I have applied for Mathematics to Cambridge, UCL and other important universities getting an offer from all of them. So, led also by economical possibilities, I chose Cambridge as a first choice and UCL as insurance. However I may miss my Cambridge offer, and I'm considering going to UCL as I consider it the top as Cambridge is, and the course "Mathematics with Modern Languages" really inspires me (I could also go to good italian unis, but I would really prefer London!)
Now that's the point: compared to Cambridge and considering that as an EU I can't apply for a Maintenance Loan/Grant from the government, UCL may cost much much more: considering the bursaries given, going to the former may have cost me not less than 3500-4000£ more per year than the latter, and this is a difference that I can't handle with "home money"!
Moreover having chosen UCL as insurance "denied" me the possibility to apply for the Denys scholarship and the site tell that I may be not given accommodation since the first year.
So I have a few questions:
1) Is it realistic to "rely" on covering that difference by working during the term?
2) Would finding an accommodation near the University be a great problem? I've never been in London before so I don't really now much about the "situation".
3) Would it be wise and constructive explaining my "economical issues" to the UCL admissions?
4) If I decide to the take a Gap year and cancel my current offer, would I be normally considered if reapplying next year?
Thank you to those answering (also if only a few of the questions haha) and sorry if I did make it such long but I preferred explalining with "details" the situations!
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