German Education System & Types of Universities


German Education System & Types of Universities

Time and again, Germany has proven to be among the top when it comes to quality of education & living.

Education Structure in Germany

Europe has always been on everyone’s bucket list when it comes to travel as well as when it comes to bigger life decisions like higher education or migration. Do you dream of a successful life abroad? The easiest way to achieve that dream is by pursuing an education from a foreign university. Today, after careful consideration, the country that comes up as the best place to get higher education from, is none other than Germany. Time and again, Germany has proven to be among the top when it comes to quality of living. Driven by a hunger for perfection, they have managed to excel in governance and leadership. Since 2014, tuition is free for international students at almost all universities. There are government and non-government scholarships available along with flexible payment plans for the courses that do have a tuition fee. As a country, Germany checks everything off your list; standard of living, safety, health benefits, exceptional public transport, student benefits and an unending list of recreationalactivities. Additionally, Germany has the ICE (InterCity Express), a high-speed train service that runs through the country allowing you to visit all the beautiful cities in Germany that you’d like, conveniently and swiftly. If that’s not enough, the ICE has an international schedule as well with connections to Denmark, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands.

1. Primary and Secondary Levels

If we look at the German education system, it has 13 years (10+3) of primary and secondary school. At the secondary level, after the 10th grade, students of the Gymnasium schools continue studying there for the next 3 years and complete their Abitur, which then allows them to pursue their higher education at Universities, and students at the Hauptschule and Realschule schools can opt for a 3- year vocational or technical program at any of the vocational or technical schools known as Berufsschule andFachoberschule respectively. It is now possible for students with high academic achievement at the Realschule to switch to a Gymnasium on graduation.

Berufsschule are upper secondary vocational schools that prepare students for careers in a variety of fields including agriculture, food science, beauty therapy, business administration, printing technology, laboratory technology, textile, woodworking trades, metal trades, etc. The course is crafted in a way that allows the student to understand theories as well as practicalities of thesubjects. You could call it a dual training system that focuses on academics as well as application. These institutes also offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees after completing the vocational training.

Fachoberschule are upper secondary technical schools that prepare students for technical careers. Just like the Berufsschule, Fachoberschule schools also have tailored courses to help students gather academic knowledge as well as the application of that knowledge in the real world. These schools specialize in all types of technical career preparation courses from mechanical engineering to environmental technology.

2. Higher Education

This is followed by a bachelor’s degree comprising of 6 or 7 semesters. Post which students can pursue higher levels like mastersand PHDs. For a master’s degree, you need a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized university, and you need to fulfill the language requirements depending upon your medium instruction for admission in a German university.

Indian students have four options before applying for a bachelor’s course in Germany:

  1. Complete 1 year of a relevant bachelor’s program in India post 12th grade
  2. Complete the 1-year preparatory course in Germany called Studienkolleg
  3. Clear JEE advanced examination in India
  4. Apply at universities that accept the Indian Diploma certificate (10+3)

Of the above four options, we suggest the 2 semester preparatory course (Studienkolleg) for two primary reasons, namely it introduces you to the German language and basics of the university degree, and it will give you exposure to the German culture and education system. This course paves the way for your new venture so that your transition from one culture to the other is smooth.

Allow us to give you a quick brief on the Studienkolleg if you are considering higher education in Germany after the 12th grade:

Studienkolleg is a two-semester preparatory course for prospective bachelor’s degree students with 12 years of schooling. It gives you an introduction to subjects like German, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology etc. It is divided into 4 courses namely, T-Kurs, M-Kurs, W-Kurs and G-Kurs, each with varying subjects depending on what career you are pursuing. All Studienkolleg courses include a decent number of hours dedicated to learning the German language. Students are required to complete the B1 or B2 level of the German language to secure admission in the Studienkolleg course. It is ideal for students to complete the B level of the German language. Studienkolleg is free of cost at Public Universities, and it will cost you anywhere between € 8,000 to € 10,000 at private institutes.

Once you have decided that Germany is the place for you, there is another important question to answer – which university is best suited for you? The higher education system in Germany is very uniquely divided into three types of universities, each catering to a different set of careers. Let’s take a closer look at each.

1. Universities & Technical University (TU) or Technische Hochschule (TH)

Let’s begin with the classic universities. These universities cover a range of subjects like social sciences, literature, humanities, mathematics and many more. These courses are academic in nature and impart theoretical knowledge to the students. You can find bachelor, masters and doctorate programmes here. Depending on your skills and what you want to major in, you can pick the university that is best known in that field. The best part is that you can choose your subjects and even your professors! You may want to major in history, and while you pick most of your subjects related to history, you can also pick a few that are, maybe, in technology, anthropology, law or economics. Although all universities offer a number of programmes across subjects that are excellent in quality, they may be well-known for a particular programme. For example, the University of Tübingen offers a variety of programmes but is best known for its English literature programme.

