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What do you need for a study abroad application?

Here’s a low down on the major documents you’ll need to make an application

Your study abroad application is the most important step of your journey and so it is crucial to plan it ahead. It is important to start working months in advance to be able to get admission in your desired institution or course. 

Major documents that you’ll need in order to apply to universities abroad will include:

Application Form

This will include all your personal and professional details.

Statement of Purpose (SOP)

The most important component of your application, this essay will mostly talk about your background, reason to pursue your program in the stated university and your career goals. Invest a lot of time in writing your essay as this is what will help your application stand out in the crowd of thousands of candidates.

Read more: Statement of Purpose 

Transcripts

This is basically your academic record, similar to a consolidated mark sheet like we have in India (easily available from your respective university), which will include all courses you’ve taken with your grades, credits and degree received.

Letter of Recommendation (LOR)

An LOR is an academic letter of recommendation from any of your professors or managers that talks about skills, achievements, experience and contribution in your college or professional organisation. This letter enables the admission council to get an insight in your life and accordingly decide your admission.

Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume

A CV or a resume will give a comprehensive insight into your academic and professional timeline. Ensure to mention all of your degrees, certificates, internships and relevant work experience, but don’t go overboard. Discuss with your counsellor for all the necessary pointers.

Test Scores

As mentioned earlier, your scores will affect your chances to get into your preferred university or college. Therefore, it is mandatory to send your test scores with your application.

Ensure that you apply to your chosen universities or colleges before the deadline. To take the hassle out of the tedious application procedure, our counsellors will guide you through the entire journey. You can come down to your nearest IDP office for a free counselling session anytime.

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