Tuesday, 21 February 2017

All about Student Loans for Overseas Education


You can easily achieve your dream of STUDYING ABROAD even if you have limited funds. Educational Loans can be an important part of your overall funding strategy. We at Edwise provide you the opportunity to avail of an Education Loan that covers all aspects of higher education including college fees, cost of books and accommodation.

We have a list of Nationalized & Co-Operative Banks offering loans at reasonable interest rates and we also have association with well-known nationalized Public Banks, Private Banks and Financial Institutions.
We help you with the complete procedure, starting from selecting banks, to the required documentation, eligibility criteria, interest rates and repayment period etc.

Student Loans for Overseas Education
Listed below are several points that one should know about Study Loans.

Eligible Courses:
  • All recognized Courses having employment prospects
  • Graduation / Post Graduation / Diploma Courses / Professional Courses
Expenses Which Constitute The Student Loan:
  • Air fare / Travel expenses
  • Admission / Tuition Fees
  • Boarding and Lodging expenses
  • Books and Stationery expenses
  • Instruments / Equipment’s etc. required to complete the course
  • Examination / Library / Laboratory fee or any other expense required to complete the course like study tours, project work, thesis etc.
Eligibility :
  • The applicant should be an Indian National
  • He should have secured admission to a professional / technical courses in Abroad
  • Age of the student should be between 18-35 years
Quantum of Loan:
  • For studies abroad the maximum limit for a loan sanction is Rs 15-20 lakhs by banks
  • Above 20 lakhs loan can be sanctioned by some financial institutions and Private Banks
Security / Collateral:
  • Upto Rs.4 lakhs – No Security (nationalized banks)
  • Above Rs.4 lakhs & upto Rs. 7.5 lakhs–Collateral in the form of satisfactory third party guarantee (Blood Relative)
  • For loans above Rs.5 lakhs, one can deposit (Fixed Deposit / LIC) 50 % of the required loan sanction amount as collateral.
  • Above Rs.7.5 lakhs – Co-obligation of parents/guardian together with tangible collateral security of suitable value along with assignment of future income of the student for payment of instalments.
  • Partial collateral is accepted by some financial institutions and banks.
Acceptable Collateral:
  • Residential / Commercial property
  • Fixed Deposit of the total loan value with bank
  • NSC / LIC policies.(Surrender Value taken into consideration)
Applicant & Co- applicant
  • Documents should be executed both by the student and parents / guardian as joint borrower.
  • The applicant is the student pursuing studies abroad.
  • A co-applicant is parent / guardian.
Tenure
  • Repayment period will be 5-10 years.
  • Interest plus principal is to be serviced every month after the first disbursement made by few financial institutions even if student has not yet travelled.
  • Repayment of principal to commence 6 months or 12 months after the completion of the course or immediately on getting a job whichever is earlier.
  • Interest repayment is freezed in the moratorium period by few banks.
Margin
  • 15% of the loan amount is borne by the student on loans above Rs.4 Lakhs.
  • 85% is sanctioned by the bank.
  • 100% sanction is given by some institutions.
  • Who can be a co-applicant?
  • Any Earning member of the family such as Father/Mother/Brother/Sister/Spouse

  • OR
  • Father in law/ Mother in law/Sister in law/Brother in law/Paternal/Maternal Uncle/Aunt
Tax Deduction
  • Students and or parents who borrow directly are eligible for tax deductions as per the Income Tax Act.

What Edwise Students Studying Abroad Says…


“Edwise was very helpful in processing my loan before the desired date of visa. Personalized attention was given by the education loan department. Edwise has helped me out extensively through a reasonable and useful solution of paying for my education in the UK.”

Name: Chetan Raipurkar
University: Cardiff University, UK
Course: MSc-Networking & Security
Loan Amount: Rs.7,50,000/-
Bank: Central Bank of India

“It was always my dream to study abroad however I was not financially equipped. After visiting Edwise. I was suggested to apply for education loan. Edwise not only directed me to right bank but they assisted me at every level of this procedure and I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for them.”

