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Things to Remember When Applying to the UK

Posted by Jennifer Dobler, ATP Advisor on Aug 12, 2016 1:57:03 PM

If you are planning to study in the UK there are several things to remember before you can apply successfully to a university. This blog will help to give you a list of points to consider as you explore the possibilities of studying in the UK. 

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Research

The first step to applying to a UK university is to research a selection of universities and program choices to pursue. One of the many benefits of working with Across The Pond are the personalized university recommendations which your Advisor will offer to you based on the academic background and personal preferences. Once you have your list of possibilities you will need to research them thoroughly to find out more about the individual course, the professors you will be working with, the city you will be living in etc. Earning a degree in another country is very exciting and you need to ensure the selection of courses you apply to are a great fit for you!

Location

A big component of your university research is the location of the universities. For instance, you may have a strong desire to pursue your Shakespeare studies in London because of the proximity of the Globe theatre or you may find yourself interested in Scottish history and would prefer to immerse yourself in Edinburgh or Stirling. Whatever your preferrence, the Across The Pond Advisors are more than happy to tell you more about the cities of your university choices  to help you find the best fit for you.

Funding

The great and usually surprising news for most students is how inexpensive it is to earn a degree in the UK compared to the US.  Not only is it less expensive to study in the UK, the degrees are shorter! Our partners are recognized by the US Department of Education so you can use federal loans for your studies. Additionally, many of our partner universities also offer scholarships. Working is yet another way to make your studies and life in the UK more affordable, the visa you will be on accommodates 20 hours of work a week for international full time students. The majority of our Advisors have worked during their studies, and we are more than happy to give you the insights!

Visa

As you will be moving to the UK for an extended period of time you will need to apply for and be granted a visa for your studies. This application process is one of the last steps of applying to study in the UK and the majority of students find it to be the most stressful. Fortunately, the Across The Pond team puts together a FREE series of webinars and helpful guidelines for our students who have been accepted to study at one of our partner universities.

Studying in the UK is a life changing experience. If you choose to pursue your studies in the UK, you will recognize the undeniable benefit of achieving a new level of academic possibilities with a unique perspective while also gaining irreplaceable life experience and personal growth. If you have any questions, please do take advantage of this opportunity and contact one of our Advisors!

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Topics: Undergraduate, Graduate