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    (Original post by Mr. Petrol Head)
    Yes, if someone does originate from commonwealth countries, I guess then fees policies are more flexible for them.
    Lol no they don't. I'm from Pakistan which is Commonwealth but there is no advantage we get in terms of lower fees which makes no sense but i suppose the universities want to have a very very simple fee structure.
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    Email your college explaining the situation and ask about bursuries.
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    Could you not try contacting the uni and ask for a bursary or any other sort of financial assistance?
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    (Original post by CivilAsAnOrange)
    Email your college explaining the situation and ask about bursuries.
    (Original post by Milkbottle64)
    Could you not try contacting the uni and ask for a bursary or any other sort of financial assistance?
    they dont care. they have a set system and if u call/email them they will just tell you to look at the uni website and tell you how you can apply to these. they dont give anything other than what is offered on their site, unless im missing something lol.
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    Sorry to say but I doubt you'll get funding- the reason they have internationals a lot of the time is bc they pay a lot of money which benefits the university.

    However I know that oxbridge do give funding to U.K. Pupils who are disadvantaged so maybe the actual college could help you?


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    (Original post by fandom-queen)
    I'm an international student from india too!

    I want to study physics for 4 years in UoStAndrews but i can't afford it

    It's coming to about 105000 GBP. (approx Rs. 17 lakhs a year, if you know what I mean, excluding travel, which'll add a few extra Rs. 100000, here and there)

    I simply can't afford it. My father works a pretty decent job and we live comfortably, so I don't even know if we're eligible for it, but there's no way my father can afford it, since he has to save for his own old age, health etc. Having to pay my fees would mean them living on bare minimum and I couldn't do that.
    Hey buddy, I know EXACTLY what you're going through. It just hurts even asking them to consider giving that kind of money.

    Where/which high school are you from?
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    (Original post by azizadil1998)
    they dont care. they have a set system and if u call/email them they will just tell you to look at the uni website and tell you how you can apply to these. they dont give anything other than what is offered on their site, unless im missing something lol.
    No I think you're right. Much as I'd like to plead and beg them, I doubt that they're going to help me very much.
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    (Original post by CurryHead)
    No I think you're right. Much as I'd like to plead and beg them, I doubt that they're going to help me very much.
    I did the same (not beg but asked them very very nicely and explained my situation) but I don't think they are really allowed to do anything if they even wanted to just because of the University policy so yeah that súcks.
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    (Original post by azizadil1998)
    Lol no they don't. I'm from Pakistan which is Commonwealth but there is no advantage we get in terms of lower fees which makes no sense but i suppose the universities want to have a very very simple fee structure.
    I am afraid but both Pakistan and India are not in commonwealth countries list. Commonwealth countries are the one where Queen Elizabeth is still a Queen to this date. Greater India was a commonwealth country but ince they got independent, they are no more

    Psst! Correction, as @CurryHead said. SORRY
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    (Original post by CurryHead)
    I'm an International student from India, and I've been offered admission to a 4 year course in Biochemistry at University College, Oxford. Now I really really want to go, because my country has very limited opportunities for research, but my full four year fees comes up to about 170000 GBP (everything included), which is WAY more than I can possibly afford. Is there any sort of financial assistance available to me? I know there are the Reach and Simon and June Li scholarships, but those are very limited in number. Can anyone help me?
    **** it - just go. It's paid back in instalments, and will get written off after a certain time period. Plus, if you're in a foreign country, it's difficult to for them to make you pay it back.
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    (Original post by azizadil1998)
    I did the same (not beg but asked them very very nicely and explained my situation) but I don't think they are really allowed to do anything if they even wanted to just because of the University policy so yeah that súcks.
    Did they respond with anything? Are you currently pursuing higher ed in the UK?
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    (Original post by GradeA*UnderA)
    **** it - just go. It's paid back in instalments, and will get written off after a certain time period. Plus, if you're in a foreign country, it's difficult to for them to make you pay it back.
    Hahahha I like the way you think, but I'm a little less ballsy than that. Seriously though, do you think it's that worth it?
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    (Original post by Mr. Petrol Head)
    I am afraid but both Pakistan and India are not in commonwealth countries list. Commonwealth countries are the one where Queen Elizabeth is still a Queen to this date. Greater India was a commonwealth country but ince they got independent, they are no more
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member...lth_of_Nations

    India and Pak are still commonwealth countries
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    This is horrible do they actually expect people to pay that?
    Rich snobs like ploticians are the only ones who can afford to send their kids there.
    No-one else can.
    It's ********!
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    Why did you apply if you can't afford it? The fees are stated on their website.
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    (Original post by Ishax)
    Why did you apply if you can't afford it? The fees are stated on their website.
    I guess I didn't really think it through completely. Also, I thought "what's the harm", right? I mean worst case, I get rejected, I wouldn't fret as much.
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    (Original post by CurryHead)
    Hahahha I like the way you think, but I'm a little less ballsy than that. Seriously though, do you think it's that worth it?
    Yes, practically every graduate is in debt, it's a pretty common scenario for most. All that is guaranteed, is that you won't have to worry about it in 40 years (when loans expire). You will regret rejecting Oxford dearly, in my opinion, if you don't.

    Get the MBiochem, move to the U.S and do a fully funded PhD (grades obviously have to be good at uni, but that's another matter). I don't think the U.K have access to American/foreign bank accounts, that's why grads leave the U.K and take their money with them so they don't have to pay back. It's stingy, but practical.
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    (Original post by CurryHead)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member...lth_of_Nations

    India and Pak are still commonwealth countries
    I am still not sure, but I just looked up at commonwealth website where both India and Pakistan are members of commonwealth. I am amazed, yay!
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    Just out of interest why did you apply if you knew the fees were so outrageous? Just to see if you could get in? Were you hoping to gain a scholarship. Is it not worth applying again for next year and try to get a scholarship?

    I'm a uk student and was offered a place to do medicine but I had to turn it down due to the cost, it's gutting.




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    (Original post by CurryHead)
    I guess I didn't really think it through completely. Also, I thought "what's the harm", right? I mean worst case, I get rejected, I wouldn't fret as much.
    The main thing you need to think is about finance because it's obvious you have really good grades hence why you applied to Oxford. Unfortunately, in this situation there was no point as you haven't got the funding.

    Can't your parents help you by getting you here to the UK and pay the fees? It's 4 years struggle but after that you can repay them back. Oxford degree will take you places!

    You can also find a job in the UK to!!
 
 
 
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