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Why should you choose the UK?          3
How can we help you?                   4
What do you need to apply?             6
Our advisors                           8
Map of universities                    10

                                                                                        WHY CHOOSE
Types of study                         12
Costs and Scholarships                 14
Accommodation                          16
Student experiences                    18
University of Birmingham
University of Brighton
                                                                                        THE UNITED KINGDOM
University of Chester                  26
University for the Creative Arts       28
                                                                                        Studying abroad may seem like a costly upheaval compared to remaining in the US.
University of Derby                    30                                               There are, however, a host of benefits to studying in a different country. But of all the
Durham University                      32                                               countries of the world, why choose Britain?
University of East Anglia              34
University of Essex                    36                                               Completing a degree abroad may seem like a costly endeavour, but with vast financial,
University of Exeter                   38                                               academic and career benefits, there are loads of reasons studying in Britain is the best
Falmouth University                    40                                               option for you.
University of Hertfordshire            42
University of Huddersfield             44
University of Kent
University of Leeds
                                                                                        NO GRE REQUIRED
University of Leicester                50                                               Admission to UK University graduate courses does not require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). All you need
                                                                                        for your application is your GPA, reference letters, and a personal statement - it’s that simple!
University of Liverpool                52
Loughborough University                54
Newcastle University
Oxford Brookes University
                                                                                        FINISH YOUR DEGREE FASTER
Royal Agricultural University          60                                               Your education does not have to take ages. A three-year bachelor’s and one-year master’s lets you get straight
Royal Holloway, University of London   62                                               to the point, requiring only classes related to your major. Less time means less money, and you still walk away
                                                                                        with a world-class degree from a distinguished university, transferable around the world.
University of Sheffield                64
Solent University                      66
University of Southampton
University of Surrey
                                                                                        UK DEGREES RECOGNIZED IN THE US
West Dean College of                                                                    If you are concerned that a British degree will harm your future education or career prospects, worry no more!
Arts and Conservation                  72                                               All of Across the Pond’s partner universities are recognized by the US Department of Education, so you will
University of Winchester               74                                               have no problem landing a job or continuing your education. In fact, by obtaining some of the best education
University of Worcester                76                                               in the world, your British education provides you with an enviable and opportune stepping stone into a bright
                                                                                        future. Still not sure? We will happily put you in touch with past students who are eager to vouch for this fact.
University of York                     78
BIMM Institute                         80                                               CHEAPER TUITION IN THE UK
Brunel University London               82
City, University of London             84                                               Higher education is expensive, but you will be pleased to hear UK tuition fees are generally less expensive
                                                                                        compared to the US. If you are looking to study a program at a top institution that will not break the bank,
Condé Nast College of
Fashion & Design                       86                                               the UK is for you.
Goldsmiths, University of London       88
University of Greenwich                90
Kingston University London             92                                               UK DEGREES IMPRESS POTENTIAL US EMPLOYERS
London Metropolitan University         94                                               American employers are impressed with applicants who have studied overseas, especially at UK universities.
Middlesex University London            96                                               Why? Because British universities place a high premium on equipping their graduates for the workforce,
Queen Mary University of London        98                                               ensuring you hit the ground running with skills and experience that puts you head and shoulders above the
Regent’s University London             100                                              other candidates in the job market. Not only that, your experiences abroad demonstrate a unique level of
                                                                                        independence, open-mindedness, flexibility and a can-do attitude that is attractive to any employer. This may
University of Roehampton               102
                                                                                        be the ‘wow factor’ necessary to landing your dream job.
SOAS                                   104
University of Dundee                   106
Edinburgh Napier University            108
University of Stirling                 110
University of Strathclyde              112

Aberystwyth University                 114
Bangor University                      116
Cardiff University                     118
University of South Wales              120
Swansea University                     122

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                                                                                                                    Across the Pond provided all the answers I was looking for,
                                                                                                                    and offered advice on information I couldn’t have predicted
                                                                                                                    I would need. I can honestly say that I couldn’t have done it
                                                                                                                    without their support. My advisors were responsive to every
                                                                                                                    concern I had, and made the transition to another country
                                                                                                                    worry free. The best thing about having Across the Pond on
                                                                                                                    your side is that they genuinely care about your experience.


          HOW CAN
          WE HELP YOU?
          Since 2004, Across the Pond has been providing advice and guid-
          ance to US students looking to study at some of the top universities in
          the UK. We represent over 40 universities across England, Scotland,
          Wales, and Northern Ireland, and the students with whom we work
          benefit from a high acceptance rate to these institutions.

          When you work with Across the Pond, we are on hand to help every
          step of the way, even once you are enrolled at your university. We
          are confident that with our high level of personal guidance, you can
          maximize your chances of being accepted to some of the best univer-
          sities in the UK – and the world! Our UK Study Experts’ expertise and
          commitment are the cornerstone of Across the Pond, and it is because
          of these qualities that we continue to help you achieve your study goals

          Our commitment is to provide students with a free, personalized, and
          comprehensive service. Whether you want to apply to an undergrad-
          uate or graduate program at our partner universities, we ensure each
          student is best matched in terms of their academic and personal goals.

          We are able to offer a customized, free service because Across the
          Pond is funded entirely by our partner universities in Britain to represent
          them in the United States.

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       Living in London is truly a once in a lifetime
       experience as well. Public transportation
       is easily accessible all across London,
       which makes it so easy for sightseeing and
       travelling from different parts of London.

                                                                                                 WHAT DO YOU
                                                                                                 NEED TO APPLY?
                                                                                                 Applying to British universities is surprisingly simple with the free guidance
                                                                                                 and expertise from the Across the Pond team.

                                                                                                 Firstly, sign up for an advisor on our website and your personal student
                                                                                                 advisor will get in touch to answer all your questions and start the application
                                                                                                 process, if you’re ready. Whether you have a question about studying in the
                                                                                                 UK, would like more information on specific universities or programs, or you
                                                                                                 are ready to start the application process, we can help!

                                                                                                 What you need to apply:

                                                                                                 REFERENCES AND TRANSCRIPTS
                                                                                                 In order to complete your application, you will need one letter of
                                                                                                 recommendation if you are an undergraduate student and two letters
                                                                                                 of recommendation if you are a graduate student. We can help your
                                                                                                 referee with what to write,if necessary.

                                                                                                 You must also submit an official transcript from your current or most recent
                                                                                                 place of education.

                                                                                                 PERSONAL STATEMENT
                                                                                                 Each university will expect a personal statement of approximately 500
                                                                                                 words to be submitted with your application. Your Across the Pond
                                                                                                 Advisor will provide you with detailed guidelines as to how to create the
                                                                                                 perfect statement and provide you with feedback to ensure it meets the
                                                                                                 criteria a British university expects.

