What are the academic eligibility requirements?
Under Semester Abroad program the tuition fee of the overseas host university is waived hence LPU allows meritorious students with good academic standing to opt for semester abroad as an option. Student must at least spend one academic year at the home university to be eligible to attend semester abroad
Are there any other Requisites and Conditions that need to be fulfilled?
Yes, students need to fulfil certain requisites and conditions. Click to know more.
Is English Proficiency test required?
Generally English proficiency test is not required for semester abroad but some countries and universities make it mandatory. The score required is 6.5 bands not less than 6 in each module in IELTS.
Are there any charges involved in the semester abroad?
The student has to pay for the visa application charges, travel expenses, the living expenses while studying at overseas host university and the nominal expenses (if any) as suggested by the overseas host university.
Are there any academic tests required to attend a semester abroad?
There are no academic tests required to attend a semester abroad.
How do I get selected for Semester Abroad?
The student with meritorious and good academic standing has to go through a stringent selection process at Home University. The Home University nominates the selected candidates. Acceptance of the nominated candidates is at sole discretion of the overseas host university.
Would University be applying the visa on my behalf?
The University would not be applying visa on behalf of the applicant. The Division of International Affairs at LPU would only help in procuring documents required from the University side to apply for visa. The visa can be applied online by the applicant or through the third party appointed and authorized by the applicant.
What kind of visa I would I get?
The nomenclature of the type of visa of each country is different. A student generally gets a short-term visa.
Can I apply for education Loan?
The student is not eligible for an education loan because this is a short study abroad program. The education loan is applicable for full time study at the educational institute. The applicant is going for short duration only you can apply for visa once I receive the unconditional offer letter and I have all the necessary documentation in place as required by the visa issuing authority of the country you are applying to.
Can I do a part time job while studying at Foreign University?
It would be solely dependent on the type of visa granted to the student. Generally, students are not allowed to work part time on short duration of visa.
Is visa guaranteed?
Visa is not guaranteed because the visa is to be provided by the Embassy of the particular country the applicant is applying to. It would all depend on the documents which are being presented by the applicant at the time of visa application and the profile of the student.