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The IES University Prep Knowledgebase is a resource to help you find out more about studying overseas. The Knowledgebase includes articles specially written by university admissions departments, students who have studied at the top universities overseas, and experts in university admissions. Each month we will have a feature on an elite university, written by someone who works at the university or who studied there to give you a personal point of view. We will also keep you up to date with current news on international study and visas.

 

10May

UK – Preparing a portfolio for your art or design university application.

Where do you start when choosing which UK universities are the most suitable for you? James Burnett, Director of IES University Services explains the four key points that you need…

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10May

UK – Preparing for your university interview

Where do you start when choosing which UK universities are the most suitable for you? James Burnett, Director of IES University Services explains the four key points that you need…

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20Apr

UK – Preparing for an Oxbridge application

Where do you start when choosing which UK universities are the most suitable for you? James Burnett, Director of IES University Services explains the four key points that you need…

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19Apr

USA – Grade 11 (Year 12) Application Timeline

What you should be doing in Grade 11 ? So, you’re in Grade 11 and want to know how to improve your odds of gaining admission to one of the best colleges in the United States? Great! Let’s…

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19Apr

UK – Preparing for a UK Medical School application

Where do you start when choosing which UK universities are the most suitable for you? James Burnett, Director of IES University Services explains the four key points that you need…

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17Apr

UK university applications – preparation for Year 12/Grade 11

You will be aiming to complete your application and submit it online through the UCAS website in the first term of Year 13/Grade 12 – by October 15th

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10Mar

UK – Writing the Personal Statement

Where do you start when writing your UCAS Personal Statement? James Burnett, Director of IES University Services explains the four key points that you need to consider.

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15Feb

Applying to Canadian universities

Canada is an increasingly popular study destination for international students. It is seen as a safe country to live in (particularly compared to the USA, where numbers of applications from…

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11Feb

Applying to Australian universities

Australia is a popular study destination for international students, particularly those living or studying in Asia as the practicalities of timezone and travel often make it more attractive than the…

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09Feb

Applying to US universities

Whether you are applying for the Ivy League colleges (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale) or other top ranked colleges such as those that form…

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01Feb

Applying to UK universities

Applications to UK universities for undergraduate degree courses are done online, through the UCAS (University and College Admissions Service) system. You can apply from September in Year 13, and the…

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26Jan

International university applications

The most popular international destinations for students from Asia are: • USA • UK • Australia • Canada -These countries make up around 60% of the top 100 universities in…

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11Jan

USA – 5 Things I Have Learned from Studying in the USA

5 Things I Have Learned from Studying in the USA Teamwork is very important. You need to learn how to take on different roles in a team, such as being…

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07Jan

Netherlands: Bachelor degrees taught in English

Here are the key facts you need to know about studying for a Bachelor Degree in the Netherlands:

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03Jan

UK – Preparing for your UCAS Application

Where do you start when choosing which UK universities are the most suitable for you? James Burnett, Director of IES University Services explains the four key points that you need…

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25Nov

UK – University focus – University of St Andrews

The idea of going to the University of St Andrews in Scotland obsessed me, because I felt like the experience would sharpen my understanding of international issues and multifaceted challenges.

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24Nov

USA – How to choose your colleges

As application season begins, international students often ask where to apply. Our goal in this article will be to cover some key factors that you, the prospective applicant, should consider when making your school list. 

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19Nov

USA – Choosing your College

Where do you start when choosing which US Colleges are the most suitable for you? James Burnett, Director of IES University Services explains the four key points that you need…

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17Nov

UK – Where do most of non-UK University of Cambridge students come from?

University of Cambridge students are nationals of 147 different countries. There are 23,384 students in total with 1,464 students from China and 874 students from the United States.

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17Nov

UK – 8 Facts about University of Oxford

Did you know? International students make up almost 45% of our total student body - around 10,900 students. Students come to Oxford from more than 160 countries and territories.

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06Nov

USA – UNIVERSITY FOCUS – UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is a private Ivy League research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As one of the eight Ivy League universities in the United States, Penn has a very…

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02Nov

Canada – Applying to Canadian Universities

Where do you start when applying for Canadian Universities? James Burnett, Director of IES University Services explains the four key points that you need to consider.

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18Sep

USA – How to Write your US College Application Essay

Where do you start when writing your application essays for US universities? James Burnett, Director of IES University Services explains the four key points that you need to consider.

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15Sep

USA – How to write the essay

If you are about to write your essay, you have probably received advice from teachers, parents, and friends. Some tell you to write about your favorite sport. Others tell you to…

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