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Marketing VS Public Relations (PR): Which Degree is Right for You?

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Traditionally, a distinctive divide existed between the marketing and public relations (PR) professions. Marketing was always thought to be about promoting a product, and PR about maintaining reputation. But neither profession could escape each other- both were intertwined and crossed paths one way or the other. 

Over the years, the prominence of digital media technologies, and the use of social media to enforce digital communication strategies has been rising exponentially. As more companies move their communication to social media, the lines between marketing and PR are not as clear cut as it once used to be. 

Social media sits comfortably with both departments, leaving marketing and PR professionals no choice but to incorporate skills from both spheres and carry out shared activities. Both are inevitable, and equally important aspects to the business in their own right- both professions facilitate the overall goals and objectives of a business. They cannot and should not replace each other completely.

But what is it like to pursue a career in either of these fields? Because the lines between marketing and PR have become so blur, it is crucial to understand both the similarities and differences between the professions, determine where you and your interests fit in, and make an informed decision before committing to a course.

What is Marketing?

Marketing is a broad, umbrella term which carries a number of different sub categories. Subsequently, marketing majors spend a lot of time studying all its facets before deciding to specialise and hone on a particular area of study. 

The marketing process often starts with market research, where the marketers first identify and categorise target customer groups, and study their needs and wants. Armed with this knowledge, they create products and services to meet the specific requirements of the existing and potential customers. Next, they utilise the media and advertising as tools to promote their products and services, aiming to meet sales goals and make profits.

What Will Your Roles and Responsibilities Be Working as a Marketing Professional?

  • Create and oversee fool proof marketing plans and campaigns to achieve marketing objectives
  • Work with the creative department to create ads
  • Generate sales for a product/service
  • Carry out market research to stay up-to-date on the latest trends
  • Drive the direction of the marketing campaigns by thoroughly researching the industry, clients, competitors and other external factors

What are the Skills You Need to Have to Excel at a Career in Marketing?

  • Data analysis skills and knowledge of data analysis software
  • Content marketing
  • Utilising social networks, email lists and other data sources to generate leads
  • Creative ability to leverage digital technology to convey messages (graphic design, writing ability, video production, etc)
  • Social media knowledge

Career Opportunities with a Marketing Degree

  • Marketing Executive
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Digital Communications Officer
  • Digital Analyst

General Entry Requirements to Study Marketing in the UK

Prerequisite: SPM/ IGCSE/ O Level (or Equivalent)

Grade C in English and Mathematics

GCE/ A Level (or Equivalent)

Grade C or above in 3 subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB)

32 points

IELTS

6.5 overall score, with no components lower than 5.5

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education

Recommended Universities to Study Marketing in the UK

1. University of Greenwich

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Management (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£14,500

2. UWE Bristol

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£13,500

3. University of Hertfordshire

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£13,500

4. De Montfort University

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£14,250

5. Gloucestershire University

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Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£21,750

What is Public Relations (PR)?

Public relations professionals are mainly concerned with two things: cultivating a favourable brand image for the organisation or their client, and initiating and sustaining a fruitful relationship with the organisation/ client’s publics*. 

(*) Publics are defined in Public Relations as people who are interested in the activities of the organisation.

What Will Your Roles and Responsibilities Be Working as a PR Professional?

  • Liaising with personnel from all departments to plan activities and events
  • Manage relationships with all publics (internal and external)
  • Build networks of information with crucial people, such as the media and information outlets
  • Craft messages (this includes writing and editing press releases, newsletters, reports, articles, delivering speeches to clients, press conferences and more)
  • Creative production 
  • Gathering information, carrying out research to provide direction to the company’s brand management efforts

What are the Skills You Need to Have to Excel at a Career in PR?

  • Communication skills
  • Creative ability to leverage digital technology to convey messages (graphic design, writing ability, video production, etc)
  • Diplomacy
  • Ability to think on your feet and act quick (think like a journalist)
  • Undeniable focus and discipline 
  • Active listening skills
  • Good Judgement

Career Opportunities with a PR Degree

  • Public Relations Executive
  • Media Relations Officer
  • Corporate Communications Executive
  • Marketing Communications Executive
  • Social Media Executive
  • Publicist

General Entry Requirements to Study PR in the UK

Prerequisite: SPM/ IGCSE/ O Level (or Equivalent)

Grade C in English and Mathematics

GCE/ A Level (or Equivalent)

Grade C or above in 3 subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB)

32 points

IELTS

6.5 overall score, with no components lower than 5.5

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education

Recommended Universities to Study PR in the UK

1. Cardiff University

Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes 

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

£17,450

2. University of Leeds

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£20,250

3. University of Sussex

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£22,500

4. Swansea University

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations & Media (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£15,400

5. Bournemouth University

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications with Public Relations

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£14,100

How Exactly Do Marketing and PR Overlap?

The inescapable reality is, you can’t do marketing without incorporating some aspects of PR, and you can’t do PR without incorporating some aspects of Marketing in it. Not only are both professions destined to be intertwined, they are also designed to compliment each other. 

A well established PR strategy is required to make the marketing efforts more credible. Selling a product if people are unable to connect with a brand can be extremely difficult. Efforts from both sides are required to facilitate a strong voice for a brand.  At the end of the day, both professions work towards the same end goal- the positive promotion of the company or the brand. 

