UK University Fee Status Assessments Myths and Assumptions

Myths and assumptions made by expatriates So, the UCAS application is in at last and now you are receiving emails from individual universities asking you to fill in a Fee Status Questionnaire (FSQ). In this blog we tackle some of the myths that expatriate families may...

Why apply for a foundation programme as an international student?

International foundation courses prepare international students for study at a UK university when they do not meet all the necessary academic or English Language requirements. Sometimes there can be a misconception that foundation programmes are for students whose...

Differences between US and UK university degrees

UK v US applications – the Application Schedule and Process     The vast majority of UK universities are publicly funded to some extent and subscribe to UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) – the UK’s ‘common application’ process for all university...

Differences between UK and US university degrees

Fundamental differences between UK and US university degrees  - Two  Making an application for any competitive university worldwide needs consideration, forethought and preparation, perhaps for a year or two before actually submitting your application.   What do I...

Differences between UK and US university degrees

Fundamental differences between UK and US university degrees  -  1 We coach many students who are applying to both US and UK universities. Much of our time is spent discussing the differences between the two systems. Knowing how to approach and prepare for your...

UK/EU Expats – don’t lose your eligibility for Home fees!

  Being eligible for Home or EU fees isn’t quite as straightforward as many expats think.  Families assume that having British and/or EU citizenship and owning property in the UK or EU is enough to get an offer as a Home or EU fee payer. It’s not …but read on….!  ...

Applying to highly selective courses – top tips

  Highly selective courses are those that receive many more applications than they have places. Universities are likely to specify that students have or are predicted particular grades, often in required or preferred subjects. Admissions tutors need to be able to...

Preparing for Results Day

Worried about how A-level exams went or already have your results but haven't had your offers confirmed?  Read on…. While some students (those taking the IB or international qualifications) will have received their results already, for the majority of students the big...

What makes medicine applications different (2)

In the second blog of this series we consider some of the course related factors that need to be considered by prospective medical students. Course length and qualifications The standard medical course (for school leavers) is usually five years long. There are over 30...