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Malaysia: Applying to university

Are you ready to apply? Not quite sure yet? When applying to Malaysia, 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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6 Questions to consider when applying abroad

For anyone applying to study abroad, there are many questions to answer throughout the process to ensure you make the right choices. Study abroad is complex and constitutes different things in different countries; the good news is that it means students have many options, and can find something in line with their preferences. Some questions are simple, while some require more thorough consideration and research – in fact, some questions may not even be actually asked of


Application checklist: Essential documents to have close to you

You’ll learn as an international student/applicant, that nothing can be done unless you can successfully prove you are who you say you are. In countries where immigration policy and security is of utmost importance, this can be easier said than done, with long procedures involving lots of paperwork and waiting.   Originals vs. Copies However, you can make things a lot easier for yourself if you keep to hand a file containing the following important

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IELTS vs. TOEFL: Which should you take?

If you aren’t an English native speaker, you’ll almost always be required to sit an English language proficiency test as part of your application to study abroad at an English-speaking university. The two most accepted English language tests worldwide are the International English Language Test System ( IELTS ) and Test of English as a Foreign Language ( TOEFL ) tests.   Whilst both accurately test your level of English and are widely accepted across over

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Top tips for the IELTS writing exam

Being able to write in English to a satisfactory, even high level will be important when you study abroad. No matter the course you intend to study, you’ll need these skills when it comes to assessments such as essay writing and exam scenarios. This is why the writing portion of the IELTS exam is so important.   As you’ll be aware, there are two versions of the IELTS test: Academic and General Training . Depending on the test you're taking, you'll be presented