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Study in Singapore (2020)

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About Singapore

Singapore is one of the smallest country in the world. But, the size of the country didn’t stop them from being one of the top ranking country in many different sectors. Singapore is a country that is well known all around the world. It also has one of the strongest currency value in Asia. The economy of Singapore is very stable and keep increasing most of the time.

Why Singapore?

1. Safety

Personal safety and security is one of the most important aspects to consider when moving abroad. Singapore is consistently ranked as one of the safest countries in the world. All the risk in the country such as transport risk, pickpocket risk, natural disaster risk, mugging risk and terrorism risk is low. With this, the country is able to provide a safe living and learning environment for students from all parts of the world.

2. Transport

Public transport is a transportation service offered locally that allows more individuals to travel along specified paths together.  Singapore’s efficient network of public transportation ensures you can travel comfortably and affordably to any part of the country. 

Types of public transport offered by Singapore:

  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train (MRT & LRT)

3. Healthcare

It is crucial to be conscious of the medical facilities and services that are accessible in the country and how they are rated for quality and consistency, as well as access to prescription medicines. Singapore’s comprehensive healthcare network ensures the students are well taken care of when it comes to personal health. Public hospitals, private hospitals and outpatient clinics are located throughout the country.

4. Cultural Diversity

The nation possess a rich multi-cultural heritage that is highlighted by the peaceful co-existence of its various ethnic groups including the Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians. With colourful cultures represented by different ethnic districts such as Little India, Chinatown and Malay Village, International students are certain to enjoy their stay in the country. Its unique ethnic tapestry offers a wide variety of sightseeing and culinary options for international students to choose from.

5. Education Excellence

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The educational structure in Singapore has advanced to enable individuals to acquire relevant skills and abilities to excel in increasingly competitive industries. Singapore’s main communication medium is English. This can be very useful, because the primary language for business throughout the world is English.  So, Singapore’s environment will be helpful for the students to practice the language for both academic and career enhancement.

These are some of the recommended Universities in Singapore:

  • Murdoch University
  • Royal Holloway
  • University of Essex
  • Coventry University
  • Edinburgh Napier University

That’s it for the recommendations which may be the best for you. For more information, consult us! You can also contact us to apply.

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Phone: +6018-241-4802
Email: info.my@exceleducation.com.au

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World Top 10 Universities for Computer Science l QS World Rankings 2019

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The field of Computer Science

Computer science is the study of programming languages that allow the computer to process and interpret a set of data in the form of programs. It enables the use of algorithms to manipulate, store, and communicate information in multiple platforms. A computer scientist studies the process flow and design software systems to facilitate it.

The best gripe of computer science is to understand how computer systems work and build a computer system to do as we wish. They’re also concerned with how computers store, process and interact with people and computers. With the advancement in software engineering, the key areas of study within Computer Science are artificial intelligence, systems and networks, security, bioinformatics and various other aspects of human computer interaction.

If you like STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects and have a love for design, a degree in Computer Science is the program for you. You’ll be designing and learning all about algorithms and the ABC of system software and its functionalities. With a degree in Computer Science, you can get into various careers such as:

  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Web Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • IT Project Manager

Top 10 universities for computer science n the world according to QS World University Rankings 2019

Ever wonder which are the top 10 universities in the world? Excel Education has extracted a set of data from QS World University Rankings and compiled a list of the most sought after universities that offer the best Computer Science program in the world below:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America. Founded in 1861 in response to the rising industrialisation of the States, MIT adopted the European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. MIT has kept pace with and helped to advance the digital age. In 2001, inspired by the open source and open access movements, MIT launched OpenCourseWare to make the lecture notes, problem sets, syllabi, exams, and lectures from the majority of its courses available online for no charge, though without any formal accreditation for coursework completed.

LocationUnited States
Program availableElectrical Engineering & Computer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineNovember (Early Application) & January (Normal Application)
Entry RequirementThe SAT or the ACT, as well as two SAT Subject Tests: one in math (level 1 or 2), and one in science (physics, chemistry, or biology e/m)(no minimum or recommended scores). (IB & A-Level might not be considered as substitute examination) Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 90 (Please note that IELTS is not acceptable)

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 53,450 Enquire
Roughly Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc) (rent+food+misc)USD 19,710
Indicative Annual CostUSD 73,160

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

2. Stanford University, USA

Stanford University is another US private research university located in Stanford, California and founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only. Stanford is also known for its academic strength, wealth, proximity to Silicon Valley and Ranking as one of the world’s top universities by QS. Apple Founder, Steve Jobs used to hang out around there, it was mentioned in his biography. The university is organised around three traditional schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate level and four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in Law, Medicine, Education and Business.

