Hi, I am from a third-world country who studied BSc Physics at Imperial College London (in the UK) for two years. I had to pay 20,000 pounds as tuition fees annually and my parents managed that for two years, but then they had a financial problem when I was about to begin my third year. So, I spoke with my department and they arranged what they call 'Interruption of Studies', Basically, it's like taking a gap year in the middle of your degree bevause of financial, medical or other issues. Mine was financial. Anyway, Septmeber's coming and I am supposed to go back to Imperial to finish my third year. My parents will pay my third year tuition fees, but the problem is I need to re-apply for a student visa before I go back to the UK, and for the application to be processed I need to show that I have another 9000 pounds to fund my living expenses. Unfortunately, this is too much for my family - they might help me out but it got me questioning what might be accomplished by my studying at Imperial. After all, I am not spending so much money just to get a degree, but for excellent job offers or admission into graduate courses with scholarships. I checked out scholarship opportunities and given the tuition fees for masters and phd courses, the scholarships appear highly selective and offer only small sums of money compared to my tuition fee. It looks like I may not be able to fund my studies after my bachelor's course. And the job prospects in the UK do not look good to me either. And the UK regulations on immigration policies have got much tougher than before, so I might not be stay if I don't have a job or course. And I don't wanna go back to my country. This is just the way I feel about my prospects after I finish at Imperial. I am not really sure if I should continue at Imperial or try to move to some other university. What do you think I should do?