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    Is this normal when applying for a masters degree? Sorry if this is a silly question, it's just that on some university websites they ask for it but others don't appear to.


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    As you've seen some do, some don't. It discourages people from submitting lots of superfluous applications to places where they won't end up. At postgraduate level you'll probably only be applying to a couple of places.
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    Popular master's courses require application fees. UCL, LSE, Oxbridge and a few other unis charge application fees. It is a recent thing adopted from the US.
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    Not in the UK. Only a few universities, namely Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, and I don't remember but I believe two more charge.

    Oxford is the most expensive one at £60 whilst Cambridge follows at £50.

    In the US, it is the reverse - most charge whilst few don't (one that doesn't is the Ivy League elite university UPenn). Only that it is also very common for US universities to waive your application fee.

    If it's for one of the courses for the rich, such as the Master of Business Administration, universities may charge in the UK or to charge more for it; alternatively, at those British universities mentioned, some courses might not charge anything, such as for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business at the Said Business School at University of Oxford (it is not that the University does not require a fee, but that the School pays for all applicants - not that this technicality matters to the applicant).
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    Not in the UK. Only a few universities, namely Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, and I don't remember but I believe two more charge.

    Oxford is the most expensive one at £60 whilst Cambridge follows at £50.

    In the US, it is the reverse - most charge whilst few don't (one that doesn't is the Ivy League elite university UPenn). Only that it is also very common for US universities to waive your application fee.

    If it's for one of the courses for the rich, such as the Master of Business Administration, universities may charge in the UK or to charge more for it; alternatively, at those British universities mentioned, some courses might not charge anything, such as for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business at the Said Business School at University of Oxford (it is not that the University does not require a fee, but that the School pays for all applicants - not that this technicality matters to the applicant).
    Don't think Imperial charge, I wasn't charged at least (is an expensive course in itself though). I wish they did though, had they charged there would be less applications and I would have received my offer before paying to submit my back up applications. LSE and UCL do though regardless of course.
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    Not in the UK. Only a few universities, namely Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, and I don't remember but I believe two more charge.

    Oxford is the most expensive one at £60 whilst Cambridge follows at £50.

    In the US, it is the reverse - most charge whilst few don't (one that doesn't is the Ivy League elite university UPenn). Only that it is also very common for US universities to waive your application fee.

    If it's for one of the courses for the rich, such as the Master of Business Administration, universities may charge in the UK or to charge more for it; alternatively, at those British universities mentioned, some courses might not charge anything, such as for a Doctor of Philosophy in Business at the Said Business School at University of Oxford (it is not that the University does not require a fee, but that the School pays for all applicants - not that this technicality matters to the applicant).
    Was charged at the LSE and Cambridge.
 
 
 
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