Both marketing and PR professionals are required to flourish multiple skills. The key skill is to be a remarkable communicator, both written and verbally. In this digital age, it is also an incredibly important added advantage to be tech-savvy and know how to create content for various platforms- this includes graphic design abilities, video editing, writing and other visual communication elements. 

In addition, professionals in both industries must have noteworthy interpersonal skills, top of the mind industry knowledge, and should always stay on top of the latest trends.

What are the Significant Differences Between Marketing & PR Professions?

Despite the similarities, marketing and public relations are still very different at its core.

Marketing                      

PR

Supports sales

Supports the larger brand

Linked with numbers, finances, statistics

Linked with journalism, creative writing, communication

Entirely dependent on finances to run campaigns and advertisements

Usually free, as money is not required to get the media to publish something

Marketers are more proactive- they are allowed time to carry out research, analyze data, and come up with optimal campaigns

PR professionals are more reactive- they are required to mitigate crisis and deal with unfavorable publicity on the fly, in strategic ways by seizing on the right timing

Concerned with short-term sales goals

Concerned with long-term relationships with consumers and other publics

Handles advertising

Handles the press

Measured in sales, returns on investment, profits or losses- marketing is extremely quantitative

Measured in press clippings, shoutouts, awards or buzz created

The digital age has positively contributed to the increased number of people opting for careers in either marketing or PR. A combination of both majors (and each of them separately) provides so many lucrative opportunities.  

We hope this article gives you some insight into what it is like to study and pursue a career in both Marketing and Public Relations, and make a decision that suits both your personal and professional interests.

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Top reasons study in the UK 2020

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United kingdom is a state that is made up of the four separate first world countries : England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each country has distinct regions, each with large cosmopolitan cities, towns, historic counties and countryside villages.

In addition to world class academic excellence, there is much more to do in the U.K as a student. There are many tourist attractions in the U.K that considered monumental and historical, such as Big Ben and the Tower of London. Students who are more on to the adventurous side of things can journey through the vibrant national parks, climb UK’s highest peak or relax on some of the best beaches in Sussex, Cornwall or Kent when the temperature rises. There is something to do for anyone and everyone depending on where their interests lie. Many people enjoy a walk through some of the free museums, Italian styled villages and castles or indulge in the world famous Fish and Chips. 

UK has always been one of the most popular countries for Malaysian students. In the year 2017 and 2018, according to official international enrollment statistics, there were almost 15, 000 Malaysian students attending universities in the UK. Let’s look at why UK is such a popular destination for international students?

Why study in the UK?

1. World class education

The UK offers a wide array of well-reputed universities and is famous for its undoubtedly high reputation for academic excellence. Students holding a British degree will have a competitive edge in the field of employment, regardless of which country you aim to work in. The U.K is the second most popular destination for international students, with over a million overseas students enrolled annually. 

Some of the UK’s famous universities have been ranked as the best in the world consistently.

Top universities to study in the UK

  • University of Oxford
  • Imperial College London
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Liverpool
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Hull

Studying in University of Oxford

History and Campuses 

The University of Oxford is the oldest University in the UK. It is so ancient that its date of establishment is unknown. It is thought to have started its teachings as early as the 11th Century. There are approximately 100 major academic departments, overseen by four academic divisions: Humanities, Medical Sciences, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and Social Sciences.
The university does not have a main campus, instead its facilities, colleges and buildings are scattered around the city center.
There are roughly around 24,000 students enrolling annually, out of which 11,390 of them are undergraduate students. Around 43% of the student population are international students, that is about 11,000 students from 140 countries. This makes it the city with the youngest population in the UK. 

University of Oxford Rankings

Oxford is consistently ranked in the top 10 universities in the world and has a friendly rivalry with University of Cambridge for the number 1 university in the UK. As of 2019, Oxford is ranked 1st in the UK and 4th globally. As one of the leading education providers of the world, there are many subjects that are the world’s highest ranked:

  • Arts and Humanities – 1st
  • English Language and Literature – 1st
  • Anthropology – 1st
  • Law – 2nd
  • Medicine – 2nd
  • Psychology – 3rd
  • Chemical Engineering – 6th
  • Mechanical Engineering – 8th 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

3 Years (Full time)

£30,030

Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence [Equivalent to LLB]

3 Years or 4 Years (One year abroad) (Full time)

£27,285

Bachelor of Medicine

3 Years (Full time)

£34,025

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

3 Years (Full time)

£28,330

If you are interested to know more about studying in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Studying in Imperial College London

History and Campuses

Imperial College is a one of  kind public research institutions that focuses solely on Engineering, Medicine, Business and Science. It was established in 1907The education offered by Imperial is research-led, therefore, exposing students to real world challenges and opportunities to work across multicultural and multinational teams.
The main campus is located in South Kensington and 3 other campuses situated around the area. 

Imperial College London Rankings

Imperial is ranked 4th in the UK and 9th in the world according to QS World University Ranking 2020:
Imperial includes many world ranked subjects such as;

  • Civil Engineering – 6th 
  • Environmental studies – 9th
  • Medicine – 12th
  • Computer Science and Information Systems – 15th
  • Business and Management studies – 30th

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Master in Civil Engineering
(Masters level obtained at the 4th year)

4 Years (Full time)

£31,750

Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Environmental Biology

3 Years (Full time)

£33,000

Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS)

6 Years (Full time)

£44,000 

Bachelor of Engineering in Computing

3 Years (Full time)

£31,750

If you are interested to know more about studying in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Studying in Queen’s University Belfast

History and Campuses
Queen’s is a public research university which was granted university status in 1908. Its main campus is located in Belfast city centre and is associated with 2 university colleges; St Mary’s and Stranmilis.
Queen’s offers around 300 academic degree programs in various levels. Queen’s currently has over 2,600 international students from 85 different countries. 

