Applying to a foreign University is usually quite an intimidating task for a student who wants to study abroad, but it is usually not so difficult. There is no need to stress out. The sooner you start searching for information and begin the application process for a University degree, the higher the chances you will be accepted by one or more international Universities that you dream about.
Here we will look at basic steps for applying to University abroad:
Keep your options open
Even if you have set a clear goal that you want to be a student at a certain University, it is always best and wise to apply to at least three Universities, even if they are in different locations abroad.
When to apply
The basic rule is the sooner, the better. If you apply early, you have a greater chance of arranging everything on time, and you will be able to apply for another school if you are not accepted. Early applications also give you greater chances of getting a scholarship.
High-ranking Universities often have an application deadline of up to one year before the start of the course. Other ordinary Universities often have deadlines approximately six months before the start of the course while smaller colleges and low-ranking Universities often take applications up to a month or two before the semester starts. However, it is always better to apply early, so you have enough time to submit a complete application and get a visa on time.
Be realistic and informed
Check and read the academic requirements carefully to figure out the probability of being accepted by the University. If you don’t have a clear idea about the requirements, you can contact the department of international students or an adviser from the University. Most of the time, these details will be available on the programmes web page, you just have to look them up and check if they are up-to-date.
How many schools to apply for
For low-ranking Universities, community colleges and language schools it is easy to get accepted so applying to one school is usually enough, but if you apply for high-ranking Universities, it will be harder. Then you might apply for a few (at least 3) at the same time.
Where to apply
Usually, you can apply through the website of the University directly and submit all the required documents or send them by post. In some countries, you can apply through a specific online platform that is easier to use and also gives you the possibility to apply to more Universities at once. Some of these websites even include additional features that can help you choose your degree, especially if you’re not 100% sure of your future field of study.
Requirements to get accepted to a University abroad
Each school and program has their own admission requirements which you can look up on the school’s website.
To apply for an undergraduate program, you need to have graduated from high school, and you will need to fulfil the school’s language requirements. To study at Master Level you need a Bachelor’s Degree and/or several years work experience. Language requirements are usually higher at Master level since you will be dealing with a more complex academic language.
Documents needed to submit during applying
What you should submit with your application differs from school to school. You will find this information under Admission Requirements (or a similar headline) on the school’s website.
Listed below are some of the most common documents that you need to submit when you apply to a University abroad:
Pay attention to details
When you apply to more Universities simultaneously through various online systems, make sure you follow the exact steps and place the names of the Universities in the order of your preferences.
If you’re not careful, you might end up missing on your favourite study destination so make sure you pay proper attention during the application process.
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