Name: Kalpesh Kumar Patel
University: George Brown College, Canada
Course: PG-Diploma
Loan Amount: Rs.7,00,000/-
Bank: Bank of Baroda

“Studying abroad is not easy without financial support. Edwise introduced me to the right financial institution that helped me through the entire loan process. Avanse was very co-operative throughout the loan procedure and sanctioned my loan before my visa date.”

Name: Rajesh Manish Singh Kumar
University: ERC Institute, Singapore
Course: Master of Business Administration
Loan Amount: Rs.15,00,000/-
Bank: Avanse Financial Services

“The loan processing was done within 15 days without any problem. To my surprise, my loan was processed before time. I am really grateful to the people who have helped me in getting this loan. Special thanks to Edwise as they were very co-operative and guided me to the right place.”

Name: Jasmeet Kaur
University: Deakin University, Australia
Course: MSc-Software Engineering
Loan Amount: Rs.4,00,000/-
Bank: Bank of Baroda

“Edwise was very helpful throughout the loan process. I hope many other students like me are able to get their loans and achieve their dream careers.”

Name: Sai Dheeraj
Country: Hult Business School, USA
Course: Master of Business Administration
Loan Amount: Rs.20,00,000/-
Bank: Avanse Financial Services

“Availing loan from the bank was a biggest task for me but with the advice of Edwise I was able to avail loan from the bank they introduced to me. The bank has played a major role to fulfill my dream of studying abroad. Thanks to Edwise for their guidance.”

Name: Ankush Sarkar,
Country: University of Auckland, New Zealand
Course: MSc- Engineering
Loan Amount: Rs.9,00,000/-
Bank: Central Bank of India

Overseas Education Consultant


We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.



For complete information on Studying Overseas, or contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

How To Avoid Feeling Homesick While Studying Abroad


No matter how excited you may be about college life, even the most independent freshmen can find themselves struck with homesickness. Moving away from home for the first time and starting fresh can take its toll. You may at times find yourself missing your bed or the posters on your wall. Homesickness can affect people of all ages in almost any situation, so don't be ashamed if you miss home. There are some measures that you can take to help deal with homesickness and learn to love your new environment.

Avoid spending too much Time in your Room

Staying in your room too much will only make you feel worse, as you’ll be pondering on what you miss about home. Try to keep yourself busy by taking part in some form of sport, studying at the library rather than in your room or even getting a part time job. Find something new to do on your own, learning a new skill can help you break out of your comfort zone.

Explore your surroundings

One of the main reasons we often feel homesick is not knowing what to do when in an unfamiliar surroundings; here is your chance to set aside some time to explore the town so you’ll feel more at home. In fact, not getting to know the city better is one of the biggest regrets most students have. Walk around, do some sightseeing or volunteer with the local community. You’re only around for a few years, so now’s the time to make the most of it

Create a list of what you can do in the area

Do a little research into the new area you live, and find a list of places to explore. You can visit that little cafe you've always wanted to go to or try that new burger joint a few blocks away. The more you learn about your area, the more familiar it will become to you. It will help you meet new people and will make you feel at home.

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Talk with friends and family back home

Whether it’s a phone call or a text message keeping in touch with your friends and family will make you feel that you are part of things back home. Remember you need to be doing fun stuff in between as well so you have stories to tell people back home.

Maintain a journal

Keeping a journal will help you get in touch with your thoughts and process everything that is happening in your new environment. Whether you're studying abroad, in college or just moved to a new city, you will likely be experiencing new and unfamiliar sensations, keeping a journal can help you keep track of your thoughts. Research has shown that maintaining a journal can help relieve feelings of homesickness.

Do things you enjoy

Whether you’re a writer, dancer or a musician don’t stop doing the things you enjoy. It is important to set aside time for yourself especially when you are in the middle of a big change. Doing things you love will help you focus and destress.

Meet new people

A great way to meet new people is by getting involved on campus. Whether you'll share the same class together or are seated at the same table in the cafeteria, you will meet students going through the same transition of living in a new place just like yourself. Keeping yourself busy helps take your mind off of being homesickness.

What Edwise Students Studying Abroad Says…?


