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Can I afford it?

Can I afford it?

America might proclaim itself the ‘land of the free’, but a US university education is anything but. (Skip ahead to see our list of scholarships for international students.)  more...

Grants and loans

Grants and loans

Grants, loans, scholarships...which is which, how do you find them, who's qualified to receive them? More to the can you get one?? more..

Scholarships for international students

Scholarships for international students

Here's where you click to receive our giant pdf on US university scholarships for international students, covering how to find financial aid and how to apply. To short-cut through some of the top scholarships offered by universities and organisations, read on. This listing gives you deadlines more...

Working on and off campus

Working on and off campus

Unlike the hallowed halls of Oxford and Cambridge where work of a non-academic or non-pint-lifting variety is all but outlawed, American universities positively encourage their students to work outside classes. The love affair with capitalism that has propelled America so far in the world is instilled at an early age, and many of your classmates will have been mowing lawns or working in shops more..

Athletic scholarships

Athletic scholarships

Every American high school movie worth its salt is guaranteed to have at least one ‘jock’ in a starring role. These mini-gods of the athletic field are invariably blessed with the best-looking cheerleader as their girlfriend, the adulation of their peers, and perfect floppy hair more...


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    Most universities ask for at least one reference from a student’s careers advisor, headteacher etc. It’s different from a personal statement, with a different focus from what UCAS wants.

  • Deadlines & early decision

    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.

  • Financial statements for US university applications

    Most universities will require you to complete a financial statement along with your application. Do this carefully as it will be used to determine your eligibility for financial assistance. 

  • Interviews

    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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