ananyaaroy1 wrote:@smartiful : thnks for ur advice! am considering applying to univ college,london,LSE and imperial college in UK and univ of Houston though i hope it's not too late. My interest is in analysis , measure theory, topology....
Realllllly Realllllly Hoping i get accepted at Cambridge this yr(I resubmitted my application for this year after last year's misfortune!!)
Cambridge: I think Oct 15 is the deadline for Gates scholarships, which supports the bulk of international students. Department and College scholarships have similar deadlines. Imperial does have some scholarships for international students, but competition for these is probably harder than for the Gates scholarships. The fact that you mention UCL and LSE strongly suggests you haven't really looked at these places but instead at a university ranking? LSE is a good place though if you're interested in mathematical finance.
UK universities expect you to have somewhat well-defined research interests or, better still, specific projects. This obviously requires that you've taken some advanced courses (neither measure theory nor functional analysis are particularly advanced!), so this is a point you should emphasise in your application. I would strongly advise you to have a good think about your research interests and then apply to those unis that (i) can offer funding and (ii) have a suitable supervisor.