An education agent, by definition, knows more about studying in the UK than someone who has never lived in the UK, never been educated in the UK, never investigated UK education, and knows not where to start re-studying in the UK.
Just as a house buyer would probably not commit to a purchase without having first diligently searched the market for that dream home under the guidance of an estate agent who knew about housing stock in the area and with the advice of a chartered surveyor who had examined the property; so an aspiring international student would not go to study in a foreign country without having first had recourse to a university agent in the UK who – like the estate agent, and like the chartered surveyor – knew about the product (i.e. the course), the market (i.e. the UK), and the process (i.e. the application).
The analogy only goes so far: the house buyer who wants to buy in an already-familiar location and already knows about local life, the local market, and local housing stock can still come to grief in any number of pitfalls if dispensing with the suggestions and services of a good estate agent; whereas the aspiring student, knowing little of university, less about the UK, and even less about UK tertiary education, has all the more reason to resort to an education agent who can steer a student away from dead-ends and towards hidden gems, pointing out what is widely-believed but untrue and bringing up what is little-known but significant.
Learn more about how a university agent for UK study can benefit your application below. If you would like to use our UK university application services or wish to enquire about any aspect of studying in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK India today.
Benefits of using an Education Agent in the UK
Let us examine two cases: an applicant unadvised by an education agent in the UK and an applicant who has the good sense to use one.
By not using a UK education agent, a student risks missing an application deadline amidst copious details on websites, some of which are out of date or simply inaccurate; or might apply in the hope for a course at a university with entry requirements not met by the student’s scores; or might fail to spot a similar course at the same university that has sufficiently low entry requirements; or might, through ignorance of the sector, apply to, and be accepted by, a university far below the student’s potential and qualifications.
Those who use a UK study abroad agency will benefit from advice that shatters misassumptions to the extent that the application that proceeds is quite different from the one originally conceived.
The agent finds them a perfect fit for academic antecedents, personal interests, and professional plans, with the chance of a scholarship affording a substantial reduction; there was very little likelihood of that applicant, unassisted, finding that programme at that provider, rather an option unrealistically high, wastefully low or otherwise sub-optimal would have been chosen instead.
A university agent in the UK can do more than simply steer and inform. An agent can assist with those paperwork procedures that are irksome at best and labyrinthine at worst, especially for a naïve young student whose first language is not English and who is un-used to bureaucracy.
University Supporting Documents
Supporting documents are pivotal to a university application that will look less serious if sloppy; UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) keep a close eye on UK universities that risk losing their licence to recruit foreign students.
An agent can help with the vital personal statement, which an unassisted student might miswrite. Advice on visas can prove useful, especially now that Brexit has changed the student landscape.s
Agents closely associated with university admissions staff uncover unpublished bargains and introduce students to representatives. A student who needs to pass an English language test can be steered towards a good teacher or school and away from a lousy one.
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