Chatsworth believes in a student centred approach with the college/university process. Students are expected to take control of searching for universities, completing and submitting applications by posted deadlines, paying application fees, making decisions driving the process forward, signing up for standardised tests, and ultimately making an acceptance choice. Often times the family will play a role in decision making; however, the process will enable students to develop a sense of autonomy and responsibility.
There are many variables to consider which are more important, such as size, location, costs, and course offerings and more importantly, if they will literally fit in. They should also consider what exactly they need and want out of a post-secondary education. Chatsworth has an University Advisor who will guide, counsel, probe, refer, suggest, and inform students so that thy can better make a more informed decision when searching and applying to universities.
|Year 11||Year 12||Year 13|
August - May
IBDP Course Selection
August - May
February - March
March - May
May - June
June - August
Consider unique opportunities such as volunteering, internships, university visits, academic/enrichment programmes, travel, and quality time with family.
Complete your UCAS personal statement draft; Common App essay draft.
Plan ahead for any standardised testing. Research the deadlines and register online for all required standardised testing (e.g. SAT, ACT, IELTS, UK entrance exams).
August - September
August - October
Application Deadline For Cambridge Applicants hoping to be Interviewed in Singapore.
Hong Kong Applicants
November - December
USA Passport and Green Card Holders Can Begin FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
August - September (after you've graduated)
Chatsworth students apply to universities worldwide. This is a general timeline and is not inclusive of all possible dates and deadlines. Specific dates for seminars, upcoming uni visits, etc. will be shared with students through this site and our Daily Chatter.
Requests for transcripts, recommendations, etc. need to be submitted at least three weeks before the deadline.
We endeavour to share on this page information of upcoming university visits and education fairs either on campus or at specific locations in Singapore. On-campus visits are usually scheduled during lunch. Off-campus visits are held at other international schools, convention centres, or institutions. Chatsworth does not endorse any particular college or university. We welcome visits from around the world to share their programmes. Most visits, in fact, are initiated by the university and are scheduled based on availability. We believe students at Chatsworth will be able to make well-informed decisions as they explore specific universities, the programmes universities offer, and the countries these universities represent; all this is in addition to their independent research.
Queen's University Belfast - School of Medicine
17 January 2019
Global Leadership Careers Workshop for the Hospitality Industry
If you are interested in a career in hospitality there is an event being held on 8 December which will give you some insight into the industry. It is a great opportunity for students to meet and learn from successful hospitality, marketing and business leaders through interactive lectures and exercises. You will also have the opportunity to put your hospitality management skills to the test and gain important insight into the experience industry.
The event is being run by Les Roches and Glion. Vriddhi Chaudhari (one of our graduates) was accepted there last year.
Keio University (Japan)
Two speakers will be visiting;
November 20 2018
University of Surrey
A representative from the Admissions Department of the University of Surrey will be here to talk specifically about writing effective personal statements and the UCAS application process.
November 16 2018
University of Cardiff
Cardiff is ranked 5th among UK universities for research excellence. Come and meet a representative from the university to learn more about Cardiff.
November 16 2018
Singapore Institute of Management
Learn about options for tertiary studies in Business Studies and other management courses here in Singapore.
November 2 2018
St Andrews and United Kingdom Universities
The Assistant Director of Admissions of the University of St. Andrews (in Scotland) will be available to talk to students interested in studying in the UK or specifically at St. Andrews. He will give advice on writing the personal statement required for application to United Kingdom universities.
November 1 2018
Study and Career Options Fair: Psychology
Are you interested in Psychology? Not sure if it is the right subject for you?
Don't miss this unique opportunity to speak directly to academics from these two UK universities. You can learn more about studying Psychology at each institution and discover your study options and career paths within the Psychology field.
Here's your opportunity to speak to the subject academics from the institution as well as a practitioner!
October 18 2018
RCSI is a specialist health sciences university that offers undergraduate degree courses in Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017, the university is in the top 2% worldwide and is one the top 5 universities with the highest percentage of international students. In fact, over 70% of the student body at RCSI are originally from outside of the European Union.
October 4 2018
25 September 2018
|Australia||Continental Europe||Hong Kong|
|Australian Education Network||Erasmus Programme||Study in Hong Kong|
|IDP Education||Study in Denmark|
|Study in Finland||Japan|
|Canada||Campus France||Study in Japan|
|Maclean's Guide||Study in Germany|
|EduCanada||Study in Italy||United Kingdom|
|Canada's Higher Education and Careers||Study in Lithuania||UCAS|
|Study in the Netherlands||The Complete University Guide|
|China||Study in Spain|
|Study in China||Study in Sweden||United States of America|
|Study in Switzerland||Big Future by College Board|
For forms relating to university advising, login to download.
Registering, paying, and completing all required tests are the responsibility of the student. When researching universities, note which specific tests are part of the application process. Register early as spaces may fill up quickly.
Take one or the other. Most USA universities accept either.
If you are starting university in September 2016, then take the old SAT test; if starting university in September 2017, then you may take the old or new SAT test. If you do not want to be a guinea pig, then simply take the ACT, which many schools are encouraging. Pick a copy of SAT and SAT Subject Tests info booklets outside the IB Office.
SAT Test Dates
Did you know Khan Academy has a free tutorial for the old and new SAT?
ACT Test Dates
Some countries may require you to take an English proficiency test. Check with your university as to which test they prefer.
IELTS at the British Council
TOEFL by ETS
Here are some important websites you will visit regularly during the university application process.
UCAS is for UK universities only. Upon first time registration, the buzzword to connect with Chatsworth is ‘enlighten’.
Foreign students usually require a student visa in order to study overseas. The links provided offer information on how to obtain a student visa at some of the more common study destinations.