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THE USA: Applying to University

What documents should I include with my university application?

Find out what kinds of documents you should include as part of your application to study abroad, courtesy of an American admissions officer.

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Applying to study abroad is a complex and time consuming process. It’s important that you include the correct documents in your application; otherwise you’re unlikely to be accepted.


We spoke to Richard O’Rourke, an admissions officer who explains which documents students should expect to include within their application.


Check out the below infographic to find out more about the types of documents you will need before studying in the United States. 



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