STUDY AT PENN
Penn offers scores of degree-granting programmes at its nationally ranked graduate schools: Education, Law, Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Design, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nursing, Social Policy and Practice, Veterinary Medicine, the Annenberg School for Communication, the Perelman School of Medicine, and the Wharton School of Business. The breadth of academic options means U.K. students can focus in on professional studies or branch out, taking interdisciplinary courses that will enhance not only their education but the rest of their lives.
Candidates must be British citizens who normally reside in the United Kingdom. They must have attended U.K. secondary schools and be graduates (by the summer following their application) of a U.K. university. The deadline for applications is in early November. In December, approximately 20 finalists will be chosen and invited to come to central London in mid-January for a full day of formal and informal interviews with the selection committee. Up to 10 will be chosen as Scholars, with each award dependent on the candidate’s successful admission to Penn.
The Penn campus is located in Philadelphia, an early capital of the United States and site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Today it is the fifth-largest U.S. city, known for its distinctive neighborhoods, walkable downtown and innovative dining and entertainment scene. Scholars get a personal guide to the best the region has to offer in a Welcome Book produced by Thouron alumni and updated every year to reflect new experiences.
Philadelphia is well located for exploring U.S. life beyond the campus. Trains leaving 30th Street Station, just a few blocks from Penn, go across the vast continent – but also put New York and Washington only a couple of hours away. Right next to 30th Street, student-oriented bus lines such as Bolt and Megabus have cheap, regular inter-city service. The city is also an easy drive to the scenic Appalachian Mountains, inviting Atlantic beaches and quaintly rural Pennsylvania Dutch countryside.