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Due to the pandemic, many colleges and universities are shutting down which means many students are taking this as a year loss(es). If you are thinking that Covid-19 has taken away your years, you need not worry about it, especially if you are trying to commence your studies abroad. Many countries today have shown better Covid-19 responses and have better management policies with cooperative student bodies. If you properly fulfill all the requirements, you can have a higher possibility of getting a visa in one of the various world-class universities throughout the globe. Abroad study during pandemic can be a tough choice despite all the things that are happening around.

Abroad study in pandemic

Likewise, studying in Asian countries ensures an easy transition as they are closer to Nepal as well. But wherever you choose to study, studying abroad comes with plenty of benefits as well. In this hard time, studying abroad is essential. It will promote personal and academic development, explore, connect, travel, learn, and a lot of experiences. Moreover, you can also experience a pandemic through another culture. So, here are the top countries where you can pursue your abroad study even during this pandemic:

Studying in Malaysia

Though there is currently a temporary travel ban for travelers (which also includes international students) arriving from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal & Sri Lanka, you can still continue to apply for your further studies. Studying in Malaysia is comparatively cheaper and ensures education excellence.

As many as 20 Malaysian universities are rank top in the QS World University Rankings 2021, including Universiti Malaya, Taylor’s University, Sunway University. etc. 

Malaysian universities generally have two intakes in a year i.e. September (Fall) and February (Spring) while some even have a third intake in April (Summer).

Malaysia now also offers the Covid-19 vaccine for international students, so when the international ban is lifted, all international students after 14 days of quarantine upon their arrival can get vaccinated too. 

You can start applying to any Malaysian university of your choice, with the following documents:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Examination records of previous universities
  • Valid passport with all pages
  • Identity proof
  • Medical health record
  • Accommodation form (if accommodation is needed)
  • Application fees (varies from university to university)

To be eligible to study in Malaysia, one should also qualify for the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) examination with a distinction.

For more latest updates, visit the official Education Malaysia website.

Thailand As Diverse Destination

Thailand has always been considered one of the best study destinations in Asia and in the world. There are many world-class universities with diverse courses to choose from including Chulalongkorn University, Panyapiwat Institute of Management, Stamford International University, Mahidol University, The Suranaree University of Technology, etc. 

Thailand ranks top 5 for its Covid-19 response, making it a popular choice among international students during this pandemic The universities of Thailand have already announced admissions open for their autumn intake. International borders are open but one will have to follow health precautions and vaccination.

The visa for international students in Thailand is a non-immigrant ED Visa and to apply for this visa, you will require a passport size photo, passport, a complete student visa application form, letter of admission, financial statement, police clearance certificate, and payment. Additional documents may require depending on your course. 

You can get the latest updates on the official Study in Thailand website.

Study in New Zealand

New Zealand is another all-time popular study destination that offers the best of courses with a living cost preferably cheaper than in other countries. About the educational excellence of new Zealand, 8 of its universities are featured in the QS World University Rankings 2021 including the University of Auckland, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Canterbury, etc.

You cannot currently enter New Zealand physically (even if you already are a student visa holder) but you can apply for your courses online and work on preparing your documents for Semester 1 (February-June) and Semester 2 (July-November) intakes. 

To apply to New Zealand universities, you will need a student visa, non-immigration visa ED (education), and the following:

  • Letter of acceptance from the concerned academic institute/organization
  • Proof that you have sufficient funds for course fees and living expenses
  • Passport and an acceptable passport-sized photo
  • Visa application fee
  • Medical and police certificate
  • A copy of your air ticket home, or proof that you have enough money to buy one
  •  Accommodation guarantee (if you’re under 18)

You can get updated with the latest news by visiting the official Study New Zealand website.

Study in USA

Who doesn’t want to study in the United States of America? It is renowned in the world for housing a range of reputed and best higher-education programs. There are many ivy league universities in the United States like Harvard, Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton and Yale, etc. But, it also has other world-class universities like California State University, Webster St Louis, and Marist College that offer holistic learning experiences.

You can apply for studying in the United States for the Fall (August to December), Spring (January to April), and Summer (May to August) intakes with passport, resume/curriculum vitae, transcripts, medical report, and statement of purpose. You will also need the following documents:

  • Letter of acceptance from the concerned academic institute/organization
  • Certification of English language proficiency (usually a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language [TOEFL])
  • Proof that you have sufficient funds for course fees and living expenses
  • Complete mark sheets and pass certificates of 12 years of schooling
  • Work experience letter (if you have worked somewhere)

The Biden administration and some universities have announced vaccines for international students. But, currently, the government of Nepal has canceled all the visa interviews due to the lockdown until further notice. But you can surely move on with your processing online. Also you could consider studying in USA as a viable option for abroad study during pandemic.

For more information visit the official government Study in US website.

Canada for High Quality Education

Canada offers high-quality education which is also a reason why many international students choose Canada as their study destination. It is also one of the best countries in the world for quality of life to receive a globally recognized education and has been exemplary in its Covid-19 response. Some of the world-class universities include the University of Toronto, McGill University, as well as Durham and Trent universities.

International students can start applying for the Fall 2021 semester with documents like passport, English or French language proficiency result, financial statement, medical and police certificate. You can apply online for a study permit and can travel to Canada for your study if you meet the following requirements. If you are applying in Quebec, you must obtain a valid Quebec Acceptance Certificate.

For further news, visit the official EduCanada website.

Though it is pandemic, you can move forward with your educational career, and do it in the comfort of your home. It is absolutely ok for you to start applying even during these times. Actually, on the bright side, you will experience personal growth as you will increase your ability regarding problem-solving, as well as adapting and managing stressful situations. 

Having said that we don’t encourage you to neglect any of the health precautions put forward by your country’s or host nation’s government. So, take necessary health precautions and research the country/university well.

So if you are thinking of abroad study during pandemic then for any further help, you can contact Accede Education Center, and move on with your educational journey.

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