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6 Common Mistakes To Avoid During The Study-Abroad Application Process

Mistakes To Avoid During Study Abroad Application Process

The whole concept of studying in an abroad university and interacting with various students from diverse backgrounds can be very stimulating and stressful. But were here to tell you that you dont need to accentuate so much about it. Most abroad universities require international students to bring diversity on their campuses to enhance the experience for the students in the college community. Below are some of the common mistakes committed by students during the abroad application process and some quick fixes to them.

There Is Nothing Called Enough Research:

You havent done enough research if you only know a handful of universities and course options. Research helps you find out the best universities which are a perfect fit for your needs and goals. You should also learn about scholarship opportunities, cost of living, campus location, weather, etc.

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Not Having A Legitimate Plan:

When applying for masters choosing subjects that are similar to that of your bachelors degree will give you more scope back in India. Also, abroad universities have different schedules and programs unlike Indian universities and hence you should be prepared with the required documentation to submit during the application process. Admission counselors can only help you regarding your application, other visa and living requirements should be taken care of separately.

Forgetting To Blow Horn on Your Profile:

Abroad universities want to take international students who have merits and a great profile. Not boasting enough about your achievements will hinder your process. If you were in sports, drama, theatre or music, write about it, if you have your own business, write about it. Its necessary to let them know that you have accomplished things in your life. Work well on your statement of purpose and LOR as they represent your skills and eligibility to enter into the university and give them an overview of what you will bring to their college community. Now, that doesnt mean you add things you havent done or gloat too much.

Procrastinating Job Search:

Planning in a new country can be stressful but you should make sure you have a job right after a few days of your arrival. It will help you with cover living expenses and also provide you a chance to explore the city. Countries like Australia and the UK are really expensive and hence looking for a part-time job will be of good help to your pocket.

Being Careless About Post-Arrival Goals:

Getting a visa and enrolling in your desired university is not enough you should start planning for the future, talk to professors and admission counselors regarding your internships, job placements after course completion, etc. You should start considering your after graduation career plans and seek information about opportunities that are available regarding your course.

Preparing A Scanty Budget-Layout:

Considering only tuition fees and accommodation is not enough. You should plan for emergencies, other living expenses, transportation, etc. Apply for scholarships in your university, dont be afraid of rejection or not meeting their requirements. Always look for scholarships as they provide lots of benefits and fee exemptions to the selected scholars.

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Lastly, youre not all alone in this. You can always ask embassies, consultants and agencies are all there to cater to your needs. Dont refrain from asking for help or suggestions.

Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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