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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...
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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...
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..
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...
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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