Your Step-wise Study Abroad Plan 2019-20

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Study Abroad in 2019-2020: A step-wise plan

2019 Jul-Aug-Sep

– Undertake a broad research, both online and offline, regarding the course and the university where you want to study. Narrow down your research and shortlist at least six universities offering your desired course of study.

– Start preparing for IELTS/TOEFL/GRE/SAT/OET/GMAT tests, as required by your shortlisted universities.

2019 Oct-Nov

– Finalise your list of Universities to at least two or three universities. Start applying to them for scholarships.

– Take the required study abroad tests (IELTS/TOEFL/GRE/SAT/OET/GMAT).

– Start to ask for LOR (Letter of Recommendation) from as many sources as possible. Begin to prepare your SOP (Statement of Purpose).

2019-2020 Nov-Dec-Jan

– Collect all the application materials to be sent to your selected universities. Application materials like the university application form, your resume, SOP, LOR, Educational Certificates/Transcripts, Financial documents, et cetera.

– Start applying to your selected Universities.

2020 Feb-Mar-Apr

– By now, you should start to receive offer/admission letters from the universities applied.

– Get the necessary Government forms/certificates where you have applied. For example, if you have applied to U.S. universities, then you should get the Form I-20 from the U.S. universities. The Form I-20 should include the student tracking number (SEVIS ID number) and school code.

– Start preparing for your visa interview.

2020 May-Jun-Jul

– Arrange your finances as required by the universities.

– Apply for a visa. Attend your visa interview.

2020 Aug-Sep

– By this time, your university would have granted you the admission and you would have purchased your air ticket.

– Board your flight to your chosen university in your chosen country.

– Good luck!

NOTE:  R. J. English Academy offers 100% free visa consultancy to its students preparing for study abroad tests.

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The 25 Best Universities of 2019

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According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, the best 25 universities of 2019 are as follows:

1. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
2. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
3. Stanford University, United States
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
5. California Institute of Technology, United States
6. Harvard University, United States
7. Princeton University, United States
8. Yale University, United States
9. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
10. University of Chicago, United States
11. ETH Zurich, Switzerland
=12. Johns Hopkins University, United States
=12. University of Pennsylvania, United States
14. UCL, United Kingdom
15. University of California, Berkeley
16. Columbia University, United States
17. University of California, Los Angeles
18. Duke University, United States
19. Cornell University, United States
20. University of Michigan, United States
21. University of Toronto, Canada
22. Tsinghua University, China
23. National University of Singapore, Singapore
24. Carnegie Mellon University, United States
25. Northwestern University, United States

[Source: The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2019/world-ranking#survey-answer ]
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