                                                                                                 In summary, we will walk you through every step of the process, of
                                                                                                 not only helping you create the strongest application possible, but also
                                                                                                 arriving successfully in the UK. Contact one of our UK Study Experts and
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Part of the reason why I wanted to
go to school in England were the
possibilities for travel. The diversity of
                                                                 OUR ADVISORS
                                                                 Each of our advisors have studied in Britain, and they know what it takes to get accepted into British universities. With their first-hand
the countries nearby is immense, so                              knowledge and expertise, they will help you successfully navigate the entire application process.

just traveling an hour or two will bring
                                                                                 Ashley Jeanson                                                                 Brittany Zaiser Student Advisor
you somewhere totally new.                                                       Senior Undergraduate Student Advisor                                           Brittany is from Thunder Bay, Ontario. She completed her under-
							Holly                                                                     Ashley has a Journalism degree San Diego State University and                  graduate degree at Lakehead University and received a Bachelor of
                                                                                 attended the University of Roehampton in London for her MA in                  Arts with Honors, specializing in English. She loves reading and has
                                                                                 Education. She began working with Across the Pond as a Recruitment             a passion for Canadian literature. After graduating, she decided to
                                                                                 Assistant in 2014 and advanced to an advisor role in July 2015.                continue feeding her passion for literary studies in the UK.
                                                                                 UK Degree: MA in Education, University of Roehampton                           UK Degree: MA English Literature, Kingston University

                                                                                 Dana Guymon                                                                    Kelsey Grode Senior Student Advisor
                                                                                 Senior Student Advisor and Marketing Coordinator                               After graduating from Western New England University in 2014,
                                                                                 Dana graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in                     Kelsey attended King’s College London for an MA in Early Modern
                                                                                 Strategic Communications and studied abroad in the UK her junior               History with the help of Across the Pond. In 2016 Kelsey began
                                                                                 year. She returned to England to complete her MA at the University of          working for Across the Pond to help students experience a life-
                                                                                 Hertfordshire, and began working for Across the Pond in 2017.                  changing year in the UK.

                                                                                 UK Degree: MA International Tourism & Hospitality Management,                  UK Degree: MA English Literature, King’s College London
                                                                                 University of Hertfordshire

                                                                                 Laura Reid Student Advisor                                                     Lauren Cameron Student Advisor
                                                                                 Laura graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a BS                   Lauren graduated with an Hons. Bachelor of Arts in English with a
                                                                                 in Elementary Education. After studying in the UK and working as               minor in History from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2018. She then
                                                                                 a teacher in the UK and US for eight years, Laura’s passion for                moved to Edinburgh to complete her MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh
                                                                                 education now focuses on American college students who are also                Napier University in 2018, graduating in 2019.
                                                                                 eager to study in the UK!
                                                                                                                                                                UK Degree: MSc Publishing, Edinburgh Napier University
                                                                                 UK Degree: MA Education, University of Roehampton

                                                                                 Hilary Fagan Student Advisor                                                   Mackenzie Glachan
                                                                                 Hilary earned her Honours BA in Archaeology and Medieval Studies               Senior Student Advisor and Marketing Coordinator
                                                                                 at Wilfrid Laurier University and earned her Masters of Medieval               With help from Across the Pond, Mackenzie completed her Master’s
                                                                                 Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. Studying abroad was the            Degree in Nineteenth Century Studies at King’s College London.
                                                                                 opportunity of a lifetime, and she believes all students should have the       She began working for Across the Pond as a Recruitment Assistant in
                                                                                 chance to follow their aspirations.                                            2015 and loves sharing her experience with those who are eager to
                                                                                 UK Degree: MA Medieval Archaeology, University of Sheffield                    do the same.
                                                                                                                                                                UK Degree: MA Nineteenth Century Studies, King’s College London

                                                                                 Merika Yong Ping Student Advisor                                               Marsha Perera Student Advisor
                                                                                 Merika studied for her BA in Political Science at the University of            Marsha earned an Hons BSc in Biodiversity and Conversation at the
                                                                                 British Columbia and earned an MA with distinction in International            University of Western Ontario. During this time, she did a year abroad
                                                                                 Relations at the University of Kent. Merika loved her time studying and        at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. She enjoyed her time
                                                                                 living in the UK so much that she made it her job to help other students       there so much so that she then went on to complete a Master’s Degree
                                                                                 get there!                                                                     at the University of Birmingham.
                                                                                 UK Degree: MA International Relations, University of Kent                      UK Degree: MSc Environment, Development and Politics,
                                                                                                                                                                University of Birmingham.

                                                                                 Paige Calkins Senior Student Advisor                                           Scott Elliott Senior Student Advisor
                                                                                 Paige used Across the Pond’s help to study in Edinburgh. Seeing the            Scott graduated from Carleton University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in
                                                                                 impact studying in Scotland had on her, Paige decided to go back to            Physics and Mathematics. He attended the Queen Mary University of
                                                                                 where it all began and help others experience studying in the UK.              London and graduated in 2015 with an MSc in Astrophysics, using
                                                                                                                                                                his time there to tour England and Scotland. He now helps students
                                                                                 UK Degree: Wildlife Biology and Conservation MSc,                              further their academic careers at UK universities.
                                                                                 Edinburgh Napier University
                                                                                                                                                                UK Degree: MSc Astrophysics, Queen Mary University of London

                                                                                  Vivian Mak Student Advisor
                                                                                 Vivian completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto
                                                                                 in Ethics, Society & Law and Criminology. She then went across
                                                                                 the pond to complete her LLM in Commercial Law at Queen Mary
                                                                                 University of London. She now has a PhD in Law, specializing in
                                                                                 Intellectual Property. Vivian is keen to share her wealth of knowledge
                                                                                 and experience with students who would like to study in the UK.
                                                                                 UK Degree: LLM in Commercial Law,
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Durdle Door, Dorset, England

                                                                              OUR PARTNER UNIVERSITIES

                                                                                                                                                                               Univeresity of Dundee
                                                                                         University of Stirling

                                                                                                                                                                                        Edinburgh Napier University
                                                                              University of Strathclyde                                                   EDINBURGH

                                                                                                                                                                   NEWCASTLE                          Newcastle University
                                                                                                                                                                              DURHAM                    Durham University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       University of York
                                                                                                                                                                                   LEEDS                                     University of Leeds
                                                                                                     Queen’s University Belfast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               University of Huddersfield
                                                                                                                                               BIMM Institute                     MANCHESTER
                                                                                                                                       University of Liverpool          LIVERPOOL                     SHEFFIELD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     University of Sheffield
                                                                                                          Bangor University
                                                                                                                      University of Chester                                                                                                                 University of Derby

                                                                                                                                                                                       DERBY                                                                      University of Leicester
                                                                                                           Loughborough University                                                                                                          NORWICH
                                                                                            University of Birmingham                                                                                                                                           University of East Anglia
                                                                                            BIMM Institute                  Aberystwyth University     ABERYSTWYTH                            BIRMINGHAM
                                                                                                                         University of Worcester
                                                                                                                                                                               WORCESTER                                                                       University of Essex