Additionally, being a country excelling in innovation and technology, there are many prestigious Technical Universities that are known for their technical courses in engineering, technology and IT. While they offer courses across fields, they are best known for their extraordinary faculty and premium facilities available in the technology department. They also offer excellent research partnerships and placements because of their wide network and alliances with numerous large and mid-sized organizations. Some of the top TUs are RWTH Aachen University, TU Berlin, TU Munich, University of Hannover, University of Stuttgart, KIT and TU Dresden. There is an alliance of 9 top Technical Universities of Germany called TU9. It comprises of RWTH Aachen University, Technische Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Technische Universität Dresden, Leibniz University Hannover, Karlsruhe Institute of Tech­nology, Technical University of Munich, and University of Stuttgart. They enjoy an outstanding reputation around the world as renowned research and teaching institutions.

2. Universities of Applied Sciences or Hoschschule

These institutions focus on the practical side of the subject apart from the theory. While theoretical knowledge is imparted just like at the classic universities, these universities go one step ahead and give students a glimpse of how they are applied in the real world. Here, the programmes will have longer apprenticeships, summer projects, work projects and maybe even off-site projects that will either be in Germany or in another European countries. So, if you are looking at courses in medicine, business, engineering, social work, IT, etc. you should explore the universities of applied sciences. These universities have hand-crafted programmes that prepare students for the real world and are known for creating employees and employers of tomorrow.

3. Colleges of Art, Film and Music

This is for all you creative geniuses. As the name suggests, every field that is in the arts, is covered under these universities. You will find programmes in music, film making, choreography, cinematography, photography, VFX, graphic design, copywriters,fashion design, drama, the list is endless. The application process consists of an aptitude test that will assess your creative skills so if you want to apply to one of these programmes, keep practicing your art as much as you can before the enrolment processbegins.

Now, if you’re worried about the ranks of the universities, we assure you that none of the universities will disappoint you. You are guaranteed a quality-filled education at whichever university you enroll. All universities, private and public, have no lack of funds, which, in turn, allows them to invest in the latest equipment, state of the art facilities and excellent faculty, thereby guaranteeing you an eminent educational experience. There are at least 20 universities in Times Higher Education (THE) rankings 2020.

Since German universities work autonomously, and are some of the oldest in the world of education, employers look at them in high regard. German education is renowned world-wide, and so there are many large and mid-sized corporations that are associated with German universities for various research and innovation projects, and they also fund a number of these specific projects annually.

Once you have decided what you want to study and which university is aligned best with your career path, it’s pretty smooth sailing from there. The admission process is efficient, the student visa process is uncomplicated and before you know it, your European dream will be unfolding before you! We will dive deep into university education in upcoming blogs.

The German Language Is A Powerhouse In 2020


The German Language Is A Powerhouse In 2020!

It’s always thrilling to learn a new language, isn’t it?

The thought of being able to communicate with a whole new set of people is very intriguing. Today, if you had to pick a new language to learn, it would most definitely be German. If we begin to look at Germany’s contribution to the world, we see that the country has excelled marvellously in all strata. There is a whole world within the world wide web that’s in German. There are over 15 million important websites that are in German, so it’s no surprise that knowing the language will open new avenues for you. The German online presence is the second largest, globally. Their offline presence isn’t far behind; Germany ranks fifth when it comes to publication of new books annually, proving that they are way ahead in their communication and media game.


If this doesn’t impress you, you should know that German is the widest spoken language across Europe. So, if you know German, you’re not tapping only into the German market, but into the entire European market, allowing you to widen your business connections. It’s the land of innovation; there’s an endless list of ideas and solutions across industries like technology, medicine, automobile, pharmaceuticals, home appliances, etc. that have emerged from Germany. Germany is where you will find platforms to present your ideas, and investors to transform them into reality. Not one to leave the arts behind, they have practically outclassed the world in music with works by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Schubert, the literary pieces by Goethe and Kafka took the world by storm, and Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche; the pioneers of revolutionary philosophy, also come from Germany. With its cultural history being so rich, it’s no wonder that the German language is so renowned worldwide.


Are you motivated to get a foreign education or build a career in Germany? Let’s take a look at the various benefits that come with knowing the German language:

1. Foreign Students

If you’re in Germany on a student visa and hope to make a living there after you’ve earned your degree, it goes without saying that life will be much easier if you can speak the local language. Please remember that English may be paraded around as the global language, but it really isn’t. That is just an illusion. Majority of Germans will understand English, but it is not their first language or their preference. As a student, you will be visiting banks, supermarkets, train stations, bus stations, malls, restaurants, hospitals, calling a cab, talking to neighbours, reading official notices, etc. All these tasks, with some difficulty, can be done in English. But it will be a struggle. If you want the ease of living, it’s best to be able to understand and speak German.


