Mentor International provides education counselling
services for students who are seeking overseas education. The service
includes advice and support for application to all education levels. Since
1986 Mentor has offered free advice for students who wish to study abroad.
To help parents and students in filling out the sometimes complicated
application to undergraduate or postgraduate study in the UK, Australia, New
Zealand, United States and Canada, Ian Bushell, director of Mentor
International answered some frequently asked questions.
Bushell, Director Mentor International
Q: What documents are required when applying for
undergraduate and postgraduate degrees?
Ian B: It sounds more complicated than it really
is. What everybody needs is the application form, transcript in English,
IELTS/TOEFL score, GMAT and work experience are required for some business
related programmes, two or three letters of recommendation from either your
instructor or former employer, personal statement, resume/CV.
Q: How long does it take for a response after the
application has been submitted?
Ian B: It usually takes about 4-6 weeks, but
depending on the subjects and degrees applied for, it could vary.
Q: What is the difference between tuition fees and
cost of living expenses between countries?
Ian B: The tuition fees vary depending upon the
duration of the courses and the institution. The cost of living varies
depending on the city and the duration of stay. Lifestyle is another factor
that may affect the cost of living. Mentor counsellors can give specific
costs for all programmes.
Q: Are there any scholarships and where can
students find the information?
Ian B: Usually, universities offer a wide range of
scholarships for international students. Students can find more information
from the following websites and institutions. Office of the Civil Service
Commission (OCSC), Embassies of each country, private companies. For The
United States, try these websites:
http://www.IEFA.org, http://scholarshipexperts.com http://SRNexpress.com