With the Study Selection Quick Scan you can identify whether your current bachelor’s programme is the right fit for you. Want to take more steps? Follow the action plan below and find a study programme which fits you.
The Study Selection Quick Scan helps you consider a number of aspects from your current bachelor’s programme. This will help you identify whether you think the programme is the right fit for you. Depending on the outcome, you will be advised to either talk to someone about it or to take a whole new approach to choosing what to study. The rule of thumb is: “When in doubt, act!”.
Go to the Study selection Quick Scan.
Follow this plan step by step to find the academic bachelor programme that best suits you.
- Know thyself
What do you like to do? What excites you? What are you good at? Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses. Also list your interests, personality traits, skills and talents. Talk about them with the people who know you best.
- Your ideal academic programme
What are you looking for in an academic programme? What are your expectations? List your criteria. Consider things like the subject matter, teaching methods, level of difficulty, career prospects, setting and location. What’s important to you?
- Explore the possibilities
Collect all the information you can find. Browse the internet, read leaflets, visit open days and information sessions, and speak to study advisors. Perhaps it is possible you are not ready to start university yet? Find out what other options you have.
- Compare programmes
Compare several programmes that match your interests, abilities and wishes. Take multiple programmes into consideration. Must do: take the opportunity to be student-for-a-day!
Figure out which academic programme is best for you right now. Know your preferences may change in the future, but that’s not the end of the world. During your studies, you will learn to analyse, argue, report and present at an academic level. Those skills will serve you for the rest of your life, no matter where you end up. Decisions tend to take shape naturally once you know enough about yourself and your options. When a decision makes you feel happy and energetic, it’s usually the right one. If it doesn’t or you can’t make up your mind, take some more time. When you take a gap year to work or to travel abroad, these experiences can teach you a lot about yourself and the world. Whatever you do, make sure the decision is yours alone.