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Simon Fraser University – Scholarships

Posted by Mr.K on 9th March and posted in Canadian Universities, Scholarships and awards

I have just received a copy of the online newsletter from Simon Fraser University in Canada. It can be found here.

Entrance scholarships at SFU range in value from $3,500 to $40,000. There is a $7,000 IB International Academic Excellence Scholarship that is automatically awarded to all IB diploma students with 34 or more IB points whilst a $5,000 IB International Summit Scholarship is automatically awarded to all IB diploma students with 30 to 33 points. See their website for details on how to apply

Deadlines vary so please check carefully.

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Universities update – 9 March 2012

Posted by Mr.K on 9th March and posted in Australian Universities, Hong Kong Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, New Zealand Universities, Singapore Universities, UK Universities, Uni blog information & news, Visits and fairs

By this time next week Uplands would have hosted a total of 45 universities over a two week period! Our visitors during this time have come from the UK, Australia, HK and New Zealand.

The Australian university fair and London universities presentation, both held last Monday, were great successes with 150+ of our students participating. The fairs were of particular benefit to our Year 10 and 11 cohorts who are starting to consider their options for Sixth Form and ultimately for their education beyond Uplands.

On Tuesday from 9.30-11.45 Uplands will host the Education UK fair in the MPH as well as six seminars. See http://unidirections.com/uniblog/?p=236 for more information. Please note that the fair is for our Year 11 and Year 12 students. Year 10 and Year 13 students may attend during their morning break only. Naturally Uplands parents are more than welcome to attend.

Further university visits coming up this month include Charles Sturt University next Friday (B106, lunchtime) and the new Yale-NUS College in Singapore (Thursday 22 March – lunchtime, B104)

Mr. Klar would like to remind Year 11 parents that they should be logging onto Naviance with their son or daughter to look at the career choices suggested through their personality profile. This information will prove very useful when considering Sixth Form choices for next year.

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NZ Universities Presentation – 2nd March

Posted by Mr.K on 28th February and posted in New Zealand Universities, Visits and fairs

Every dreamt of studying in the land of ‘Lord of the Rings’? Here’s your chance to find out. This Friday 2nd March we will have representatives from three New Zealand universities visiting us at Uplands – University of Waikato, Lincoln University and Otago Polytechnic. 12.30-1.15pm in B105. Bring your lunch with you if needed.

For more information about studying in New Zealand visit http://newzealandeducated.com/my/en/why

For information on scholarships see http://newzealandeducated.com/my/en/institutions_courses/scholarships

World Class Study in London Presentation

Posted by Mr.K on 28th February and posted in Uncategorized, Visits and fairs

Uplands is very pleased to invite their students and families to attend the World Class Study in London Presentation on Monday 5th March. This will be held in the drama room between 12.30-1.45pm.

The exhibition will be an excellent opportunity to get information, advice and guidance for applying to four of London’s most prestigious universities: King’s College London, Imperial College London, UCL and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Seating will be limited to about 60 people so please be early.

For details of the KL fair please see here

International student scholarship in US

Posted by Mr.K on 28th February and posted in Commonapp, Scholarships and awards, US Colleges

A friendly reminder from St. Catherines that the priority deadline for female, bachelor’s level international student scholarship applications is March 15, 2012 for entry in the August semester.  They do grant scholarships to students who apply after March 15, but those scholarships are generally smaller.

Any interested students should send their application as soon as possible.  Students can apply on-line at:
http://minerva.stkate.edu/ugradapps.nsf/pages/international?OpenDocument or by using the Common Application.

Transcripts and supporting documents can follow, but they must have the application for admission by March 15 for best scholarship consideration.

The largest scholarship is approximately $18,500 per year.  They also award on-campus jobs valued at $2,500 to international students.  The remaining expenses could be as low as $19,500 per year for students who receive one of their highest scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need.

If interested please see Mr. Klar in the Universities Office asap!

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