Bonas MacFarlane has over twenty years of experience helping students gain admission to many of the world’s highest ranked universities.

Our clients have a global outlook. Most consider British and American universities. Uniquely, we have a deep understanding of both admissions processes. Many of our students apply concurrently to American and British universities. 

Find out more about our US admissions support

UK programmes vary in length from intensive, three-month advisory sessions to relationships lasting several years. We help many families take a long-term strategic view of the university application process. We advise on the best choice of GCSE and then A-Level, IB or Pre-U subjects, to ensure that your child is studying the right combination for their desired degree course. Our reading lists provide a manageable way for sixth formers to explore and deepen their understanding of their chosen degree subject. We organise college and university tours, and mentor students to develop the academic, extra-curricular and critical thinking skills they will need. 

An outstanding personal statement leads to interviews, offers and in our experience may even bring down grade requirements. With our guidance, students are fully prepared so that they can produce what is required to win places on over-subscribed courses at the leading British universities, art schools and medical schools. 

Expert tuition in all sixth-form subjects can be arranged. Many sixth formers choose to use our online platform, enabling them to access their tutors for advice and support wherever they are in the world, and to join the intensive high-level preparation courses we run in the Bonas MacFarlane Academy. These are taught by academics from the UK’s leading universities.

Our Oxbridge preparation programmes are rigorous and stimulating. We give sixth formers the opportunity to be personally tutored and mentored by a university academic. Alongside this intense acceleration programme, our Oxbridge specialists provide clients with strategic guidance on choice of subject and college. We provide intensive preparation for the Oxbridge aptitude tests and interviews, and all candidates are supplied with extension reading lists. 

The Bonas MacFarlane Academy runs a range of courses, taught in small tutorial groups by academics, many of which are specifically designed to help Oxbridge candidates to further develop their academic interests and critical thinking skills.

Our college advisory service is discreet and completely bespoke.


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