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Study In Europe in 2019: When To Apply? – Deadlines

If you want to get a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Europe in 2019, it is important to do your research early. In some countries, you may have to submit your applications up to 9 months before the start of term.

Which documents do you need for your university application?

The application closing dates usually mean that by then you must have submitted your complete application before the given dates. Check with the universities for the details – but in general, applying for a Bachelor or Master means you have to submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae (CV, or resume)
  • Previous degree certificates or grade transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency (usually IELTS or TOEFL)
  • Copy of your passport or national ID
  • Academic reference letters (sometimes)
  • Documentation for programme-specific requirements

In some cases, some of these documents can be supplied after the actual application deadline – so long as you began your application before that date. Make sure to read the admissions guidelines to know exactly what documents are needed when.

Can I apply to university later?

It is definitely recommended to apply by the official application deadlines – and in some cases it is even technically impossible to apply later, because the websites through which you would have applied are shut down. However, many universities in many countries allow late entries when there are still places available. If you realise that you have missed the deadline, call or e-mail the university that offers the programme, and ask if they will accept a late application. You may just be in luck!

Which countries accept late applications?

Universities in some countries require you to send your applications very early, for example Sweden or Finland, where closing dates are usually in January. However, it is common that you can send in late applications for a second admissions round. This could be successful if the courses you apply to did not otherwise get enough applicants.

Otherwise, some countries generally have very late application deadlines. In the Baltic countries – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania – you can usually apply to university until June. German public universities commonly accept applications until mid-July. In Austria and Poland, you can sometimes send in your application until shortly before the start of the semester.


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Imperial Educational Services is a Lagos based education consultancy agency that helps aspiring students from Nigeria and Africa to secure foreign admission. We are affiliated with universities in Cyprus, Canada, UK, United States, Lithuania, Dubai, Georgia, Hungary, Ukraine, China and so many countries. Part of the services rendered by the agency includes applications documentation, admissions processing, visa support, travel, ticketing, and airport pick up.

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