Today, most students aspire to pursue education overseas. As attractive as this may sound, we, at Yes Vidya know how much of planning and processing goes into it. The application process may differ from country to country or based on the applied university. However, there are some general tips to complete an application form for overseas education.
Choose Your Program - Decide which career you want to pursue. Based on this, decide which course or specialization you would like to study. Check if you have the adequate qualifications or scores needed to pursue the program. Choose a university or college that ranks high for that particular program, check the career prospects the university offers and check its accreditations.
Know What Exams You Have To Take - Every university or college has some requirements that need to be fulfilled. These exams are GRE, GMAT, SAT, etc. Some further examinations that international students need to take are TOEFL, IELTS to check for English Language proficiency. Different universities or colleges have a pre-set score one needs to achieve to qualify for admission.
Finances - It is prudent to shortlist 5 to 6 colleges or universities that provide your desired program. Once you’ve shortlisted them, you can narrow down your list depending on the tuition fees and the cost of living required for a particular university in accordance with your budget. Many universities also provide scholarships to students based on their academic merit. It is essential that you factor in all these points before making your pick.
Read All Information On The Website - The next step is to read the information provided on the website of your shortlisted universities or colleges. At times, it can get confusing whether your nationality is accepted or not, in that case, it is wise to visit the official government’s website of that particular country and get confirmed.
At Yes Vidya, satisfied testimonials from many placed students make us the best overseas education consultancy in Kolkata. Our guides and counselors assist students in reading and understanding all information pertaining to specific schools. We also provide our rich knowledge and experience that we’ve gathered over the years after placing satisfied students.
Statement of Purpose/Motivation Letter And Letter of Recommendation- A Statement of Purpose (SOP) is a synopsis of your achievements highlighted with a personal touch. An SOP must contain your skills and how you intend to perform well at the university.
A Letter of Recommendation is a letter that the university seeks from a teacher. A teacher or a guide writes his/her personal and professional opinion about you and consolidates information about your academic performance. Ensure to get both these necessary documents to make your application process easier.
Prepare for IELTS or TOEFL - Once you've done the above, it is time to prepare for your IELTS or TOEFL. Practice as much as you can. Give mock tests. Also, make sure to enroll yourself for the examination well in advance.
Collect Your Documents And Keep Them In Order - It is necessary that you keep all your documents about you. At times, if you’re applying for a program taught in a different language than that of your documents, it is best to have them translated by a competent and authentic translator prior to submission.
Fill In The Application Process - Nowadays, colleges accept applications online. This is also true for documents. Instead of sending your documents by post, you can also upload the soft copies on the university’s portal. Make sure that the application is filled up completely before submission. If needed, ensure that a parent or a guardian recheck your form once before submission.
Prepare For The Interview - Many elite schools take a face-to-face interview before confirming your selection. The interview usually aims at general questions wanting to know future plans, reasons for applying to the particular college, etc. It is necessary that you stay calm, composed and confident while giving the interview.
At Yes Vidya, our expert education consultants are always equipped to guide you through the steps needed to get your education up and running overseas. Give us a ring or drop by our office to speak with our overseas education consultants today!