Dreaming to Study Overseas? Follow the right path
Posted on July 26, 2021
In past times, it is really an agitated task for students to study in overseas. Due to the recent advancements in science, expediting the government’s action and devising education systems have enabled students to make their dreams come true. Students are allowed to travel and complete their education in their dream countries.
This would be the reliable time for the students to go ahead with their application process. Students need to plan systematically by following the right steps. Here is the step-by-step process and the right path for students who are desirous of studying overseas.
Choose the right track
The first step is to choose the right path. Students need to research and decide the course, best university, and destination. It is best to start by choosing the program, suitable weather, country’s cost of living, work opportunities after study, lifestyle, education system, university ranking, and medical services offered by the institution.
Students have to shortlist the institutions with accreditation and check the global rankings, preferred course, placement options, infrastructure, scholarship programs, etc. It is better, to begin with a year before so that it will save time and helps you to find the right fit without haste.
Overseas application process
Many Universities are offering relaxation to the students with the admission process by considering the ongoing circumstances. Most of the universities in the U.S. have waived the application fees and revoked the GRE/GMAT for Masters and SAT/ ACT for Undergraduate students.
Universities are also accepting applications for under graduation based on the marks obtained in 9th, 10th, 11th grade and in the pre-boards marks of 12th grade. Later, students need to submit their 12th grade marks sheet as soon as they receive it from their institution.
Countries like the U.K., Canada, Australia, most of the institutions have extended their application submission deadlines. Many institutions have launched contingency plans for a travel ban, restrictions, and even additional lockdowns. Besides, all these students are still allowed to apply to their dream institutions.
This is the right time for students to process their applications immaculately. Because once the travel restrictions are lifted, there will be huge competition to get the applications and even to process.
English proficiency examination
Many institutions in English speaking countries require scores for language proficiency tests. One of them is the IELTS examination, which is accepted by around 10,000 universities globally. Millions of students and individuals attend this test every year to make their dream of studying overseas into a real one. This proficiency test examines the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills of the individual.
Every individual is allowed to access online practice sheets, mock exams, and other related learning materials freely. This allows students to prepare and practice thoroughly for the examination.
SOP (Statement of Purpose)
An SOP – Statement of Purpose denotes a personal statement describing the student and his/her interest in the university. It contains information related to student’s academics, interests, future goals, the chosen course, and other details.
The SOP is a crucial part of an application, so students need to utilize this time to work on it. First, they need to prepare a chart listing details about their long-term and short-term goals, hobbies, interests, knowledge, skills, experience, etc., before penning down the SOP.
The source of funding should be reliable as it is an important aspect while applying to the international academic year. They are offered a mixture of choices like savings, loans, or scholarships. At the same time, most of the students choose scholarships.
Many International universities offer scholarships and bursaries to support students financially. In these pandemic times, many of the institutions have introduced various exclusive scholarships. Hence this is the right time for students to research all these details and apply for the institutions based on their requirements.
To help the international students, many of the foreign universities are offering easy transition like airport pickups, quarantine facilities, discounts in-flight charges, food, accommodation, etc.
There are many counselors helping the international students to make them understand the entire process. So, if any student is overwhelmed while going through the entire process, they can get virtual assistance from international education specialists. They will guide you to make the process easier.
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