Ten Tips for a Successful Application for University in China
Posted by: Herzog (IP Logged)
Date: February 03, 2012 04:33AM
After you have finally made your choice to study in China and select the program you like, the next step is to apply for the university and make your application stand out from the crowd. As a international students, how to make your application in China successfully?
Research the university and study program
Make sure that you have thoroughly researched both the study programs and the universities that you are applying to, so that you are certain that they meet your expectations and that you have the appropriate qualifications to meet all entry requirements.
Talk to the university
Speak to international admissions staff and alumni of the study programs that you are interested in so that you can build up a picture of what is expected of you as an applicant and a student should you be successful in the process.
Have a backup
You should be applying for a number of universities of differing standards, all of whom you would be happy to study at, but who offer different entry requirements. Having first, second and third choice institutions ensures that no matter what your test or degree results are, you will have a good chance of being accepted at one of the universities.
Apply online if possible. Institutions prefer applications online as it is much more efficient for their staff.
International admissions staff see thousands of applications every year and are very experienced in telling the difference between a good and an exaggerated application.
Letters of recommendation
Choose the people who write your letters of recommendation very carefully. They should know you and be able to talk about your strengths in detail.
The statement of purpose or application essays are your opportunities to impress an admission officer with your interest in and range of knowledge of your chosen subject. Invest sufficient time in these to ensure that they reflect all of your abilities and ambitions.
Preparation for tests
Ensure that you have prepared well for any supporting tests that you are required to take as part of your application. Should it be necessary, enroll in a preparatory program before you sit any test.
Send additional information if you think it will reflect well on your application. Additional letters of recommendation from employers or evidence of your extracurricular activities can be very important.
Be organized and meet deadlines
Make sure that you are aware of all of the deadlines and that you are prepared ahead of time to ensure that all aspects of your application are complete. Be aware that an incomplete application can delay a decision at any stage in the process.