Applying to a university, whether it is in European Countries, or Nordic countries or American Countries or anywhere else, it is not as complicated as you may think. You just have to pay attention to a few details and prepare all the necessary documents as soon as possible.
You’ve reached the final decision of becoming an international student and just have to get started on applying for a university abroad. Are you too afraid to begin the process and keep postponing it? Well, no need to stress out! The sooner you start searching for information and begin with the application process for a university degree, the higher the chances you will be accepted to one or more of the universities that you dream about.
Here are some useful tips and observations to consider before starting to apply for a university abroad:
Widen your horizon
Even if you have set a clear goal that you want to be a student of a certain university, it is always best and wise to apply to at least three universities, even if they are in different locations abroad.
Be realistic and informed
Check and read the academic requirements carefully to figure out the probability of being accepted to 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.
Easier application process
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.
And, speaking of websites that can help you with your application process, you should research the website of your desire university.
Check the available programs and see which of the program match your background and interests. Start the application process by filling in your student profile. You will soon get contacted by university official who will assist you further.
Don’t mix them up
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 that you want to apply to in the order of your preferences.
Write your own motivation letter
Some universities will require a motivation letter. You will find many examples on the internet on how a motivation letter should look like. However, it would be better for you to stand out a bit. So you should try to be as honest as possible, and share all your experiences that are connected to the academic requirements and your future study programme.
Be careful with the paperwork
All documents have to be officially translated into the official language of the respective country and legally authenticated by a competent authority.
Some countries have specific requirements or rules for international students; if you are from the EU and apply to a university from an EU country as well, the application process is more likely to be easier and receive a reply faster than if you were a non-EU student.