hey guys out there! help me! i'm in a crucial juncture. my problems are: 1) i want to be a theoretical physicist and i like cosmology. 2) i am an Indian and in india, you need to memorize EVERYTHING to get a good academic career. i'm lousy at this business and i haven't got a "good academic record"(my average score in twelfth grade final exams is about 83%). so i can't get admitted to really good physics universities. the rest of colleges are just junks - they never have a good faculty. 3) nobody ever gave me information about the scholarships and how to prepare for national level entrance exams. 4) i want to study abroad where i can get some better choices. now, my advantages (which probably won't count) are: 1) i do know a lot of maths (like, linear algebra, complex analysis, vector analysis, Fourier series, some special functions and ultimately- how to solve partial differential equations) that'll help me studying physics. 2) and as for physics, i'm used to solving real problems, not only the ones assigned in my texts. ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR ME?