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    I'm at a bit of a dilemma. As an overseas student, I absolutely need a scholarship in order to be able to attend either Cambridge or Oxford. Both universities offer the course I want. I feel as though my chances of being admitted to Oxford are higher, however, once admitted, my chances of receiving a scholarship are very low (Reach Oxford Scholarship & St. John's Scholarship). Cambridge, on the other hand, seems harder to get into, however, receiving a scholarship (Trinity Overseas Bursary) seems more likely.
    What should I do??
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    (Original post by Ethereal6067)
    I'm at a bit of a dilemma. As an overseas student, I absolutely need a scholarship in order to be able to attend either Cambridge or Oxford. Both universities offer the course I want. I feel as though my chances of being admitted to Oxford are higher, however, once admitted, my chances of receiving a scholarship are very low (Reach Oxford Scholarship & St. John's Scholarship). Cambridge, on the other hand, seems harder to get into, however, receiving a scholarship (Trinity Overseas Bursary) seems more likely.
    What should I do??
    Which course(s) are you considering?

    On what basis do you think the bursaries are harder/easier to get?

    Have you researched scholarships, etc offered or targeted at your home country?
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Which course(s) are you considering?

    On what basis do you think the bursaries are harder/easier to get?

    Have you researched scholarships, etc offered or targeted at your home country?
    I am considering applying to Mathematics at both universities as they both have a mathematics with physics option.
    I said that the Trinity Overseas Bursary seems easier to get because while 11 of them are rewarded per year, only 2 or 3 Reach Oxford Scholarships are awarded. Furthermore, the ROS is available to any overseas offer-holder to the university, while the Trinity Overseas Bursary is only available to those who hold offers from Trinity.

    I have researched scholarships in my home country but most of the information is outdated. I live in Egypt, and it isn't really heard of for someone to receive a scholarship from a local NGO

    Thoughts?
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    (Original post by Ethereal6067)
    I am considering applying to Mathematics at both universities as they both have a mathematics with physics option.
    I said that the Trinity Overseas Bursary seems easier to get because while 11 of them are rewarded per year, only 2 or 3 Reach Oxford Scholarships are awarded. Furthermore, the ROS is available to any overseas offer-holder to the university, while the Trinity Overseas Bursary is only available to those who hold offers from Trinity.

    I have researched scholarships in my home country but most of the information is outdated. I live in Egypt, and it isn't really heard of for someone to receive a scholarship from a local NGO

    Thoughts?
    Good research . (Sources?)

    Trinity it is then... you also have the NatSci route for Physics if you want to avoid STEP..
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