1. CAN IE ABROAD HELP STUDENTS FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD?
Yes, as IE Abroad’s services are offered virtually, our advisor’s can assist from any location. Counselling sessions are done via Skype, Zoom or a digital platform that works for you, as well as over the phone. All paperwork is received via a secure portal so advising and assistance can be offered to anyone without the need of having to come to our offices.
2. DOES IE ABROAD HAVE A SPECIAL AGREEMENT WITH THE INSTITUTIONS?
Yes, in most cases IE Abroad will have a contract with the university which allows it to represent the institution. This also means that the institution will have given specialised training to IE Abroad’s study advisors.
3. DO I NEED TO DO A FOUNDATION/PRE-UNIVERSITY YEAR OR CAN I GO DIRECT TO THE FIRST YEAR?
This will depend on your grades, however, in most cases, you should be able to enter the first year if you have high grades and have studied for at least 12-years. It will depend on your chosen country and institution so please discuss this with your IE study advisor.
4. HOW LONG WILL MY VISA LAST FOR?
Your visa will generally last for the duration of your course. This will depend on the type of visa you applied for.
5. HOW LONG WILL MY VISA TAKE ONCE I HAVE APPLIED?
It will depend on the country and the type of visa you have applied for. There are also fast track visa application services for most countries. Speak to your IE study advisor to find out more.
6. WHAT DOES IE ABROAD CHARGE FOR ITS SERVICE?
IE Abroad does not charge for its service. Our university partners cover our fees. So students are free to use our service with no direct charge to them.
7. ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Most universities offer scholarships, however, these are normally academically based. Speak to your IE study advisor about options at your chosen institution.
8. CAN I WORK WHILE I STUDY?
It will depend on your visa however, in most cases, yes, you will be able to work around 20-hours per week and full time during breaks.
9. CAN I GET MY TUITION DEPOSIT BACK IF I DECIDE NOT TO GO TO THE UNIVERSITY I APPLIED TO OR I GET A VISA REJECTION?
This will depend on the institution’s refund policy which you have applied to study at however in most cases you should be able to apply for a refund of your deposit if you have not yet arrived at the institution.
10. WHEN ARE THE INTAKE DATES?
There are two intakes for most universities, one being January/February and the other being in August/September. However, some universities offer a third intake in May/June.