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Sweden: Applying to university

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


Essentials: IELTS - The International English Language Testing System

If you want to study in an English-speaking country, you'll have to prove that you can understand and communicate in English effectively before you commence your studies. We take a look at the all-important IELTS English language test and tell you everything you need to know...   Note: This is just a brief introduction to the IELTS test. You can read our full guide to IELTS which goes into more detail.   What is IELTS? IELTS is a

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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