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Bachelor

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Although the basic definition of a bachelor's degree is relatively set, there are plenty of variations and exceptions to the rule. For example, there are some cases in which a bachelor's degree denotes a post graduate degree - commonly a Bachelor of Civil Law, Bachelor of Music or the Bachelor of Philosophy. In most of Europe however, the adaptation of the Bologna Convention means that bachelor's degrees generally conform to a standard of three or four years of study within a chosen field.

A bachelor's offers the perfect opportunity for students to study abroad as well. Students can study an entire bachelor's degree abroad or just a semester or two through a home university. Study abroad experience is guaranteed to boost any resume and impress employers when it comes time to find a job. However, it also offers the chance to make new, international friends, learn a language, and explore a new city.

 

Differences within the bachelor's degree

Different bachelor's degrees are awarded for different areas of study. The most common denominations are BA and BS or BSc, which denote a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science respectively. Other areas with their own denotations are the Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Bachelor of commerce (BComm), Bachelor of Communication (BComn) and Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc). These are only a few of the variant that you may encounter, depending on where and what you wish to study.

 

Bachelor's degree admission requirements

In order to qualify for a bachelor's degree, you will generally need to have completed secondary school at a level equivalent to that offered in the country where you wish to study. A good comparison to make is, if you qualify for undergraduate university study in your home country, you will most often qualify for the same courses abroad. In some cases you may need to do an extra preparatory year due to certain special requirements within language, scientific or mathematical studies.

Applying to bachelor's degrees is different depending on the location. In many countries, such applications are handled by a centralised agency such as USA in the UK or Europe. Otherwise applications for education at bachelor's degree level are handled by each institution individually.

In most cases, transcripts, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, and an essay will be required as part of your application. If you plan to study abroad, proof of your English-language proficiency may also be required considering that many international bachelor's degrees are taught entirely in English.

Make sure to consult with a counselor from the university you are interested in to make sure you meet all the requirements before submitting your final application.

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