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Are you a current international student or planning to study abroad? This section of TopUniversities.com is for you. Get information about applying or renewing visas, international student scholarships, and tips on living abroad and learning about a new culture.

International student numbers are rising throughout the world, and no wonder: studying abroad is a great way to travel the world, learn new languages and new cultures, and develop skills that are highly desirable in today's global economy. Employers value graduates who show openness to new ideas, flexibility, problem-solving skills and adaptability, all things that studying abroad can teach you.

Learn about funding your international studies, international graduate study opportunities, the best international universities and experiences of other international students. Why stay at home when you can discover the world, live in a foreign city and make friends from all over the globe? Consider becoming an international student and discover life-changing opportunities at top universities around the world.

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Hi. I am from Nigeria and have been admitted into Sumy State University, Ukraine. I have been issued visa. I want to know official site to send travel itinerary and if i have to book round trip tickets.

Hi I am from New Zealand. I am planning to study PhD in business/accounting/taxation in USA (Washington, california, New York preferable) University. Can you please give me information about the process of application and scholarships? What is the eligibility and how can I qualify for scholarships.


I am confused about study in abroad. I am currently studying in Urban Planning. But i would like to do my masters in business. Can i do it? And what are the requirements? Please give me a better suggestion.

Hello, some masters in business degrees will require you to have previously studied business at undergraduate level, but many universities will accept graduates from any subject background, as long as you can demonstrate your interest and commitment. It's also really helpful if you have any work experience in business. You can read more about masters in business degrees here. :)

I would like to know about the quality of education in Germany, Austria, France & Belgium as I'm looking forward to apply in either country for an undergrade program of Architecture. Is it worth the effort or should I just apply for a masters program?
Please let me know as I'm kinda confused on what to do.
Thank you.

I am currently pursuing Bsc Physics . I want to pursue Masters in Physics abroad but not sure which country to study.Also is 3 year study enough for foreign study..Please Help.

Hi Prasanth, it might help to view the rankings by subject for physics, and you can find out more about studying in different countries with our guides. I think your 3 year degree should be enough, but you could always double check this with the university you choose. Hope this helps.

Hi I am pursuing my masters in renewable energy. I want to find an internship/thesis on the same subject in Europe especially Sweden, Germany or Finland but I'm not sure how to go about it . Please help.

Hello my name is Chris Gude and I would like to apply to Waseda University but im not very sure, I want to study Mechanical Engineering there is it a good choice or should I reconsider?

Hi Chris, I'm afraid I can't guide you on what university to choose as this is a very personal decision. If you'd like to have a look at our rankings by subject for Mechanical Engineering this might be useful for comparing universities, and here are some other tips on choosing a university. 

My name is Alasan Jallow from Gambia. Am trying to apply for admission at the University of Helsinki but it seems difficult. i would be please if the admission adviser or personnel help me do that......

Hi Alasan, you should read all the information provided on the University of Helsinki's website but if you still have a question about admissions, contact the school directly and I'm sure they'll be more than happy to help you. For general questions about studying abroad see our How to Study Abroad FAQ, or, for more information about studying in Finland, see our country guide. Good luck! Laura

Please am finding it difficult to apply for an undergraduate degree here. i need ur assistance on how to go about it cos i didnt see the link for application. thank you.

Hi Kingsley, is there a particular university you want to apply for? To apply, you would need to visit the website of your chosen university and follow the admissions advice for international students. If you haven't chosen a university yet, take a look at the QS World University Rankings 2014/15 or our subject rankings to find the world-leading universities in your subject. If you've not yet chosen a country of study, see our where to study section, and if you haven't chosen a subject, see our course guides. We also have an How to Study Abroad: FAQ which will help you through the process. Good luck! Laura

I don't have a proper English background. I just scored 91 in my tofel .but my academic background is good and I have good grades in my schooling. I want to get into one of the top universities of the world with Engineering as my majors. What do I need to do to succeed

How can i get a USA students visa?

Hi Shakhawat. We have a guide to applying for US student visas here: https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/studying-abroad/how-get-us-student-visa

And an additional guide explaining the different types of US visa: https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/studying-abroad/types-us-student-visa

Hope this helps!

My name is David Zaldumbide I am from Ecuador and got a government scholarship to study in your country would help me for the application to study a Masters in Economics

commented to you that I have a little problem is time because my grant ends this year and should enter the second half of this year another problem is that I just get 81 in TOEFL

please help with the person who can get my application