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    I want to get to change my university after I Finnish foundation so can I go to imperial university London or UCL after finishing foundation at Durham and keep in mind im planning to be at the top of my class with grades
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    In theory yes, but you would need to check to make sure they will accept the foundation as suitable preparation for their programmes - and then you would need to apply as any other student through UCAS and there is no guarantee you would be accepted.

    However most top tier universities only accept applications from individuals who have withdrawn from their course fully before applying elsewhere - you couldn't apply while you were still on the foundation year, you would have to complete the foundation, withdraw, then apply in the subsequent year. This is due to an unspoken agreement amongst them to not try to poach the others' best students.

    If you're already at Durham I would honestly recommend just staying with that, as it's an excellent university on par with those. You can always do a masters/PhD at IC/UCL afterwards.
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    In theory yes, but you would need to check to make sure they will accept the foundation as suitable preparation for their programmes - and then you would need to apply as any other student through UCAS and there is no guarantee you would be accepted.

    However most top tier universities only accept applications from individuals who have withdrawn from their course fully before applying elsewhere - you couldn't apply while you were still on the foundation year, you would have to complete the foundation, withdraw, then apply in the subsequent year. This is due to an unspoken agreement amongst them to not try to poach the others' best students.

    If you're already at Durham I would honestly recommend just staying with that, as it's an excellent university on par with those. You can always do a masters/PhD at IC/UCL afterwards.
    I know it's a great university but the life in London is so much better that's why I want to switch and after I graduate I want to get a phd in either Cambridge or oxford or maybe Harvard. Thanks for the reply any way
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    (Original post by Ibrahim99)
    I know it's a great university but the life in London is so much better that's why I want to switch and after I graduate I want to get a phd in either Cambridge or oxford or maybe Harvard. Thanks for the reply any way
    That's a really bad reason to jeopardise your current university place for.
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    That's a really bad reason to jeopardise your current university place for.
    I'm going to start this year it will be my first and I won't drop out of the college until I get an offer or something from imperial or UCL so I'm not in any harm and to be host I think they accept a lot of international student because or yearly tuition is 40000 pounds
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    (Original post by Ibrahim99)
    I'm going to start this year it will be my first and I won't drop out of the college until I get an offer or something from imperial or UCL so I'm not in any harm and to be host I think they accept a lot of international student because or yearly tuition is 40000 pounds
    They don't, in general (that is to say, without exceptional extenuating circumstances usually), accept applications from students "currently at other institutions" - this means you would need to complete the foundation year, leave the university entirely, then apply in the year after you undertook your foundation year.
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    They don't, in general (that is to say, without exceptional extenuating circumstances usually), accept applications from students "currently at other institutions" - this means you would need to complete the foundation year, leave the university entirely, then apply in the year after you undertook your foundation year.
    I guess I need to think about it more 🤔 Don't want throw away a full year for gambling ticket
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    (Original post by Ibrahim99)
    I guess I need to think about it more 🤔 Don't want throw away a full year for gambling ticket
    Is there any major reason to not pursue the full course at Durham...?
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Is there any major reason to not pursue the full course at Durham...?
    I want to go to imperial because first it is ranked 2 at top university for computer science and the life in land are so much better you won't get bored
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    (Original post by Ibrahim99)
    I want to go to imperial because first it is ranked 2 at top university for computer science and the life in land are so much better you won't get bored
    Durham is of comparable reputation overall to IC and UCL, and is more than suitable to pursue an undergraduate course in the subject and have excellent employment and postgraduate opportunities afterwards.

    While there are many external attractions in London, the student societies at Durham take a great deal of time arranging more than enough social events to keep you entertained, and you will be very busy with your courseload in any case if your aspirations are IC/Oxbridge/Harvard for a PhD.
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    (Original post by artful_lounger)
    Durham is of comparable reputation overall to IC and UCL, and is more than suitable to pursue an undergraduate course in the subject and have excellent employment and postgraduate opportunities afterwards.

    While there are many external attractions in London, the student societies at Durham take a great deal of time arranging more than enough social events to keep you entertained, and you will be very busy with your courseload in any case if your aspirations are IC/Oxbridge/Harvard for a PhD.
    Well thanks for your reply you actually helped me a lot 😃
 
 
 
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