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    Hi guys,

    I'm a little bit frustrated at the moment because the of the UCAS deadline this weekend. I may end up applying through extra/clearing anyway so I'll probably leave it for the time being.
    Anyway, my main question is, should I apply to a uni here and attend for at least 6 weeks (there's only one I want to apply to here and I know they'll accept me as I've previously applied and they have more than enough spaces on the course each year), knowing that I want to go to university in Thailand?

    The Thai system is a bit different as you have to apply after you've had your exam results - I'm taking A Levels this summer, thus I'd be applying for January start.
    If this was a couple of years ago I wouldn't mind the wait and wouldn't have bothered applying through UCAS. However, I have messed up with my exams in the past (a combination of chronic health issues, anxiety and pure laziness) and I'm now a couple of years behind schedule.

    The only dilemma here really is that I don't want to be stuck without options come November if I don't get into the university I want in Thailand. If I apply now with UCAS and go to university here until I get the admissions result, I'd have to pay £1,250-£2,250 for tuition (for only 6 weeks!) and possibly a full year of rent which isn't really possible with my family's financial background. However, if I go to uni here and then end up not getting accepted in the Thai uni, I'd just carry on with my course here (which I'm perfectly happy to do, but this course in Thailand is more American style which I'd prefer- you take a broad range of subjects while maintaining a major/minor).

    I don't have to worry about a visa or anything like that as I'm half Thai and have tri-citizenship (half British, born in South Africa). I don't have to worry about accommodation either as I've already looked at that and it's roughly £115 per month. During the holidays I'd most likely go and see my family in the North of Thailand so I wouldn't come back to the UK until I've finished my degree and therefore wouldn't have to worry too much about flights. However, due to Manx funding regulations (I live in the Isle of Man), I'd have to pay my tuition fees upfront (per term) which isn't that big of a deal anyway considering it's about £2k per trimester and I'd have at least £3k in savings from a job by that time.

    So what do I do? Apply to both, attend both and suck it up when it comes to fees / apply to both and revoke my application to a UK uni on results day / apply to just Thailand?
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    (Original post by Ninjasrule)
    Hi guys,

    I'm a little bit frustrated at the moment because the of the UCAS deadline this weekend. I may end up applying through extra/clearing anyway so I'll probably leave it for the time being.
    Anyway, my main question is, should I apply to a uni here and attend for at least 6 weeks (there's only one I want to apply to here and I know they'll accept me as I've previously applied and they have more than enough spaces on the course each year), knowing that I want to go to university in Thailand?

    The Thai system is a bit different as you have to apply after you've had your exam results - I'm taking A Levels this summer, thus I'd be applying for January start.
    If this was a couple of years ago I wouldn't mind the wait and wouldn't have bothered applying through UCAS. However, I have messed up with my exams in the past (a combination of chronic health issues, anxiety and pure laziness) and I'm now a couple of years behind schedule.

    The only dilemma here really is that I don't want to be stuck without options come November if I don't get into the university I want in Thailand. If I apply now with UCAS and go to university here until I get the admissions result, I'd have to pay £1,250-£2,250 for tuition (for only 6 weeks!) and possibly a full year of rent which isn't really possible with my family's financial background. However, if I go to uni here and then end up not getting accepted in the Thai uni, I'd just carry on with my course here (which I'm perfectly happy to do, but this course in Thailand is more American style which I'd prefer- you take a broad range of subjects while maintaining a major/minor).

    I don't have to worry about a visa or anything like that as I'm half Thai and have tri-citizenship (half British, born in South Africa). I don't have to worry about accommodation either as I've already looked at that and it's roughly £115 per month. During the holidays I'd most likely go and see my family in the North of Thailand so I wouldn't come back to the UK until I've finished my degree and therefore wouldn't have to worry too much about flights. However, due to Manx funding regulations (I live in the Isle of Man), I'd have to pay my tuition fees upfront (per term) which isn't that big of a deal anyway considering it's about £2k per trimester and I'd have at least £3k in savings from a job by that time.

    So what do I do? Apply to both, attend both and suck it up when it comes to fees / apply to both and revoke my application to a UK uni on results day / apply to just Thailand?
    Apply to just thailand that sounds to be what you want most.
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    Apply to just thailand that sounds to be what you want most.
    Thanks Claire, I ended up emailing the uni and they've said they'll take me on even without A Levels and that I can apply for either this April's entry or September's entry. So it looks like I'm definitely going there. 

    Just gotta get enough UCAS points now for funding.
 
 
 
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