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4 Reasons why downloading prospectuses makes sense

What are the benefits of downloading official university prospectuses from Hotcourses Abroad? Find out now...

Download prospectuses for universities from around the world

As you will have seen by going through our site, we present you with numerous opportunities to download a prospectus for those institutions which you are browsing, or which we feel you may be interested in.


What is a university prospectus?

A prospectus is a traditionally-printed brochure produced by a university which tells prospective applicants everything they need to know about them before they apply. This includes the university's history, objectives & mission statements, courses, facilities, charity work, societies & clubs, and much more. 

Years ago, you would have to attend a university fair, visit the university or ask for the university to deliver you a prospectus if you wanted one. But now you can download them for free to your device through our site, wherever you are. When you see a university or course you're interested in here on Hotcourses Abroad, click on the 'Download Prospectus' button to get their prospectus there and then. It's that simple!

Visit our Download Prospecus page now to browse all the prospectuses we offer.


Why should you download prospectus?

Don’t wait

While universities still send out print-versions of their prospectuses, many are trying to phase this out increasingly, in favour of download versions (usually in PDF form). With so many requests for prospectuses each year, these can take a few days or even weeks to arrive by mail. This is further exacerbated if bad weather delays mail delivery, or in the case of international students, these have to be sent overseas. By the time the prospectus arrives in the mail, you may not be as interested in a particular course or university. Now, you can find a university you’re interested in, and be reading their prospectus seconds later.


Save paper

Prospectuses can be quite thick, and are usually printed on a very fine quality of paper. This isn’t exactly the most environmentally-friendly of practices, but was at one time the only available option. Now other facets of life are becoming more digitised with Mother Nature in mind; for instance, in offices, employees will be encouraged to email documents, rather than print them out where possible. By downloading a prospectus, you’ll be doing that little bit for the Earth.


Take them on-the-go

With cloud software readily available, and most individuals working across multiple devices (tablets, laptops, desktops, smartphones etc.) simultaneously, we have more say in when we want to perform a function or task. Previously, we might have had to set aside a certain amount of time to read through prospectuses; something which might involve coordinating our schedules with parents or friends to do this together.

Now you can download a prospectus, and copy it across your devices. When you’re on the train for a long period of time, you can use the time productively; or if researching universities becomes too much for one sitting, you can leave the tab open and return to it later. If you approach researching courses in the best possible state of mind, you’ll see it less like necessary work, and instead will be more enthusiastic about applying.


Download multiple copies

We’ve all lost that one file on our computer and have spent ages searching for it (or we might have deleted it by accident). You can download as many prospectuses as you like on our site,  so you can simply go back to the provider page and re-download it if necessary.

Additionally, at one time, attending an education fair where universities handed out their prospectuses, required being selective with which ones you took. Carrying a bag full of prospectuses you won’t actually read won’t just be strain on your arms, but they’ll also take up a lot of space in your house. This isn’t exactly helpful when you’re not sure what you’re looking for; being too selective may result in restricting your choices.


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