Hello, I am an international IB student planning to go to the UK to study computer science, but I haven't applied yet. I realize the equal consideration deadline is January. Still, when I was researching, one university asked international students to apply as early as possible compared to home students, who they say can apply by January. I haven't finalized my college list and personal statement. So, I'm wondering whether, at this point, I am already or will be at a disadvantage. Does the equal consideration deadline really not apply to international students?
Is there a possibility of them running out of offers before the deadline? I'm planning to apply by the end of November but my teachers haven't finished their references so it might be delayed even more