The basics

Study abroad: Applying to university

Are you ready to apply? Not quite sure yet? When applying to study abroad, there are several factors to take into consideration, including the country’s education system and study culture – it’s likely very different to what you’re used to, but then that’s why you’ve chosen to study abroad after all! Let us enlighten you as to how things are done abroad and what you can expect, so your application has the very best chance of being accepted.

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IELTS Indicator under the microscope

If you’ve been readying your application to a university abroad you will be aware of the need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. The primary way in which you can do so is by submitting the results and scores you have achieved in an English language test. You may be familiar with some of the tests that are accepted by institutions, such as IELTS and TOEFL.   However, the advent of coronavirus and the closure of a number of testing centres has meant


IELTS test explained

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The perfect student research tool

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