Queen’s University Belfast Rankings

Queen’s University is ranked in the Top 200 universities in the world and is highly regarded across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative search.
Some of the top ranked subjects taught are;

  • Nursing – 51-100
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology – 51-100
  • Performing Arts – 51-100
  • English Language and Literacy – 51-100

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

3 Years (Full time)

£16,900

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

3 Years (Full time)

£20,800

If you are interested to know more about studying in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Studying in University of Liverpool

History and Campuses
The University is a public university established in 1881 and  located in the city of Liverpool. The campus is based around a single urban campus approximately five minutes from the City Centre. There are three faculties: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Engineering.
There are approximately 22,000 students on campus, including 7,700 international students. The university offers over 400 Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.

University of Liverpool Rankings

The university is consistently ranked in the Top 2% of universities worldwide. They also offer subjects ranked in the top 100 in the world:

  • Veterinary Sciences – 9th
  • Engineering (Mining and Minerals) – 49th
  • Architecture – 51-100
  • Pharmacy – 51-100

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (Honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£21,200

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

5 Years (Full time)

£34,550

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£21,300

Bachelor of Arts in Business Management (Honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£17,800

If you are interested to know more about studying in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Studying in Loughborough University

History and Campuses
Loughborough University is located on a 440 acre single-site campus. It is a public research university established in 1966. However, the institution dates back to 1909 when a small Technical Institute was established in the center of Loughborough. They have over 17,000 students and staff from over 90 countries to provide a strong sense of community.

University of Loughborough Rankings

The university is currently ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and 30th in the U.K. Let’s take a look at a few of the major accolades:

a. Awarded University of the year in 2018 by Whatuni Student Choice Awards

b. Best sporting university in the world – Global 2019 QS higher education league table.

c. Britain’s Top University for quality of student life – Lloyds Bank survey

The university also teaches some of the world’s top ranked subjects:

  • Sports-related subjects – 1st
  • Library and Information Management – 9th
  • Art and Design – 28th
  • Communication and Media Studies – 49th
  • Architecture – 51-100

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Science in Sports Management (Honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£18,650

Bachelor of Science in Computer Management (Honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£23,100

Bachelor of Science in Media and Communication (Honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£18,650

Bachelor of Architecture

4 Years (Full time)

£23,100

If you are interested to know more about studying in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Studying in University of Hull

History and Campuses
University of Hull is a public research university founded in 1927 as University College Hull. Its main campus is located in Hull and is hoe to the Hull York Medical School. It is England’s 14th oldest university and has over 16,000 students including around 3,000 International students. The institution is divided into 4 faculties: Arts, Cultures and Education, Business,Law and Politics, Health Sciences, and Science and Engineering.

University of Hull Rankings

The university is ranked in the Top 6% worldwide and is placed 54th in the UK. Some of their subject offerings are ranked in the top 3%-6% in the world, such as Medicine, Chemistry, and Business and Management studies. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Honours)

3 Years (Full time)

£17,200 

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Medicine (MBBS)

5 Years (Full time)

£33,700

If you are interested to know more about studying in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

2. Part time work for International Students in the UK

International students can work up to 20 hours a week during the semester and up to 40 hours a week during semester breaks. Each university has a Career Centre that can assist you to look for a part-time job.

Students who work part-time are legally entitled to be treated the same as the full-time workers since they share the same rights. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) in the UK for a student aged between 18 and 20 is £6.15 per hour and for those 21 and over, the NMW is £7.70 per hour.

The ability to work part will allow students to earn some money to spend for their food, clothing, transportation or any other general expenses. It allows students to know what it’s like to be financially independent to a certain extent whilst also gaining industry knowledge and experience.
There are many job opportunities that are well suited for international students;

  • Sales Assistant
  • Pizza delivery driver
  • Customer Assistant
  • Waitress
  • Receptionist
  • Photographer
  • Bookseller
  • Babysitter
  • Cashier
  • Personal Tutor and many more. 

If you are interested to know more about living in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

3. Cultural Diversity in the UK

The UK today is a richly diverse country because of the immigration that took place over the last fifty years or so. The UK governments have promoted and implemented policies to encourage people from different cultures to coexist and maintain social cohesiveness while combatting discrimination and inequality. As mentioned above, the UK is home to some of the world-class universities, therefore, welcomes over 400,000 international students annually.

Being around those from different cultures allows students to have a better understanding or perspective of the world we live in. It is a great opportunity to learn new languages and other skills. 
As a result of the rich diverse culture, students will be able to explore a wealth of widely available cuisines. There are many other festivals and events which celebrate history, religions, music and sports.

An added advantage is that international students will never feel they are alone because they are constantly surrounded by those from different countries. So there are so many others in the same situation.

If you are interested to know more about living in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

4. Two-Year Work Visa


The UK job market is continuously flourishing. The market attracts individuals from all over the world. London especially is a magnet for international employees. Therefore, there are many employment opportunities for international students who aim to follow a long term career path in England.
An added benefit is that currently, international students who complete a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree are allowed four months to look for work.

