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Tips from a Cambridge Admissions Tutor

What does your role as the Director of Admissions involve and what do you enjoy the most about it? I have overall responsibility for planning and managing undergraduate and graduate admissions to Christ’s College, Cambridge, and for overseeing our outreach activities, both in the UK and outside it. I also participate in University policy-making on …

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Behind the Walls: International Students at Oxford

Oxford student and blogger ThatOxfordGirl answered some questions about international students at Oxford. Can international students apply to Oxford? Of course they can apply, my undergraduate year group included students from India, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Europe.  The post-graduate courses at Oxford are bursting with international students from every corner of the world. Is …

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Timeline and checklist for UK undergraduate applications

Staying on top of all the parts of university applications is really important if you want to be prepared in the best possible way and avoid sleepless nights. We’ve created a timeline and checklist (click here for a bigger version) you can use to plan and track the progress of your application to your dream university in the …

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Why are extracurricular activities so important? (US)

We know you want to impress colleges with your accomplishments in the classroom, but your academics aren’t the full picture to who you really are. Colleges don’t just want bright students. They want bright, well–rounded students. The type that makes tomorrow’s leader. That’s why extracurricular activities are so important if you want to get into …

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What is the CommonApp? 10 things you must know

If you’re a college-bound high school senior, chances are pretty good that you’ll be logging onto the Common App to apply to school this fall. Between test scores, the personal statement and recommendations, there’s a lot to keep track of. Here are 10 tips for nailing the Common App and avoiding unnecessary trouble. Many schools …

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Applying to top UK universities: tips for a successful application

Your first steps to studying at UK’s best universities Studying abroad is a great adventure and a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will widen your horizons and grant you thousands of new possibilities. Here, we will outline the very basics of applying to study in the United Kingdom, in particular its top universities, so you can learn …

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