Fall Intake: Deadline, Universities and Countries

As the Fall Intake approaches, students around the world are preparing to apply for a place at their chosen university. With the deadline for applications typically being in the summer months, it’s important to ensure you have your application sent in on time. Universities around the world are welcoming applications from students of all nationalities and countries, so no matter where you are from, you are sure to find the right university for you. Countries that commonly participate in Fall Intake include the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Are you planning to study abroad but missed the Fall intake deadlines for the upcoming year? There are various alternatives to the fall admission deadlines that one can opt for in order to pursue overseas education. The admission process in international institutions takes place in two sessions which are broadly categorised as Fall intake and Spring intake. The classes in the Fall intake begin around the month of September while the classes in Spring intake begin around the month of January. Through this blog, we aim to bring you a complete guide on what fall intake means, its significance, and what can be done when a student misses the fall intake to study abroad. The blog will also tell you about the list of different universities from around the world that are offering alternative intake i.e. the summer intake and the winter intake.

Study Abroad Intakes

What is Fall Intake?

The Fall Intake usually starts in the month of September and ends in the month of December. The fall intake is considered one of the best intakes as most universities accept applications during this time. The fall intake is specifically famous for MBA applicants and other full-time courses. Early applicants can also receive discounts on application fees and multiple scholarship options.

Why Fall Intake is Preferred? 

Amongst the three types of admission intakes, the fall intake is relatively preferred majorly by aspirants for the following reasons:

  • The biggest advantage of the Fall intake is the plethora of courses that are available. Most colleges offer a myriad number of courses in fall, a comparatively smaller number of courses during the Spring semester.
  • If a student is accepted during the Fall Intakes, then he/she can be involved in a student organisation of the institution especially as the leaders are always elected at the end of the Spring Semester. If a student joins during that time then he/she will not have much time to show their real potential and capability to other student voters.
  • Scholarships and financial aid are granted mainly to early applicants opting for the fall intake sessions. Usually, these scholarship opportunities are lesser, when it comes to the next sessions, thus making it difficult for one to get the requisite financial aid. 
  • For the fall intake, the college session would begin around September which is approximately 2-3 months after the usual completion of one’s previous degree. This means that you wouldn’t be wasting any time between degrees.

Not sure about the difference between spring and fall intakes? Get your queries answered by reading our blog on Fall Semester vs Spring Semester. 

Hence, if you do not want to end up missing the deadline for the Fall intake, then, make sure you keep checking the official website of your chosen university for admission dates. To give you a rough idea of the deadlines of various intakes for study abroad programs, here is a table that enlists the different application phases for varied intakes:

Intake Course Deadlines
Fall Intake (September) All Programmes Varies between November
till January
Winter Intake (January)  Selective Programmes Varies between September
and December
Summer Intake  Short Term Programmes Late April
Spring vs Winter vs Fall vs Summer Intakes

Options to Consider

In foreign universities, thousands of aspirants send their applications which makes it quite a competitive feat to highlight oneself from the crowd. Other than having a stronger academic record, you also need to create an impressive SOP as well as carefully drafted LORs. Soaring above from the pile of applications might be a hard thing to achieve during Fall intakes and that’s why you can opt to apply for other sessions like winter and summer intakes.

Summer Intakes 

Summer Intakes are usually available for limited programs in few colleges. You may consider getting enrolled into some short-term (diploma and certificate) courses in Summer Intakes and then apply for a fall intake in top colleges for higher chances for getting selected and adding something to your resume. Apart from these programs, you may also consider taking admission in some distinct undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well. Here are some of the Institutions that offer Summer Intake courses: 

List of US Universities Offering Summer Intake 

  1. George Washington University 
  2. The University of Western Ontario 
  3. Mannheim University
  4. North Carolina State University
  5. Georgia Institute of Technology 
  6. Oklahoma State University 
  7. Kansas State University
  8. Georgia Southern University
  9. Indiana University Bloomington
  10. Purdue University
  11. Aurora University
  12. Clemson University
  13. Delaware Valley University
  14. Florida Atlantic University
  15. Florida Gulf Coast University
  16. Jacksonville University 
  17. Southeastern University
  18. St. Edward’s University
  19. St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
  20. University of New Mexico
  21. University of South Florida
  22. University of Texas at Dallas
  23. Virginia State University
  24. Eastern Washington University
  25. The University of Arizona
Spring Intake in USA

List of Australian Universities Offering Summer Intake 

  1. Australian National University
  2. University of Sydney
  3. University of New South Wales
  4. University of Adelaide
  5. University of Western Australia
  6. University of Technology, Sydney
  7. Queensland University of Technology

List of Canadian Universities Offering Summer Intake

  1. University of Calgary
  2. University of British Columbia
  3. University of Alberta
  4. University Canada West
  5. Trent University
  6. University of Waterloo
  7. Ryerson University
  8. University of Manitoba
  9. Carleton University
  10. University of Ottawa

List of German Universities Offering Summer Intake

  1. Arden University
  2. University of Law, Germany 
  3. Humboldt University of Berlin
  4. University of Hamburg
  5. Technical University of Berlin
  6. Hamburg University of Technology
  7. Braunschweig University of Technology
  8. Kingston University
  9. Berlin School of Business and Innovation
  10. University of Applied Sciences, Europe

List of UK Universities Offering Summer Intake

  1. Bedfordshire University
  2. Northumbria University
  3. Ulster University 
  4. University of East London 
  5. Coventry University

