Application Review and Financial Aid at Harvard, Pomona, Stanford, and Wellesley

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Join representatives from Harvard, Pomona, Stanford, and Wellesley to hear how we evaluate applications. What role do the various pieces of the application play? What do we mean when we talk about considering the match between the ”whole person” and our institution? We will also share information about financial aid and provide some general tips for your college search.

Please share this invitation with any students and colleagues who may be interested:

*To maximize our time together, please submit your questions when you RSVP to the event.

We welcome interested high school students, parents, high school counselors, and friends. Please register as early as possible. Registration closes 1 hour prior to each event. Note that both webinars will cover the same content. If you are unable to join us, we encourage you to visit our admission websites to learn more about our institutions. These events will be conducted live, and no recording will be available afterward.
We look forward to seeing you!


Applying to Cambridge

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University of Cambridge – Update

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Below is a step-by-step guide to help your students through the admissions process. Please bear in mind that we have an earlier UCAS application deadline of 15 October 2021 (Or 20 September 2021 for students in time zones of GMT+7 who would like to be considered for overseas interview slots with the international interviews team).

1.  Choose a course

2.  Decide whether to apply directly to a College, or to make an open application

3.  Check admission assessment arrangements – You can find further information on assessments in the information below or on our webpage admission assessments.

4.  Complete the UCAS application form – This includes the personal statement, which gives applicants the opportunity to tell us about their academic interests and motivations for applying for their chosen course. Make sure they include any super-curricular activities!

5.  Complete the Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) – For applicants who would like to be considered for international interview slots, the SAQ deadline is 27 September 2021. In all other cases, the deadline is 22 October 2021.

6. If your student is required to submit a transcript – This depends on the course and College applied to but must be submitted by 18.00 (UK time)  22 October 2021. If you are applying for a slot with the international interviews team in October (see above), you will need to submit your transcript by 20 September.

7.  If required, take a pre-interview assessment – A list of courses requiring a pre-interview assessment can be found here. Further information on pre-interview assessments can be found in the article below. (Please note that some courses require an at-interview assessment instead. A list of these courses can be found here. Applicants do not need to be registered in advance for at-interview assessments.)

8.  If invited, attend interview – More information can be found online and in the Overseas Interviews section below.

9. Application decisions will be sent out in mid-January 2022

International Applicants: How to Apply for Undergraduate Study

We also have a useful video summarising the application process which you may wish to share with your students.

Watch the video >

Pre-interview Assessments

Most applicants to Cambridge are required to take a written assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. Our pre-interview assessments are administered by Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing (CAAT). A list of courses that require a pre-interview assessment, together with specimen and past papers, can be found on our Pre-interview assessments webpage.

Some applicants will be able to take their pre-interview assessment in school, provided that their school is registered as a test centre with CAAT. To become a test centre, schools must complete a Centre Approval Request Form, which you can access via this webpage. If applicants are unable to take their pre-interview assessment in school, they will need to find an open test centre.

All applicants for courses requiring a pre-interview assessment must be registered with their test centre by 15 October 2021. Please be aware that open test centres may be very popular and/or impose an earlier deadline. Applicants who require specific access arrangements must be registered with their test centre by 30 September 2021. Further information can be found  here.


For 2022 entry, the pre-interview written assessments are scheduled to take place on the following dates in the UK:

Wednesday, 3 November 2021 – BMAT, ECAA, ENGAA, NSAA

Thursday, 4 November 2021 – TSA, TMUA, ELAT

Applicants taking the pre-interview written assessments overseas must check the website as the scheduled start times for international centres may vary.

Please note that for some international interview schemes, these assessments may take place after your remote interview. In this situation, your written assessment will still be considered by your Cambridge College along with your international interview report.

Overseas Interviews

This year, all of our interviews will take place virtually. Your students may be interviewed by the admissions team in the College they applied to, or by international interviews team for certain subjects, if they apply for this option. Regardless of who interviews your students, the aims and format of the interview will be the same.

