Have you ever applied for admission abroad and your application rejected by the school? Or do you wish to study in one of the schools abroad, but don’t know how to go about it? If you have been having these problems, then you are at the right place because by the time you finish reading this post, you will not encounter any of these problems again.
REASONS WHY SCHOOLS REJECT SOME STUDENT’S APPLICATION
A lot of students apply for admission abroad but time and again, their application will be rejected and they will be denied admission. If you apply for admission and you have not been given a study offer, it doesn’t mean the school hate you. Rather, it’s because you have not met the minimum requirement for the programme you apply to study.
Apart from meeting the minimum requirement, there are other reasons why schools reject certain applications, some of these reasons are:-
- Incomplete supporting documents
- Poorly written statement of purpose/essay
- Sending application after admission deadline.
Well, I want to take these points one after another.
INCOMPLETE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Supporting documents are very important part of your application. They include your results, transcripts, toefl results, and reference letters. The admission committee uses these documents to assess the student and will either grant or deny him an offer to study in the school. However, if you are applying without these documents, no university will ever process your application. Take note!
POORLY WRITTEN STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ESSAY
A statement of purpose is simply an essay about yourself, your achievements and study plan. So, it goes a long way in telling the school how prepared you are for the programme you wish to study. However, it has to be properly written and sent together with other applications. Most students are denied admission because of the poorly written nature of their essay.
SENDING APPLICATION AFTER ADMISSION DEADLINE
All universities have their admission deadline. For the September/October academic session, the deadline is usually between June and August depending on the school and the programme.
However, its very important you send your application as early as possible so you will not miss the deadline. Applications received after deadline are not usually considered.
Another benefit of applying early is that you will receive you acceptance letter in time and with it, you can start applying for visa, accommodation and funding/scholarship.
HOW TO APPLY
Most schools accept online applications while some prefer paper application. Keep reading my blog because I will be talking about the admission requirements for most schools in Europe, Asia andAmerica.