Useful websites for University search and applications:


Tests

www.ciu.at: Toefl
www.britishcouncil.at: IELTS
www.collegeboard.com: SAT
http://www.prospects.ac.uk  - Careers tests + what career can you have different subjects
www.myroad.com  - Career search and advice
www.careers.co.uk  - Career search and advice
www.careers-portal.co.uk  - Career search and advice
www.step1.ac  - EuroQuest/InterQuest careers tests
www.toefl.org  - English language test for non-native speakers
www.act.org  - ACT test

Global

www.cois.org: go to „Higher Education“, then „Directory“ (custom search for courses and universities, financial aid)
www.braintrack.com (powerful website for many universities worldwide)
http://www.unesco.org/iau/onlinedatabases/index.html (world-wide)
http://www.ibo.org/ibo/index.cfm?page=/ibo/services/universities&language=EN#uni : This website tells you if the IB Diploma is recognized for university entrance in a certain country.
http://www.ibo.org/ibo/diploma/recognition/scholarships/:
This website tells you which scholarships are available to IB Diploma students.
http://goeast.daad.de/content/laenderinformationen/fremdspr_studieng_index: University courses (undergraduate and post graduate) in Eastern Europe taught in the English, French or German language.
www.ieconline.de: This is an organization that helps with application to foreign universities. Based in Germany.
http://www.valuemd.com  Search for medical universities
http://www.aco.eu.com  US and international universities in Europe
www.ecis.org  Information about international schools and more
www.ibo.org  Information about the IB curricula/exams
http://members.cois.org/directory/hed.aspx  Search for courses by country and major
www.campustours.com  Virtual campus tours

American Colleges and Universities in Europe (a selection)

The American College Dublin: www.amcd.ie
American University Bulgaria: www.aubg.bg
American University of Beirut: www.aub.edu.lb
The American University of Paris: www.aup.edu
Franklin College Switzerland: www.fc.edu
Huron University USA in London: www.huron.ac.uk
Jacobs University, Bremen (former International University Bremen): www.jacobs-university.de
International University in Geneva: www.iun.ch
John Cabot University, Rome: www.johncabot.edu
Parsons School of Design, Paris: www.parsons-paris.pair.com
British American College London (Regent’s College): www.bacl.ac.uk
Richmond, The American International University in London: www.richmond.ac.uk
Vesalius College: www.vesalius.edu
Webster University, Geneva: www.webster.ch
Webster University, Leiden: www.webster.nl
Webster University, Vienna: www.webster.ac.at
http://www.studyineurope.eu/tuition-fees  - Tuition fees in different European countries
http://www.eunicas.co.uk: Courses in English at different universities in Europe
www.educations.com

Australia

www.go8.edu.au: This website features the Group of 8 which consists of the following universities: University of Adelaide, University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Queensland, University of Western Australia, Australian National University.
www.ieconline.de: This is an organization that helps with application to Australian universities. Based in Germany.
www.uac.edu.au
http://www.studying-in-australia.org/

Canada

www.studyincanada.com  (custom search!!!)
www.macleans.ca: Go to “Education”
www.aucc.ca  (Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada, custom search, links to unis)
www.ouac.on.ca  (Ontario Universities Application Centre)
www.bccie.bc.ca   (British Columbia Centre for International Education)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp: Student visa application forms and instructions
http://highered.cois.org/CHEC/Canada.htm: this page has information for students, parents, and guidance counselors about post-secondary education in Canada. It is regularly updated.
http://www.canlearn.ca/ for financial aid.
http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/rankings  Canadian university rankings
http://www.studying-in-canada.org

New Zealand

http://www.mynzed.com
www.ieconline.de
www.intstudy.com  - Links to all NZ universities
http://www.education-newzealand.org

Europe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_art_schools_in_Europe
www.studyineurope.eu
www.educations.com
www.eunicas.co.uk: Courses in English at different universities in Europe
www.schengenvisainfo.com

