Starting University

Starting University can be a big step in your life and can be challenging. You might be feeling anxious and nervous about the big decisons in your life. A recent poll found that 90 % of university applicants reported feeling worried about the decisions they had made. They are worried about the future, and whether…


References – how to write them properly?

You have written your Personal Statement and filled in the application form, and all that is left is to upload your references. Let us look at this from two perspectives – yours and that of the referee. References – the student’s role The first thing you need to consider is who to ask to act…

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How to prepare a portfolio – an essential guide

  Portfolio preparation – an overview  Portfolio for art studies – the first and most important piece of advice is to start working on your portfolio six months before you need to submit it. Do not leave it to the last minute, because it is a key part of your application to university and will…

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Study skills – and how to improve them!

Study skills – how to improve them! Honing your study skills not only prepares you for your whole academic journey, but also improves your overall efficiency and is something you can carry forward into your working life. Knowing how to organise information is as important when you are writing an interdepartmental proposal, or justifying a…

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Study in France and French Universities

Why study in France – an overview Study in France! It is possibly the ultimate romantic European country, renowned for its fashion and cuisine, the glamour of the Riviera contrasting with the wild Camargue, the lavender fields of Aix-en-Provence and the architectural riches of Lyon. From its ski slopes in the Alps to the deserted…


Study in Spain and Universities in Spain

Why study in Spain? Study in Spain, as growing numbers of international students who are choosing to study at a Spanish university. They are attracted by the country’s excellent educational institutions, the Mediterranean climate and lifestyle and its historic and architectural riches- Spain is second only to Italy for the number of UNESCO World Heritage…


Study in Cyprus – Universities in Cyprus

Why study in Cyprus? Study in Cyprus – it is an EU member state and the third-largest island in the Mediterranean. It is said to be the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, who emerged out of the sea foam and was worshipped in her temple at Paphos, and the many sanctuaries…

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Writing a motivational letter and a personal  statement: a practical guide

Personal Statement and Motivational Letter: instructions Are personal statements important? Imagine you are assessing a thousand applicants who all want to study mathematics. How would you choose the right people? Maybe they all have similar grades and equally strong references? Perhaps their school transcripts are much of a muchness?  Assessors faced with a mountain of…

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Studying in Finland – discover finnish cities

Studying in Finland – an overview Studying in Finland may seem like a leap in the dark, since it is the least well-known Scandinavian country – but Finnish culture has permeated Europe in many ways and its products are actually very familiar to us. At some point in our lives, we have all probably had…