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THE USA: Applying to University

What admissions test do I take for graduate study?

Learn which admissions test you should take if you’re considering completing your graduate education in America

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Next to sorting out your visa and choosing a graduate programme that’s right for you, it can also be difficult to get your head around the admissions process for US graduate schools.


We spoke to Taro, a Japanese student who studied in America. He explains the admission tests required for different US graduate programmes.



A test for all graduate schools, standing for Graduate Record Examinations 


Business schools only


Law school only


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Top tips on how to apply to universities in the USA

The application system for universities in America is unique in a number of ways, and can be quite hard to grasp. But don’t worry, we’ve spoken to international students and professionals from within the industry, to give you all the information you need. After reading this, you’ll know everything about how to put together the best application to universities, so that you can make your dream of a study abroad adventure in America finally come true!  


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Can you give the “perfect timeline” for an international student thinking of applying to the US? 'When I’m speaking with students I recommend that they begin 10-15 months prior to when they actually want to start their university programme.  That might sound like a long time but when we speak to students on arrival we ask them how they did their research, the students who feel most confident began in their final year of high school/secondary school or even