Updated: May 4, 2021
Are you planning to continue your studies overseas? Well, just like any other adventure, studying also requires proper planning and preparations. We highlight a few essential points every student should consider as they embark on a new academic journey.
Plan early: As soon as you develop interest to study abroad, make an appointment with a study abroad advisor/consultant who will lead you through the right path including career guidance, helping you with admissions, visa and other essential steps as well as allocating you to the most preferable institution of your choice. Do this one year in advance.
Research your curriculum. If you are looking at a study abroad program outside of your country, it is advisable to do your own research on the classes/courses you would need to take while abroad and understand the requirements you have to fulfill. Some courses have very particular entry and study requirements before one can become qualified. eg. Medicine and Architecture
Look for funding and research opportunities. If you are student interested in financial assistance, you might want to look into universities with funding and research opportunities. Most research funding is available at the postgraduate level, however, undergraduates can also tap into a variety of funding options as well.
Do More Research. If studying abroad sounds good to you, begin by scheduling a conversation with a study abroad or global education officer, and then start researching. Talk with your parents, friends and professionals within your network about your future plans. Explore your career preferences and gather as much information as you can. Also research your university, destination country and the options that suit your needs. Make an informed decision and get on track for a brilliant future!