September 4, 2019

The Study Overseas Information Evening held at Ascham School last week drew crowds of keen students and parents interested in learning more about post-secondary school options. Eleven US universities were represented by admission staff from the institutions and/or local alumni.

Universities represented at the expo on the night included: American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Boston University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Rider University, Southern Utah University, Transylvania University, University of California Berkeley, University of Michigan, and Yale University.

The event was set up in an expo-style setting which allowed parents and students to speak to the respective university representatives. Both Southern Utah University and...

April 12, 2019

The number of US universities travelling to Australia to recruit students (like you!) is increasing every year.

In preparation for the upcoming college fair, below are questions to consider asking university representatives. Some of the representatives will be alumni (having graduated from the university they are representing) and live locally in Sydney and other representatives will be working in the admissions office of their respective university and have travelled to Sydney to recruit students and market their university to Australians. The financial commitment a US university makes by sending an admissions officer to Australia demonstrates the institutional enthusiasm for increasing applications from Australia and many offer scholarships to qualified international candidates.

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March 11, 2019

Last Monday night a crowded room of parents and students had the pleasure of attending an information evening in Sydney to learn more about four US universities: Delaware University, Indiana University, University of Akron and University of Vermont.

All four institutions compete in the NCAA Division I sporting competition, the highest level of intercollegiate sport and which also award athletic scholarships to qualified candidates. If you’re not a sportsperson or not at that very high level of performance, you may still be eligible for a merit scholarship based on your marks from years nine and/or your SAT or ACT test scores and supporting application material. All four institutions award merit based scholarships to international students, something not all institutions do. They also all pr...

October 25, 2015

A US university degree is an investment in your future. Affordability is a large part of choosing which US institution to attend. Unknown to many students, there are scholarship and financial aid opportunities for international students at a number of US institutions. Although these opportunities will vary per institution these offerings can be as substantial as a ‘full ride’ covering the cost of tuition plus room and board and may be renewable each year provided requirements are met. Below is an explanation of some of the financial offerings available to international students.

 

Merit based scholarships can be based on entry test results (SAT or ACT), your marks (year 9-12) or a combination of both. My experience in US admissions granted me the opportunity to award qualified international...

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