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Singapore: Applying to university

Are you ready to apply? Not quite sure yet? When applying to study in Singapore, 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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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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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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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