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A number of programmes between the US and the UK encourage international understanding through practical work experience (called ‘internships’ in the US) for up to a maximum of eighteen months more...
Full-time study is not the only option available for students wishing to spend time in the land of plenty. It is possible to spend a semester, a year or a summer studying at a US university - during a gap year before UK university or as part of your UK undergraduate degree, as we explain more...
Most universities will ask you for at least one reference, written by a careers advisor, headteacher, housemaster, etc. This reference is similar to UCAS, although it should not focus on a particular course, but rather suitability in general for higher education. It is ‘all about’ you and should address academic performance, extra-curricular activities and personal qualities.
You must meet your deadlines! US universities will not accept late applications unless they have ‘rolling admissions’, meaning they accept students on a first-come, first-served basis.
Most universities will require you to complete a financial statement. Do this carefully as it will be used to determine your eligibility for financial assistance.
Although interviews are rarely mandatory for admission into any American university, they are often recommended and are an excellent way of finding out about the place in which you are planning to spend the next four years. Interviews for international students can function in two ways...
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