Tim was surfing the internet on a gentle Friday evening after work, so he logged on to his Facebook account. There were three unchecked notifications; he quickly clicked on the icon to see what the notifications were.
One of them had the picture of Rachel;, his secondary school classmate who just graduated from the University Of Aberdeen, United Kingdom with a Master’s degree.
Tim was quite surprised because Rachel was just an average student back in school who performed well in a few subjects and did poorly in others. She was not in the “Scholars clique”, as the intelligent students of his secondary school days were called back then.
Tim had also heard stories from better candidates who have given up on their ambition of schooling abroad after many failures and rejections with processing their admissions in most of these schools. So how did Rachel manage to gain admission and even graduate with honours from a foreign university?
Throughout the weekend, up till close of service on Sunday, Tim was trying to find a rationale for Rachel’s post. He always thought, or better put, assumed that only high net
worth individuals, people from wealthy homes who can afford an international education or least smart/intelligent candidates who got scholarships. According to him, Nicholas did not fit into any of these descriptions, so he was quite puzzled.
Later on Sunday evening, at the meet up with his friends at Golden resort, there was a new lady invited by one of his friends named Joy, who was a career counsellor at Clarity Education Limited.
After introductions, while they were talking about their families and jobs, Joy mentioned something about helping people who want to study abroad. This caught the attention of Tim, so he probed further.
At the end of their discussion that evening, Tim got more clarity about the whole international education business. Firstly, he got to know that anyone who wants to and is willing to pay the price can study abroad.
Also, he was made to understand that with career counsellors, his international studies experience can be made easier since they are available to guide him with selecting the school that offers his preferred course of study, falls within his budget limits and helps in his application and admission process.
Finally, he learnt that he also needed an English proficiency test (which can be IELTS, TOEFL or GRE) to be admitted to most of these international universities.
Also read: Documents required to Study Abroad
On Monday morning while driving to work there was a calm smile across Tim’s face that was a result of a renewed belief and knowledge that in the next couple of years with discipline, proper planning and grit he could also be an international scholar.
Clarity Education Limited is a study abroad advisory firm that helps students achieve their study abroad dreams. We provide free advice and support to international students applying to study in the UK. With a proven track record, our experienced counsellors are equipped to guide you throughout your application process.