“I had a fantastic experience with Edwise. The counselor was very patient and guided me through the entire application process. They also clarified all my doubts. On the whole I had a great experience with Edwise.”

Name: Naveen Ramachandran
Country: USA
University: University of Bridgeport

“Edwise is the best option if you want to go abroad for your studies. They will help and guide you in all the process. Thanks to Edwise.”

Name: Sankalp Rao Yerra
Country: Canada
University: Lakehead University

“It was a good thing I did by coming to Edwise. It was really helpful in all ways.”

Name: Rushvi Shah
Country: Australia
University: University of Queensland

“It was my best and wisest decision decision to join Edwise. I got help more than I expected. It has been a great experience.”

Name: Mevada Abhi Dineshbhai
Country: UK
University: London South Bank University

Overseas Education Consultant


We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.



For complete information on Studying Overseas, or contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.


Saturday, 11 February 2017

10 Things You Must Do Before You Hit 25!


Your early ’20s may be your prime years, but if you think you’re coming 25th birthday is reason enough to feel older, you must keep in mind 10 things you absolutely need to do before your hit 25.

1. Study Abroad

Studying abroad is one of the most amazing opportunities you will ever experience and something everyone should consider doing. As cliché as it sounds, by studying abroad you will be more marketable to grad schools and employers because of the intangible life skills you will have picked up along the way.

Study Abroad Courses

2. While Studying Abroad, Take a Vacation

Sure, it’s so much easier to travel with your family or friends. You’re surrounded by people you know, and the fun almost never ends! However, travelling solo can be just as fulfilling, and can help you learn and move out of your comfort zone. Not to mention, you can go wherever you want, whenever you want and, the exposure to different cultures and people will help broaden your perspective on things.

3. Spend time alone

Spending time alone is crucial in order to understand yourself better. It also helps to reduce dependency and is a more crucial survival skill than you may think. But, you don’t have to move out of your family home for it. And once you think you manage on your own, take a step further and move into your own little place.

Study Abroad Courses

4. Get Wild

And by that we don’t mean throw a party and turn the place upside down. What we’re talking about is try something that you wouldn’t do otherwise like going bungee jumping, skiing, skydiving or even camping out in the wild. 25 is an age when most people conclude that they need to get serious in life and work towards achieving more practical milestones like a well-paying job and a house. So, if you’re one of them, we’d suggest you have all your fun right now.

Study Abroad Courses

5. Appreciate your family

Whether this is your family by blood or by choice, they’re important. Call them once a week, tell them exciting news face-to-face rather than via a Facebook post and make sure you remember you’re who you are because of them.

6. Get a makeover

Not because there’s anything wrong with your look right now, but if you’re someone who doesn’t really experiment with your looks as much, now is the time to do so. Get that short haircut you’ve always been reluctant to try or buy that outfit you would never be caught dead wearing. For all you know, it’ll be the most drastic thing you will be doing in a long time.

7. Quit that job

The initial years into your twenties are all about graduating and trying to find your calling. And this is usually done alongside jobs that you probably don’t like or pays you peanuts for. And, while turning 25 is all about having your act together, we’d suggest you set out to do things you actually want to do. If you wish to write, start a blog and keep at it. If you wish to donate your time to a cause, volunteer at an NGO. It might not pay you that well, but you can always pursue it alongside your regular job or until you’ve gathered some foothold.

8. Take lots of pictures

Time Really Does Fly. Take Lots of Pictures of everything -- school activities, sports events, holidays, birthdays, decorations, cool clothes, friends, and teachers. Everything. And organize them as best you can. You have no idea how much joy they will bring you later

Study Abroad Courses

9. Fulfil your fitness goals

We’re sure that you’re very busy achieving those life goals, but as you grow older, it is essential that you put in as much effort into maintaining your body. If you’re not happy about turning 25, you can at least turn 25 looking your healthiest best. And so, set some fitness goals by reconsidering your diet and trying on fun new workouts to stay in shape. Rest assured, this is one decision you won’t regret even when you turn 50!

