Student Journey
Study Abroad Travel

Get ready to go!

Your adventure’s finally getting started. You might think that all the hard work’s been done, but in reality it’s probably only just getting started.

Aside from packing and getting started with your university reading list, there are important things to do like getting your visa sorted, putting all your documentation together and booking flights if you’re travelling to study abroad.

Find out about a Visa

If you’re travelling abroad to study, it’s very likely that you’ll need a student visa in order to study in your chosen country. The visa you need can depend on the country you’re travelling to, where you’re from and how long your course is. Our education experts at Edvoy can help you find out what you need.

Planning when to apply for your visa can be difficult. The earliest you can apply for your visa is normally three months before your course starts. We’d also recommend that you find out what the processing times are for you country to ensure you leave enough time to apply.

Student visa requirements
  • ico-passport Passport details
  • ico-finance Financial statements
  • ico-university Unconditional offer of a place at an approved university
  • ico-language Proof of language skills
Student Visa Requirements
Study Abroad Preparation

Make your preparations

Until now, all of your preparations will probably have been focussed on deciding what and where you wanted to study, securing your place on your chosen course and getting everything together for your visa if you need one. If you want to have a fun, educational and stress-free experience, these are our top 3 tips for success.

  • 1
    Research your new home. Whichever stage of your journey you’re at, it’s a great idea to do some research on the country you’re moving to. When you’ve done that, dig a little deeper and find our more about the city which will be your home for the next few years. Drawing up a ‘to do’ list will help you feel the buzz.
  • 2
    Get organised. There’s a lot to remember when it comes to studying abroad. Our experts at Edvoy can help with a checklist, but important things to check are that you have a valid passport, you’ve thought about travel insurance and that you check your baggage allowance if you’re flying.
  • 3
    Make friends before you move. Lucky for you, the existence of Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms means you can make friends with your classmates before you even leave home. Ask them for tips and try to get answers to all your burning questions.

Talk to us

Deciding on what accommodation will suit you best can be difficult. As lots of our friendly Consultants are Graduates themselves, why not get in touch to take advantage of their first hand knowledge of student accommodation?

Choose your student accommodation

International students will be given a warm welcome when studying abroad. Most universities have a Housing Department and will help you with arranging university accommodation or living off-campus.

First-year students will normally live in university accommodation, usually in halls of residence which is a great place for getting to know other students and making lifelong friendships.

It’s a good idea to get started with the search for accommodation as soon as you can. Get in touch with us if you want advice you can trust, or read our helpful guides.

Student Accommodation
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