2. Job Opportunities for Foreign Students

Even if you manage to get by as a student without learning German, there’s still the task of landing a job after completing your education. It’s not impossible, just difficult. Even if you do land a job, you’ll be like a fish out of water because everyone around you will be speaking German. If you know the language, your chances of getting a job scale up. You will be able to impress the interviewer, share a bond with fellow colleagues and put forth your ideas effectively. Knowing the language is especially important if you are in industries like media, advertising, entertainment, retail, etc where communication and brainstorming sessions are a vital part of the role.


3. Professional Growth

This is for everyone, living in Germany or not. It goes a long way to be prudent. German companies are partnering with numerous companies across the globe and are entering international waters. In India, we see companies like Siemens, Bayer, Bosch, Volkswagon, Allianz, etc expanding and creating several job opportunities. If you are employed with a German company or play a role as an external counterpart, you can build excellent professional relations if you know German. You can take it in your stride to ensure that you don’t stagnate professionally. Also, Berlin is the hub of innovation and start-ups. So, if you want to explore your entrepreneurial side, learning German should be your first step.


4. Science and Research

Now, unless you’ve been living under a rock your whole life, you will be aware that Germany has been making breakthrough after breakthrough in the world of science. It is the third largest contributor to scientific research and development. So, if your field of work has anything to do with science, research, medicine, etc, there is a high chance that, at some moment in life, you will have dealings with German professionals. You may go for a research study programme to Germany or you may be working on a common paper with them over digital platforms. Either way, you will come across as more approachable, and will have effective communication if you are able to speak their language.

While learning the language, you must know that there are three levels and 2 sub-levels within each level.


  • Level A1 and A2 are for beginners to comprehend and speak basic German. This level allows you to be proficient in simple conversations that involve personal details, family details and basic questions and phrases that will help you get by. You will understand basic German that is being spoken to you slowly.
  • The second level i.e B1 and B2 includes the pre-intermediate and intermediate courses. This level is ideal for students as it goes a step ahead in understanding and being able to speak. With this level, you will have a larger vocabulary, and will understand how to frame complex sentences. You can make yourself understood at university and work.
  • Finally, C1 and C2 is the advanced level that will allow you to master the language. This is required only by those who are looking at jobs that require you to speak, read and write German full-time – translators, government jobs, emergency services, etc.

Why Becoming a Pilot could be the best career choice for you.


Why Becoming a Pilot could be the best career choice for you.

An excellent career with lots of job opportunities awaits you.

Being a pilot has always been a prestigious and enigmatic career option. Add to that, the option and possibility of pursuing aviation law, recreating cases physically, arguing them in the court of law, and being able to provide relief to the sufferings of many – it is a stellar combination!


A pilot’s career, especially one who has studied and trained overseas, has many benefits:


  1. A burgeoning demand for pilots in India and abroad – so the choice of returning to your homeland, or exploring more options in other countries, is always open. According to industry estimates, the demand for pilots globally is going to grow at a rapid pace of 8,00,000 new pilots over the next 20 years, and 17,000 additional pilots in India itself in the next 10 years!
  2. Various traveling destinations – while at work, or on a holiday with applicable travel discounts.
  3. Always working in a ‘room with a view’ – never underestimate this privilege!
  4. Meeting people from various cultural backgrounds – while training and once at work.

If you feel you have the spirit to live a life of adventure and hard work, then the ‘Aviation Law & Professional Pilot License’ degree, at Lazarski University, Poland, is for you! The degree is a 3-year program, wherein the curriculum has been adapted to the contemporary demands of the market.


  1. Both theoretical and practical knowledge is imparted, to obtain the Airline Transport Pilot License (A). The program includes all modules, including VFR, IR(A), MPE, CPL, etc.  
  2. Starting as early as the first year of studies, students are given the opportunity to attend an internship held at a professional pilot training center – Goldwings Flight Academy. The aircrafts used depend on the training, varying from the Cessna 152,172, to Piper and Diamond.  
  3. After obtaining the ATPL (A) license, and accomplishing 200 hours of flying time as an airline pilot, students are eligible to apply for a CPL exam to obtain a license. The CPL license allows you to apply for the position of second pilot in all airlines worldwide.
  4. The knowledge focus on the legal aspect of civil aviation in the EU and the world, will allow students to practice the profession well, and prepare them for work in civil aviation authorities and institutions.
  5. During your training, it is possible that you feel being a pilot is not exactly your calling, or you could have a health setback, which makes you rethink this career decision. Surprisingly, this particular degree allows you to be fully prepared for such a situation too. The excellent theoretical knowledge of aviation law that is acquired during the degree, will prepare you for work with civil aviation authorities and institutions too. Aviation control procedures, general aircraft know-how, meteorology, planning, flight execution, monitoring, navigation, operating procedures, communications, and flight rules – are all a part of the curriculum, presenting diverse opportunities for you in the future.
  6. Post completion of the program, our dedicated placement team guarantees job placements for all students. It is predicted that jobs for pilots and aviation lawyers are going to explode soon. In fact, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg, has already expressed his concern over the growing shortage of pilots.
  7. Studying aviation and flying training in India is not only very expensive in comparison to other countries, but the number of available seats are also very few. Therefore, successful completion of your degree with Lazarski, Poland, along with the required numbers of flying hours, is the best possible option.