Study Abroad Courses

10. Go 30!

And by that, we don’t mean act like you’re 30, but rather, try a 30-day challenge. It could be fitness related like a 30-day plank challenge or a more creative one like a 30-day cooking challenge. This will motivate you to get disciplined and will help sharpen your cognitive skills to learn new things faster.



For complete information on Studying Overseas, or contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Here's How You Can Increase Your Band Score On The Writing Section


The International English Language Testing System is a standardized English proficiency test that assesses English Language skills in the areas of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. It is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP- Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL EXAMINATIONS.
IELTS has two Modules - Academic and General Training. The Academic Module is required to be given by students who plan to study at Undergraduate or Postgraduate levels. While, the General Training Module is generally a prerequisite for candidates who wish to pursue their vocational studies or for those who wish to migrate to an English speaking country.

Academic & General Writing Module

The Writing sections on the Academic & General Module have two essay writing tasks. You will be given 1 hour to complete both essays. In the task 1 of this Module, candidates will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and will assess on their ability to compare data or describe the stages of a process.

In task 1 of the General Module, candidates are required to write a letter explaining a situation or a problem. They will be assessed on their ability to engage in personal correspondence, while expressing needs or requesting for assistance on a particular issue.

Task 2 of the Academic & General Writing Module presents test takers with a point of view and evaluates them on their ability to challenge ideas and present solutions, while justifying an opinion for the same.

TIPS

  • Do not write below the word count, aim to write 150 words in task 1 and 250 words in task 2
  • Since the IELTS is a paper based test, ensure that you write clearly, the examiner should be able to understand what you have written
  • Know what each task requires of you
  • Always stay on topic
  • Write your essays in a structured format, divide them into paragraphs
  • Be clear when you organise your ideas, link your paragraphs together with appropriate sentences
  • Do not write your essays in bullet point, you will be marked less
  • Avoid using repetitive words
  • Pay attention to your grammar, spellings and vocabulary
  • Avoid using informal language, you will be assessed on your appropriate writing style
  • Ensure that you have time after to check your essays, this way you can correct errors that you have made

IELTS Training at Edwise

  • 30 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
  • Cambridge IELTS, official publication or IELTS issued as courseware
  • British Council trained faculties
  • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making sessions personalized
  • Teaching pedagogy involves a strong focus on enhancing the performance in all facets of the test Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • Guiding students with approach towards different question types, and providing sufficient practice in all areas of the test
  • Qualified, experienced and trained faculties
  • 20 full-length mock tests
  • Well stocked library
  • Facility of home issuance of book
  • Availability of weekdays (Tuesday-Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) under regular mode
  • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest
  • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

PTE Writing Skills


What Edwise Students studying IELTS says.. ?


“Without Edwise, getting to this point would have been very confusing and stressful. The IELTS training given to me by Edwise played a major role in obtaining a good score of 8 bands and also helped me win the 2015 British Council IELTS Award. I would recommend Edwise to any student who plans to go abroad. Edwise has helped me with the application process, related exams, visa applications and also prepares you to live in a new country”
Chakshudaa Masih- IELTS Coaching

“IELTS has always been one of the core exams when it comes to going overseas either for academic purposes or even for work/migration and it is always a scary thought of achieving the desired hand score. Edwise has always been acting as a strong catalyst in training students for the IELTS exam. Edwise looks for every volume and expert knowledge of trainers it with no exception becomes the most liable choice as a student for IELTS coaching.”
Utkarsh Shah – IELTS Coaching

“I am very thankful to Edwise for helping me score an 8.0 band in my IELTS. I joined the IELTS classes with a lot of apprehensions. But from the first class itself I felt extremely comfortable. The faculty here has provided me with personal training and this has helped me clear my examination with flying colors. I would once again like to thank the entire staff of Edwise who helped my dream come true.”
Shruti Preman - IELTS Coaching

“I am glad I chose Edwise to pursue my higher overseas education. The coaching I received here was really helpful and I was able to achieve my target score. I would like to thank Edwise for all their guidance and moral support.”
Mohammed- IELTS Coaching

Overseas Education Consultant


We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.



