Applying for Medicine in the UK

Medicine and UCAS: The toughest thing you’ll go through as an A-level student I remember hearing from my family members and seniors about how tough it is to be a medical applicant to UK universities. In fact, getting a place at any university seemed close to impossible. And this is the point of this article:Continue reading “Applying for Medicine in the UK”

Choosing the right uni as a sponsored student (UK v. USA)

Image Source I received the JPA Biasiswa Nasional scholarship right after SPM results were released. Since JPA wanted the scholarship recipients to inform them of our choice of course and country, I wrote that I wanted to pursue Actuarial Science in the US. That was before I started A-Level at Taylor’s College. However, I wasContinue reading “Choosing the right uni as a sponsored student (UK v. USA)”

BNM Kijang Scholarship (January Intake)

Image Source Ever thought of acquiring a scholarship from the Central Bank of Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia (henceforth referred to as BNM), that not only covers pre-university education but extends to degree level as well? Traditionally, BNM’s application only opens after the announcement of SPM results in the beginning of March. So it was asContinue reading “BNM Kijang Scholarship (January Intake)”

Pre-U Subject Choices for UK-Bound Students

Earlier this year, the Russell Group published their 2015/16 “Informed Choice” pamphlet, accompanied by a video, explaining the value and importance of taking facilitating subjects as a dominant part of a student’s Pre-U subject choices. These facilitating subjects, e.g. the sciences, history, maths, further maths, languages, English Literature and geography, as the lobbying group forContinue reading “Pre-U Subject Choices for UK-Bound Students”

A Coffee Enthusiast’s Application to Oxford for Physics

Applying to Oxford for Physics (Not my Dad’s) If you’re reading this, you just might possibly be considering the thought of maybe perhaps APPLYING FOR PHYSICS at Oxford. Do it. My dad (whose physics application advice is also on this website) and I are the only Malaysian physicists here and we’d love for you allContinue reading “A Coffee Enthusiast’s Application to Oxford for Physics”

Economics Personal Statement 4

Suah Jing Lian is currently reading BSc in Economics at The London School of Economics and Political Science (2015-2018). This personal statement was part of his successful application to The LSE, University College London, University of Warwick and Bristol University. My interest in economics stems from growing up in Malaysia. Living in Kuala Lumpur, the financialContinue reading “Economics Personal Statement 4”

Cambridge Mathematics Interview

Image Source My interview session was held in Taylor’s College (where I did A-level), and was one- on-one. I forgot who my interviewer was, but I remember he was a math professor at Cambridge and had Erdos number 4 (whoa). The interview was scheduled for half an hour, and he pretty much cut me offContinue reading “Cambridge Mathematics Interview”

Economics Personal Statement 3

Ronald Yiap is currently reading BSc in Economics at The London School of Economics and Political Science (2015-2018). This personal statement was part of his successful application to The LSE, University College London, University of Warwick for Economics and King’s College London for Politics. Despite living in a suburban boarding school, I closely followed theContinue reading “Economics Personal Statement 3”

UK Dentistry Application

Image Source Hello to all the teeth lovers! I’m here to help you through the dental application. Here’s some of my advice. Work Attachment / Job Shadowing Work attachment is of utmost importance, not only because it can be one of the university’s requirements, but also because the valuable experience that you gain from itContinue reading “UK Dentistry Application”

Oxford Chemical Engineering Application

Background Hi, this is Christopher Lim Zi Kai from the land of agriculture, Kedah! I’m born in 1994 and am currently 20 years old now. After graduating from SMJK Sin Min with 9 A+, 2A in 2011, I was awarded a bursary offer to pursue Cambridge A-Levels in Taylor’s College Subang Jaya. My subject combinationContinue reading “Oxford Chemical Engineering Application”