With so many interesting prospects after graduation from Lazarski University, let us not forget all that Poland is great for!

Poland has over 400 public and private higher education institutions to offer. Conducted in the English language, the programmes are of extremely high quality, while study costs, and the cost of living, is substantially lower than most other European countries.


Poland has fast become the destination of choice for a wide variety of programs. Popular degrees include medicine, engineering, architecture and physics.


Since Poland is one of the 26 European countries covered under the SCHENGEN visa, students studying in the country are free to visit the 25 other countries. Since 2004, Polish diplomas have also become recognised better internationally. To add to it, Poland is a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO).


For more information, on why study in Poland click here.


For assistance and information on admission and further process, contact RG International.

Sources: CNBC | Ecomonic Times

Now IELTS from home!


Now IELTS from home!

Utilise the lockdown to prepare and take your IELTS.

IELTS, or the International English Language Testing System, is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test, for higher education and global migration. It is recognised by over 10,000 institutions and 10,000 organisations globally, and continues to set the standard for English language testing, in countries where English is the main language of communication. In fact, most governments across the world, use the IELTS to process immigration applications too.


Now that we have understood what the IELTS is and why it is important, let us get clarity on what it will cover. It is a task-based test covering the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. There are two types of IELTS: Academic and General Training. While Listening and Speaking matter are the same for both tests, there is a difference in the Reading and Writing sections.


In the current scenario of the Covid pandemic, and the country being in lockdown mode, there is good news for all students aspiring to study abroad. You can prepare from home by taking online classes, and get ready to take the IELTS Computer Based Examination! This will not only help you continue with your study abroad plans, it also allows you to utilise this time productively.


Taking online classes has many benefits, more so in a scenario where physical classes are not a possibility.


  1. They give you ample time and flexibility with your schedule. It is easier to work your other activities around online classes, since they do not require any travel time and minimal preparation.
  2. Neither do you incur any travel cost.
  3. Teachers are aware that online studying could be new to a lot of their students. As a result, they are happy to be more cooperative than usual, regarding any clarifications students need.
  4. A by-product of online classes, which will also work in your favour, is self-motivation. Since you will not physically be with your peers, but will instead be spending a lot of time by yourself, your course will help you become more self-motivated. This is a trait that will make you stand out in the workplace and even look good in your resume!


The advantages don’t stop here, but continue with taking computer-based exam. Computer based examination not only help save on time and resources, but also guarantee an exam slot at a time when paper exams could become difficult to take. In India majority of students prefer to take paper-based examination rather than computer base examination. Keep in mind, seats for the paper exam are rather limited and once the lockdown is over, centres are expecting a crowd of students to take the paper exam. So, there will be lots of students who might not get the opportunity to take the exam. Also, post lock down all centres are expected to run with limited capacity in post lockdown scenario. That will in turn, affect admission applications and your precious time could get wasted. On the other hand, a computer-based exam can be programmed for more applicants due to availability of more slots, as desired. Results of an IELTS computer based exam are available much sooner – in 5-7 days, vis-à-vis the 13-15 days it takes for paper exam IELTS results.


While the Listening, Reading and Writing tests will take place online in a rehearsed format, the Speaking test will remain face-to-face with an examiner – the most effective way of assessing. The tests are available up to 7 days a week, and 3 times daily. (In contrast, the paper-based exam is available up to 48 days per year, and only on Thursdays, and Saturdays).

Another general observation is that students tend to score a marginally better score in the Computer based test, in comparison to the paper exam. And in an exam that is important enough to shape your life, that marginally better score could just be your winning ticket!


In short, there is no reason to put a brake on your dreams of studying abroad! In fact, don’t let the lockdown interfere with your preparations. Instead, utilise this time to prepare. RG International is hosting live classes every day. You can choose between four slots, for the 60-90 minute lectures. There are expert mentors who are happy to engage in weekly doubt-solving sessions with their students too.