LocationUnited States
Program availableComputer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineNovember (Early Application) & January (Normal Application)
Entry RequirementThe SAT or the ACT is required for all undergraduate applicants. If no sittings of these tests are offered in your country, IB & A-Level might be acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 102 or IELTS 7.5

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 50,703 Enquire
Roughly Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc) (rent+food+misc)USD 20,000
Indicative Annual CostUSD 70,703

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

3. Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Carnegie Mellon University is a US private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1990 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical School, the university became the Carnegie Insitute of Technology and began granting 4our-year degrees in 1912. The school renamed as Carnegie Mellon University in 1967 through merged of Carnegie Institute of Technology and Mellon Insitute of Industrial Research. The university consists of seven disciplines covering Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Business, Information Systems and Public Policy, and Computer Science.

LocationUnited States
Program availableInformation Systems & Computer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineNovember (Early Application) & January (Normal Application)
Entry RequirementThe SAT or the ACT is required for all undergraduate applicants. If no sittings of these tests are offered in your country, IB & A-Level might be acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementBoth TOEFL & IELTS are acceptable

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 54,224 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)USD 20,399
Indicative Annual CostUSD 74,623

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

4. University of California, Berkeley (UCB), USA

The University of California, Berkeley is a US Public Research University located in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868 to served as the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system. The University of California, Berkeley is ranked among the top 15 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (15th overall). The university is considered one of the “Public Ivies”, meaning that it is a public university offering a quality education that is comparable to the Ivy League.

LocationUnited States
Program availableComputer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineNovember (Early Application) & January (Normal Application)
Entry RequirementThe SAT or the ACT is required for all undergraduate applicants. If no sittings of these tests are offered in your country, IB & A-Level might be acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementBoth TOEFL & IELTS are acceptable

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 46,170 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)USD 18,900
Indicative Annual CostUSD 65,070

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

5. University of Cambridge, UK

The University of Cambridge is a UK public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Founded in 1209, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university. The university initially grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the neighbourhood. The university has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world after years of history and influence.

LocationUnited Kingdom
Program availableComputer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineJuly – October (Applicants from outside EU)
Entry RequirementBoth IB & A-Level are acceptable but you are required to be the top one or two per cent of your year group, and doing very well in the subject area you’d like to study. Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 110 or IELTS Academic 7.5

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition Fee£32,214 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)£10,950
Indicative Annual Cost£43,164

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

6. University of Oxford, UK

The University of Oxford is a collegiate UK research university based in Oxford. There is evidence of teaching traced as early as 1096, making it one of the oldest universities in the world. The university is ranked first by the QS World University Rankings as of 2019 and is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world. Oxford has educated many notable alumni, including twenty-seven prime ministers of the United Kingdom and many heads of state and government around the world.

LocationUnited Kingdom
Program availableComputer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineJuly – October (Applicants from outside EU)
Entry RequirementA*AA including at least an A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Computer Science. Those taking Further Mathematics A-level or AS-level are expected to achieve at least Grade A. IB is acceptable. Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 110 or IELTS Academic 7.5

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition Fee£34,678 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)£10,950
Indicative Annual Cost£45,628

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

7. Harvard University, USA

Harvard University is a UK private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 and named after for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the US’ oldest institution of higher learning, and its influence, and wealth have made it one most prestigious universities in the world. Harvard was ranked the world’s best university every year since the QS World University Rankings was first released in 2011. Harvard has produced eight U.S. presidents, more than thirty foreign heads of state, 62 living billionaires, 359 Rhodes Scholars, and 242 Marshall Scholars. Ever wonder why Harvard has held the top spot every year.