For complete information on Studying Overseas, or contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Your Pathway to Infinite Knowledge & Success - Study in USA


American colleges are ranked amongst the best in the world considering the quality of their facilities resources and faculty. There are renowned programs in over 3,600 colleges, universities, and institutes that provide both undergraduate and graduate students with choices in more than 900 fields of study. A close relationship between research and education has brought a number of USA institutions to the forefront of research and technological development. At such universities students usually learn under the direction of world-renowned professors and tutors who range from Nobel Laureates to Pulitzer Prize winners. Little wonder the United States reputation for educational excellence is internationally acknowledged and students from Accra to Zanzibar seek tutelage in the US.

The success of US higher education relies on the use of cutting-edge technology and top learning facilities, excellent teaching, coupled with personalized study programs and individual attention. The diversity of educational opportunities ensures that students will find an institution that matches their academic and social interests. This will depend on the academic experience they are looking for.Students have numerous types of institutions to consider, be it a public or private university, a liberal arts college, a technical school, a women’s or men’s only college, a religiously affiliated institution, and so forth. In addition, a variety of settings (i.e. small or large cities, suburban or rural areas, etc.) coupled with myriad climates can further match a student’s choice of academic experience. The USA has the world’s largest international student population, with nearly 60,000 students choosing to broaden their education and life experience in the United States. The universities and colleges offer flexibility to students to move from one institution to another.

The learning opportunities will enable students to have personal and professional growth. Studying in the USA also gives one the chance to expand career options, explore a huge and diverse nation, and learn from internationally renowned professors at US colleges and graduate schools. There are the best business schools that offer MBA, PhD, Executive MBA programs, and the best law schools, leading colleges such as Yale, Wharton, Harvard and Columbia. These institutions have produced some of the world’s most renowned leaders and successful entrepreneurs. Notable alumni from these institutions include Michael Bloomberg from Harvard and Donald Trump from Wharton to name a few. The choice of universities in the USA is the largest in the world. No matter what and where you wish to study, there is a course that is right for you.

Study in USA


Check out the most popular USA Universities.

Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university that offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine schools and colleges.

Northeastern takes a student-centered approach to academics, enabling students to create the education that best suits their goals and aspirations. This flexibility is embodied in the choice of more than 90 undergraduate majors and concentrations. We integrate classroom study in these challenging programs with unique experiential learning opportunities, grounded in our signature cooperative education program. These experiences- including professional work, research, service learning, and global experience in 69 countries around the world- give students the confidence and clarity to delve deeper into their studies and pursue greater academic challenges. Undergraduates have the choice of a four-year or five-year program of study, both offering all of the benefits of our experiential approach to education.

Graduate education at Northeastern integrates the highest level of scholarship across disciplinary boundaries with significant research and experiential learning opportunities in Boston and around the world. Northeastern offers more than 165 graduate programs , ranging from doctoral and full time Master’s programs to graduate certificates, including an array of innovative PhD and master’s programs designed to prepare students for emerging fields. Students are able to take courses on campus, online or in hybrid formats. This multidimensional learning environment offers students the knowledge, experience and program flexibility.

University of South Florida

Study in USA - University of South FloridaUSF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, and is among three other universities in Florida to hold this highest level of classification.The University of South Florida System is comprised of two separately accredited institutions, USF and USF St. Petersburg. USF consists of the main research campus in Tampa, which includes USF Health, and two regional campuses - USF Sarasota-Manatee and USF Polytechnic in Lakeland. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, that makes USF the fastest growing research university in the United States. University of South Florida serves more than 39,000 students and offers 228 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine, through its 11 colleges.

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

Study in USA - University of South FloridaAs one of America's most prestigious Catholic,Jesuit universities, Saint Louis University is noted for its rigorous academics, research-intensive majors and commitment to service. SLU’s 11 college and schools offer nearly 100 undergraduate and 50 graduate programs to 13,785 students from all 50 states and nearly 80 countries.
Saint Louis University focuses on forming industry leaders educated to improve society and ultimately transform the world. Degrees in areas such as aviation,business,engineering,law and public health prepare graduates in cutting edge fields at the forefront of pressing global challenges.

What Edwise Students studying in USA says…?


“I am very happy with the services which Edwise has granted me.They guided me throughout and adviced me what to do and what not to do.”

