Applying to Australian Universities


There's a world of universities out there - consider Australia! Learn about the advantages of Australian universities, which to consider, and how to apply.

Getting Started with your Personal Statement


Many students struggle with their UCAS personal statements. Indeed, showcasing your academic ability and achievement within 4,000 characters is not an easy task. Learn how important it is to the UK admissions process and what to write about!

School Research Doesn’t Have To Be a Drag!


There's no need to feel overwhelmed while staring at a school website. Check out our latest blog where we break down the do's and don'ts of school research!

Thinking of Studying in the UK?


The UK higher education has always been a popular choice for international students because of its world-class institutions and rich cultural diversity, but British universities are not for everybody. Learn the distinctive characteristics of the UK education before deciding if it is the right choice for you!

The TOEFL and University Application


There are a lot of standardized tests you'll need to take to apply to American schools - the TOEFL may be one of them. Will you need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and if so, what should you expect to see on this test?

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About The Edge The Edge Learning Center is Hong Kong’s premier Test Preparation, Academic Tutoring, and Admissions Consulting services provider. Founded in 2008, The Edge has helped thousands of students improve their ACT and SAT scores as well as their IB and AP grades. The AC team has just finished off another successful period in which students […]

Fancy a Free Foundation Year at Cambridge?


A new Foundation Year programme has been launched at Cambridge, offering students from disadvantaged backgrounds a new pathway to undergraduate study. Find out from Karen, our Oxbridge admissions consultant, the details of this exciting opportunity...

Developing and Maintaining Your Extracurriculars During a Pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic shouldn't prevent us from pursuing our extracurricular passions. Read on to see how you can adjust your activities and even take up new pursuits!

Something I Forgot to Mention…


Karen, our star UK Admissions Consultant, has provided countless students and parents with the tools and guidance along the UCAS application journey, from mastering the UCAS personal statement to acing the interview. In this blog, Karen shares with us how the preparation for Oxbridge interviews has gone this year.

Acing Your Interviews


The interview is, for many applicants, one of the most stressful steps in the application process. In virtually every other part of the application, you have time to think, consider, re-write, etc., whereas the interview is unpredictable and requires answers to be given immediately. However, being a good interviewee is a skill just like any other – one that you can improve with practice and preparation. Let’s get into some of the key things you can do to ensure that you ace your interview.

Did the Chicken Come Before the Egg?


By Karen Lee (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? This was a question a good friend of mine at Cambridge studied in detail during the Biological Natural Sciences course (and apparently this old-time riddle can be unscrambled with the principles of evolutionary biology). But picking the right course […]

Crafting CVs and Letters of Recommendation


By Jonathan Charles Ault (Admissions Consultant and English & History tutor at The Edge Learning Center)   Let’s begin by discussing the importance of CVs (short for “curriculum vitae,” also known as “resumes”) in your applications to schools. Your CV should be a one-page document (not more than one page!) which lays out your accomplishments as a […]