We’re now educational experts, having spent a bit too much time day-dreaming about travelling whilst at school, but we have collected some of the most sensible advice for you. Read on to learn more.
Whilst university overseas can be a great social experience, let’s face it, the whole reason is to get a good degree and help get your career up and running. So, as boring as it might sound, it’s probably a better idea to set the initial filters on where you’ll study around the quality of your desired course on offer than which city has got the cheapest pints or biggest clubs.
You presumably already know what it is you’re wanting to study, now it’s time to work out which university has the best course content and where they sit in the rankings. There’s a number of different ranking systems for higher education institutions, but staff to student ratio is one of the most important – there’s nothing worse than an overworked and indifferent tutor when you’re trying to absorb knowledge! Also, check out what the university’s library is like – you’ll quite probably be spending a fair amount of your time there…
It’s not all about the quality of course and university though, as this will be your home for the next few years. You’ll have to narrow down the country, city or state and university based on hundreds of different factors, but we’ve listed a few to get you started; sports & societies, student accommodation, diversity, language, the music scene, crime rates, nightlife, weather, availability of part-time work, Tinder users (other dating apps are available but most are genuinely great ways to meet new people!) and culture, as after all, learning shouldn’t stop in the classroom!
We work with a number of different education agents in Singapore, who all provide excellent advice, service and support as you embark on your journey to study overseas!
Have a read through for more information on each of the agents we work closely with and follow the links if you’re wanting more information.
Again, some things to consider before you sign a long-term lease, the first of which is what kind of property to stay in – university halls, private accommodation or a homestay. The you’ll have to work out how important being near to public transport is to you, what your budget is, how attached you are to the idea of having a shop within walking distance, whether you can cook or might be best to go catered, how many flat-mates you can handle and how sociable you’re wanting to be.
Check out Student.com (we need to embed a trackable link so they can recognize our traffic) for some inspiration!
Their success is built on a long-standing commitment to the specific needs of students and parents, providing a one-stop service from student application to accommodation and visa support.
AUG’s extensive network of consultants is equipped with the latest information you need for your overseas studies.