Ready to apply to study abroad? We answer your questions.
We get it – studying overseas is a big decision. It’s 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. But for us, it’s our everyday. Let’s just say 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 accent.
However, it's a great idea to talk openly about any concerns you have before applying with your family as well as one of our counsellors so that you are confident and ready to take the next step. Talking to friends or teachers who have also studied overseas will also give you some valuable tips and real-life advice to consider.
What are the services provided by IDP?
Students like you come to us for advice and help on everything – from choosing a study country, university or course to course application assistance. We also provide advice on accommodation options, visa applications and even link you up 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, schools and colleges in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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 school 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 giving us a call on +94 11 77 11 888. We also welcome walk-ins on weekdays between 8.30am and 5.00pm.
What certificates and other documents should I bring to my appointment?
You’ll need to bring documents to verify your identity (valid passport) and your certificates from GCE ‘O’ 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 600 universities, colleges and schools globally, which is the largest institution network available in Bangladesh. You can apply to any of the 38 Australian public universities (including all Group of Eight universities), all eight New Zealand universities, a majority of UK universities (including the Russell Group) and many quality US and Canadian schools.
Do I have to pay for a UCAS application for UK universities?
You can avoid paying any save on the UCAS application fees when you apply for a course in UK via IDP. Discuss this with your IDP counsellor.
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. We know this can feel like a really long wait! We'll keep communicating with you during this time to help you keep calm and hope for the best.
How much does IDP charge for its services?
IDP doesn’t charge any agent fees for applications, so you’ll get all the convenience at no cost. Many universities and schools also waive their application fees when you apply through us.
Where is the IDP Sri Lanka office?
Students can walk in to our office in Colombo. Here are the details:
IDP Education Lanka (Private) Limited, 4th Floor, Serendib Tower 324, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka
Phone: + 94 117711888
Timings: Monday - Friday – 8.30 AM - 5:00 PM