4 Steps on How to Study Abroad Start studying abroad

So do you think studying abroad could be an option for you? Great! We collected some information in order to show you how to start your international studies!

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1. Find your desired programme

There are thousands of programmes available worldwide which can make it quite hard to find the right one. However, Mastersportal can help you with that! Try to narrow down the search as much as possible and make a first rough selection of universities and programs that maybe suit you.

Our advice: Do not limit yourself to certain countries! Maybe the best study opportunities and life experience are waiting for you in a country you have never heard of before.

Interested in studying a Bachelor's abroad? Check out 9 tips for finding your international Bachelor's.

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2. Get informed

Now it is time to have a deeper look into the study programs! Mastersportal provides you useful links to the programs website as well as contact persons. Do not hesitate to contact those persons or use the Request information form! Universities will be glad to provide you with more information and answer your questions about your desired program but also about the city, accommodation, financing your studies and other practicalities.

Nearly all universities have an international office which is just there to support you before and during your studies abroad!

3. Check out scholarships and other financing options

There are thousands of scholarships and grants out there that can support you during your studies abroad. Luckily not all of them are just for the most excellent student with the best GPA. Do you come from a specific country? Do you study a specific subject? Are you a member of a religious denomination? All those factors, for example, can qualify you for a scholarship!

There are many types of funding, such as scholarships, but also student prizes, fellowships, competitions and studentships. ScholarshipPortal can help you to find a suitable scholarship for your needs.

4. Apply

Did you find your desired study program? Great! Do not hesitate to contact the universities! They will be glad to assist you with any questions you may have. We have a general advice, though. Start informing yourself and get the required documents as early as possible! You do not want to miss a great study opportunity just because you are missing some documents or not meeting a deadline.

Apply right now to a university abroad

You can now apply with Studyportals to one of our partner universities abroad. You can apply whenever you want, and it won't cost you anything. Check the available Masters and see which of the degrees match your background and interests. Start the application process by filling in your student profile. You will soon get contacted by one of our application counsellors who will assist you further. We’ll then apply on your behalf. Fingers crossed!

Apply with Studyportals

Did you find this information useful? Ready to take the next step to your international studies? Now you can apply directly to a Master’s offered by one of our Application Partner.

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The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.