I'm a 21-year old Marketing student in my 4th year of studies, with my eyes and mind set on a Master's degree in International Marketing, in Newcastle University London (London campus).
A former International Geography Olympiad medalist (2016, Beijing), I have been full of ambition and drive towards exceeding expectations and achieving as much as possible. However, financial barriers can be e decisive factor in one's vision of his future education - yet, I do not want to sacrifice the potential of studying in a prospective university abroad and therefore have decided to look for your support.
'Why don't you apply for a student loan?' - you might ask. You see, educational expenses barely end with tuition fees and the UK, especially London, can be quite a costly place to live in. While I will apply for a loan, returning it may not be so easy: considering varying interest rates (political changes might make it harder), the amount of the tuition fee that will actually be covered by the loan granted, etc.
- Standard living costs in London are estimated at around £1,265 per month (including rent)
- Full-time students are allowed only up to 20 hours of work per week - around £615 per month, based on the minimum salary per hour for my age group.
I have considered different options, yet my dream is to complete my Master's degree in a renown university, in one of the financial capitals of the world!
That is why I will be grateful if you could donate even the tiniest fraction of my education financial goal, which will enable me to cope with living expenses and returning the loan (while I will be working part-time to manage my university studies).
Here's a breakdown of the expected expenses until I will be able to start a full-time job in the field of my current Bachelor's degree and future Master's degree:
1 year-long program - 2 semesters, around 10 to 12 months.
Based on the estimated by the UK government monthly amount a student needs for normal living in London (£1,265) and subtracting the estimated salary I am expected to receive in a part-time job (£615-£650) the remaining £600 will be challenging.
My family cannot support me with even half of that amount, since only my mother is currently employed. Right now I do work as a part-time Data analyst, as I have to cover my living expenses in Sofia (capital of Bulgaria, not my hometown).
Even if I consider only these £600, over a 10 month period that is £6000... tuition fees and unexpected events set aside.
If you have reached this point, I want to thank you for reading my story, even if you don't have the opportunity to donate. Hopefully I will be able to achieve my dream!