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5 Things to Know About GoToStudy

Making the decision to study abroad can be momentous and a great leap forward for your personal development and career. GoToStudy was established to help students find and select the right courses for them in major academic regions and to ease the process

1. It’s Easy!! It really is, if you are thinking about studying abroad or have chosen a course abroad all you need to do is contact us and our consultancy is free. We’ve helped thousands of students on their journey with all kinds of queries so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – and remember it’s FREE!!

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2. We’re experts on universities in the whole of the UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada and our website hosts THE most comprehensive guide to universities in each region – check out our site now!

3. Not only do we know universities but we know courses and our online database (which is free to access) holds the key to prestigious courses across the regions we offer expertise in – we showcase these and offer our expertise to anyone who contacts us.

4. We are impartial

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Posted on July 26, 2017

Getting the best out of studying abroad – insights from a student in London Part 3

Read our previous blogs Part 1 and Part 2

Engaging in student life is key to your academic success, especially utilising wider facilities available to you. We’ve explored this in our earlier blogs and now we will explore engaging in the wider industry of your chosen studies and future profession.

Students may have a rigorous timetable and plenty of assignments due during the academic year, however, looking further afield for academic talks, events, panel discussions and workshops is an ideal way of growing your knowledge of current industry happenings. This is especially true if you are studying subjects that are constantly evolving and developing in the modern world. This can include everything from advances in medicine, digital and technology, crime and investigation, business and economics to name but a few.

Sourcing great events

One of the best things about studying in a city like London is the sheer volume of opportunity to engage with the many events that are on. There can often be numerous events or talks to attend per month that are relevant so it’s a case of selecting the ones you feel will benefit your studies the most. The other great advantage is tha...

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Posted on July 9, 2017

Council of International Schools (CIS)


Dates: 22 & 23 September 2017

Undergraduate focused, university representatives will meet International school counsellors over a 2 day seminar with a student/parent on the afternoon of the second day.

The two-day event includes general sessions and fairs for both universities and schools. This is the perfect opportunity to connect and build international relationships that will support students’ search for the best-fit university.

Read about the schedule here:

Get in touch with GoToStudy to plan your attendance:


Shangri-La Hotel
Address: 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

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Posted on July 4, 2017

Getting the best out of studying abroad – insights from a student in London Part 2

Read part 1 here

One of the great joys for me has been speaking to other international students who come to London. I’ve very much enjoyed hearing their experiences, some similar to mine, some different. One of the things we all seem to have in common is that we have all enjoyed the experience of utilising the British Library.

The vast wealth of resource available at the British Library is insurmountable as it houses a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland. There are millions of items, books, journals, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, recording etc. to be found here which alone is mind boggling to consider. It is the environment of the British Library that nurtures learning and endears more hours easily spent studying within the grand scale building that make this a place a home during the academic year.

The building is open to the public and is free to use which makes it so accessible to everyone. Not only that but there are regular exhibitions hosted within the library itself – exciting collections that are on the calendar of any discerning Londoner let alone student. The entrance hall is immense and captivating, a veer to the left or right can bring you into the many events ...

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Posted on June 25, 2017

Getting the best out of studying abroad – insights from a student in London

The key to having a successful academic year abroad is to explore and understand all the opportunities available to you. I’ve come to London to study a course which I am passionate about and very interested in working in that field once I graduate.  

While it has been great to integrate with university life on campus, I soon realised that there was a wider world out there in the great city of London. Once I had my first assignments I took off to discover the great libraries and resources of London. I will be writing about some of my highlights over the next few weeks to hopefully inspire you to discover more about what studying abroad means and what is there for you to have as your own resource. Should you choose to study in London, these blogs should give you a great head start with a list of places to enhance your academic studies.

Wellcome Library

The Wellcome Collection is a world renowned medical collection of curiosities from around the world as well as showcasing some of the most important human interactions with research and modern day social issues. It has rich historical beginnings, founded by Sir Henry Wellcome, and is free to everyone to explore, interact with and learn.

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Posted on June 20, 2017

What is it REALLY like to study English in London?

An international student at Hampstead School of English, London UK, talks about their experiences. We hope this is helpful and interesting for prospective students!

Just after my graduation ceremony I decided to leave my country and start a new chapter in my life. I wanted to study abroad in order improve my English language skills and to try to maximise future opportunities.

I was 28 at that time and I used to travel to London quite often but I didn’t know the Hampstead area at all. I came across the Hampstead School of English website by chance. Hampstead is not as popular as other areas in London, and when you look at the map it looks far away from the city centre where you think all the fun stuff happens- such a wrong assumption!


Being sceptical by nature before enrolling on my course I took a couple of weeks to look around and visit several schools. Hampstead was the last one on my list even though it was my first choice.

When you walk in, there’s a large hall and you can find reception on your left- people at reception are very friendly and helpful. They guide you through the enrolment process and in case you are confused about which course is the right course for you- considering your aspirations and purposes there is always someone with the capability to give you advice.

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Posted on February 21, 2016

Which English Language Test is right for you?

If you are a student thinking about travelling overseas to study at an English-speaking institution, you probably already know there is a range of possible English language tests you could take – this article is help you decide which test is best for you!

If you are a student thinking about travelling overseas to study at an English-speaking institution, you probably already know there is a range of possible English language tests you could take – this article aims to help you decide which test is best for you. 

Here at GoToStudy we hope to support international students in their applications however we can, so we welcome any responses or feedback, or suggestions on what you would like to see in future blogs!

1. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Run by the University of Cambridge’s CELTA, the British Council and IDP Australia, the IELTS test is often considered the most reliable and trusted English language test.  This is mainly because the number of test centres is very strictly controlled, and the test centres are closely supervised.  Any prospective university student should however make sure they register for the ‘Academic IELTS’ and not the General IELTS. 

Where is IELTS accepted?

IELTS is undoubtedly the preferred test of most British and Australian universities, and it uses British (and Australian) English.  It is also accepted by most American, Canadian and New Zealand institutions.

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Posted on February 18, 2016

Just a little review - Manchester Academy of English

A detailed review of one of our well respected language school partners, by guest author, student Ronald Costa

As someone who had only studied English in his own country, having been 

offered the opportunity to come to the UK was like a dream come true. And 

even though I had no idea what to expect I was still very excited, and now that 

I’m leaving I can honestly say that I’m more than satisfied with my experience.

Now, by using a part of what I learned while being here, I’m going to share 

some of it with you.

The Manchester skyline © Robert Watson Studio


As soon as I got out of the airport terminal in Manchester, my interaction with 

the school began. There, waiting for me, was the man in charge of student 

transfers, Roy. Since I came with some of my friends he had a few stops to 

make before I got to my homestay. 

Getting there I was received by a wonderful couple that had a few students 

already. We got along really well, and some of the other students that were 

living there are still my friends, but after a few weeks I had to move to another 

homestay for health reasons, which was no problem since the school staff is 

already used to making transfers for students who need it and really pay 

attention to their needs. 

So then I got to my second homestay...

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Posted on January 18, 2016

A Unique International Careers Portal

Guest post from UWE - Getting a job after your studies can be tough but there is help out there. GradLink UK is the award-winning specialist careers site for international students and graduates who have or are studying in the UK.

This article is a guest post from our partners at the University of the West of England

If you’re an international student or a recent graduate from these regions, GradLink is the essential place for learning about graduate opportunities and connecting with graduate employers across the world. It is your essential link to careers and jobs in your home country and beyond.

GradLink currently includes specific focus for China, South-East Asia (ASEAN), Africa, India and Canada, with further country sections to be added soon. 

Through the GradLink website you are able to:

·  Search and apply directly for jobs

·  Build and/or submit your CV for our employers to search using Go-CV! 

·  Research the graduate job market in your chosen country in our advice section 

·  Find out about the latest international students′ careers, news and events 

·  Use our social media for latest news/jobs and to connect with other international students in the UK

GradLink UK is powered by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

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Posted on January 12, 2016

Congratulations to UTS - Top 50 Under 50 - QS Rankings

The UTS Business School is going places!

UTS (The University of Technology, Sydney) has been awarded a significant five stars result for excellence in eight out of eight categories of higher education by QS for 2014-2016 . UTS has jumped 8 places from its ranking of 21 in 2014 and is the highest ranked Australian university in this category (Top 50 universities under 5o years old).

  • Teaching: 5 Stars
  • Research: 5 Stars
  • Internationalization: 5 Stars
  • Employability of  UTS graduates: 5 Stars
  • Innovation: 5 Stars
  • Access: 5 Stars
  • Facilities: 5 Stars
  • Specialist: Five stars achieved in the academic disciplines of Accounting and Finance.

The UTS Business School has been assessed under the latest QS Initiative – QS Stars Business Schools – a rating system for university business schools.
In 2014, UTS Business School was awarded 5 Stars overall, achieving 5-star ratings in Employability, Engagement, Internationalization and Diversity, and Facilities.

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Posted on November 30, 2015

Find out how YOU can ace the TOEFL speaking test!

Hints and tips for international students preparing for the TOEFL speaking exam. The TOEFL exam is required for entry to many universities and colleges in English-speaking countries.

This guest post originally appeared on the Flywire Blog. Flywire is the recognized leader in the processing of global tuition payments made by foreign students for international studies around the world.

If you’re an international student looking to study in the United States, you’ve probably heard of the TOEFL exam. The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is a standardized English language proficiency test for non-native English language speakers wishing to enroll in U.S. universities. Most universities require it as part of their admission criteria, so passing the test is a must if you plan to study in the States.

Though the TOEFL Speaking section is the shortest section of the TOEFL test, many students struggle with it the most. Speaking in English, into a microphone, under a time constraint, in a room full of other test takers—it can be stressful if you’re not prepared.

Luckily, there are a lot of ways to prep yourself. By understanding the format of the TOEFL Speaking section you’ll be able to answer all six speaking questions in the allotted time. Check out the infographic below for a preview of the test format, question types, scoring, and tips for boosting your performance.

And If you’re a parent or friend of a student about to take the TOEFL test, be a hero and pass this post along.

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Posted on November 3, 2015

Why Study Overseas? Here are the 7 most important benefits for OUR students

Of course, if you’re reading this blog post, the chances are you’ve already been thinking about studying abroad – maybe you want to travel to London for a short course at a premier language school, study an MBA or Marketing MSc at a top English-speaking university or perhaps you want to do a full 3, 4 or 5 year undergraduate degree in medicine or engineering in Australia or even further afield.  You probably already have some thoughts about the positives and negatives of studying abroad, but here at GoToStudy we thought it would be great if we gave you some more encouragement and food for thought – so here is our list of the main reasons to choose an overseas education, in our opinion and also from surveys of the students who’ve already made the big decision to travel abroad for their studies:

  • Higher Quality Education

  • Increased Employability

  • Improved English language skills

  • Varied and interesting ‘Life Experience’

  • Networking opportunities

  • Availability of specialised courses

  • Adventure!

With further and higher education and advanced qualifications becoming higher priorities for many people worldwide, more students are choosing to study overseas, at English speaking universities, in order to further their skills and ex...

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Posted on October 15, 2015

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