Anyone applying to UCT 2008/09?


Just interested if anyone is applying to do the LLM in Cape Town this year/beginning of next year?

Or to hear from anyone who has been and can provide any advice/tips on where to live, courses to take etc.
Just interested if anyone is applying to do the LLM in Cape Town this year/beginning of next year?

Or to hear from anyone who has been and can provide any advice/tips on where to live, courses to take etc.
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Nutty8585
Hi Chris
I am a 22 year old f and Im applying to start the LLM in February 2009. Are you there already? UCT looks great.
Hi Chris
I am a 22 year old f and Im applying to start the LLM in February 2009. Are you there already? UCT looks great.
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Hi guys,

I am also considering studying at UCT, at the moment I'm just trying to work out when to start and the finances of it all. Have you started the application process yet?

Ali
Hi guys,

I am also considering studying at UCT, at the moment I'm just trying to work out when to start and the finances of it all. Have you started the application process yet?

Ali
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Nutty8585
I havent started applying as the applications for February 09 appear in April, then i will definitely appy. DO you know what area you would like to study?
I havent started applying as the applications for February 09 appear in April, then i will definitely appy. DO you know what area you would like to study?
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Joossen
Hello,

I'm going to apply to start my LLM at UCT in januari-februari 2009. I'm 22 and currently i'm finishing my law degree at the catholic university of Leuven (in Belguim). I will probably sent the first part of my application in next month. Does anyone know if it'shard to get accepted?

Jackie
Hello,

I'm going to apply to start my LLM at UCT in januari-februari 2009. I'm 22 and currently i'm finishing my law degree at the catholic university of Leuven (in Belguim). I will probably sent the first part of my application in next month. Does anyone know if it'shard to get accepted?

Jackie
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I have been accepted onto the LSE LLM programme so is a tough choice. Obviously London would be great but then so would Cape Town. LSE is also a lot more expensive than UCT but then the reputation is better worldwide I would imagine... decisions, decisions!
I have been accepted onto the LSE LLM programme so is a tough choice. Obviously London would be great but then so would Cape Town. LSE is also a lot more expensive than UCT but then the reputation is better worldwide I would imagine... decisions, decisions!
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Maureen
Anyone made a decesion of applying to UCT seems like a good place am still grappling with whetehr to apply for LLM in Marine and Environmemntal Law or Human Rights. WE can exchange notes but am also checking out UJ (university of Johanesburg) and University of South Africa(UNISA)
Anyone made a decesion of applying to UCT seems like a good place am still grappling with whetehr to apply for LLM in Marine and Environmemntal Law or Human Rights. WE can exchange notes but am also checking out UJ (university of Johanesburg) and University of South Africa(UNISA)
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Hey, i've been accepted to Stellenbosch and UCT to start a masters in July. Does anyone have any advice regarding either institution? Thanks, Ali
Hey, i've been accepted to Stellenbosch and UCT to start a masters in July. Does anyone have any advice regarding either institution? Thanks, Ali
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Maureen
Hi congrats for being accepted UCT is a beautiful place am crossing my fingers am applying for Feb intake not too sure about Stellenbosch but I hear they have a good reputation just work on ur visa apply this early for accomodation and sure U will be fine what is ur major in both??

All the best

kind regards
Hi congrats for being accepted UCT is a beautiful place am crossing my fingers am applying for Feb intake not too sure about Stellenbosch but I hear they have a good reputation just work on ur visa apply this early for accomodation and sure U will be fine what is ur major in both??

All the best

kind regards
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Thanks my offers are to study an LLM in International Trade at Stellenbosch and an LLM in International Trade or Human Rights at Cape Town. Good Luck for your UCT application! Are you from South Africa?
Thanks my offers are to study an LLM in International Trade at Stellenbosch and an LLM in International Trade or Human Rights at Cape Town. Good Luck for your UCT application! Are you from South Africa?
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Maureen
Am from Kenya and thanx for the good wishes, all the west I wnat to apply for International law or Human rights

keep me posted
Am from Kenya and thanx for the good wishes, all the west I wnat to apply for International law or Human rights

keep me posted
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atlanta
I have applied to Stellenbosch and am considering applying to UCT...but as an American, the only differences between the two that I can tell are that one is in Cape Town and the other (USt) is in a more rural environment.

Does anyone have any additional information regarding the differences in studying at the two schools? What should I consider in the event I'm accepted to both?
I have applied to Stellenbosch and am considering applying to UCT...but as an American, the only differences between the two that I can tell are that one is in Cape Town and the other (USt) is in a more rural environment.

Does anyone have any additional information regarding the differences in studying at the two schools? What should I consider in the event I'm accepted to both?
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Danny
UCT has a great law school. I am a student there it has also been climbing international rankings and attracting a huge number of international students. One ranking agency suggested that it is the best University in Africa so from my stnd point the choice is pretty obvious. You will also marvel at the university's position: just at the foot of table mountain. Good luck with you decisions!
UCT has a great law school. I am a student there it has also been climbing international rankings and attracting a huge number of international students. One ranking agency suggested that it is the best University in Africa so from my stnd point the choice is pretty obvious. You will also marvel at the university's position: just at the foot of table mountain. Good luck with you decisions!
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atlanta
Danny,

thank you! I'll keep that in mind. My reasons for applying to stellenbosch, thus far, are that in addition to the lower cost, it is in an environment where I will probably be able to study better than if I were surrounded by everything that is Cape Town. Also, I imagine it would be fairly easy to come away with a working knowledge of afrikaans, which I would enjoy. Not to mention US doesn't require the SAQA evaluation, which to me seems like a glorified form of academic bribery. I can't tell if SAQA is a government agency or a private for-profit business...haha

