MIDS 2019-2020


Chizzy
Congratulations on the offer, Fitzmaurice and fingers crossed for the MIDS-Young ICCA Scholarship.

I understand that GKK's retirement is a big factor but it's hardly surprising that Gaillard (LLM in TADS, Sciences Po) and Paulsson (W&C Int'l Arb LLM, UMiami) left to develop their own programmes.

However, it is my understanding is that the supply still exceeds the demand, by a fairly high margin. The MIDS is still the most competitive of all specialised programmes but I think what has affected the programme in the recent years is the number of scholarships they were able to offer (HW Foundation, which has been supporting MIDS since its inception in 2008, has stopped sponsoring). This has gravely affected the quality of students, with many offer-holders in the first list (without financial aid) reconsidering if they should self-finance their studies in Geneva or look for an alternative school offering some form of financial aid.

This is the exact position I am in. I am Nigerian, and was accepted to the MIDS 2019/2020 programme on 20 February 2019. However, I did not get the Young-ICCA scholarship or any other scholarship at all. I was also accepted to the White and Case LLM in International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Miami. I was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for this program.

However, even with the scholarship, Miami's tuition is still almost twice that of the MIDS, and I don't have funds for either programs. I am trying to negotiate an increased scholarship with Miami and if this works out, I will have to withdraw from the MIDS programme. If it doesn't, well...I am trusting God for a breakthrough in terms of funding for the MIDS.

Nevertheless, MIDS will always be my preferred option. GKK may have retired and Jan Paulson and Gaillard may have left, but MIDS has brought in George Bermann from Columbia Law who is highly respected. They also have Albert Jan Van den Berg, another leading authority in international arbitration. So I don't think the 2019/2020 faculty is boring.

[Edited by Chizzy on Apr 16, 2019]

[quote]Congratulations on the offer, Fitzmaurice and fingers crossed for the MIDS-Young ICCA Scholarship.

I understand that GKK's retirement is a big factor but it's hardly surprising that Gaillard (LLM in TADS, Sciences Po) and Paulsson (W&C Int'l Arb LLM, UMiami) left to develop their own programmes.

However, it is my understanding is that the supply still exceeds the demand, by a fairly high margin. The MIDS is still the most competitive of all specialised programmes but I think what has affected the programme in the recent years is the number of scholarships they were able to offer (HW Foundation, which has been supporting MIDS since its inception in 2008, has stopped sponsoring). This has gravely affected the quality of students, with many offer-holders in the first list (without financial aid) reconsidering if they should self-finance their studies in Geneva or look for an alternative school offering some form of financial aid.

[/quote] This is the exact position I am in. I am Nigerian, and was accepted to the MIDS 2019/2020 programme on 20 February 2019. However, I did not get the Young-ICCA scholarship or any other scholarship at all. I was also accepted to the White and Case LLM in International Commercial Arbitration at the University of Miami. I was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for this program.

However, even with the scholarship, Miami's tuition is still almost twice that of the MIDS, and I don't have funds for either programs. I am trying to negotiate an increased scholarship with Miami and if this works out, I will have to withdraw from the MIDS programme. If it doesn't, well...I am trusting God for a breakthrough in terms of funding for the MIDS.

Nevertheless, MIDS will always be my preferred option. GKK may have retired and Jan Paulson and Gaillard may have left, but MIDS has brought in George Bermann from Columbia Law who is highly respected. They also have Albert Jan Van den Berg, another leading authority in international arbitration. So I don't think the 2019/2020 faculty is boring.
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Has anyone else heard from MIDS regarding the MIDS-managed scholarships? They had stated in the offer letter that they would inform us "by April 2019".



Hi, Margaret. Have you heard from them yet?

I heard from MIDS before they went for the Easter break saying that the foundation they had submitted my application has turned down my request for scholarship. It was a long two-month wait and I honestly thought they would, at the very least, grant me at least a 25% tuition fee waiver.

As I understand, this year it has been particularly difficult for them to procure funds. I hope you get a favourable response from them. Good luck!
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Has anyone else heard from MIDS regarding the MIDS-managed scholarships? They had stated in the offer letter that they would inform us "by April 2019".

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Hi, Margaret. Have you heard from them yet?

I heard from MIDS before they went for the Easter break saying that the foundation they had submitted my application has turned down my request for scholarship. It was a long two-month wait and I honestly thought they would, at the very least, grant me at least a 25% tuition fee waiver.

