There are times when doing something new and challenging can seem frightening; like deciding which university degree to apply for. To make an informed decision you need to know whether you have the right qualifications, as well as the energy, time and money to invest, plus the determination to succeed.
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
American author Jack Canfield has famously said, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” Yet, most of the influential thinkers and leaders have had to battle with their own fears and insecurities to achieve success. What makes these people special is that their will to succeed was stronger than their doubts and insecurities.
When thinking to apply for a higher education study programme, the most important first step is to know exactly what you would like to study and the type of job you wish to be doing afterwards. Knowing what you want and defining your goals is already half the battle won. Following that, you need to find out what type of programmes you qualify for, whether it is a Bachelor, Master’s or Doctorate programme you are after. This means that you should do your research and then find the university that you believe can best help you to achieve your goals. Other important aspects to consider are the cost of tuition fees and whether it is an on-campus or online programme . The latter is quite important because, with an online UNICAF programme you can study towards an internationally recognised degree, at a fraction of the cost of normal tuition fees and also save on transportation and housing expenses, while you continue to ‘earn as you learn’, by keeping your job and staying at home with your family.
Choosing which university you want to study with, as well as the specific degree programme you want to do, will help with your application; every university you apply to will be asking why you want to study there and why you have selected the specific degree programme. Your answers will be important in determining whether you get accepted or not, so prepare them well in advance.
Once you get in contact with the University of your choice, ask any question you might have. You might, for example, want to find out more about online learning and how you get the support you need from your tutors and fellow students. Or what blended learning entails, which is a combination of online delivery and on campus instruction.
Having a clear picture of your goals, and of all necessary requirements to achieve them, will help you decide with confidence if your chosen University and study programme are the right ones for you.
For more information about UNICAF and our programmes, please visit https://www.unicaf.org/