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  1. When should I start planning to go to study abroad?
  2. Can I apply for more than one program?
  3. What happens if I will not be accepted?
  4. How to find more information?
  5. Can my application and certificate arrive separately or do they have to be submitted together?
  6. Can I apply while I am still in high school?
  7. Who is eligible to apply to study abroad?
  8. What are the requirements for application?
  9. How can I apply?
  10. What will it cost to apply to study abroad?
  11. How to plan my budget?
  12. How to finance my studies abroad?
  13. Working while studying abroad?
  14. Are there scholarships available?
  15. What language preparation do I need?
  16. Do I have to take a language test?
  17. Where will I stay?
  18. What is an AP degree?
  19. What is a final year or top-up course?
  20. What is a HNC/HND?
  21. What are sandwich courses?
  22. What is administrative fee?

When should I start planning to go to study abroad?

It is never too early to start planning for your studies abroad. Beginning your research about opportunities with the help of Dream Foundation is a good start.

When planning your study abroad you should consider the type of experience you would like to have. Do you prefer to take classes with other students from your nationality or would you like to take classes together with a group of students from different countries or alongside other host country students? Knowing what you are looking for in a program can help you narrow down your choices.

Can I apply for more than one program?

Yes, you can apply for up to %num% different programs. We recommend having 4-6 choices only if you are applying for art related areas. If you are applying for social sciences or business related areas we recommend applying for 2-3 different programs. We do not recommend to choose more than 1-2 programs from one institution as this may show the institution that you are not really sure what you would like to study.

What happens if I will not be accepted?

If you apply for your most favourite program(s) and you will not be accepted, you should contact Dream Foundation. We can find out why you were not accepted and try to help. It is rather likely that we are able to find a suitable study place for you.

How to find more information?

The best way to find more information quickly is to use Google. It is important to keep in mind that information available from unofficial sources should not be taken as seriously as the information available from official sources like the websites of ministries of education or the websites of educational institutions.

Can my application and certificate arrive separately or do they have to be submitted together?

Application can be filled out and saved as many times as necessary before submitting. If you are studying in high school and do not have the final diploma before the application deadline, you have to submit the application before receiving the certificate. You should then send us the certificate as soon as you receive it.

Can I apply while I am still in high school?

Yes, you can. If you are studying in high school and because of that do not have the final diploma before the application deadline you have to submit the application before receiving the certificate. You have to send us the certificate as soon as you receive it.

Who is eligible to apply to study abroad?

You can apply if you are in the final year of high school or older. Dream Foundation's programs are for people who want to study abroad either for bachelor's degree or master's degree.

You can apply for the bachelor's degree if you are in the final year of high school or if you have already finished high school.

You can apply for master's degree if you are in the final year of bachelor's studies or if you have already got your bachelor's degree and are looking for a new educational challenge.

What are the requirements for application?

Applying to study abroad through Dream Foundation is not much different from applying to your national universities. Information about your academic background is required. You will need at least two letters of reference and scanned versions of original documents describing your academic background.

The academic requirements you need to meet are available on our website at the specific course descriptions. NB! A few courses have additional requirements, a portfolio for instance.

How can I apply?

To apply, fill in an application form on Dream Foundation website. Completed application form with scanned versions of original documents describing your academic background, letter(s) of reference and any additional information that may be required should be submitted in the online form.

What will it cost to apply to study abroad?

Please look here: application fees

How to plan my budget?

The budget of going to study in a certain program may vary depending on the cost of living and study materials in various countries and courses. For more details on program costs please find on our website what the living, tuition fee and study materials may cost.

For detailed information concerning living costs we suggest you to contact an international student studying at a specific institution or on a specific course.

Dream Foundation maintains a network of people that are happy to give you first-hand and practical advice. You can get in touch with them through Dream Network .

How to finance my studies abroad?

Dream Foundation is working to provide our applicants the best programs available, also from the financial point of view. For example you can find programs which are paid for by the local governments so they are absolutely free to attend. Some offers even include financial support.

Many students finance their studies with part-time work. Usually students need to work 12-15 hours a week to cover all living costs. This leaves enough time for studying. We advise you not to work more than absolutely necessary as this has direct influence on your academic results.

