My son gave up a place at a UK University in order to go to a University in Amsterdam!
... and it was the best thing he ever did!
A UK parent's view on her son's overseas adventure
My son gave up a place at a UK University in order to go to a University in Amsterdam and it was the best thing he ever did! Here’s why..
Excitement – he was able to do something different to the norm and that was far more exciting than staying in the UK - I noticed it made him so much more ambitious.
Structured and personalised lectures – he had 30 hours of contact time in his first year, his lecturers knew him really well and he was not allowed to miss anything. As a young adult this kind of structure and culture helped him manage the gap from sixth form to university. Without the constant going out, skipping lectures mentality, he thrived and focused on his studies.
Cost – he only pays the equivalent of £1,500 a year for his overseas university tuition and even with his flights home (which take only 50 mins) and most living costs it does not add up to anything near the £9000 tuition fees of British Universities.
As a parent I can see that he made an amazing and brave life choice that has now really paid off. He has spectacularly grown up and is now far better prepared for work, he has very little debt and best of all he is happy and confident.
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