CoE 2012/2013


ilse
Just thought Id start a thread for this years applicants and see if anyone joined in. Im sure itll help keep each other informed/updated!
Just thought I’d start a thread for this year’s applicants and see if anyone joined in. I’m sure it’ll help keep each other informed/updated!

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Aethra
Hello! :) Glad to see someone started a thread, I was thinking of doing it myself! I applied on Friday.
Hello! :) Glad to see someone started a thread, I was thinking of doing it myself! I applied on Friday.
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ilse
Yay! Happy to see someone answered. Im not sure how good my chances of getting in are but Im applying through one of the Spanish selection committees. Apparently the application deadline has been pushed forward to the 15th of Feb for us because the scholarship hasnt been approved yet (probably due to the government change weve had). The documents that had to be mailed to Bruges are sent though, so at least thats half of my application...

So if you dont mind my asking, what programme/s are you applying for?
Yay! Happy to see someone answered. I’m not sure how good my chances of getting in are but I’m applying through one of the Spanish selection committees. Apparently the application deadline has been pushed forward to the 15th of Feb for us because the scholarship hasn’t been approved yet (probably due to the government change we’ve had). The documents that had to be mailed to Bruges are sent though, so at least that’s half of my application...

So if you don’t mind my asking, what programme/s are you applying for?

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Aethra
:) No, not at all! I'm applying only for the European Legal Studies programme, through the Greek selection committee (there's only one here)! What about you, of course if you don't mind telling?
:) No, not at all! I'm applying only for the European Legal Studies programme, through the Greek selection committee (there's only one here)! What about you, of course if you don't mind telling?



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ilse
Im in my last year of law but Ive applied for the programme on Political and Administrative Studies (first choice) and then to the one on EIS in Natolin as a second option. I havent got any previous Masters degrees (I know a lot of people who apply do) so Im not sure how that will affect my chances or if the committee will be more demanding... would this be your fist MA?

Also, Im kind of unsure about whether I used the motivation part of the application to its fullest advantage I think I made my points clear but I certainly didnt use up all the space that was available
I’m in my last year of law but I’ve applied for the programme on Political and Administrative Studies (first choice) and then to the one on EIS in Natolin as a second option. I haven’t got any previous Masters degrees (I know a lot of people who apply do) so I’m not sure how that will affect my chances or if the committee will be more demanding... would this be your fist MA?

Also, I’m kind of unsure about whether I used the “motivation” part of the application to its fullest advantage… I think I made my points clear but I certainly didn’t use up all the space that was available…

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Aethra
No, I'm a recent graduate and I do not have another Master's. I don't think you should worry too much, in any case. I know several people from my Uni who went on to study at the College, and I'd say about half of them didn't have any previous Master's degrees. Not sure about what the Committee is like though... About the motivation part, if you feel you've made your point, then I think you'll probably be OK. (It's easy to get carried away when you write too much)! Again, I dont think you should worry!

When are the interviews held in Spain?
No, I'm a recent graduate and I do not have another Master's. I don't think you should worry too much, in any case. I know several people from my Uni who went on to study at the College, and I'd say about half of them didn't have any previous Master's degrees. Not sure about what the Committee is like though... About the motivation part, if you feel you've made your point, then I think you'll probably be OK. (It's easy to get carried away when you write too much)! Again, I dont think you should worry!

When are the interviews held in Spain?
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ilse
Yeah.. youre probably right, I worry too much. Its sent so its not like I can change anything now anyway! I think the interviews are held between april and may so itll be a few weeks until we know anything. Its best to just wait it out and hope for the best but the whole process seems so looong :)

Interesting how you know several people from your uni who have gone there, youve probably received great advice! literally no-ones heard about the College where I go... I guess some unis are just more internationally inclined than others!
Yeah.. you’re probably right, I worry too much. Its sent so its not like I can change anything now anyway! I think the interviews are held between april and may so it’ll be a few weeks until we know anything. It’s best to just wait it out and hope for the best but the whole process seems so looong :)…

Interesting how you know several people from your uni who have gone there, you’ve probably received great advice! literally no-one’s heard about the College where I go... I guess some unis are just more internationally inclined than others!