However, from 2020 onward, the restrictions on immigration policies are to be overturned. Therefore, international students will be offered two-year work visa after graduation. This will increase chances of finding long term employment opportunities. 

If you would like to know more about living in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

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I am a student from Monash University, Malaysia. Currently studying Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in International Business and Marketing. I like to spend my time painting and swimming.

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World Top 10 Universities for Computer Science l QS World Rankings 2019

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The field of Computer Science

Computer science is the study of programming languages that allow the computer to process and interpret a set of data in the form of programs. It enables the use of algorithms to manipulate, store, and communicate information in multiple platforms. A computer scientist studies the process flow and design software systems to facilitate it.

The best gripe of computer science is to understand how computer systems work and build a computer system to do as we wish. They’re also concerned with how computers store, process and interact with people and computers. With the advancement in software engineering, the key areas of study within Computer Science are artificial intelligence, systems and networks, security, bioinformatics and various other aspects of human computer interaction.

If you like STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects and have a love for design, a degree in Computer Science is the program for you. You’ll be designing and learning all about algorithms and the ABC of system software and its functionalities. With a degree in Computer Science, you can get into various careers such as:

  • Software Developer
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Web Developer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • IT Project Manager

Top 10 universities for computer science n the world according to QS World University Rankings 2019

Ever wonder which are the top 10 universities in the world? Excel Education has extracted a set of data from QS World University Rankings and compiled a list of the most sought after universities that offer the best Computer Science program in the world below:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America. Founded in 1861 in response to the rising industrialisation of the States, MIT adopted the European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. MIT has kept pace with and helped to advance the digital age. In 2001, inspired by the open source and open access movements, MIT launched OpenCourseWare to make the lecture notes, problem sets, syllabi, exams, and lectures from the majority of its courses available online for no charge, though without any formal accreditation for coursework completed.

LocationUnited States
Program availableElectrical Engineering & Computer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineNovember (Early Application) & January (Normal Application)
Entry RequirementThe SAT or the ACT, as well as two SAT Subject Tests: one in math (level 1 or 2), and one in science (physics, chemistry, or biology e/m)(no minimum or recommended scores). (IB & A-Level might not be considered as substitute examination) Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 90 (Please note that IELTS is not acceptable)

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 53,450 Enquire
Roughly Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc) (rent+food+misc)USD 19,710
Indicative Annual CostUSD 73,160

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

2. Stanford University, USA

Stanford University is another US private research university located in Stanford, California and founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only. Stanford is also known for its academic strength, wealth, proximity to Silicon Valley and Ranking as one of the world’s top universities by QS. Apple Founder, Steve Jobs used to hang out around there, it was mentioned in his biography. The university is organised around three traditional schools consisting of 40 academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate level and four professional schools that focus on graduate programs in Law, Medicine, Education and Business.

LocationUnited States
Program availableComputer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineNovember (Early Application) & January (Normal Application)
Entry RequirementThe SAT or the ACT is required for all undergraduate applicants. If no sittings of these tests are offered in your country, IB & A-Level might be acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 102 or IELTS 7.5

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 50,703 Enquire
Roughly Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc) (rent+food+misc)USD 20,000
Indicative Annual CostUSD 70,703

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

3. Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Carnegie Mellon University is a US private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1990 by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical School, the university became the Carnegie Insitute of Technology and began granting 4our-year degrees in 1912. The school renamed as Carnegie Mellon University in 1967 through merged of Carnegie Institute of Technology and Mellon Insitute of Industrial Research. The university consists of seven disciplines covering Engineering, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Business, Information Systems and Public Policy, and Computer Science.

LocationUnited States
Program availableInformation Systems & Computer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineNovember (Early Application) & January (Normal Application)
Entry RequirementThe SAT or the ACT is required for all undergraduate applicants. If no sittings of these tests are offered in your country, IB & A-Level might be acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementBoth TOEFL & IELTS are acceptable

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 54,224 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)USD 20,399
Indicative Annual CostUSD 74,623

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

4. University of California, Berkeley (UCB), USA

The University of California, Berkeley is a US Public Research University located in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868 to served as the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system. The University of California, Berkeley is ranked among the top 15 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (15th overall). The university is considered one of the “Public Ivies”, meaning that it is a public university offering a quality education that is comparable to the Ivy League.

LocationUnited States
Program availableComputer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineNovember (Early Application) & January (Normal Application)
Entry RequirementThe SAT or the ACT is required for all undergraduate applicants. If no sittings of these tests are offered in your country, IB & A-Level might be acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementBoth TOEFL & IELTS are acceptable

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 46,170 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)USD 18,900
Indicative Annual CostUSD 65,070

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

5. University of Cambridge, UK

The University of Cambridge is a UK public research university located in Cambridge, United Kingdom. Founded in 1209, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university. The university initially grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the neighbourhood. The university has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world after years of history and influence.

LocationUnited Kingdom
Program availableComputer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineJuly – October (Applicants from outside EU)
Entry RequirementBoth IB & A-Level are acceptable but you are required to be the top one or two per cent of your year group, and doing very well in the subject area you’d like to study. Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 110 or IELTS Academic 7.5

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition Fee£32,214 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)£10,950
Indicative Annual Cost£43,164

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

6. University of Oxford, UK

The University of Oxford is a collegiate UK research university based in Oxford. There is evidence of teaching traced as early as 1096, making it one of the oldest universities in the world. The university is ranked first by the QS World University Rankings as of 2019 and is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the world. Oxford has educated many notable alumni, including twenty-seven prime ministers of the United Kingdom and many heads of state and government around the world.

