Education is an important asset that parents can provide to their children. Of course, every parent wants their child to go to school with the best education. To meet this expectation, many parents send their children abroad to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and even doctoral education. Here are some tips for those of you who want to continue your studies abroad.
- Choosing a major
If you don’t know which field of study you would like to study, you can ask yourself first about the area you are interested in to study it further? How would you like to have a career after graduating from college?
If you can answer the two questions above, consult with your teacher or parents to point them in a direction that suits your interests. The same question is also for those of you who want to continue your studies at the postgraduate level, because usually master programs are more specific to what you are studying or even need to be involved in research.
- Determine the Destination Country
The country of destination will impact the cost of education, monthly living costs, language spoken and climate. Each country also has a different curriculum.
- Determine the University
Once you have determined your destination country, the next decision is which university you want to go to. Regardless of whether the university is one of the best universities in the country or in the world.
Are the desired courses available at the university? Every university has an e-mail service for consultations, it is best to ask in detail about the things you want to know by e-mail.
- Preparing Requirements
Every university has different requirements. Some asked for high scores on English tests, others received slightly low scores. If the target university speaks a foreign language other than English, please ask whether a local language test must be taken or can the course be in English?
Some universities also ask for more detailed test scores such as the GRE test and GMAT test as university entry requirements.
- Tuition Fees
The amount of tuition fee also depends on the university chosen. There are universities whose tuition fees are free and some are paid.
- Lecture Facilities
Class facilities that require attention include student housing, laboratories, libraries, sports facilities, clinics, and others. Also pay attention to the quality of the lecturers who hold lectures, or whether the lecturer is actively involved in research and publication of international journals.
- Study Duration Considerations
Each department has a different duration of course. In general, it takes 3-4 years to complete undergraduate studies abroad. Of course, the longer it takes to graduate, the more money will have to be spent on maintenance and education. So make sure to spend your time.
- Career Prospects
Did you get good career prospects after completing your chosen program? Do universities work with companies to recruit university graduates for internships? This should be asked by the university.
To support your school and living expenses, the digibank by DBS application can be used to transfer money overseas. You can easily transfer money with just your smartphone with 24/7 access without having to go to a branch first.
Digibank Remittances support free currency transfers to more than 20 countries and supports 7 currencies, including USD, SGD, AUD, EUR, HKD, CAD, GBP.
Money can arrive abroad on the same day as long as it does not exceed the specified time limit. Each of these currencies has a different time limit. The digibank foreign currency transfer rates are also very competitive, so you don’t need to worry.
There are two foreign currency transfer services provided by the digibank App by DBS. The first is free foreign currency transfers, and the second is regular foreign currency transfers.
This regular foreign exchange transfer service is a currency transfer service that uses the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. This system is an international banking system for sending and receiving information related to financial transactions using security standards and a credible environment.
The currencies that can be used in common currencies are USD, SGD, JPY, THB, HKD, AUD, NZD, EUR, GBP, SEK, CHF and CAD. So if you want to send money overseas, like in Japan you use JPY, you use regular foreign exchange.