Experiences shared by students who have reached their respective higher education institutions in the UK after being serviced by IDP India.
Balachandar Kaliappan, MSc Consumer Psychology with Business, Bangor University 2017/18.
My dream to pursue studies abroad came true after 10 years! It was made possible by IDP education services. My counsellor Ms.Shanmukapriya took care of the entire process right from applying until I reach Bangor University. She was on the track reminding me things to make my applications of all sort successful. I believe IDP education has standard set of process to get everything right. I came to know about IDP education through web search and called them up immediately to see how far they can stretch out and help me. That’s when I had a conversation with Ms.Shanmukapriya, she immediately collected details about my interest areas and sent me an email with list of universities I can approach for my program.
I shortlisted Bangor University because they are strong in teaching psychology and all their courses are unique. I found IDP education as an associated partner with the university (this proves their credibility). Journey towards Bangor started right after that and all through the times IDP was guiding and supporting in all the ways and means.
I would suggest students of the future to avail IDP services because they are “FLAWLESS”.
Neha Philip, Master’s in Accounting and Finance with CIMA in the University of Central Lancashire in Preston
I am Neha Philip, a commerce graduate from Coimbatore. I have secured admission to do my Master’s in Accounting and Finance with CIMA in the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.
I was contemplating what course to pursue for my post graduation and did a lot of extensive search when I came across CIMA and found that the subjects interested me. Coincidentally there was an advertisement in The Hindu about the IDP show at The Residency about studying in the UK and I decided to go to the same with my mother. I met the IDP consultant there who told me to look at UcLan and the University of Scotland which she felt would suit my requirements. The University counselor that I met for both Universities explained in great details about the courses offered by them.
Again, I did an extensive search on both universities and then met Ms. Shanmukapriya of IDP to consult her on the next step to take. From then on, it was Ms Shanmukapriya of IDP who helped me at each stage- in applying to the universities, sending the consent letters, advising on payments etc till my visa application and interview. She was always available to counsel me and clear all my doubts. The entire process till my departure interview was made very smooth by the expertise of IDP and its consultants.
On the advice of my counselor, I applied for The Great Indian Scholarship offered by UcLan and am happy that I have been selected and offered the scholarship! This is something that any student going to UcLan should think about!
I am truly happy that I chose UcLan as the University that I want to attend as I feel it meets all my requirements especially since it has been chosen by CIMA for a tie up! I am also very happy that I elected to go with IDP as it has made the entire process of going to the UK easy and manageable. My special thanks to Ms. Shanmukapriya for all her help and patience in answering all my queries.
I would recommend IDP to anyone who asks me about where to go to get knowledge about studying abroad and how to go about it.
Srinidhi, Masters is Business Strategy and Innovation Management, University of Southampton.
Hi, my name is Srinidhi and I was born and bought up in Coimbatore city. I would be going to University of Southampton which is located at Southampton city, United Kingdom to pursue my Masters is Business Strategy and Innovation Management. When I had a plan of doing my post-graduation abroad, I was totally blank about what are the terms and conditions to apply for abroad. And during one fine day, I saw this advertisement about the IDP EDUCATION FAIR which is going to be held at one of the famous hotels in Coimbatore. So I decided to visit the fair and gain some knowledge about how it works to apply for an abroad university. Then after a month, the consultancy contacted me through the information I fetch them with during the fair and gave me a summary of how it works which was quite helpful.
My first preference was to pursue a two year post graduation course in commerce field but when I was given all the necessary information about all the universities that offer a two year PG course, I wasn’t quite satisfied with it. Then I switched to U.K. which is known for their higher education around the world as the quality of education provided by their universities are recognized by employers, government etc. which makes it an attractive destination. It has also been welcoming international students for generations and they also have experience in satisfying the needs of the international students. So my consultant, Shanmugapriya Mam was quite helpful in selecting the universities according to my expectations. She also told to be clear in selecting the university which offers me with a very good modules and good scholarship, and also situated in a safer area and a university which has a good reputation. After thinking for a long time, I applied for Aston University, Loughborough University and University of Southampton for entrepreneurship related course and that was quite related to my future. After receiving the offer letters from all the above mentioned universities, I choose university of Southampton as they offer a good module. Whether about getting an offer letter from the universities I applied for or the Visa process, everything was made easy by IDP. All the process was informed to me step by step and I wasn’t confused about even a single procedure. So as a result I never felt the burden of completing the process in a hurry and even while submitting the required documents for visa interview I was much relieved as all fell in place .
The reason I chose University of Southampton is that, the university is a research institution and the lecturers are well known in their field. The city is also friendly and makes us feel a home away from home. When I expressed my thought of changing my course from MSc in accounting and management to MSc in business strategy and innovation management, they never hesitated to give me an offer within a short span of time and they also offer me with a good amount of scholarship. As a student, after looking up all these services provided by the university, I never had a plan of rejecting an offer from them.
