Studying abroad is no easy feat, especially when you don't know how to study abroad from India. It starts by studying for your school exams and proving your English is good enough to complete your overseas studies. However, what shouldn't be hard is submitting your study abroad application!
This post outlines 4 easy strategies you can implement today that will put you on the road to success in your quest to study abroad after graduation from India.
1. Do Your Research
When planning to study abroad, you've got to do your research on your
The decision you take now may shape your career and future, so make sure you’ve done the research.
A big decision, I know, but help is at hand.
Firstly, be sure to check out the university website. This will not only give you information about the course you’re interested in, but it’ll tell you a lot about other aspects of university life for an international student.
These aspects combined will ultimately help you make the right decision.
We are here to help too.
Being from the UK and having studied at British universities, we know first hand what to expect.
We can answer all of your questions and even answer the questions your parents have - we know they’ll want you to make the right choice too.
Researching your course and modules is key for a good study abroad application. It’ll help you write a personalised statement of purpose and also help when it comes to gaining a student visa.
As mentioned above, we’re here to help you along the way - that’s our job (and we love it), but the university also wants to help you feel comfortable with your decision, so make sure you’re getting in touch with them directly too.
Most universities will have student ambassadors that are on hand to give you the insider info.
Like you, they’ll often be international students themselves, so they’ll be able to tell you all about the finer details.
University representatives based in your country are also great at keeping in touch with you throughout your study abroad application.
When I worked for a University, I’d often travel to India and meet for a coffee with students and parents.
Putting minds at ease and helping with anything I could - in short, there’s a tonne of guidance when making an application to study overseas.
3. Keep your options open
Not everything in life is guaranteed - we know that. It’s always best to have a plan B, just in case Plan A doesn’t… well, go to plan!
Having a backup university choice or even a different course choice in mind will help with your study abroad application, in case of any bumps along the way.
Keep an open mind and you’ll avoid disappointment. From first-hand experience, I’ve known courses to fill up quickly!
The good thing is, if you apply to a few different universities, they won’t know!
So if you’re worried about one university taking an offer away because you’ve applied somewhere else too - this certainly won’t be the case.
4. Be organised
An incomplete study abroad application can delay your offer letter - believe me, I’ve seen this before and you’ll want to avoid it.
We’ll let you know everything you’ll need to have a complete application so that we can get you an offer as quickly as possible.
We’ll keep a track of everything, but it’ll be good if you do this too.
Deadlines are important too. You don’t want to run out of time.
Our job is to make sure this doesn’t happen, so keep organised, stick to deadlines and you’ll have a university offer before you know it!
Final Thought on Study Abroad Applications
Getting that offer to study at your dream university overseas may seem like an impossible task.
Following the above steps will certainly help.
Starting the process as early as possible, keeping an open mind and being well organised is all it takes.
Using a free service, such as an education agent (like us!) will put your mind at ease.