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    (Original post by Sir Fox)
    Should've had a quick look at the website, there is a section for most countries with all information on the grades:

    http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/i...try/greece.htm
    Yes,but I'm not sure what Pathway and option stream is,that's why i send an email to dundee in order to distiguinsh the clear entry requirments xD
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    (Original post by eleanna)
    Hi!

    I am a student from Greece, I finished highschool this year, and I'm starting my course in September. Since I went recently through all the university stuff, I have a little experience on the topic. Edinburgh and Glasgow don't accept the greek apolytirion on its own merit.Unless you also take the panhellenic exams. But they usually ask for additional A levels. Are you taking any A levels? Or doing the IB programme?

    Stirling was one of my 5 university choices. I applied there but I withdrawn my application before I get an answer from them, because I decided I wanted to be in England. Dundee, Heriot Watt and Aberdeen are also very good ones.
    Happy to hear that eleana No i'm not gonna take A levels or lb..so what will you study and where? if you don't mind (I'm looking for universities that don;t want panhellnic exams only apolytirion..because i find that process so stressful and extremely difficult :/ )
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    (Original post by GermanScientist)
    If you're wanting to stay in Glasgow:

    University of Glasgow is well-known for their infection biology courses- Immunology, Microbiology, Parasitology and Virology. Glasgow has three world-class research centres specifically for these areas. If you're wanting to do biomedical science with an aim to working in the NHS it'd be easier for you to do an accredited course (I'm not sure if Strathclyde's is) but Caledonian is I believe.

    In general Strathclyde is known for it's business department, engineering, maths, chemistry and physics (along with pharmacy). Glasgow is stronger in the biological sciences, earth sciences, psychology and the arts/humanities inc. Law.
    Yep As fas as i understood strathclyde is known for buisness,economics etc. and not for biomedical courses
    You mentioned about caledonian right? Is that a good uni.? I hear about that,for first time
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    (Original post by georgexD)
    Hi guys I'm from Greece and I will be entering last year of senior high school this year. I want to study abroad and specifically in Scotland. I've done my research about the universities in Scotland and I've realised that most of the people are vilifying unis like Stirling,Heriot watt,Edinburgh Napier. Why are the doing that? Is there any reason? Personally I want to study Biology.I want to hear your opinions on that unis or other suggestions. All opinions are welcome
    It's nothing personal but I do want to let you know that many people are extremely irritated about the surge in interest of EU nationals in studying in Scotland.

    Many people are unhappy at having to bankroll education for immigrants which they would have to pay for themselves.

    Nothing personal. But it's only fair to let you know before you arrive.
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    (Original post by OMGWTFBBQ)
    It's nothing personal but I do want to let you know that many people are extremely irritated about the surge in interest of EU nationals in studying in Scotland.

    Many people are unhappy at having to bankroll education for immigrants which they would have to pay for themselves.

    Nothing personal. But it's only fair to let you know before you arrive.
    I guess it is as you say so. This is one of the many difficulties that someone is facing when is moving to another country
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    (Original post by georgexD)
    Yep As fas as i understood strathclyde is known for buisness,economics etc. and not for biomedical courses
    You mentioned about caledonian right? Is that a good uni.? I hear about that,for first time
    It's an ex-polytechnic university and so people regard it less since it's not traditional (I'm not saying this is my view). It's good for allied health courses such as biomedical courses for employment in the NHS, radiography, nursing, dietetics etc. If you're looking for pure theory/lab without application in a health system I'd aim for Glasgow.
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    (Original post by georgexD)
    Happy to hear that eleana No i'm not gonna take A levels or lb..so what will you study and where? if you don't mind (I'm looking for universities that don;t want panhellnic exams only apolytirion..because i find that process so stressful and extremely difficult :/ )
    Yes, I agree with you! I didnt take the panhellenic exams either! I will study criminology and sociology at University of Surrey, they accepted my apolytrion with a grade of 19.1 . They also asked for the IELTS exams, but those were pretty easy. So don't panic if you are asked to take the IELTS! If you would like any further information don't hesitate to sent me a private message (even in Greek, since all this stuff can be better explained in our mother tongue).
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    (Original post by WeeGuy)
    Strathclyde is known for business/mathematics. though doing any degree there is good. Strathclyde is a good uni.
    And Engineering, but yes I agree a good university.
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    (Original post by OMGWTFBBQ)
    It's nothing personal but I do want to let you know that many people are extremely irritated about the surge in interest of EU nationals in studying in Scotland.

