Held every Spring and Autumn, Intake Study World is one of the biggest exhibitions for students who wish to study abroad. Representatives of myriad renowned universities and language schools from destinations including but not only the UK, US and Australia, Ireland will be there. It’s a great chance for people that plan to study abroad to learn more about their ideal schools. But to make the most of the Intake Study World, you need to be fully prepared. In this blog post, we put together 5 things you need to do before you attend a study abroad and the best questions to ask school representatives.
5 Things to Do Before You Attend a Study Abroad Fair
Study abroad fairs are more than an opportunity for you to learn more about your dream schools. You can also help your application by showcasing your potential as a student and enthusiasm for the discipline. Here are 5 tips for you to prepare yourself for a study abroad fair.
1. Bring your application documents with you.
Don’t forget to bring your copies of your application documents with you when you go to a study abroad fair. Your resume/CV, personal statement or SOP might just come in handy. In your resume/CV, list your personal details, education background, extra-curricular activities and professional experience. You will be able to make a good impression on the school representative by being well-prepared.
2. Have your transcript and degree certificate ready.
Most universities require students to provide their GPAs. If you haven’t graduated, you can still request your on-course academic transcript from your school. These documents will help the school representative have a better understanding of your academic strengths.
3. Be ready to show your language certificates.
If you have already taken language proficiency exams, such as IELTS, TOFEL or exams for other languages, you can also take the certificate with you. Bring the certificates that are required by the programmes you want to apply to.
4. Prepare a portfolio.
If you are applying to art, design, film, photography and other film and television-related programmes, a portfolio can strengthen your application. Create a strong portfolio with your proudest works and tailor it for your preferred programmes. Print it out or show it to the university representative on your tablet or laptop at the study abroad fair. Not only do you get a chance to showcase your skills and talent, but you can also receive feedback from them directly.
5. List your dream schools and prepare questions to ask.
Intake Study World is always packed with representatives from various schools. To avoid feeling overwhelmed, you can do a bit of research first. Go to our Study World website to learn what schools are attending and write down the ones that you’re interested in. You can even go to the websites of those schools yourself and then make a list of things you’d like to learn more about them.
Questions to Ask at Intake Study World Fair
If you are not sure what questions you can ask the school representative, we’ve put together 5 different topics and several examples for you.
1. Admission Requirements
Do you require my Bachelor's degree in a related field of study?
Do you require relevant work experience to be eligible for admission?
2. Campus Life
How diverse is your student body?
What are the facilities in the university?
Does the university provide facilities such as labs, research centers or business incubators?
Is there a sports center or gym?
Can I study another foreign language during my studies?
How convenient is it to study in your university?
3. Programme Details
What is the focus of the program?
What is the biggest advantage of choosing this course?
What qualifications do you expect the applicants have?
Do you have internship opportunities for this master's program?
Does your master's program have any overseas-exchange or study-abroad opportunities?
How can your master's program help students work in this industry?
4. Application Tips
How do you evaluate applicants?
What should I highlight to improve my personal statement?
What can I do to improve my chances of admission?
Are certain majors more competitive to gain admission to than others?
5. Prospects after Graduation
Do you provide career services? What career services do you offer?
What do most graduates from the university go on to do?
How big/helpful is the alumni network on campus?
We invite representatives from top 100 universities around the world as well as language schools to our event. They include King’s College London and University of Bristol in the UK, University of Illinois at Chicago in the US, University College Dublin in Ireland, etc.
Intake Education: Let Our Advisors Help You
At the event, Intake advisors would also be there to help you with your studying abroad plan, providing useful information on various related topics, such as scholarships, and finding the most suitable programme for you.
Intake Study World: Realise Your Dream with Intake
Attending Intake Study World is a great first step for anyone who wishes to study abroad or go on study tours. We can help you figure out the best course or programme for you. Make your dream into reality with Intake.
Before you attend Intake Study World Fair, make sure you have everything ready and prepare a list of questions you want to ask. If you haven’t found your dream schools, book a one-on-one session with our advisors before the event and we’ll help you figure it out. On the day of the Intake Study World Fair, you can then talk with the representatives from your ideal schools.