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Prodigy Finance student benefits for international masters programmes

Sarah Bishop - January 16, 2020

Prodigy Finance benefits for international masters programmes

Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of students get to their masters programmes in new countries

Even with your funding sorted, the move can be intimidating. We spoke with hundreds of our current students and alumni to understand the unique challenges of studying abroad. Then, we developed a toolkit to make things easier for future international masters students.

Once you join the Prodigy Finance community, you’ll receive access to all of the appropriate benefits via our website. We’ll also send a rare email reminder when we’ve got a benefit that should be especially relevant to you.

While you’re applying for your Prodigy Finance loan

As you prepare for life abroad, you’ll be thinking about securing a visa, where to live, how to get your life in order when you arrive, and trying not to spend too much money along the way. 

Packing List

To bring, or not to bring? 

Our experts weigh in on what deserves to be included in your luggage allowance.

We also pack the Prodigy Finance blog with information to help international students before, during, and after their studies.

Live events

We’ll host regular webinars and in-person events that cover a wide range of topics to prepare for life as you study abroad. 

Past webinars include topics like American Business Culture and Networking for a Successful Job Search.

Guidance for your Student Visa application

We’ve published guides for applying for your F1 (US), Tier 2 (UK), and student visas in a number of other countries

We’ll get into specifics, like how to use your Prodigy Finance Loan Confirmation to pass the student visa interview.

After your Prodigy Finance loan is approved

We’ll focus on getting you set up for life in a new country.

Career strategy

It’s never too early to plan for the next step in your career. 

Three months before your classes start, we’ll send a toolkit of videos and guides to help you build your strategy. The moment you step on to campus, your strategy will serve as the north star that points the path to your perfect job.

Mobile phone discounts in the US

While it’s easy to pick up a SIM card in nearly every corner of the world, it’s different in the US. We’ve teamed up with 2 major mobile providers to offer more than 30% discount on your mobile phone and data plan, to waive the typical $500 deposit, and to get your new SIM shipped to you at home, so it'll work the moment you land in the US.

Housing discounts in Europe

We’re working with Spotahome in all of our European cities to pre-screen accommodation for you. All Prodigy Finance members receive free VIP service, in which Spotahome will take your individual requirements and find a home to match. They’ll even send a local staff member to tour each potential home and send you a video tour with their professional observations.

Exchanging money 

Whatever you do, don’t submit to a standard 3% fee in order to exchange your savings into a new currency. We’ve set up discounts with affordable currency transfer services that charge as little as $4 per transfer and will get your savings safely to your new country within just a day. Prodigy Finance Community Members also receive a credit of $30 to get started.

Ambassador programme

Ready to get more involved with the Prodigy Finance community? Once your loan has been approved, you’ll have the opportunity to join our Ambassadors, the inner circle of students and alumni who have the chance to beta test our new products, get the inside scoop on what we’re up to, and receive special gifts.

Prodigy Finance career assistance

After you arrive on campus, Prodigy Finance benefits turn to your job search

Guide to work visas

The trickiest part of working abroad is finding a way to land the employment visa. We’ve done all of the research on which countries, companies, and roles are most likely to offer work visas after you graduate

We’ll share these insights and help you direct your job search to land a job with the visa that you need.

How to access Prodigy Finance benefits for international masters programmes

Only Prodigy Finance community members have access to the complete suite of benefits. In order to join, you’ll need to apply for a loan to fund your studies and complete the process of securing your funding with us.

You become a fully-fledged community member, with access to all of our career services, once you arrive on campus and begin your studies. However, we know that it’s tricky to transition to a student life in your new country.

A lot of the extras that we offer need to arrive even before you do. Therefore, you’ll get access to these once your loan is approved. That means you’ve submitted an application and all of your supporting documents. We’ve got back to you that everything is in order, then issued a confirmed offer letter.

If you’ve already gone through these steps and want to gain access now, make sure that you’ve opted in to receive our Community Benefits emails to alert you when a new benefit comes online. You can do this by logging into your dashboard and changing the communications settings (look for your settings icon in the upper right). 

Ready to get all these membership benefits and more?

Prodigy Finance provides international student loans for top masters programmes in business, engineering, law and public policy. And, we offer far more than just financing; we're a community with plenty of membership benefits. 

Prodigy Finance Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 

Post updated for accuracy and freshness on January 16, 2019. Originally published on May 11, 2018.

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