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Old 12-19-2016, 06:09 PM   #1
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Talking Rate my chances? (Polytechnic Student)


Would just like to know where I stand from getting an overseas undergraduate scholarship from any past scholars or anyone who knows best!!

Diploma in Industrial Design with GPA 2.85
CCA grade A (Women's Soccer Team with ad hoc leadership role)
Joined IKEA young designer award competition (top finalists not winner boooo)
Valedictorian of my school of design cohort (considering the fact that my grades aren't that fabulous, im very honoured!!)
Received CDC bursary award for all 3 of my polytechnic years for good academic & cca performance.

University I applied to:

UAL: London College of Communication (BA (Hons) Design Management & Global Cultures) - OFFERED
(ranked #5 world's best design university)

Parsons School of Design - Pending Application
(ranked #4 world's best design university)

I honestly feel that my achievements and personality in total will help with my scholarship application but i really am not sure if my grades will pull me down a notch.. But I am very very interested in my course of study which I feel I will achieve better results then!

Help me rate my chance, thank you!!!!
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:41 AM   #2
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so many design ranking, those world ranking by QS take it as a pinch of salt. or local uni ranked highly on QS, even higher than some ivy.

UAL only offered 3 to international undergrad

Clive Baillie Scholarship for Graphic Design (don't qualify)
£5,000 awarded, based on need and academic merit, to 1 eligible final year student, studying BA Graphic and Media Design at London College of Communication.
Fung Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship (don't qualify)
The Fung Foundation Study Abroad Scholarships are available to nominated EU or International students from the following participating institutions:
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Seoul National University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic
Tokyo University of the Arts
Tsinghua University, Academy of Art and Design
Mead Scholarships and Fellowships (don't qualify for now). U must be aware the tuition for UAl is £17,920.
The Mead Scholarship will provide up to three awards of up to £2500 each for Undergraduate students who have already exhibited a high level of creative potential and excellence in practice, and have one further year of study at UAL following receipt of the grant, thus allowing them the summer period before entering their final year of study to develop a body of research and/or practice at a crucial time.
The Mead Fellowship will provide up to two awards of up to £10,000 each for final year students (undergraduate and postgraduate) nearing completion of their degrees at the time of applying and recent graduates (up to one year after date of graduation).
Tuition is the same for international and domestic applicants. Visit the Tuition and Fees page to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Merit-based scholarship consideration is the same for all students and occurs automatically at the time of application, provided that students have applied by the priority scholarship deadline.
again if U comb around partial aid is common in range of US$5-15K, not come across full ride.
tuition alone is ~US$40-45K add usd$15-20K in living/books/insurance etc.
so U still looking at over us$40K, if you looking for full ride chances are low

if U are ok with partial scholarship no issue. if u looking at full scholarship and pay the US$10-20K of living ok. if U want aid to cover fees and living thats hard, really really hard

back to you qns, merit base scholarship usually depend min GPA of 3 and acheivement. Amercian Uni look at application holistically

MIT and Yale are the few international need blind Uni which offer full aid. Yale not ranked high, if QS is accurate making UAL top 5. perhaps you have no issue making to Yale. only issue yale may not offer what u seek

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