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What you should research about a university before applying?

With numerous universities that are all excellent in their own right, you may find it difficult to choose your top three and create a focused application. Here’s where the right kind of research will help.

Posted by Team Edisol

Seeking education abroad is an important decision that has the power to define your future. Rather than choosing a university based on your friends’ choice or the current trend, do some focused research. This will help you be happier with the course you want to study, with the faculty who teaches you, with the tuition fees and accommodation expenses that you will need to bear.

What are the factors you should research about?

1. University rankings

This is done by many organisations taking into consideration factors like a university’s faculty, campus life, job prospects, and curriculum. Choose one that offers you the best of all worlds, or make a list of what’s the important factor and concentrate there.

We have highly ranked universities divided by course listed right here.

2. Admission criteria

All universities have a set of admission eligibility criteria to select the right applicant from the many who apply. Ensure that you have a high probability of getting accepted by studying these requirements closely. They may outline minimum test scores, years of study, or scores in certain subjects. If you don’t meet a particular criterion, ensure that you can by the time you need to apply.

3. Courses and course structure

If you’re open to courses under a broad category like Humanities or already know the exact course you want to study, filter universities according to it. Next, see how the course is structured across semesters, with internships or practical training thrown in. Make your selection on a study pattern that suits you the most.

4. Faculty

Your professors can impact your level of study and training to the largest extent. So, choose a university which offers you the chance to study under renowned lecturers known in their field of study. Study faculty bios on the university website, and pick a college that allows you to learn from the best.

5. Fees

Your university fees may be divided into tuition fees per semester and include housing costs and on-campus food plans too. Take all this into consideration to select a university that you can afford to go to. Check your scholarship options as well and see if you can qualify for one.

Meticulous research will help you narrow down on a list of universities that you can apply to. Make sure your shortlist doesn’t have more than 5 colleges.

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