LocationUnited Kingdom
Program availableComputer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineJuly – October (Applicants from outside EU)
Entry RequirementA*AA including at least an A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Computer Science. Those taking Further Mathematics A-level or AS-level are expected to achieve at least Grade A. IB is acceptable. Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 110 or IELTS Academic 7.5

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition Fee£34,678 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)£10,950
Indicative Annual Cost£45,628

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

7. Harvard University, USA

Harvard University is a UK private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 and named after for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the US’ oldest institution of higher learning, and its influence, and wealth have made it one most prestigious universities in the world. Harvard was ranked the world’s best university every year since the QS World University Rankings was first released in 2011. Harvard has produced eight U.S. presidents, more than thirty foreign heads of state, 62 living billionaires, 359 Rhodes Scholars, and 242 Marshall Scholars. Ever wonder why Harvard has held the top spot every year.

LocationUnited States
Program availableComputer Science Degree
Intake / Application DeadlineNovember (Early Application) & December (Normal Application)
Entry RequirementThe SAT or the ACT, as well as two SAT Subject Tests: one in math (level 1 or 2), and one in science (physics, chemistry, or biology e/m)(no minimum or recommended scores). (IB & A-Level might not be considered as substitute examination) Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL and other proficiency exams

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 46,340 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)USD 33,674
Indicative Annual CostUSD 80,014

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

8. EPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne,

Switzerland

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a Switzerland research institute and university located in Lausanne. Established in 1853, the university specialises in engineering and natural sciences. EPFL is one of the world-leading universities in almost all fields. The QS World University Rankings by subject ranked EPFL 8th in the world in 2019. In connection with research activities, EPFL operates a nuclear reactor CROCUS, a Blue Gene/Q Super computer, a Tokamak Fusion reactor and P3 bio-hazard facilities.

LocationSwitzerland
Program availableCommunication Systems & Computer Science Degree
Intake / Application Deadline01 November – 15 December
Entry RequirementBoth IB & A-Levels or other equivalent qualifications with a final grade average 70 per cent or more of the maximum grade is acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 95+ or IELTS Academic 7.0

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 1,275 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)USD 24,000
Indicative Annual CostUSD 25,275

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

9. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) university located in Zurich, Switzerland. Founded in 1854 by the Swiss Federal government with the stated mission to educate engineers and scientists to serve as a national centre of excellence in science and technology and provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and industry. in 2019, the university was ranked 10th in the world by Times Higher Education World Rankings 2018.

LocationSwitzerland
Program availableCommunication Systems & Computer Science Degree
Intake / Application Deadline01 November – 15 December
Entry RequirementBoth IB & A-Levels or other equivalent qualifications with a final grade average 70 per cent or more of the maximum grade is acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementTOEFL 95+ & IELTS Academic 7.0

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeUSD 4,700 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)USD 19,223
Indicative Annual CostUSD 23,923

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

10. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) is a research university based in Singapore. Founded in 1905, NUS offers a wide range of Disciplines, including the sciences, business, medicine and dentistry, design and environment, law arts and social sciences, engineering, music and computing in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels

LocationSingapore
Program availableBachelor of Computer in Computer Science (With Honours*)
Intake / Application DeadlineDecember (Aug Intake) & June (Jan Intake)
Entry RequirementBoth IB & A-Levels or other equivalent qualifications with a final grade average 70 per cent or more of the maximum grade is acceptable Enquire
English Entry RequirementBoth TOEFL and IELTS are acceptable

The indicative annual cost:

ExpenseCost
Indicative Tuition FeeSGD 37,550 Enquire
Roughly Living Expenses (rent+food+misc)SGD 11,286
Indicative Annual CostSGD 48,836

*Disclaimer: The fees are only indicative of what is displayed on online websites. For a detailed breakdown, contact Excel Education.

Choosing the best university to study Computer Science?

As an International student, employment opportunity is what you might consider when choosing a country or university to study abroad. Therefore, you should aim to study at countries which allowed you to work during or upon completion of your studies. This may not come as a surprise that Australia is one of the best destinations for Computer Science course. International students who have completed computer science degree in Australia are eligible to apply for post-study-work visa to further stay for another 2-3 years either to continue their studies or look for employments. Besides, Australia is also known as one of the best places for migration, great living experience international students with its diverse mixed of cultures.

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10 Best UK Universities 2019 | Excel Education

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If you are still searching for the best university in the United Kingdom, Excel Education tries to answer this question by providing a non-academic ranking of the best UK Universities based on valid, unbiased web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than information told by the universities themselves.

How to choose a ‘right’ university in the UK

There are hundreds of universities in the UK, choosing the right university that can define your future can be challenging.

In common, most students living in overseas cannot afford the luxury of travelling to the UK for a campus tour and choose the ‘right’ university in a short period. Most likely, they will have to make their decision based on the following four factors:

  • the ranking of the university
  • the quality and recognition of a particular program
  • the tuition fee and cost of living;
  • and the recommendation from their parent and friends

Here’s a list of the best universities in the UK you can consider applying in 2019

1. Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University (BCU) comprises three main campuses, with additional buildings located throughout the largest city, Birmingham, England. The university is 75 minutes (by train) away from London and 90 minutes from Manchester. The university equips itself with around 50 professional accreditations.

