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Reporte sobre el proceso a seguir para el intercambio escolar en estados

unidos y el reino unido, incluir informacin de 2 universidades de cada pas

(colegiatura, costo de manutencin)

STEPS study at a UK university

The first part of the application process is made through UCAS platform that
offers students. UCAS is a centralized unit of British universities which enables
sending requests to several universities simultaneously. They define several
steps you must follow if we want to study at a UK university. We will expose
them briefly so you can understand how it works.

Step 1: Choose your career

This step is probably the most important because it is what will determine our
future and set the guidelines for the next steps. Each race has a different
entrance requirements, specific subjects, and in some cases even a few initial
admission tests will check whether we have acquired a basic knowledge. As
international students, we must also take into account the language
requirements required by the university, depending on the degree
corresponding to the power we want to study.
We recommend choosing the race according to your tastes and expectations
and leave aside everything else. Sometimes it is not easy and can end up being
influenced by family or our friends, but you have to keep in mind that you are
the one who will study the race, and will exercise it in the future. So pick
something you're passionate about, or at least you're going to enjoy studying.
In addition, we recommend that you select the race (or at least the study area)
before the university itself. Sometimes, either as a matter of marketing,
appearance in the curriculum or personal beliefs, we tend to want to study at a
particular university at all costs, regardless of the range of courses for this
academic year, or how good the university in a specific subject.
If you still have doubts or you do not too bright, you can ask the following:
What job I want after I graduate? What I do best? What kind of subjects arouse
interest me?
Once you know for sure and determine which area or areas of study you want
to move, we have to make a small selection of 5 universities in the United
Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) in which we would
like to study. For example, if we want to study economics, we find a wide range
of universities offering this race. Do not be fooled by the title or name of the
race, as the content of economics at the university might not be the same as in

the university B, resulting in two completely different races, which only share
the name.
One way is to look universities select the composition of the career that
interests us and to discard those whose program does not convince us. A web
page that can help us filter universities is Unistats, where certain statistics on
each race at a particular university are collected, which is very interesting to
see, for example, rates of satisfaction by the students or what sectors you can
to work after graduation. It seems complicated and tedious, but quiet, you can
count on us for us to process all the information and us advise you.

Step 2: Send request

After passing the first hurdle, we are ready to send our request to universities
that we have chosen. This is great to do it at the end of 1 high school, a year in
advance. Normally you will be asked the following:
Registration data: will introduce our name, address and date of birth. We were
generate a username and password that will allow us to automatically access
the registration form.

Personal Information: In addition to the data provided for the registration, we

will ask for additional information that universities can determine the rate you
should pay in case of being accepted. Check that all information provided is
true and correct. Otherwise, this could cause delays in processing the request.

Selection of courses and universities: Here we choose the courses and

universities decided in Step 1. The order does not matter at all, and we can
choose to 5. For each option you have to say when you want to start the course
and whether you live in a home different from the usual yours. As a note, we
will say that you can not choose the University of Oxford and Cambridge at a
time, only one of them. If querermos study medicine, dentistry, veterinary
medicine or veterinary sciences, we can only choose up to 4 options of the
same, instead of 5 and may use the remaining option in another run than
repeated in the 4 options above.

History education: Universities need to know where you studied and what you
are studying so they can admit you. Try to get all the notes you have from the
ESO. If you are studying or are you going to start studying 2nd year, enter the
name of 1 high school subjects (do not need to be translated), with their
respective qualifications. It also includes the names of the subjects of 2nd year,
with outstanding rating, which will decide in May or June, depending on the

school or college. You can add any other educational title you find relevant,
especially regarding language titles. If you have doubts, you can always
contact us.

Work History: Basically we enter information on our working lives, if we had

any. If you can not, leave the empty section, but you have to mark it as done to
continue with the application.

Personal Statement: The part of sending more students feared request. You
have to convince selected that you are the right person universities, and why
they should choose you as one of his students. We should also comment on
why we chose her college and career in question. Thus, those responsible for
admissions may know you a little better. We make special emphasis on this
point in our advisory service, as it is one of the most critical parts of the
application process.

References: You need at least one reference to a tutor or teacher who knows
you well enough to recommend.

There are three different deadlines for submitting applications: October 15, 15
of January and 24 March. If we have not met the initial terms, you may have
opened a second term without priority, according to career and college. It is
very important to check which of these dates is the race in which we are
interested and also see the start date, as not all academic courses begin in
September or October.

