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Know about the upcoming intakes in top study abroad destinations

Unlike a single intake in the Indian education system, colleges and universities abroad have various intakes in an academic year. You can choose from more than one intake each year when you apply for any of the universities in countries like Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the UK and US. Intakes may vary on the basis of the program and institution. In certain institutions, intakes may also be referred to as terms or semesters.

Australia

Australian Universities and most private colleges offer two major intakes:

February / March Intake

June /July Intake

Intakes may also be referred to as a semester in some universities. While a few universities follow the trimester system and have a smaller intake in which starts in October / November for limited courses.

While most vocational institutes have their intakes in January, May or July, depending upon the course.

Different universities/colleges/institutes have different deadlines for each intake, so we suggest that the application process should be planned well in advance. Start at least six months before, be done with Language and Entrance Tests before three months and dedicate remaining time for the admission and visa processes

Canada

There are three (3) intakes available in Canada:

  • Fall:  The Fall intake starts in the month of September and this is the primary intake. Its also a popular intake for Indian students.
  • Winter: Starts in January, this intake is for students who missed their chance in Fall
  • Summer: This starts usually in April or May. This intake is only offered by few institutes for limited programs  

Deadlines to apply for admission varies from institute to institute and Canadian admissions are a first-cum-first basis. We suggest you apply at least 6 months before the course start date

New Zealand

New Zealand universities and institutions offer two major intakes. Intakes may also be referred to as a semester. The two intakes available in New Zealand universities are:

February / March Intake

June /July Intake

Admissions for private and vocational institutes may vary and many have multiple intakes available in the months of March, April, May, June, August and October.

United Kingdom

Almost all UK universities mainly offer 2 intakes. Intakes may also be referred to as a semester.

September/October Intake

January/February Intake

A few UK universities and institutes also have April / May intake for a few courses. While not as many courses are offered in this intake as opposed to September or January intake, but this intake offers the students who missed admission in the main intake an opportunity to try again. Most Indian students prefer the September intake.

Deadlines to apply for admission vary from institute to institute. .We suggest you apply at least 4 to 5 months before the course start date

USA

US universities have 3 intakes for students:

Fall Intake Starts in August / September
Spring Intake Starts in January / February
Summer Intake Starts in April / May

The Fall intake (August /’ September) is the primary intake in USA. Universities and departments commence their flagship and major programs. A wide variety of courses are offered. If you have missed the fall intake then you can apply for the spring intake

The summer intake (April or May intake) is not offered by all universities and institutes. Mostly it’s for English language programs and shorter duration programs

You must consider the fact that the deadlines for applying to an intake are usually 3 to 4 months before the date of the starting of the semester. Universities have limited seats and competition is intense. So start your process at least 7 to 9 months before the intake. Most universities usually take about 7-10 weeks to process the applications

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