10 Things You Should Really Ask A
University, If You Want To Study
Abroad Posted: 27-May-2015 [14:48:41] into Study Abroad by myschool paul for school | 10 Comments It can be easy to simply ask about the scholarship opportunities a university offers. However, institutions
receive hundreds of such enquiries, so your message
won’t stand out.
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The more unique or personalized your question or
enquiry, the more likely it will resonate with the
university staff member who reads it; it will be
something different from what they see normally. There are a lot of other things you should be asking.
Just think of everything which you would want to
know about a university you might be studying at
(especially one in a completely different country from
your own). So what should you ask? ‘Where can I live?’ Do you know what accommodation the institution
offers? Is this accommodation on or off-campus? How
expensive is this accommodation and what’s
included? Are you guaranteed a place in on-campus
accommodation in your first year? What support is
there to find accommodation off-campus? ‘What’s the international student body
like?’ What proportion of students currently enrolled are
from overseas? What countries do these students
come from? Are there many students from your own
country? If so, are there any specific clubs or societies
which are tailored to students from here? ‘How is the course taught?’ Is the course taught through lectures, lab work or
seminars? How many students are in these classes?
What is the structure of a normal lecture/seminar?
Will you work independently, or with one or more
students as part of group-work? How many hours can
you expect to spend on campus each week? Does this include face-time with your professors in their office
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You can start speaking to overseas universities
through Hotcourses Abroad. Simply search on the site for a university or course you’re interested in. When
you see the ‘Contact Institution’ button, click it to
send a question to a relevant staff member at that
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