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Walking through the steps of Direct Apply application (Student)
Walking through the steps of Direct Apply application (Student)

Applying to a Direct Apply program is a breeze. You just have to follow these steps to submit your applications

Updated over a week ago

There are only a few simple steps to apply to colleges via Direct Apply!

1) Add programs

First, go to the Universities tab from the left hand side menu and choose your preferred programs to apply to. You can make use of the filters above to narrow down the search. Click on "Apply" where you will be directed to the university profile page where you can add the program you are interested in.

More information on how to Search and Apply for universities with Direct Apply, please refer to this article.

2) Fill out application forms

Head to the Applications tab at the side menu and click on "Complete application" button to start filling in the application form.

An application form will now appear where some fields will be pre-filled based on the data provided in your profile information page. You can also check your progress through the colour coded status bar.

The form is divided into several sections:

  1. Personal details

  2. Contact and residency details

  3. Nationality details

  4. English language skills

  5. Education

  6. Guardian details

  7. Declarations and permissions

  8. Documents upload

Personal, Contact, Guardian, Residency and Nationality details
These section includes Personal information, address, contact details, and guardian information.

English language skills

This section requires you to fill in any english language tests that you have taken.


This part of the form requests for your current school and test details. Again, if the information is already available in your Cialfo profile, it will be auto-populated in the form. Please see below video for more information on how to go about filling up the Education section.


You can upload documents such as passport, visa, transcripts, English language certificate, etc with a passport being a mandatory document from the student's side.

Once you have uploaded all documents and completed all the required fields, you will see a green tick at the side indicating that the form has been completed.

3) Review

Click on "Review and Submit" button to review the whole application.

4) Submit for Counselor Review

5) Pay application fees (if required)

Some colleges require you to pay an application fee. For more information on how to pay application fees, you can refer to this article.

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