By seeta.bhardwa@…, 18 July, 2024

Ucas, the central application platform for applying to university in the UK, has removed the personal statement from its application process.

The personal statement is currently one of the components making up the application form for applying to universities in the UK. This is in the form of a 4,000-character essay written by students – an opportunity to explain their motivations for studying their chosen course and the university they are applying to. 

By seeta.bhardwa@…, 17 July, 2024

With some of the top universities in the world, Canada and the US are two of the top destinations for international students. Although they share a border, there are some differences in how university life takes place in each country. Canada has a simpler application process, but the US has more universities to choose from.

We have compiled all the information together to explain the application process, the education system, grading, accommodation, tuition fees and student life in each country.

By seeta.bhardwa@…, 16 July, 2024

Applications for the UK’s Chevening scholarships will open on 6 August 2024 for the 2024-25 academic year.

Chevening scholarships, the British government’s global scholarship programme, are open to students from 160 countries and territories, including China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya and Malaysia. The number of scholarships available varies from country to country.

The Chevening scholarship is a fully funded scholarship to undertake a master’s course at a UK university. It covers the costs of flights, course fees and accommodation.

By grace.mccabe, 15 July, 2024

Australia and the UK are popular destinations for international students because of their highly ranked universities and exciting student lifestyle. To help you choose between studying in Australia or the UK, we’ve included each step of the application process, as well as the differences in course structures and student life to help you choose which country might be more suitable for you.

By seeta.bhardwa@…, 9 July, 2024

The process of applying to universities can be daunting. At 17 years old you are still a child in many ways, but suddenly you’re expected to make decisions that feel as if they determine your entire future.   

If you’re anything like I was, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the weight of this responsibility. With the world at your feet, how do you choose the path that is best suited for you?  

By seeta.bhardwa@…, 8 July, 2024

Despite being a small island nation with just a handful of universities, New Zealand is an increasingly popular destination for international students.  

New Zealand is a member of the Commonwealth, with lasting ties to the UK. English is the nation’s first language and the standard teaching language in its universities. 

By grace.mccabe, 5 July, 2024

The Labour Party’s victory in the 2024 general election heralds a new era for education and immigration policies, with implications for students and higher education institutions.  

As Labour takes governmental power for the first time since 2010, this article delves into the party’s proposed reforms, focusing on the impact on higher education and immigration policies affecting international students and universities. 

By grace.mccabe, 4 July, 2024

As a final-year university student, I have realised how important it is to take advantage of various networking, internship and vacation opportunities during the breaks in term. I firmly believe in the importance of work-life balance, and after completing my finals I rewarded myself with a well-deserved rest before resuming my routine.

Here are some tips and tricks on how you can stay productive over the summer. 

By grace.mccabe, 1 July, 2024

The UK and the US are home to some of the world’s most prestigious universities. Both nations attract thousands of international students a year and for good reason. 

However, even if you are planning to apply to both countries it's important to note that there are some key differences between them, such as application processes, costs and how degrees are structured.

We’ve compiled a comparison of the differences between universities in the UK and the US, so you can choose the country that suits you the best.