study abroad booster program

Study Abroad Booster Program

Ace your study abroad application with 12-weeks long extensive program

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To cater end-to-end requirements of learners planning to pursue higher education abroad, upGrad Abroad has launched a Booster Program. The 12-weeks long extensive program is designed with a keen focus on equipping learners to kick-start their international undergraduate/ postgraduate journey after completing their first year in India. 

The Booster Program is designed to offer support to students in preparation for IELTS, Academic Writing, Profile Building, International Faculty Masterclass, and University Application, Education Loan, and Visa Support. Under the Booster Program, all the necessary services are required for a smoother transition from India to abroad. 

In partnership with over 1,000 universities from around the globe, upGrad Abroad helps students live up to their potential and achieve the success they are meant for. Through our robust technological platforms, upGrad Abroad has simplified the study abroad procedure and equips the students to control and customize their journey throughout. 

The masterclass in collaboration with highly-experienced faculties from the top-ranking universities in a global learning environment will add value to a student's profile and make the experience equivalent to that of top universities. 

The Booster Program includes 5-key components to make your university application stand out:

  • IELTS
  • Profile Building
  • Academic Writing
  • International Faculty Masterclass
  • Application & Visa Counseling In Our Portfolio Of 1000+ Universities Across The Globe.

1. IELTS

If you are planning to pursue higher education in a foreign university, you have to prove your English language proficiency by taking one of the English Language Assessment Tests. IELTS, or the International English Language Testing System, is one such English proficiency test that is widely accepted and recognised across the world.

The IELTS is important as it assesses whether or not your English language is at par with global standards. IELTS Academic exam score is needed for admission in more than 10,000 universities, so your IELTS score has an imperative role to play in your study-abroad application and dedicated coaching with upGrad Abroad can amplify your performance on the test.

Duration: 6 weeks

What does the course include:

  • 25 hours of live online classes
  • 4 one-to-one doubt clearing sessions (30 mins each)
  • 4 one-to-one speaking practice sessions (30 mins each)
  • 15 writing assignments with correction and feedback 
  • 2 full-length mock tests
  • One-to-one analysis of 2 full-length mock tests

Course Methodology

All classes are conducted in small groups with the exception of doubt clearing and speaking sessions which are conducted one-on-one for individual attention.

IELTS - Key Pointers 

  • IELTS is a test of your English language and it assesses you on your English skills in listening, writing, reading, and speaking.
  • Once you prove your aptitude of these skills, it means that you are a good fit to study, live or work abroad. 
  • The IELTS is a worldwide recognized proof of proficiency in the English Language.

2. Profile Building

 Build an efficacious Profile for your dream university with our expert mentors and coaches.

  • 12 Weeks of Dedicated Coaching
  • Build a robust profile for Top 1% Universities
  • Resume Building for Internships + Part-time Work
  • Identify the Right University & Course
  • Efficaciously plan your pre-admission years 
  • Career Mapping Support 
  • Apply for Scholarships/Financial Aid with our mentorship

A student with an impressive profile has a much higher chance of getting into the college of his/her own choice. A good overall profile has thus become a norm for universities abroad to be the section that can be the deciding factor when it comes to selecting the student to be given admission in a course. Profile building also opens up opportunities for applicants looking for financial aid.

Profile building will take you through a process of developing projects, skills and activities undertaken to create awareness of your expertise, skills, achievements, and involvement to advance your career or education goals is a way to build your profile. Admission officers are trained to look for a good application as a strong, targeted exhibition of excellence across academic expertise, community engagement, extracurricular leadership.

With meticulous and methodical support from our expert mentors and trainers, you have greater chances of going to your dream college.

3. Academic Writing

Champion your Academic and Scholarly Writing Skills - Get dedicated 1-on-1 guidance for your SOP

Our Booster Program helps you develop your writing skills in the way that you secure maximum benefits from them and champion your academic life. 

Academic writing is of utmost importance when it comes to higher education. From the admission process all the way to being conferred with a doctorate degree, it is used in different forms. During the admission process at most universities and colleges, it is a requirement to write a statement of purpose or a personal statement.

6 Hours Course - How to write effective Statements of Purpose and College Essays + 1-on-1 support in Writing your SOP

  • 6 Hours of Recorded Content 
  • SOP & Personal Statements 
  • One-on-One Feedback 
  • Write Effective College Essays/Reports

A Statement of Purpose is the most significant impression of you as an individual. Your Statement of Purpose is perhaps the most critical element of your application and carries the power to make or break your application. 

It is a tool for the faculty on graduate school admissions committees to assess the knowledge, experience, motivation, intellectual maturity and readiness of applicants to pursue education at their institution. 

Additionally, when you enter college, you have to make various submissions where your write-ups must follow the nuances of academic writing.

4. International Faculty Masterclass

Experience a Global Classroom with globally-acclaimed academicians and industrialists 

At upGrad, we bring to your screen some of the world’s leading academicians, subject experts, corporate leaders, CXOs of multinational corporations and adjunct professors at leading universities to pass on their experiential knowledge, industrial insights, theoretical know-how and career mentorship.

Some of our Masterclasses topics include - 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Design Technology 
  • Business Communication
  • Digital Marketing
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Python Programming

5. Application & Visa Counseling in our Portfolio of 1000+ Universities across the Globe

Application to Universities, Education Loan and Visa Support

At upGrad Abroad, each learner is guided through an intricate step-by-step process all the way from finding the right course and university fit to filing for a Visa. 

  • 1. Pre-Counseling and Career Mapping 
  • 2. University Applications and Submission 
  • 3. Visa Application
  • 4. Education Loan Guidance
  • 5. Country-specific Support

Study Abroad FAQ

Q. What is the duration of the Booster program?

The Study Abroad Booster Program is 12-weeks long program that prepares learners for their study abroad journey.

Q. What benefits does the IELTS course include?

Students planning to pursue higher education abroad will have to undergo an English Language assessment test to be eligible for admission to more than 1000 foreign universities. Students will get 25 hours of live classes, four one-to-one doubt clearing sessions, four one-to-one speaking practice sessions, 15 writing assignments with correction and feedback, two full-length mock tests, and a one-to-one analysis of 2 full-length mock tests.

Q. What is an International Faculty Masterclass?

In an International Faculty Masterclass, students will get the opportunity to connect with some of the world's best subject matter experts, CXOs of multinational companies, and professors of various best-ranking universities.

Q. Will I get visa counseling and application support as a part of the Booster Program?

Yes, students will also receive visa counseling and application support as a part of the program. The module includes:

  • Pre-counseling and career mapping
  • University application and submission
  • Visa application
  • Education loan guidance
  • Country-specific support

Q. How can I improve my SOP writing skills through the booster program?

The Booster program includes an academic writing section where students get to enhance their academic writing skills and receive one-on-one guidance for writing a statement of purpose. In the academic writing module, you will receive six hours of recorded content, SOP & personal statements support, one-on-one feedback, and write effective college essays and reports.

Q. Why is profile building important for students to study abroad?

The profile building module will help students build an efficacious profile making them a suitable candidates for the dream university. The module includes 12 weeks of dedicated coaching, resume building for internships and part-time work, career mapping support, and support in identifying the right university and course.

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