I have read that cape town is ranked somewhat higher, and that matters a little, but not too much, since most people where I come from haven't heard of either!

does anyone have any insight into how foreign students (particularly Americans) are treated at UCT postgrad? The much higher application fee for people of my nationality tells me something about the school's prejudices even before I apply. If they want a $150 application fee and something like R30 for locals, that tells me a lot. The difference is significantly disproportionate.
Danny,

thank you! I'll keep that in mind. My reasons for applying to stellenbosch, thus far, are that in addition to the lower cost, it is in an environment where I will probably be able to study better than if I were surrounded by everything that is Cape Town. Also, I imagine it would be fairly easy to come away with a working knowledge of afrikaans, which I would enjoy. Not to mention US doesn't require the SAQA evaluation, which to me seems like a glorified form of academic bribery. I can't tell if SAQA is a government agency or a private for-profit business...haha

I have read that cape town is ranked somewhat higher, and that matters a little, but not too much, since most people where I come from haven't heard of either!

does anyone have any insight into how foreign students (particularly Americans) are treated at UCT postgrad? The much higher application fee for people of my nationality tells me something about the school's prejudices even before I apply. If they want a $150 application fee and something like R30 for locals, that tells me a lot. The difference is significantly disproportionate.
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micky
All South African universities have higher tuition fees for foreign than for local students; I think it's because SA tax payers subsidise the institutes. Other than that you should, as an international student, be welcomed with open arms at any university! I studied at Stellenbosch, and though UCT was traditionally better known in international circles, Stb has, in the last ten years or so, progressed rapidly and many of its academic programmes are excellent. Even though Stb and Cape Town are in close vicinity to one another, they have very different vibes. To start off with, CT is more English and bigger and more cosmopolitan than Stb. Stb is influenced more by the Afrikaans culture (though there are lots of English-speaking students and all Afrikaans people speak good English). Stb is also more of a student town than CT - which makes for great fun and the whole town joining in certain big events, but it also means that it might be difficult to make contact with people who are not students. In Stb there is a large contingency of international students, and the same must be true for UCT. In the end I think both universities will provide you with amazing, but very different experiences. The area is beautiful, there's lots of opportunity for exploring and travelling, and the people are friendly! Have loads of fun!
All South African universities have higher tuition fees for foreign than for local students; I think it's because SA tax payers subsidise the institutes. Other than that you should, as an international student, be welcomed with open arms at any university! I studied at Stellenbosch, and though UCT was traditionally better known in international circles, Stb has, in the last ten years or so, progressed rapidly and many of its academic programmes are excellent. Even though Stb and Cape Town are in close vicinity to one another, they have very different vibes. To start off with, CT is more English and bigger and more cosmopolitan than Stb. Stb is influenced more by the Afrikaans culture (though there are lots of English-speaking students and all Afrikaans people speak good English). Stb is also more of a student town than CT - which makes for great fun and the whole town joining in certain big events, but it also means that it might be difficult to make contact with people who are not students. In Stb there is a large contingency of international students, and the same must be true for UCT. In the end I think both universities will provide you with amazing, but very different experiences. The area is beautiful, there's lots of opportunity for exploring and travelling, and the people are friendly! Have loads of fun!
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Tatia
Hi there everyone.

I was just wondering if any of you could tell me what sort of marks are required for the UCT LLM programme? I'm considering applying for the LLM in criminal justice. Would be great if those of you who have been accepted at UCT could give me a rough idea of what sort of marks I need...

Thanks!

Kelly
Hi there everyone.

I was just wondering if any of you could tell me what sort of marks are required for the UCT LLM programme? I'm considering applying for the LLM in criminal justice. Would be great if those of you who have been accepted at UCT could give me a rough idea of what sort of marks I need...

Thanks!

Kelly
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I'm not sure I understand the SAQA thingy: basically, UCT wants me to send all my university grades there so as to get some sort of certificate, and then mail my grades again and the certificate to UCT all over again, right?

do you know if there's some kind of waiver if you're from an English or French university (I'll graduate from King's College London and the Sorbonne this July)?

When are the admission results published?

many thanks for your help guys!
I'm not sure I understand the SAQA thingy: basically, UCT wants me to send all my university grades there so as to get some sort of certificate, and then mail my grades again and the certificate to UCT all over again, right?

do you know if there's some kind of waiver if you're from an English or French university (I'll graduate from King's College London and the Sorbonne this July)?

When are the admission results published?

many thanks for your help guys!
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adewumi
hi,am trying to apply for llm in int law ,as it is ,i blieve admission for 2008\2009 is over by now.pls kindly hrlp with details that i need to apply for the 2009\2010 session .thks
hi,am trying to apply for llm in int law ,as it is ,i blieve admission for 2008\2009 is over by now.pls kindly hrlp with details that i need to apply for the 2009\2010 session .thks
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maples
applications ended on the 30th of october. you could log on to their website and then go to applying to uct,click on it and all the details you need will be on your screen.all d best.
applications ended on the 30th of october. you could log on to their website and then go to applying to uct,click on it and all the details you need will be on your screen.all d best.
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bazzy
Hi All
I was planning to do an LLM at UCT in Shiiping Law but am not sure what the job prospects are internationally? can anyone help?
Hi All
I was planning to do an LLM at UCT in Shiiping Law but am not sure what the job prospects are internationally? can anyone help?
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