How to Apply to International Universities in Europe, Hong kong or the U.S. with an OSSD
Toronto eLearning School students who have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) can apply to Universities in Canada and all over the world as an Ontario high school graduate.
The requirements for applying to an Ontario College or University as following:
. Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
. Six 4U (Grade 12 University Preparation) or 4M (Grade 12 University/College) courses.
. ENG4U is required for all university academic programs. Most also have course specific requirements which may require one or two Grade 12 math courses as well.
. English Language Proficiency Level IELTS score of 6.0 for College and 6.5 for University. Students with a score 5.0-6.0 may be eligible for admission into a combined ESL and degree programs.
. The admission average for College/University programs can be as low as 60-70%. But most highly competitive programs have admission averages ranging from 80% to 95%.
. Some programs require students to submit personal profiles, essays or videos as part of the application process.
Useful tips during the application process
1. Keep your options open
Even if you have set a clear goal that you want to be a student at a certain university, it is always best and wise to apply to at least three universities, even if they are in different locations abroad.
2. Be realistic and informed
Check and read the academic requirements carefully to figure out the probability of being accepted by the university. Most of the time, these details of admission requirements will be available on the programmes web page, you just have to look them up and check if they are up-to-date.
3. Discover how you can apply
Usually, you can apply through the website of the university directly and submit all the required documents or send them by post.
4. Pay attention to details
When you apply to more universities simultaneously through various online systems, make sure you follow the exact steps and place the names of the universities in the order of your preferences.
5. Write a great motivation letter
Some universities will require a motivation letter. You will find many examples on the internet on how a motivation letter should look like.
You should try to be as honest as possible and share all your experiences that are connected to the academic requirements and your future study programme. Make sure you explain why studying at that university means so much to you and what you can gain and offer while being one of their students.
6. Be careful with the paperwork
All documents have to be translated into the official language of the respective country and legally authenticated by a competent authority. This means an official stamp could stand between you and your degree.
The following information will guide you how to apply to top university in USA, UK, or Hong kong.
Step 1: Do University Research
. Check put university websites.
. Select 5-10 programs of interest and review their admissions on the websites.
. Consulting with TES teachers and guidance counsellors about your selections.
Step 2: Be Prepared
. High school transcripts from grades 9-12.
. List of any extra curricular activities and awards if any.
. IELTS/TOFEL Test Scores.
. Personal statements and portfolio work.
. Additional documents (such as passport, criminal records and reference letter).
Step 3: Submit Your Application
. Apply directly on the university website with the required documents and payment.
Step 4: After Submission
. Check if you have received an email acknowledgment within 48 hours after submitting your application for admission.
Step 5: Accept an Offer
. Check the last date for accepting and declining offers.
. Check for next steps with your university after you have accepted an offer (applying for a student residence, applying for a student visa and tuition payments, etc.).
According to the 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings, here’s a list of some top universities worldwide.
|11||National University of Singapore (NUS)||Singapore|
|12||Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)||Singapore|
|13||Princeton University||United States|
|14||Cornell University||United States|
|15||Yale University||United States|
|16||Columbia University||United States|
|19||University of Pennsylvania||United States|
|20||University of Michigan||United States|
|21||Johns Hopkins University||United States|
|22||EPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne||Switzerland|
|23||University of Tokyo||Japan|
|24||Australian National University||Australia|
|25||University of Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|37||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||Hong Kong|
|39||University of Melbourne||Australia|
|45||University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)||Australia|
|49||Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)||Hong Kong|
|55||City University of Hong Kong||Hong Kong|