To all the students who prefer taking a higher education abroad I would suggest them to surf a lot about what sort of a course would help them in future, which university is best for that particular course and which country welcomes international students in a friendly way. The reason I choose to study abroad was just to gain some practical knowledge than theoretical knowledge and also to lead an independent life in order to overcome the difficult obstacles in future. I would definitely suggest IDP to all my friends who would prefer going for a higher education abroad because, according to me this is the only consultancy that is friendly and offers us with all the required conditions to be met before leaving to abroad. IDP also conducts a meeting for all the students before they leave to abroad with all the required information like how to open a bank account, what sort of accommodation could be taken and where we could get international Sim cards and so on. Now I am totally ready to leave to U.K. with all the procedures met and all the original documents are with me to be taken for verifications. I’m just thankful to IDP and my consultant for making my work easy and for fulfilling my wish without any confusion in my mind about how I would survive a life at a country not known.
Prabhuram, MA Interior Design program at the University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.
Hello, I am Prabhuram.R.V.S from Coimbatore and I will be pursuing MA Interior Design program at the University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom. The University of Westminster is a highly reputed institution with very rich history and has an immense depth of courses to be offered. The University hosts and participates in multiple events, thereby going the extra mine to help its students gain additional knowledge in their field of study. With advanced technological facilities available and well-informed faculty, Westminster guarantees a great learning experience. Being in Central London the exposure, multi-cultural experience and opportunities are bound to be amplified.
IDP was recommended by a lot of my friends and seniors who went on to pursue their masters abroad, prior to me. I went to IDP with a very clear thought of what to study and a shortlist of Universities to apply for. The guidance and instructions provided by my UK counsellor from day one was nothing short of flawless. First, she helped me understand the entire process with a proper breakdown of the all the procedures that had to be gone through and evaluated the authenticity of the Universities I shortlisted. With my counsellor’s help, all procedures starting from applying for the University to obtaining the Visa was processed successfully with a smooth flow. IDP helped in handling most of the paperwork, clarified every doubt, resolved technical issues, sorted out communicational mishaps and assured advice of great value for tackling every situation.
I have won the University of Westminster International Agent Scholarship 2017 worth 3000 pounds, which I would not have been aware of, if it wasn’t for IDP. I am much thankful to my counsellor for informing me about the existence of this scholarship. Considering my abilities and experience with which I can contribute to the University, I have been lucky enough to be offered this scholarship from the University.
My advice to aspiring students who want to study abroad would be to invest time to steer their career into the right path by deciding the most suitable career choice for them. It would be wise to structure/visualize every phase through the course and after its completion as it will be easier to achieve your goals. Starting the application process for the universities 6 months before the start of the course is advisable, if one wants to run the process in a smooth manner. IDP is a very recommendable overseas education consultancy as they are very reliable, responsible, helpful and trusty. After successfully obtaining a seat at the University of Westminster and all set to go, I am glad I made the right choice by choosing IDP for their qualitative services.
Salman Farooq Kulu, September 2015 intake.
When I first came to IDP for my counselling session I was very worried about my career as my case was different from the other students . IDP helped me in getting an overseas admission and helped me with each and every query . Chhavi ma'am who is my counsellor helped me out and gave her best to get me enrolled in a good university . I am happy that I went to IDP and they guided me very well . In future i will recommend other students to IDP because they genuinely help you out and their counselling sessions are very good . I would also like to thank Hema ma'am and Riya ma'am for their support."
Swapnil Kulkarni, University of Strathclyde, MSc Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment September 2013 intake.
"I would like to thank IDP for helping me find the best out of me. Spoon feeding doesn’t work out well in the long run, but guiding someone to explore his own potential does help a lot, I feel lucky enough to receive quality guidance & counseling from IDP. The way I made progress on my way for doing MSc. in UK and decided to take a course, I was myself clear about my own ideas, all of this was because of the guidance of my counselor. The way my counseling sessions progressed my counselor tried to understand me and helped me see things with a broad perspective and in a realistic way. Later I was quite clear about why I am selecting the course, the University and what the career outcome I should expect, which made things quite easy and clear. This is what I feel the best part about IDP was, to make me able to explore myself, understand my goals and guiding me on my way. I feel no need to mention about the great quality and professional service provided by IDP as they are the pioneers in the field. I would also like to mention, I am quite happy with the course I am pursuing and things are just the way I had expected. Thanks IDP ."
Suramya Ranjan Mali, University of Glasgow, MSc Electrical & Electronic Engineering
"Hi, My name is Suramya. I had heard about IDP from one of my friend while I was in my 3rd year of engineering. I visited IDP in 2011 and had an excellent experience with the counselors. They were so friendly, cooperative and encouraging. They patiently answered to tonnes of questions that I asked them then as a beginner. By the help rendered by the counselors, I had applied multiple Universities and also was accepted the offer but unfortunately, I couldn't make it that year. After almost a year later when I went back to them to reapply, surprisingly they welcomed me back so enthusiastically and offered the same amount of cooperation and interest towards my profile. My counselor was very prompt and always processed my applications on time. In addition to that, once I got the offer from the University, my counselor also took care of my visa application and also shared those extra bits of suggestion and information in between that could be helpful for me while I was abroad. Finally, I do not forget to mention that they did all of these for me without me having to spend a single penny unlike other consultancies those who charge huge consulting fees. I would be literally thankful to the whole team of IDP, specially to my personal counselor for being responsible in changing my life in such positive direction."
