[UPDATED: August 12, 2021] Please note that due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) related travel restrictions and vaccine requirements, study abroad options may be affected. Many programs are open for in-person instruction, however, ApplyESL recommends contacting schools of interest to check status, and local embassies or consulates, to obtain information regarding visa services currently available.
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Admissions and Visa


Once you have selected the school you wish to attend, you will need to provide documentation which proves that you have the minimum amount of money estimated as being necessary by the school. Institutions require new students to submit proof of sufficient funding to cover the period of study you request. Acceptable forms of proof of funding are a letter from your sponsor (if applicable) and/or a bank statement from the person providing funds. You should also receive a letter or invoice from your institution stating the full cost of the course and the arrangements for payment available.

All financial documents should be in English or translated into English by a certified translator. Ask your bank to calculate and specify the foreign currency equivalent on your bank statement. Your name should be clearly indicated on each document of support. If you need to send an e-mail or letter to the school regarding the admissions process, refer to our Resource Library where there are sample letters for you to use.