Ready to apply to study overseas? We will answer your questions.
We get it – studying overseas is a huge decision to make. It is not every day you fly across the world to wander the hallowed halls of a Russell Group university or join a study tour to the Great Barrier Reef. However for us, it is our everyday. With almost 50 years of experience, we know what international students really want – a balance of a quality education and amazing life experiences.
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we get from students just like you.
Are you really ready to study overseas?
Studying overseas is a big step to take. All students get nervous about starting a new course but for international students it also means getting used to a new country, new city and potentially another language or culture.
However, it is a great idea to talk openly about any concerns you have with your parents and our IDP counsellor before you consider applying. This will give your more confidence to take the next step to apply to study abroad. Talking to friends or teachers who have studied overseas will also give you some valuable insights and real-life advice to consider.
What are the services provided by IDP?
We, at IDP, will provide guidance and advice to students like you on everything – from choosing a study destination, university to course to course application assistance. We also provide advice on accommodation options, visa applications and even connect you with other support partners such as education loan providers, property rental agents and student/alumni associations.
Which countries can I choose from?
We represent universities, institutions, colleges and schools in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
How do I apply?
Our experienced counsellors will help you compile your application and certify the supporting documents. Your counsellor will then submit your application on your behalf to your university or institution of choice.
Do I need to make an appointment to meet an IDP counsellor?
You can schedule an appointment with one of our counsellors by completing an online enquiry form or you can call us on +603 260 33 888. We also welcome walk-ins on weekdays between 9.30am and 5.00pm and Saturdays between 9.00am and 1.00 pm (first Saturday of each month closed).
What certificates and other documents should I bring to my appointment?
You’ll need to bring documents to verify your identity (valid passport/Malaysian Identification Card) and your certificates from GCE ‘O’ levels/A levels (original results/transcripts) onwards. This will help your counsellor streamline your application.
Which universities and schools do you partner with?
IDP represents more than 700 universities, colleges and schools globally, which is the largest institution network available in Malaysia. You can apply to any of the 38 Australian public universities (including all Group of Eight universities and Australian Technology Network), all eight New Zealand universities, a over 80 of UK universities and institutions (including the Russell Group) and more than 60 quality Canadian institutions.
Do I have to pay for a UCAS application for UK universities?
At IDP, there is a UCAS fee waiver when you apply with us.* Find out more with your IDP counsellor to know more.
How long do applications take to process?
It takes four to six weeks to process a course application. It may take longer if it is during peak period or a holiday season. Therefore, it is always advisable not to leave things for the last minute. It can be a long wait at times, but be rest assured as our IDP counsellors will constantly follow up with the university on your application status, and keep you updated.
How much does IDP charge for its services?
IDP does not charge any fees for consultation and application processes. Many universities and schools also waive their application fees when you apply through IDP, however do consult your counsellor to find out more.
Where are the IDP Malaysia offices located?
Students can walk in to any of our six IDP offices in Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, Johor Bahru, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. You can find the details here.
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