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Study abroad: Applying to university

Are you ready to apply? Not quite sure yet? When applying to study abroad, 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 test explained

IELTS is an English language proficiency test for higher education application and migration purposes, recognised by more than 10,000 organisations worldwide. If you want to study abroad in an English-speaking environment, you will need to prove your English skills with a test such as IELTS. Even if you are a native-English speaker, you may still need to show official proof of your English language abilities.   The first point to note is that there are two types of IELTS


What are the benefits of the IELTS test?

As a prospective international student, you’ll be aware of the importance of demonstrating your English language proficiency as part of the university application process. You’ll also know that several English language tests are accepted to prove you meet the English entry requirements. With all of these test options, you'll probably ask yourself what sets the IELTS test apart and what makes IELTS so popular. We are here to answer these questions and more on the benefits of an IELTS


What is a letter of recommendation?

When applying to university or college, you will be asked to supply certain documents as part of the process. One component is the letter of recommendation or LOR for short. This is a letter written by someone that can recommend you to the institution you are applying to. Not all universities require a letter of recommendation so you will need to check.   The letter will give the university admissions team some more insights into you as a person and how well suited you


Understanding English language test scores

If you’ve been researching and investigating studying abroad you’ll know by now that being able to demonstrate your English language proficiency is an essential part of the application process if you intend to study at an English medium university. Universities require you to submit scores from approved English language tests to show that you can meet the criteria needed for academic study.   One thing that can prove tricky is understanding how the test scores are