Top 5 Things You Should Know Before Considering to Study in Overseas

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Researching and applying to overseas universities is a big challenge, but the effort is well worth to spend. More than 15,000 Malaysia students pursued degrees overseas in 2016, according to the most recently published data from the Austrade, Australian Government. Planning ahead can help students meet academic requirement and application deadlines, which vary between universities and institutions. In some countries, including UK, less popular universities generally have application deadlines that fall much later in the year than those at popular universities – this can be helpful for students who get a later start on the process. [Find out where the top 10 universities for engineering program in Australia] Students interested in earning an overseas undergraduate degree can use these five things to consider as their starting point.

1. Pros and Cons to study in Overseas

If you a type of person who always enjoys staying at home and never go out of your room except for class commitment at the university,  you would never benefit anything except the cert you be entitled at the end of the day. Besides the excellent subjects and academic structure in overseas universities. Overseas education is all about exploration of international cultures, opportunities and network. All these will be benefiting in your career in the later day. [How studying overseas will change your life]

2. Which countries are better for your future

Among Australia, USA and UK, which country is the best to study for your overseas bachelor degree. As a common understanding,
  • UK is the cheapest country to study but they do not offer post work visa, the country is close to Europe which would allow you to travel and explore the European countries easily with your student visa in UK.
  • Australia is slightly more expensive to study compared to UK, but it has post work visa which allows you to stay and work in the country for a period up to 4 years. At the end day, if you appreciate and enjoy the lifestyle in the country, you can consider for migration.
  • USA is twice more expensive to study compared to UK and Australia, but many greatest corporations in the worlds such as Facebook, Google and Apple were founded in USA, it might be worthwhile to explore the opportunities while studying in the country.

3. Research Schools

With the advancement of internet, students can do research on the international universities and explore the best global universities rankings in different countries with a computer at home. Alternatively, consult with our education consultant through Email, Skype, WhatsApp or Facebook messenger.

4. Consider a Budget.

Learn how to calculate the cost of an overseas degree and living expenses. The fees listed below are for general reference only, the school fee is verifiable through individual university website, and the living expenses are very depending to the student lifestyle and spending behaviour. To be honest, If you are able to find a part-time job and work your way out during the course of your education, your parent should not have much pressure on preparing the fund for you.

5. Prepare to talk with parents

This is the most important part, you should review a list of tips to help prepare for this conversation.

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Michelle Phan

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