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Aethra
Trust me, I really understand what you're talking about... I haven't finished with my applications yet (I'm applying to other Unis as well) and the whole process is really frustrating (and seems endless as well)... After I mailed my College application on Friday, I kept thinking that the lady at the Post Office had put the wrong stamp on it!

Two friends are currently studying there so I do intend to ask them about the interview (the part I find most daunting). They seem to be tied down all the time and I haven't really had a chance to speak to them, but I will try to do so and post here any info they give me. Another fellow student I asked some years ago told me that the interview wasn't really difficult but that it "could become tricky" and that that depended on the answers you gave as well. (He was admitted for the European Legal Studies programme, being in his last year at Uni). As for the rest, he told me that you had to be familiar with the ECJ's case-law and that your English and French legal terminology had to be up to scratch.

I'm probably going too far though, worrying about the interview when there's a preselection that comes first! :)
Trust me, I really understand what you're talking about... I haven't finished with my applications yet (I'm applying to other Unis as well) and the whole process is really frustrating (and seems endless as well)... After I mailed my College application on Friday, I kept thinking that the lady at the Post Office had put the wrong stamp on it!

Two friends are currently studying there so I do intend to ask them about the interview (the part I find most daunting). They seem to be tied down all the time and I haven't really had a chance to speak to them, but I will try to do so and post here any info they give me. Another fellow student I asked some years ago told me that the interview wasn't really difficult but that it "could become tricky" and that that depended on the answers you gave as well. (He was admitted for the European Legal Studies programme, being in his last year at Uni). As for the rest, he told me that you had to be familiar with the ECJ's case-law and that your English and French legal terminology had to be up to scratch.

I'm probably going too far though, worrying about the interview when there's a preselection that comes first! :)
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ilse
Lol when I mailed my application I kept obsessing over the fact that I hadnt seen the woman actually stick the stamp on the envelope... I kept on thinking I should have waited and not left right after Id paid. Im also applying to other unis and it's especially difficult when most of your friends arent planning to study abroad next year.. anyway thank god for llm-guide or Id lose it!

Actually the preselection is the part Im worried about. Its the one thing you have to go through before they give you the chance to prove yourself at the interview, and Im not so sure Ill make it. Its just a matter of time though..
Lol when I mailed my application I kept obsessing over the fact that I hadn’t seen the woman actually stick the stamp on the envelope... I kept on thinking I should have waited and not left right after I’d paid. I’m also applying to other unis and it's especially difficult when most of your friends aren’t planning to study abroad next year.. anyway thank god for llm-guide or I’d lose it!

Actually the preselection is the part I’m worried about. It’s the one thing you have to go through before they give you the chance to “prove yourself” at the interview, and I’m not so sure I’ll make it. It’s just a matter of time though..

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StevenPens
Hi all!
Sent my application last week for the LLM program in Bruges.
Useless to say: I'm nervous like I've never been!
Hi all!
Sent my application last week for the LLM program in Bruges.
Useless to say: I'm nervous like I've never been!
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Aethra
Hello! :)
Hello! :)
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ilse
Hey! welcome to the thread!
Hey! welcome to the thread!
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MartiDD
Hello!!! I am Italian and I have applied for the Political and Administrative Studies in Bruges! Nice to meet all you guys and fingers crossed !!! Can't wait to know the application results :)
Hello!!! I am Italian and I have applied for the Political and Administrative Studies in Bruges! Nice to meet all you guys and fingers crossed !!! Can't wait to know the application results :)
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StevenPens
Hello!!! I am Italian and I have applied for the Political and Administrative Studies in Bruges! Nice to meet all you guys and fingers crossed !!! Can't wait to know the application results :)