                                                                                                                                                     SWANSEA                    CIRENCESTER                                                          University of Hertfordshire
                                                                                                          Swansea University                                                                              OXFORD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oxford Brookes University

                                                                                                                              Cardiff University                             BRISTOL                  LONDON                     CANTERBURY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            University of Kent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            University for the Creative Arts
         Attending a UK university allows you to                                                                      University of South Wales
                                                                                                                                                                                      WINCHESTER                                                               BIMM Institute
         complete your bachelor’s degree in a shorter                                                                    BIMM Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BRIGHTON                                 Brunel University London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               City, University of London
         time frame for much cheaper than in the
                                                                                                                    University of Exeter                                                                                                                       Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         BIMM Institute                        Goldsmiths, University of London
         States! All while having a great experience                                                                              FALMOUTH                        Royal Agricultural University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         University of Brighton                University of Greenwich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kingston University London
                                                                                                      Falmouth University                                                        Solent University               Royal Holloway, University of London
         abroad and gaining invaluable qualifications!                                                                                                                University of Southampton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               London Metropolitan University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Middlesex University London
                                                                                                                                                                           University of Winchester                 University of Surrey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Queen Mary University of London
                                                 Holden                                                                                                                                                             West Dean College of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Regent’s University London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Arts and Conservation                      University of Roehampton
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Chester, England

        British universities offer a very wide range of subjects and you have the option to combine
        several subjects within your degree, or concentrate on one major throughout your studies.
        Students who pursue undergraduate programs with universities in the UK focus on their major
        coursework from the start of their degrees. Read more detailed information about undergradu-
        ate degrees in the UK on our website.

        Our Across the Pond Advisors will help assess your academic background, test scores and
        personal interests before recommending the universities and programs that will best serve your
        academic and professional goals. You will receive free guidance and advice from your own
        personal advisor to help you choose the British university and undergraduate degree that is
        right for you. Entry requirements vary from one British partner university to another and from
        one academic department to another, so entry requirements are one area where past Across
        the Pond students have really benefitted from our expert advice.

        Contact one of our UK Study Experts for more information to find the right course for you.

        The Across the Pond UK partner universities have an outstanding range of top graduate degree
        programs, most of which are offered in globally-leading departments. Whether you have al-
        ready completed a study abroad program and wish to pursue British graduate degree or wish
        to study in the UK for the first time, we offer you options specific to your individual objectives
        and background. Read more detailed information about graduate degrees in the UK on our

        A British master’s degree can bring several benefits compared to a corresponding US degree.
        A recent IPSOS MORI survey has actually revealed that most employers in the US consider
        degrees earned in the UK to be the same as or better than those earned in the US.

        Our Across the Pond Advisors will help assess your academic background, GPA, professional
        experience, and personal interests before recommending the universities and the programs
        that will best serve your professional goals. You will receive free guidance and advice from
        your own personal advisor to help you choose the British university and graduate degree that
        is right for you.

        Contact one of our UK Study Experts for more information on the right graduate degree for

                                     CONTACT US TODAY
                                      FOR FREE SUPPORT
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Old Man of Storr, Scotland

           Most students assume it is extremely expensive to study in the UK,
           but this is not the case! More often than not, the cost of study is
           cheaper than in the US. There are many reasons for this, but in
           general, tuition is cheaper and degree programs are shorter, and
           these factors together significantly reduce the cost of education.

           Undergraduate degree programs in England and Wales, and
           Northern Ireland can be completed in just three years (in Scotland,
           it still takes four). This not only means that you save on time and
           money, but you get to start your career or master’s degree sooner!

           Most Master’s programs are just twelve months of study - again,
           cutting your fees significantly from a two- or three-year US degree.

           Tuition fees in the UK are cheaper than most private universities in
           the US and are on par with many public universities.

           The higher tuition costs encompass specific laboratory science pro-
           grams and the MBA; the higher living costs represents the expense
           of living in London.

           To read more about the costs of study in the UK, please visit our

           Scholarship help is more limited in the UK compared to the US
           (largely because it is less expensive to study in the UK), and stu-
           dents need a university offer in order to apply for any scholarships
           the universities have available. This is why we suggest you apply
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Cotswolds, England

                     You have the choice between living in student-organized accommodation or
                     in private housing. With benefits to each, your personal Across the Pond ad-
                     visor will work with you to determine which option is best for you socially and

                     The majority of our partner universities guarantee university-run accommodation
                     for international students during their first year of study, which makes sorting
                     your finances and lodging much easier from home, since you will not have to
                     worry about any extra utility payments, taxes or fees; these are all included in
                     one lump sum paid directly to the university.

                     The cost of living in UK student halls varies and depends on location, the length
                     of your contract, and how new and modern the accommodation is. These
                     varying factors make it difficult to provide an exact overall estimate, but most
                     universities breakdown the cost week-by-week, with prices ranging anywhere
                     from $130-$500 per week. Whatever housing option you choose, you can
                     be confident in the knowledge that you will not be paying for any extras since
                     electricity, water, taxes, and internet costs are all included.

                     If you prefer, you can choose to find private accommodation, but this can be
                     a bit more complicated to arrange long distance, and you will be responsible
                     for not only your rent, but also possibly city taxes and extra bills, like internet
                     fees, depending on where you live and with whom you live. Additionally, many
                     landlords want to meet students in person before leasing their space.

                     Landlords may also require large, upfront deposits, and often you will need a
                     British guarantor and/or a British bank account. This does not mean that living
                     in private accommodation is impossible; it is just a little bit more complicated
                     and time-consuming to arrange. Some of our advisors have lived off-campus
                     during their studies in the UK and are always happy to chat with you if you are
                     considering this option, but ultimately you are responsible for your own living
                     arrangements.                               16                                          PUBLISHED 09/2020   AcrossthePondUK   AcrossthePondUK   17   company/across-the-pond-usa
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An unbelievable experience
  Ever since I could remember I have always wanted to travel to
  England so I thought I would take the opportunity to study here.
  I chose Worcester because I wanted the traditional English vibe
  from the city.

  Being an international student here is an unbelievable
  experience. The university provided an international week
  allowing you to get to know other students, settle in and explore
  the city. I have even joined one of their societies, which is a good
  opportunity to meet lots of new people.

  Living here has also made me very independent, having to buy
  groceries, do my own laundry and work out my financial budget.
  The accommodation is very spacious, modern, safe and gave me
  just a 5 minute walk to class.

