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10 April 2007 @ 07:47 pm
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Two of the three universities I've applied to count for this community. Sooo... Hi!

I'm a U.S. citizen, applying for graduate programs overseas. I applied to Queen's University Belfast (and just received an offer for the MA in English (Modern Literary Studies) ...today!), and the University of Edinburgh. I know I still have a few weeks to go before I hear back from Edinburgh, and Queen's University in Belfast is actually my second choice (Trinity College in Dublin being the first because they have a program I nerd out over every time I talk about it)

...so until I hear from Dublin and Edinburgh--all focus is on Queen's University. I don't know where to start as far as what I'd like to know... so... does anyone have any kind of thoughts or helpful things about the universtiy an international student should know about?

Would it be silly to accept the offer right now... and notify admissions later if I decide to withdraw because I've gotten into another program? (Should I just wait until I've heard from all programs and made my ultimate decision?)

And as far as the University of Edinburgh... I got word three weeks ago from The University of Edinburgh that my applications were received, complete, and going to be considered... is there anyone who's been through this process and has any kind of idea of how long I should probably end up having to wait?

Current Mood: curious
(Anonymous) on November 7th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
Queens university Belfast is one of the hardest and most sought after in the Uk, they have a very high standards and won't accept just anybody. I have alot of friends who can't get into Queens and have to go to uni in England or Scotland as the pass marks needed are much lower. If i were you i'd choose Queens because employers would be more empressed by a degree from Queens than any other University. Employers especially in Northern Ireland have a view that anybody can go to England or Scotland and get a degree but if its obtained from queens an you'll stand out from the rest of them.
Margeimran on November 7th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Queens
Well... far too late there.

But they did accept me to both the programs I applied to. I took the program in Dublin before I heard about the second program. So I deferred the Creative Writing program and will be attending the 2008-2009 Academic year.