Advice

Illustration of school gates

Six tips to choose the right programme at the right school

A campus tour guide at a Canadian university offers six important tips to help make the right university decision.
Waste paper in a bin

How not to write a personal statement

Teachers don’t necessarily give the best advice when it comes to university applications. Here are four tips you might want to ignore
Frankfurt, one of Germany's most expensive cities

Why I choose to commute to university in Germany

Why would a student forgo the university experience to live at home with his parents? A student in Frankfurt explains why this is the most realistic option in one of Germany’s most expensive cities
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

The unique charm of a tiny French university for a British student

Priced out of postgraduate study in the UK, a British student at ENS de Lyon reflects on the unfamiliar experience of attending a tiny university
Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Tokyo’s tiny medical school defied my expectations

A fifth-year medical student says the reality at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, one of the world's best small universities 2016, is very different from what she expected.
IIT Guwahati, Assam, India

Personal development at IIT Guwahati, India

An undergraduate student at IIT Guwahati, one of the world’s best small universities 2016-17, explains how the university furthers personal development in all areas of students’ lives
Cour aux Ernests at ENS

The positives and negatives of studying at a small university in Paris, France

Two students at École Normale Supérieure, ranked number two in the world’s Best Small Universities 2016, reflect on their experience studying in the centre of Paris
POSTECH new building

Studying at POSTECH, South Korea

Students at POSTECH, South Korea's very own version of CalTech, explain why a small university was the best choice for their big ambitions.