For detailed information concerning job opportunities we suggest to contact an international student studying at a specific institution or on a specific course.

Dream Foundation maintains a network of people that are happy to give you first-hand and practical advice. You can get in touch with them through Dream Network .

Working while studying abroad?

Many students finance their studies with part-time work. Usually students need to work 12-15 hours a week to cover all living costs. This leaves enough time for studying. We advise you not to work more than absolutely necessary as this has direct influence on your academic results.

In several countries it is possible to earn more than 10€ per hour. This may seem a lot of money but you should not forget that your main aim is to successfully finish your studies. After graduating you will have enough time to earn money.

For detailed information concerning job opportunities while studying we suggest to contact an international student studying at a specific institution or on a specific course.

Dream Foundation maintains a network of people that are happy to give you first-hand and practical advice. You can get in touch with them through Dream Network .

NB! If you just want to work abroad you do not need to apply for studies abroad.

Are there scholarships available?

Dream Foundation is working to provide our applicants best programs available, also from the financial point of view. For example you can find programs which are paid for by the local governments. This mean they are absolutely free to attend and some offers even include a living support.

Dream Foundation does not offer any additional scholarships but these may be available at the institution you are applying to. Your national ministry of education may also have some scholarships available.

What language preparation do I need?

Most programs require good knowledge of English as most of the courses offered are taught in English.

There are some courses offered in the native language of the study country. These require knowledge of the course language but also good knowledge of English. You can only apply to non-English courses if you meet the language requirements of the specific program.

Do I have to take a language test?

Dream Foundation organizes a language test as part of the application process. If you apply in spring and fail the language test you can retake the test in summer.

If you already have sufficient results in TOEFEL or IELTS tests an additional test is not required.

Where will I stay?

Mostly, the international students live in dormitories like the local students. Some students cooperate and rent apartments together with others. You can also consider home stay. That is a very good opportunity to get to know local traditions and culture.

Costs vary widely depending on the particular country, location and accommodations. For more details on costs, please visit our website. For very detailed information we suggest to contact an international student studying at a specific institution or on a specific course.

Dream Foundation maintains a network of people that are happy to give you first-hand and practical advice. You can get in touch with them through Dream Network .

What is an AP degree?

Academy Profession (AP) Degree Programs are short cycle higher education programs offered at different institutions throughout Denmark. An AP Degree is comparable to the first two years of a 3-year Bachelor Degree. The graduates have the possibility to continue their studies for a year and receive a Bachelor Degree in a final year or top-up course either in Denmark or somewhere else.

AP Programs provide students with analytical and professional skills, and the programs combine theory and practical application relevant for employment in business and industry. At the same time AP Degree Programmes qualify graduates for further studies at universities.

All AP Degree Programs are designed in close collaboration with representatives from relevant sectors of business and industry to ensure appropriate competence profiles of the graduates.

What is a final year or top-up course?

Final year or top-up courses are for students who have received an AP degree and wish to continue their studies to get a Bachelor degree. It is also suitable for students who have completed the first two years of their Bachelor studies or have already received a Bachelor degree. At the end of the final year or top-up course the student will receive a Bachelor degree from the university where he/she took the course.

What is a HNC/HND?

HNC/HND are higher education qualifications in the United Kingdom. HNC course is the first year of Bachelor studies, HND second year of Bachelor studies. Students can continue their studies by entering a final year or top-up course after what the student will receive a degree. HND courses are vocational in nature as they prepare the students for careers in specific areas of industry.

What are sandwich courses?

A sandwich course is a course, which has a clearly defined work experience element - usually in the middle – to enable the student to put the theory learnt in the classroom into practice. Many students book sandwich courses because they are looking to obtain classroom and work experience in combination. These allow the student to work for longer than the normal 20 hours per week. Sandwich courses are an excellent way of learning new skills as well as consolidating existing ones.

What is administrative fee?

When applying to some courses you may be charged an administrative fee besides the application fee to cover additional costs related to the application process.

The amount of the fee depends on different factors like additional assignments or other fees that Dream Foundation has to cover to offer applying to the concerned course.