The first thing to do when you decide on a school to apply to is to “count the cost” and know the requirements for the program.
Are you required to write some exams? E.g language or aptitude based?
How many references do you need?
Can you afford the fees or is funding guaranteed?
Is there a prerequisite course I should have taken?
How much are the application fees?
Once you answer the basic questions you are equipped with all the information you need to take the next step, or you may realize that this is not the right time to apply afterall!