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Higher education: studying abroad

​​Why studying abroad

There are many reasons for studying abroad:

  • different experience
  • different way of learning
  • travel
  • makes your resume stand out
  • you can still apply for 5 UK universities
  • it can cost less (but consider exchange rate, cost of living and travel)

Watch studying in New Zealand and Australia presentation on YouTube

Watch studying in Canada presentation on YouTube

Look Beyond Traditional Higher Education Routes booklet

How to decide what to study and where

When deciding what and where to study, you should think about:

  • research: much of this will have to be done on the internet but try and talk to other students who have had that experience
  • deciding on a course and location is similar whether you go to the UK or elsewhere so see the 'choosing your course' and 'choosing your university' pages of the website
  • one big difference may be climate. Think what you prefer, for example if you go to New Zealand and come home for the long holiday at Christmas, you may not see a summer for three years

Choosing your course
Choosing your university

Applying to study overseas

Each country has a different system. Some want you to apply directly to an institution, others only want you to apply through an agent. Using an agent can help with arranging visas and other necessary documentation, as well as providing general advice.

When to apply

Europe and North America work on the same academic year as the UK. The application timetable is also similar: 8 to 12 months before.

Australia and New Zealand start their academic year in January or February. You need to make your application 5 to 18 months before courses are due to start.

How and when to apply

Useful websites

Study destinationWebsites
Australia and New Zealand Study Options
Education USA
Study USA
Fulbright Commission
Study Portals
Study in Holland
Degrees Ahead
The Student World

If you would like to make contact with Jersey students currently attending overseas universities, email Skills Jersey. We'll be happy to put you in touch.​​

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