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U.S.A.

The United States is a favored destination for thousands of students from the nation for their further studies. There are several reasons for that.. Firstly, it has one of the most advanced systems of education in the world. The other reasons are the affordable fees, easy and transparent visa processing and the abundance of superb research and employment opportunities.

The United States is the home for Universities like Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Cornell, to name just a few. These universities and others set very high standards for themselves and their students. The United States is also the venue of most of the cutting edge research and development in the world. Combined with the strong economy and the huge industrial base, it is almost an irresistible choice for most students contemplating further studies abroad.

Entry dates

Most schools in the United States operate rotational semesters. There are 3 entry dates.

Spring- (January/February)
This is perhaps the most important entry date with the largest intake and the most scholarships on offer.

Summer- (May/June)
This entry date is available in only a few schools and most reputed schools do not have a Summer entry date.

Fall- (August/September)
This entry date is also quite popular with students and colleges in Nepal. It coincides perfectly with the board examination and thus, is probably the most common entry date here.

Admission Requirements

Schools in the U.S. have several Admission requirements for foreign students and especially for those whose native tongue is not English.

The following is a listing of all entry requirements:

GPA (Grade Point Average)

This is a score on a scale of 0-4.0. Your high school and Intermediate marks can easily be translated onto this scale. Many of the better, more reputed and higher ranked schools will require a GPA of more than 2.5, while many schools will be satisfied with a GPA of 2.0 and above. However, many small schools will not require you to translate your scores onto the GPA scale. They will be satisfied if you provide them with mark sheets that show averages of above 50%

TOEFL
There are many undergraduate and graduate schools that require you to score only 450 (paper based scores) in the TOEFL. However, these schools are small and your chances of getting a visa are not very good with a school like this. Many state universities will require a score of 500 while the larger state universities will require 550. Ivy League schools will usually require a score of more than 600.

N SAT
A certain score in the N SAT is required by most of the better undergrad universities and schools. Courses like Engineering, Computer Science, IT etc. in larger universities come attached with a hefty N SAT requirement. A score of 1100 can get you into many large schools. 1220 and above can get you into many top 100 schools while a score of 1350 and above puts you in the same league as the Harvard or Stanford student body.

SAT 2
The best undergraduate colleges will also require you to take the SAT subjective tests and require a certain score in them. Such schools will also indicate which of the subjective tests they require you to take.

GMAT
GMAT is more or less compulsory for admission into an M.B.A. or M.B.S. course in North America. Most schools do not really require a certain score in the GMAT. To be on the safe side you should at least break the U.S. national average of the previous year (430) or try and obtain as many marks more than it as possible.

GRE
GRE is for Graduate entrants into Engineering, Science, Arts and Humanities courses. A score of 1100 and above assures your entry into most schools that run Graduate courses.

College Essays
Many colleges will also require you to submit an essay about yourself. These essays should contain your brief autobiography, an insight into what kind of person you are, your reasons for choosing your course, your career objectives and amusing anecdotes that give an insight into what kind of person you are.

Testimonials

Certificates from social organizations you have worked for, certificates of achievement etc. are also useful in helping admissions officers in making up their minds whether you are the kind of student that they want studying in their university.

Financial Certification

Most schools will require you to demonstrate that you are financially capable of completing the course. Many of these schools will require you to fill in a Financial Affidavit signed by an official from your bank. Many schools will also be satisfied with a simple bank statement and a sponsor letter.

Budgets

To study in the United States one must allot a budget of at least US $ 10,000 for the first year. There are several small schools and state universities that have tuition fees around the $ 5000 mark. Larger State universities will have tuition fees of $ 8000 to $ 15,000. The higher ranked and bigger schools may have tuition fees from $ 15,000 to $ 30,000 every year.

Most Nepali students go for the smaller universities that have tuition fees of $ 5000 to $ 8000 per year, as these are the most affordable. Living expenses (if you’re living with other students off-campus) come up to roughly $ 6000 per year. On-campus living expenses vary from school to school.

