How to Find and Apply to a School Abroad
A step-by step guide to finding a college or university abroad that meets ‘your’ needs and how SchoolApply can assist with the same.
There are thousands of universities all around the world and deciding which ones to apply to for your higher education can be confusing and daunting. It’s best to take it one step at a time, so let’s start from the beginning:
Decide Where You Would Like to Study
As a potential international student, the world is your proverbial oyster. Academic opportunities are plentiful, but the challenge is in deciding which location is best for you. To name a few, many students travel to the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada to obtain their college degrees. Make sure you research the teaching structure, the environment and the services extended to international students in each location. For more information, visit the SchoolApply website to find useful write-ups on the education systems and application processes in different countries.
Search for Appropriate Universities
Once location has been decided, narrowing down your university options can still be a harrowing task. Important factors to consider in your search are your choice of academic program and financial constraints. You may also want to take into account the international student ratio, acceptance rates and international rankings of prospective universities and colleges.
SchoolApply offers an excellent search function with multiple filters that will increase the efficiency of your background research. It provides information on almost all the higher education institutions in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. You can filter university options by location, program, ranking, tuition, and even by standardised test requirements. University profiles and statistics are displayed in a user-friendly format and you can save a shortlist of preferred institutions by just registering online. Upon creating a SchoolApply profile, you can request for more information on the application process and you will soon receive a call from their knowledgeable Student Placement Team. Your designated advisor will analyse the information you shared and guide you in your school selection and application process from start to finish.
Complete the Application Form
Application forms can be a tedious process; you must provide information to each university as per their individual requirements. There is a certain level of trepidation that accompanies the university application process - but if you use SchoolApply, rest assured you will have guidance and support throughout the journey. Simply complete a short application form via a computer, smartphone or tablet and pay a nominal one-time fee of USD50, and SchoolApply’s experienced team members will review your application details and submit the required documents for up to 5 universities. They will also research each university’s admission requirements and provide you with pertinent feedback such as missed application deadlines or additional required admission tests.
Follow-up With Universities
Once an application has been submitted, managing communications with your universities of choice is essential in case more information or clarification needs to be provided for your application. Through SchoolApply, its Student Placement Team will provide this service to you and will accordingly update you on the status of your application.
Travelling abroad as an international student is an exhilarating and enriching experience – don’t let the intimidating application process deter you from your higher education ambitions; contact SchoolApply for friendly, professional guidance and management of your university applications.