Step 3: Wait to receive offers

By submitting the application, at the moment we do not have to do anything

else until we begin to receive offers from universities we chose. Although we
normally tend to warn the email or postal address provided, we can check at
any time what results we obtained in real time by UCAS Track. We can access
this valuable utility once we receive at our head welcome letter.
Within this utility, you can find 5 different types of state on where is our
request to each university:
Conditional Offer: This type of supply means that the university always accept
us as we meet certain requirements at the end of the current academic year.
For example, we may ask an average true, or just a minimum score on a
specific subject such as chemistry.

Unconditional offer: We met all academic requirements and college has

accepted us. You may ask us to check our test results, or imposing other nonacademics such as financial or medical requirements.

Invitation: Can we find this state when the university decided to invite us to his
campus to get an interview or because the university in question wants us to
do a job or writing. If we receive this invitation, we have the right to accept or
cancel. If we accept and go to deliver job interview or on the agreed day, the
university will change the favorable or unfavorable state, depending on
whether we have seen fit.

Request removal: This status is displayed when the student withdraws the
application, when the university tried to contact him by mail or postal address
and has not been able, or because it has not come to the interview on the day

Unsuccessful application: The university decides not to have the student for
any reason. Normally this reason specified but, if not, we can always get in
touch with the Office of Admissions of the university in question.

All offers received, we will assign a deadline to respond. Until then, we will
carefully compare what college we want more and even attending an open day
to see the campus. We have the following response:
Firm acceptance: You must give a firm response to that college acceptance to
be your first choice, you want to go.

If you accept an unconditional offer, you agree to go to the university, as you

meet the academic requirements. In this case, you must give a negative
response to other universities.
If you accept a conditional offer, you agree to attend that college if you meet
the conditions of the offer at the end of the course. In this case, you can accept
another university as a second option.

Acceptance as a second option: If you gave a firm agreement to a conditional

offer, you can (but you do not have to) accept another university as a second
option. This acceptance can be both conditional and unconditional offers, and

its purpose is simply that you have another living option if you do not fulfill the
requirements of the conditional offer was firm where your acceptance.

Negative: Finally do not want this university. You have to reject those
universities that have not accepted firmly or as a second option.

If you get no favorable or simply reject all bids for the supply whatever reason,
you have an additional option, called "Extra", which will allow you to find
another career that still has vacancies. Naturally, the course offerings will be
much lower than at the beginning, as most students will already be located in
their new universities.

Step 4: Presentation of results

The next and final step of the first phase is based on present results we had
pending (probably those of 2nd year) when we sent the initial request.
Remember we have some conditional offers on the table, so this step we will
see if we have passed the requirements. In that case, conditional offers will
become unconditional and will access to college which gave our firm
acceptance (or second choice if we do not meet the requirements). We
recommend that these results send them as soon as you give in the school,
since it will speed things much.
Sometimes it is possible, although not comply with the requirements of a
conditional offer, the university in question makes us an alternative offer, which
we can accept or reject within 5 days.
International Students

Fees and financial support


For information on fees, refer to the Undergraduate Study or Graduate Admissionswebpages.

You will need to prove that you can finance yourself for the entire course. If you need a student
visa to study, be aware that the University's living expenses are higher than the UK Home
Office's requirement. You should not expect to support yourself by working as the University has
restrictions on working during studies. If you are bringing dependants to Cambridge, you must
first obtain consent of your College and supply evidence of having the extra financial support

Financial Support
There are various sources of financial support available to help towards your costs at
Cambridge. These include:

Financial support for undergraduate students from the EU

Scholarships and financial support for undergraduate students from outside the EU

Funding support for graduate students

Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust is the largest provider of

funding for international students at Cambridge. Working with partners worldwide, the Trust
awards approximately 500 scholarships annually, and supports between 1100 and 1400
students in residence each year. Use the Trust's Scholarship search to see the range of
scholarships for which you are eligible.

Gates Cambridge provides scholarships to outstanding applicants from outside the UK to

pursue a full-time postgraduate degree.

The Cambridge Funding Search publicises awards available.

Financial support for disabled students

International students

The University welcomes some of the brightest minds from across the globe to
study at Oxford every year. Did you know international students make up over

a third of all those studying at the University, with 138 nationalities currently

1. Apply for a UK student visa

Unless you are a European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national, to attend a
full time course for longer than six months you must apply for a Tier 4
(General) Student Visa in your home country before travelling to the UK and
allow sufficient time for the visa to be processed. If you are coming to Oxford
for a shorter course (maximum six months), taking a distance learning course
or undertaking a period of study as a visiting student, you might need to apply
for either a Short-Term Student Visa or a Tier 4 Student Visa. Visit visa and
immigration for more information.

