Guide to the Initial Application

Since the closing date for registering interest in an IAESTE placement for next summer is approaching (10th December!), I thought it would be a good idea to give everyone an easy to follow guide of how to complete the initial application.

  1. First head here. This is the link to the page for Scottish students to fill in initial applications.
  2. Click the link titled “Application Form”. This should open up a page with the first question on it.
  3. Go through each of the questions asked and answer them! Simple!

There are a total of 20 questions and they take less than a total of 5 minutes to complete.

Tricky Questions:

A couple of the questions aren’t 100% clear.

  • Question 5. The first number should be your year of study, and the second the length of your degree. For example, I’m doing a four year degree and I’m in my third year so I select 3/4.
  • Question 9. Don’t be discouraged by a subject field having an asterisk next to it.
  • Question 13. Date of Birth should be in the format DD/MM/YYYY.
  • Questions 15-17. The questions on this page should have no box left blank. Even if your address only has one line, the other two boxes then must have NA in them.
  • Question 18. Sponsored in this context means a company or organisation are paying to put you through University.
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