The most famous program at Birmingham City University is Information Technology (IT), which was delivered on behalf of leading international IT giants from Cisco and Microsoft. Besides, the university is also recommended for ‘Art and Design’, ‘Fashion’, and ‘Accounting, Economics and Finance’.

The average tuition fees (International Students) for a non-lab based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £12,000 (RM64,000) a year and a lab-based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £13,000 (RM69,400) a year.

The cost of living in Birmingham City is about £1,000 – £1,500 (RM5,500 – 8,000) a month depending on student’s lifestyle and expenditure choices (like whether they do not mind to share a room with someone else or required to occupy a whole room by him/herself).

In total, a full year cost to study at Birmingham City University should be around £24,400 (RM130,000).

Website: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/

2. Anglia Ruskin University

Located in the Cambridge. 9 out of 10 Anglia Ruskin graduates are either secure themselves to a full-time position or further study within 6 months after graduating. Anglia Ruskin University is known as one of the safest city in the UK. The university attracts those who keen in both the excitement of the new and the experience of the old. It’s gorgeous gothic architecture, main attractions within punting distance, rich historical building, lush botanic gardens and the tranquil River Cam make it one of the UK’s most visited cities.

The recommended programs to study at Anglia Ruskin University are ‘Business’, ‘English’, ‘Drama’, ‘Music’, ‘Psychology’ and ‘Psychology with Criminology’.

The average tuition fees (International Students) for a non-lab based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £12,500 (RM66,700) a year and a lab-based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £12,750 (RM68,000) a year.

The cost of living in Cambridge is about £1,000 – £1,500 (RM5,500 – 8,000) a month depending on student’s lifestyle and expenditure choices.

In total, a full year cost to study at Anglia Ruskin University should be around £25,000 (RM133,400).

Website:  https://www.anglia.ac.uk/

3. University of Hertfordshire (2019 QS Ranking #751-800)

Hertfordshire considers a countryside of England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the northeast, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south. Hertfordshire is well-served with motorways and railways, providing good access to London which is 20 minutes travel distance by train. The University of Hertfordshire is a modern university based largely in Hatfield. It has more than 23,000 students.

The recommended programs to study at University of Hertfordshire are ‘Law’ (Which is recognised by Bar Council of Malaysia), ‘Media and Animation’, ‘Music’, and ‘Business (especially finance)’.

The average tuition fees (International Students) for both classroom-based and lab-based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £13,250 (RM70,700) a year.

The cost of living in Hertfordshire is about £900 – £1,200 (RM4,800 – 6,400) a month depending on student’s lifestyle and expenditure choices.

In total, a full year cost to study at University of Hertfordshire should be around £24,400 (RM130,000).

Website:  https://www.herts.ac.uk/

4. University of Portsmouth (2019 QS Ranking #601-650)

The University of Portsmouth is a public university in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. Portsmouth is a lively and cosmopolitan city on the south coast of England, just 90 minutes from central London. It is a great place to live, work and study. The city was named the UK’s most affordable city for students in the Natwest Student Living Index in 2016. The University currently housed around 22,000 students, including almost 4,000 international students from over 130 countries. A growing reputation for excellence means the University is becoming the preferred destination for many students, tutors and researchers.

In many academic areas, the University has simulated environments providing a practical learning experience. The recommended programs to study at University of Portsmouth are ‘Architecture’ (Which is recognised by Architect Board of Malaysia (LAM), ‘Pharmacy’, ‘Engineering & Technology’, ‘Media’ and ‘Business’ programs.

The average tuition fees (International Students) for a non-lab based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £12,400 (RM66,200) a year and a lab-based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £13,450 (RM71,700) a year.

The cost of living in Portsmouth is about £1,000 – £1,500 (RM5,500 – 8,000) a month depending on student’s lifestyle and expenditure choices.

In total, a full year cost to study at University of Portsmouth should be around £24,800 (RM132,500).

Website:  https://www.port.ac.uk/

5. Swansea University (2019 QS Ranking #435)

Swansea University is a public research university located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. Swansea University has 7 colleges spread across its two campuses which are located on the coastline of Swansea Bay. Swansea University is the third largest university in Wales in terms of number of students. It currently offers about 330 undergraduate courses and 120 post-graduate courses to about 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Swansea University is ranked 16th in the UK for graduate employment and Top 200 most international university in the world (THE, 2016).

The recommended programs to study at Swansea University is ‘Engineering’ programs especially civil and chemical engineering.

The average tuition fees (International Students) for a non-lab based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £15,500 (RM82,000) a year and a lab-based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £18,450 (RM97,600) a year.

The cost of living in Swansea is about £1,200 – £1,500 (RM6,400 – 8,000) a month depending on student’s lifestyle and expenditure choices.

In total, a full year cost to study at Swansea University should be around £30,200 (RM160,000).

Website:  https://www.swansea.ac.uk/

6. Brunel University London (2019 QS Ranking #332)

Brunel University London is a public research university located in Uxbridge, West London, United Kingdom, just 9450 minutes away from central London. The university is divided into three colleges (College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences, and College of Health and Life Sciences) and three major research institutes (Institute of Energy Futures, Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, and Institute of Materials and Manufacturing). Brunel has specialist laboratories for electronic imaging, bioprocessing and experimental techniques; flight, driving and train simulators; a 3-D body scanner; an MRI scanner; motion-capture equipment; an occupational therapy suite; sports and performing arts facilities; and academic archives in cult film and contemporary writing.

