Frequently Asked Questions
There are different types of scholarships on offer and it depends on your chosen education provider. Generally many scholarships are granted based on academic merit and are highly competitive. The education providers usually have information on available scholarships on their respective websites.
It is very important to carry out a thorough research about the education provider prior to making a final decision as selecting a wrong provider could have adverse effects on your student visa.
You can refer globally recognized university rankings such as;
Times Higher Education ranking
and US News and World Report
University ranking and recognition can be a decisive factor in gaining access to well-paid jobs and ensuring a place in an esteemed postgraduate intuition.
You can get further details from an industry related experienced Agent. Thames International has been providing our services since 2004 with hands-on experiences in overseas studies.
Financial requirement is another important factor to consider. According to the immigration rules and regulations of each country, the requirements are subject to change from time to time. Generally you are required to show sufficient funds to finance your tuition fee and living expenses for your period of studies.
Countries like New Zealand, Ireland require funds to be held in bank accounts for a minimum period of 6 months. Funds should be held in financial institutions which are registered with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Therefore, it is advisable to get proper consultation from an industry expert to make sure that you are providing the correct documentation as required.
In addition to self-funding, acceptable sponsors could financially support an international student’s tuition fees and living expenses. It is very important to gather correct information from immigration websites.
An internationally recognized English language test is a mandatory requirement when applying as a student in most countries. It is better to consult your agent or check the entry requirement of your chosen study program.
University Grants Commission in Sri Lanka recognizes foreign Universities/Higher Educational Institutes based on international acceptance. For information;
The acceptance of foreign qualifications in other countries has to be checked with the relevant academic quality assurance registration organizations in that particular country.
According to the National Education Commission in Sri Lanka, degree courses in Information Technology (IT), Business Management, Accounting, Finance, Nursing, Law, Engineering are more on offer than any other disciplines, reflecting the current trend in higher education.
Universities in Australia, United Kingdom, and New Zealand are better represented by these organizations than those in other countries, again reflecting the current trend in overseas higher education. Degrees from western universities are highly desired and highly recognized in the Sri Lankan job market.
There are professional qualifications which are mandatory to certain job categories. You must obtain recognition of your professional qualification if you wish to practice your profession in another country where your profession is regulated.
For example, if you are qualified as an architect in the UK and want to work as an architect in Spain, you will need to obtain recognition of your UK professional qualification in order to legally work as an architect in Spain.
This depends on the country you have selected for your higher studies and the level of program. It is always best to check the relevant immigration website for more information on post study opportunities.
This will depend on whether your student visa allows you to work or not. Most countries allow students to work for a limited number of hours while studying and some information could be found in following link;
This depends on the immigration rules and regulations of the country you are applying to for your higher studies. Please refer the immigration website of your selected country for further information.