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8 simple steps to studying abroad with Studee

Using Studee really is the smart alternative to applying direct for a degree abroad.

We’re passionate about making your dreams a reality, which is why we will maximize your chance of getting admitted to your chosen university.

By using Studee, you can find, apply, and enroll for a program all in one place. Here are the 8 simple steps to studying abroad with Studee.

Step 1: Find a program and university

We’ll take you through a few quick and easy questions to help you find programs you love that meet your eligibility and aspirations. We ask things like:

  • What type of degree you're looking for, e.g. undergraduate or postgraduate, bachelor’s or master’s
  • What subjects do you want to study
  • How you want to study, e.g. on campus, online, or a mix of the two (blended learning)
  • Where in the world do you want to study, which could be a country, city, or university
  • When you want to start your studies abroad
  • How long do you want to study, and if you're looking for full, or part-time
  • Your main reason for studying abroad
  • What your annual study abroad budget is

Once you are given all your answers, we will show you a list of programs that best meet your needs. You can then browse through the programs to find one you want to start applying for.

What's more, by creating your own Studee account you can access your results easily and adjust your answers to update your results at any time.

Step 2: Choose a program and apply

Once you’ve looked through the list of programs and chosen the ones that are right for you, you’re ready to start your application.

We’ll take you through to the application form where you can save your responses so only have to provide them once, no matter how many applications you make.

This also means you don’t have to complete an application in one go - you can save your progress and return to it later.

You will need to answer a range of questions covering several topics, including:

  • About you: Your name, date of birth, email address, contact details, etc.
  • Education and qualifications: Details of your high school diploma, academic awards, previous degree qualifications, etc.
  • Entry test scores: English proficiency scores etc.
  • Extracurricular activities: What sports you play, what hobbies you have, what clubs or societies you’re involved in etc.
  • Funding: Evidence of your funds, details of your sponsor, scholarship details, etc.
  • Employment and work experience: Details of your most current employment etc.
  • Your citizenship: The country and city of your birth, country of residence, etc.
  • Program: details of your concentration, previous credits earned, etc.
  • References: Details of your academic reference or referee etc.
  • Your family: Details of any dependents, alumni relatives, etc.
  • Your health and well-being: Details of any disabilities you may have, medication you take, etc.

You may also need to upload documents as a part of your application, including education qualification certificates, translated transcripts, your personal statement, references, and copies of your passport.

You can also apply ahead of time, even if the window for new applications isn’t open yet, or you want to apply to a later intake. We’ll submit your applications for you when it’s time, or notify you when your form is ready to complete.

Step 3: Assess your application

Once you’ve completed your application, we’ll assign you with your own personal advisor who will support you every step of the way.

The first thing they will do is rigorously assess your application to ensure you have the best chance of getting admitted before we submit it. If there are any changes they think you could make to maximize your chances of being successful, they'll let you know.

We’ll only ever send your application off to the university if we're confident it has a really good chance of being accepted.

This way, you’ll avoid wasting time, money, and effort on applications you are not eligible for, or with issues because you’ve missed something.

Step 4: Pay your application fee

Once we’ve checked over your application and are confident it will be accepted, we will ask you to pay the application fee.

Most universities charge a fee of between $40 and $100 to submit your application. Here is everything you need to know about application fees, including why we ask you to pay them to us, rather than the university.

We have agreed application fee discounts and even complete waivers with many universities - another great reason to apply through Studee.

Step 5: Submit your application

Once we have received your fee, your advisor will submit your application to the university for you.

They will email you to let you know what your application number is, and also advise you if you need to attend an interview. Not many universities will ask you to interview, but there are a few that do, especially if it is a popular program.

Your advisor will also give you a rough guide on how long it might take to receive a decision from the university.

Step 6: Receive your offer

Time to celebrate!

Your advisor will be in touch as soon as they get confirmation that your application has been successful.

They’ll ask you to either accept or decline the offer or to let them know if you need a bit more time to think about it.

There may be a deadline by which you need to confirm your decision, so it’s really important you let your advisor know what you want to do before this.

Your advisor will also include some important details of your offer including things like:

  • The program’s start and end date
  • The first year’s tuition fees and when they’re due
  • Details of any scholarships you’ve been awarded

If your offer is conditional, you may be asked to send the university some additional documents. Some of the documents you may have to provide might include:

  • Confirmation of exam results
  • Further proof of funds to cover your studies
  • Additional identification documents

We will let you know exactly what you need to provide, and how you will need to send them to the university.

Step 7: Accept your offer and pay the deposit

Once you have accepted your offer, you’ll need to secure your place by paying the deposit.

We’ll let you know by email how much your deposit is, and what the deadline is for you to make the payment. Like your application fee, you will pay your deposit to us, and we’ll forward it straight on to the university for you.

At this stage, we’ll also let you know about any supporting documents you need to send to the university to complete your application.

Step 8: Apply for your visa

One of the last things you’ll need to do before you’re ready to jet off to your university is to apply for a study visa.

You can’t apply until you’ve had your university place confirmed, so it’s important that you do it as soon as you accept your offer. It can take several weeks to get your visa through so you and you can’t travel without it, so don’t leave it until the last minute.

We’ve got in-depth guides on applying for your study visa for every country that let you know exactly what you need to do.

Why use Studee?

We maximize your chance of being admitted with our free, 48 hour fast-track assessment (worth $185*)
  1. Find your ideal program

    Filter 10,000s of programs down to a shortlist perfect for you, where you have a strong chance of getting admitted

  2. Apply online via Studee

    Complete our application form and enjoy reduced application fees and access to unique Studee scholarships for many universities

  3. We assess within 48hrs

    We complete an 85-point assessment within 2 business days, help you with improvements then submit to your university

  4. University offer in 2-4 weeks

    We chase the university for your admission decision and keep you updated. We all celebrate your admission!

Carbon compensation - We'll plant trees in your name to compensate for the carbon generated by all your flights to and from university.

All our services are 100% free as we're funded by universities. You pay deposits and tuition fees directly to the university.

* Price based on similar application assessment services from other providers