I am 19 years old and currently finishing the 2nd year of my 4 year Electronic engineering program. I am in NUST, which is ranked at 250 internationally for its engineering program.
Thing is my university is pretty awesome but go to a pretty ****ty campus. And I've been hating it since day one. However my dad said that if I got a decent GPA I could try and apply abroad.
Hence I have been e-mailing a number of universities in the UK since they are comparatively cheaper than USA and Canada etc.
I have recieved negative replies from Edinburgh and Birmingham. However Loughborough has replied very positively.
Do you think I should seriously considering going there? Me being an International student? Will it be worth the investment? I will be starting from second year. And will study two years there. I wanna try for a placement year as well. What are the chances of getting selected for Industrial placement?
My first choice however would be Queen Mary! They have responded SOME WHAT positively so I am not 100% sure about them.
So I now leave it to you! Please guide me! Thank you.
I used to think it is okay for international students here, but more recently I felt more n more than the university isn't really that supportive to international students as they claimed to be really.....
Sigh.....used to be the uni that I love, now seem going downhill.
It is what you make of it at the end of the day. I had a horrible time integrating my first year, because of the lack of international support. But the ISA committee was better my 2nd year, we had more trips socials etc. I ended up on the promotions team for Universal Thursday which won best International Student night in the NUS awards.
I don't know what's happening there, but I Hear the night isn't as good anymore. Needs some keen new blood to take over and promote it I think
What it does for you CV depends on where you want to go and what you want to achieve, studying abroad and coming with a UK degree is always a good thing (most employers back home don't differentiate between UK Unis, unless it's oxbridge where they would oogle at you).