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Student visas are a big question for those who want to know how to study abroad, though not all international students will need one. If you’re an EU citizen planning to study in another EU country, for instance, you don’t need a visa. However, as a rule of thumb, if you come from outside of your chosen country’s geographical region/continent, you will probably need to apply for a student visa. This usually only applies to longer periods of international study; if you’re participating in a shorter exchange, last three months or less, a tourist or visitor visa may suffice.

To be eligible for the MBBS/BDS Admission any where, the student should have secured minimum 50 % Marks in XII Examination in the Science Stream, i.e., Physics , Chemistry and Biology with English. 40% marks in case of students belonging to reserved category. You have to qualify your NEET exam to study medicine in abroad. Andover 17 years of age is eligible for medical studies as per the norms of MCI (Medical Council of India).

The vacation period differs from University to University and Country to Country.

SICAS could most probably get you into the top medical schools in China if you get B’s for Science and Biology. We can also get you into a top school if you have C's. Still we can find a way to get you into a lower- ranked medical school but still internationally recognized if you do have D's, and that's ok too because SICAS will always find ways to help you.

Since there are more than 200 medical schools, you can just imagine how highly the top medical schools are ranked in China and don't forget how competitive Chinese students are! If a school ranks number 6 in China, local Chinese students need at least 77% average to get into any major. You can just imagine how competitive it is to get into medicine at this university. Luckily, for the rest of us including some nationalities can just get into medical schools without hustle.

SICAS managed to get some students into one of the top 10 medical schools in China even if s/he had lower grades in Science and Biology in the secondary school. This just proves that SICAS do know how the higher education system works and we maintain good relationships with the universities we work with. So it's much easier to get into a first-class medical school by applying through us.

○ As per stats collected for Fall 2018, 19.9 million students enrolled in American colleges and universities
○ The US hosts the maximum number of international students
○ The US spends over USD 500 Billion on Research and Development
○ Yale University is known to have the rarest of books in its library
○ Harvard has the largest academic library in the nation with 13.6 million volumes

If you want to study in Canada then you have to know a few facts.
Why others chose Canada for their study abroad experience

○ Qualifications Valued Around the World
○ Affordable Education
○ Multicultural Society
○ World-class Language Education
○ Exciting Campus Lifestyle
○ Innovative and Abundant Research Opportunities
○ Land of Possibilities
○ Possibility of Immigration

Ukraine is a beautiful country situated in the mainland Europe and by size it is the largest country in the continent Europe after Russia.

Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine and is situated in the heart of the country.

Currency of Ukraine is Ukrainian Hryvannas (UAH) with 1 US$= 27.00 UAH or 1 UAH= 2.4 INR(20/04/2017) approximately.

Ukraine is probably one of the safest place in eastern Europe to study in. It has been the foremost choice of international students from all over Asia, Africa, Middle East, and the mainland Europe itself. With its female dominated demography it is probably the safest country to study in for both males as well as female candidates.

Ukraine is mostly a bilingual country with both Russian and Ukrainian as official languages of Ukraine. While most of the eastern part of country prefers Russian as their choice of language the western Ukrainians speak Ukrainian. However people understand both Russian and Ukrainian equally and in Kiev the majority of population speaks Russian and English too.

Average monthly living expenditure in Kiev shall be anything between 75-125 US$ per month. However it varies, depending on the choice of lifestyle of the student.

After 06/04/2017 Ukraine received visa free regime with Schengen area.

Ukraine has a very good banking system, currency exchangers are readily available. While international students can carry their living expenditure in form of cash, travellers cheque or in the form of a visa and debit cards, they can also open their accounts in banks available in the country and the parents can transact money directly from their home country to their ward's bank account in Ukraine. Ukraine also has a lot of other money transfer options such as Western Union, Money gram, Coin Star etc. Most of supermarkets & stores accept both credit and debit cards.

Ukraine is very well connected by air travel with the rest of the world. Kiev the capital city of Ukraine has KIEV BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT just in the outskirts of the city which serves as the main airport of entry for students from all over the world.

Kiev has the most advanced mode of intercity transport in the form of Kiev Metro, local Buses, Trams, local Trains and taxi. Transportation within Kiev is very convenient and easy.

ICAS in collaboration with its official representatives takes care of the airport pickup with a person at the airport to meet the students and help the students with on arrival formalities.

Kiev has a humid continental climate. The warmest months are June, July, and August, with mean temperatures of 13.8 to 24.8 째C (57 to 77 째F). The coldest are December, January, and February, with mean temperatures of -4.6 to -1.1 째C (24 to 30 째F)