10 Things You Should Really Ask A University, If You Want To Study Abroad

It can be easy to simply ask about the scholarship opportunities a university offers. However, institutions receive hundreds of such enquiries, so your message won’t stand out.

The more unique or personalized your question or enquiry, the more likely it will resonate with the university staff member who reads it; it will be something different from what they see normally.

There are a lot of other things you should be asking. Just think of everything which you would want to know about a university you might be studying at (especially one in a completely different country from your own).

So what should you ask?

‘Where can I live?’
Do you know what accommodation the institution offers? Is this accommodation on or off-campus? How expensive is this accommodation and what’s included? Are you guaranteed a place in on-campus accommodation in your first year? What support is there to find accommodation off-campus?

‘What’s the international student body like?’
What proportion of students currently enrolled are from overseas? What countries do these students come from? Are there many students from your own country? If so, are there any specific clubs or societies which are tailored to students from here?

‘How is the course taught?’
Is the course taught through lectures, lab work or seminars? How many students are in these classes? What is the structure of a normal lecture/seminar? Will you work independently, or with one or more students as part of group-work? How many hours can you expect to spend on campus each week? Does this include face-time with your professors in their office hours?

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Author bio:
You can start speaking to overseas universities through Hotcourses Abroad. Simply search on the site for a university or course you’re interested in. When you see the ‘Contact Institution’ button, click it to send a question to a relevant staff member at that university.

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Comments (22)

5 years ago
am i going to ask them only questions? myschool i need to get the hell out of this country and study
5 years ago
Na true oo same here i'm damn tired of dis countries education sector IT DAMN FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!
5 years ago
Gonna do exactly
la slimz
5 years ago
Hope der ar nt going to tell lie 2mi due 2 d question am asking dem or ar dey nt going to neglect my questions.
5 years ago
Hello people, please who has written toefl exam b4? Can u

apply for the exam if u dnt hv international passport?
4 years ago
I wanna go 4 dat
4 years ago
I scored 320 in my jamb eyam
3 years ago
Honestly educational sector in nigeria is handled by f**lS, i desperately need scholarship outside the country
  • adeleye2367: Haven't you read this novel IN DEPENDENCE

    Tayo refused to travel abroad,so learn how to like how the system of one's country goes........#fact
    Like 0    Dislike 1   3 years ago
  • Dope Dr: You seriously need to also read the book again because tayo eventually ended up traveling abroad and prior to that he also schooled abroad.
    Like 2    Dislike 0   2 years ago
3 years ago
u are right @Adeleye.Imbibe and instill the spirit of PATRIOTISM.
2 years ago
seriously, Nigeria is not really trying in d educational sector, even ordinary Ghana is topping Nigeria on education, it's really appauling. look at how magnificent other ministries in nigeria are built , everything there is clean shiny and expensive infrastructure and expensively furnishedBT go 2 a ministry of education u would hardly see a good powering generator, unconducive environment so tell me@electric brain371 how do u expect their senses to function well
2 years ago
The challenge i have with this country is that there's nothing wrong with the educational system but it is unfortunate that the people in charge are of insane minds. Mapoly for instance has been on strike for 3 months down now because the governor happens to be a greedy man who wants the national board of education to accredit the ipokia site where he wants to transfer the ND students to just so he can make more profit from each student and just because they did not, the strike was not called off. How will somebody of sane mind accredit a site where there are no buildings and health facilities? those who would study there are not goats na. It is just so unfortunate that we have too many greedy people holding the post as leaders.
1 year ago
Please can I apply for international scholarship with waec
gloria disney
1 year ago
pls when will Delsu release 2nd batch?
Peter david
1 year ago
Am tired of dis god4saking country

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I scored 320 in my jamb eyam