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Tips on how to choose the right university to study overseas

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[:en]Choosing a university is one of the biggest decisions that you will make in terms of your education as it is deemed by many to be the passport to the future and it can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start.

These days there are more graduates in favour of overseas education; it enhances employability, develops language skills and offers the chance to travel.

However, with so many choices out there, which one will really be the right one for you?

So here it goes, think about which subjects you enjoyed studying the most in junior college or polytechnic, and have a particular interest in. Of course, the next thing will be where you want to study in – whether in smaller towns or bigger cities. Some will be looking at the a nearer country like Australia instead of the United Kingdom because it is easier to travel back home. Some will prefer the serenity and quaintness of New Zealand, while some love the bustling life-style in the UK. And which is you?
The cost to study overseas
Let’s get real, education in most countries is very expensive. When looking to study overseas, it’s definitely wise to look into the various finance options available; loans, grants, and scholarships. In many cases you will have to prove your ability to finance all of your studies when applying for a visa, so you’ll have to look within your budget. We know that international education can be expensive, and thus many institutions are providing financial aids to help international students mitigate the costs of their studies. There are even accommodation scholarships available in some universities too. Next, work on the budget you can afford to spend on tuition and living expenses for this will help determine a country or city to study in.


Details of the course content
Since there are so many degrees and programs available, you need to stay focus on picking something you’re passionate about, or want to pursue as a career. Afterall, you wouldn’t want to waste spending a few years on studying things you don’t enjoy.

Have a look at the module selection and ensure that the subject content fits in with your interests. Some universities allow you to tailor your course by picking and mixing modules or you can even major in them. Certain universities offer double degrees that appeal to your interests. Ask us!
The International University Rankings
Rankings can give you a good overall idea of how good universities are in comparison to each other, and how an institution is viewed externally.

It’s worth seeing which universities are particularly renowned for the subject you’ve chosen as they may be ranked better for particular subjects rather than overall.

 
Going to university is a big and exciting life decision, for it prepares you well - both for work and life. This will be the only time when you get to travel the world with no commitments but to study and learn about new cultures. Studying overseas is a life-time experience which you will not regret.

Let us be part of this amazing journey with you. We give you the advice and all the help needed to get you to fulfil your study dream.

 
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