The basics

Study abroad: Applying to university

Are you ready to apply? Not quite sure yet? When applying to study abroad, there are several factors to take into consideration, including the country’s education system and study culture – it’s likely very different to what you’re used to, but then that’s why you’ve chosen to study abroad after all! Let us enlighten you as to how things are done abroad and what you can expect, so your application has the very best chance of being accepted.

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International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

When you apply to study abroad for a programme taught in English, you may need to complete a language proficiency test to prove your English is of an acceptable standard. Whilst different universities may require you to meet specific entrance requirements, your International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test score will be commonly accepted at institutions in the UK , USA , Australia , New Zealand , Hong Kong and Ireland .   Read our overview of IELTS

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10 Things you should really ask a university

As you may know, you can ask a university any questions which you have about them by clicking on the ‘Contact institution’ button whenever you see it on our site. This way you can begin a conversation with them; let them get to know you; and obtain all the information you need to make an informed decision about where you study.   But what should you ask?   It can be easy to simply ask about the scholarship opportunities they offer. However institutions

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How to plan your studies abroad with Hotcourses Abroad

So you’ve decided that you want to study abroad. But you don’t know where to start – you might not even know where or what you want to study! Don’t worry, Hotcourses Abroad is your one-stop shop for everything study abroad related. Let us show you how we can help you through each stage of your journey, from research through to applying & getting ready, and then student life in another country....   1. First of all, who are we?