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University Visits and Summer Program

Mark Attwood mattwood@britishschoolmanila.org
Paul Yap pyap@britishschoolmanila.org
Quennie Yang qyang@britishschoolmanila.org
BSM Higher Education Website – to access to information about the HE process at BSM.

We are very proud of our Year 13s who have submitted their applications to seven different countries combined. Of the 57 students who have applied, over 60% of them have already received offers, while the balance are waiting for responses which we hope to receive within the next month or so. Over 70% of our applications have been to the UK this year which is different from previous years, with a sharp increase in applications to Asia. We look forward to sharing their success with you at a later date.

Meanwhile, Year 12 students have begun their university application journey. Refection, planning and researching is well underway and we have started our one to one interviews.

University Visits
26 February 10.00 – 11.00 AM University of Toronto, Canada. Consistently ranked in the top 40 Universities in the world based on QS World Ranking, U of T is able to provide its over 70,000 students 700 different majors and concentrations to choose from. With three campuses to choose from, students will be able to immerse themselves in the bustling learning environment that Toronto has to offer. The talk will be held in the LRC Ground Level.

28 February 10.00 – 11.00 AM University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Welcoming over 7000 internationals from over 150 countries every year, the University of Leeds is a leading university in teaching and research. With 23 of its courses listed in the top 10 in the UK by thecompleteuniversityguide.uk, Leeds is able to offer a broad range of subjects from Accounting and Finance to Linguistics, from Nursing to Social Policy. The talk will be held in the LRC Ground Level.

1 March 1.00 – 4.00 PM EducationUSA University Fair at Shangrila at the Fort, BGC.

04 March 12.40 – 1.20 PM Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Trinity College is widely considered the most prestigious university in Ireland and amongst the most elite in Europe, principally due to its extensive history, reputation for social elitism, and unique relationship with both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. In accordance with the formula of ad eundem gradum, a form of recognition that exists among the three universities, a graduate of Oxford, Cambridge, or Dublin can be conferred with the equivalent degree at either of the other two universities without further examination. The talk will be held in the Humanities 6, El Nido Building.

05 March 12.40 – 1.20 PM TS College Tours. Will be on hand to give an overview of the programmes they offer to visit universities over the summer. The talk will be held in the Humanities 6, El Nido Building.

06 March 12.40 – 1.20 PM University of Melbourne, Australia. Consistently ranked in the top 50 universities in the world by QS World ranking, and recently ranked number 1 university in Australia by Times Higher Education, the University of Melbourne sits at the heart of a thriving international city with over 48,000 students. With 11 residential colleges to house its students, University of Melbourne students spend the frst year exploring a wide range of subjects before declaring a major during their second year. With twelve different faculties, students are able to choose from a wide range of different programmes, from Commerce to Design, from Environments to Fine Arts, and from Music to Oral Health. The talk will be held in the Humanities 6, El Nido Building.

Summer Programmes
It’s that time of the year again when universities and colleges around the world advertise summer programmes for students. Although we highly encourage our students to explore and dive into their passions through these programmes, these programmes are enrichment only and don’t affect college applications.

TS College Tours. TS has been providing college tours since 2009. With over 1000 students from over 40 nationalities participating over the last couple of years, TS College Tours is led by experience counsellors who help students explore the different universities they visit. Offering Tours in the US, Canada, and the UK, TS allows bespoke programmes that focus on helping students understand “their” college experience.

For more information visit: www.tscollegetours.com

SAT
The SAT is a selection of optional external tests that many colleges in the USA require for admission consideration. Please speak with us about the suitability of this exam set before you sign up.

Registration deadline for 4 May SAT Test is on 5 April. Please remember to register as early as possible as the BSM testing centre flls up quickly.

Registration can be done at http://sat.collegeboard.org/home.

On the day of the SAT: be early, by 7.30 am, for the SAT and bring:

  • Admission ticker which you print from your SAT registration console
  • Your school ID, which will be used to properly identify you as the test taker
  • Two number 2 pencils
  • Calculator and/or backup calculator
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