  I really enjoy the modules I am studying. Every module is very
  hands on and will help me towards my next step in my career.
  The class sizes are small which means you get to know your
  fellow students but also your tutors know you by names and
                                                                                                                                 Studying in England is
  sincerely care about how you are doing. Studying these modules
  has given me the chance to gain some great connections of                                                                      a fantastic opportunity
  people that work in the industry who are happy for me to contact
  them even when I return home if I have any questions.                                                                          The education here is top notch, and the region has such a rich
                                                                                                                                 history. With the continent just a cheap plane ride away all the
  There are great facilities                                                                                                     dream vacation spots are accessible for so cheap that a weekend
  too, as I was part of the                                                                                                      getaway isn’t out of the budget even for the money conscious
  journalism and creative                                                                                                        students.
  digital media courses I was
  allowed access to their radio                                                                                                  The advisors at Across the Pond were absolutely invaluable! They
  studio, television studio and                                                                                                  patiently took the time to answer all of my specific questions
  Apple Mac suite.                                                                                                               about anything that had to do with applying and moving to the
                                                                                                                                 UK. They guided me through what is a very complicated process
  - Vanessa                                                                                                                      step by step so that I was never overwhelmed by the things I had
                                                                                                                                 to get done to make it happen.

                                                                                                                                 They offer such a broad range of partner universities that I
                                                                                                                                 never once felt as though I had to limit my options as I worked
                                                                                                                                 with them. When I had selected my major the advisors told me
                                                                                                                                 exactly which of their university partners offered it so that I
                                                                                                                                 could focus my research. Then they made the application process
                                                                                                                                 unbelievably easy. I filled out one form and sent all of the
                                                                                                                                 information to my advisor, and they took care of the rest!
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Better than some vacations!                                                                                                                                              A Master’s
   The city and universities are filled with students from every corner of Europe and the globe. You’ll find                                                                in one year
   your weekend dodging raindrops on walking tours and exploring the nightlife, as well as spending                                                                         Deciding to get my Master’s abroad
   quality time with your mates over pints in the coziest of pubs. Despite the rain, I never even bought a                                                                  was definitely the best choice I could
   bus pass because I enjoyed walking into charming areas to explore the city.                                                                                              have made in terms of time and quality
                                                                                                                                                                            of the course, and my university has
   My master’s degree has been better than some vacations. On weekends I have gone to underground
                                                                                                                                                                            provided an excellent atmosphere for
   clubs in London, weekends in Paris filled with museums and crepes, skiing the Swiss Alps on empty off
                                                                                                                                                                            learning as well as gaining practical
   weeks, and blending in with the rich in Monte Carlo and Cannes. Plus with everyone in my program, I
                                                                                                                                                                            experience for my subject of study. The
   now have places to stay all over Europe. The fun has just begun!
                                                                                                                                                                            MA program was much what I expected
   - Dylan                                                                                                                                                                  for a one year course, very intensive
                                                                                                                                                                            at times, but very rewarding when
                                                                                                                                                                            you consider it would have taken two
                                                                                                                                                                            years for the same degree back home.
                                                                                                                                                                            The classes and coursework were very
                                                                                                                                                                            similar to my undergraduate courses,
                                                                                                                                                                            papers, exams, presentations, and quite
                                                                                                                                                                            a bit of group projects, but all of the
                                                                                                                                                                            lecturers and program leaders were
                                                                                                                                                                            incredibly supportive and available for
                                                                                                                                                                            extra help with all assignments, and
   Impossible to not find friends                                                                                                                                           feedback was always constructive and
                                                                                                                                                                            helpful for the next assignments.
   Studying in London has been an amazing time overall. The community at my university is
   tight-knit and there are so many things to get involved in, societies to join, sports to try,                                                                            - Kelly
   there’s constantly something happening. Coming from so far away to a totally new country
   I was afraid I would not make friends, I was worried I would be very lonely, but it almost
   seems impossible to not find friends.

   As someone who had never lived in a big city, let alone another country, a campus
   university was the right choice for me, as I could be in London and still have a community
   outside my door. Having a campus took away from the stress of having to find my classes,
   a social life, and other necessary resources, while 3000 miles away from home.

   The best part of university has been the independence I gained and what came with
   that. Living on my own, buying my own food, and just making my own decisions was an
   essential part of my character growth in the past two years. I am a much more confident
   person in so many ways and much happier and more content with what I am doing in life.
   - Emma
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                                                                                                                                                  Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law;
                                                                                                                                                  Engineering and Physical Sciences; Medical, Life
                                                                                                                                                  and Geosciences; Medicine and Physiotherapy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Number of students: 36,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Number of international students:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10,000 from 150 different countries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuition fees: From £18,120 per year (2021/22)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Accommodation costs:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      n Catered from £130 to £203 per week on campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      n Self-Catered from £89 to £271 per week on campus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The main campus is located in Edgbaston and Selly Oak,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in Birmingham. The Shakespeare Institute is located in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stratford-upon-Avon. Campus in Dubai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Population of Birmingham: 1.26 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nearest Airport:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Birmingham International Airport is just 10 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      away by train, and 8 miles from the city centre

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22 SUBJECTS                                       Founded in 1900, the University of Birmingham
                                                  is a beautiful, redbrick university and founding
                                                                                                                                               courses available, including courses in the areas of; English,
                                                                                                                                               Music and Performing Arts, History, Business, Political Sciences       USA Birmingham Postgraduate Scholarship (£5,000)

                                                                                                                                               Bio-sciences and our world renowned Shakespeare Institute              Plus subject and credit-based scholarships, ask your
                                                  member of the Russell Group with a glorious,
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                                                                                                                                               located in Stafford-upon-Avon.                                         Across the Pond advisor for more information
                                                  276 acre (209 football fields) green campus                                                                                                                         Entry requirements:
IN THE QS WORLD       US NEWS AND WORLD           and a welcoming community.
                                                                                                                                               There are over 250 societies/groups to choose from including;
                                                                                                                                               Baking, Writer’s Bloc, Brumski, North American Cultural, Yoga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ask your Across the Pond advisor or look at our website
UNIVERSITY RANKINGS   REPORT: BEST GLOBAL                                                                                                      etc. If you want to see what groups are available to join, please

TOP 100 (2019)        UNIVERSITIES 2020           At Birmingham you will be part of a diverse community of over
                                                  36,000 students, including more than 10,000 international
                                                                                                                                               visit the Guild of Student’s website.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Birmingham is renowned for producing highly employable and
                                                  students from over 150 countries. You will join a truly vibrant                              If sport is your thing, we have 55 sports clubs and a range of      successful graduates. In 2019–20, the University was the 2nd most

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                                                  and global community, located in an inspirational campus                                     world class facilities including 50m swimming pool, 10m climbing    targeted University by top employers (The Graduate Market in 2020),
                                                  setting, with an exciting and multicultural city on your doorstep.                           wall, 200+ station gym, impressive outdoor and indoor courts        demonstrating their commitment to you and your future. The
                                                  The campus has excellent transport links, including our own                                  plus much more.                                                     University has also invested £5 million in its graduate careers
                      TARGETED UNIVERSITY         train station and an international airport close by.                                                                                                             services and successful alumni are offered mentoring and bursaries

THE WORLD             BY LEADING EMPLOYERS                                                                                                     We offer many different types of accommodation available across     to support work experience and internships in the UK and overseas.

