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Study Abroad !. Info evening, 12.4.13. Who we are. Andreas Kreiner Schooled in Rhodesia/Africa and Linz Mag. at JKU in Linz, MBA in Switzerland Lived in USA, Austria, Germany, Schweiz, Rhodesia Anna VonStelzer-Wirth. Approach. Know thyself:   What are my strengths, talents & interests?

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Study abroad

Study Abroad !

Info evening, 12.4.13


Who we are

Who we are

Andreas Kreiner

Schooled in Rhodesia/Africa and Linz

Mag. at JKU in Linz, MBA in Switzerland

Lived in USA, Austria, Germany, Schweiz, Rhodesia

Anna VonStelzer-Wirth


Approach

Approach

Know thyself:  

  • What are my strengths, talents & interests?

  • What kind of learner am I?

    There is no one-size-fits-all solution

    It’s not about the name, but about the fit

    We are here to help ask the right questions...


Study abroad

USA

Land of Opportunity:

  • HUGE importance placed on college/university degree

  • Plans for admission and financing are made VERY early

  • “Elite” universities & colleges (ivy league, liberal arts colleges, seven sisters)

  • students spend much time researching, touring and learning about schools

  • strong academics, extra curricular & test preparation

  • Most students live “on campus”

  • Involved application process with deadlines:

    • early admission: November 15th

    • regular admission January 1st


Study abroad

UK

  • Application is centralized by the UCAS

  • Elite is similar to USA elite 

  • not as much focus on college entry testing

  • strong academics coupled with extra curricular activities

  • Scotland is different: free tuition for EU students


Germany

Germany

Unis, Techn. Unis, Kunstunis, FHs. Einige private Unis. 400 total

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Sehr ähnlich zu Österreich

Kosten gering: 200-800€/sem

„Matura“, Numerus Clausus, Test für ausl. Studierende, Motiv.brief

Einige Spitzen-Unis in Technik wie TU München.

http://www.testas.de


Switzerland

Switzerland

20 nobel prize winners

ETH, EPFL, 10 cantonal univ., „Fachhochschulen“, IMD

4 languages ! Very rich country, top companies.

Bachelor, Master, Doctor, ...

„Matura“, no central admin, some require additional tests

Tuition: 500-4000CHF/sem. Cost of living 18-28k CHF

Application deadline 30. April

http://www.berufsberatung.ch


France

France

Université, Institut Universitaire de Technologie, Grande Ecole

Licence, Master, Doctorat

More rigorous and schooled than Germany/Austria

Tough exams for Grande Ecoles by „Admission Post Bac”

Otherw. mostly admission-free (->rausprüfen), good French req.

Savoir Vivre, low cost, #3 destination


Common application requirements

Common application requirements

  • Essays/Personal statement (UK & USA)

  • College Testing (USA): PSAT, SAT,  SAT Subject Tests, TOEFL (USA)

  • References/Letters of Recommendation (UK & USA)

  • Transcript in English (UK & USA)

  • Projected/Predicted grades (UK)

  • Personal Interview (UK & USA)


Costs financing

Costs & financing

Financing

  • Kinderbeihilfe

  • ERASMUS, DA VINCI

  • Outgoing grants

  • Incoming grants

  • Mom & Dad & family

  • Jobbing yourself

Cost

  • Tuition

  • Study materials

  • Room

  • Board

  • Mobility

  • Personal

Tuition cost comparison on http://www.studium-in-deutschland.info/d-dsh/d-dsh-geb.html


Service

Service

StudyAbroad @ L.I.S.A.

  • (books) for student research purposes

  • Personal contact and help

  • Info evenings

  • Organisation of University presentations

  • Activating the L.I.S.A Alumni network

    Bildungsberater @ L.I.S.A

    Ö.H.

    ÖAD:

    Central test center for all international tests: http://www.testing.oead.at/

    www.grants.at


Now what

Now what?

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