There are many students who dream about studying at international universities. However, before seeking admission into any international university, a student has to scrutinize many aspects like the subject he or she will be studying, the entire admission procedure, the admission test for selection, course fees, etc. According to research conducted by BBC, students are more interested in seeking admission to US universities as compared to the rest of the world. Some of the best universities in the world are currently based in the United States, and most students apply for admission to these reputed universities. The following is a discussion on what steps a student should follow before taking admission to a foreign college.
Correct University and Proper Subject Selection
First of all, a student should find the right international university that meets their requirements. Universities constantly update their courses and a student can easily find the subject of his / her choice in such universities.
Here are a few top American universities you can consider for your study destination:
- Columbia University
- The University of Buffalo
- California State University Northridge
- Roger William University
- Santa Clara University
Here are some options for your course selection:
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Science (MS)
- Masters in Media Management
- Masters in Computer Science
- Masters in Psychology
- Masters in Engineering
- Ph.D., and any of the stem courses
Language and Communication Skills
Students must remember that it is imperative to have sufficient English language skills to apply for admission to any foreign university. For your foreign admission, you will be expected to learn and participate in the class and it is very important to have proficiency in English. Besides, the student needs to speak fluent English for communication with teachers and other students. To make sure that your language skills meet such standards, you have to appear for a language test before applying for admission to any international university. Most international foreign universities accept “International English Language Testing Service” (IELTS) or “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL) for admission.
Application & Documentation
Once you have decided the prospective universities and course, you need to fill up the university application forms correctly and properly. International universities make foreign admission decisions based on the student’s academic score and their applicable test scores, such as TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT. GRE or GMAT score will be required if you wish to apply for graduate studies. Apart from your scores, different international universities require multiple documents for your foreign admission. The following is a list of the documents you will most likely need if you are applying to a US International University:
- Past Academic Records.
- SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT test Score
- TOEFL or IELTS score
- Statement of Purpose
- Writing Sample
- Passport Photo
- Application Fees (varies from university to university)
Visa & Funding
Students are given three types of visas to study at a US university. F1 visa for an academic degree course, J Visa for practical training courses and M1 Visa for vocational courses. The visa is valid for education purposes only at the applied universities and students need to ensure that their Visa is updated regularly if they transfer from one university to another. If you want to shift to another university, you need to follow proper rules and documentations. For foreign admission, you will undergo Visa interview and would you have to show that you have enough bank balance to manage your stay in the US. Your student visa allows you to work part-time when you are studying in the US but there are several rules applicable which only a lawyer will be able to explain in detail.
US universities offer two types of funding, scholarship, and financial aid. Most of these funds are allocated to local students. As a result, it is quite a competition for foreign students to receive scholarship and funding.
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Finally, you need to get your acceptance letter from the university and get your Visa approved. After that, you need to check if there is a fee for the seat booking at the university you applied for. By following all the procedures mentioned above, you will surely attend your favorite university and make your dreams come true. However, if you need expert help, at Consult Corporates we focus on providing the best foreign admission services to our students and clients. We have the best in-house writers who can help you with your personal statements, SOPs, essays and guide you at every step of the application. We provide academic consultation to choose proper international universities and step-by-step admission guidance at affordable prices. So feel free to contact us today at +919836155797 or email us at email@example.com. Let our experts guide you to build your academic career.