The decision to apply to foreign universities is a bold one and very exciting for students who look to get on with this enticing chapter of their lives. The first step that students should be taking is to figure out the application procedures of the foreign universities that are looking to get into.
We aim to aid such students by compiling a list they need to follow which will help them avoid any hassles during their application process.
Most universities have deadlines for accepting applications which are usually 6 months before the start of the course, and some even accept applications a month or so before the course starts. High-ranking universities usually take in applications a year before the course starts, so you should check the deadlines of each university you are looking to get admission in and apply as soon as possible.
Each university will have different requirements, so always check with the ones you are applying so that you are ready with everything before-hand. However, please make sure you have the basic documents mentioned below, as you will need these at any university you go to.
Make sure you have your passport, with which you will get a visa letter. You also need to collect transcripts from the previous schools you have gone to. Your next step would be to collect your bank statements from the past 6 months or more. This is just to prove that you are capable of financially support yourself. Universities usually have a minimum amount limit set, so check with each university regarding this limit before you apply.
Apart from all your usual mark sheets and certificates, you also need to show the results of the admission test. When you are applying to foreign universities, you have to take tests like GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS or SAT. These tests are mandatory as their scores are reviewed by the foreign universities.
Make sure you have all these documents ready with you when you are applying to a university. This will help make the documentation process much easier by keeping things organized.
Once the university has reviewed your application, you should expect to receive your acceptance letter within a week or two. You may then be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to the university which will secure your admission.
This admission fee is applied by the universities in order to cover the charges for reviewing students’ applications. This may differ from university to university, so be sure to check with each one about their policy for the applicants to secure admission.
These are the steps you need to follow in order to ensure a smooth application process. Please note that universities may have additional requirements as per their rules, so you need to check with each one before you send in your application. All the best!