As we all know, there has been a boom in studying abroad in many countries in recent years. Students from all over the world choose to go to some first-class universities to improve themselves, such as Australia’s Group of Eight, known as the “Ivy League Universities in Australia”. However, the high reputation is matched by strict admission requirements. It is difficult to enter these 8 excellent universities, and many students are rejected. So, how can you improve your chances of getting into a top Australian university? Here are a few tips that might help you.
1. Pay attention to the balance between school and major
For those students with good academic performance and very beautiful transcripts, they are naturally selected by various famous universities. For students whose grades are not very ideal and whose average score is just enough to apply for qualifications, the chances of successfully applying for the ace majors and popular majors of top schools are much smaller. In this case, it is better to consider choosing a non-popular major in your dream school, and then switch to your favorite field by changing majors. However, the premise of doing so is to pay attention to understand the process requirements of the school you applied for before changing majors, etc., and choose a major with the same credits.
2. Unique PS, make yourself different
Many universities, such as the University of Melbourne, require students to provide PS, that is, a personal resume. If you want to stand out among the many applicants, don’t apply templates online but try to make your PS unique! When preparing for PS, it is recommended that applicants first conceive, and pay attention to highlighting your uniqueness and showing your advantages when writing, so that the reviewers have a good impression of you! If you are not sure about writing PS, it is recommended to find a foreign teacher or a reliable intermediary for help!
3. It is very important to choose a good application time
Students without application experience often overlook the crucial point of application time! It definitely directly affects the success rate of the application. Generally speaking, the sooner you apply, the better, and you don’t have to wait for the results of all the subjects to apply before you apply. Usually, you can start your application when there are three or four courses left, but you can wait if you think the remaining courses can effectively increase the average score. However, if you apply for a school with a particularly long cycle such as the University of Melbourne, you should plan early, so as not to be too late to start school!
4. Additional language courses, freshman diploma courses or preparatory courses!
Some students usually have unsatisfactory grades, or there is a gap between the direct admission to domestic and foreign undergraduates, or they fail again and again in IELTS, they can choose to take additional language courses, freshman diploma courses or preparatory courses. Of course, everyone’s situation is different. As for how to choose the most suitable and most cost-effective way, and how to accurately seek advantages and avoid disadvantages, you need to rely on rich experience to judge!