What is the procedure to study abroad?

Asked by Nana Rai almost 2 years ago

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The procedure is not too complex, in general all countries follow a set pattern. You just need to prepare all your records and follow some steps. The main factors you will need to consider are the standard tests and documents. These are not a part of your previous education and the ones that you can control. These are GRE/GMAT, language tests, SOP, LORs, Essays. In many cases universities judge your applications on how you prepare them.

Basically, listing all the important steps covers all parts of study abroad procedure. Pay more attention to specific details to be ensured.


  1. Choose a country, institute and then a program
  2. Prepare your academic transcripts like undergraduate degree, school reports etc.
  3. Keep necessary documents like ID, passport, photos etc.
  4. Give standardized tests (required by the program)
  5. Prepare standard requirements like SOP, LORs and Essays
  6. Apply to the online application
  7. Fill out the application and submit all required documents
  8. Answer all questions and submit the application
  9. Wait for institute’s reply
  10. After selection, start your visa and scholarship process

Standardized tests like GMAT/GRE and a language proficiency test are necessary. GMAT is essential for business programs abroad. Even if your institute does not ask for a GMAT/GRE, submit it anyway. It will boost up your application. A language proficiency test is an absolute requirement. Most abroad courses are taught in English so popular tests are TOEFL, IELTS and PTE.

Do not underestimate your SOP, LORs and Essays. These documents can be a deciding factor in your admission procedure. You can prepare your SOP a month before to get an idea. LORs are to be requested 2-3 months prior to submission of the application from your recommenders. And there is basically no recommended time for Essay preparations. You can start practicing Essays a year or two when you plan for abroad studies.

Remember that some specialized programs require a relevant undergraduate degree. Suppose you are applying for a STEM course, you will be asked to present some specific subjects like mathematics, science etc. And for business programs, you will need work experience. Check all requirements of the program beforehand.

Are you planning a abroad program? If you are interested to know the procedure and methods of applying to a university let me know. Our team here can help you determine the best universities abroad according to your academic records and curriculars.

Tarun Mathur

Tarun Mathur

Sr. Consultant

Studying abroad is an exciting journey, and it's great that you're considering it! The process can vary a bit depending on where you're from and where you want to study, but here's a general outline of the steps you'll need to take:

Research and Choose a Destination: First, think about where you'd like to study. Different countries offer different experiences and education systems. For example, the U.S. and the U.K. are popular destinations and known for their diverse range of courses.

Select a Course and University: Once you've decided on a country, look for universities and courses that align with your interests and career goals. 

Check Eligibility and Requirements: Prepare Your Application: Gather all necessary documents, such as academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. 
Apply for Scholarships/Financial Aid: Studying abroad can be costly. As of 2023, the average annual tuition fee in the U.S. for international students is around $25,000 to $35,000. In the U.K., it's about £12,000 to £20,000. Look for scholarships, grants, or education loans to help cover these costs.
Remember, studying abroad is not just about academics. It's a chance to explore a new culture, meet people from all over the world, and gain independence. Good luck, and enjoy your adventure!

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