Undergraduate study abroad

We offer a step-by-step action plan for anyone hoping to enroll in an international undergraduate program.

A bachelor's degree is one of the first stages of higher education: it provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in their chosen field, preparing them for a subsequent professional career or further education at a higher level.

Enrolling in an undergraduate program abroad is not as difficult as it may seem: it's just important to be aware of some of the peculiarities of the process.

Select the country of study

The study process differs from country to country in terms of both the length of the program and its content. For example, a bachelor's degree in England lasts only 3 years, while in the U.S. it takes 4 years, but the program allows students to choose a variety of subjects and create an individual study plan.

We have collected information about the specifics of admission and study in some countries to make it easier for you to compare conditions and make a choice in favor of a particular country.

Finding a scholarship and selecting a university

Many international universities are eager to help prospective foreign students study on their campuses and become part of a global community. A wide range of scholarship programs available to international students, many of which are funded by universities, governments, or private foundations. These programs either fully or partially cover the cost of study, and some offer monthly stipends, accommodation, and much more.

Learn more about the types of grants and eligibility requirements, and find the program that is right for you.

Taking exams

To confirm academic readiness for study abroad programs, most universities require standardized test scores: SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, or IELTS/TOEFL (to test English language proficiency).

The list of exams depends on the university you choose. We help you prepare for the most popular tests: IELTS and SAT. You can learn more in our materials and webinars with experts.

Our experts can check IELTS Writing before you take the exam. Use the form to get tips on how to improve your writing.
Essay writing

Foreign universities are known for their rigorous selection process: admissions committees strive to consider the applicant's personality, talents, and ambitions. At the same time, academic grades sometimes take a back seat, and an applicant's most important and valuable document becomes the essay.

A properly written motivational essay will tell you about skills, education level, upbringing, literacy, and intentions, so it is important to approach its writing with inspiration and a good understanding of what is being asked of you.

Study our materials and attend webinars with our experts to create an original essay that will snag an admissions committee.

Our experts can check your essay before you submit your application. Use the form to get recommendations on how to improve your work.
Documents preparation

The list of application documents will vary depending on the university you choose, but in general, you should prepare the following minimum package:

  • High school certificate;
  • Language test results (IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent);
  • A motivational letter in English;
  • Letters of recommendation from two or three faculty members in English.

Also, depending on the university you choose, you may be required to submit:

  • SAT, GMAT and other exam results, depending on the program and country of application;
  • Portfolio of work, scientific articles with DOI reference.

Some universities require international students to complete a Foundation Program. This is a specialized educational program for applicants that includes academic subjects, language training, and the development of key skills.

Our experts will help you check your set of documents. Use the form to get guidance before submitting your application.
Sending application

Sending an application to a university is a key stage in the admissions process, it requires careful and systematic preparation. You need to:

  • choose a university and a program;
  • prepare the necessary documents;
  • complete the online application form and pay, if payment is required;
  • upload and submit your documents;
  • if necessary, go for an interview.
Visa processing

Obtaining a student visa is a separate step that takes time and effort.

We have compiled an indicative list of documents required to apply for a visa in various countries.

Grants and scholarships can cover tuition and, in some cases, accommodation, flights, health insurance, etc. However, it is also worthwhile for students to prepare their own funds. To help you plan, we provide a rough estimate of costs for the major stages of enrollment and study abroad.