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Study abroad : Applying to University

Series – How to prepare for university application

In this series, we look at ways to prepare for an admissions interview, test, presentation, or performance. Find out what you may be asked to do and how to make sure you’re ready for it.

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When it comes to applying to university, it can often feel like there are so many hurdles to get over. Whether that’s gaining the qualifications you need, filling out the relevant forms, applying for visas or just waiting to hear back, it can feel like there are a lot of steps until you reach your goal of being accepted. 


One aspect that can feel like the biggest hurdle is going through an admissions test, interview or presentation.  


While these aren’t necessarily a part of each university’s application process and will even differ depending on the course you’re applying to, they are a reality for many prospective students and can be daunting. 


They don’t have to be. Preparation is a key element that can calm your nerves and help you succeed. 


In this series, we look at how you can prepare depending on what the university has asked you to do: 



An admissions interview is often the last, but the most daunting step towards university. We look at the top three things you can do to prepare for this important meeting. 


Having to take a test can be worrying at the best of times. However, when a test is between you and your dream university even more so. We look at the best way to prepare for an upcoming admissions test. 



If you're asked to prepare a presentation or performance as part of your university application, it’s important to know where to start. We’ve got some advice on how to ace this part of your study journey. 


Have questions about any other aspect of the application process? Find out more

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