Each programme requires that you fill out their specific applications. Nowadays most colleges have made their application available on-line. If you choose not to download the application, you can call or write to the institution to have one mailed to you.
Application should be impeccably neat
Form should not be filled messy
Type personal information on the page rather than writing by hand
Write out the responses to short answer questions on a separate sheet first
When you apply to a university abroad you have to attach along with the application form other documentation like academic certificates, extra curricular activities, recommendation letter, grade transcripts, essays, statement of purpose, etc. To process all these documents the university asks for an application fee, which ranges between $50-150. You can send this money through a dollar draft.
Most institutes will require you to submit an essay with your application. The essay is your opportunity to present a clear picture of yourself, providing the admissions committee with a good idea of your motivation, ability, and written communication skills. Generally, you should articulate how attributes of the school align with your abilities and interests. This will demonstrate that you have thoroughly researched their offerings and compared them to your interests.
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Meaningful recommendations should contribute specific information that demonstrates your ability to excel in both the programme to which you are applying as well as your ability to succeed in your career.
When selecting individuals to write recommendations on your behalf, choose a good cross-section of people who can vouch for your dependability and who know about your plans for study. These people may include college principal, employers, colleagues, associates or peers.
Most applications ask you to include your resume or a summary of your work history. Most institutes seriously consider work history when making admissions decisions. Include information about any papers or articles you have published, awards, membership in professional societies, volunteer work, or anything else that can give an admissions committee a clear picture of you. Include any necessary supporting documentation, but be cautious – admissions committees are already reading through stacks of applications.
STANDARDISED TEST SCORES
These Tests include GRE, GMAT, SAT, TOEFL and IELTS. Your scores in these tests are considered as predictors of academic performance in future years of study. Some schools require minimum scores. Others only have minimum score requirements. Find out the minimum standard at a particular school, if it exists, so that you do not waste time submitting an application to a school that immediately will disqualify you.
Colleges require that you provide your undergraduate transcript along with your application. These are extended mark sheets that not only reflect your marks but also give extra information on the medium of instruction, grading system, number of hours per lecture and so on. You can apply for a grade transcript to the college you went to.Ensure that your institution sends it in time to meet the application deadline.