Name: Akshay Deolekar
Country: USA
University: New York University

“Counselor was extremely helpful.Edwise guided me perfectly right from choosing the university till my visa processing.”

Name :MuneshkumarKachrabhai Patel
Country : USA
University : National University


Overseas Education Consultant


We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.


For complete information on Studying Overseas, or contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.


Monday, 6 February 2017

Here's How You Can Improve On Your PTE Writing Skills


PTE Academic is a computer-based test that assesses the Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening abilities of non-native speakers of English who need to demonstrate their academic English capability of obtaining places at English-speaking universities, higher education institutions or as proof of their language ability for a visa application. This test will last for approximately three hours and includes an introduction and an optional break of ten minutes. The PTE is accepted in 3000 courses worldwide- UK, Australia, USA,

Summarize Written Text

While writing your summary, make sure to include the main points of the reading passage in a single continuous sentence. You have a word count at the bottom of the screen. The PTE will test you on your ability to organise written ideas in a clear, logical and grammatical way. Your summarizations and essays have to be typed out so ensure that you have ample of typing practice as each task is individually timed.

General tips for Summarize Written Text

  • Focus on the main ideas of the text, and be sure to include key words in your summary
  • Your summary must be in one sentence only
  • Refer to the text when you summarize, do not include any external information other than what you see in the text
  • Do not ignore your spellings and punctuations, be sure to put a full stop at the end of your summarisation
  • Keep a constant check on your word limit and your time, once your time is up the test will continue to the next task.
PTE Writing Skills

Essay Writing

The essay writing task requires you to write a response in standard academic English. You will be tested on how well you develop complex ideas and how you support your opinion with relevant examples.

Essay writing tips

  • Your essay has to be relevant to the given prompt, ensure that you address all parts of the essay
  • Divide your essays into paragraphs
  • Do not use words contracted forms and abbreviations
  • Express your ideas in simple and effective language
  • Use a range of vocabulary when writing your essay, avoid repeating words
  • Do not include harsh or extreme statements while writing your essay
If you are unsure of a particular word, don't use it, rather use words that you know well Focus on presenting and discussing your views in detail. It will help you structure main ideas

Salient Features
  • 30 hours of intensive and comprehensive training
  • PTE Practice Test Plus from Pearson vue issued as courseware
  • Faculty trained by Pearson
  • Maximum 10-15 students per batch, making sessions personalized
  • Teaching pedagogy involves strong focus on enhancing the performance in the areas of Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening
  • Guiding with approach towards different question types and providing sufficient practice in all the areas of the test
  • 3 full length mock tests
  • Well stocked library
  • Facility of home issuance of book
  • Availability of weekdays (Tuesday- Friday, 2 hours per day) and Weekend Batches (Saturday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) under regular mode
  • Availability of Fast Track Mode (Tuesday- Sunday, 4 hours per day) for people who want to complete the course at the earliest
  • Facility of shifting to any branch throughout India

What Edwise Students studying PTE says… ?


“I am writing this testimonial to Edwise International and especially to my tutor for PTE. I was tensed before giving my PTE exam because I got my passport late and I had to clear the exam in a single attempt. I explained the situation to her. She helped me a lot. Those two sessions were really very crucial for me as I scored 77/90 in PTE with 90/90 in speaking. This score has also helped me in getting a part time job in Australia as well. My tutor was very calm, understanding, I am really thankful to Edwise and for the overall experience with a Coaching Dept.”
Siddhesh Lad - PTE Coaching

“I achieved this score with the hard work and dedication of the expert Edwise faculties. I was guided in the right direction and was informed of many tips and tricks of the sections, this helped me during my test. The mantra here is to just practise alot and give enough time to your preparation. I thank Edwise Consultants and the team for being of great help along the way.”
Padmnathan Iyer- PTE Coaching

“The Edwise mock test for the PTE was amazing and really helped me understand the format of the test and the coaching helped me to thoroughly prepare for the test.“
Saher - PTE Coaching

“Edwise has provided me with the correct guidance for my education abroad. I am overwhelmed with the quality training I received. It was the first step towards a brighter future and I am glad I took this step. Thank you Edwise for your support and guidance.”
Ameya- PTE Coaching

Overseas Educational Consultant


We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.