Contact us and visit this link for more information:    

Canada – The academic superpower bows to the pandemic!​


Canada - The academic superpower bows to the pandemic!

Changes in Canadian study and work visa, following the C19 pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been the reason for many changes in rules & regulations across the globe. A lot of which, have been very radical.


Canada is making a significant change to its Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) rules for international students, who would want to join this Fall. These adjustments in Visa rules, mutually beneficial for all – the international students, the universities, and the Canadian economy – are a sign of the times to come. It also exemplifies the kind of evolution Canada is open to, which makes it an even more attractive study and work destination.


Students, like all others who need to travel, are currently apprehensive traveling to their study destination. Therefore, the new permit rules allow students to begin their program online, and complete up till the first semester while being away from Canada, as long as it is up till December 31, 2020. Post that, they will still be eligible to obtain the PGWP to work in Canada after completing their studies.


It is also worth noting that unlike the norm, now international students will not have time deducted from the length of their PGWP for the period they spent outside Canada, up to December 31, 2020.


The PGWP enables international students to gain work experience in Canada, post completion of their educational program within Canada. It is a highly coveted permit, since it allows international students to work in Canada, for up to three years after completion of their studies.


Such a major announcement is a big step to encourage international students to pursue their studies in Canada this Fall, instead of deferring their post-secondary education. This newly announced reform makes Canada an even more attractive destination for international students. Read (link: Study in Canada) for details on why Canada is the perfect destination for higher education.


Contact us at RG International for information and assistance.

Tips to land a job while studying abroad


Tips to land a job while studying abroad

 Considering studying abroad is an expensive issue, yet working nearby can help balance your regular costs well. All you need a bit of arranging and the correct method to approach your imminent bosses. Here’s a head begin:

  • Plan ahead

Make a rundown of the sort of occupation you are taking an eye at and the organizations you need to apply to. This will give an unmistakable thought of the work stream you are going for.

  • Improve your online hunt 

Figure out how to look online appropriately. There are many quests for new employment and systems administration sites, for example, LinkedIn, Indeed, AngelList, Seek, and so forth., which you can use for nothing and land a great job.

  • Try not to utilize conventional CV designs

Take a stab at making a customized resume arrangement to emerge from different candidates. Guarantee to make reference to about your qualities, abilities and experience, assuming any, to add more weight to the application.

  • Apply legitimately on the web

Enormous associations utilize a great deal of low maintenance and easygoing staff for a scope of jobs. You can get some answers concerning the empty positions on their official sites under the ‘vocations’ ‘occupations’ or ‘business’ area. A few organizations additionally list these open doors under their ‘about us’ or ‘news’ tab.

  • Be vigilant

It is a shrewd move to watch out for the neighborhood organizations in your host nation that employ casuals amid breaks. This can incorporate inexpensive food joints, retail establishments, retail outlets and even bistros.

  • Reward tip

Try not to confine your work openings dependent on your degree or area. It is savvy to remain open to different spots open to enlisting talented global representatives like you. Don’t hesitate to apply for employment outside the domain of our field of study on the off chance that you think that it’s intriguing or feel energetic about.

  • Catch up with organizations 

Try not to lounge around trusting that the businesses will react for a considerable length of time. Endeavor to catch up on each application sent with call or an email; however don’t overcompensate to trouble a potential manager.

  • Look for help from your college’s vocation focus 

Connect with your college’s profession bolster place for help. The staff knows about different opportunities, work fairs and aptitude building workshops that could be of extraordinary help to you. A few focuses additionally offer resume help to make an extraordinary one for you other than managing you at all times.

  • Mingle, it generally makes a difference

Begin fabricating your system right on time amid your study abroad plan as it can end up being convenient when searching for occupations. An extraordinary head begin is joining different networks and taking an interest in meetups to network and meet more individuals.

  • Fabricate ‘you’ as a brand

Having a decent online nearness is essential for businesses today. Ensure all your social profiles ooze polished skills. Attempt to blog if conceivable about subjects from your field of concentrate to demonstrate your potential bosses.

  • Begin early, find a new line of work before the semester closes 

It is shrewd to search for work before your semester closes. With this you can spare the hold up time and have an occupation before you even total your examinations or start the session break.

Top 8 tips for Indian students to study abroad


Top 8 tips for Indian students to study abroad

Easy tips to adjust your schooling and regular day to day living while studying and living abroad:



As an international student, it is critical to see how to keep up a harmony between your academic and social activity. Everybody has their very own methodology towards contemplating, and to know which one is yours is very essential. 


