Most frequently asked questions
Who can apply?
Anyone who desires to study abroad.
What can I study abroad?
Anything as long as you meet the entry requirements for the program you are interested in.
How do I apply?
It’s quite simple. Kindly click on the APPLY button and create an account. Then, click on LOGIN to access the dashboard. Thoroughly complete the questionnaire and upload your educational documents, CV, and a copy of your passport. Do not forget to pay the EducaMatch service fee.
What qualifications do I need?
It depends on the country, school, and program. We will let you know exactly what is required in your specific case and work with you to make sure you are all set.
Which documents do I need to submit?
It depends on the destination you choose, the school, the course, the level, your specific profile, and unique circumstances. As a starting point, we require that you submit your educational documents, CV, and a copy of your passport. You may also submit any other document you deem relevant. After reviewing our application, we will advise on what else is needed in your specific case.
Why should I study abroad?
The experience is valuable because it will make you more attractive to employers. Employers prefer to hire well-rounded employees who can demonstrate the ability to adapt well to new situations and thrive in multi-cultural environments. Businesses are increasingly growing into international companies and utilizing skills gained from a study abroad experience gives potential employees an edge that others lack. Besides, the time spent living abroad will reflect well on you, it is often a once in a lifetime experience that displays a certain amount of bravery.
When can I apply?
As soon as you are ready. The sooner you apply, the quicker we can help you gain admission to the program of your choice. We usually recommend starting the process at least 12 weeks before your intended travel date. Kindly also keep in mind that most programs have deadlines we need to follow.
How will working with EducaMatch benefit me?
We simplify the process and help reduce your stress and confusion. We also save you time and money and give you expert advice that improves your ability to gain admission to the school of your choice.
How much is it?
Our pricing is predictable, reasonable, value-focused and there are no hidden charges. It is free to gain admission to any university through us. Only make a one-time payment of $300 to our immigration lawyers to get help with your visa application.
How do I make a payment?
All payments have to be made right on our website using your mobile money account, your PayPal account, or a credit/debit card.
We also offer several payment options as listed below. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Method 1 Mobile money transfer
It is now possible to make a mobile money payment directly on our website. Simply choose MOBILE MONEY as your preferred payment option and follow the instructions on the screen. Please do not send a mobile money payment to any other number.
Method 2 MoneyGram or Western Union
If you prefer to send your payment via MoneyGram or Western Union, contact us for instructions.
Method 3 International Bank Draft
You may also arrange for your bank to issue an International Bank Draft, payable to EDUCAMATCH in US dollars.
Method 4 Telegraphic or Wire Transfer
If you prefer to use this option, kindly contact us for instructions.
Method 5 Credit Card/ PayPal payment
If you own a debit/credit card or have a PayPal account, simply choose DEBIT/CREDIT CARD or PayPal as your preferred payment option and follow the instructions on the screen. Payments are securely processed and encrypted. All major credit and debit cards are accepted.
Please do not make payments by any other means, to any individual or entity on our behalf.”
Why do you ask for payment before the service is provided?
We receive a huge amount of inquiries and unfortunately, there is no way for us to tell which prospective client is serious and will follow through with the process. The nominal fee clients pay to our immigration lawyers is a sort of gatekeeper and helps ensure that our immigration lawyers and educational consultants only focus/give time and attention to serious candidates. Besides, in the long run, you will often end up saving an amount that far exceeds the fees you paid for our services.
Is your fee refundable? Why not?
No! The $300 you pay to our immigration lawyers is just a nominal fee to ensure that our immigration lawyers and educational consultants only focus/give time and attention to serious candidates. In the long run, you will save an amount that far exceeds the fee you paid for our services. This policy also allows us to keep our procedure simple and our prices affordable.
Do I have to pay an application fee to the school?
Most schools require application fees that have to be paid whether you apply through our platform or do it on your own. Since EducaMatch follows the established admission fee policy of each school, you will have to pay the application fee for the program of your choice if needed.