The international interviews team generally conduct interviews earlier (during October and November) which allows for additional capacity to invite candidates for interview in over-subscribed subjects. By applying to be interviewed by the international interviews team, this means your students are willing to be interviewed either by that team or by the College. There is an earlier application deadline of 20 September for the October interview slots and these are reserved for candidates in time zones of GMT+8 or more. Candidates in China and Hong Kong should apply by 15 October for the November interview slots.

Visit our website for the most up to date information about virtual interviews in 2021.

EducationUSA Newsletter Sep 2021

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Public Seminar: EducationUSA 101

We will be hosting our first public seminar of the year on Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00pm. This session will provide an overview of the U.S. university system, degree options, and information on the admissions process to help you make your choices.

Topics include:

• Choosing the best college or university for you
• Acing the SAT and ACT
• Finding scholarships and other financial aid tips

Date: Wednesday, Oct 6
Time: 7 – 8:30pm
Venue: The Desk, 20/F, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay

EducationUSA Cantonese Seminar Online

Our advisor did a seminar for Ming Pao Fair this summer, covering general topics of school selection, application and economic ways to study in the States.
Meet Us Face to Face

We are excited to announce that we opened up our face-to-face appointments. Sign up for your time slot here. You can catch us every other Thursday at Central Citibank Tower (Executive Center, Central, Hong Kong). We hope to see all high school students and their parents who are thinking about studying in the U.S.
Students, Parents, and Counselors,

As we step into a new school year, we are happy to announce our long-awaited public event: EducationUSA 101. Register for your spot soon! For Cantonese, you can watch our presentation at the Ming Pao Fair.

We are excited that we will be starting our face-to-face consultations again after 1.5 years! We’ve missed you, so sign up for a time slot to see us in person at Central Citibank Tower.

Read on for more details.

We wish you all the best for the coming school year!

EducationUSA Hong Kong and Macau

EducationUSA Global Website
EducationUSA Hong Kong Website

University of Edinburgh Vet School: September news

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Veterinary Medicine Virtual Information Event

Whether you are preparing your application this year or are thinking of applying in the future, book a place at our next online event to get the answers to all your questions on Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. 

The event will be taking place on Wednesday, 15th September 2021 10.30-11.30am UK time. 

Book now

Speak to Admissions staff

We would like to wish everyone who is applying this year, all the very best of luck!

Our Admissions Team is always on hand to guide you along the way. If you would like to discuss any individual concerns, why not book an appointment to speak to them? Appointments are available every Tuesday and Thursday.

Book now

Deadline reminders

  • 15 September – if you apply through VMCAS (only available to North American university students). 
  • 15 October – if you apply through UCAS (available to everyone). Submit your Work Experience Summary Form by 22 October to complete your application.

Familiarise yourself with the application process and make sure you don’t miss the deadline. Ensure you provide an academic reference from your most recent place of study in your application. 

Application process
Download the Admissions Guide

Virtual Visit

This is your one stop-shop for information on the University of Edinburgh, from student life, to campus facilities and course content.

Explore where your veterinary studies might lead you with our Virtual Visit!

The Veterinary Campus is located 7 miles south of the city centre with easy access to town thanks to direct transport links. Have a look around and start imagining yourself here! 

Studying in Ireland – We Answer Your Questions!

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Studying in Ireland:
We Answer Your Questions!

The IUMC has extensive experience helping international students to realise their dream of attaining a world-class medical education at some of Europe’s leading universities. Any query you may be facing about making this life-changing decision, we’ve likely faced it before! We hope that the following FAQ piece can help to clear up some questions you may have about making the choice to study at an Irish Medical School.

Do I need to sit the HPAT Exam?
Undergraduate students applying for non-EU Medicine places do not need to sit the HPAT exam. Students who apply for 4 year Graduate Entry Medicine need to sit the GAMSAT or MCAT.
When is the deadline to apply?
The deadline is January 15th for the first round of interviews in February. Late applications will be accepted on a case by case basis.

What are the minimum entry requirements?
Please see our “Entry Requirements” page on our website 

Is there a discount through the IUMC system?

Yes, the IUMC have a special tuition fee discount for our students

What degrees are awarded by Irish medical schools?

