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    Hi everyone!

    Excuse me if a thread like this already exists, but I haven't found one. I figured it could be useful for us who are applying to a UK uni from outside of the UK to have our own discussion, in which we could help each other through the sometimes confusing process of application.

    Starting questions:
    1. Your country - Sweden
    2. Course - Classics
    3. Unis applied to - Oxford, Glasgow (got an offer!), Edinburgh, KCL, Durham.
    4. Any problems that you've had - I often feel like UK students are much more used to things such as academic writing and the like. For example, I have to send in written work to Oxford, and I'm not sure that the essays that I've sent are "academic" enough. Also, I feel like UCAS often presupposes things that are very specific to British conditions - predicted grades, for instance.

    Haven't seen an intl.'s thread yet either!
    Country: I'm from New Zealand and South Africa, but I'll be graduating in South Africa with the IB diploma
    Courses I take: HL History, HL Global Politics, HL Spanish, SL Lang & Lit, SL Sports Science, SL Math - predicted 45
    Unis applied to: Kent: Politics and IR with a Language (offer), Exeter: Flexible Combined Honours (offer), Westminster: IR and Chinese (offer), Nottingham: Politics and IR (offer), LSE: Politics and IR
    Any problems that you've had: I don't know if UK unis understand that for a lot of international students, our acceptance of their offer is entirely dependent on scholarship decisions. I think asking us to "firm choice" their uni before getting back to us on a financial aid decision is completely irresponsible, because if we don't get it and thus cannot go, we're in a seriously problematic situation
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