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Why Indian Students Need Work Experience?



Many Indian students want to work in the United Kingdom, US or Canada. The reason for this is better job opportunities in India; when you return back. Many Indian students study in the US, Australia, Ireland, UK or Canada in the hope of getting a job there, or returning to India with bright job prospects.

Many Indian students look to work in the Netherlands. This is because of the attractive post study work programme which started in March 2016. Foreign students including Indian students can stay in the Netherlands for up to 3 years and search for jobs. UK too offers a post-study work programme.

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Why Indian Students Need Work Experience?​

Many Indian students prefer to study in countries like UK or Netherlands because of the post-study work programme. These countries are perceived to be friendly towards Indians and welcoming. Indian students can easily get the student visa and also the training and work visa for these countries.

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What is a Student Visa?

A visa is an official travel document. It is stamped or glued to your passport, allowing you to legally enter a foreign country. A tourist visa allows you to enter a foreign country as a tourist and a student visa allows you to enter a foreign country as a student.

  • You need to go through English eligibility tests as per university policies.
  • You need to keep certain documents ready for smooth processing of student visa.
  • It’s wise to apply for a student visa months in advance.

Documents For Student Visa:

A valid passport: You need a valid passport to study abroad. Some countries ask you to have a valid passport till the end of the course, while some ask for valid passport when applying for student visa. You must have at least two blank pages in your passport for stamping the visa. If you have expired passports, make sure to submit copies of all these passports.

Bonafide Student Proof: No matter which country you apply for student visa or which category of student visa you apply, you need proof of being a bonafide student. This can be got by showing admission confirmation for an educational course in the foreign country.

Financial Lucidity: You must have the money to live and study in a foreign country. You must show you have the money not just to manage tuitions fees and college expenses, but also to manage living expenses in the foreign country. Some countries ask you to have a stipulated amount of funds, while some others stipulate a minimum living cost as per government guidelines. If you are applying for a student visa, you must show proof that you have living expenses handy in ready cash.

Language Proficiency: Many Indian students study in UK, US, Ireland or Australia which are English speaking countries. You need to show proof that you can communicate in English. (Both written or verbal). You need a minimum score in TOEFL, IELTS or PTE to show English Proficiency. Before you or any student writes the English test, you must check if this test is recognized by the country’s immigration department. Countries have student visa guidelines which demand a minimum score.

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How to Apply for Student Visa?

  • The University you plan to study must offer a letter of acceptance.
  • You then begin the student visa application process.
  • You can opt for the online student visa application process, by creating a student profile. You get these forms online. Just make sure there are no mistakes made when filling them.
  • The offline visa process requires you to download the student visa application form and then submit them to the requisite authorities.

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Why Indian Students Work Abroad?

  • Indian studies work abroad to gain experience and boost profiles.
  • Many Indian students work to repay education loans.
  • It’s easier to repay education loans when you are earning in dollars, sterling pounds or euros.
  • Work experience in a foreign firm helps get a good job in India.

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