It’s out! You finally got your SPM result! No matter the result, be proud of yourself and give yourself some credit for it because starting today, you will get the chance to study abroad after your SPM!
So, you’re out of high school. Automatically you will think of colleges and universities. Books, friends, meetings, hanging out, having fun, etc. It is so exciting and nerve-racking to think about it!
But– but what if you add the word abroad to it? It definitely makes you dream even better, isn’t it?
Every student has a dream of studying abroad at one point in their lives because the idea of studying overseas is always satisfying and thrilling. Can you live that dream after your SPM?
Yes, yes, and why not?
Here we will list the simple steps for students on how to study abroad right after SPM:
How To Study Abroad After SPM?
1. Decide On The University and Pre-University Program
- Think of what you are interested in
- Think of your career path
- Think of your budget
- Think of the duration
- Think of it together with your friends and families
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Unless you are willing to wait a little longer, you can do the following programs here in Malaysia and then get your Bachelor Degree abroad:
STPM/ Foundation/ GCE A-levels/ Diploma/ Australian Matriculation/ Canadian Matriculation/ American Degree Transfer Programme/ International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
Learn more about it here: List of Pre-University Programs in Malaysia, Which Pre-Uni Should I Choose
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2. Check The University Entry Requirements
Each university overseas has different entry requirements. Once you have decided on which university and program to enroll in, take a closer look at the requirements and check whether you are qualified for the university. Most of the universities will require you to fulfill the English requirement, such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc. It’s best for you to register and sit for the test as soon as possible to get a faster result before applying to the university.
- Check the academic requirements
- Check the English requirements
- Check any additional requirements
Take a look at: IELTS or TOEFL, How to score in IELTS?
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3. Submit Your Application Form and Documents
Moving on, the next thing you want to do is send your application to your chosen university.
General list of important documents:
- Filled Application Form (application form can be filled in the respective university’s website).
- TOEFL/IELTS Test Score (depending on the respective university requirement).
- Academic Certificates (SPM, etc *includes certificates that are related to your academic performance).
- A statement of purpose.
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume.
- Academic references/ Letters of recommendation.
- Photocopies of first and last pages of your passport.
*Documents required are depending on the university
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4. Wait For The Offer Letter
After you have successfully sent your application to the university, you will have to wait for the university to come back to you. This is where the students will have to bear the pain of waiting for the letter from the university to inform whether your application is successful or declined.
It’s fine to not think about it for awhile since it will be a pain in the neck for you to check your email everyday and wonder if the university will accept you.
However, make sure to keep track of the application process and check your email occasionally to avoid missing the update from the university. The last thing you would want is to end up missing the deadline to accept the offer from the university.
You can visit our website to read more about studying abroad!
5. Apply For Scholarship
Scholarship is important for students that are studying abroad, unless you are fine with working part-time while studying. Even if that’s the case, the majority of students find scholarships to be really helpful for them.
Most of the students have worries about the cost of living and studying abroad. Due to that, it is highly recommended for students to apply for scholarship for studying abroad to ensure there will be no financial problem for them later on.
There are plenty of scholarships for students to study abroad. Take your time, dig into it and find the most suitable scholarship for you.
*It is recommended to apply for more than one particular scholarship.
Find the information here: International scholarship 2020 (Australian University), Scholarship in Malaysia (Malaysian University)
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6. Apply For Student Visa
Other than the university application and the scholarship application, it is important to confirm that you are eligible to fly overseas before anything else. Remember to have your passport and student visa prepared to study abroad. You don’t want any trouble getting on the plane.
Good to know: Process of getting a student visa
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