Here, we have eight wonderful tips to enable you to do just that: 



  1. Plan ahead

Ensure you make an expansive course of events from your calendar to realize how early you have to begin studying for your examinations. It is ideal to begin studying ahead of schedule to be in a more grounded position later on. study each day or week, anyway helpful to you to continue raising your questions with your educators or companions. Keep in mind, since the instruction arrangement of the new nation would be somewhat not the same as India, you may set aside some effort to conform to the equivalent.



  1. Keeping composed is the key

Ensure you have all your study material set up. In the event that you are feeling the loss of any of the help books, join a library or acquire from a companion to make a duplicate. Abstain from going around for notes and material when the tests are close.



  1. Study condition

It is vital to comprehend what sort of situation works for you. Where do you discover it the most straightforward to think about – library, room, or a clamoring bistro? So also, when do you feel the most gainful – early morning, evening or during the evening? Construct a compelling investigation condition so you can benefit as much as possible from your time. Remember to take breaks while contemplating to dodge languor and mental weakness. 



  1. Plan your schedule

A deliberately graphed plan dependably works. Your calendar ought to demonstrate the amount you intend to consider on an everyday / week after week premise. Attempt to keep it as practical as could reasonably be expected, remembering the various consistently exercises. You can likewise make your arrangement on a huge graph paper and glue it on the divider as a visual update. 



  1. You have questions, ask!

Try to gather as much as information from educators and your companions. You can likewise make an investigation bunch with individual students or other Indian students. This social action will likewise go about as a care group and assemble more associations in your grounds. 



  1. Practice papers 

Utilize earlier years’ inquiry papers to rehearse your answers heretofore. This will likewise enable you to comprehend the example of the examination and how to structure your answers. 



  1. Stress the board

It’s typical to be focused when studying yet don’t give it a chance to influence your score. Deal with your worry by taking incessant breaks, eating great and having some amusement time. Practicing is additionally known to decrease feelings of anxiety other than keeping you fit. 



  1. Use college assets to advantage 

There would be many investigation assets accessible at your college or school, utilize it. Numerous grounds additionally give worldwide student support administrations like advisors and guides to enable you to manage any scholarly or individual issues you may confront. 


It is critical for you to comprehend that over-considering will just worry you. study brilliant, and well ahead so as to keep up your scores and significant serenity. Study, yet don’t try too hard.

Ways to deal with stress, while studying abroad


Ways to deal with stress, while studying abroad

Tips to deal with stress, while studying abroad:


Understanding the reason and how to manage pressure when in another nation 


It tends to challenge acclimate to another life abroad while managing scholastic and companion weight, budgetary necessities, think about duties, work obligations and that’s just the beginning. Since your life in your new nation will be astoundingly not the same as India, you may at some point feel excessively troubled, focused and achy to visit the family. Realize that it’s alright to feel low – it occurs with everybody. Here are a few hints that will enable you to manage pressure successfully.



  • Culture Shock: 

Most Indian students face ‘culture stun’ when they travel to another country since there is a tremendous contrast between the way of life and the manner in which things occur inside and outside India. Given they are rationally prepped in a specific way, it can turn into somewhat upsetting to adapt without anyone else.



  • Homesickness:

Moving far from your family and companions to a totally new condition can make you achy to visit the family. This is very ordinary; a great deal of students experience this stage and frequently feel desolate, tragic, on edge or even demotivated. You may likewise want to return home or even unreliable that you don’t have a place there.



  • Lack of confidence

Being in another nation additionally acquires dithering to interface with individuals, make companions, voice conclusion and that’s only the tip of the iceberg!



  • Academic and work responsibilities:

New scholastic conditions, educational programs, and study styles can be trying for worldwide students. Add to it, low maintenance work duties to have the capacity to address money related issues can put students through a ton of stress.



  • Burden of fresh independence

The weight of dealing with a string of new duties, for example, battling language obstructions, locate the correct convenience and housemates, paying rent, overseeing family unit errands while adjusting thinks about likewise burdens a great deal of students.​​



  1. Remain socially associated in your host nation 

Construct your nearby encouraging group of people or swap stories with other worldwide students having comparative encounters. You’ll additionally have the capacity to discover a great deal of students from Malaysia and close-by nations concentrating in and around your city, get up to speed with them. Utilize person to person communication destinations/applications to discover global students gatherings, or individuals in your city who share comparative side interests. 



  1. Connect with companions, family and additionally close to home encouraging groups of people:
  • Converse with somebody close and trusted.
  • Booking week after week/month to month Skype sessions with family or companions 
  • Voyaging and sending postcards back home 
  • Composing messages or letters 
  • Turning off internet based life for some time 
  • Joining students networks 
  • Keeping a bustling calendar 
  • Meeting new individuals 
  • Be available to new encounters 
  • Travel and investigate with new companions 
  1. Exercise routinely, eat well and care for yourself 

Poor dietary patterns and lack of sleep is additionally known to trigger pressure. Along these lines, eat nutritious dinners and rest well. Have a go at preparing your suppers at home as opposed to eating out regularly or gorging on takeaway nourishment. Exercise improves both physical and psychological well-being. Guarantee that you remain dynamic by taking a walk/run, swim or working out in the exercise center. Reflection, yoga and profound breathing activities can likewise enable you to remain quiet and formed.



