I haven't heard back from any of my choices yet (EU student)

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    Hey



    I'm an Austrian student currently finishing my qualification at home and I would really like to continue my higher education in the UK.



    I've applied to these universities

    Edinburgh

    St. Andrews

    Glasgow

    Aberdeen

    Dundee



    for the courses "International relations", "Social Anthropology" and a combination.



    But so far I haven't heard back from any of my choices! Judging from what I've read in TSR (so I may be wrong about that, but I don't know anyone who applies for a British university personally), that seems very unusual and almost everyone seems to have at least gotten one offer!



    Is there anyone else in my situation?

    Do I need to worry that there might have been a mistake with my application?

    Is it possible that it takes longer because as an international student, I take different qualifications?

    When can I expect to hear back?



    Sorry, to bother you with my questions, I'm just really nervous right now...



    Hope you have a nice day!
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    (Original post by MarliesMaria)
    Hey



    I'm an Austrian student currently finishing my qualification at home and I would really like to continue my higher education in the UK.



    I've applied to these universities

    Edinburgh

    St. Andrews

    Glasgow

    Aberdeen

    Dundee



    for the courses "International relations", "Social Anthropology" and a combination.



    But so far I haven't heard back from any of my choices! Judging from what I've read in TSR (so I may be wrong about that, but I don't know anyone who applies for a British university personally), that seems very unusual and almost everyone seems to have at least gotten one offer!



    Is there anyone else in my situation?

    Do I need to worry that there might have been a mistake with my application?

    Is it possible that it takes longer because as an international student, I take different qualifications?

    When can I expect to hear back?



    Sorry, to bother you with my questions, I'm just really nervous right now...



    Hope you have a nice day!
    When did you apply.

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    Alternatively, you only applied to Scottish universities.

    It's quite normal for the long responses, as competition for the course is also another factor to futher delay the offer.
    I hope you know applying to St. Andrews for anthropology is the same as applying to LSE for Economics = bloody tough.

    1) Is there anyone else in my situation? - Yes, many.
    2) Do I need to worry that there might have been a mistake with my application? No, scottish universities just take their time.
    3) Is it possible that it takes longer because as an international student, I take different qualifications? Yes, they need decode the quality of your qualifications.
    4) When can I expect to hear back? Late February - March.
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    I only received my first offer today, (I'm also European) so you're definitely not alone.
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    They have until May to respond to applicants. I wouldn't worry.
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    (Original post by Stoke123)
    Alternatively, you only applied to Scottish universities.

    It's quite normal for the long responses, as competition for the course is also another factor to futher delay the offer.
    I hope you know applying to St. Andrews for anthropology is the same as applying to LSE for Economics = bloody tough.

    1) Is there anyone else in my situation? - Yes, many.
    2) Do I need to worry that there might have been a mistake with my application? No, scottish universities just take their time.
    3) Is it possible that it takes longer because as an international student, I take different qualifications? Yes, they need decode the quality of your qualifications.
    4) When can I expect to hear back? Late February - March.
    Thanks for your response, it helps me a lot! I do know that some of my choices are very hard to get into, but I pass the entry requirements and did some extra curricular activities that will hopefully make my application more appealing. Since I do have a secure place at an Austrian university basically all of my choices are "dream schools" so yeah, I would be thrilled if it worked out

    Thanks again, I'm glad to learn that Scottish universities just tend to take longer
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    (Original post by jneill)
    When did you apply.

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    Before the deadline in the beginning of January
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    Be patient, you'll hear back from them soon enough! I got my first offer from Glasgow just today!
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    (Original post by silviamartha)
    Be patient, you'll hear back from them soon enough! I got my first offer from Glasgow just today!
    Congrats! I was especially worried about Glasgow since they appear to be rather fast. But you're right, I guess I have to be patient...
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    (Original post by silviamartha)
    Be patient, you'll hear back from them soon enough! I got my first offer from Glasgow just today!
    What course did you apply for?
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    (Original post by historicallytes)
    What course did you apply for?
    I applied for English literature.
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    (Original post by MarliesMaria)
    Before the deadline in the beginning of January
    The average wait is 7 weeks...

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    (Original post by jneill)
    The average wait is 7 weeks...

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    Good to know See it's rather hard to determine what an average application process looks like if you live in environment completely unfamiliar with the British education system. College admission works very differently in Austria and I had to figure out most things on my own, which is why it appeared likely to me that I may have made a mistake in my application. But I'm glad to hear that the waiting period is not unusually long in my case!
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    (Original post by silviamartha)
    I applied for English literature.
    Congratulations!
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    I just received an offer from Glasgow Guess it really was about being patient after all... Thank you guys again for your answers
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    (Original post by MarliesMaria)
    I just received an offer from Glasgow Guess it really was about being patient after all... Thank you guys again for your answers
    I'm so happy for you!
    By the way, I just realised that my uni choices are exactly the same as yours, except for Edinburgh! Best of luck! x
 
 
 
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