Feel free to ask our counsellors any questions about the study abroad process. Please find below some answers to some common questions students ask us.
How do students get involved with GESC?
Do you offer scholarships?
Many of our partners offer reductions on fees and bursaries for high performing applicants. For example, with bursaries and reductions, students can study a Masters degree in the UK for approx $1500 at a public University.
What countries does GESC deal with?
UK, Russia, Malaysia, Germany, Cyprus, Georgia, Canada, USA, India and others on request.
What do I get for membership?
Access to our facilities, a free courier of papers overseas, access to our UK specialist, ongoing support tracking your application, Visa protocols (optional for the UK).
What are the study costs?
Study costs vary from country to country. In the UK fees start at approx £3500 per year and up to £12000 a year. Our cheapest courses are in Malaysia and Russia starting at $3500 a year including accommodation.
Am I guaranteed a VISA?
No, we cannot guarantee a visa however if you follow all procedures and you have the finances you should normally be successful.
What about a VISA to study in Malaysia, Russia or Cyprus?
Visas are normally issued once an academic offer is made.
What about study in Russia?
We work with a prestigious partner in Russia and many programmes are taught in English. We mainly send students to study medicine.
What happens if I dont get an offer from my chosen Institution?
We will process another application for you from our member list. We are confident we will get an offer.
What is the main reason for not getting a visa for study abroad?
Normally it is due to a lack of finances.
How can I transfer money overseas?
You should arrange to transfer yourself to your Institution direct. This includes tuition fees. Visa fees should be paid to Global UK accounts.
When do I apply?
Apply at any time during the year. most courses start in September but we work with Institutions that offer multiple entry points.
Can I pay by instalments?
Most institutions accept instalments.
What academic requirements do I need?
Depends on your chosen course. We will advise you on your level of entry.
What happens after I apply?
We send your application to your chosen institution. We then press them for a decision within 28 days.
What paperwork should I bring with me to apply?
Originals and copies of all your educational certificates plus copies of your birth certificate and passport AND photo.
What about accommodation?
All institutions guarantee new international students accommodation either on or off campus.
Can I work during my studies?
Yes, you can work part-time usually up to 20 hours a week in the UK. In Malaysia and Cyprus, stricter rules are in place please discuss with us.
What happens if I am refused a VISA?
We look at your refusal. If we feel its unfair we will contact your institution to write to visa authorities of your chosen country. If it is fair we will re-look and re-advise.
Why do you charge membership fees?
We have staff costs to pay, training of staff, office overheads and most important if you are serious about studying it is our first filter for serious students.
I am working at the moment and cant make it to see you can you help me?
Yes, we can do things via email and telephone. Fees can be paid into our accounts for membership.
Is my membership fee refundable?
No, we do not offer refunds on membership. All students agree to our terms and conditions. We want genuine members who value our services.
If I pay a deposit to an institution and dont get a VISA will I get a refund?
Yes, you will as long as you send your refusal notice to the institution. You may have to pay an admin charge AND refunds can take between 8-12 weeks.
I have been refused a visa to study in the UK can you help?
Yes, we will advise on the next step as part of your membership either resubmission or a full administrative review.
British owned and managed international education consultancy GESC was founded in 1996. Since then we have helped send thousands of students to study at their preferred university whether that be in the UK or globally.
Our fully trained and experienced staff take a qualitative approach to ensure high conversion rates from VISA application to University enrollment.
GESC is a multinational company operating in 4 continents of the world in Asia, Europe, Australasia and Africa. We have links with over 160 universities worldwide offering professional, impartial, comprehensive and friendly advice to all students.
We offer students a complete service including counselling, help with applications, applying for accommodation and most importantly getting a fast VISA application.