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We can help you with every aspect of applying to a UK university- from finding a university and choosing a program, to completing the applications and preparing you for your arrival to the UK.

FAQ: 
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 Canada. This means that we can offer students a choice in terms of programs, institutions and geographical locations in the UK.

DOES ACROSS THE POND GUARANTEE ENTRY TO THEIR BRITISH PARTNER UNIVERSITIES?

No, we cannot guarantee entry into our partner universities. All final decisions are made by the Admissions team at each university and decisions are based on your own academic qualifications, standardized test results, personal statement and reference, and in some cases, a portfolio of work or audition tape. 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. All the British universities which have designated Across The Pond to represent them in the Canada accept the federal portion of Canadian student loans.

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 make sure that you have the information that you need to apply for an 'entry clearance' (visa) in time for your studies.  Students holding a British passport will not require a visa to study in the UK; however, our advisors will be able to access your individual requirements.

ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY AT BRITISH UNIVERSITIES ALL THE SAME?

No. All of our partner universities have their own entry requirements and so it is best to check with an Across the Pond Advisor for the exact requirements needed. Departmental entry requirements also vary within the universities and can be higher than the minimum requirements of a university.

CAN I WORK WHILE STUDYING IN THE UK?

You can work for up to 20 hours a week while you study in the UK. A typical wage is between $10 and $12 an hour. For more information, visit the UK 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. They will provide a wide range of help including access to job adverts, guidance with writing CVs and job applications, support on preparing for job interviews, and information about working in the UK. We highly recommend that you use this valuable resource!