavit of support
  • Language proficiency result
  • GPF/EPF statement
  • Property evaluation report
  • CA certificate
  • Loan capability certificate
  • Bank letters

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How to Apply for a Student Visa?

In order to apply for a student visa, you need to follow the rules set by different countries.

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How Much Does it Cost to Get a Student Visa?

The cost of getting a student visa for different countries is:

  • Service fee of $350 (Rs 25701.48)
  • Application fee of $160 (Rs 11749.25) for F, J, and M type of visa
  • Sevis fee for an exchange visitor is around $220 (Rs 16155.22)
  • The fee for General UK visa for students is 348 Pound sterling (Rs 33,036.26)
  • The fee for a short term student visa is 97 Pound sterling (Rs 9208.38) for 6-month and 186 Pound sterling (Rs 17,657.31) for an 11-month visa.
  • Applying for a study permit in Canada costs $CAN 150 (Rs 8307.16)
  • The visa fee for a German student visa is 75 Euro (Rs 6490.80)

How Long Does it Take to Get a Student Visa?

The time required for getting a student visa for different countries are:

  • Scheduling a visit to the embassy takes around 3 days but might take longer.
  • Application processing time is between 3 days to a few weeks.
  • The processing time is around 20-90 days.
  • Processing time is usually around 4 weeks.
  • Might take longer because of the high volume.
  • The standard processing time is 25 days.
  • In some cases, it might take 6-12 weeks or even 3 months.

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