LocationUnited States
Program availableComputer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineNovember (Early Application) & December (Normal Application)
Entry RequirementThe SAT or the ACT, as well as two SAT Subject Tests: one in math (level 1 or 2), and one in science (physics, chemistry, or biology e/m)(no minimum or recommended scores). (IB & A-Level might not be considered as substitute examination) Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL and other proficiency exams

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 46,340 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)USD 33,674
Indicative Annual CostUSD 80,014

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

8. EPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne,

Switzerland

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a Switzerland research institute and university located in Lausanne. Established in 1853, the university specialises in engineering and natural sciences. EPFL is one of the world-leading universities in almost all fields. The QS World University Rankings by subject ranked EPFL 8th in the world in 2019. In connection with research activities, EPFL operates a nuclear reactor CROCUS, a Blue Gene/Q Super computer, a Tokamak Fusion reactor and P3 bio-hazard facilities.

LocationSwitzerland
Program availableCommunication Systems & Computer Science Degree
Intake / Application Deadline01 November – 15 December
Entry RequirementBoth IB & A-Levels or other equivalent qualifications with a final grade average 70 per cent or more of the maximum grade is acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 95+ or IELTS Academic 7.0

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 1,275 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)USD 24,000
Indicative Annual CostUSD 25,275

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

9. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) university located in Zurich, Switzerland. Founded in 1854 by the Swiss Federal government with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists to serve as a national centre of excellence in science and technology and provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and industry. in 2019, the university was ranked 10th in the world by Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018.

LocationSwitzerland
Program availableCommunication Systems & Computer Science Degree
Intake / Application Deadline01 November – 15 December
Entry RequirementBoth IB & A-Levels or other equivalent qualifications with a final grade average 70 per cent or more of the maximum grade is acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 95+ & IELTS Academic 7.0

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 4,700 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)USD 19,223
Indicative Annual CostUSD 23,923

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

10. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) is a research university based in Singapore. Founded in 1905, NUS offers a wide range of Disciplines, including the sciences, business, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law arts and social sciences, engineering, music and computing in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels

LocationSingapore
Program availableBachelor of Computer in Computer Science (With Honours*)
Intake / Application DeadlineDecember (Aug Intake) & June (Jan Intake)
Entry RequirementBoth IB & A-Levels or other equivalent qualifications with a final grade average 70 per cent or more of the maximum grade is acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementBoth TOEFL and IELTS are acceptable

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeSGD 37,550 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)SGD 11,286
Indicative Annual CostSGD 48,836

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

Choosing the best university to study Computer Science?

As an International student, employment opportunity is what you might consider when choosing a country or university to study abroad. Therefore, you should aim to study at countries which allowed you to work during or upon completion of your studies. This may not come as a surprise that Australia is one of the best destinations for Computer Science course. International students who have completed computer science degree in Australia are eligible to apply for post-study-work visa to further stay for another 2-3 years either to continue their studies or look for employments. Besides, Australia is also known as one of the best places for migration, great living experience international students with its diverse mixed of cultures.

Want to know more about international student life in Australia? Find out more here.


Can’t find a university in your budget? Click here to find the most affordable universities in Australia for international students.

Need help applying for a scholarship? Check this article out and you’ll be good to go: Tips on applying for a scholarship to Australia

 

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Thinking of Studying in Singapore? Here Are the Top 3 Private Universities in Singapore!

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Do you know that employers have their own view of which private universities are more recognition-worthy? There are about 100 Private Universities in Singapore and almost all claims that their degrees are fully accredited, but it is still important to choose the right Private university to study for a brighter job prospect.

The list of the private universities is expanding year on year. While the names that pop up on Google Search does not help you in choosing the right private university. No more wasted words, here we have narrow down the 3 best Private Universities that are more welcomed among employers in Singapore.

Kaplan Higher Education Academy

| Campus location: Bencoolen, Singapore

Intake: Jan/ Mar/ May/ Jul/ Sep/ Nov 

Kaplan Higher Education Academy is part of Kaplan Singapore, owned by Kaplan, Inc., one of the world’s largest education providers with over one million students globally. Kaplan Higher Education Academy offers full-time programs ranging from diplomas, degrees as well as MBAs from well recognised in American, Australian and European universities. With more time available to study, a student can complete the program at a faster pace.

