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I am a non-UK non-EU applicant, getting equivalent A*A*AB in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry respectively. I got an average of 90 when doing past papers of MAT, for the 2015 MAT I got 82. Will I have a chance to be interviewed? Coz I heard from ppl most unis in UK disadvantage international applicants.
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Yes I believe you get a chance, British uni like international students particularly Imperial, the main difference for you is that they might require language tests,but it is always worth trying.
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Oh I see really many thanks!
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Wow average 90 for the Mat...? Could you share any tips for getting high marks on it?
Are you applying for pure maths in Oxford?
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Actually I am for Imperial and Cambridge..... can anyone also confirm that for me?

For MAT skills lol...........

1. When you see some question requiring you to prove an expression eg. 2015 Q4iv, first forget the expression. Use 2015 Qiv as an example, think what is the minimum value of lopsidedness, then brainstorm a possible expression for p, then thru smooth modifications you adjust your expression into the one mentioned in the problem

2. For GEOM problems please draw a diagram as accurate as possible. Spending a minute or two in drawing diagrams

3. Brainstorm before doing problems. Again eg. 2015Q4iv, when you see (p^2+1)times an angle in the expression, with so many circles in the diagram, you should brainstorm what formulae you may use then it is easier to arrive at that you should use A=rs/2.

4. Don't be panic when you see frightening expression, eg. with natural log or inverse trigo, coz these types of problems usually turn out to be a four-liner or a five-liner.
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Actually I am for Imperial and Cambridge..... can anyone also confirm that for me?

For MAT skills lol...........

1. When you see some question requiring you to prove an expression eg. 2015 Q4iv, first forget the expression. Use 2015 Qiv as an example, think what is the minimum value of lopsidedness, then brainstorm a possible expression for p, then thru smooth modifications you adjust your expression into the one mentioned in the problem

2. For GEOM problems please draw a diagram as accurate as possible. Spending a minute or two in drawing diagrams

3. Brainstorm before doing problems. Again eg. 2015Q4iv, when you see (p^2+1)times an angle in the expression, with so many circles in the diagram, you should brainstorm what formulae you may use then it is easier to arrive at that you should use A=rs/2.

4. Don't be panic when you see frightening expression, eg. with natural log or inverse trigo, coz these types of problems usually turn out to be a four-liner or a five-liner.
Thanks so much!
So You need to take the MAT for imperial college and the STEP for Cambridge I'm guessing!
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Yeah but I am if my grades would be sufficient for Cambridge tho......
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I am a non-UK non-EU applicant, getting equivalent A*A*AB in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry respectively. I got an average of 90 when doing past papers of MAT, for the 2015 MAT I got 82. Will I have a chance to be interviewed? Coz I heard from ppl most unis in UK disadvantage international applicants.
You have equal chance (if any some would even prefer Internationals as you pay more )
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(Original post by LaserRanger)
I am a non-UK non-EU applicant, getting equivalent A*A*AB in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry respectively. I got an average of 90 when doing past papers of MAT, for the 2015 MAT I got 82. Will I have a chance to be interviewed? Coz I heard from ppl most unis in UK disadvantage international applicants.
Hey, what course are you applying for?
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Cambridge Math Imperial Math
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Oops get kicked straight out without even an interview
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Who ever is telling you it's not possible to apply is talking complete rubbish.
The minimum average entry requirement is: 'A*AA'. The fact you have an extra A* and a B puts you ahead of most students, since by doing more than 3 A levels, your overall entry requirement demands would be less, suppose probably AAAA.

I can gurantee you will get an interview. The international student status makes your more attractive than Home students, reason is very simple, you would pay triple the amount home students have to.
Infact, by having international students, not only would they have more money to fund facilities and salaries, but also on an international scale Imperial would be further recogonised (along with research papers).

Advice: After counseling many other students among my age for advice on applying from Australia to The United States, I highly recommend you to not take maths. I'm sorry if this ice breaker sounds harsh, but applying for maths is 'extremely' competitve. Getting perfect scores in your Maths exams wont be enough. You have to take further international exams in your region thats not required in the entry requirements in order to further show your enthusiasm, talk to specialists and professors in this field that inspired you, read enhanced math's research journals of famous mathematicans from Isaac Newton to Alan Turning (papers that are still avaiable), etc. The list goes on in this field, and despite all that, the questions in the interview will be more challenging than the ones in the Physics department.
So Instead, pick a subject that is less competitive (hopefully) and thats mathematically oriented. A subject of your interest that correlates with maths such as a form of Engineering.

Hope this helped if you actually read it.
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I am a non-UK non-EU applicant, getting equivalent A*A*AB in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry respectively. I got an average of 90 when doing past papers of MAT, for the 2015 MAT I got 82. Will I have a chance to be interviewed? Coz I heard from ppl most unis in UK disadvantage international applicants.
"Do I have a chance?"
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something more intriguing now... st catharine's sent a letter of rejection to me but the status according to ucas track is still " Referring". What is happening
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Coz I heard from ppl most unis in UK disadvantage international applicants.
What does this mean, 'disadvantage'?
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something more intriguing now... st catharine's sent a letter of rejection to me but the status according to ucas track is still " Referring". What is happening
Did you read what I said in reply to your question that took me a while to construct for you?
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Did you read what I said in reply to your question that took me a while to construct for you?
Yes ofc however i am already rejected before u type your essay
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Yes ofc however i am already rejected before u type your essay
*face palm*

Why did you request our opinion and possible advice when you've already sent the application?

That's like shooting an animal and saying 'Crap, do you think it will still live?'

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*face palm*

Why did you request our opinion and possible advice when you've already sent the application?

That's like shooting an animal and saying 'Crap, do you think it will still live?'

check my last post before your essay is like 3 days ago i received my rejection minutes before i saw ur reply

why did i ask for cambridge? well i initially put that as a luck and i am just asking if my luck would have any chance coz i dun rly hv a clear image abt cambridge

sorry if that made you uncomfortable
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something more intriguing now... st catharine's sent a letter of rejection to me but the status according to ucas track is still " Referring". What is happening
UCAS Track will take a while to be updated.

But I'm sorry to read that Catz rejected you
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