France

http://www.studying-in-france.org

Germany

http://www.daad.de gives all the details of what you have to do if you want to study in Germany
www.zvs.de  Apply online to German universities
www.young-germany.de  Information on living and studying in Germany
http://www.studying-in-germany.org
http://studygermany.mawista.com
http://www.germany-visa.org

Great Britain

www.ucas.com     or     www.ucas.ac.uk   (all unis, courses, entry requirements and links to the unis)
www.hotcourses.com
www.drama.ac.uk  for drama schools
www.getintotheatre.org
www.guardian.co.uk/education/universityguide  University rankings and subject rankings
http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/
www.opendays.com  List of university Open Days
www.ukcisa.org.uk  Lots of information for international students
www.direct.gov.uk  Student Finance and other information
http://www.student-support-saas.gov.uk  Student Finance + other information – Scotland
www.scholarship-search.org.uk  - Search for scholarships in the UK
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/StudentFinance UK Tuition fees
www.saas.uk - Fees in Scotland
www.dfes.gov.uk - Fees in UK
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/educationandlearning/universityandhighereducation/studentfinance/index.htm  - Information about financial arrangements at UK universities
http://www.studying-in-england.org
http://universitycoursesuk.co.uk

Ireland

www.learn-in-ireland.com/
www.ucc.ie/iumc/: Irish Universities and Medical School Consortium
www.ed-u.com/irish-universities.htm
www.cao.ie/ - Central Application Office
www.hea.ie  - Information on higher education
www.educationireland.ie  - Information on higher education

The Netherlands

www.nuffic.nl  - Search for courses taught in Dutch or English
www.studielink.nl  - Search for courses taught in Dutch or English and apply
www.educationfair.nl  - General information + course search
www.eurogates.nl

Spain

http://www.studying-in-spain.com

Sweden

https://www.antagning.se/intl/start  - Search and apply for courses
www.studyinsweden.se  - Comprehensive information about studying in Sweden
www.studera.sw website of Swedish universities
http://www.studying-in-sweden.com

Switzerland

http://www.crus.ch/mehrspr/enic/kza/index.htm  - Everything about Swiss universities
www.schweiz-auf-einen-blick.de/hochschulen.php
Universität St. Gallen: www.unisg.ch
Univesität Zürich: www.uzh.ch

USA

www.collegeboard.org   (about colleges, SAT, PSAT, etc.)
www.gocollege.com  ( a comprehensive site, can be personalized, also for financial aid)
www.collegenet.com
www.review.com
www.finaid.org  (much info for financial aid, includes Canadian schools)
www.fastweb.com  (free scholarship search – 400,000 scholarships listed)
www.clas.ufl.edu  (very comprehensive, links to international, Canadian and Community colleges)
www.ieconline.de
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0412/p01s04-legn.html 
open.yale.edu/courses Standards of the Ivy League by accessing Open Yale Courses
www.ed.gov/news/av/video/edtv/index.html US Dept for Education - education news parents can use
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search  (college search for USA)
www.collegeboard.com  - Apply for SAT, search for colleges/courses.
www.commonapp.org  - Apply here
www.usnews.com  - College rankings
www.ncaa.org - Sport at a U.S. college? Essential information, Sports scholarships in USA
www.fafsa.ed.gov - The main US financial aid application on line
www.act.org - ACT test
studentaid.ed.gov/redirects/college-gov: Federal Student Aid
bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/educator-resource-center/collegeed-college-planning-program: CollegeEd: College Planning Program
www.mynextmove.org: US Department of Labor's Career Search Tool
certificationmap.com/masters-in-education: The Guide to Getting a Masters in Education
http://www.studying-in-us.org
www.visumusa.net

Gap Year and Volunteering Programmes

www.worldwidevolunteering.org.uk
www.teaching-abroad.co.uk
www.interimprograms.com
www.world-challenge.co.uk
www.takingoff.net
www.gap-year.com