Selection of educational programs abroad for undergraduate students — a crucial step that will largely determine your future professional life. And for graduate students it is an opportunity to consciously adjust or change career direction.
How to choose a program abroad?
When choosing a program, consider the following criteria:
Criterion 1. Popular specialty career prospects
The vocations for which demand is growing steadily, are STEM — scientific, technical, engineering and mathematical professions, as well as interdisciplinary, located at the intersection of IT, Humanities, social Sciences, Economics, marketing, Finance.
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Check with the representatives of the University, which organizations are in demand graduates of one of these programs. Find out if the statistics on the % of employment of graduates and their average salary in the first year after graduation.
Criterion 2. The type and content of the program
There are several basic types of programs: educational, research and professionally oriented. Choose the type depending on whether you want to become a scientist, educator, or practitioner.
Programs of foreign universities consist of blocks and modules. General education and foundational for the profession of modules required to be studied, additional student chooses at its discretion.
Choose programs of foreign universities in search of programs.
The same for all schools standards for teaching methods, the structure and contents are not provided, and programs with the same name vary widely in content. Be careful!
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Criterion 3. Admission requirements, the complexity of the admission and education
The more prestigious the University and the harder programs the higher the entry barriers. Moreover, often, to Russians it is necessary, at least yearly, preparation for admission.
Compare your achievements with the requirements of the University: points for language test and other tests grades in the certificate or the diploma, social activities, volunteering, winning the competitions, sports competitions, creative competitions.
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Criterion 4. Practice, internship.
60% of our users in the selection of educational programs abroad pay special attention to the practical part, or extended internships. With practical unit is called in different ways: CO-OP in Canada, the sandwich panels in the UK, career-oriented — in the Netherlands and Germany.
Use the search engine of universities. Find out from a representative of the University interested in the details — what options training and training you will receive on the selected program.
How to choose a program in Europe
Choosing programs in Europe, refer to the above criteria, please remember that many European countries make lists of priority occupations based on economic development plans. We recommend you to read this issue in more detail.
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