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Which university and where? is the obvious end point for most parents after years of feverish school planning. 

Naturally, we start with our own fabulous guide, Uni in the USA, but we constantly add new sources that we think will be userful:

Uni in the USA...and Beyond - The British guide to great universities from Harvard to Hong Kong. We tell you how to choose, how to apply and how to pay.

Q: How many Stanford students does it take to change a light bulb?

A: One, dude.

This popular British students’ guide includes reviews of selected universities in the US, Europe, China, Canada and Australia, with insider info on getting in, money matters, fellow students, life on campus and life outside. In short, what it’s really like to be there. is a fast moving website with valuable, wide-ranging info on scholarships and universities. Don't be distracted by the occasionally wonky English (oursourced, yes, but to a particular group of village woman whose lives were saved by this site; editors are at work on it as we speak); the content and direction are absolutely sound, especially on the eye-watering ranges of scholarships - some for top tier universities (eg Cambridge, University of Chicago).Some scholarships are aimed at international students wishing to study anywhere, some at scholarships for studying in the US, and some are scholarships aimed at students from underdeveloped countries

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