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.
There is a wide range of scholarship programs offered by universities, organizations, and the government. These programs have different goals and eligibility criteria, but depending on the terms and conditions, you can get an education completely free or with substantial financial assistance.
Learn more about the types of grants and eligibility requirements, and find the program that is right for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.