The application process for study abroad programs can vary based on numerous factors, including the country you're applying to, the type, of course, you're interested in, and your test scores and documentation. Because there is no fixed timeline for the process, it's important to be as prepared as possible before beginning your application so that you don't run into any delays. Depending on your profile and the level of completion of your application, the process could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
All of these factors play a role in the length of time it takes to complete the process. For example, if you are applying for a course in another country, you will need to factor in the time it takes to get all of your documents in order. The same is true if you are taking a test as part of the application process. If you are not ready with all of these factors, the process will take longer.