Medicine: M.B. B.Ch. B.A.O Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor in the Art of Obstetrics

Dentistry: BDS (University College Cork) and B. DENT. SC (Trinity College Dublin)

Is this degree recognised internationally?

Irish Degrees are held in high regard internationally and IUMC students have gone on to become leaders in Medicine and Dentistry worldwide.

What are the tuition fees?

Medicine: 2021 tuition fees range from 39,000 – 53,040 EUR
Dentistry: 2021 tuition Fees are 39,000 EUR

Is student accommodation available?

Yes, the IUMC assists our students with securing suitable accommodation.

What are the living costs in Ireland?

Living costs depend on where you are studying in Ireland, the type of accommodation you book, and the student’s personal lifestyle.  On average, we estimate that a student will spend between €10,000 and €13,000 per academic year.

How much is the application fee?

The application fee is 50 EURO. 

How to apply?

You can click ENQUIRE NOW on the IUMC website. Complete all the information and our team will get in touch with an application form and other important information. Candidates can then complete the application form and submit documents to our IUMC office.

Can I apply to more than one university?

Yes, you can apply to all 4 universities with the IUMC.

For more information about the IUMC, check out our explainer video below!

The IUMC consists of 4 of Ireland’s most prestigious universities!

The Irish Universities & Medical Schools Consortium consists of four of Ireland’s leading schools of medicine and dentistry. We provide a full application service enabling you to apply for four leading Irish universities with one simple application form. Get in touch for more information about how you can make your dreams of an international education a reality!

Why do international students continue to choose Ireland?

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IUMC Study Medicine and Dentistry in Ireland 2021

Why do international students continue to choose Ireland?

There are many reasons why students from all over the world come to study in Ireland. Ireland has always had a reputation for producing excellent clinicians, with Irish-trained doctors and dentists holding leading positions in the world’s top medical institutes. Away from the classroom, it’s also a great place for students! Almost 40% of the population of Ireland is under the age of 40, and Dublin, Cork and Galway are all vibrant cosmopolitan cities with great restaurants, cafes and nightlife.

But don’t take our word for it! Our student’s are the greatest champions for spreading the message of why choosing to study in Ireland was such a great decision, so we’ll let them take over from here!

Charles, Trinity College Dublin

Charles from Vietnam outlines the benefits of choosing Ireland for his dentistry studies.
Trinity College Dublin is one of Europe’s oldest universities. The School, through its educational programmes, strives to be innovative, research-driven and interdisciplinary and today, it is an international leader in biomedical research and education.

William, NUI Galway

William from Singapore is one of many international students attaining a world-class education at National University of Ireland, Galway School of Medicine
National University of Ireland, Galway was established in 1845 and is one of Ireland’s foremost centres of academic excellence. With over 17,000 students in total attending NUI Galway, and a very international student population, NUI Galway has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and research in Medicine. 

Maria, University College Cork

Maria from Egypt explains why she is so happy that she chose to study at University College Cork.
Founded in 1845, University College Cork (UCC) has a long history in medical education and combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship. Today, almost 3000 international students from over 100 countries attend the University.

Suraya, University College Dublin

Suraya from Malaysia shares her experiences of studying at University College Dublin.
From your first day in the dissection lab to the start of your clinical training, student life at UCD Medicine is a stimulating, diverse and vibrant experience. When you choose Medicine at UCD, you choose early patient contact, a world-class curriculum and an unrivalled calendar of social and extra-curricular activities.

For more information about the IUMC, check out our explainer video below!

The IUMC consists of 4 of Ireland’s most prestigious universities!

The Irish Universities & Medical Schools Consortium consists of four of Ireland’s leading schools of medicine and dentistry. We provide a full application service enabling you to apply for four leading Irish universities with one simple application form. Get in touch for more information about how you can make your dreams of an international education a reality!

University of Bath update

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I also wanted to let you know about a brand-new International Summer School for students looking to start their undergraduate degrees in 2022. Across the whole programme, we have 5 subject streams on offer:

  • Robotics Engineering
  • Education
  • Biosciences
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • Business & Management (excluding Accounting & Finance).

