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International Requirements for Universities

International Requirements for Universities
(Last Updated On: July 24, 2020)

International Requirements for Universities

You decided to become an international student, and you want to study at a university in the United States or Europe. Many think that applying to a university in other countries is complicated.

More information and research raises the chances you get in being accepted as a student in international universities you wish to apply. This blog provides tips for your application process in the universities of your dream. This blog will also enumerate the different requirements for international studies.

Keep your options open

It is always advisable to apply to at least three universities even if they are in different locations. Don’t get disappointed if you failed in one of them. Sometimes things don’t go exactly what you want. Think outside of the box and don’t get discouraged.

Be realistic and informed

The probability of being accepted by the university increases when you have checked and read the academic requirements carefully. You can contact the department of international students or an adviser from the university if you don’t have a clear idea about the conditions. Sometimes, you need to check the details of admission on the program’s webpage, but you need to check if it is up-to-date.

International Requirements for Universities

Discover how you can apply

In some universities, applications can be submitted directly to their website. Applicants can submit all the required documents or send them by post. Other countries use a specific online platform that gives applicants easy access, increasing the possibility of applying to many universities at once. Some websites added features that help applicants in choosing their degrees, especially if they are not sure which field of study to choose.

Pay attention to details

Make sure you follow the exact steps and place the names of the universities in the order of your preferences when you apply to more universities simultaneously through various online systems. Applicants need to pay attention to details during the application process so that they don’t end up missing their favorite study destination.

Write a great motivation letter

A letter of motivation is needed for some universities. Examples of it can be found on the internet, but it is better that your letter stands out than the rest. Try writing with utmost honesty and share your experiences that are related to the academic requirements and the program that you have chosen. Make sure that to explain how much it means to you to study at the university. You also need to explain what you can gain and offer in return as one of their students.

Be careful with the paperwork

The documents you need to submit to the university need to be translated into the official language of that country and legally certified by proper authority. Ensure that you have carefully read the required documents and prepare them the soonest. Early submission of the documents gives you a great advantage. You will have enough time to make the necessary changes to the documents in the case that you’ve done something wrong if you have prepared it early.

International Requirements for Universities

Applying to international universities in Europe, China or the United States

The requirements or rules for international studies vary depending on which country you applied to. The application process is more likely to be easier and receive a reply faster, if you are from the EU and apply to a university from an EU country as well. Most applications for a bachelor’s degree in the United Kingdom universities pass through the UCAS system, and you can submit requests for postgraduate programs through the website of the universities or the UKPASS system.

Aspirants need to pass through a pre-application procedure and check the criteria of eligibility of your prior studies if they plan want to be admitted in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Germany. Applicants need to pass an entrance examination, auditions, or present a portfolio if you are applying to EEA countries.

How to apply in countries outside the EU

Distance education certificates, night school certificates, or part-time high schools are not recognized in Switzerland.  Applicants need to pass the maturity examination, the Swizz version for international baccalaureate.

Aspirants with intentions of applying to U.S. schools need to start searching for a program two years before they plan to enter.  They also need to contact university advisors/officers one year before they submit the necessary documents.  Aspiring students need to meet minimum academic and English level entry requirements to be admitted to a U.S. degree or pathway program. Generally, U.S. schools require scores from the following English language exams:

The aspirant also needs a good grade in a previous academic study, which is equivalent to the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA for admission to their chosen degree.  You may be able to join a bachelor’s or master’s degree program immediately if you have advanced English proficiency.

In China, an age limit is applied. Applicant’s above 30 are disqualified for a Bachelor’s degree. The age limit for postgraduate studies is 40 years old.

Applying for Studies in Australia is possible through the UAC website. The effective system attracts international students since it provides a guide for the application procedure. The site offers education advisors/agents in all countries who will provide complete details and information to future international students about applying to a university. You can also have a clearer picture of the degree names and levels through the Qualifications Framework (AQF) for higher education.

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