The vice president of the University of Applied Sciences Conference, Andreas Breinbauer, has provided valuable advice for future applicants looking to score points in the admissions process. With study places limited and high demand, it’s essential for applicants to prepare well.
Firstly, researching the courses on offer is crucial to finding the right course of study. It’s important to be able to articulate your motivation and passion for a particular subject, demonstrating your commitment and enthusiasm. This can help you stand out to the admissions committee and increase your chances of being accepted.
Secondly, understanding the admission formalities and process is essential. Attending open days and information events is also recommended as it allows you to gain insight into what each university offers, meet current students and faculty members, and get a sense of the campus culture. This can help make a good impression on the admissions committee.
Thirdly, extracurricular activities and contributions are highly valued by universities of applied sciences. Having a strong CV with extra curricular involvement and volunteer work shows that you have developed valuable skills such as communication skills and social intelligence that will serve you well in your future career.
Finally, punctuality and making a good impression at information events are also important factors that can help applicants stand out to the admissions committee. Being on time shows that you respect their time, while asking targeted, competent questions demonstrates your interest in the program and your commitment to learning more about it.