Are you planning to study in Australia?
If yes, what you must know is that it is your action plan that matters the most.
The bitter truth is that you reduce your chances of getting accepted to an Australian university by making an untimely application.
Having read that, you might want to know the right time to start your preparations and submit the application.
Follow the application timeline given in this post to maximize your chances of successful admission:
*Career Coach Special Tips*
- Start the process of gathering information as early as possible.
- Talking to old students and reading student/ university blogs online to know where you want to be and what course you should study is always a great idea.
- Familiarize yourself with scholarships options and available bank loans for the student funding.
- You need to be ready with your list of shortlisted universities and courses you wish to apply for by the end of this month.
- Make a list of pre-requisites for admissions to every shortlisted university.
- Visit college/ university websites to download admission brochures.
- You may consider doing some research on options that are available for accommodation.
Start preparing for tests the score of which you would need for your admission. They may include IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, etc.
The ideal time to register yourself for tests is January so that you’re done with them by March. Remember, you might be required to re-take the tests. Therefore, buffer time has its own significance.
It’s time to get drilled!
It’s time to prepare your application.
You will need a lot of analysis and self-reflection so as to make your application unique and outstanding.
Draft an outline for your Statement of Purpose (SOP) and essays and thereafter, start working on them. You will need multiple revisions and a lot of time for structuring them in a right format.
Start approaching your teachers/ managers and ask them for a reference. Make sure you give them sufficient time to write a genuine and compelling reference letter for you.
Revise your application carefully to check if all the formalities have been completed. Finally, submit your application well in time before the deadline approaches.
Keep an eye open for all the e-mails that may come from colleges/ universities to which you have submitted your application. Needless to say, make sure you send them a prompt reply.
After you receive your acceptance letter or Confirmation of Enrolment (COE), the next step is to apply for student visa.
There will be a deadline given by the institution, from which you receive COE, for the acceptance or rejection of their offer. You need to communicate your final decision to the institution before the deadline is reached.
In order to confirm your admission, you will be asked to make a submission of non-refundable fee.
You may consider applying for a student loan or external scholarship depending on your eligibility criteria.
Book your accommodation.
Make your arrangements for Overseas Health Care available for students.
Book your ticket and arrange the funds that you would need there.
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