Winter Intakes 

The applications for admissions in universities abroad do not open just once a year. In many academic institutions around the world, you can still apply to a plethora of courses in the winter intake if you have missed the fall intake deadlines. The number of courses they offer is finite but the application process is relatively easier and less competitive. So, if you have your application, and your documents ready and have already cleared the entrance requirements mentioned on the particular university’s website, then, you should definitely go for winter intake admissions. Below we have listed some of the major institutions that you can open for applications for winter sessions:

List of UK Universities Offering Winter Intake

  1. University of Westminster
  2. Queen’s University Belfast
  3. University of Lincoln
  4. Queen Mary University of London
  5. Manchester Metropolitan University
  6. University of Stirling
  7. University of Leeds
  8. Liverpool John Moores University
  9. University of Birmingham
  10. University of Bristol
September Intake In UK for 2021 Admissions

List of Canadian Universities Offering Winter Intake

  1. Fanshawe College
  2. Dalhousie University
  3. George Brown University
  4. Vancouver Island University
  5. St. Clair University
  6. Humber College
  7. Centennial College
  8. University of Saskatchewan
  9. McMaster University
  10. Durham College

List of Australian Universities Offering Winter Intake

  1. University of Melbourne
  2. University of Sydney
  3. University of New South Wales, Sydney
  4. University of Western Australia
  5. Queensland University of Technology
  6. University of Southern Queensland

List of German Universities Offering Winter Intake

  1. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  2. Humboldt University of Berlin
  3. University of Bonn
  4. University of Göttingen
  5. University of Hamburg
  6. Technical University of Munich
  7. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  8. Heidelberg University
  9. Technical University of Berlin
  10. RWTH Aachen University
  11. Free University of Berlin
  12. University of Tubingen
  13. Ulm University
  14. University of Würzburg
  15. TU Dresden
  16. Bielefeld University

Note: It is advisable that if you have already appeared for IELTS, TOEFL and other relevant entrance tests for the courses that you are applying for, then applying during the Winter intake is the best way to move forward. Otherwise, you would need time to prepare for the entrance tests and other eligibility requirements if you are thinking to wait till the fall intakes begin. 

Remember the seasons in Australia run counter to those in the northern hemisphere. Summer lasts from December to February, autumn from March to May, winter from June to August, and spring from September to November.

Spring Intake 

Since every year by June/July, students from most countries will have little time to become involved and to get ready for the fall intake that generally begins in September. The intake of spring or the spring intake is a good choice for such students. Each year, for all programs, most international institutions offer two admission intakes. The fall semester starts in the month of September, and finishes in the month of December, whereas the Spring semester starts in January and ends in May. That said, usually speaking, the Spring time limits are hovering around July/August.

Note that some countries don’t provide spring intakes because they offer winter intakes instead of spring and vice-versa. 

List of US Universities Offering Spring Intake 

  1. Harvard University
  2. Yale University
  3. University of Massachusetts
  4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  5. University of Illinois, Chicago
  6. University of Central Florida
  7. George Mason University 
  8. University of North Florida
  9. Marquette University 
  10. University of Memphis
  11. University of Connecticut 
  12. University of Arkansas
  13. Eastern Washington University 
  14. The University of Texas at Austin
  15. University of Maryland
  16. Auburn University 
  17. City University of New York 
  18. Washington State University
  19. University of Dayton
  20. Pace University 
  21. San Francisco State University 
  22. Nova Southeastern University 
  23. University of Colorado 
  24. Penn State Harrisburg 
  25. Temple University 
  26. San Jose State University 
  27. State University of New York 
  28. Rutgers University 

List of UK Universities Offering Spring Intake 

  1. Anglia Ruskin University
  2. Birkbeck University of London
  3. Birmingham City University
  4. Brunel University
  5. City University of London
  6. Coventry University
  7. De Montfort University
  8. Keele University
  9. Oxford Brookes University
  10. University of Brighton
  11. University of Lincoln
  12. University of South Wales

List of Australian Universities Offering Spring Intake

  1. Australian National University
  2. Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
  3. University of Sydney
  4. Monash University
  5. Swinburne University of Technology
  6. La Trobe University
  7. University of the Sunshine Coast

List of Singapore Universities Offering Spring Intake

  1. National Singapore of University
  2. Singapore Management University

List of French and German Universities Offering Spring Intake

  1. IESEG School of Management, France
  2. Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France
  3. HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany
January Intake in Europe for MBA
January Admissions in Canadian Universities
Winter Intakes in Canada

Rolling Admissions 

Rolling Admissions are present in some global academic institutions that offer admissions around the year. That doesn’t take the pressure off completely as the applications will be open only until all spots have been filled. Most of these universities are known for their flexible application acceptance policy that makes it easier for the students to apply for various courses without worrying about the intake session. Some of these institutions include:

  • WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Loyola University of Chicago 
  • Michigan State University
  • University of South Carolina 
  • Pennsylvania State University

Intakes of Top Study Destinations

If you are planning to pursue a certain program in a country abroad, the intakes can also differ as per the country and its various universities. Check out the following blogs on the intakes of top study destinations:

  • Spring Intake in USA
  • Intakes in New Zealand
  • Intakes in Canada
  • Intakes in Germany
  • Intakes in Australia
  • Intakes in France
  • Intakes in Dubai
  • January Intake Universities in UK
  • February Intake Universities in UK
  • Autumn Intakes in Finland Begin 
  • September Intake In Canada
  • September Intake In USA
  • September Intake in Germany

We hope that you do not miss out on these remarkable opportunities to give your career a boost and do not let the deadlines puzzle you, be it fall intake, spring or winter admission session. If you find yourself stuck at any point of the application process, get in touch with our experts at Leverage Edu and we’ll assist you throughout the admission procedure to ensure that you get successfully shortlisted into your dream course and university.