Colleges

The United States has a vast range of colleges for all budgets and courses. Brilliant students can opt for Ivy League schools and others can find colleges that suit their entry requirements and budgets.

Find out more about colleges in the United States

Part Time Work

You are not allowed to start working in the United States as soon as you land there.
Once you arrive you will have to wait for 2-3 months till your social security card is issued. Upon the issue of your card you are allowed to work only on campus and for only 20 hours a week. During holidays and summer breaks, students are allowed to work full time. Most students use the 3-month summer vacation working full time to recover the next year’s fees and expenses.

During your second year in the United States you may work outside the campus with special permission from U.S. immigration. The job must be related to student’s field of study, the student must enroll in an internship class, and the work is allowed only for one semester.

Shortly before you graduate, most US schools will help international students apply to US immigration for Optional Practical Training. OPT allows International Students to work outside campus for 12 months after they graduate in a job that is related to their field of study.

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NewZealand

New Zealand, an English speaking nation, is famous for its amazing scenery, its sporting achievements with the All Blacks and the America’s Cup, and its hospitable people. It is a great country, a fun place to visit and is increasingly being recognised for its excellent study opportunities.
New Zealanders are well traveled and have a great interest in people from other cultures, so visitors and international students soon feel more than welcome. Ask any student who has studied in New Zealand.
Campuses are very international with students from all corners of the globe, studying and socialising together. And where do they come from? – Europe, USA, Asia, United Kingdom, South America, India, Australia, The Pacific and smaller numbers from many other countries.
The people were formerly a mix of predominantly European and Pacific races. However, in more recent times, migration has been encouraged from many countries resulting in an exciting international community with a high tolerance of, and interest in, each other’ cultures. With a total population of only 4 million there is a feeling of space and freedom.

New Zealand Education

New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. It has a progressive education system with many state of the art facilities. It offers a safe learning environment with excellent study opportunities and support services for international students. Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at New Zealand institutions – universities, polytechnics and institutes of technology, colleges of education, secondary schools and private training establishments.
New Zealand produces top graduates who can take their place with confidence in the international arena in many disciplines. Sir Ernest Rutherford, who first split the atom, and Dr Bryan Barrett-Boyes, prominent international heart surgeon, are but two examples of the caliber of New Zealand graduates. You will find a wide range of options when you consider New Zealand as a study destination.

Secondary Education

Students commence secondary education (Years 9-13) at approximately 13 years of age. They may choose to study at either a state or private school. There is a wide choice of subjects at 400 schools throughout the country. The school year, based on four terms, begins in early February and finishes in mid-December. Many international students complete the final year of secondary school (e.g. Year 12 & 13) in New Zealand before proceeding to tertiary study.

Tertiary Study Options:

Universities
There are eight government-funded universities providing undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Some also offer foundation programmes. Whilst all offer a broad range of degree subjects, each university has its own specialised courses.
The quality of a New Zealand university education is well recognised internationally. Many New Zealand graduates have gone on to achieve international recognition in their field. Many of the international students from developing Asian nations, who have studied at New Zealand universities, have since served as senior administrators and also as cabinet ministers in their own countries.

Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology
A popular option is to study at one of the 25 government-funded polytechnics and institutes of technology. They offer a wide variety of programmes which can be both academically and vocationally focused. You may choose a short course teaching a specific skill, or choose from among a wide range of courses resulting in a certificate, a diploma or a degree.
Some institutions offer Year 1 of a degree programme, with the subsequent years being completed at a university.

Teacher Training
New Zealand is internationally recognised for its excellent education standards and as a provider of quality teachers. There are six government-funded specialist education institutions, two operating from within universities, and the others offering their programmes in collaboration with their local university.
They offer training for teachers to teach from early childhood to primary, secondary, special and tertiary (higher education) levels.

