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Moving to the UK as a student.

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Moving to a new country for school can be a bit daunting. Not only are you leaving home and settling into a new place with a different culture and possibly language, but going to school in a different country can also be a logistical nightmare. The school system is different, the application and requirements can differ, and oftentimes you need to get a visa just to move there. Well, I've gone through this process and made it out the other side, so I thought I would share some of the things I learned along the way.

P.S. This is pretty specific to UK master's programs, but some of my tips may apply to other countries. I've also applied for many South African visas, so if you need tips on that just ask in the comments!


Get into a school This may seem obvious but the process is a bit different here in the UK. Unlike American universities, most British schools accept applications on a rolling basis. That means schools start accepting applications in October(ish) and accept/den…