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Covid-19: Important Updates for Study Abroad Aspirants

Apr 29, 2020

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Whether you are a student with an admit in hand to study at a global institution or a study abroad aspirant who was keen to apply for the forthcoming intakes, you all must be equally puzzled with the innumerable questions in mind as to what would be the outcome of this global crisis? Whether your study abroad dreams will be fulfilled or not? Whether there will be a way out which will prove to be beneficial for you all. 

Let all your doubts and dilemmas take a break as the Universities and Institutions across the globe are equally worried about your study abroad dreams, as much as we study abroad consultants are and they do not want to lose upon their international students. At the same time, they are also aware that precautionary measures need to be taken and student safety is their topmost priority. As such the global institutions are coming up with different plans and strategies to deal with this crisis so that it will be in the best of interest for all. 

Here is where we study abroad consultants come in the picture as we would like to give you all the latest updates regarding what the global universities or institutions of your choice are planning for you and how this process will be streamlined. 


Developments in the Overseas Education Sector 

Here’s an overview of the latest developments in the Overseas Education Sector to keep the process moving. Certain global institutions have given confirmed information for the various aspects to be considered whereas confirmation is still awaited from certain institutions of different study abroad destinations be it the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland or any other European nation. Let’s have a quick glance on the required inputs. 



The first and the foremost aspect to be checked would be the intake, whether the classes will be conducted online, whether the intake will be deferred, delayed or cancelled. Check the details for your desired institution on KC’s Covid-19 University Tracker. 


Eligibility Criteria 

The next point to ponder upon is whether the eligibility criteria for applications to undergrads or post grads remain the same or they would vary as most of the exams are yet to be conducted or the results still awaited, be it for 12th or graduation. You can connect to our KC Admission Experts for details and avail free online counselling for study abroad. You can also attend our Virtual Admissions Days, get an opportunity to connect to the delegates of your desired institutions virtually and gain the details directly from them. 


Test Requirements 

Coming to the third important aspect i.e., the Standardized Test Requirements, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL iBT Home edition tests have come up. Majority of the institutions worldwide are accepting TOEFL Home Edition Test and certain others are accepting Duolingo English Test Score as an alternative for IELTS, TOEFL or PTE. You can check the details of the same in our articles Appear for TOEFL iBT & GRE General Tests from Home and DET- Duolingo English Test Score Accepted by Global Universities. Certain Australian Universities are also accepting 3-year-old IELTS / TOEFL / PTE scores due to the COVID-19 scenario. Connect to our Country Experts for further details. You can also connect to our Academy Experts to know more about the KC Overseas Education. Browse the website to know about our ongoing online batches or the upcoming batches for GRE, GMAT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE. 



Certain Global institutions are offering regular scholarships whereas certain others are offering special scholarships for the students who commence their studies this year through online classes. Once everything is settled and gets back to normal, you all can go to your study abroad destination and do regular classes as you wanted to. Isn’t that a great chance not to give up on your dreams? Do give it a thought. 


Reduction in Tuition Fees / Fees Refund 

Certain institutions are also considering the aspect of reducing the tuition fees or giving a refund in case you don’t want to study online within 1 week of Online studies or you get a Visa refusal. The criteria does vary from country to country and institution to institution. 


Online Classes with Visa / without Visa 

Many institutions are allowing the students to commence the classes online from their home country even if the visa outcome is awaited. Isn’t that wonderful? You just have to get the right inputs and apply to the right institution in time so that you don’t lose upon time and fulfil your study abroad dreams without any hitch. 

You can check for the Country and University specific information in detail on our Covid-19 University Tracker. We will be providing latest updates to you all and the tracker is updated time to time. So, in this era of social distancing you can avail all the inputs virtually, gain online counselling, attend virtual admissions days, meet the delegates virtually and apply online to study abroad. 

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