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    So the title pretty much says it all. But I'm wondering if someone can please help me. I've been accepted to study at both universities and I really love them both. I'm an international student (from South Africa) and I'm not sure where to go? I would start this September (2016). I've visited both campuses and they are very different.

    Leeds is very edgy and there's a sense of community. Everyone was so so welcoming and friendly. Not to mention the city was lovely and everything is so close. I love the fact that it's a campus based university. Also, it's only three years.

    Edinburgh is spectacular. The university is far more traditional and it's a lot more independent based learning. I spoke to some students and they love it but admit it can get quite lonely. It's also FREEZING here but granted I wasn't wearing very warm clothing and my thin African blood isn't used to this climate. But the people here are also very friendly and the university has a wonderful reputation- very prestigious.

    My heart is leaning more towards Leeds but I'm worried it's me taking the easy route out. Edinburgh will be a hard 4 years but will pay off in the long run but I know I will be happier and make more friends at Leeds.

    Any suggestions? I've over analyzed things and I'm so stuck! Thank you
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    Look at the course structure at both, does one university offer more interesting modules? The nice thing about Edinburgh is that you can study up to three different subjects for the first two years; this gives you the freedom and flexibility to try out new subjects (I knew an Economics student who randomly took Celtic Studies as his optional subject, and he ended up switching degrees).

    Edinburgh is certainly a much more prestigious university, but you're going to have to do a lot of independent learning at Leeds too - all British universities involve a lot of independent study. Leeds can also be very cold!
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