Why study at Kaplan Higher Education Academy in Singapore

  • For 2 consecutive years – 2016 and 2017, Kaplan has conferred 9 awards at the JobsCentral Learning Training and Education Development (T.E.D.) Awards, making Kaplan the most awarded private education provider in Singapore including the “Best Private Education Institution” in the selected categories by ‘Entity’.
  • Kaplan has been awarded the Best Private Education Institute in the fields of Law/Accountancy/Business Management/Marketing/Psychology in 2017
  • Located in the heart of the city near 6 MRT Stations (Bencoolen, Bras Basah, Bugis, Dhoby Ghaut, Little India and Rochor)
  • Kaplan Campus life has various interesting groups and clubs that allow students to make friends outside class and pick up soft skills, such as decision making, communication and problem-solving.
  • Possible completion of 8 modules in 8 months
  • Classroom of the Future for Diploma programmes – The Synergy Pod

Recommended programmes to study at Kaplan Singapore

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Bachelor of Law
  • Bachelor of Marketing
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Computer Science & IT
  • Bachelor of Finance Management
  • Bachelor of Senior Management & Leadership
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PSB Academy Singapore

| Campus location: Esplanade, Singapore

Intake: Jan/ Apr/ Jul/ Oct

Productivity is at the heart of PSB Academy. Once known as Singapore’s Productivity and Standards Boards, PSB Academy is known today as “The Future Academy”, with an approach to education that focused on what really matters: performance in the real world. In 2017, PSB Academy has expanded its City Campus at Marina Square to over 100,000 square feet which signalled the Academy’s mission to make an idea of productivity relevant again.

Why study at PSB Academy in Singapore

  • APAC Insider awarded PSB Academy has been named the accolade of Education Institution of the Year by APAC Insider, Singapore Business Awards 2017 and National Business Award Winner in Education.
  • PSB Academy was conferred with “Best private institution” for Engineering at the JobsCentral Learning T.E.D. Awards in 2016.
    • The school’s Engineering programmes are accredited by Engineers Australia, one of the world premier engineering bodies, and through the Washington Accord, by reciprocating bodies in the UK, the United States and other overseas countries.
  • PSB Academy published the figures that it has achieved almost full (95%) employment rate where an average graduate spends about 3 months to secure a job.
  • PSB Academy offers various scholarships and loans option (e.g: PSBA-ASEAN Scholarship, PSB Academy Merit Scholarship) to help those in need.
  • Located in a convenient location where the campus is linked to Promenade and Esplanade MRT.
  • The strength of International students is 2000 out of 10,000.

Recommended programmes to study at PSB Academy in Singapore

  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Business Management
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LSBF (London School of Business & Finance) Singapore

| Campus location: Tanjong Pagar, Singapore

Intake: Feb / May / Jul / Aug / Nov

LSBF is one of the world’s fastest growing business school with over 38,000 ambitious students worldwide, offering industry relevant programmes for students. For over 10 years, ISBF has successfully established campuses in UK, Singapore and Canada.

Why study with LSBF (London School of Business & Finance) in Singapore?

  • LSBF Singapore has received 2 major awards at the Training & Education Development Awards 2016 for the title of “Best Private School” for both accountancy and Hospitality & Tourism.
  • LSBF received Queen’s Award for Enterprise as a recognition for contributing to the international trade.
  • LSBF offers a Transnational Education option for Diploma in Business Studies and Accounting & Finance (study route in Singapore and Australia)
  • Platinum ACCA Approved Learning Partner
  • 144 ACCA Prize Winner Since December 2011
  • Located in Singapore’s Central Business District

Recommended programmes to study at LSBF

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Banking and Finance
  • Accounting and Finance
  • ACCA
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KLC International Institute (KLCII) Singapore

| Campus location: Bugis, Singapore

Intake: Monthly

KLC International Institute is one of the members of Crestar Education Group (CEG), it has more than 120 centres in its network of kindergarten, preschool and enrichment centres spanning across Singapore, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China and Indonesia. KLCII was specifically focused on early childhood education since the establishment in 1988 and gradually expanded its suite of courses for quality higher education to meet the market demand.

 

Why study in KLC International Institute (KLCII)

  • Its Early Childhood programmes are accredited by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
  • The KLCII Career Development team provide job placement service for new trainees in the Early Childhood sector locally and regionally.
  • It has a wide network of partnership with the education institution and other relevant parties around the globe which create opportunities for exchange programmes.

