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    I have applied for economics at LSE, UCL, Bristol, Bath and Warwick. I live in Sweden, and have what brits would call "non-traditional qualifications". Now, my grades are 6 (equivalent to A*) in most subjects, including that in maths and economics. But do I have a chance to get an offer since I don't do a-levels or the IB? Do universities favor students with "traditional" qualifications?
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    (Original post by karaw)
    I have applied for economics at LSE, UCL, Bristol, Bath and Warwick. I live in Sweden, and have what brits would call "non-traditional qualifications". Now, my grades are 6 (equivalent to A*) in most subjects, including that in maths and economics. But do I have a chance to get an offer since I don't do a-levels or the IB? Do universities favor students with "traditional" qualifications?
    you ideally need to contact the universities as they may be more able to give you an answer. if your grades are equivalent to A* in maths and economics I would think you have a chance. however you have applied to 5 very competitive unis so I don't think anyone outside of the admission tutors can give you a definitive answer
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    I've applied for graphic communication, illustration and textile design at several places with Finnish vocational qualifications, so I'm hoping they'll do as well! I emailed the uni I want to attend the most asking about whether my qualifications would count before I applied, and they did say they should, but of course they're not always straightforward to process so we'll see... Anyway, it does sound like you ought to do well, good luck!
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    (Original post by karaw)
    I have applied for economics at LSE, UCL, Bristol, Bath and Warwick. I live in Sweden, and have what brits would call "non-traditional qualifications". Now, my grades are 6 (equivalent to A*) in most subjects, including that in maths and economics. But do I have a chance to get an offer since I don't do a-levels or the IB? Do universities favor students with "traditional" qualifications?
    Assuming that you have "standard" qualifications for someone from Sweden, it will be fine. You may not get an offer because they are very competitive unis, but obviously not all UK applicants get offers either.

    You won't be the first applicant from Sweden. Many international applicants apply to unis in the UK.

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