How to Prepare For Higher Studies Overseas?
Studying abroad is a universal dream of millions of students. As far as we know, education plays a vital role in every person’s life today, and studying in a reputed foreign university provides you better knowledge, skills, competitive advantage and a more respectable job.
Not all students who want to study abroad end up doing so; often because they either don’t get suitable opportunity or they think they are not ready at first place. What can we say? Never miss a chance to study abroad, if you have one! This is your opportunity to get both good education and a great experience.
Here are 5 essential tips for you to make this process worthy
Choose The Right University
There are thousands of programmes available worldwide which can make it quite hard to find the right one. Try to narrow down the search as much as possible and make a first rough selection of universities and programs that maybe suit you. There are numerous points which you need to keep into consideration while selecting the right university, such as, fees of the university, eligibility criteria, Indian community presence, cost of living in the town, reputation, job opportunities thereafter, on/off-campus/ summer jobs possibility, connection with existing seniors, etc. Do not constrain yourself to certain countries! Maybe the best study opportunities and life experience are waiting for you in a country you have never known about.
Check Eligibility Criteria
Most of the universities abroad have pre-set academic requirements. There are state sanctioned tests that meet these requirements. Your performance/score in these tests play a significant role in increasing the chances of admission in specific colleges or universities. It can also increase your chances to get financial aid or scholarships. SAT, TOEFL, LSAT, MCAT, GRE, GMAT, IELTS are some of the most common and important exams required for study abroad in different universities. At times, there might be a requirement of more than one exam to be cleared.
Check out Scholarships, Visa and Other Financing Options
Now it is time to have a deeper look into the study programs! Do not hesitate to contact those persons or use the Request information form! Universities will be glad to provide you with more information and answer your questions about your desired program but also about the city, accommodation, visa application, financing your studies and other practicalities. Nearly all universities have an international office which is just there to support you before and during your studies abroad! There are many types of funding available, such as scholarships, but also student prizes, fellowships, competitions and studentships.
You want to know the key to getting well-Organized? Its “You”. Start organizing documents, testimonials, marks cards, stay options, bank loan process, I-20 applications, visa application, etc. Keep an organizer sorted out with due dates and make backup copies of almost everything and note the dates of application and results on the top of the folder for easy reference.
Know That You Can’t Plan For Everything
It’s a good idea to arm yourself with as much knowledge as you can prior to your departure, but there is no way to prepare for everything. Keep an open mind about your upcoming adventure. Any planning you do ahead of time will serve you well, but not knowing what will happen is part of the fun of travel.
We at Annamacharya Institute of Technology & Sciences, provide proper guidance along with value education to our students, for ensuring their better future.