For complete information on Studying Overseas, or contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Managing Your Overseas Studies in USA?


We have gathered some criteria to help you throughout your search. All of these factors can be important, but depending on your preferences, some may be more significant than others. Think about these things to refine your priorities.

1. Academic Field (Major)

Unlike universities in most countries in USA you do not have to decide your main field of study (major) when you first enroll. However, if you know what you wish to study, make sure that each of the universities you apply to have an accredited program in this area. Almost all colleges and universities offer popular majors, such as business and information technology. But if you are interested in some more specialized fields, such as marine biology or archaeology, it is important for you to check ahead.

Besides a few specialized institutions of higher learning, more colleges and universities in the USA offer a wide variety of subjects. It is nearly always possible to study your major and pursue other subjects at the same time. Traditional liberal arts colleges normally award Bachelor's degrees in the sciences and in the arts. These schools have the additional advantage of offering a close association with its professors and their research.

You might decide to attend a school that mainly offers courses in your area of study. There are U.S. Colleges that are exclusive to one field, such as business or engineering, for example. On the other hand, perhaps you would rather study at a school where a wider variety of subjects are taught. This gives you more options and flexibility.

2. Degrees & Graduate Schools

Be sure in your research and application process that you are seeking information and applying to the correct degree program. If you have finished secondary school (high school), or have completed some university studies without having earned a degree, you are applying for undergraduate studies (this means for a two-years associate's degree or a four-year bachelor's degree). For most of these programs, you do not have to apply for a specific degree, but just for admission to the college or university.

Master's and doctoral degrees are considered graduate programs, sometimes referred to as “post-graduate.” It is crucial that you make sure that the schools that interest you have the appropriate graduate degree. A degree program that is merely an evening or weekend program may not be intensive enough for you to maintain your status as a full time student. (Many MBA programs are evening and/or weekend programs)

Furthermore, unlike undergraduate admission, your application needs to be submitted directly to the department at the university to which you are applying.

For most graduate degrees, you will have to submit standardized test scores from exams such as the GMAT (for graduate business programs) and the GRE. To qualify for these degrees you must have the equivalent of a four -year university degree.

3. Academic Standards & Prestige (Rankings)

Admission to some U.S. colleges and universities - particularly the most famous and prestigious ones so highly competitive, especially for international students. An educational advisor is useful in determining whether you have a realistic chance of being admitted. For the majority of students that wish to attend one of the top 50 universities in the U.S, find an institution that provides quality education, one that will challenge you academically.

Ask your counselor at Edwise about your probability of being admitted to your selected schools. Be aware that most colleges and universities base their admissions decision on academic performance. Be aware that most USA colleges & universities base their admission decision on academic performance. Your extracurricular activities will also be considered. Scores on standardized admissions tests are important, but your marks or grades from school are much more important.

Study in USA

4. Location & Region

Geographic region and location can be highly influential. You will be living in the United States for possibly years and where you choose to study could affect your overall experience and your access to professional opportunities. Think about what you would prefer or at least which areas are acceptable to you. In total numbers, majority of international students in the United States live on either the East or West coasts.

Along with the geographic location, think about extracurricular activities. Are you interested in any specific type of cultural, sporting or recreational activity to practice outside of your class time? Some people are drawn towards mountain areas, such as Colorado or Vermont, for skiing or snowboarding. Others wish to live near Florida's Atlantic coast or in Southern California so they can surf. Theater fans are drawn to cities like San Francisco or New York City. Some students prefer to live close to communities of their countrymen, making places like New York City and Los Angeles popular while others choose to be somewhere in ''Middle America'' where they can have an almost complete cultural immersion.

It may surprise you that many of the United States most important research universities are located in small cities or towns such as Lawrence, Kansas, or Madison, Wisconsin. These cities might not be famous in other countries, but are well known ''college towns'' with relatively low cost of living and a high quality of life.