What is the total cost of studying abroad?
It varies greatly and depends on the destination you choose, the school, the course, the level, your specific profile, and unique circumstances. You can read our study guides to get some basic information on each destination.
Can I bring my documents to your office?
Yes, but it is not necessary. You can complete the whole process from the comfort of your home.
Do you provide scholarships?
We will work with you to find opportunities that fit your budget. In some countries, the tuition fee can be as low as $0. Besides, there are a variety of ways to pay for studying abroad, and we will explore them together.
Will I be able to work while studying?
Yes, probably! In most countries, it is possible to work part-time while studying.
What is the average processing time?
The processing time varies depending on many factors: your nationality, age, destination, course of study, school requirements and deadline, the time of application, whether you submitted all the documents needed from the get-go…etc.
My grades are not good, will I be able to study abroad?
We will advise you on how to proceed upon receipt of your application.
Are you affiliated with any schools?
Over the past 17 years, we have built long term relationships with several schools around the world. This enables us to help you gain admission to the program of your choice quickly and easily: in some cases, we will get you an admission letter in a couple of days.
Can you guarantee that I will get admitted to the university of my choice?
We can guarantee you that we will work tirelessly to optimize your chances of getting accepted to the universities of your choice. Our consultants however have to strictly adhere to the Principles of Good Practice of Independent Educational Consultants that prevent them from guaranteeing the outcome of a case.
Can your immigration lawyers guarantee that I will get the visa?
Our immigration lawyers are bound by a Code of Professional Ethics that prevents them from guaranteeing the outcome of a case. They however guarantee that they will make all efforts to leverage their knowledge and experience for your benefit. They also guarantee that they will share the same sense of urgency about your application as you, and work diligently to get positive results.
We will give you an honest and thorough assessment of your case and explain the options that are available to you based on not only the current law but changes that are in the legislative and judicial pipeline at any given time. We will then work with you to prepare your visa application, ensure it meets the requirements of the law, and if problems arise, we have additional resources available to help resolve the issue or prepare your case for an appeal.
Why do I need you if I can get information online?
It could be a grave mistake to rely on information found online for advice relating to studying abroad or applying for a student visa. Our Educational Consultants are trained professionals with comprehensive knowledge about educational placement options. To evaluate individual schools and programs, they regularly visit schools around the world, attend professional conferences, and stay abreast of admission trends. Given that in every country, there are hundreds and sometimes thousands of choices, in-depth, first-hand knowledge of schools and programs is essential to ensure applicants are maximizing their chances of admission.
Besides, the quote He who represents himself has a fool for a lawyer applies to immigration law like many other types of legal matters. Immigration law is very complex, incredibly dense, and is constantly changing and there are many aspects to a case that require professional assistance despite what you may read or see online. Besides, even if you manage to gain admission to a university and submit a visa application yourself, your lack of experience could lead to mistakes that can be costly in terms of time and money. If you have to hire professional help later, your mistakes may limit your options and immigration lawyers are likely to charge more to clean up the mess. It is always better to get it right the first time.
Is it a problem if I have been refused a visa in the past?
It depends. It is usually not a problem if your circumstances have dramatically changed since the last time you applied for a visa. Our immigration lawyers will review your entire application and advise on the best way forward in your case.
What if I do not live near one of your offices?
We work with students all over the world. While many clients will meet with us in person at some point in the process, today’s technology enables us to have virtual face-to-face conversations with students no matter where they live.
Can I complete the whole process online?
Yes, absolutely! We highly recommend doing that as it is more convenient overall and will save us all a lot of time.
What if I want a destination that is not on your list?
It doesn’t matter where you want to go, we will liaise with other organizations if necessary, to make it happen.
What happens if there is a problem?
We try to anticipate and deal with problems before they arise. We also respond to emergencies promptly and efficiently.