AcademicNewsNews 2011/2012

Successful admissions at LSE, King's College and St Andrew’s University

Zlatarski School students from the Class of 2012 conquered King’s College London this year

Zlatina Dermendjieva, a student from 12IB grade, continues the tradition of Zlatarski School alumni by being accepted at one of the “hard-to-get” into universities of the world – London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Each year LSE accepts around 19,000 applications for 1,299 places in their Bachelor programmes. There are 20 applicants competing for one place for the Finance and Accounting course, which Zlatina is holding an offer for.

Zlatina is among the graduating students who have already used the UCAS center at Zlatarski School. With the support of the UCAS coordinators, who administer the process of applying abroad, help with the application forms and personal statements, as well as the solid back which the references from teachers and the Head of school provide, our 12th graders are already accepted in St Andrew’s University, King’s College London, University of Southampton, University of Bath, University of Exeter, Durham University, University of York, Queen Mary, Exeter University, etc. The most desirable degrees this year were Politics and International Relations, Law, Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Computer and Engineering courses and Interior Design. A new choice of an undergraduate course was Sustainable Development. Ekaterina Marcheva (12IB grade) succeeded to open the doors of the usually inaccessible University of St Andrews with her innovative ideas and commitment to the topic of environmental issues.


This year King’s College London (top 5 of the best universities in the UK) accepted a large number of students from Zlatarski International School, which confirms the success of the well-established UCAS center at the School. The future graduates conquered the established in 1829 university, being accepted in degrees such as: Law and International Relations, Business Management, Film Studies, Politics. The University of Edinburgh, established in 1583 and ranked among the top ten universities in the sphere of Economics for 2012, accepted our students with high requirements – 40 IB points (out of 45 total). For reference, Edinburgh receives approximately 47,000 applications every year, making it the third most popular university in the UK by volume of applicants.Entrance is intensely competitive with 12 applications per place in the last admissions cycle.

Due to the rise of tuition fees in the UK, our graduates also searched for undergraduate degrees in other European countries. We have students accepted in McGill University (Canada), Webster University Vienna, American University in Paris, Bocconi University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Amsterdam University, Hague University, etc. The interest towards The American University in Bulgaria, along with the above-mentioned institutions, was higher because of the full scholarship opportunities for Zlatarski students who achieve high results in their IB final exams.