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Set of Documents to be enclosed with each application

Overseas Education is an amazing opportunity for students to study at a foreign destination and be exposed to global cultures all in one place, on one campus. Studying Abroad is popular among students today because as the world is progressing, there are skills that are individuals have to possess to be effective and excel in their field of study and career.


The documents that are usually required by universities abroad are as follows:

Complete Application forms

When students apply to any university, they are required to submit an application form. The application form may be downloaded from the college website or be filled on the admission portal of the college website. Some universities may charge a fee for an application form while some universities dont. It also depends on the country and course you are opting for.


A resume is an essential part of an application because it indicates the work experience that the student has. For some courses like an MBA, students need to have work experience to be eligible for the course. The components of a resume that have to be included are Contact details i.e email address, residential address, mobile number and so on, Educational Qualifications, mainly school, college, undergrad, postgrad etc., Extra Curricular Activities, Accomplishments and Work Experience.

Statement of Purpose

A Statement of Purpose or SOP is a vital part of the application while applying to Universities abroad. The SOP describes your personality, your skills, interests and aspirations. As the student is an unknown individual to the admission committee at the University, the SOP is a way for students to add a personalized touch to their application. Students have to write their own SOP and not plagiarize it. If references are being used, they need to be mentioned.

Attested copies of Academic documents

For university applications, the student has to submit attested copies of Academic documents. The documents are scanned and sent with the application online and physical copies are mailed to the university. These documents include, Marksheets and Certificates of Std X, XII, First Year to Final Year of Bachelors, Masters, whichever are applicable along with Other Diploma certificates.

Admission Tests Certifications

Universities abroad have certain admission test criterias that have to be fulfilled. Some courses require admission tests like GRE, GMAT, SAT etc to secure admission. A requirement across universities are English Proficiency Tests like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, wherever applicable. Certificates and scores of the same have to be submitted with the applications.

Letters of Recommendation

A Letter of Recommendation plays a vital role in the application process for Education Abroad as it verifies the claims that the applicant makes and proves validation to the admissions committee. Usually, an applicant advised to get 2-3 LORs as it mandatory for the application. LORs from Professors/Department Head/Principal/Supervisor/Employer etc. Can be submitted depending on course and wherever applicable. LORs have to be printed on the letterheads of the respective organization from where the student has acquired the recommendation from.

Additional Certificates

If the student has attended any extra curricular activities on a larger scale or completed certification courses, then the student should attach attested copies of the certificates with the application as well. Universities abroad appreciate students with certifications.

Passport copies

Along with the application, it is very important to submit copies of your passport as it helps in identifying the student and authenticity of the application. Initially photographs had to be submitted but the passport is now considered as an ID proof and as a documentation of identity.


Student Testimonials:

I was totally unaware about the various procedures and formalities to be undertaken for a foreign education. I wanted to pursue an MBA course but was blank about how to go about it. I would like to thank the counseling team at Edwise for its effort and follow ups.

Name - Komal Punjabi
Country - USA
University - Fairleigh Dickinson University

It was a great experience at Edwise. Special thanks to the team who kept constantly following up on the tasks to be done. I had problems in arranging the documentation. I would like to thank my visa counsellor for helping me in getting the visa. I recommend Edwise to everyone who plans to study abroad. Its the best place to visit for professional and quality guidance.

Name - Alwin
Country - Canada
University - Toronto Film School

I really want to thank Edwise for making my dreams come true. The amount of work and dedication put by Edwise was breath-taking. I was guided to possibly the best university and I reached it without breaking a sweat. Thanks to the entire team at Edwise for making this happen.

Name - Siddharth Rajgopal
Country - USA
University - Lincoln University

Edwise Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Also read: Guidelines to follow while acquiring Letters of Recommendation

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