  1. Become acquainted with your new city 

Try to become more acquainted with your new environment and what’s going on in your host city. Acclimating yourself will enable you to feel progressively associated and less like an outcast. On the off chance that you were associated with a club/church/bunch back home, at that point discover what your new neighborhood brings to the table. 


Research a little about where you’re living and locate a couple of spots you ought to study from, like the best bistros in the city, most loved areas for nearby road craftsmen or all the better places you can go climbing. Make a rundown of these spots or exercises and challenge yourself to do/see every one of them before you leave.



  1. Get a pet 

Studies have demonstrated how investing energy with a pet can altogether elevate your temperament and lower your feelings of anxiety. Having a pet around makes your body discharge upbeat hormones and keeps you positive. On the off chance that your college or proprietor doesn’t enable you to keep one, you can proceed to invest with household students who have one.



  1. Converse with others about how you’re feeling 

There’s no disgrace in being yearning to go home. It happens to nearly everybody. Look for assistance from an expert on the off chance that you feel the requirement for extra help to work through your pressure. A scope of people and associations offer help for individuals encountering emotional wellness concerns. You could likewise connect with your college’s students bolster focus that frequently has masters like instructors and consultants who can enable you to oversee pressure. 



  1. Vent and express your sentiments 

On the off chance that you are too bashful to even consider expressing your inclination with anybody, begin keeping a diary and vent it hard and fast. You may compose sonnets, stories or even enjoy innovative works of art like painting to convey what needs to be.



Ways to live independently while studying abroad


Ways to live independently while studying abroad

Sourcing your income while studying and living abroad


Regardless of whether you’re funding your study abroad by yourself; with the help of your folks or simply searching for ways to help your parents to save some money, here are a few hints and traps to sparing to consider abroad alone!



  • Don’t settle for just any minimum wage job


“I immediately need a job right now to support myself!” You will hear and feel these words every time and so often while you are studying abroad. There’s a general myth that usually there is “no job openings” almost all the time, but that’s not true. It’s very frequent that people would not be willing to give up on their weekend time off work, for a meagre amount of money, especially so if the pay is minimum wages. 


The brutally honest fact is, you WILL NOT make even a small amount of the cash you need to spare to study abroad at a lowest pay permitted by wage jobs. It’s simply unrealistic except if you begin sparing around 3 years ahead of time. As students, you are in all probability unfit to work all day, so working a lowest pay permitted by law work for 20 hours per week just won’t cut it.


Therefore, say no to minimum wages jobs! If you do your research, ask your friends, check online; you will realise there are plenty of jobs that don’t pay minimum wages. There are numerous approaches to make a higher pay or addition tips to expand your income.


So, you should be set up to forfeit significantly more of your time and exertion in return for a higher pay. Many of our students, those who have gone abroad and settles have worked over 35 hours a week quite often and don’t get home until 3 am some nights. But their experience of doing so has been worth the paychecks they have drawn!



  • University Chosen Programs


A few colleges have specific projects that they urge understudies to go to more than others. So make a point to explore every one of the projects your college programs offer and investigate whether one is financed or supported by your school.



  • Group financing Campaign


An ongoing pattern that has developed among students is creating online crowdfunding swarms donation efforts to gather gifts from companions, family and mysterious contributors who put stock in what you are endeavoring to achieve. 


If you are paying by yourself to study abroad, you in all probability have a unique story to tell. People will very likely gotten some answers concerning your story and get some answers concerning you. Some unanticipated sponsors will create!


The most ideal approach to pick up presentation is to email it out to each relative (broadened and quick), family companions, companions of your folks and to present it on Facebook around once per week. Individuals will be killed on the off chance that you spam them with it over and over again, so post it/tweet it/Instagram it sparingly to keep individuals on your side!



  • Do your exploration 

Know what rate the site stage will take from the gifts. 



  • Set a reachable objective

Platforms will take a higher rate on the off chance that you don’t accomplish your objective so keep it reasonable! 



  • Advance your battle

Social media is the most effortless course to go, yet don’t be hesitant to connect with web journals or distributions that might be keen on highlighting your crusade.