Ganesh Chandrasekaran, MSc Telecommunications, University College London, 2012-13
"Initially to be very frank with my mark and other stuffs I didn’t know how to take my next step. Then my friend referred IDP to me. I visited IDP with my mark sheets. I visited IDP Counselor initially and I explained my situation. She recommended taking up Masters in UK. Then she gave me many advice, they were really very useful. The unique thing I found about IDP was I was given the opportunity and responsibility to take decision on my own. None of the other Study Abroad Consultants does this. Counselors were very polite and helped me in all decisions I took. I initially came to IDP with an option of pursuing MBA in my mind. I met few Universities and got offer letters for my MBA program. After few days I changed my mind to Masters in Telecommunications & applied to Australia & UK. At last after several advises and research I finalized to accept University College London, UK. In all my decision IDP was with me and helped me to choose the right path for my carrier. My parents were not in a position to support my Entire tuition fee and we applied for many scholarships provided by University then I came to know about Jubilee Scholarships through IDP and I then applied for this scholarship and counselors motivated me positively every time I met them. IDP guided me in all stages of my application. Without this scholarship I think I would not have continued my Masters program this year. This scholarship meant everything to me. I am really very thankful to British Government for this Scholarship. I would strongly recommend IDP to others. I feel IDP is the best Study Abroad Consultants which cares for students and guide them to take their own decision. I have already recommended IDP to some of my friends they will get there in near future."
Sauvik Das, MSc programme in Petroleum Geosciences, Imperial College London, 2012-13
"I am Sauvik Das and recently graduated from IIT Roorkee with an Integrated M.Tech. degree in Geological Technology and I look forward to study 1 Year MSc programme in Petroleum Geosciences at Imperial College London with a full scholarship (Jubilee Scholarship 2012) from the British Council. I was a bit lost about how to give a good response to the various questions that were being asked at the initial application stage as well as to finalize at a good ‘Statement of Purpose (SOP)’. So at this stage I was looking for some help online and I came across IDP. IDP is just a unique institution which provides a tailored solution to each and every student. They take great care in every student who visits, calls up or mails them. The counsellors are very experienced and they can provide with an array of options which one might have never given a thought about. Or they can easily help one to choose between several options by stating the pros and cons of each of them, thus helping to narrow down to the best fit. I would be happy to recommend IDP to my friends and family. As of now I have already recommended IDP to several people from my college and hope to do so more in the future. I have both been to their office at New Delhi as well as stayed in contact both over telephone as well as through email. I have always been welcomed with great hospitality and a personalized care with each request that I kept. I hope that several students keep benefitting from IDP."
Sweta Ashok Katariya, MA Education(Leadership and Management), Liverpool Hope University, January 2012
"I have reached Liverpool and settled comfortably. As I think about this admission, it makes me laugh because IDP has made this mission impossible a possible one. From identifying universities to processing my application when the whole of UK was celebrating Christmas, and then a patient and positive follow up in January. All of this in 15 days. Your positivity, patience and thorough knowledge about universities, visa, resume, SOP, financial support etc has 100% accelerated the admission process. Coming to IDP was one of the wisest decisions and I am glad you proved it right. IDP is thorough in its knowledge. The promptness in their communication and the transparency in their system is undoubtedly a mark of excellence. I was amazed when I learnt from my IDP counsellor that her organisation would have no monetary benefit or any other gain from my admission. Above that, I wasn’t charged a dime for the entire process. From application to visa, everything was done by her. This definitely indicates that the organisation thrives on excellence and not balance sheets. In future, if I plan to pursue PhD, I definitely know whom to approach. Their speed, accuracy and commitment to help the student achieve his/her desired goal is commendable."
Urvashi Singh, MA in Fashion Management, De Montfort University, September 2011
"I am very thankful to the entire team of IDP who have helped me to choose my course and desired country. I always wanted to go abroad for my higher education and my dream has come true with the help of the members of IDP. Special thanks to my IDP counselor who has been very co-operative and polite. She has done the whole process with full dedication. As, I was staying out of station, she sent me all the documents on time and showed her full interest. I would also like to thank other IDP staff who helped me in my loan process and the explanation of the Pre-departure. I am satisfied with the entire team of IDP and happy that finally after so many hurdles, I got my VISA today."
Kratika Nayak, M. Sc Applied Biomolecular Technology, University of Nottingham, September 2011
"I went to IDP with the hope that they would help me get into a good ranking university in UK for a M.Sc. programme. My IDP counselor shortlisted five of the best ranked universities for me. These universities offered courses that were similar to my academic background. Thereafter she helped me in filling up the forms and putting all my documents together for final processing. The assistance that I received from my counselor resulted in getting me an admit offer from the two best universities, i.e. University of Nottingham and University College London. I have decided to join University of Nottingham for M. Sc in Applied Biomolecular Technology. Besides, my counselor helped me with the visa processing because of which I got my visa in 10 days."