    Many people are unhappy at having to bankroll education for immigrants which they would have to pay for themselves.
    And many English people are pretty pissed off having to pay for Scottish free education why they have to fork out the usual 9k to study at Scottish universities.

    And every Scot could go to any country in the European Union and pay the same fees this country's citizens pay. In case of Germany, Italy, France and many others that means it's virtually for free.
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    And by the way, I'm a EU student and have never experienced any sort of negative attitude towards me for not being British. Never.
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    Guys i think that i'll put stirling as my top preference...! Have you heard anything about the biology course there or the english(my friend wants to study english)
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    (Original post by Sir Fox)
    And many English people are pretty pissed off having to pay for Scottish free education why they have to fork out the usual 9k to study at Scottish universities.

    And every Scot could go to any country in the European Union and pay the same fees this country's citizens pay. In case of Germany, Italy, France and many others that means it's virtually for free.
    Scotland contributes to around 12% of the UK's GDP and in returns receives around 8% back from westminster.....I dont study maths at uni but by my calculations that means Scotland funds part of the english education,health etc system
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    (Original post by rotterdamhibs)
    Scotland contributes to around 12% of the UK's GDP and in returns receives around 8% back from westminster.....I dont study maths at uni but by my calculations that means Scotland funds part of the english education,health etc system
    What kind of comparison is that? How does it receive the 8% back, in public spending? Contributing to GDP is something entirely different, it's its overall share of the whole economy. You are comparing two totally different indicators

    However you are generally right, Scotland generates 9.9% (£56.9bn) of the UK's tax revenues and receives 9.3% (£64.5bn) back in public spending. That's because the UK is still a unified state at the moment and the treasurer looks at the overall budget and how to spend it, if one region generates a surplus this is used to subsidise other regions or to reduce the budget deficit or whatever. Scotland still has a considerably higher public spending per head than the rest of the UK.

    And not all of this difference in spending is going into the higher education sector, so the £9,000 pa contribution English, Welsh and Northern Irish students make towards studying in Scotland probably comes in higher (>£200 mill.) than the proportion of Scotland's excess contribution to the UK spent on English education.
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    Hey again guys! :-) i've decided to reopen the thread as you can see! I have almost completed my ucas application but I'm not sure about my 5th university choice. I've registered for Edinburgh, Stirling, Aberdeen and Dundee( if you don't remember I want to study general biology). This is the reason actually why I don't choose Glasgow. I want to hear yor suggestions! ( would it be Napier?)
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    (Original post by georgexD)
    Hey again guys! :-) i've decided to reopen the thread as you can see! I have almost completed my ucas application but I'm not sure about my 5th university choice. I've registered for Edinburgh, Stirling, Aberdeen and Dundee( if you don't remember I want to study general biology). This is the reason actually why I don't choose Glasgow. I want to hear yor suggestions! ( would it be Napier?)
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    Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling are very good choices.

    Glasgow and Strathclyde are out are they?

    What about Heriot Watt?
    http://www.undergraduate.hw.ac.uk/programmes/C120/
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    Well strathclyde has only biomedical science and glasgow doesn't have general biology ( c-100). I would register the heriot watt but unfortunately it requires only apolytirion of lykeio and not panhellenic exams that i'm studying. Here in Greece our system is so comlicated!
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    (Original post by georgexD)
    Well strathclyde has only biomedical science and glasgow doesn't have general biology ( c-100). I would register the heriot watt but unfortunately it requires only apolytirion of lykeio and not panhellenic exams that i'm studying. Here in Greece our system is so comlicated!

    too bad.

    what is you university preference order?
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    (Original post by WeeGuy)
    too bad.

    what is you university preference order?
    Do I have to put them with preference order? Anyway 1. Edinburgh 2.Aberdeen 3. Dundee 4. Stirling

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    (Original post by georgexD)
    Do I have to put them with preference order? Anyway 1. Edinburgh 2.Aberdeen 3. Dundee 4. Stirling

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    no you dont.
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    (Original post by georgexD)
    Do I have to put them with preference order? Anyway 1. Edinburgh 2.Aberdeen 3. Dundee 4. Stirling.
    No, at least not on UCAS. You put five choices down, get offers/rejections and then choose a 'firm' (the uni you want to go to) and 'insurance' (in case you do not get the grades required by your 'firm') out of your offers. No need for a preference list.

    WeeGuy was probably just interested in your personal preference.
 
 
 
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