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What are the study abroad application intakes?

Learn everything about admissions and study intakes abroad

When is the right time to apply to an international university? The process to apply to a university overseas is not the same as applying to a university in Nepal, the universities abroad accept applications at multiple study intakes in an academic year. Thus, when you apply to universities in countries like Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand or the UK and the US, you can choose from an intake more suited to your course requirements. So, if you miss September intake this year, you can apply to study in the January intake in the following year, instead of waiting another year.

What are the different types of study abroad intakes?

A majority of universities and colleges abroad offer two intakes- in Fall and, in Spring. The fall intake usually starts in September and, the Spring intake begins in January. Various universities and colleges also accept applications for some specific courses in Summer intake that begins in April. 

The intakes also referred to as terms or semesters, may vary for a program and the institution. Before applying, you must always verify the official website of your preferred institution to confirm for which intakes the course you want to pursue is available.  

What to consider when choosing an intake?  

When choosing an intake, you must consider the availability of your preferred program, your academic records, entrance test scores, acceptance rates, job opportunities and your promptness on joining the course. It is always recommended to start with your applications at least 10-12 months before the date of commencement of your program. If you wish to apply for the Fall semester, ensure to get all your scores by April and for Spring, start no later than August. 

Are you ready to study abroad? We can help you choose the right study intake. Visit your nearest IDP office and we will help you make the right decision. All our counselling sessions are free, and our experienced counsellors help you with university and course selection, application procedure, offer letters, visa process and pre-departure briefings.


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