How we can help you to study abroad

Do you want to study abroad but find the process overwhelming? Don’t worry that is why we and other study abroad consultants exist. Here is how we can help you.

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What is a study abroad consultant?

Studying abroad opens doors to new cultures, languages, and educational opportunities. It gives you the chance to spice up your CV, experience life in another country and possibly move there. However, the study abroad process can be daunting for someone who has never done it before, that is why study abroad consultants are there to help you. They are proffessionals who have worked in the study abroad industry for many years and often have personal study abroad experience.

Services offered by study abroad consultants

The exact services offered varies but most study abroad consultants can help you with:

  • University and Course Selection: Consultants help you to select the right school and course, aligning with their academic interests and career aspirations. They have extensive knowledge about global education systems and institutions, providing insights that go beyond what's available on university websites.
  • Application Process: They assist you with the application process, ensuring all requirements are met. This could include help with writing personal statements, preparing portfolios, and meeting specific university criteria.
  • Visa Assistance: Navigating visa procedures can be daunting. Consultants provide up-to-date information on visa requirements and some assist in preparing visa applications, thus increasing the chances of approval.
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid: They can also guide students in finding scholarships, grants, and financial aid options, making education abroad more accessible.

How to choose a study abroad consultant

Selecting a reliable consultant is crucial. Prospective students should look for consultants with a proven track record, positive reviews, and a transparent approach. It's advisable to choose consultants who are officially recognized by various international universities and industry organisations.

Some things you should look out for when choosing a consultant is:

  • Do they work with the school you are interested in? Otherwise it is better to look for other options, or apply on your own. We and our partners can help you with thousands of schools all over the world. And we have a lot of information on how you can apply on your own if we don't have a suitable partner.
  • Do they charge a fee for their service? If you want help to study at the highest ranking universities in the world most study abroad consultants charge a fee, but otherwise you have to ask yourself whether it is worth it or not. DreamStudies never charge you anything, our help is always free of charge for students.
  • Do they try to stress you into making a decision? If the consultant try to stress you to make a decision and repeatedly calls and mails you trying to force you to take action they might not have your best interest in mind, unless it is very close to the application deadline. Avoid consultants that are too pushy. DreamStudies replies to all your questions and puts you in touch with suitable partners when requested, but we do not push you or contact you when you have not asked for it.

How DreamStudies differs from other study abroad consultants?

At DreamStudies we always help you free of charge. You never pay anything for our help, we live on advertisers, schools, and partners who want good visibility on our websites.

We have 22 years of experience from the study abroad industry and our CEO has studied abroad in five different countries. We have ITAC-training and ICEF Agency Status. Read more about us. is a great starting point for students who want to study abroad, regardless of where you are from. Here you can find hundreds of articles, videos and guides on how to study abroad. We have partnered with over 100 international colleges. We can help you find suitable schools and programs abroad, and if we are not in touch with a suitable school we can put you in touch with other good study abroad consultants who are experts on the country and program that you are interested in.

Below you will find detailed information on how we can help you on your study abroad journey.


How DreamStudies can help you to study abroad:

Free study abroad information online

At you can find hundreds of articles, videos, and webinars about studying abroad including country guides, checklists, visa guides, study abroad quotes, student stories, study guides, how to choose and apply to schools abroad etc.

You are also welcome to download our free study abroad handbook with a step-by-step guide on how to study abroad, regardless if you arrange everything on your own, do an exchange through your home university or use an educational consultant.

Help to find and apply to schools abroad

In our International School Database you can find thousands of schools around the world. Schools we work with have a detailed presentation, and for other schools we link you directly to their website.

Fill out our info request form to get help to find and apply to schools abroad. Then the following will happen:

  1. If we are in touch with a school that matches your request we will put you in touch with a contact person at the school who will help you with more information about their courses and application. We have scholarships you can apply to for our partner schools.
  2. If we are not in touch with a suitable school we will instead put you in touch with one of our partners a study abroad consultant who is an expert on the country and programs you are interested in. Our partner will then help you to choose and apply to a suitable school. We have partners who can help you apply to all schools in Ireland, the UK, Australia, Spain, Turkey and Canada, and many schools in the US, Europe and East Asia.
  3. If we do not have any suitable partner you can apply on your own using our study abroad handbook and other resources such as our study abroad checklist and guide on how to apply to universities abroad.

Answering your study abroad questions

Do you have other study abroad questions that are not related to school choice and application? Then you can ask them free of charge in our FAQ where you also find many questions that has already been answered.

Once a week we also answer study abroad questions @dreamstudiesabroadcom in Tiktok and @dreamstudies abroad in Instagram, so follow us there for more study abroad information.

Study abroad insurance

It is important to have a good insurance when you study abroad. We have many years of experience with the study abroad industry. On this link you can find recommended study abroad insurances and common questions and answers on this topic.

Student housing abroad

Living well in a safe but affordable accommodation is an integral part of your study abroad experience. Students usually live in on campus residences, shared apartments or studio apartments on or off campus, or in host families. Many schools offer some accommodation options for their students, alternatively you can arrange your own accommodation.

We have accommodation partners that offers good student housing, often at discounted rates, at many popular locations around the world. Read more about student housing when studying abroad.

Financing your studies abroad

We are not a financial aid instititution. We cannot pay for your education or help you to study abroad for free (except EU-students to some schools in northern Europe). You will need to have some money on your own to study abroad, cover your living costs and get a student visa.

However, you can apply for DreamStudies’ scholarship to our partner schools. This consists of four scholarships with a total value of 5000 Euro that are handed out once a year (the application deadline is December 15). We also have many guaranteed scholarships and discounts to our partner schools, some over $20000/year.

We cannot actively help you with scholarships to schools that we don’t work with but in our scholarship guide you can find advice on where and how you can apply for external scholarships. To get scholarships and financial aid you will need to spend time on research and good applications.

Student visas

When you study abroad for a longer period of time you usually need a student visa. The main exception is EU-students studying within EU. Some of the study abroad consultants that we partner with can help you with the visa application. For students from Europe and the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Japan etc it is usually easy to get a student visa, but for students from other countries in the southern hemisphere it can be a good idea to get help from a local visa agency.

You can find step by step instructions on how to apply in our student visa guides.

Need more help?

Do you need more help? We give you free study abroad information online. We do not have the resources for personal meetings or calls but fill out our info request form we will put you in touch with recommended schools and educational consultants who can take a meeting with you and give you more information.


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