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Benefits, Drawbacks and Finances of studying in Scotland, UK & US - Edinbur...

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The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh

29-31 Abercromby Place

Edinburgh

EH3 6QE

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Did you know that the acceptance rate for Scottish students to St. Andrews University is only 8% - similar to that of being accepted to Harvard?

And that the University of Edinburgh accepted nearly 42% of applicants in the 2017 admission cycle but less than 10% of those accepted were Scottish?

Or that going to university in the US could be half the cost of that of going to school in England when considering Financial Aid and Scholarships?

In Scotland, where university is free, deciding to go to a domestic university may seem like a no brainer, but should tuition costs be the primary decision maker when choosing an university? And if so, how can you make yourself standout to attend a top school in the UK or secure the most amount of aid to go to the US?

Our speakers, Carina Cunha and Mona Tiesler, have experienced studying in the US and the UK, and are now leaders in the education sector. They will share with you insider knowledge, insights and key considerations about pursuing a degree in Scotland, England and America.

Questions that will be covered include:

  • Since domestic students do not have to pay fees to attend Scottish universities, how does this impact your chances of getting in?

  • Should “free” tuition be the main driver for choosing a course or an university?

  • What are the benefits of pursuing a degree aligned to your career aspirations?

  • How much more can you earn by having a degree from a world renowned institution?

  • Is getting into Oxford or Cambridge really that difficult? What about Harvard?

  • How can financial aid and scholarships make American universities an affordable alternative?

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Profiles of featured speakers



Carina Cunha | Columbia University and University of Edinburgh

Carina is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but since high school she has been dashing around the globe where her studies and work experiences have taken her from San Francisco to Shanghai. After completing a double major in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University in 2011, a year earlier than expected, Carina began her professional career as an Investment Banker at Credit Suisse in New York City. Following her stint in Finance, Carina joined Accenture working as a Management Consultant for executives of Fortune 500 companies across the United States. Most recently, Carina finished a postgraduate degree in Differential Psychology at the University of Edinburgh and was working as an European Strategist for J.P. Morgan Wealth Management. Now at Crimson Education, Carina leads the operations for Scotland and Ireland where she helps students unlock their full potential and have access to the same opportunities that her education has given her.

Mona Tiesler | University of St Andrews

Mona is an experienced strategy consultant, having worked at PwC and Strategy&, with a demonstrated history of working across various industries and countries. Mona has a MA (Hons) Arts focused in Management-Psychology with BPS Recognition from the University of St. Andrews. Mona has taught and mentored students as part of various initiatives and sits on an advisory board of a talent management start-up. Mona is starting to pursue a part-time PhD in collaboration with a German and an UK University to investigate personality traits of successful entrepreneurs.


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