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same course, but at Uni of Bristol
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I'm accepted into UCL this September to read Law.
And you?

How nice! Applying for deferred entry to read law in 2011. Hope to see you at UCL! How many As do you have anyway?
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same course, but at Uni of Bristol
I see! I was a late applicant and got sick of waiting for their reply and thus withdrawn from Bristol and confirmed my place in Bath.

I have friends who have went to both Bristol and Bath to study. and based on what I heard I prefer Bath knowing that both their Aerospace Engineering are as good!

Bristol is a city campus where lots of happening stuff around with night life and all. While Bath is a campus University and the place is more quiet and peaceful. I think I'll enjoy it more in a place like Bath. Though seems like Singaporeans don't know where Bath is But I believe their education in Engineering is good
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that's nice. The reason why I chose Bristol over Bath was more for the way the course was structured. Bath was more like what we have locally (some sort of a general engineering for the first few years then a specialised one after that) whereas I preferred something specialised all the way
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I get what you mean! Wow! You really did your research well! I actually preferred the first two years of basic engineering subjects, providing a broad base of engineering. Before specializing into Aerospace modules. I think I'll be able to appreciate Aero modules better that way. And I think having a broad base of engineering will help in my future work. We have our own preference la Anyway so do you intend to stay in UK to work in their Aero industries after you graduate?
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well, that's not up to me to decide, but I will try my best
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Hi all,

'm applying to Cambridge Churchill for engineering. According to the cambridge website, they do not give any test to Churchill's applicants for
engineering. However, I'm wondering whether that is only for UK
students and not for international students. Can someone please help
me clarify this?
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well, that's not up to me to decide, but I will try my best
Haha. Do you care to elaborate? Are you bonded or something?
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Seems like most of you guys are planning to read something very 'specialised'! I'm hoping to do geography in uk and I haven't met anyone planning to do the same till now
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(Original post by melsonchun)
How nice! Applying for deferred entry to read law in 2011. Hope to see you at UCL! How many As do you have anyway?
2011... omg i'll be in my third year then!:eek: oh. so you're in the same batch as me. haha.

i have 4 H2 As.

you?
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Hi all,

'm applying to Cambridge Churchill for engineering. According to the cambridge website, they do not give any test to Churchill's applicants for
engineering. However, I'm wondering whether that is only for UK
students and not for international students. Can someone please help
me clarify this?
It would be best to send an email to the admissions tutor for the answer


@jialat, no not bonded, no one wants me..

@summersolitude: I'm sure you will find someone doing it :P

@ychangling: That's the tradegy of every Singaporean male, and I'm one of them
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It would be best to send an email to the admissions tutor for the answer


@jialat, no not bonded, no one wants me..

@summersolitude: I'm sure you will find someone doing it :P

@ychangling: That's the tradegy of every Singaporean male, and I'm one of them
Haha. When are you starting school?
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2011... omg i'll be in my third year then!:eek: oh. so you're in the same batch as me. haha.

i have 4 H2 As.

you?
Another straight As student! I'm taking my A levels this year so I'm gonna be doing my application end of this year. Having to get that many As seems pretty daunting! Any tips? :p:
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That's the tradegy of every Singaporean male, and I'm one of them

i concur.

tragedy it is.
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2011... omg i'll be in my third year then!:eek: oh. so you're in the same batch as me. haha.

i have 4 H2 As.

you?
Lol, I think my grades pale in comparison with yours luh. Haha, same batch, hope I'll be able to disrupt 2 months prior to the end of my ns liability. This way, I'll attend school next year, hopefully.
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i concur.

tragedy it is.
National Service? Yea tragedy. I'm one of its many victims.
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Hey, I have another question. Can I safely say that despite all the admission team may say about how competitive the course is; how one's grade may fall short of the standard offer, they still do make lower offers to international students right?
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Hey, I have another question. Can I safely say that despite all the admission team may say about how competitive the course is; how one's grade may fall short of the standard offer, they still do make lower offers to international students right?
Just the right question I'd like to know too!

I spoke to a rep from uol during a seminar once and I asked about international student admission and I was told that they don't really have a fixed 'quota' of international students that they have to admit so its not like as if we'll be given some leeway. But then again, I've heard the opposite too about how some universities 'need' international students. So I'm not too sure :/
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@summersolitude and melson

Like what you said, it is not easy to judge. What I would advise you to do would be to email the admissions head for the module you want to take and direct your questions to them. Most importantly, ask if there are still spaces available (considering we start applying only in March/April, which is already at Phase 2 of the UK application process which starts in January I believe).

Some universities have a high admission rate for International students. Generally, London Universities (I heard ICL has a huge intake of Singaporean students), OxBridge etc have a very high rate. Some may take in more International students because we generate a huge amount of their income. Thus some might be more inclined to take in International students with a slightly lower grade (But not that low!). I would say for appreciated courses, maybe only 1 grade lower.

Something I learnt while speaking to an admissions officer which I want to share :

Singapore A level system is harder than the UK one. Generally, an AAB here is considered an AAA there. For Law, our GP may or may not be taken into consideration depending on how good your grades are (Good meaning A2 and above if you want to read law). On the contrary, their general studies in UK is not taken into consideration at all, except perhaps for the UCAS tariff points.

Score well in your LNAT. That is very important!

Put in effort in your personal statement. It will go a long way.

Also, Ill assume both of you are guys. You have 2 years to apply then, and in both years you can apply at all stages (from Jan) even up to clearing.

It's worth a try. I applied very late (last minute decision when I was headed for NTU/NUS and just decided to switch, so I applied in May this year).

Good luck in your applications and I hope you make it to wherever you want to study! I'm reading law too
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Singapore A level system is harder than the UK one. Generally, an AAB here is considered an AAA there. For Law, our GP may or may not be taken into consideration depending on how good your grades are (Good meaning A2 and above if you want to read law). On the contrary, their general studies in UK is not taken into consideration at all, except perhaps for the UCAS tariff points.

Score well in your LNAT. That is very important!

Put in effort in your personal statement. It will go a long way.

Also, Ill assume both of you are guys. You have 2 years to apply then, and in both years you can apply at all stages (from Jan) even up to clearing.

It's worth a try. I applied very late (last minute decision when I was headed for NTU/NUS and just decided to switch, so I applied in May this year).

Good luck in your applications and I hope you make it to wherever you want to study! I'm reading law too
That helped a lot thanks! But I'm not a guy so technically I don't have the 'luxury' of time in a way. I haven't actually decided on my course and have got a couple of different courses in mind. I'm doing my A levels this year so I'll have to apply right after my A levels. And considering the fact that the whole UCAS system is highly confusing to me....... :redface:

Are you on scholarship btw?
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