                                                  We welcome 259 American students from 39 US states,                                          our three University-owned villages as well as with our partners.
QS WORLD UNIVERSITY                               benefiting from our, one year foundation course, three year                                  There is accommodation to suit all budgets and lifestyles. We       Committed to providing students with outstanding teaching

                                                  undergraduate degrees, one year Masters, and 3–4 year                                        guarantee accommodation to international students for your first    and facilities, there’s never been a more exciting time to study
                      WWW.HIGHFLIERS.CO.UK        PhD’s across our five academic colleges. We have over 900                                    year of academic study.                                             at the University of Birmingham.

GET IN TOUCH                                      WWW.BIRMINGHAM.AC.UK/USA                   #HELLOBRUM                                            @unibirmingham         /unibirmingham        @unibirmingham       UniversityofBirmingham

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libraries, media centers,               way to meet other new students,
                                                                                                                             computer rooms, campus-wide             get to know the university and         FACTS
                                                                                                                             Wi-Fi and student central, the          join in with social events.            Student population: 21,134
                                                                                                                             university’s online learning                                                   International students: 2,901
                                                                                                                             environment.                            Join our global community              City population:
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brighton: 277,000
                                                                                                                                                                     Nearly 3,000 international and EU
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Eastbourne: 101,547
                                                                                                                             Research                                students study at the university       Location: Brighton is a multi-
                                                                                                                             The University of Brighton is a         each year. The rich mixture            campus university with locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                            in city locations along England’s
                                                                                                                             research-active community               of nationalities and cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                                            beautiful south coast. Wherever
                                                                                                                             making significant contributions        backgrounds this represents            you’re based you’ll be close to the
                                                                                                                             to social, cultural, economic and       makes the University of Brighton       beach and countryside, and within
                                                                                                                                                                                                            easy reach of London and Europe.
                                                                                                                             environmental wellbeing across a        a truly international community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Closest airports:
                                                                                                                             broad range of work. The                We have a substantial cohort of        Gatwick International Airport and
                                                                                                                             Research Excellence Framework           current students and alumni from       Heathrow International Airport
                                                                                                                             2014 (REF) recognized 92 per            the USA and Canada.                    Areas of expertise: Art, Fashion,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Construction, Engineering,
                                                                                                                             cent of our research as being                                                  Hospitality, Event management &
                                                                                                                             world leading or internationally        An experience that                     Tourism, Sport Science and
                                                                                                                             excellent in terms of the impact it     lasts a lifetime
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cost of Tuition per year:
                                                                                                                             makes.                                  During your time here, you             Undergraduate: from £13,572 (2021)
                                                                                                                                                                     can benefit from a wealth of           Graduate: from £13,572 (2021)
                                                                                                                             Student support                         experiences outside of your            Accommodation cost:
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Halls of residence (self-catering),
                                                                                                                             Trained advisors provide                studies. Brighton is home to           from £138 per week
                                                                                                                             personalized advice on a                some fantastic festivals including     International student scholarships:
                                                                                                                                                                                                            We offer a range of other
                                                                                                                             range of practical issues such as       music, arts, digital and science.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            scholarships open to international
                                                                                                                             visas, accommodation, health            The Students’ Union has over           students, for study at both
                                                                                                                             and finance, and give guidance          100 societies ranging from             undergraduate and postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                            level. Ask your Across the Pond
                                                                                                                             on day-to-day living in the UK.         business start-ups to cultural         advisor for details.
                                                                                                                                                                     groups. There are also over 60
                                                                                                                             In addition, all new international      sports societies, free language
                                                                                                                             students are invited to attend an       classes and student community

Welcome to the University of Brighton                                                                                        orientation program to help them
                                                                                                                             adapt to life in the UK. It’s a great
                                                                                                                                                                     activities such as TV and radio
                                                                                                                                                                     stations and a food cooperative.

The University of Brighton is a       an hour to central London and            Over 50 professional bodies                                                                                                     The best thing about
thriving community of more            only 30 minutes away from                accredit our courses.                                                                                                      Brighton is the vibrant,
than 21,000 students located in       Gatwick International Airport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          coastal location and access
beautiful locations along England’s                                            Specialist learning facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                          to London and the rest of
south coast within easy reach of      Career-focused approach                  The university’s professional-
London, Europe and beyond.            Our focus is on developing the           standard learning facilities enable                                                                                        Europe. The best part of
                                      skills you will use after you            our students to build practical                                                                                            the course was fostering
A brilliant place to study and live   graduate. Almost all degree              skills and experience they can use                                                                                         relationships with my lecturers
We take our name from one of          courses offer work-related               throughout their career.                                                                                                   and tutors - I still keep in
the most diverse, energetic, and      learning opportunities, and many                                                                                                                                    touch with some of them!
popular cities in the UK. The         offer salaried placements of up to       Facilities include TV and radio
university is spread across the       a year. You can build additional         stations, a podiatry hospital,                                                                                                Amelia Hagen from Washington USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                            International Event Management MSc
city of Brighton, from the seafront   experience and skills through            flight simulator, human movement
to the South Downs and also has       project work, volunteering, or           labs, a dispensing pharmacy,
campuses along the coast in lively    joining local entrepreneurial            prototyping facilities and many
Eastbourne. Brighton is less than     networks.                                more. You will also have access to

                                      A transformed campus
                                      Our £300m Big Build will see new
                                      teaching spaces, halls of residence, a
                                                                               “     I truly enjoyed being at the
                                                                               University of Brighton and loved both
                                                                               the academic and social aspects. From
                                                                               trips to the beach, the annual Pharmacy
                                      students’ union events space and bar,    Ball, and opportunities for further study
                                      gym and fitness facilities, exhibition   in special interests, Brighton has a lot to
                                      spaces, a greener landscape and          offer for everyone.”
                                      cafes and shops at our Moulsecoomb
                                      campus from September 2021.                                Meera Surti from Canada
                                                                                           Pharmacetuical Studies Mpharm

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                                                                                                   200+ quality courses

