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Higher education: studying abroad

​​Why should I study abroad?

There are many reasons for studying abroad:

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

Watch studying in New Zealand / Australia presentation on YouTube

Watch studying in Canada presentation on YouTube

Look Beyond Traditional Higher Education Routes booklet

How do I decide what to study and where?

When thinking about 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 do I apply?

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

Australia and New Zealand start their academic year in January / February, therefore applications should be made 5 to 18 months before courses are due to start.

How and when to apply

Useful websites

Study destinationUseful websites
Australia and New Zealand Study Options website
Education USA website
Study USA website
Fulbright Commission website
Prospects website
Study Portals website
Study in Holland website
Degrees Ahead website
The Student World

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

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