Private Tertiary and Training Establishments
There are a growing number of private tertiary and training providers offering an alternative study option. They offer a range of programmes including professional certificates, diplomas and degrees in a diverse range of subjects including art, hospitality industry, computer studies, secretarial studies, quality management, ecotourism and others.

English Language Training
The choices are endless. Private English language schools offer a variety of courses for all ages including adventure, business and academic programmes. Adventure courses provide a balance of English language tuition and a stimulating activity of your choice. There are courses in English for business purposes and English to prepare you for academic study with TOEFL or IELTS testing.
Most tertiary institutions also provide English language preparation for further study or foundation courses.

Accommodation and Cost of Living
Some secondary schools offer boarding facilities, while others arrange home-stays for international students.
Usually universities and polytechnics offer student accommodation on campus. Some students prefer to live off campus and will seek advice from the student support services, provided by most tertiary institutes, to help with arranging home-stays or give advice on finding student flats.
It is generally recommended that international students allow NZ$9,000 to $10,000 per year for living and accommodation costs. This covers accommodation, food, travel, textbooks and limited entertainment.

In Summary
Work hard and play hard is the lifestyle choice of many international students in New Zealand. If you are looking for world-class education and training, and also want new experiences, fun, a relaxed lifestyle and a safe and healthy environment, then you should consider New Zealand as your study destination.

New Zealand Visa
you will need a student visa if you wish to come to New Zealand to study full-time for more than 3 months. You can only get a student visa to study in a course at an education institution, which is registered and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Student Visa applications are processed by New Zealand Immigration Service, New Delhi.
Your student visa will be issued for the length of time your course tuition fees have been paid for. If you are studying a long-term course at a secondary school, University or Polytechnic you will normally pay your tuition fees every year. Visa application should be lodged at least 2 months prior to the course commencement date.

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Canada

Canada is one of the best destinations for Nepalease students. Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students compared to the U.K., Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Canada’s education system is excellent and ranks among the best in the world. Canada boasts a wide range of quality educational institutions for both degrees and diplomas in technical and professional disciplines. Over 106,000 international students attend Canadian colleges and universities. This means that you can meet people from around the world as well as people from your own country.
International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to one year after they receive their degree or diploma. International students can work on campus without a work permit. Plans are being made to allow international students to work off-campus, too.

Educational Scenario

Canada is a world leader in many fields of study like Animation, Software Development, Biotechnology, Environmental Technology, Computer science, Business studies, Health sciences, Law and many more. In Canada, universities and colleges come under the authority of the provincial and territorial governments. Private schools and colleges must be registered with these authorities in order to operate in any province / territory. All schools-universities, colleges, technical schools, community colleges and private career colleges-set their own admission requirements. In Canada, accreditation applies to programs of study rather than institutions, both of which are of consistent high quality. Approximate cost for studying in Canada.

Top Reasons to Study in Canada
  • •A degree or diploma from Canadian educational institutions is instantly recognized around the world as being of the highest standard
  • •Tuition fees for international students in Canada are much lower than comparable countries.
  • •Canada spends more per capita on education than any other country in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
  • •There are 100,000 international students from all parts of the world annually in Canada. Your educational experience is sure to be truly international.
  • •Canada is renowned all over the world for its tradition of hospitality and tolerance. A remarkable multicultural society ensures that you will be welcomed and made to feel at home during your stay in Canada. More than 600,000 Canadians trace their roots back to India.
  • •Canada is a world leader in software development, telecommunications, aerospace, engineering, urban transport, biotechnology, mining technology and environmental industries. As a student, you have a wealth of research and scholars to draw upon a variety of disciplines.
  • •Canada offers a wide choice of over 90 universities and 150 colleges and technical institutes, featuring virtually every program imaginable.
  • For all that it offers, Canada has a remarkably low cost of living. Its inflation rate has remained one of the lowest in the industrialized world.
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U.K