The recommended programs to study at Brunel University London are ‘Engineering’ and ‘Accounting and Business’.

The average tuition fees (International Students) for both classroom-based and lab-based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is £15,900 (RM84,000) a year.

The cost of living in West London is about £1,300 – £1,800 (RM7,000 – 9,600) a month depending on student’s lifestyle and expenditure choices.

In total, a full year cost to study at Brunel University London should be around £32,100 (RM170,000).

Website:  https://www.brunel.ac.uk/

7. Plymouth University (2019 QS Ranking #601-650)

The University of Plymouth is a public university based predominantly in Plymouth, England. The university has a modern in outlook but with a proud heritage that dates back more than 150 years. Plymouth has everything student can expect from the largest city in the South West – major high street stores, theatres, multiplex cinema, art cinemas, and a wealth of small clubs and venues. Plymouth was named the second safest place to live in Britain in Provident’s Unbroken Britain Survey 2017. Over 150 clubs and societies are available for students to participate if they ever feel bored or to make some new friends.

The recommended programs to study at Plymouth University are ‘marine science’, ‘Maritime & Ocean’, ‘Marine Biology’, ‘Occupation Therapy’ (demanded skill in Singapore), and ‘Architecture’ (recognised by Architect Board of Malaysia (LAM).

The average tuition fees (International Students) for both classroom-based and lab-based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is £13,500 (RM71,500) a year.

The cost of living in Plymouth is about £1,000 – £1,500 (RM5,500 – 8,000) a month depending on student’s lifestyle and expenditure choices.

In total, a full year cost to study at Plymouth University should be around £26,000 (RM137,500).

Website: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/

8. University of Greenwich (2019 QS Ranking #701-750)

Known by the Hollywood movies ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’ which were filmed at the iconic Gherkin tower and the historic University of Greenwich building. The University of Greenwich is a public and research-oriented university located in London, in the United Kingdom. It has three campuses located mainly in the Old Royal Naval College, and in Avery Hill and Medway. The university’s range of subjects includes architecture, business, computing, mathematics, education, engineering, humanities, maritime studies, natural sciences, pharmacy and social sciences.

The recommended program to study at University of Greenwich is Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialism in International Business. This two (2) years MBA program consists of 1-year coursework and 1 year paid internship. This is a good packaged program for those (international students) who look forward to study and work in the UK at the same time. In general, student can earn up to £25,000 – £30,000 a year with a full-time position.

The average tuition fees (International Students) for a non-lab based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about  £13,000 (RM69,000) a year and a lab-based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £15,500 (RM83,000) a year.

The cost of living in London is about £1,300 – £1,800 (RM7,000 – 9,600) a month depending on student’s lifestyle and expenditure choices.

In total, a full year cost to study at University of Greenwich should be around £29,000 (RM153,000).

Website: https://www.gre.ac.uk/

9. De Montfort University

Known by the world-renowned shoe designer aka. Malaysian entrepreneur, Jimmy Choo, where he graduated from. De Montfort University (DMU) is located in the city of Leicester, England. The University has four faculties: Art, Design, and Humanities; Business and Law; Health and Life Sciences; and Technology (comprising Computing Sciences and Engineering). There is also the Institute of Creative Technologies which researches the intersections of art, science, technology and multidisciplinary working.

The recommended programs to study at De Montfort University are ‘Fashion’ and ‘Pharmacy’.

The average tuition fees (International Students) for both lab-based and non-lab based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £13,750 (RM72,500) a year.

The cost of living in Leicester is about £1,000 – £1,500 (RM5,500 – 8,000) a month depending on student’s lifestyle and expenditure choices.

In total, a full year cost to study at De Montfort University should be around £26,200 (RM138,500).

Website: www.dmu.ac.uk/

10. Queen’s University Belfast (2019 QS Ranking #180)

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The university offers academic degrees at various levels and across a broad subject range, with over 300 undergraduate programs available. QUB’s is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the European University Association, Universities Ireland and Universities UK. The university is associated with two Nobel laureates and one Turing Award laureate.

The recommended programs to study at Queen’s University Belfast are ‘Food Science’, ‘Pharmacy’, ‘Engineering & Technology’, ‘Law’, ‘Architecture’, and ‘Business and Finance’.

The average tuition fees (International Students) for a non-lab based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £16,400 (RM86,600) a year and a lab-based undergraduate degree and postgraduate master is about £20,200 (RM106,700) a year.

The cost of living in Belfast is about £500 – £800 (RM2,600 – 4,200) a month depending on student’s lifestyle and expenditure choices.

In total, a full year cost to study at Queen’s University Belfast should be around £22,300 (RM117,800).

Website: www.qub.ac.uk/

The program fee and cost of living listed above are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further explanation. 

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10 Tips To Get Accepted Into a Top-Ranked University

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Tens of thousands of students from all over the world apply to the Top-Ranked Universities each year. Getting into a dream university can be difficult, but it is not impossible. Besides scoring impressive GPA or GCE A-level results, they also look at a bunch of other things you do to get a spot in their highly-coveted institutions. Here are some tips for students striving to get into the Top-Ranked University of their dreams.

Curious to know what other factors they consider?

1. Score high in IGCSE/SPM

It is never too early to start preparing from IGCSE, SPM or O-Levels equivalent; and every good grade matters. As IGCSE/SPM are high school completion examinations, gaining excellent results in them show consistency in your ability to do well in studies and therefore act as an indicator of your future achievements.

