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Campus versus city universities

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 07/07/2022 - 09:34

Students preparing to attend university have many factors to consider when making their final choice. One of these factors is a city versus campus university. Although both can provide students with a great education and student experience, they can be quite different. 

Below we have broken down these contrasting experiences to help you in your applications. 

What are campus and city universities? 

Campus and city universities may be defined slightly differently depending on the country.

What is the Ivy League?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 07/05/2022 - 09:27

Many international students consider the US as a destination for its top-ranking universities. Knowing what the Ivy League is and what those universities can offer will help students better understand which institution is right for them.

Here, we explain the origins of the Ivy League, which universities it includes and how international students can apply to them.

What is GPA? 

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 07/04/2022 - 09:15

What is GPA? 

GPA is a system used in high schools and universities, mainly in the US, to measure a student’s performance and academic achievement. GPA is calculated by converting any grades you receive for an assignment (A, B, C etc) to a percentage. 

GPA stands for “grade point average” and is calculated using a scale of 0 to 4. Four corresponds to an A grade and 0 corresponds to an F grade.

Finding your university: UK versus US

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:57

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, there are some key differences between them, such as application processes, costs and how degrees are structured.

We’ve compiled a comparison of going to university in the UK versus the US so you can choose the country that suits you the best.

The application process

UK

How to find legitimate accommodation at university

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Fri, 06/24/2022 - 20:26

Finding accommodation that is safe, close to campus and affordable is a concern for all students. For international students, an added difficulty is that they often cannot see the accommodation in advance. And, unfortunately, there are those who try to take advantage of this and create accommodation scams. 

What is the Russell Group?

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 06/21/2022 - 16:37

What is the Russell Group? 

The Russell Group is an association that represents 24 public research universities in the UK. The group believes that “people and ideas are the key to meeting global challenges. Through world-class research and education, we are helping to create a dynamic economy, stronger communities, and a better future for the UK”.

Studying in the US: fraternities and sororities explained

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Thu, 06/16/2022 - 13:41

What are fraternities and sororities? 

Fraternities and sororities are student clubs, mostly found at US universities. Each organisation is formed around goals or aspirations that the members share. They are often referred to as the Greek system because of the Greek letters used to represent each of the different branches or clubs. There are often multiple fraternities and sororities at each university.

What are microcredentials? 

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 06/15/2022 - 17:07

What is a microcredential? Micro means mini or small and a credential is a qualification. These mini qualifications can help individuals learn new skills, progress in their careers or change careers entirely.

Also known as microdegrees or nanodegrees, they are often on-demand online courses that can be completed in your own time and provide certification upon completion. They are designed to be fast, accessible and specialised. 

Video: tips from current students on studying in Europe 

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Wed, 06/08/2022 - 15:31

When choosing where to study abroad, hearing from current students is one of the best ways to get a feel for what a university or country is like. Here, students from a range of universities in Europe share some of their top tips and the biggest challenges they faced when studying abroad. 

Universities in Australia that accept the gaokao

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 05/31/2022 - 16:36

China’s National College Entrance Examination (NCEE), or gaokao, is the admission test that all final-year school students in the country must take if they wish to win a place in a Chinese university.

Many international universities now accept the gaokao as part of a student’s application form. If you have taken the gaokao and are considering studying abroad, then here is a list of all the universities in Australia accepting the gaokao.