Studying abroad is something that is very dreamed of for some people. It is not an easy decision, and you need careful preparation so that everything planned will run more smoothly. Well, check out the following tips on preparing to study abroad.
Learning How to Live Independently
Living abroad, you will be required to live independently. Therefore, try to learn independently from now on so as not to be shocked when you are overseas. Life in Indonesia and abroad will be very different like when you look for food, buy daily necessities, and others. So, it is imperative always to get used to being independent for yourself.
Preparing the Necessary Documents
Some countries will require you to apply for a student visa, while some others may not. You need to screen required documents thoroughly on both your target university and the embassy. But here is the usual paperwork you need to complete:
- Registration requirement
- Registration process
- Make a student visa
- Other preparations may include:
- Search for information about lecture programs
- Entry requirements
- How to register
- Search for scholarships as soon as possible
Understanding the Lecture Program Information
If you want to study abroad, of course, you have to find information about lecture programs from various campuses in each country. Information about this is usually delivered in English, so it’s imperative for you to be able to speak English. Each campus and college program also has a diverse school period with various costs.
Preparing Tuition Fees
If you want to study abroad, other important things that need to be prepared are the costs. However, not all overseas campuses offer lecture programs at high prices, such as undergraduate courses in Germany which are cheaper than elite universities in Singapore.
To reduce tuition fees there, you can also look for part-time work that can be done outside of your college hours. Don’t forget to find out the range of living costs in the country you want to go to.
Updating Your Knowledge About the Admission Tests
You must be aware of the fact that the program you are aiming at may require you to pass an admission test first. For instance, if you are pursuing a graduate degree in the medical field in Australia, you must make yourself accustomed to GAMSAT (The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test). Read about the gamsat exam preparation guide on the embedded link to learn more about the test.
Other countries may apply different admission tests. Translating and transcribing your grades may not be enough. Therefore, you should always prepare yourself to learn new things and take some tests.