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DCB Class of 2020 Receives Offers from Global Top Universities

Dulwich College Beijing’s 109 students from the Class of 2020 have received over 500 university offers from 16 countries with more expected in the coming weeks. Nearly every student has received multiple offers from top universities, enabling them to choose their true best fit. The vast array of global options and the breadth of choice for each student is particularly impressive this year given the extraordinary circumstances these recent months.

Offers from the world’s most reputable universities could dominate the annual headlines like they usually do with DCB students (Ivy League, Oxbridge, UC Berkeley, LSE, U Chicago, UCL, McGill, U Toronto, HKU, etc.), but the University Counselling Team is particularly proud of the array of options that the graduating students have to choose from. From a prestigious Swiss culinary school to world-renowned art and design programmes, DCB students covered the entirety of the modern university spectrum, with most students having multiple Global Top 30, 50, or 100 institutions to choose from.

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Additionally, there were offers to highly selective programmes such as International Relations at the University of St Andrews, multiple offers of extremely rare scholarships at the University of Glasgow, and multiple offers to read medicine and law and study art or music in top universities across the UK, US, Hong Kong and Europe.  

Well done, Class of 2020! We are confident of further acceptances as universities in the UK, US and Canada finish making their offers, and universities in Australia, New Zealand, and several countries in Europe and parts of Asia begin their admissions processes. The future is indeed bright for this cohort, and we’re all going to get through the current situation even stronger.  

The University Counselling Team is particularly proud of the breadth and depth of the offers:

Offers from UK Universities 

Currently standing at a firm 228 offers from over 50 universities in the UK, DCB students were particularly successful with the Russell Group, with a total of 187 offers among those universities alone. These include 32 offers to King’s College London, 27 to University College London, 19 to the University of Edinburgh, 17 to the University of Manchester, 13 to London School of Economics and Political Science, 13 to Durham University, and 10 to the University of Bristol. The University of Oxford made two offers to our students, and the University of Cambridge one.   

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Cardiff University (1)

City, University of London (2)

Durham University (13)

Goldsmiths, University of London (2)

Guildhall School of Music & Drama (1)

Imperial College London (4)

King's College London (32)

Kingston University (3)

London School of Economics and Political Science (13)

Loughborough University (1)

Nottingham Trent University (1)

Queen Mary University of London (5)

Royal Academy of Music (1)

Royal Agricultural University (1)

Royal College of Music (1)

Royal Holloway (10)

St George's, University of London (1)

The Glasgow School of Art (1)

The University of Edinburgh (19)

The University of Manchester (17)

The University of Sheffield (2)

The University of Warwick (9)

University College London (27)

University for the Creative Arts (1)

University of Bath  (6)

University of Birmingham  (7)

University of Bristol (10)

University of Cambridge (1)

University of East Anglia (1)

University of Exeter (5)

University of Glasgow (4)

University of Kent (2)

University of Leeds (5)

University of Leicester (1)

University of Liverpool (1)

University of Nottingham  (4)

University of Oxford (2)

University of Southampton (1)

University of St Andrews  (1)

University of Surrey (1)

University of Sussex (1)

University of the Arts London (3)

University of York (5)

Offers from US Universities 

From the Ivy League to UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Chicago, RISD, and beyond, the United States remains a popular destination for DCB students, who have sent applications to 125 universities and colleges. Eighteen DCB students were accepted to their top choice programmes via the early decision or early action application rounds. Offers to Princeton University, Brown University, New York University (including four to NYU-Tisch), Claremont McKenna College, Parsons School of Design, Tufts University, and Emory University were among the many early offers.

DCB students also received multiple offers to the University of Chicago (3), UC Berkeley (2), UCLA (4), UC San Diego (13), UC Davis (13), USC (7), University of Washington, Seattle (5), Boston University (4), University of Virginia (3), and many more! Places such as the University of Notre Dame, engineering programmes at Carnegie Mellon University and Rice University, and Purdue University, Ohio State University, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Minnesota round out the plethora of Global Top 100 options.  

In terms of visual and performing arts, in addition to NYU-Tisch, Parsons, and RISD, Dulwich students have been offered places at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music, Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan, Berklee College of Music, California College of the Arts, the Pratt Institute, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Savannah College of Art and Design, to name a few. Most of these also came with the promise of financial scholarships. 

