Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Qs)

1. Does Smiles Overseas charge any fees for counselling and placement ?
Smiles Overseas does not charge any fees from the student for services provided to students travelling to any country other than China & USA. In respect of China& USA there is an administrative fee which is required to be paid as outlined in the fee schedule furnished to students.

2. Is there an application fee?
Some universities and institutions charge an application fee which is payable as per the guidelines of the university concerned.

3. Do I have to pay university tuition fees to Smiles Overseas ?
Smiles Overseas does not collect tuition fees on behalf of any university or institution. All tuition fees have to be paid directly to the university concerned and as outlined in the letter of admission.

4. What are the refund policies in case I choose to withdraw ?
Refund policies vary from university to university and all parents and students are requested to peruse the letter of admission and the university prospectus carefully to familiarise themselves with the refund policy of the institutions.

5. Can I get a refund if my visa is refused ?
It depends upon the university and country. However in most cases tuition fees is refunded. Some small amount may be deducted in some cases.

6. Can I study and work part time to finance myself?
In Australia, Canada, New Zealand and UK full time international students are allowed to work for a limited period of time – approximately 20 hours a week.

However when applying for a visa you must show the visa officer proof of adequate finance to support yourself for the entire length of your study program. While part time work can augment your finances, do not take this into consideration while you work on your financial plans for your studies abroad.

7. What are the approximate costs of studying abroad?




Tuition Fees/Year

Living Costs/year

Australia Most UG/PG programs AUD 15000-18000 15000-18000
Canada CAD 12000 11000
China Medicine USD 5000 4000
China Engineering USD 3000 4000
Hungary Medicine USD 10000 8000
New Zealand Most UG/PG programs NZD 18000-22000 18000
Singapore Most UG/PG programs USD 10000 7000
Switzerland Most UG/PG programs CHF 24000-29000 Including living
United Kingdom Most UG/PG programs GBP 9000-14000 7000
USA Most UG/PG programs USA 10000-25000 8000