Students will be guided through a complete study abroad
application process that includes the following key stages:

1 - Courses & Institutions Advisory

According to the students goals and interest, a Q&A session will be held with the students so the Admission Counsellors at GRAD can shortlist a number of appropriate institutions (Universities & Schools of expertise) after analysing student´s profile.

2 - Documentation Process

Apart from giving proper guidance to achieve students aspirations, submitting the right documents is a crucial step to ensure that the admission process is approved. We also assist students in putting together all required documents and other formalities. This will ensure that the profile presented to the chosen institutions projects all that they need to know.

3 - Application & Review Process Support

This is a critical part of the process and students must ensure that all the documents are gathered and ready. GRAD team will have a final look to ensure that all details are accurate and to confirm that you are satisfied with the final application that has to be submitted.

4 - Interview Process

To help to prepare for any possible interviews that may be required by the chosen course, if necessary we provide students with a number of interview sessions. The interview preparation sessions will take into account the usual scope of questions that institutions might ask to their potential students.

5 - Visa Counselling & Follow Up

Applying for visa is one of the most critical aspects for overseas studies. GRAD will be able to offer students an accurate student visa information and all support while applying.
We will assign you a study abroad Visa Consultant who will provide advice relating to the gathering of the relevant documentation that might be need to submit along with the visa application.

To study in Portugal you will have to obtain a “Long-stay Portuguese Visa”: this is a Portuguese visa for a four-month period in order to request a residence permit after arrival.

The Portuguese residence visa can be obtained as a Schengen National ‘Long-stay’ visa (type D) granted to individuals who will be working, studying or permanently residing in a Schengen area country for a set time. This can be issued as a multi-entry visa that allows travel to other Schengen countries, provided the holder meets certain criteria.
If you obtain any type of Portuguese residence visa, you are required to apply for a residence permit upon entering Portugal.

6 - Pre Departure Briefing

The briefing endeavours to prepare a student effectively for the environment he/she will be exposed to when attending any course overseas. GRAD will provide a pre departure briefing which will include detail information about the course orientation details, tuition fees, accommodation facilities, type of Insurance and documentation required, Portuguese language training, plus all about how to enjoy and make most of Portugal.

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