Helping students make successful applications to international universities
Applying to university in another country can be very confusing. For one thing, you need to learn a whole bunch of new terms to even start to choose where you want to apply, and that's even before you can work out what you have to do to actually get in. Then there are the things that you don't even know about, meaning so many students make mistakes that they have no idea they are making.
The entire experience can leave you stressed, confused and ultimately frustrated if you don't know the rules of the game, and you can end up having wasted time and money on making applications that don't get the results you thought they would... which is what happens when you don't get help.
That's why we are here. We specialise in helping students with international university applications, removing the uncertainty and confusion from the process. We are your guides to a completely new way of how you apply to university.
Applying to an international university without really understanding the main differences is like turning up to a football game thinking that the ball will be round and you need to kick it into a goal, and then realising that this is American football and you don't have a clue what to do.
You might get the basics and work out some things quite quickly, but when some of the best-known universities turn down over 90% of their applicants, do you really want to apply only half-understanding what they are looking for?
And even though your school might have some expertise in international applications, how certain are you that they really understand the differences between thousands of international universities and will make sure that you apply to the ones which are going to be the best option for you?
Plus, if you don't understand what things like demonstrated interest or numerus fixus are, or how a college supplement differs from the University of California essays, you might make mistakes you don't even know you are making.
That’s why you need us.
I'm David Hawkins, and my team and I specialise in helping students make international university applications. I'm a former teacher and university adviser in schools in the UK and internationally and I have helped hundreds of students make successful university applications. I'm a member of the International Association for College Admission Counseling and an affiliated consultant to the Council of International Schools, making me a trusted and well-known member of the international university admissions community with connections at universities around the world.
I can help you choose from the thousands of universities out there and guide you through the whole strategy of applying to the ones you choose, from connections with universities at the start to making sure your application essays sell you in exactly the right way.
Working alongside your school, I can support you and them through the whole process, helping everyone know what needs to be done and when it has to be done by, removing stress and uncertainty along the way.
I'll help you work out if your plans are realistic and what you need to do next... so you don't have to go through the stress of making applications that take a lot of work and might lead to little result. To arrange your free initial consultation, get in touch.