The programme is virtual and free of charge and is open to all students who are academically able to study at Bath in their chosen subject. All students must also be able to show evidence of their English proficiency with an IELTS 5.5 overall or an equivalent qualification. If a student completes the International Summer School, including the sessions and activities that are included, they will be guaranteed to receive an offer for a place to study at Bath. This is on the condition that they meet the academic requirements necessary, a UCAS application is submitted by the UCAS equal consideration deadline and the subject stream they undertook as part of the International Summer School is for the degree they apply for.

I have attached more details and the link below – I would appreciate it if you are able to share this with any students that this may be of interest to. The deadline to apply is the 20th June and application outcomes will be communicated by 6th July.

We’re very keen to support your students, so please do let me know if I can be of assistance at all.

International Summer School Applications Open!
International Summer School
A free, online programme for Year 12 (or equivalent) international students during which they can find out what it’s like to be a student at the University.

The International Summer School is a free, online programme focusing on five course areas offered at the University, consisting of a programme of academic activities, general sessions on applying to and studying in the UK and having contact with current students at the University.

Students will also be able to engage with their peers looking to studying a similar course as them.

Successful completion of the programme will give them access to a guaranteed conditional offer for 2022 entry.

This year’s summer school will take place from Monday 2 to Friday 6 August 2021.


More information and how to apply here



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University of Bath – April updates

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Students thinking about studying Physics?

But not sure which course is right for them? At the University of Bath, we offer four different Physics courses to suit every way of thinking. Students can keep their options open with our broad Physics degree, specialise in Astrophysics or Theoretical Physics, or even combine Physics with Maths.

Students can sign up for our ‘Physics at Bath – Which course is right for you?’ webinar on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 16.30 pm BST (GMT+1) to find the right course for them, along with more information about the courses, placements and study year abroad options.



Open days at Bath

We are making plans to welcome your students to the University both online and in-person subject to government guidance.  We hope to hold an Open Day on campus later on in the year so please check this web page for the latest information.

In the meantime, here are the next dates for our Virtual Open Days:

•    Saturday 12 June 2021 – for all science and engineering, architecture and design subjects and general talks from Admissions, Student Services and more
•     Saturday 19 June 2021 – for all management, humanities and social science subjects and general talks from Admissions, Student Services and more


High schoolers explore interests with university mentors – University of Rochester

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Rochester Pre-College Online Program

University of Rochester online courses provide the advantage of live mentorship

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“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

So says Isaac Newton.

In this spirit, University of Rochester has designed three online courses that enable high schoolers to explore their passions before college. All courses offer live, online mentorship to guide students along the way. Mentors are themselves students with experience in the subjects covered by the courses. They enrich the learning process by adding first-hand experience and can answer questions about majors and careers in the field. They also brainstorm with students and assist with assignments.

All of our courses are flexible, featuring dynamic, online videos led by professors and live sessions with mentors, so students can study anytime, anywhere, at their own pace.

Please share this link with your students.

Meet some of our University of Rochester mentors:

Michael Healey, Rochester Graduate class of 2016.

Michael Healey, Rochester Graduate class of 2016.

Michael is a mentor for our U.S. Healthcare course. After spending two years as a teaching assistant for courses in American health policy and related topics, he is now an MD/PhD candidate studying the history of medicine.

Jocelyn Matthew, undergraduate at Rochester

Jocelyn Matthew, undergraduate at Rochester

Jocelyn is a mentor for our Personalized Medicine course. She’s studying Genetics and has experience as a Chemistry TA, as well as research experience in personalized cancer vaccine development. She also volunteers for the STEM Initiative, aiming to inspire students in Rochester elementary and middle schools to pursue studies and careers in the STEM fields.

Personal mentoring for guidance—flexible learning format
  • Mentorship: Students will participate in live, online group sessions with a Rochester mentor who assists with brainstorming on their final project and answering questions about assignments.
  • Flexible learning: Course lessons are delivered by renowned professors through dynamic videos allowing them to study anytime that fits their schedule.
  • Certificate of Completion from the University of Rochester: Students earn this recognition when they finish the course successfully.

Please share this email with your students today.


Essex Schools Membership Newsletter: Updates for students at , April 2021

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