Hey, I'm sorry that you won't be able to continue. Will you consider applying again next year? I read on GA's Instagram post that they're looking for more sponsor. Hopefully they'll find more sponsor next year.
Also, I thought that if you are on scholarship track it's either you got accepted for scholarship+admitted to GA or not at all. Apparently they're giving the applicants another option this year..
I think part of the reason they asked for the CHF 150,00 fee this year was so that they could get some more money for the scholarships. In their website they said every year they get around 500 people applying for the programs w/ scholarship so it would mean CHF 75.000,00 already, which is around 4 scholarships, not to mention the remaining students which apply for the programs without the scholarships.
hello everyone, firstly thank you very much for your words of encouragement. Although it may be bittersweet but I am sure my withdrawal will bring opportunities for others that is equally as deserving.
I’ve actually applied last year and I was also unsuccessful in terms of both scholarship and admissions, but at the time I was a fresh graduate and had no work experience so I wasn't expecting much. Similarly to you I was also surprised they offered me a place even though I applied through the full scholarship track because last year I was directly rejected. Maybe they changed their policy (?). I work in research and in the email they were interested with my background and academics credentials but unfortunately they are unable to secure fundings for me so maybe It depends on each cases too i think.
Whether I’d apply again next year? It depends on the outcome of my other masters application. Btw I applied for the MTJ
Good luck everyone!!