Recommended Course to study with KLC International Institute (KLCII) Singapore

  • Early Childhood Education
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Living expenses in Singapore

The living expenses in Singapore for international students are approximately SGD 1,000 per month includes accommodation, meals, transportation, utilities, other miscellaneous.

Contact us to find out more

International Student enquiries:

Phone: +60182414802

Email: info.my@exceleducation.com.au

 

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10 Tips To Get Accepted Into a Top-Ranked University

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Tens of thousands of students from all over the world apply to the Top-Ranked Universities each year. Getting into a dream university can be difficult, but it is not impossible. Besides scoring impressive GPA or GCE A-level results, they also look at a bunch of other things you do to get a spot in their highly-coveted institutions. Here are some tips for students striving to get into the Top-Ranked University of their dreams.

Curious to know what other factors they consider?

1. Score high in IGCSE/SPM

It is never too early to start preparing from IGCSE, SPM or O-Levels equivalent; and every good grade matters. As IGCSE/SPM are high school completion examinations, gaining excellent results in them show consistency in your ability to do well in studies and therefore act as an indicator of your future achievements.

2. Pick the right combination of subjects

It is essential to choose the right combination of STPM or A-Level subjects, as some degrees require you to have completed prerequisite units. For instance, if you want to study MBBS (Medicine), Chemistry is compulsory; and Physics is required for Engineering studies. Most degree courses would have prerequisite subjects, so make sure to cover the bases of your targeted field.

3. Choose high-valued courses

Core academic subjects are usually higher considerable than other subjects. Mathematics, Sciences, Economics and History will always be seen as important units by universities.

4. Develop as a person and stand out through extra-curricular activities

One of the more well-known ways to get into the Top-Ranked Ivy League University is through sports. Research has shown that it can increase your chances of admission by 400%! While this may be an avenue for athletic people, the bottom line is that you must be a proven disciplined and dedicated member of a uniformed body. This can include any noteworthy activities you do: visual arts, music, dance, theatre, school newspaper, computer programming, chess club, building robots, speech and debate, etc. The trick is to make your favourite activity sound like a prestigious accomplishment. For Australia Group of Eight universities, students who spend time honing activities related to their careers are very much welcomed. For example, if you are interested in Computer Science, you may want to get engaged on projects related to programming.

5. Write an excellent personal statement

Your essay or personal statement should reflect your personality. Without seeing the school officials, this is the only way they can get to know you beyond your results. Be yourself, but keep in mind to keep your essay or personal statement succinct and easy to understand. In a personal statement – be clear on why have you chosen the course and your understanding of what the course and career mean to you.

6. Be well prepared for an interview

A small percentage of applicants get tested in interviews. If a University interviews you, it usually means they consider you a serious candidate. During the interview, make sure to highlight your strengths, without sounding like you’re boasting of course. If you are feeling nervous about this, practice your interview beforehand with your tutors.

7. Get good referral

In the instance that your reference is submitted by your school you must provide as many details as possible to the tutors in charge of all the activities that you have taken part in, including any positions of responsibilities. Get a teacher who can write about all the great things you did for their class.

8. Do well on the admission tests

A small percentage of applicants usually get over excited about the chosen program without knowing the detail of it. An admission test is good opportunity to re-discover what student can expect in the next 3 – 5 years of their education. For example, the student might not aware that they have to examine pig or horse in the veterinary program.

9. Volunteer and arrange work observation placements

Some universities in the UK are very keen to find out whether the applicants are passionate into their chosen program. A referral or certification through participation in volunteering activities will improve the odds of getting into the top Universities. Whatever that activity may be, put all of your genuine effort in it! And while you are at it, gain some work experience as well to bring some background of hands-on learning to your profile.

10. Don’t just apply for one university, apply more

This is basic, no further explanation required. Apply more and apply early!

 

Aside from academics, the well-rounded approach to teaching provides the highest standards of education and support to make the best of their experience in school. Students are encouraged to participate in activities that will develop their leadership, teamwork, and personal effectiveness.

It’s time to prepare for your bright future and fulfil your dream of entering a Top-Ranked Ivy League University. 

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A freelance writer, graduated from Curtin University, specialises in commercial writing, love travel and enjoy walking on the beach, Michelle also feeds on psychology quote and will give away just about anything to cuddle with furry felines.

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