2. Accommodation
Undergraduate students are guaranteed college accommodation in their first
year. For graduate students, the offer of a college place does not guarantee
accommodation. The Graduate Accommodation Office lets and manages
rooms, flats and houses in and around Oxford city centre, on sites owned by
the University, to full-time graduate students. Contact the Graduate
Accommodation Office to find further information on graduate student
properties and how to apply for accommodation.

If you cannot find family accommodation prior to your departure, it is advisable

for you to travel here alone a couple of weeks before the start of term and
arrange for your family to follow once you have found somewhere suitable to

3. Orientation programme and pre-departure Skype events

The undergraduate, graduate and visiting student orientation programme is
available to help you settle into the University and give you advice about
practical aspects of living and studying in the UK and Oxford.

Pre-departure Skype events are being held this month for international offer
holders at the Oxford University Offices in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Local alumni groups in other locations listed are also organising suitable
venues: New York, 16 July 2015; Hong Kong, 20 July 2015; Beijing, 21 July 2015;
Tokyo, 22 July 2015; Washington 23 July 2015; Shanghai, 27 July 2015; Yangon
(Rangoon), 18 August 2015; San Francisco, 27 July 2015.

The Skype briefings consist of a short presentation on visas, orientation,

registration and other pre-departure advice. Invitations have been sent by
email to offer holders with a home/correspondence address in the near vicinity
of each venue. If you would like to attend but did not receive an email, please
contact Student Information.

Alumni groups around the globe also organise freshers events, typically in mid
to late September, for new students embarking on their educational journey at
the University

4. Finding your way to Oxford from the airports or Eurostar

The Finding your way to Oxford guide provides information about getting to
Oxford from airports and the Eurostar. Inform your college of your arrival time,
especially if you are arriving late at night.

5. Sort out your finances

Visit fees and funding for advice on funding options, managing your budget and
opening a bank account. The UKCISA website also offers a guide on opening a
bank account. If you plan to bring money into the UK and are arriving from a
country outside the European Union you must declare any cash of 10,000 or
more (or its equivalent in other currencies) to customs officers.

6. Medical treatment
Students from Britain, the European Economic Area (EEA) and any country with
reciprocal health arrangements are eligible for free treatment under the
National Health Service (NHS). Students from outside the EEA who are studying
full time for more than 6 months and applied for a visa before 6 April 2015 are
entitled to free NHS treatment. Those who paid the Immigration Health
Surcharge (IHS) as part of a visa application on or after 6 April 2015 are also
allowed access to the NHS free of charge. Family members in the UK as
dependants will be eligible for the same access to the NHS.

Individual hospitals are responsible for checking whether a patient is entitled to

free treatment, in accordance with the relevant regulations. In order to
establish entitlement, hospitals can ask you to provide documentation that
supports you and your family's claim. If you are unsure whether you are
entitled to free hospital treatment, check with the Department of Health at:

Room 4W04b, Quarry House

Quarry Hill
Leeds LS2 7UE
Tel: 0113 2545819

If you are not exempt from hospital charges, or only partially exempt for other
reasons, you are advised to take out appropriate private healthcare insurance
for the length of your stay in the UK. For primary healthcare, you are advised to
register with your college doctor or other local General Practitioner (GP).

7. Have you got insurance?

It is advisable to have travel insurance to cover your luggage, personal
possessions, money and medical costs for your journey and first few days here.
If you are planning to take out an insurance policy which covers you for the
length of your course in the UK, you may find that this also covers your
journeys to and from home at the start and end of each term.

8. Adjusting to life in the UK

Coming to study in a different country is a major change to your life.
Remember that this is a huge transition and it may take time to adjust to life in
a different culture. Take opportunities to familiarise yourself with the culture
here (reading papers, watching TV, talking to others). Spending time with
someone from your same culture can also help you feel less isolated. You can
meet people from your own country/region by signing up to one of the 200 plus
student societies currently on offer at the University. Keeping in contact with
your friends and family back home may help you feel more settled, but if you
find that you feelings of depression, isolation or anxiety persist, advice and
help is available from your college, your department, central University
services, fellow students and the Student Union. UKCISA provide further
information on culture shock and the transition phases you may go through.

If you would like help to improve your skills in academic English, or experience
difficulties adapting to the requirements of Western academic culture, there are
a number of resources which can help, including the including the Pre-sessional
course in English for academic purposes offered by the Language Centre.

The Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) international student handbook

also provides information on welfare and resources.

9. Registering with the police

Students from some countries may have to have their passport scanned or
register with the police after they arrive. Visit visa and immigration for more