Conditions and handling of personal data
Here we describe how we handle personal data and what conditions apply to the use of our services. You agree to these terms when you make an information request on this site.
We handle your personal data in accordance with the GDPR and never share them with third parties unless you make an information request to schools or other partners abroad (see information request below). The personal information collected on this site is handled by DreamStudies Utlandsstudievägledaren AB, whom you can contact here. Below you can read more about how we handle your data depending on how you interact with us.
FAQ questions and comments
FAQ questions are replied free of charge on the condition that they are left online publicly to help other students with similar questions. If you ask a question in our FAQ section or make a comment on an article on our site, we will save the information you enter as well as your IP address (to counter spam and abuse). Your email and IP address will be deleted no later than December the year after the question was received. However, the question/comment and the name used for the question will stay on the site, but we can anonymize the name you used if you wish.
If you apply for our DreamStudies study abroad scholarship, the data you enter will be stored until February of the year after the scholarship you applied for is awarded. The scholarship winner's data will be stored for three years after the scholarship is awarded.
Please note that our scholarships are set to fixed amounts and will not cover all your costs while studying abroad. Read more in the scholarship conditions.
If you make an information request on any of our sites, we will delete your information in December three years after the request has been received. So if you make an information request in May 2019, your data will be deleted no later than December 2022.
We will forward your information request to relevant schools and partners that match your interest so that they can contact you directly with more information. Our partners are given this information under the condition that they manage your data in accordance with the GDPR.
By filling in an information request on this site, you agree to these terms and conditions. You do not commit to anything else by filling out this form. You never pay anything to DreamStudies and you have no obligations to the schools and partners that we put you in touch with until you actively choose to enter into an agreement with them, eg. by submitting an application to a school.
Please note that we will not reply to information requests that are incomplete, incoherent, contain spam, or do not have the required budget for the requested program. We cannot help you finance your studies abroad and big scholarships are unusual so you will need to have the minimum listed budget in order to get help from us and our partners.
When you contact us, you also have the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. If you choose to do this, you will receive the newsletter until you unsubscribe from the link at the bottom of the newsletter. The newsletter is sent no more than six times a year and contains news, information, and offers on international studies.
If you agree to receive newsletters when you make an info request on a school page you may receive newsletters from that school as well.
We help you free of charge
When you study abroad you will need to pay a tuition fee to your school. We have negotiated discounts and scholarships from many schools. As a student, you never pay anything to us. Our help is always free of charge for students. Our incomes come from ads, lectures, marketing fees, and commissions from schools and partners who want extra visibility on our websites and help with their students.
We can help you in three different ways:
- We can help you to find suitable schools all over the world and put you in touch with their international student support team. In that case, you would apply directly with the school and our involvement ends after putting you together.
- We can help you with the entire application process if you want to study Korean in Korea, but you pay directly to the schools so there is no risk involved.
- Where we can't help you directly we have partners who can help you to choose and apply to all universities in the UK and Australia and many schools in the US, Canada, EU, and East Asia. Our partners usually help you free of charge, but if you want help to apply to a school they don’t have a partnership with they will need to charge a fee. This is usually the case if you want help to apply to top-ranking universities or competitive programs like medicine.
Liability of the company
DreamStudies give you free study abroad advice. Our advice is based on many years of industry experience. We help you to the best of our ability and knowledge. However, rules at schools, migration authorities, etc can be changed without our knowledge. We shall not be liable for any problems that may arise if our advice contains any incorrect or outdated information. Please let us know if you have any feedback or find any errors on our websites or in our texts.
We can give you advice and put you in touch with schools, booking agents, and accommodation providers for specific countries. In some cases, we can also help you with the application process. However, we do not have any economic relationship with you. You always apply and reach an agreement directly with the school where you will study or with the external partner (booking agent or consultant) that you use. You accept their conditions and pay any fees or costs directly to them. Any problems in connection with your studies abroad must be addressed directly with your school/supplier; we cannot be held responsible for such issues. We can never guarantee that you will be admitted to a school, the schools always make this decision.
It is your responsibility to:
- Know your education provider's program details and conditions for admission, studies, costs, refunds etc.
- Pay for your education directly to your school/provider. Any refunds are at the discretion of the school or provider.
- Address any problems during your studies directly with your school or supplier.
- Get the student visa you need for your studies abroad.
- Get a study abroad insurance and know what it covers. We can give you general recommendations about study abroad insurances but we are not an insurance broker so contact the relevant insurance company directly if you have any questions or need any assistance. Make sure that you read their conditions before you buy the insurance.
Delete your personal information with us
We collect a minimum of personal data. Usually, it's only your name, email address and the input you give us. If you want to delete your personal information at DreamStudiesAbroad.com, you can email us using our contact form. We will then remove any personal information we have associated with your email address within a week. If you wish, we can simultaneously anonymize your comments and FAQ-questions if you have not used a nickname there.
Please note that deleting your information with us will also delete your scholarship applications and you will no longer have access to our special discounts. If you have been in touch with schools abroad through our information request form, you must contact them separately to delete any data from them.
We aim to make this website as unobtrusive as possible. If you submit a faq-question, an information request, or close a request window you give us permission to set a couple of cookies. Then we set a cookie to prevent new information request windows to be opened and a cookie for collection of anonymized statistics through Matomo (which you can disable in the checkbox below).