Choosing what to study and where to study is undoubtedly a difficult process. Our counsellors with more than 20 years of experience have come up with the following questions and answers to help with your decision-making process.
It is difficult to pinpoint the exact subject students should study, whether it is commerce, political science or music. Take some time to think thoroughly about the interests that you are familiar with or activities that you have been involved with. This may have subconsciously pointed you in the right direction. Once you’ve chosen the course that you wanted to pursue, check with us to see if there are universities that offer the course you wish to pursue.
If you are still undecided on which course to pursue, use our course comparison to decide if it is suitable for you.
Every university has individual assessed academic rankings, based on research, teaching staff, subject and other factors. It is important that the universities you have shortlisted are well recognised for their overall rankings, but also in your intended area of study.
Therefore, parents and students should consider an all-rounded point of view when deciding on a University to go to.
Studying overseas can be expensive and finances should definitely be of one’s concern. It would be helpful to estimate how much one would need for the entire duration of your entire undergraduate programme overseas (including tuition fees, accommodation, living expenses and other expenses).
Scholarships are often offered for international students and study loans can be your possible source of funding.
In addition, currency exchange rates should be part of your considerations when determining if you are able to fund your children’s overseas education.
Do you plan to forge a career back home or dream of working overseas?
Speak to alumni from the same university or city you are considering so that you are able to obtain different perspectives and receive advice that may help you to make a decision.
Communicate with your family to understand their thoughts and concerns as they are an integral part of your decision-making process.
Attend AUG Education Fairs in your home country so that you can speak directly to University Representatives.
Let AUG Student Services guide you towards the education best suited for you.