Tips to improve your chances of studying abroad
Updated on Dec 19, 2013 - 12:43 p.m. IST by None
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While many students aim at getting a degree from abroad, most of them don’t know the factors that improve chances of getting admission in a foreign university. In this article, we are analyzing the factors that increase the chance of studying abroad.

 

Academic excellence

Eileen-RoddyThe student must have a good academic record to get admission in a foreign university. Almost all the foreign universities look at the academic excellence of the applicant and this is considered as one most important factor in getting admission in a university abroad. Hence, a student with study abroad dreams must focus on getting good grades.

 

“There are a range of universities in the UK which expect a good grade and comprehensive English - they can better define 'top rank' for you and give useful advice,” says Eileen Roddy, Associate Dean International University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.

 

Good statement of purpose

According to experts, besides good academic record, universities generally look at good Statement of purpose. The perfect SOP must have the testimony of the student and it must provide a very good idea about his/her vision. The SOP plays a vital role in determining the chance of the candidate in getting an admission. A perfectly tailored SOP will definitely help the candidate to get a place in one of the best universities of his/her choice. SOP should be of maximum of 500 words focusing on why this university and the course is important to him/her.

 

Letter of recommendation

The academic and professional letter of recommendation is another factor that determines the chances of getting admission. The LoR must be obtained from a person who knows the candidate and his/her achievements and accomplishments very well.

 

Resume

It's always a good idea to make a detailed resume outlining your strengths and highlighting the activities that you participate in. Your leadership and teamwork skills will also be very important.

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Performance in the interviews

Top universities even request for personal or Skype interviews to analyse communication skills and other personality traits. Voluntary work is also considered valuable as far as top institutions abroad are concerned as it helps the institution judge the behavioural skills and innate talent of the students.

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