*Information is subject to change – last updated 2nd November 2020
GESC has expert staff in all of our offices to guide you through the whole process, whether you choose to study in the UK, US, Europe or Australia or elsewhere.
Global Education Study Centres (inc Global Veritas Education Consultants Ltd) offers a one-stop service for students who wish to study overseas. The following guidelines should be referred to in our membership leaflets and will be explained during first informal interviews and when making enquiries.
All students are required to become members and pay 75,000 Naira (Abuja/Lagos/Warri/Jos) or 200,000 CFA (Cameroon). Note we have special deals running throughout the year. Contact your nearest office for details. Membership fees are for the professional advice we offer and also to offset costs associated with the smooth running of the local offices. Membership fees are payable only ONCE and are lifetime and there are no annual renewal fees.
Premium Services offered by GESC
These include the following:
Any supporting letters for visa
Letters of intent
Statements of purpose
Such letters are often needed of good quality standard to ensure visa/application success particularly after previous rejections. Premium service fees are £150 or $200 payable only in those currencies. Staff will advise if premium services are needed. (Russia/China/Georgia/Caribbean are excluded) The premium service is in addition to normal membership fees.
All students are counselled within the statement of principles for ethical recruitment of International Students. All staff have copies of this statement and all members can request a copy. This statement is commonly referred to as the “London Statement”.
All staff will offer independent academic advice and offer study options that best suit the student’s academic background and finances available. Students may come with predetermined ideas of where they wish to study and staff will evaluate these ideas and ensure that aspirations can be met. The guiding principles are that we try to ensure all students are successfully moved from initial enquiry to eventual study to chosen destination.
*Membership allows students to place as many applications as they wish at no extra cost (the UK only note max 3 applications at any one time). Membership fees are strictlynon-refundable. All applications are vetted and checked and sent to the institution with recommendations. Visa protocol fees are now included in the membership fees. This does not include the application fees charged by UK visa authorities. Should we be unable to source suitable academic offers from chosen institutions then we will continue to offer alternatives that will meet the student’s requirements. All applications are confidential to the students, Global Education and the Institution applied to. Under no circumstances is personal information given to 3rd parties.
*Only members can use our visa protocol service however we do offer a “non partner service” which still requires membership but allows students to use our visa protocol service to place an application to partners we are not contracted to. This service attracts an additional $500 charge to offset loss of potential commission from contracted partners.
Visa service is not compulsory for members but is strongly advised. If a visa application is refused a student can resubmit papers at no extra cost as many times as they wish (UK visa application fees still apply). If a visa application is refused Global Education will request a review with UK visas should it be deemed necessary after viewing reasons for refusal. This will be at no extra cost to the student.
(Student members who have already registered and who have returned to home country and wish to reapply for a new visa at the same Institution to progress or complete a course eg MSc to PhD or repeat modules to complete a course will be charged a visa service fee to cover our time and cost and this is set locally at 75,000 nairas or 200,000 CFA.)
The above fees include courier and membership registration and service charges we incur. The fees also cover Application fees/travel passes/invitations.
The fees do not cover any embassy fees that may be charged for visa applications in country or interviews or attestations or translations that may be required.
*None partner service fees apply to ALL countries ($500)
Note should we receive an invitation/visa and it is not accepted or taken up by the client there are NO REFUNDS DUE IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD A STUDENT NOT DECIDE TO USE THE VISA OR TRAVEL PASS. Should a student return not completing a programme then refunds cannot be made of any service fees paid.
(Note tuition fees are not included they are paid directly to Institution or their in country representatives or LGO’S and any refunds are subject to their terms and conditions)
Deposits/Refunds and Application Fees
All institutions require a deposit payment towards fees ranging from £1000 to full fees. Global Education Study Centres (inc Global Veritas Education Consultants Ltd) advises that students/sponsors pay all fees if possible to increase chances of securing the visa. Some institutions charge application fees as part of the application process these are deducted from tuition fees if a visa refused and a refund request is made. All fees should be paid directly to the institution. Under no circumstances should a member hand over fees to office staff.
Refunds are only made on request. These usually take between 8-12 weeks depending on the institution but can take longer. Refunds will only be made to the account the money was originally transferred from unless a specific written request is made to another account.
If a student is refused a visa a copy of the refusal notice is required to expedite the refund. Refunds are subject to application fee charges/admin charges etc at the discretion of the institute concerned. If Global is refunding the monies we are subject to bank charges plus service charges of approx £75 per transaction.
Global education endeavours to help members as much as possible in securing refunds but we are at the mercy of institutions financial rules and therefore patience is requested. Refunds (other countries) are made on written request.
*Global Education incurs charges on visa registration fees so any refunds made will be less these charges. Refunds take 8-12 weeks on receipt of written request and patience is urged on behalf of members. All fees for visa applications should be paid direct to Global UK accounts in dollars, pounds or euros (bank details on request to members).
Should any disputes arise with members and local offices then members should contact the Director General to outline the reasons for the dispute which we will at all times endeavour to settle amicably.
Note: any verbal or written threats made to Global staff will mean a students membership is automatically terminated. We endeavour to help all members but we are subject to local rules and regulations which can lead to delays and disruptions in our services.
Also note any student who witholds information and lies on UK visa applications AND other applications and subsequently refused a visa for such reasons will have membership immediatley terminated. Such students will receive a mandatory 10 year UK visa ban. Students may also not receive any refunds from institutions.
Applying for your VISA and preferred University is not an easy task. Let our friendly helpful fully trained staff support you throughout your applications.