Post available to Premium Members only. Please upgrade your account in order to apply.
To read the previous article from this series follow this link.
So, the time has come - you have to start applying for universities! Doesn't matter if it's an undergrad or post-grad, the process is never easy. You are called to make a decision that can, and will, affect the next years of your life! And the questions are endless... Which University? What subject? Where? The options are infinite and the experience can be traumatizing (especially since you are still in the peek of papers and exams!) So what do you do? But don’t panic, there are always ways to figure things out without collapsing.
During my final year of studying I was faced with the harsh reality of how many things I need to do to successfully apply to a university. I was clueless in the beginning, and naturally procrastinated because I had no idea what should I do or how to do it! So I started from the basics; I asked a friend who then referred my to the University admissions office, and the person working there helped me put the whole process into perspective.
She gave me a bunch of sites with lists of universities based on ranking, and explained in detail how to write a personal statement, a proper CV and a cover later (hint: you need to adjust it for each university). After making a shortlist of universities, I started looking for websites, friends of friends who could share their experience in those universities and voila! Within 2 weeks I was done with my applications (and managed to study a bit too), and was patiently (not) waiting for the replies!
To read the next article in this series, follow this link.