5. City, Suburb or Town?

Concentrating on the issue of location, the type of area can be as important as the region. Many of the great universities that attract thousands of international students each year are in small cities and towns. This can be a very big adjustment for students from huge cities, so take that into consideration. Yet, tens of thousands of students each year settle into their studies in small cities or towns. Most people can adapt to a new reality.

One compromise can be suburb residential areas outside major cities where there are many attractive colleges. Suburbs give the tranquility and space needed for world class facilities but are close to the excitement of large cities.

If living in a metropolitan or large city is really important to you, there are hundreds of schools in the heart of major cities.

6. Total Cost For Your Education

Try to calculate the total cost for your studies, including living expenses. Elite, private colleges and universities usually have higher tuition costs than public universities. There are a few private institutions with very competitive costs compared to public universities.

The areas away from the East and West Coasts have a lower cost of living, in some cases, considerably lower. California's two excellent university systems University of California and California State University have dozens of attractive campus locations with relatively inexpensive tuition. But, the cost of living can often be twice than in other states, so your total cost may be higher in California. Please be aware that costs increase every year.

7. Large University OR Small College?

Most international students enroll at large, research universities. Typically these are public universities that are supported by their state government. These offer good ''brand name'' on your resume. But before you decide on these large schools, remember that there are hundreds of smaller universities and colleges that may also be good options for you.

Small colleges generally provide a more sheltered environment and smaller class sizes. Usually they have a better ratio of students to faculty; therefore you may receive more personal attention. This often eases the educational and cultural transition. Integration into students’ life can be easier at a smaller college.
Research-focused universities have more technical majors like architecture and engineering are much lower in tuition fees. This means that you will have other students from your country too.

8. TOEFL Requirements(or TOEFL Waivers)

For most international students, the TOEFL examination is a source of anxiety. But, unless you have been educated in the English language it is almost unavoidable. Each program sets its own requirements and usually the more prestigious the university, the higher the TOEFL score requirement. Always research requirements of each individual school and program before you apply.

Some universities have what is called a TOEFL waiver option which is very attractive to international students. It generally involves studying at the university's intensive English language program through the completion of the final level. Some private language schools, such as ELS Language Centers, have agreements with many universities that allow students who successfully complete the English program and be granted admission without the TOEFL score.

9. Accreditation

Accreditation is the certification that a school or program meets a prescribed academic standard. It is very important to know that a college or university is accredited. If you attend one is not accredited, you will not be able to transfer your credits to an accredited college or university. Your home country may not recognize your degrees, and you may not be able to get the job you want.

There is no national government authority or ministry of Education that sets higher education standard in the USA. Some states authorize or approve schools, but this refers to financial and licensing requirements, not the quality of education.

Instead, college and universities have formed associations that set the standards themselves. These associations called ''accrediting bodies.” evaluate each US college and university. If the institution meets the accrediting associations’ minimum standards it receives an acceptable rating; it is now designated as “accredited.” This means it earns the right to be listed on the accrediting association's list of acceptable schools. A school must maintain these high standards in order to remain accredited.

10. Types of Accreditation

There are different types of accrediting bodies: institutional and professional. Your government may need you earn a degree from a school with both types of accreditation. Institutional accreditation is based upon the entire school. Professional accreditation is based on the standards kept by a particular school, such as law, medicine, engineering, or business, and is determined by judges within those professions.

The degree granting college and universities listed in this copy of study in the USA are fully accredited. Accreditation for schools or programs that do not grant degrees, such as English language institutes, varies depending upon its professional affiliation.

What Edwise Students studying in USA says…?


“I had a fantastic experience with Edwise. The counselor was very patient and guided me through the entire application process. They also clarified all my doubts. On the whole I had a great experience with Edwise.”

Name: Naveen Ramachandran
Country: USA
University: University of Bridgeport
“Edwise provides a smooth process for each student who dreams of studying abroad.”

Name: Melwin P
Country: USA
University: University of Alabama
“Edwise staff is very helpful right from counseling, application and visa process. Thank you.”

Name: Archana Seshadri
Country: USA
University: Stevens Institute of Technology

Overseas Education Consultant


We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.




For complete information on Studying Overseas, or contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.