Hello there! First result will be admitted to an interview in Rome! I'm Italian too.
<blockquote>Hello!!! I am Italian and I have applied for the Political and Administrative Studies in Bruges! Nice to meet all you guys and fingers crossed !!! Can't wait to know the application results :)</blockquote>

Hello there! First result will be admitted to an interview in Rome! I'm Italian too.
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MartiDD
I know !!! But still we have to wait !!
I know !!! But still we have to wait !!
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ilse
@MartiDD:

Ive applied for POL as well! I wish I already knew if Id made it or not to the interviews in Madrid...
@MartiDD:

I’ve applied for POL as well! I wish I already knew if I’d made it or not to the interviews in Madrid...

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MartiDD
Yeah definitely !!! I hope we'll be classmates :)) What do you study? Do you have strong backgrounds on European Political Studies? Because. . . this is my main fear !!! I am simply majoring in Political Science, at the last year of my Graduate Degree at the University of Bologna. Hope it'll be enough for the selection committee ;)
Yeah definitely !!! I hope we'll be classmates :)) What do you study? Do you have strong backgrounds on European Political Studies? Because. . . this is my main fear !!! I am simply majoring in Political Science, at the last year of my Graduate Degree at the University of Bologna. Hope it'll be enough for the selection committee ;)
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ilse
It sounds to me like youre in a pretty good position, Bologna is a great uni to apply from!

Im in my last year of law at the ---- University in Barcelona (the comittee probably hasnt heard of it but its quite respected for its law degree in Spain at least) so any background I may have in European political studies either comes from courses Ive taken that are related to the EU (i.e. Institutions of European Law) or because of my own interest. I guess one of the things that matters for the POL programme is your general grasp of current European affairs (so basically the politics pages in the newspapers, etc)

Im actually beginning to think I would have been in a better position to be accepted for POL had I studied political sciences instead of law, but as I far as I know, at the College they do accept law graduates into the political and administrative studies programme, right?
It sounds to me like you’re in a pretty good position, Bologna is a great uni to apply from!

I’m in my last year of law at the ---- University in Barcelona (the comittee probably hasn’t heard of it but it’s quite respected for its law degree in Spain at least) so any background I may have in European political studies either comes from courses I’ve taken that are related to the EU (i.e. Institutions of European Law) or because of my own interest. I guess one of the things that matters for the POL programme is your general grasp of current European affairs (so basically the politics pages in the newspapers, etc)…

I’m actually beginning to think I would have been in a better position to be accepted for POL had I studied political sciences instead of law, but as I far as I know, at the College they do accept law graduates into the political and administrative studies programme, right?

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MartiDD
Barcelona is as good as mine, do not worry!!! :) mmm actually I am minoring on International Affairs, and like you, I am not completely a POL student. I am not sure about that, but I think that they ask prospective students to apply for their same field of study. I hope it won't affect our chances of being admitted, I am seriously looking forward to study at the CoE!!! Fingers crossed. Do you guys know when we should expect some news from our selection committee?
Barcelona is as good as mine, do not worry!!! :) mmm actually I am minoring on International Affairs, and like you, I am not completely a POL student. I am not sure about that, but I think that they ask prospective students to apply for their same field of study. I hope it won't affect our chances of being admitted, I am seriously looking forward to study at the CoE!!! Fingers crossed. Do you guys know when we should expect some news from our selection committee?
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ilse
Yup, Im in a similar situation. Apart from what Ive mentioned, the extracurricular activities that I stated in my application all had to do with International affairs (UN) and not pure political sciences

In Spain its april/may to know if youve landed and interview. No idea for Italy :)
Yup, I’m in a similar situation. Apart from what I’ve mentioned, the extracurricular activities that I stated in my application all had to do with International affairs (UN) and not pure political sciences…

In Spain it’s april/may to know if you’ve landed and interview. No idea for Italy :)

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