Do you want to study abroad, but worried about the current Coronavirus situation?
The outbreak of Coronavirus forced many countries to go on a lockdown, and with these announcements and Travel bans, a lot of uncertainties still loom overhead and did you notice that,every day,since the lockdown feels like just another day, where you’ve lost track of time,while sitting here and wondering, what’s going on in the world right now. Don’t worry you’re not alone.
While most of the sources are sensationalizing the current crisis, let’s acknowledge the fact that the situation is not going to remain the same. The world must move on and emerge out of this crisis.
A recent survey suggests that Coronavirus situation has not affected the plans of students aspiring to study in foreign universities. While this may be true but there are certain things that cannot be ignored, so let’s look at what to expect in the coming days.
Immigration services and foreign universities
With the growing number of Covid-19 cases, it’s obvious to expect global closure of embassies and visa appointment cancellations; however with safety measures such as social distancing in place, immigration authorities are operating with limited staff to avoid any possible delay in visa processing.
Most foreign universities are emphasizing on virtual platform and extending the admission deadlines. If the Coronavirus situation remains unchanged, it is possible that universities might offer online courses for the September intake, nothing can be said conclusively.
If the online courses are not possible, students will be told to join either in January 2021 or September 2021 because many schools have the option to defer admission by a semester or a year.
Below are few tips students can follow amid the coronavirus crisis
- Keep a regular check on colleges and enquire the possible date to start the processing or acceptance.
- Prepare for IELTS test, a good score in English language proficiency can help your application significantly.
- Make sure you have translated all the necessary documents that are not in English.
- Students should also only lodge visa applications when they are confident that they can satisfy requirements for a student visa application that may be required for assessment (Health check, English language testing and evidence of financial capacity).
- Approach a registered Immigration Consultant who can take care of all your requirements and help you attain the letter of acceptance, and a student visa.
To conclude it is advisable to remain calm and take the right action during this unprecedented situation.