Following is the list of activities – a ‘step by step process’ followed by Ninefold Consultants to provide complete services and satisfaction to the students:
Career Counselling and Analysis
Principal student dilemmas affecting study decisions considering factors as:
- Academic background
- Future academic plans in terms of course and University / College (if any) and any specific preferences
- Long-term career plans (if any)
- Opportunities in India as compared to other Countries
- Financial ability and work background
Students are many a times unaware about the existing opportunities in India. All relevant factors including the above mentioned are considered and discussed upon to arrive at a decision challenging the viability of studying abroad as compared to considering the same in India.
Information and Decision Making
(Selection of Right Mix – Course, University and Country)
Students are assisted by the Ninefold Consultants team member in making a final choice in terms of the right course and the right University / College in a specific Country balancing the student’s requirements and the eligibility factor.
It is significant to understand various offerings of a country and University should the student need to be on the right path of achieving the long-term goal. Further, certain destinations are exceptionally known for their education relating to a particular industry for instance Switzerland for ‘Hospitality and Tourism’, etc.
60 % of the problem that the students face is the selection of the ‘right mix’. Once this is achieved, admissions are the responsibility of Ninefold Consultants. Students not only save money in this process as the applications are only made to specific Institutions (considering the application fees that most Universities charge) but also save valuable time – perhaps a pre-requisite trait for any successful student
Document Preparation, Application Processing and Admission at the selected University
A good application with all the required details and documentation:
- Creates a positive impact on the Institution, thereby increasing the prospect of securing admission and
- Also marginally reduces the inconvenience that might be caused to the University / College on account of reasons as missing documents, incomplete application, etc.
However, the students are often unaware about the application procedure and the documentation to be submitted. Ninefold Consultants team member assists all the students with the precise documentation that is required to be submitted along with the application forms. Ninefold Consultants team keeps regular contact with the Universities / Colleges regarding the status and progress of students’ applications. Therefore, Ninefold Consultants students are relieved of the follow-up activity.
Student could leverage the expertise of Ninefold Consultants team members to give them ‘the edge’ in this extremely competitive admissions process. Ninefold Consultants team members will assist the students edit their ‘essays / statement of purpose’ and provide insights on just the right constituents that make documents unique and personal. It is rather significant to note that the visa officer rightly needs to review all of the students’ documents (academic and financial), thereby making the documentation all the more significant.
Ninefold Consultants also sends its ‘recommendations’ highlighting individual students’ strengths, explaining reasons for a student to be granted an admission. Universities in general consider this in their decision. Some Universities request for consultant’s confidential assessment of the applicant / student. English language tests (IELTS / TOEFL) may be waived on the basis of satisfactory feedback of the student by the consultants
Visa Procedure and Documentation
Once the student has received an offer letter from the University / College, Ninefold Consultants details its students with the visa procedure to be followed in the country and guides them in preparing the various documents required for obtaining a valid student visa.
Ninefold Consultants also counsels the students for their visa interview through mock interview sessions. With regular research on the different visa procedures and not underestimating the reviews of other students, Ninefold Consultants is in a better situation to guide the students at all stages.
Bank Loan Assistance
Ninefold Consultants follows a list of nationalized banks offering bank loans at reasonable rates. Ninefold Consultants assists its students with the entire procedure, starting from application to the required documentation, eligibility criteria and the selection of bank
Accommodation (Living in a Foreign Country)
A question that most parents wish to be answered!
Ninefold Consultants provides detailed information to the students with respect to their University accommodation booking and payment; in turn ensuring the students’ safety in an international country
Foreign Exchange Services (Currency)
Ninefold Consultants has a formal agreement to provide the students with a discounted exchange rate on currencies, drafts, etc. The travel insurance and a whole lot of other benefits (value added services) are made available to the students
Ninefold Consultants tries to work out the most reasonable rates with reputed travel agencies to reduce the expenses of the students wherever possible