|September 7 , 2012|
From the ISS University Advising Office - Newsletter 4.0
We had an excellent turnout for the University Information Presentation on Wednesday. If you were not able to come or have any questions about the university admission process, feel free to e-mail Ms Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students applying to Oxford or Cambridge who want to interview in Singapore must e-mail their personal statements to Ms Wilson by Sunday, 9 September.
UPCOMING UNIVERSITY VISITS
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Monday, September 10, 12:35 - 1:25pm in the library. Mr Ken Chen will give a short talk and answer any questions you may have.
- Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Thursday, September 13, 11:50 - 12:35pm in the corridor outside the cafeteria. Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne concentrates on hospitality management. They are located in Switzerland. The minimum required IB score for entry into the Bachelor programme is 28 points.
- CHANGE - Durham University (UK), will not be able to visit the ISS campus on Friday, September 14. They had a scheduling conflict. We are trying to arrange for them to come later in the year.
- Columbia University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, Princeton University (USA) - Information session for all interested students and their families on Saturday, September 8, 4:00pm at Raffles Institution, Lecture Theatre 1, Block C, One Raffles Institution Lane, Singapore. Admission directors from the five universities will give a short presentation about their institution, allowing time for questions at the end. RSVP at:
- Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Emory University, New York University, University of Rochester (USA) - Information session for all interested students on Saturday, September 8, 1pm – 3pm, Trader’s Hotel, Singapore. The session will address areas such as academics, facilities, student life, admissions, and financial aid at all five institutions. You will have the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation. RSVP: http://www.nyu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/visit-us/off-campus-receptions.html.
- Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (Switzerland) presentation and discussion of career opportunities in the hospitality industry on Thursday, September 13, 6:00 to 9:30pm at Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road. For registration and more information, please see http://Singapore.ehl.edu.
- NEW- If any students are interested in the following American liberal arts colleges - Bowdoin College, Haverford College, Kalamazoo College, Smith College - please let Ms Wilson know. It may be possible to arrange interviews at the EducationUSA office on Friday, 14 September.
- Study in the US - The AEO American University Fair will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm in the Pacific Ballroom at the Pan Pacific Hotel at Marina Square. A large number of American universities will be represented.
- Study in Europe Education Fair will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 9:30am to 5:30pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, 581 Orchard Road. The fair will cover the following countries: The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Ireland, France, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy and the United Kingdom. A schedule for the fair can be found at www.studyineurope.sg
- NEW- St. George’s University School of Medicine (Grenada) – Information session for all interested students and parents on Monday, September 17, 7:00 to 8:30PM, at Harbour View 5, Level 3, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Marina Square. University Representatives will discuss their Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Programs. If you are interested in attending the presentation, you can register by e-mailing Farrah Halim at email@example.com by calling her at +603 22878080. More information can be found at www.sgu.edu.
- CHANGE- The date has changed. Oxbridge Applications Singapore Interview Preparation Days for students applying to Oxford or Cambridge, will now be on Sunday, October 21. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or see their website at www.oxbridgeapplications.com.
- Any American university that requires the SAT test for admission will accept the ACT test instead. More American students take the ACT than the SAT. It is an achievement test that measures how much you have learned in English, mathematics, reading and science. (The SAT test is an aptitude test designed to measure reasoning skills.) The ACT is slightly shorter than the SAT. Your score is based on the number of correct answers you give. Unlike the SAT, there is no penalty for guessing. Some students do better on the ACT than the SAT. The next ACT test will be held on October 27th. The registration deadline is 21 September. Go to www.actstudent.org/intl for more information.
INTERNAL ISS DEADLINES
- For UCAS applications to Oxford, Cambridge or Medicine / Dentistry / Veterinary Science programmes – Friday, September 21
For US Early Decision or Early Action applications: Monday, October 1
For UCAS applications: Monday, October 29
For US Regular decision applications: Monday, October 29
UNIVERSITY NEWS AND INFORMATION
The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute is located in Shanghai on the SJTU campus. It is a partnership of two premier universities that is strictly English-language. It is entirely in the US style, including its curriculum, quality of professors, style of teaching, emphasis on critical thinking and creativity, hands-on labs, and integration of professional skills (teamwork, communication, leadership) into the coursework.
They offer full 4-year BS programs in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical/Computer Engineering. There is an option for BS students to pursue a Dual-Degree where they spend two years at the JI and two at the University of Michigan, receiving BS degrees from both universities.
The students are excellent and admission standards are high. All domestic Chinese students enter through the national entrance exam (Gao Kao) and must meet the standard of SJTU. Non-Chinese students are evaluated and admitted by the JI directly without taking the exam.
For more information, please see the attached brochure.