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Doodle Nandi is a content editor for Hotcourses India- an IDP company, and helps write articles that help students with their study abroad journey.

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25 May 2018 504 Book icon 3 mins Share

Why download a university prospectus when looking to study overseas?

A prospectus could be your saviour when deciding on which course to choose and where to stay in a different country...

25 May 2018 504 Book icon 3 mins Share
Doodle Nandi

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Why download a university prospectus when looking to study overseas?

A prospectus is a document that most international students need to research additional information about universities and colleges abroad. It gives you almost 80% of the information that you don’t get on the university website. Often every institute website has a link to their prospectus, but to make it easier for you, you can check the download prospectus option for different universities abroad on Hotcourses India’s website, which looks like this:

Reasons why you must download a prospectus when looking for your education abroad are as follows:

1. Quick overview:

A prospectus is the best source of information that gives you a quick overview about any university or college in a foreign country.

  • Besides giving you regular information about a university and its achievements, a prospectus serves as a student handbook that tells you about the rich student experience.
  • It is the best guide you can have to know what other international students think of your chosen university.  
  • It also tells you about courses students choose to study at a university and what prospects those courses hold.
  • It also serves as an information brochure, keeping you aware of scholarships and grants available in your area of study.

2. Saves time:

When you download an online prospectus, it saves a lot of time because you don’t have to wait for days to receive a copy by post. Since we all are influenced by the digital web that surrounds us, downloading a prospectus online isn’t going to cost you much. On our website, you can download them for free!

3. Compare:

You can compare your choices between two different universities by reading different prospectuses. When you compare, you get a broader view about the university life on campus, the life off campus, the cost of living at different cities, employment options, companies located in the region and more.

  • You get to study the job market around the region where you are going to study.
  • You get to know the satisfaction amongst international students studying in the country that you have chosen.
  • You also understand your financial circumstances, and which university and country are more affordable to you.
  • You can understand which way of learning works best for you: learning by doing or learning through simulation or is it learning in traditional classrooms or learning within larger peer groups. 

4. Deadline blues:

A prospectus gives you a concrete idea of when to apply to a university abroad. It helps you compare application deadlines and plan early on so that you don't miss any crucial deadlines and fall short of option later. 

5. It comes in all shapes and sizes:

Prospectuses come in different shapes and sizes and colour. It feels good when you get a copy of your favourite university prospectus in your favourite colour and an easy-to-carry size. We all like a prospectus that looks attractive, and its rich content appeals to our senses and imagery.

Some students might argue saying why need a prospectus in the age of social media when you can get to know about universities and colleges across various media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Though that’s quite true, a prospectus gives you something more substantial and helps you weigh your options clearly.

You can not only request a prospectus, but also make an enquiry to a university through our website. Check the screenshot below on how to make an enquiry to a university. This process helps you fetch information from a university admissions team in a short span of time.

A prospectus is an invaluable support for you when you don’t know where to look up for the inside information of a university or college overseas. When you speak to our counsellors next time, don’t forget to ask for a prospectus of the university you are enquiring about. It will help you cross-check every information and also give you a better clarity of where you are heading to.

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