Oakridgers are making it to Top Global Universities
- 18 May 2023
With more than 100 offers in hand, the Grade 12 students at Oakridge International School, Bengaluru are all set to reach new heights at their university destinations. Like every year, IBDP students are placed in top QS-ranked Universities in USA, UK, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and India among many other countries. The school has a dedicated career counselling team constantly working towards making the students’ dream universities a reality.
Johns Hopkins University, University of California – Davis, North Carolina State University, University of Toronto, Cardiff University and Penn State University are some of the firm choices students made from the multiple offers they received. Deeksha from Class of 2023 was awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship of $16000 per year for 4 years from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Saanika, who decided to choose University of Washington from her handful of offers was awarded the Deans Scholarship of $30000 from University of California, Santa Cruz and $7500 Scholarship from University of Toronto. Anmol who is joining Johns Hopkins University also received a scholarship of CAD $100000 from University of Toronto. Ashoka University, National Institute of Fashion Technology and Indian Institute of Art and Design are some of the higher education choices from India for Oakridge students.
“I’m excited about my placements. I got into the best global universities. I was especially glad as Newcastle University and University of Bath are among the best universities in the world for architecture, and I have also received a Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship from Newcastle University which makes me happier.”
“I feel incredibly grateful to have been accepted into so many top universities. The teachers and environment at Oakridge have allowed me to flourish. I got offers from 13 universities including UNC Chapel Hill, Boston University, Durham University, University of Warwick, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign among others.”
For students from Grade 8 to Grade 11, Oakridge organises personal and group counselling sessions. The school nurtures student potential through regular follow-up meetings and definite timelines to work on schedules and manage their university applications. Oakridge firmly believes that a strong parent-teacher relationship is essential for the success of children. There are regular one on one interactions with parents to build the student profiles.
Entrance test preparations alongside academics is an important part of the learning journey at Oakridge. Information sessions on SAT and PSAT are regularly organised with presentations and talks. PSAT 8/9 test is also administered for the students of MYP 3 and 4.
Several university events are organised by the career counselling team throughout the year. A university fair with 21 universities was organised in collaboration with CIALFO, the global career exploration of Oakridge at school campus in the month of September 2022. All these events gave an excellent opportunity to the students and parents to interact with the University admission officers giving them insight into aspects of the university that are not mentioned on the websites. The Q&A sessions helped them clear their doubts and understand the university cultures and processes better.
Universities from India, USA, UK, Ireland and New Zealand visited Oakridge during the months of August and September. There were also hospitality and culinary institutes visit the campus. IB curriculum at Oakridge have a wide range of subject interests across fields which is appealing to the Universities worldwide.
The IBDP Bridge Programme is a specialised 2-week training session for Grade 11 students before commencing an academic year. It is designed to provide a smooth transition for students from CBSE/IGCSE/ICSE to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The IB trained educators at Oakridge take introductory workshops for success in the IBDP core elements of CAS, TOK, and EEs along with course selection support. Career guidance also starts from the day 1 of academic session at Oakridge.
University Offers – 100+
Countries – 8
Students Placed – 100%
Cumulative Scholarship – $160,000+
About Oakridge International
As a Nord Anglia Education School, Oakridge International School, Bengaluru is part of the world’s leading premium school organisations. It is an IB continuum school that is committed to providing quality education and holistic development opportunities to its students and their families.
For more information, visit: https://www.oakridge.in/bengaluru/
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