Tips on how to write an application essay and cope studying abroad

Do you desire to desire to study abroad?

Have you heard the first-hand experience of the challenges that come with relocating for that year or two?

Also, what are the benefits of having a qualification for abroad?

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh spoke to Nikiwe Bikitsha and Dr Vuyane Mhlomi who are Oxford graduates about their journey to obtaining their master's degree overseas.

One of the things I always advise my mentees is that the selection panel does not know you. And you need to find a way to stand out.

Dr Vuyane Mhlomi, MBChB (UCT), DPhil (Oxon)'s

How you stand out us through the uniqueness of your story. People tend to present the best version of their story and that not true. Don't be selective about it.

Dr Vuyane Mhlomi, MBChB (UCT), DPhil (Oxon)'s

Academic results are very important.

Dr Vuyane Mhlomi, MBChB (UCT), DPhil (Oxon)'s

For me coming home was never a debate. My roots are here. I wanted to come back to South Africa.

Nikiwe Bikitsha, Amargi Media CEO & co-founder, Journalist and Oxford Graduate

A lot of issues facing society are here in our backyard. They require our expertise.

Nikiwe Bikitsha, Amargi Media CEO & co-founder, Journalist and Oxford Graduate

I think there is a responsibility of having being funded by whomever to plough back to where we come from and make sure we improve.

Nikiwe Bikitsha, Amargi Media CEO & co-founder, Journalist and Oxford Graduate

Listen to the full interview below...


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