Student Blog

Wondering what it’s like to study at university? Want advice on how to survive studying abroad? Read first-hand accounts of student life and get study abroad tips in the TopUniversities Student Blog.

Mon, 04/07/2014

Want to travel in Europe without breaching your student budget? International student Aliya shares some advice.

Fri, 04/04/2014

Not sure what to expect during your first year of college life? Second-year engineering student Sam Hau shares some advice.

Mon, 03/31/2014

Answer the question “What is a Gap Year?” and find out all you need to know about the gap year, whether you’re a student or parent.

Thu, 04/10/2014

Worried about taking the IELTS exam? It may not be as hard as you think, according to one successful test-taker.

Tue, 04/01/2014

Find out why it’s so important to read the small print before signing up for private student loans in the US.

Fri, 03/28/2014

Need some inspiration for creating the best university pranks this April Fools’ Day? Learn from the best…

Wed, 03/26/2014

Find out why panellists at the European Students Convention believe “learning to learn” is the most essential skill for the next generation of graduates.

Tue, 03/25/2014

Are you an engineering student? Think study abroad is not for you? Think again!

Mon, 03/24/2014

Choosing a university this year? Disagreeing with parents? Here are some things to remember to make the process more harmonious.

Tue, 03/18/2014

International student Amanda shares some advice on how to make the first few weeks of studying abroad a little less stressful.

Tue, 03/18/2014

Want to complete an internship overseas? Read Alex’s guide to finding internships abroad.

Thu, 03/13/2014

Find out about some of the differences between college parties in the US and Germany, to save yourself some embarrassment!

Wed, 03/12/2014

How many hours should you expect to work in a graduate career? Take a look at average working hours around the world.

Mon, 03/10/2014

How do approaches to friendship vary? International student Aliya explores the importance of friendship across the world. 

Fri, 03/07/2014

Why study abroad? Get an overview of some of the most common answers to this question, based on surveys of students worldwide.

Tue, 03/04/2014

Find out how student competitions can form part of your overall education and development.

Mon, 03/03/2014

Opportunity to get noticed or professional humiliation? Find out how to make creative job applications work for you.

Wed, 02/26/2014

Get an answer to the question “What is a PhD?” including information on PhD admissions requirements, PhD applications and PhD alternatives.

Wed, 02/26/2014

Looking for ways to finance a PhD? Get advice on sources of PhD funding around the world.

Fri, 02/28/2014

US student Amanda explains how she chose England for her junior year abroad, and why she’s now returned to study in England once again.