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What universities should I apply to?

  1. Feb 7, 2016 #1
    Hi! I currently live in New Zealand and am in Year 11/Grade 10. Naturally as this is a physics forum I have been interested in doing physics degree when I leave high school. If I were to stay in New Zealand for undergraduate I would be going to the University of Auckland. What are your thoughts on its physics program. However overseas study interests me a lot and I would like to try applying to some. What universitys would you recommend (doesn't have to be US) that have high quality undergraduate programs and... are not overly expensive. Ideally I do not want to be paying ridiculous amounts of money for my education.

    Thanks for any answers in advance!
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2016 #2
    Have you toured the University of Auckland yet? Have you looked at Australian Universities?
     
  4. Feb 11, 2016 #3
    No not yet, am planning to do this year. I've been to a few public lectures there though, heard some really cool people so far, Chris Lindott and William D Phillips!
    I have been doing some research on Australian Universities , in particular University of Melbourne. One thing I like about UOA is that they offer a full paid scholarship for the first three years of your undergraduate studies. About 100 are given out each year. I think this is reachable for me.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  5. Feb 11, 2016 #4

    e.bar.goum

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    For Australian universities in Physics, your best choices are (in decreasing order): The Australian National University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland.

    (ETA, but all of these would be solid choices.)
     
  6. Feb 11, 2016 #5

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    Not Monash? They have some really good people there: Balasz, Skands and now Valencia.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2016 #6

    e.bar.goum

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    Monash would be up there (together with USyd, Uni Adelaide.), but I wouldn't put them in my top 3 for undergraduate physics degree in Australia. Maybe #4?

    (ETA: This is a bit subjective, but also, ANU, Uni Melb and UQ are pretty consistently ranked the highest in the country. Depending on the metric, ANU and Uni Melb sometimes switch places.)

    (ETA2: Also, all of the people you mentioned are HEP theorists, but there's more to a good physics undergraduate degree than HEP theorists).
     
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