British Education has always attracted high caliber students of different nationalities and backgrounds, and today builds on hundreds of years of experience in providing quality education to international students. To ensure that the quality is maintained, Britain has implemented unrivalled quality assurance and academic audit systems. 
The university departments are obliged to meet stringent academic standards. The standards are high not just in teaching and learning but in other facilities such as libraries, computers, research equipment and so forth. British higher education provides value for money by offering shorter, more intensive courses than those available in many other countries, thereby reducing living expenses and time spent away from home. Closely supervised study in an intellectually and culturally stimulating environment, together with an emphasis on student welfare and close contact between staff and students also ensures that individual students get maximum support and, as a result, pass rates are high and the drop-out rate for international students is very low. Britain has long been a popular destination for Nepali students. With more than 150 institutes of higher education to choose from, all equipped with extensive facilities, Britain is able to offer a broad spectrum of subjects from the highly academic to the purely practical in anything from architecture to zoology.

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Australia

Australian institutions offer world class degrees. The climate of the country itself suits the best for Nepalese students. One of the best things about Australia is that it has a multicultural study environment and multicultural communities that provide comfortable learning and living for international students. There are a variety courses offered in Australian institutions. For Nepalese students intending to study abroad, Australian education is affordable as compared with the costs in other English speaking countries. What is so good about Australian education and training compared to other countries?
Australia is a dynamic and vibrant country with a great deal to offer international students. Choosing to come to Australia to pursue your studies will provide you with new and exciting opportunities and experiences. 

Here are just a few of the common reasons international students choose Australia as their overseas study destination:

  • •Dynamic and progressive educational programs
  • •Caring academic staff and sufficient learning resources
  • •Excellent support for academic success
  • •Globally-recognized courses and qualifications
  • •The relaxed, enjoyable and safe lifestyle
  • •Cheaper study compared to many other countries
  • •Vibrant, appealing and multicultural cities
  • •Great climate
  • •Amazing and diverse landscapes and scenery
  • •Unique and wonderful flora and fauna
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Japan

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it borders China, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the East China Sea. It is an archipelago of 6,852 islands, most of which are mountainous and many are volcanic. The government system is a parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy. The chief of state is the Emperor and the head of government is the Prime Minister. Japan has a market economy in which the prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system. Japan is a member of the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Earning while studying in Japan

International students wishing to work in Japan must obtain a permit for extra-status activities from the Immigration Bureau before they start working. However, the permission is given only when it is clear that such activity does not affect his/her primal activity. Part-time job by college students and pre-college students is permitted to be within the scope that will not be a hinder to their study which is their primal activity. For example, college students are permitted to work up to 28 hours a week (occasional students and research students, up to 14 hours a week).

Process

The general case of studying in Japan begins with a student first enrolling for a Japanese Language course for at least six months in Nepal. Once this course is completed successfully the student gets an admission into a school or college in Japan where they need to study Japanese Language for another one or two year depending on their proficiency level in Japanese Language.

Japanese Language at COSMOS


We at COSMOS offer Japanese Language courses to our students who want to pursue their furtherstudies in Japan or just want to learn Japanese Language for any other purpose. We take pride in claiming that COSMOS is the best institute for Japanese Language classes for following reasons:

i. Native Professional Japanese Language Teachers who are certified by the Japanese Government to teach Japanese Language to Foreign students.

ii. Digital Lab, On-line communication practice through hi-tech software

iii. Library facilities within the premises

iv. Unlimited self-access, broad band internet facilities

v. Friendly and supportive staff members available for assistance at any time

vi. Qualified professional counsellors


vii. Instructions through hi-tech multimedia



To be eligible to study in Japan the student:


i. Should be a +2 or equivalent graduate.

ii. Should have studied Japanese Language for at least six months (160 hours).

iii. Should have not been rejected before, either for the Japanese student visa or certificate of Eligibility.

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