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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...

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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
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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

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