Admission processing is On Now for Sept. 2021 and Quarter 1, 2022 intakes for Australia, Canada, Malaysia, UK, and USA. Check out these 10 important Q&A to help you decide to take action.

This is to answers key questions from many potential international students, parents, and guardians and to provide useful information to help personal or family decision-making. Be in touch on WhatsApp or Facebook if you have additional questions that are not addressed in this post. Otherwise, just complete the Credential Evaluation Form (CEF) and upload all your credentials for FREE evaluation. If you need additional clarification, AFTER you have completed the CEF, you can request for a free call to discuss your options. There will definitely be something that fits your qualification and budget.

Q1: Where can I study? We have over 500 partner spread over Canada, Australia, UK, USA, Malaysia, and Russia for you to choose from. You can check out some of our partners and testimonials here

Q2: What if I am interested in a different university that is not on your partner list? Just inform us the university you are interested in and leave the rest. Note that in such a case, you will be paying the full amount for our service charge.

Q3: Who is qualified to study abroad? Anyone with at least a high school diploma or certificate. More specific qualifications include:

  • Min 3As or Bs in key subjects at Grade 12 or A’L results for Yr1 of bachelor programme
  • Grade 10/11 for pre-university or foundation programmes
  • CGPA 2.6 & above (out of 4) in Bachelor programme for admission to Master’s degree
  • CGPA 2.6 & above (out of 4) in Master programme for admission to PhD programme
  • Note: For % or other CGPA grading, conversion your result to the 4.0 grading at this link
  • Excellent, short (max. 10 pg) research proposal for research programmes

Q4: What if I have HND? HND programmes with many years of experience may qualify for admission into Masters degrees in certain situations. Generally, a PG Diploma or Certificate will be the best route.

Q5: What if I have a 3rd Class? Your options might be limited, but we can make a case for you with our partners if you have provable, relevant work experience. You can also qualify for PG Diploma or Certificates

Q6: Can I get a scholarship? Yes, you can if you meet the requirements. Please note that most scholarships are merit-based, so, if you have an outstanding result, be in touch. Full scholarships are not many, but are available.

Q7: When should I apply? Most universities have at least 2 intakes per year. Because international students have to obtain visas to be able to travel to their study destinations, at least 3 months’ allowance (for Malaysia and UK) and 6 months (for Canada and USA) is advisable. This will include consideration for both admission and visa processing times.

Q8: Do I need to pay for the services rendered by OT Consulting or Arrows? No, if you are applying to any of our partner institutions. The charges you have to pay is the cost of processing your application, which include application processing charges by the university. This amount can vary between $100 to $300. Note that Arrows/OT makes multiple applications for each applicant, so that cases in which a student does not eventually qualify for an offer in one, there will be other options. The application charges paid on behalf of the applicant is thus to multiple universities. You can check out applicable processing charges here

Q9: How much do I need to show in my bank statement? This amount, known as Proof of Funds (PoF) or Proof of Financial Ability (PFA) is the minimum amount to show in your/your sponsor’s bank statement for your visa application. The amount should be at least equal to the sum of your tuition (based on your institution) and living expenses for 1 year. Please note that it is advisable to have more. This not to be paid to any institution, it is only to prove that you are capable of taking care of yourself financially

Q10: How much do I need to have to be able to study abroad? Exact amounts vary based on countries, cities, programmes, courses and individual lifestyle and financial strength. General average minimum annual cost irrespective of currency will be 10,000 – 25,000 for tuition (that’s 5,000 – 9, 000 per semester), and 10,000 – 13,000 (i.e. below 1000 per month) for living expenses (accommodation, feeding, transport, etc.). These values can vary based on individual lifestyle choices. Check average conversion values in your local currency here.

The table below provides a general view of costs across our countries of operation.

CountryType of InstitutionAv. Annual Cost for Tuition + Living ExpenseaWork-and-Study OptionPost-graduation Work VisaScholarships
AustraliaPrivate/PublicAU$25,000YesYesYes
CanadaPrivate/PublicCA$26,000YesYesYes
MalaysiaPublic#RM26,000Nob*NocNo
 Private##RM35,000Nob*NocYes
UKPrivate/PublicGBP28,000YesYesYes
USAPrivate/PublicUS$30,000YesYesYes

a: Specialized courses like medicine, pharmacy, law have different costs that may go up by 200% – 500%

b: Self-employment is open to everyone with useful practical skills.

c: Work experience opportunities through internships are provided for all students during the last semester of Bachelor programmes. The work experience is a standard part of programme coursework.

*Individuals in research programmes may find research jobs within the university through grant funding.

#: Public/government universities’ tuition are generally lower than private universities; admission requirements are also more stringent.

##: Private institutions are a lot more international in outlook and orientation; and international students have access to more opportunities.

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