2. Pick the right combination of subjects

It is essential to choose the right combination of STPM or A-Level subjects, as some degrees require you to have completed prerequisite units. For instance, if you want to study MBBS (Medicine), Chemistry is compulsory; and Physics is required for Engineering studies. Most degree courses would have prerequisite subjects, so make sure to cover the bases of your targeted field.

3. Choose high-valued courses

Core academic subjects are usually higher considerable than other subjects. Mathematics, Sciences, Economics and History will always be seen as important units by universities.

4. Develop as a person and stand out through extra-curricular activities

One of the more well-known ways to get into the Top-Ranked Ivy League University is through sports. Research has shown that it can increase your chances of admission by 400%! While this may be an avenue for athletic people, the bottom line is that you must be a proven disciplined and dedicated member of a uniformed body. This can include any noteworthy activities you do: visual arts, music, dance, theatre, school newspaper, computer programming, chess club, building robots, speech and debate, etc. The trick is to make your favourite activity sound like a prestigious accomplishment. For Australia Group of Eight universities, students who spend time honing activities related to their careers are very much welcomed. For example, if you are interested in Computer Science, you may want to get engaged on projects related to programming.

5. Write an excellent personal statement

Your essay or personal statement should reflect your personality. Without seeing the school officials, this is the only way they can get to know you beyond your results. Be yourself, but keep in mind to keep your essay or personal statement succinct and easy to understand. In a personal statement – be clear on why have you chosen the course and your understanding of what the course and career mean to you.

6. Be well prepared for an interview

A small percentage of applicants get tested in interviews. If a University interviews you, it usually means they consider you a serious candidate. During the interview, make sure to highlight your strengths, without sounding like you’re boasting of course. If you are feeling nervous about this, practice your interview beforehand with your tutors.

7. Get good referral

In the instance that your reference is submitted by your school you must provide as many details as possible to the tutors in charge of all the activities that you have taken part in, including any positions of responsibilities. Get a teacher who can write about all the great things you did for their class.

8. Do well on the admission tests

A small percentage of applicants usually get over excited about the chosen program without knowing the detail of it. An admission test is good opportunity to re-discover what student can expect in the next 3 – 5 years of their education. For example, the student might not aware that they have to examine pig or horse in the veterinary program.

9. Volunteer and arrange work observation placements

Some universities in the UK are very keen to find out whether the applicants are passionate into their chosen program. A referral or certification through participation in volunteering activities will improve the odds of getting into the top Universities. Whatever that activity may be, put all of your genuine effort in it! And while you are at it, gain some work experience as well to bring some background of hands-on learning to your profile.

10. Don’t just apply for one university, apply more

This is basic, no further explanation required. Apply more and apply early!

 

Aside from academics, the well-rounded approach to teaching provides the highest standards of education and support to make the best of their experience in school. Students are encouraged to participate in activities that will develop their leadership, teamwork, and personal effectiveness.

It’s time to prepare for your bright future and fulfil your dream of entering a Top-Ranked Ivy League University. 

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Pathway to Top Universities in UK, America and Australia

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Deciding where to study is one of the most important decisions to make in life. Some highly prestigious universities requiring grades of AAA or equivalent as an entry requirement for students to make their transition to university. 

Kaplan’s degree preparation, or ‘pathway’, courses are designed to help student gain entry to top Australia, UK and US universities.  The student will study a pathway course in their destination country, often on the campus of the university that student wishes to attend.  

Kaplan is the right choice for the student if they do not quite meet the academic requirements of student chosen university. The ‘pathway’ course can bridge the gap between student’s qualifications from their home country and the level they need to reach for a degree abroad, and in many cases, they will be guaranteed entry to their chosen university if they pass the pathway at the required level and with good attendance.

Why choose a university in the USA?

The USA has many world-famous universities, and a higher education system made up of thousands of institutions. US universities dominate the world rankings, and the USA attracts more international students than any other country.

  • Boston and Seattle – Northeastern University
  • New York – Pace University
  • Oklahoma – The University of Tulsa
  • Texas – Baylor University
  • Chicago – DePaul University
  • New York – Marist College
  • New England – The University of Vermont
  • and other American Universities

Why choose a university in the UK?

The UK has some of the oldest, most highly regarded universities in the world. A remarkable 20% of the world’s top 50 universities are located in the UK, including almost half of the world’s top 10, according to the QS World University Rankings. Kaplan’s UK university partners include Russell Group institutions, leading new universities, and both members and affiliates of the Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK). 
UK tuition fees are typically lower than those of comparable universities in other countries.

  • Aston University
  • Bournemouth University
  • City, University of London
  • Cranfield University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • The University of Nottingham
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Birmingham
  • NCUK partner
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Essex
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Salford
  • The University of the West of England, Bristol
  • University of Westminster
  • University of York
  • Birmingham City University
  • Kingston University London
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Northumbria University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Hull
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Sheffield
  • and other UK Universities

Why choose a university in Australia?

Australia is an exciting study destination, with numerous prestigious universities. Australian institutions enjoy consistently high rankings in the global league tables, and the country has the highest concentration of international students in the world. Australia has 9 universities in the world’s top 200 (QS World University Rankings 2017/18).

  • Murdoch University
  • University of Adelaide
  • Griffith University
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • and other Australia Universities

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