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Why you should download a university prospectus


Choosing a university or course can be a daunting business. With so many options on the table, it is difficult to make your mind up! For a long time university prospectuses have been the best way to effectively discover what your university or college has on offer for you. Even the move to digitally-based documents hasn’t defeated how popular university prospectuses are.

Nowadays, international students have the chance to access them online! Do you want to know why downloading a prospectus is an effective first step into choosing your university? Keep reading….

1. University prospectus is the most effective way to get to know the university or college of your choice… in a nutshell. With a vast summary of the best of your future university, you can fall in love with it from early on. Universities not only provide it as a guide but also as a way to engage you with the character of the university even when you are still are in your home country.

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2. Easy to get: Goodbye to the long days of wait for the post to arrive. The move from paperback to digital prospectus means that your new shiny university guide is just a click away. You just have to click on ‘download’ and save it in your computer.

3. The best view: With an online prospectus you can get the best overview of the programmes, courses, facilities offered according to your subject as well as the research groups you can participate in. Other content you can access to can be:


·         course information

·         campus facilities

·         accommodation

·         costs and financial support available

·         entry requirements and how to apply.

·         your country of destination main facts

·         support network and societies

·         alumni success stories


4. Check and compare on and offline: Once you download and save your university prospectus, you can check and compare the information provided again and again. You can compare between courses offered by the same university or you can compare what’s on offer in two or more universities, giving you a better chance to choose what’s right for you.

5. Clear deadlines: An online university prospectus gives a clear picture of all the application deadlines in one place, with careful explanation of what you need to do and when. It also allows you to be a step ahead when applying to scholarships and other funding opportunities available at the university or college of your choice.

6. Available in your language: Most online prospectuses are now available in different languages and have very useful information for international students such as life in a new city, accommodation information, medical services and more.

If you are ready to find out what universities around the world have for you, then click here to check our list of university prospectuses, so you can choose and read as many as you like. You can download them from our site absolutely free!

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