Studying Abroad Resources

List of documents required to study overseas

After you have decided on the college and destination country, the most crucial part of the application process is finding and completing the required documents well ahead of time to secure your admission place and your Visa.

The first part of the studying abroad process is getting admission to the college or university of your choice. Every institution has a different admissions requirements, so ensure that you read and understand the admission requirement. If you need assistance, speak to our counsellor as we are happy to help guide you.

Application form

The application form is the most crucial document in the admissions process, as it is on this document that you will provide your personal and academic details, as well as, the course you are interested in studying.  Your desired institution will use this document to collect information about you to help with the admissions process. Carefully complete this document and ensure that you provide accurate information.

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Academic certificates

These are your high school and/or college transcript. Most of the time, you will need a certified copy of your certificates. However, some institutions may require an original transcript to be sent straight from the original issuing school or college.

Statement of Purpose (SOP)

A statement of purpose or application essay, sometimes also called a personal statement, is written by an applicant applying to a college, university, or graduate school. The SOP must include information about your background, why you picked the course with that particular educational organisation, and how this course will help you achieve your career goal. This document often helps the educational organisation decide whether or not you will be admitted, so ensure you take the time, and that you do your research, before writing your SOP.

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Standardised Test

Many countries and/or institutions require you to send your English language proficiency test results, Eg IELTS, TOEFL or PTE, to ensure that you have the required English language skills to successfully complete the  course work. Every institution will have set their minimum test score for all their courses, and you need to achieve this to secure your admission placement.  You can check these scores with your desired insitution. Many universities, especially in the United States, ask for GMAT, GRE, SAT, and other tests.

Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

A CV provides a quick overview of your academic and professional experiences. Even if you are a recent high school graduate, it is still recommended to include a CV that mentions your qualifications, achievements and other experiences.

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Letter of Recommendation (LOR)

Your professors or teachers may need to write a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) that describes your skills and achievements during your study. The LOR is very important in the admissions process as it gives your desired institution an insight into your skills as observed by your professors or teachers.

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Work Experience Letter

Not all institutions or courses require work experience for admission, however, if you have any work experience, make sure to include this information at the time of your application. If you are applying for Graduate school, some times you might need to have some relevant work experience.  You can if work experience is a requirement with your desired insitution.

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Financial documents

Most governments of overseas study destinations require you to have enough funds to pay for your living and studying expenses while you are studying overseas. You can usually show your proof of funds through a bank balance certificate or an educational loan certificate. There may also be other sources to fund your overseas education. To learn more about this, please contact us