Have a look at the following FAQ's, and we believe we will answer the most common queries.
If not follow the link to speak to one of our advisors.
Yes, Procurement budget is the only cost to use UNICA, and it is 100% RISK-FREE. Using our two decades of experience in Education Mobility and handling millennium generation on digital platforms. We have enabled our Student Interaction Portals to digitally engage, filter and find out students who are interested in studying abroad and with expert human intervention for verification, validating intentions and support in choosing the programmes we will be able to generate 100% complete and compliant DIRECT applications for your institution.
Procurement Budget or More commonly known as "Commission"
It is the predefined budget to recruit each student directly using our portals or from verified channel partners. The Institution pays it only after the successful enrolment of the student. This budget is used for three primary purposes
a) Digital Media Promotions to generate more interest by increasing global digital presence
b) Man hours spent on generating complete applications, each application has to undergo our own verification before it is forwarded to the Institution
C) Compensation and Marketing cost towards the Engagement of the Channel Partner ( High School or Verified Recruiter)
Yes, the scholarships offered by us are on top of standard awards provided by your Institution. This is to incentivise and motivate the student to use the portal and apply directly. We receive these scholarship funds under several corporate and government schemes and our Not for Profit organisation is responsible in the allocation of these scholarships to eligible students. Currently, 20 million USD is distributed to the eligible students.
The student is the final decision maker as they are engaged on the portal to choose an Institution independently. The higher budget would mean more direct promotions to keep the student engaged in experiencing high conversion and success. You can always speak to our advisor to find out the ideal budget to expect reasonable result based, which is always based on the Country, Courses Offered and Ranking of the Institution. IT IS HOWEVER RECOMMENDED THAT IN CASE YOU USE CONSULTANTS TO RECRUIT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, THEN THIS AMOUNT SHALL NOT BE LESS THAN STANDARD COMMISSION YOU OFFER TO YOUR PARTNER CONSULTANT. If you do not use Consultants for student recruitments, in that case, it usually starts from 10% of the annual tuition fee.
Yes, we are aggregators of Student Interaction portals so it does not impact us what channel partners you use for processing your students. Similar to when you assign a budget to promote your courses on FACEBOOK or Using Exhibitions the outcome is a student lead which can be processed using any channel partners. Similarly, our portal will generate 100% completed application and you can decide to choose a channel to handle it.
Every student is directly vetted and filtered by the experts at UNICA, and there is no selling in the process, the student can make an independent choice, and the Institution can engage with the student directly from the point of interest to enrolment directly at any point of time. Also, being a leading scholarship platform limited number of students also receives additional grants from the corporate and government donors who are engaged on our portals. This is a huge encouragement for our users to stay engaged with us.
We also engage reputed High Schools and channel partners to generate the applications using the UNICA platform. We are a non-competitive scholarship portal for any channel partner or consultant.
|Factors Distinguishing these two models||Traditional Agent||UNICA MODEL|
|Can I see how many students are engaged in the courses offered by my institutions?||No||Yes|
|Can I see these students profiles?||No||Yes|
|Can I directly engage these students in webinars or activities by sending them notifications?||No||Yes|
|Technology driven engagement of Verified Channel Partners ( High Schools and Recruiters )||No||Yes|
|Is counselling sales oriented?||Yes||No|
|100% transparent technology-driven platform||No||Yes|
THIS IS NOT YOUR SCHOLARSHIP, and These are funds raised from several corporates and government bodies which are allocated for the purpose of Educational Scholarships only. You must not really be worried as students can use these funds to pay your fee if they manage to get such scholarship.
No, the account has to be created by the University only. If you are an exclusive agent/ partner / country office, in that case, University can create a user and provide access to you.
It is not a scholarship offered by the Institution. It is a scholarship provided by UNICA to the students using its SIPs (Student Interaction Portals)
You DO NOT PAY. The risk of success is on us.
We guarantee the reach out. If your procurement budget is ideal for attracting the students and you support us to provide relevant information to students and keep them engaged, then it is hard to miss on results based on the demand trends on the portal.
Yes, it is free to Sign up, and you do not have to pay anything. We only charge for promotions ( procurement Budget) once the student successfully enrols with you.
Yes, it is 100% transparent system. Also use our smart traffic monitors to find out how many students are eligible, interested and have budgets for enrolling in your courses to plan your marketing effectively.
Yes, your dashboard on UNICA will permit you to filter students based on their preferences, budget and courses of interest. Also, you are only advertised directly to the students on our student interaction portals once your account is activated to UNICA without any extra cost.
However, if your institution decides independently to run additional promotions, Banners and visibility on the portal, you have to pay the cost depending on the country in which you wish to promote as the prices may vary for each portal.
Read below on the page what else the UNICA app can do for you as a professional in Education/International Mobility sector.