How to apply
How to apply to study abroad in Asia with these 6 simple steps
Your dream of studying abroad in Asia is only 6 steps away from you. Simply follow these instructions on how to apply to study abroad in Asia:
We help you apply to study abroad in Asia easily and affordably. Whether you want to study for one or two semesters, join a summer school session or even complete a full degree abroad, we’ve made applying simple and quick. You simply fill out an application form on our website, submit it with a few attachments, and you’re good to go!
You’ll get accepted into the program of your choice even in one day or at most in a week. After that, it’s a done deal – your placement in the program is secured, and you don’t have to wait for months just to know if you’ve been accepted or not. This means you can focus on what matters most: preparing for the life-changing experiences ahead.
6 STEPS TO LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES
Choose destination, university & program
Get confirmation as quickly as in a day
Make travel preparations
Payment, official acceptance letter, and visa
Arrival and orientation
1. CHOOSE A DESTINATION, UNIVERSITY, AND PROGRAM
Choose a destination, university, and program that suits you best. To help you choose, you can take our destination quiz, download our study abroad guide, or take a look at this comparison chart.
Tip: If you’re currently studying at a university, college, or some other institution of higher education, it’s good to confirm your study abroad plans with them first. Take a look at the university’s course offering you’re interested in on our website and create a study plan that you can present to your institution. This way, you’ll already know if the study credits you earn abroad can be counted towards your degree at home.
2. APPLY EASILY ONLINE
Get the required attachments for the university or program of your choice. See the list of required attachments here or on the page of each university below.
Fill out the application for the university or program of your choice through the links below. Please read the applications instructions carefully before you apply.
In the application form, indicate whether you want to study for one or two semesters or complete a full degree (if available). If you wish, you can even combine two destinations or universities to spend a whole year abroad. It’s possible to apply for a second semester later on as well.*
LIST OF UNIVERSITIES AND PROGRAMS
|Bali, Indonesia||Udayana University|
|Warmadewa University, Bali Academy|
|Warmadewa University (WIP Program and summer school)|
|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Universiti Putra Malaysia|
|Universiti Kuala Lumpur|
|Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Foreign Trade University|
|Bangkok, Thailand||Kasetsart University|
|Siam University (BBA and MBA programs, both exchange semesters and full degrees available)|
|Phuket, Thailand||Prince of Songkla University|
|Taipei, Taiwan||Shih Chien University|
|Shanghai, China||Shanghai University|
|Seoul, Korea||Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (exchange semester, summer school, and Bachelor’s degree program)|
|Sardinia, Italy||University of Cagliari|
|Dublin, Ireland||American College Dublin|
||European University Lisbon|
|San José, Costa Rica||The Latin American University of Science and Technology|
*If you’re thinking of applying for two semesters at Universiti Putra Malaysia, you have to apply for both at once to apply for the 1-year visa student visa.
3. CONFIRMATION OF STUDY PLACEMENT
We’ll process your application in 1-3 working days, after which we send you an email with a confirmation of your study abroad placement and further instructions.
Why is the confirmation is so quick? Can I be certain that I’ll be accepted?
See our answers to these and other frequently asked questions in our FAQ.
Paying the application fee
Soon after you get the initial acceptance letter, we’ll send you an invoice for the application fee. This small fee is payable within 10 days and by paying it, you accept your placement in the program.
Then you’re ready to…
4. Get prepared
After receiving your confirmation email and initial acceptance letter, you can begin your travel preparations. Here are some useful links:
- Student’s checklist
- How to find accommodation when studying abroad
- Booking flights
- Getting travel insurance
- Getting vaccinations
However, please note that you cannot apply for a student visa at this stage yet – that comes later after you get your official acceptance letter (see below).
Funding and scholarships
If you need to apply for funding, do so early. Visit our scholarship page for more information on scholarship resources.
Asia Exchange Guide
With your initial acceptance letter that confirms your study placement, we’ll also send a link to the Asia Exchange Guide for your destination. This Guide has information about visas, accommodation, studies, life at the destination, and much more. You’ll get the most up-to-date version of the Guide about 2 months before the semester.
5. PAY TUITION FEE, GET OFFICIAL ACCEPTANCE LETTER & VISA
You’ll get the invoice for the tuition fee about 2.5 months before the start of the semester.
You’ll also get the host university’s official acceptance letter a month before the semester starts at the latest. We’ll send the letter to the street address you wrote in your application, so keep us updated if you happen to move.
The official acceptance letter is what you can use to apply for a student visa. Depending on the destination, applying for the visa might take a few days up to a couple of weeks.
6. ARRIVAL AND ORIENTATION
Ready, set, go! Once you have your student visa in hand, you’re good to go! Pack your bags, throw a farewell party and step into the best adventure of your life! We recommend you arrive in time for the orientation, where you’ll learn how to navigate the everyday academic life of your host university.
Keep your friends posted! Let your friends and family know about your adventures by writing a student blog.
Be active! Take part in your classes and learn everything you can both in and outside of the classroom. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so make the most of it!
Who can apply?
Each of our partner universities and their programs has different requirements for applicants. Find out more about the minimum requirements here.
What if I don’t make it and need to cancel?
We understand that sometimes life gets in the way. That’s why we’ve made it easy to cancel your study abroad placement if your plans change. Read more about the terms and conditions for cancellation
“We wanted to thank you already for you excellent services! Every question has been quickly and thoroughly answered! Light-heartedly, we are heading towards new and unforgettable experiences via Asia Exchange.” – Ilkka and Erika (Finland), studied abroad in Phuket, Thailand