  • Commute for a semester


“Driving” is the most unappealing term for some students who love their autonomy. With regards to studying abroad, however, sacrifices must be made. On the off chance that you are sufficiently blessed to live inside driving vicinity of your school, this is unquestionably a reasonable alternative. In the event that you are paying your own lease and utilities bills, moving home can spare you a boatload of cash. Regardless of whether you pay your folks lease, you can at present spare several dollars every month on little costs, for example, basic needs. Not so glitzy, yet a very down to earth and compelling approach to set aside some cash!



  • Loan from your parent’s

One such suggested alternative is to take out a private loan from your parents. This isn’t your parents paying for the trek and you trusting they won’t make you pay it back. The manner in which this is to be is as, your parents would draft an official archive that diagrams a set sum that will be credited and the time allotment, and allow you to make regularly scheduled installments to satisfy the advance. In the event that it is inside your methods, begin paying the minute you return from visiting abroad, or you can demand to concede the installments until after graduation. Sign the form. Appreciate the credit!



  • File your tax returns

Choose to study abroad during spring and appreciate a pleasant influx of money when you get your income tax form around April! Most students working in school with an appropriately rounded out W-2 Form can hope to get a not too bad size government form partially through their examination abroad semester. Even better, demand that your folks not guarantee you as a ward and you’ll get some additional money tossed your direction!



  • Scholarships

A number of government and private funded scholarships are available to study abroad. Depending upon your major or future vocation objectives, there are considerably more chances to get grants to seek after instruction abroad.  Most of the University study abroad counsellors ought to have the capacity to give a rundown of mainstream outside grants for you to consider. Alongside that rundown, remember to do some close to home research yourself. There are numerous grants that aren’t as outstanding that your college may not know about, however can at present be a reasonable hotspot for financing.



  • Choose a cost effective way of living

One of the greatest elements to think about while picking some place to examine is the typical cost for basic items in that city. Is it true that they are on the Euro? The Pound? The Swiss franc? The quality of their cash can seriously affect the measure of cash (US Dollars) that you end up spending while abroad. Regularly nations with a less profitable money will have a lower average cost for basic items which, thus, will enable you to spare more!


The best take away advice to endure the cost of studying abroad on your own is to start planning early, as soon as possible. Learning is power and you have to know precisely what is anticipated from you monetarily when the time comes to begin paying charges. The most exceedingly bad inclination would get all amped to consider abroad and afterward need to pull back on the grounds that you were not arranged monetarily!

Greece Pathway Program


Greece Pathway Programs

Is moving to UK, Canada, or New Zealand on your mind? Does appearing for an IELTS exam worry you for a required band? 

No need to worry anymore, because we now give your a solution to this – Greece Pathway Program.

First of all, let us guide on what is a Pathway Program, and how will that help you to attain your final goal without the hassle of appearing for IELTS. 

What is a Pathway Program?

Pathway programs, also known as bridge programs, are a useful choice for global learners who are thinking about studying at international destinations, but are worried that their English language skills are not commanding enough.

A pathway program allows foreign learners who wish to pursue in the studies internationally to take classes in English as a second language (ESL) while also taking classes that will count towards their degree as credits. These programs last about a year and tend to give the college or university with which they are affiliated “conditional acceptance.”

Pathway programs are particularly helpful for global learners who want to study in the international language but do not yet have the English language skills they need to perform well on the English language standardized tests needed for global universities and colleges.

Why Pick a Pathway Program in Greece?

Greece, a beautiful Mediterranean country is proud to be one of the oldest living cultures on earth, presenting many thousands of years of history and development. It is located near the crossroads of Europe and Asia and it is an entrance gate to the European Union, centered geographically in south-eastern Europe.

Ancient Greece is deeply rooted by its great thinkers for concepts of individualism, freedom, democracy and government, and these ideas are till date very popular and highly debated even today such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus and many other great questioners and innovators. Impact of Greece has reached many high schools and universities around the world. Homer’s famous works The Iliad and The Odyssey has been read by many students worldwide. 

Following ancient Greek scholars who have made excellent progress in philosophy, medicine, mathematics and astronomy, Greece now retains graduates from academic organisations in the country, characterised by the elevated rate of education these universities provide.

International students will find that a richly varied geography, a long-established archeological tradition, a modern society and bustling economy are just some of the reasons that make Greece a fascinating place to study. Modern Greece still has alot to offer apart from ancient culture. Greece is unique in its role as a member of the European Union as a participant in both the European and Mediterranean markets.

Upon enrolling for Pathway program in Greece, international students can choose to migrate to another country upon completion of two academic years and this unique proposition has helped many to conquer their dream to live and study in their desired destination be it Canada, New Zealand or UK. 

No IELTS is required to enroll for the Greece Pathway programs and you can also avail of low tuition fees, which makes managing your expenses a tid bit easier. 

For more details about your eligibility criteria, connect with us at RG International.