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Arizona State University, Tempe (3) 

Barnard College (1) 

Berklee College of Music (2) 

Boston College (2) 

Boston University (4) 

Brown University (1) 

Bryn Mawr College (1) 

Bucknell University (1) 

California College of the Arts (2) 

California State University, Monterey Bay (1) 

Carnegie Mellon University (1) 

Claremont McKenna College (1)

DePaul University (2) 

Emory University (2) 

Florida State University (1) 

Fordham University (1) 

Indiana University, Bloomington (1) 

Loyola Marymount University (1) 

Manhattan School of Music (1) 

Miami University, Oxford (1) 

New England Conservatory of Music (1) 

New York University (10) 

Northeastern University (1) 

Oberlin College (1) 

Occidental College (2) 

Ohio Wesleyan University (1) 

Otis College of Art and Design (1) 

Pepperdine University (1) 

Pratt Institute (4) 

Princeton University (1) 

Purdue University (1) 

Reed College (1) 

Rhode Island School of Design (1) 

Rice University (1) 

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (1) 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick (1) 

San Diego State University (1)  

Sarah Lawrence College (1)  

Savannah College of Art and Design (2) 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (3) 

Scripps College (1) 

Skidmore College (1) 

Stevens Institute of Technology (1) 

Stony Brook University, SUNY (1)

Syracuse University (1)

The College of Wooster (1)

The New School, Parsons School of Design (3)

The Ohio State University, Columbus (2)

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park (2)

The University of Iowa (1)

Tufts University (3)

Union College (1)

University of California, Berkeley (2)

University of California, Davis (13)

University of California, Irvine (13)

University of California, Los Angeles (4)

University of California, San Diego (13)

University of California, Santa Barbara (10)

University of California, Santa Cruz (11)

University of Chicago (3)

University of Colorado, Boulder (1)

University of Detroit Mercy (1)

University of Illinois at Chicago (1)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1)

University of Missouri, Columbia (1)

University of Notre Dame (1)

University of Pittsburgh (1)

University of Rhode Island (1)

University of Rochester (2)

University of San Diego (1)

University of San Francisco (2)

University of Southern California (7)

University of Virginia (3)

University of Washington, Seattle (5)

Vassar College (1)

Wake Forest University (1)

Walsh University (1)

Wesleyan University (1)

Westminster College (1)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1)

Offers from Asian Universities 

DCB students continued their success with offers to places as diverse as HKU’s prestigious International Business and Global Management programme, to Hong Kong Poly U’s Hotel and Resort Management, and all varieties in between. A number of Dulwich students have just started the process of applying to universities in Singapore and South Korea, and the University Counselling Team is certain that multiple offers from places like NUS, Nanyang, SMU, Seoul National, Korea University, and Yonsei will ensue. We have a placement at KAIST, which accepts fewer than 40 students educated outside Korea each year, and another one at Renmin University of China’s Global Business programme. There were even offers to stay local at Tsinghua University.   

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City University of Hong Kong (1)

Keio University (1)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (1)

Renmin University of China (1)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (1)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (3)

The University of Hong Kong (12)

Tsinghua University (2)

Waseda University (1)

Offers from Canadian Universities 

Canada presents amazing options that provide an experience balanced between the focus of a UK-style education and the flexibility of US universities. Some of the most important global research institutions are located in Canada, and this year’s offers to DCB students do not disappoint. From Waterloo’s Co-Op Programme in Economics, to University of Toronto, McGill, UBC, Western University and more, Dulwich graduates love to take advantage of the work-study possibilities in Canada, and Canada has consistently welcomed Dulwich graduates!   

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Carleton University (1)

McGill University (2)

McMaster University (1)

Queen's University (2)

Ryerson University (2)

The University of British Columbia (3)

University of Toronto (22)

University of Waterloo (1)

Western University (7)

York University (1)

Offers from European Universities 

Studying in continental Europe is becoming an increasingly popular option for many DCB students. With a multicultural environment, world-class academics, professional training, and nearly a thousand years of culture and history, it is easy to see why so many students gravitate to the Netherlands, France, and Spain. This year’s cohort boasts offers from places like Leiden University, Sciences Po, University of Groningen, IE Madrid, and the University of Amsterdam. Many of these programmes are so selective that they not only limit the number of places (called numerus fixus or place fixe), but also require additional testing and interviews beyond the initial application process.  

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Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland (1)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (1)

IE University (2)

Instituto Europea di Design Barcelona (1)

Instituto Europea di Design Milan (1)

Leiden University (4)

Maastricht University (1)

Paris College of Art (1)

Sciences Po (1)

The American University of Paris (1)

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (1)

University of Amsterdam (2)

University of Groningen (1)

University of Navarra (1)

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Guided by the mantra “Students Come First”, DCB’s experienced University Counselling Team begins the guidance process early in our students’ academic career, helping them uncover their individual aptitudes and talents, then working with them individually to build a well-rounded portfolio that represents their achievements holistically.   

“I am delighted for our wonderful Year 13 students! It is the strong partnership between our University Counselling Team, our highly engaged students, committed teachers and very supportive parent community that creates an environment for our students to thrive and receive the strongest possible range of offers for each and every one of them. This is the culmination of years of hard work and commitment by the whole community to support and bring out the very best in our students,” said Simon Herbert, Head of College, Dulwich College Beijing. 

We are very pleased with the offers our students have received so far and look forward to more good news in the weeks to come. Our sincere thanks to the University Counselling Team for their care and hard work: Counsellors Mr West, Mr Harmon and Mrs Pankratz, Oxbridge Prep Coordinators Mr Hearl and Mr Ormandy, Counselling Assistant Ms Zhang, and Interns Ms Meng and Mr Evans.

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