                                  Location                                                    Guaranteed accommodation for
                                                                                                  international students
                                  With 15,000 students from 130
                                  countries worldwide, The
                                  University of Chester provides
                                  a vibrant, diverse and safe
                                                                                                    Top ten city in the UK
                                  home for those travelling from                                      (The Telegraph 2018)
                                  overseas to study.
                                  Loved by International Students
                                  In 2020, the University was voted second-best
                                  in the UK for international students at the                  Second most student-friendly
                                  WhatUni? Student Choice Awards. This national                       city in the UK
                                  recognition, based on the reviews of our                               (The Sun 2019)
                                  students, is testament to our commitment to
                                  providing students with an outstanding
                                  learning and social experience.
                                                                                         Total Students: 15,000
                                  Quality Teaching
                                  Courses have an emphasis on practical learning         International Students: 1,200
                                  to enhance prospects via industry placements           2021 Bachelor’s Tuition Fees: £12,750
                                  or overseas opportunities, ranging from five
                                  weeks to one year.                                     2021 Master’s Tuition Fees: £12,950
                                                                                         Accommodation: £80 to £155 per week
                                  City Life
                                  Chester is a modern and compact city that is           Location: North West England
                                  also rich in history and culture. Our students         City Population: 120,000
                                  love living here because of the welcoming,
                                  close-knit nature of the city and its people.          Nearest Airport: Liverpool/Manchester,
                                  Chester is also just 45-minutes from Manchester        45-minutes
                                  and Liverpool and bordered by the beautiful
                                                                                         Scholarships: International and Merit based
                                  landscape of North Wales.
                                                                                         at Bachelor’s and Master’s level
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                                                                                           Study at a university that’s entirely devoted to       UCA was named the highest placed specialist creative
                                                                                                              the creative arts, business and technology.            university in all three UK league tables and our
                                                                                                              Be part of a creative community that cares about       Business School for the Creative Arts is ranked no.7
                                                                                                              your studies, your wellbeing and your success.         in the whole of the UK for Business, Management
                                                                                                              Fulfil your creative potential.                        & Marketing (Guardian League table 2021). We’ve
                                                                                                                                                                     also been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence
                                                                                                              UCA has been providing creative education for          Framework (TEF).
                                                                                                              160 years and we’re the 2nd largest provider of
                                                                                                              creative education in Europe. Based in scenic          While studying with us, you’ll have access to our
                                                                                                              Surrey and Kent, we provide pre-degree,                knowledgeable technicians and all the technology you
                                                                                                              undergraduate and postgraduate education               need to complete your work. You’ll find workshops
                                                                                                              to the next generation of creatives. All our           and resources dedicated to your course, but you’ll also
                                                                                                              campuses are within an hour from central               be able to explore and experiment beyond these, with
                                                                                                              London and student accommodation is available          access to the full range of equipment and facilities
                                                                                                              on all of our campuses.                                across your campus.

                                                                                                              International support
                                                                                                              On every campus, we have an International Support Assistant who can help you
                                                                                                              find your way around UCA and settle into academic and social life in the UK. All our
                                                                                                              International Support Assistants are recent UCA graduates, so they understand exactly
                                                                                                              how to help you and give you advice. They offer 1:1 tutorials and work with small groups
FACTS                                                                                                         from specific courses who need help.

 Number of students at the university: 6,490
                                                                                                              Future Career
 Number of international students: 1,663
                                                                                                              The creative industries are one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy, with
 Tuition fees for the upcoming cycle: From £16,950 (2021/22)                                                  a wealth of opportunities not only for careers in exciting industries but for personal
 Accommodation cost: from £112 per week                                                                       progression and entrepreneurship.
                                                                                                              Here at UCA, we will provide you with all the hands-on knowledge and support to help
 Location of university: 4 campuses across Surrey & Kent- Canterbury (population                              you get the qualifications you need, together with work placement opportunities and
 172,752), Epsom (pop. 35,489), Farnham (pop. 39,488), Rochester (pop.65,000)                                 live project briefs to help you build a network of vital industry contacts though our own
                                                                                                              industry links.
 Nearest Airport: All campuses are within an hour of Heathrow or Gatwick
                                                                                                              You’ll work with big brands, enjoy guest lectures from experts in their field, take part in
 Scholarships: UCA offers a number of generous scholarships for international students                        national competitions and exhibitions and collaborate with students from other courses on
                                                                                                              exciting projects.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Crystal Lyons, UCA
                                                                                                              What can you study?
 @unicreativearts                     search UCA on Messenger                   @unicreativearts
                                                                                                              With over 140 art and design degree programmes, we’re sure you’ll find what you were           @unicreativearts                   looking for and maybe discover something you never knew existed!
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The University of Derby is an ambitious, innovative and modern university
                   offering a real world learning experience. We were awarded ‘Gold’ in the
                   UK’s first-ever Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework
                   2017, placing us in the top 20% in the country. We are proud to be the
                   UK’s best modern university for multi-cultural learning and Top 10 in
                   the world for international student learning experience, according to the
                   International Student Barometer 2018.

                   Located in the heart of England, we build on our region’s heritage of
                   innovation to provide industry-relevant, expert teaching, from foundation and

WELCOME TO         undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research. We
                   deliver a range of programs across a wide range of subjects including: Arts,
                   Humanities & Education, Business, Law and Social Sciences, Engineering &

                   Technology, Health & Social Care, Life & Natural Sciences and Hospitality &

                   We’ve invested £200 million in some of the best university facilities in the UK
                   and with our reputation for industry-relevant degree programs we offer our
                   students unparalleled opportunities to gain professional work experience
                   alongside their studies.

                   Derby is a leading hi-tech and cosmopolitan city, home to global names such
                   as Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier. With courses built with employability
                   in mind it’s no surprise that 96% of our graduates are employed or studying 6
                   months after graduation (HESA 2018).

                   Derby is a safe, welcoming and compact city located in the heart of the UK,
                   just 90 minutes from London with good transport links to other larger cities and
                   close to East Midlands airport.

                   We have a Student Centre with a dedicated visa advisor, i-admissions team
                   and welfare officer to support students throughout their experience of studying

                   There is a range of scholarships and discounts available to international
                   students - ask your Across the Pond advisor for details.

                      Top 4 in the Guardian University Guide 2021 for
                      Criminology                                                          FACTS:
                                                                                           Number of students: 34,000
                                                                                           International students: 1,700
                      Top 11 in the Guardian University Guide 2021 for                     Tuition fees: from £14,045 per year (21/22)
                      Film and Photography                                                 Accommodation cost: £110-£145 per week
                                                                                           Location: Derby, in the middle of England,
                                                                                           90 mins by train to London and Buxton,
                      Top 16 in the Guardian University Guide 2021 for                     1 hour by train from Manchester
                      Business and Management                                              Number of inhabitants: 250,000
                                                                                           Nearest Airport: East Midlands
                                                                                           Scholarships: Please ask your Across
                                                                                           the Pond advisor for details
                      Top 17 in the Guardian University Guide 2021 for
                      Nursing and Midwifery

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World-class students
                              World-class facilities
Extraordinary Opportunities
Extraordinary Learning        Durham is a globally outstanding centre of teaching
                              and research excellence, a collegiate community of
                              extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - a
                              university like no other.

