FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Across the Pond are here to make the process as simple as possible.
We can help you with every aspect of the application process, such as finding a university, choosing a program, preparing for your UK arrival and more!
- HOW IS ACROSS THE POND ABLE TO OFFER A FREE GUIDANCE & ADVICE SERVICE?
Across The Pond can offer this unique free service because our funding is provided from the British universities that have appointed us to represent them in the Canada. This means we can offer students a choice in terms of programs, institutions and geographical locations in the UK.
- DO ACROSS THE POND UK GUARANTEE ENTRY TO THEIR BRITISH PARTNER UNIVERSITIES?
No we cannot. All final decisions are made by the admissions team at each university and decisions are based on your own academic qualifications, personal statement, work experience and reference. In some cases, an interview, a portfolio of work, or an audition tape may be required. However we believe that by using our service you will increase your chances of acceptance, because we make sure that you are applying to universities that match your subject preferences and academic ability.
- CAN I BRING CANADIAN STUDENT LOANS WITH ME WHEN STUDYING IN THE UK?
Yes. Nearly all of Across The Pond’s partner universities in the UK accept Canadian Student Loans. To find out more visit our funding information page.
- DO I NEED A VISA TO STUDY IN THE UK?
Yes. As a North American student in Britain, you do need a visa. Our Advisors will help you apply for a student visa in time for your studies. Read more here.
- ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY WITH BRITISH UNIVERSITIES THE SAME?
No. All of our partner universities' requirements vary and so it is best to check with an Across the Pond Advisor for the exact requirements needed. Department entry grades vary within the universities and can be higher than the minimum requirements of a university.
- CAN I WORK WHILE I STUDY IN THE UK?
You can work for up to 20 hours a week during term time while you study in the UK. A typical wage is between $10 and $12 an hour. For more information, visit the Home Office website. Across The Pond’s British partner universities each have a careers service to help students find an appropriate job either on campus or in the local community.