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7 Mistakes to Avoid While Thinking of Studying Abroad


Thinking of studying abroad? Do you want to have Study Abroad Tips? Do You want to know about the things to avoid while planning to study abroad? Great! Going abroad for higher education is a unique experience full of exciting opportunities and embrace new cultures, ideas, and people. But, it is also a fabulous opportunity for you to make so many silly mistakes. Here’s a list of Study Abroad Tips or Mistakes to Avoid.

While planning to fly abroad for further studies, students usually find themselves sleepless and restless. Which country should I choose? Which university/college will be the best fit for me? Will I easily get a study visa? What if I do not get the scholarship that I have applied for?

These are some common study abroad tips or questions that every study abroad aspirant keeps thinking of. With these questions in mind, they eventually end-up making some serious mistakes that lead to application rejection and wastage of money and time. In this post, we will tell you about those mistakes so that you can avoid them and fulfil your dreams without any hassle.

Let us get started!

Mistake 1: Not Choosing Country Wisely

So, you have chosen a place because ‘so and so’ from your friend circle already studying in that country or a family member told you how amazing it is or you must have read or see that the country is home to many historical places and picturesque points in a novel or movie. NEVER choose a place blindly due to the reasons mentioned here.

You must gain a bit of knowledge about the education system, culture, history, and geography of the place. It is advisable to seek help from experts i.e. AEC to prevent yourself from taking a wrong decision.

Mistake 2: I have All Important Documents Ready

Submission of incomplete documents is among the top reasons why a university/college abroad reject your admission application. Assuming that you have all the necessary documents is one of the worse things while you are planning to study abroad.

Always double-check your documents with your teachers or friends or anyone who would have already in that country for higher education. You can also take help from AEC to know whether you have the right set of documents or not.

Mistake 3: Not Paying Application Fee at the Time of Application Submission

Some students usually ignore the application fee while submitting applications. However, this is the biggest blunder that they make. Just keep one thing in mind is that if you do not pay the application fee upfront, chances are higher the university/college reject your application, though you have submitted all necessary documents.

To avoid this ‘silly’ yet common mistake and reduce the chances of application rejection, you need to pay the application fee amount at the time of application submission.

Mistake 4: Not Showing the Proof of Liquid Funds

It does not matter if you have enough funds to support your higher education or if you are going to study with the help of a scholarship. You should get a letter from your bank stating that you have adequate liquid funds to pay your course and tuition fees and manage living costs.

Your bank’s letter will act as a validation of your reasons for studying aboard and will show how serious you are about studying abroad.

Mistake 5: Not Knowing the Importance of External Advice

Students may think that they can do everything by themselves, but at times they might get lost with several things and might need some support. AEC is a leading career counsellor for study aboard in the country.

We have a team to guide you not only with the initial steps of short-listing universities/colleges and courses in your preferred country, but also with the application, visa, and pre-departure information.

Mistake 6: Having Relatives and Friends Abroad will Make My Study Easier

This is a huge mistake that almost every student makes. They think that since they have relatives and friends in the country, it will become easier for them to get a study visa. A study visa is a mandatory document for your higher education, and it has nearly zero connection with your family and friends.

A visa officer will always give preferences to your abilities (financial basically) to support your education and stay independently. You can avoid this mistake by speaking to our career counsellors who will guide you with a study visa and interview process.

Mistake 7: OVER Confidence of Getting a Job After Education

The charm of getting a degree from an international university/college is alluring. It also draws many students to find and explore various opportunities that are not available in their home country. You may feel overexcited and make the wrong choice.

If you want to overcome ‘OVER’ confidence, you need to thoroughly analyze all your options. While analyzing your options, you must work smart and be cautious.


Do not let anxiety or fear rule your decisions and make your study aboard journey miserable. Moreover, do not carry any bitter experience or any baggage with you from your past. This is your time. So, make the best use of it. Now, you know the common mistakes that most students typically make while planning to go to an overseas country for higher education, you can carefully plan each step.

If you still have any questions or doubts apart from these study abroad tips, you can talk to our career counsellors to know more about study abroad to make an informed decision for your future. We can assist you with admission and visa processes as well.

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