                              Founded in 1832, Durham is the third oldest university
                              in England and has a long-established commitment to
                              research. Delivering a cutting-edge research-led
                              education is at the heart of what we do, which means
                              that our academic staff are more than just lecturers             Being part of a college means that you get all the
                              reading from books - you’ll be working with world-               benefits of a large international university whilst living
                              leading academics at the forefront of their fields.              in a smaller scholarly community. Colleges offer a high
                                                                                               level of personal support as well as a wide range of
                              Student Experience                                               extracurricular opportunities and social facilities.
                              Durham University is not just a great place to study - it
                              is a great place to be a student. While we expect                Location
                              academic excellence, we recognise that academic                  Durham is a friendly and welcoming city, with the
                              success is only half the story. To help you really make          famous Cathedral and Castle at its very heart. No
                              the most of your experience with us and develop a                matter where you are in the City, you'll never be far
                              broad range of skills to equip you for your future, we           from one of our colleges, academic departments or
                              provide a variety of extra-curricular activities for you to      facilities.
                              build your own unique student experience based on
                              your interests and abilities.                                    Entry Requirements
                                                                                               For details regarding the entry requirements for
                              We have:                                                         Durham University, please ask your Across the Pond
                                  Over 200 different clubs and societies to join               advisor.
                                  700 sports teams across 18 different sports
                                  More than 90 student theatre productions                     Departments
                                  annually                                                         Anthropology
                                  Students raising money for 120 different charities               Applied Social Sciences
                                  Over 80 projects where students can volunteer.                   Archaeology
                              A Collegiate Community                                               Business School
                              Durham is a collegiate university, made up of 17 college             Chemistry
                              communities which provide residential, social and                    Classics and Ancient History
                              welfare facilities for their student members. First year             Combined Honours
                              international students are guaranteed a place in college             Computer Science
                              accommodation and students say that our colleges are                 Earth Sciences
                              one of the best aspects of student life at Durham                    Education
                              University and the main reason why your experience                   Engineering
                              here will be different to anywhere else.                             English Studies
                                                                                                   Liberal Arts
                                  Facts                                                            Mathematical Sciences
                                  Number of students: 19,367                                       Modern Languages and Cultures
                                  Number of international students: 5,323                          Music
                                  Tuition fees: (2021/22)                                          Natural Sciences
                                  Undergraduate, from £21,730                                      Philosophy
                                  Graduate, from £20,750                                           Physics
                                  Accommodation cost: from £257 per week                           PPE
                                  Location: Durham                                                 Politics and International Relations
                                  Number of inhabitants: Durham City 48,069                        Psychology
                                  Closest airport: Newcastle International                         Sociology
                                                                                                   Sport and Exercise Sciences
                                                                                                   Theology and Religion

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                   THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST
                                                                                                                              £2m 97 %
                                                                                                                                  worth of scholarships
                                                                                                                                   awarded annually
                                                                                                                                                                                        on time completion rate
                                                                                                                                                                                       UEA’S Business Intelligence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              320 acres of beautiful nature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      around campus
                                                                                                                                                                                             Unit (BIU) 2016

                             ANGLIA IN NORWICH!
                                                                                                                              The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus   you need for living and studying is no more
                                                                                                                              university just two miles from the mediaeval      than a few minutes away. Our library is open
                                                                                                                              city center of Norwich. The University is         24/7, providing study, computer, social, and         “UEA’s faculty is incredible and
                  The University of East Anglia (UEA) is ranked                                                               recognized for its academic and research
                                                                                                                              achievements and attracts students from
                                                                                                                                                                                quiet areas. Students can do their shopping,
                                                                                                                                                                                banking, laundering, mailing, and shipping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      very student-centric, which was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      important to me as someone very
                  within the top 200 universities in the world.
                                                                                                                              over 120 countries. Students enjoy a safe and     on campus. There are multiple places to eat,
                                                                                                                              pleasant environment that meets all of their      drink, and socialize with a lively, multi-cultural    invested in my own research.
                                                                                                                              academic, social, and recreational needs. UEA     community.                                            Studying in the UK has a very
                                                                                                                              was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence                                                             different feel than academic
                                                                                                                              Framework 2017. UEA’s research is globally        Campus features live music events, club
                                                                                                                              recognized and the university ranks 44th in       nights, film screenings, and an array of student      institutions in the United States
                                                                                                                              the world for citations according to the Times    societies to join. UEA is home to the biggest         do, and I have loved every minute
                                                                                                                              Higher Education World University Rankings        indoor sports center in Britain, the Sainsbury        of it.”
                                                                                                                              2020 for research citations.                      Centre for Visual Arts (featured as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                REBECCA FARNUM
                                                                                                                                                                                Avengers HQ in some Marvel movies), and its                                MSC IN WATER SECURITY
                                                                                                                              UEA offers a range of undergraduate and           own medical center and on-campus dentist.                        AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                                              postgraduate programs under four faculties:
                                                                                                                              Arts and Humanities, Health, Science, and         Students also have access to support services,
                                                                                                                              Social Sciences. Our subjects frequently place    a multifaith center, and careers services. UEA is

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                                                                                                                              in the top 20. Flagship programs include the      investing £300 million in facilities for staff and     Number of students: 17,429

                                                                                                                              UK’s first School of Environmental Sciences       students. In the summer of 2019, UEA opened
                                                           £                        m                                                                                                                                                  Tuition fees: from £16,200 (2021)

                                                                                                                              and Creative Writing course. The professional     a state-of-the-art teaching and learning
                                                                                                                              education offered by our Schools of Business,     building for Science and Engineering. The Sky
                                                                                                                              Social Work, Medicine, Education, and Law         House will open in 2022 as the home of Arts            Accommodation: from £3,132.60
                                                                                                                              are highly regarded. History, Film, Television    and Humanities and some Social Sciences                per year
                                                                                                                              and Media studies, Development Studies, and       schools.
                                                                                                                              Philosophy are additional examples of our                                                                Location: Norwich, England -
                                            NORWICH                SPORTSPARK                                                 academic fortitude.                               UEA accepts U.S. Federal Loans through the             2 hours from London
  fully furnished rooms
                                                            Including an Olympic-sized                                                                                          FAFSA and offers competitive international
        on campus              HOURS FROM LONDON
                                                                  swimming pool,
                                                                                                     World Top 100 for
                                                                                                                              UEA’s campus was designed so that everything      scholarships.                                          Closest airports: Norwich and
                                                                                                     research citations
                                                                indoor climbing wall
                                                                                               Times Higher Education World
                                      LONDON                                                      University Rankings 2018

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                                                       The Complete University Guide 2020,
                                                      The Times/Sunday Times Good University
                                                                   Guide 2020
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“I was really excited to come and study in the UK, as I wanted to build my

                                                                                                                                                        BA Philosophy and Politics, Illinois, USA
                  academic understanding and a working knowledge of European culture first
                 hand. The University of Essex was my first choice because it is well known for
                  its work in both politics and philosophy. I settled in quickly, especially as my
                   school held a welcome reception for all new students (complete with drinks
                 and a game of pool with our tutors in Top Bar!) and provided us with mentors.

