How To Apply To A University Outside Your Area Of Specialization?

    Updated on: 11 Sep 2023 3 min read

    One question we get often is how best to apply to a major which is different from your undergraduate specialization? Goes without saying that applying outside of your area of specialization puts you at a distinct disadvantage versus those staying within their major – because such students are likely to form a majority of the applicants, and are likely be a better fit. So, think long and hard before going down this tough road. However, if you are convinced about your decision, read on to check out our pointers.

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    How To Get Help in the Application?

    If you are applying for a major that is different from your undergraduate specialization, you need deeper research as you are going to swim in an entirely different sea. To ace the admission process in such a case, the best way is to get assistance from experts. Admission counseling is always helpful for study abroad aspirants but it becomes much more crucial when it comes to applying at university outside your specialization area. GyanDhan can help you in getting you the best admission counseling through its highly experienced partners. You can contact GyanDhan for admission counseling to get the best-in-class consultation in your venture into a field that you have not majored in.

    In a nutshell, we think that it’s quite alright to realize that the specialization that you started with is not one that you enjoy. After all, we don’t typically go by interest areas when deciding our undergrad majors. However, it is vital that you see the need for such switch early, and take proactive steps to set yourselves up for success with the switch.

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Written by Aman Jain

Aman Jain graduated from IIT Kanpur, and currently functions as the CMO at GyanDhan. He is deeply passionate about creating equality in higher education and has directly interacted with 2 Lakh students in his 8-year-long journey.

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Reviewed by Ankit Mehra

Ankit is the co-founder and CEO of GyanDhan. An IITK / IESE alum who previously worked at Capital One / Credit Suisse, his aim is to equalize and expand access to higher education. His interests include playing football (soccer), and basketball, trading/investing the limited money that he still has, and discussions on economics / politics.

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