Students can choose to study at a British university and spend a year abroad. Look into the different programmes of study on www.ucas.com. These foreign courses are four year degree programmes with the third year in a foreign university.
Some students may consider studying at a British university and then spending a period studying at a European university. Erasmus Programme is a student exchange programme which promotes the growth of International Studying. Further details can be found at www.erasmusprogramme.com.
- Fulbright – for students looking to apply to an American university.
- Study in Europe – for students interested in European universities.
- Study in Australia – for students interested in studying in Australia.
- Study in Holland – for students interested in studying a degree in Holland.
Why choose a gap year?
Students who have chosen some of the competitive courses like Medicine, Veterinary, Law and Dentistry may choose a gap year as they may feel that they require additional work experience would enhance their personal statement. It is sometimes hard to complete all of the relevant work experience when you require a number of A grades at A level to be considered for a course.
Students who have aspirations of Cambridge and Oxford will have their grades before making an application if they have chosen to take a year out. Cambridge and Oxford look for the top academic students and as it is competitive students with guaranteed results may be selected over and above students without their results.
Students choose a gap year if they would like to gain some work experience. This may be to help finance their time at university or they may have chosen to gain some valuable experience in an industry which will ultimately help when they have graduated.
Students could choose a gap year to travel, either for a short period or maybe for the whole year giving themselves the opportunity to experience different cultures and meet new people.
Talented sport students may choose a year out to compete before committing themselves to full time study.
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