                                                                                                                                             Rebecca Hamilton
                       Throughout my time at the University, my academic circle has been
                 outstanding and provided me with guidance, assistance and a path to shaping
                 my academic life here at Essex and beyond. I especially enjoy my philosophy
                   modules and the different ways in which I am taught; lectures provide the
                intellectual framework I need to explore issues and my classes are run in a way
                         that allow all to engage, discuss and explore content material.”

           n   With students from over 140 nationalities Essex is the world in one place. Nearly       Study options
               40% of our students are from outside of the UK.                                         n   Accounting, Finance and Banking
           n   Our campuses in Colchester and Southend are located within an hour from London          n   Acting and Theatre

               and offer great facilities and a lower cost of living compared to the capital           n   American (U.S.) Studies
           n   Our degree structures are flexible and you have the opportunity to add a paid work      n   Art History
               placement year or a year of study abroad to most of our Bachelor’s programs             n   Biochemistry; Biomedical Science; Genetics
                                                                                                       n   Biological Sciences; Marine Biology
                                                                                                       n   Business, Management and Marketing
           Facilities                                                                                  n   Computational Finance
           The university spans three campuses, all located within one hour of central London.         n   Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
           The main campus in Colchester is a university town surrounded by beautiful ancient          n   Creative Writing; Literature
           parkland. All on one site, situated on the edge of Britain’s oldest recorded town,          n   Criminology and Sociology
           students have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities, library, accommodation,       n   Drama; Film
           shops, bars, cafés, nightclubs, restaurants, extensive sports facilities, banks, an art     n   Economics
           gallery and a theatre.                                                                      n   English Language and Linguistics
                                                                                                       n   European Studies
           We’re one of the most internationally diverse campus universities in the UK, so you’ll      n   History
           have a great environment for living and learning.                                           n   Hospitality and Events Management
                                                                                                       n   Human Rights
           Our Southend Campus houses our Entrepreneurship and Innovation courses and part             n   International Development
           of the East 15 Acting School. Its location in Southend-on-Sea boasts seven miles of         n   Latin American Studies
           spectacular coastline. Here you can sail, kitesurf or cycle along the coast.                n   Law
                                                                                                       n   Liberal Arts
           With a wide range of live music venues, entertainment, theatres and contemporary            n   Modern Languages
           art spaces Southend has plenty to offer.                                                    n   Nursing
                                                                                                       n   Occupational Therapy
           The Loughton Campus of East 15 Acting School combines both the buzz and diversity           n   Philosophy
           of London while also offering an attractive green and peaceful setting in which to study.   n   Physiotherapy
           The campus is located close to a London underground station, offering you access            n   Politics and International Relations
           to the vibrant arts scene at your doorstep.                                                 n   Psychology
                                                                                                       n   Public Policy
                                                                                                       n   Social Work
                                                                                                       n   Sport and Exercise Science; Coaching
                                                                                                       n   Sports Therapy

                                            Population                                                                       International students

                                            180,000                                                                          40%
        Number of students                                                  Location

        15,000                                                              Colchester, Essex
                                                     Accommodation costs (2020)
        Tuition fees (2021)
                                                     from £102,13/week                                     Closest airport

        from £16,850                                                                                       London Stansted
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                                                                            Streatham Campus
                                                                            St Luke’s Campus

                                                         Cornwall Campus

The University of Exeter is one of the                                SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                      Exeter offers a full range of scholarships and
United Kingdom’s leading universities,                                bursaries, including Global Excellence Scholarships                                                                                                        STREATHAM CAMPUS
combining a world-class academic                                      for international students. Ask your Across the Pond                                                                                                                           GEOLOGY LABS, PENRYN CAMPUS
                                                                      advisor for details.
environment with an outstanding student                                                                                                                                                           THE FORUM, STREATHAM CAMPUS
experience. A member of the Russell                                   STUDENT LIFE
Group, with campuses situated in Devon                                We have around 25,000 students,
and Cornwall, University of Exeter                                    including 5,000 international students
                                                                      from 140 different countries.
students benefit from the South West
                                                                      We’re fortunate to be based in one of the most beautiful
of England’s unrivalled mix of city life,                             parts of the country, the perfect place to live, study,
countryside and coastline.                                            and research. Exeter is located 2.5 hours by train from
                                                                      London, with a population of 130,000 people.                                                     SWANPOOL BEACH, FALMOUTH
                                                                      Students’ Guild with over 250 societies including arts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ST LUKE’S CAMPUS
                                                                      drama or dance, to recreational clubs including surfing,
                                                                      sailing, acapella choirs and Jane Austen.
               2017                                                   We have over 50 sporting societies, and are a former
       INTERNATIONAL                                                  Times and the Sunday Times Sports University of the
                                                                      Year. You can find out more about sport here:                                                                                                             SUBJECTS INCLUDE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                Accounting • Archaeology • Business Management •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Biosciences • Economics • Finance • Engineering •
                                                                      Over 900 employer events on campus each year and                                                                                                          English • Drama • Geography/Environmental Science •
                                                                      an international employer network of 300+.                                                                                                                Film Studies • Geology • History • Classics • Law •
                                                                      Accommodation on campus from £120 per week –                                                                                                              Liberal Arts • Medicine/Medical Sciences • Modern
                                                                      guaranteed accommodation on campus for first year                                                                                                         Languages • Natural Sciences • Nursing • Physics •
 The University of Exeter has been in the Top 15                   international students who apply by the application                                                                                                       Mathematics • Data Science • Politics/International
    Universities in all major UK university league tables             deadline. For virtual tours of our accommodation                                                                                                          Relations • Psychology • Renewable Energy • Sociology
    since 2011, and 23 of our subjects are ranked in the              and prices visit                                                                                                           and Criminology • Philosophy • Sport and Health
    UK top 10 (Times Good University Guide 2020)                                                                                                                                                                                Sciences
 A member of the prestigious Russell Group of                       TUITION FEES                                                                                                                                              And a unique Flexible Combined Honours program
   research intensive UK universities                                                                                                                                                                                           providing undergraduates with the opportunity to study
                                                                      International tuition fees (2021/22) from                                                                                                                 a wide range of subject combinations.
 T
   eaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold
  rating based on high levels of student satisfaction,
                                                                      £19,500 GBP per year dependent on subject
  and fantastic on time completion rate (96%) and                     choice.                                                                                                                                                   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  employability (95% six months after graduation)                                                                                                                                                                               For details about entry requirements, please ask
                                                                      For more information, ask your Across the Pond advisor.                                                                                                   your Across the Pond advisor
 Famous alumni: J K Rowling (Harry Potter), Thom
   Yorke (Radiohead) and actress Vanessa Kirby (The
 World class research: visit                                                                         PRINCESSHAY SHOPPING CENTRE, EXETER

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