As I understand, this year it has been particularly difficult for them to procure funds. I hope you get a favourable response from them. Good luck!
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charlielim
Thanks.

[Edited by charlielim on Apr 30, 2019]

Thanks.
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Chizzy
Hello! I'm from the Geneva Academy thread but I think we're on the same boat as regards waiting for scholarship results.

Did anyone aside from Ghost of Bhatia (cool name btw) receive news regarding scholarship? Thanks.
My scholarship application was turned down by the foundation as well.
[quote]Hello! I'm from the Geneva Academy thread but I think we're on the same boat as regards waiting for scholarship results.

Did anyone aside from Ghost of Bhatia (cool name btw) receive news regarding scholarship? Thanks. [/quote] My scholarship application was turned down by the foundation as well.
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maggio
Anyone still waiting for scholarship results?
Anyone still waiting for scholarship results?
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hopeless
Still no news?
Still no news?
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@maggio and @divinity, have you heard from them yet? Mine got rejected last week. I guess @Chizzy and @GhostofBhatia have also been denied a scholarship.

It's kinda surprising if there are people still waiting to hear from the foundation since they've already released the list for accommodation in Geneva.
@maggio and @divinity, have you heard from them yet? Mine got rejected last week. I guess @Chizzy and @GhostofBhatia have also been denied a scholarship.

It's kinda surprising if there are people still waiting to hear from the foundation since they've already released the list for accommodation in Geneva.
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hopeless
@maggio and @divinity, have you heard from them yet? Mine got rejected last week. I guess @Chizzy and @GhostofBhatia have also been denied a scholarship.

It's kinda surprising if there are people still waiting to hear from the foundation since they've already released the list for accommodation in Geneva.


I'm from the Geneva Academy thread actually. But someone there said that MIDS has the same sponsoring institution. Hence, if MIDS applicants received news on scholarships, then the Geneva Academy applicants should hear shortly. But it seems even MIDS applicants received only rejections and no acceptances?

That's weird.
[quote]@maggio and @divinity, have you heard from them yet? Mine got rejected last week. I guess @Chizzy and @GhostofBhatia have also been denied a scholarship.

It's kinda surprising if there are people still waiting to hear from the foundation since they've already released the list for accommodation in Geneva.[/quote]

I'm from the Geneva Academy thread actually. But someone there said that MIDS has the same sponsoring institution. Hence, if MIDS applicants received news on scholarships, then the Geneva Academy applicants should hear shortly. But it seems even MIDS applicants received only rejections and no acceptances?

That's weird.
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maggio
@maggio and @divinity, have you heard from them yet? Mine got rejected last week. I guess @Chizzy and @GhostofBhatia have also been denied a scholarship.

It's kinda surprising if there are people still waiting to hear from the foundation since they've already released the list for accommodation in Geneva.


I'm from the Geneva Academy thread actually. But someone there said that MIDS has the same sponsoring institution. Hence, if MIDS applicants received news on scholarships, then the Geneva Academy applicants should hear shortly. But it seems even MIDS applicants received only rejections and no acceptances?

That's weird.


I was denied accommodation. I don't know what it indicates.

@divinity they have announced the Young ICCA scholarship last week, i guess.
[quote][quote]@maggio and @divinity, have you heard from them yet? Mine got rejected last week. I guess @Chizzy and @GhostofBhatia have also been denied a scholarship.

It's kinda surprising if there are people still waiting to hear from the foundation since they've already released the list for accommodation in Geneva.[/quote]

I'm from the Geneva Academy thread actually. But someone there said that MIDS has the same sponsoring institution. Hence, if MIDS applicants received news on scholarships, then the Geneva Academy applicants should hear shortly. But it seems even MIDS applicants received only rejections and no acceptances?

That's weird. [/quote]

I was denied accommodation. I don't know what it indicates.

@divinity they have announced the Young ICCA scholarship last week, i guess.
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I am a student enrolled to MIDS this September with a MIDS-managed scholarship and as far as I know all scholarship decisions were sent out more than 2 weeks ago (after a long waiting period of approximately 3 months)

[Edited by Asiavision on May 20, 2019]

I am a student enrolled to MIDS this September with a MIDS-managed scholarship and as far as I know all scholarship decisions were sent out more than 2 weeks ago (after a long waiting period of approximately 3 months)
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