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CanuckLLM

I received my formal offer letter this weekend (mailed to the USA), which was about a 1 1/2 weeks after my CAMSIS account was updated and 3 months after I received Ms. Wade's email (early January).

Good luck with your scholarship applications.


Was your accounted updated in stages? Mine was updated recently so that my status now reads:

"Status: You have been recommended for an offer subject to Board of Graduate Studies approval."

However, the account still indicates that the application is in the "pre-decision" stage and the papers are "with the degree committee". This is despite the fact that I received my admission e-mail in early January.

<blockquote>I received my formal offer letter this weekend (mailed to the USA), which was about a 1 1/2 weeks after my CAMSIS account was updated and 3 months after I received Ms. Wade's email (early January).

Good luck with your scholarship applications. </blockquote>

Was your accounted updated in stages? Mine was updated recently so that my status now reads:

"Status: You have been recommended for an offer subject to Board of Graduate Studies approval."

However, the account still indicates that the application is in the "pre-decision" stage and the papers are "with the degree committee". This is despite the fact that I received my admission e-mail in early January.
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peterhunn

This is the same as me. I was sent my offer email on 6th Jan, but have yet to receive my formal letter. My account too has been updated as above. I guess we should receive letters in due course and then have Camsis updated. The Board is probably working through the applications in stages.

This is the same as me. I was sent my offer email on 6th Jan, but have yet to receive my formal letter. My account too has been updated as above. I guess we should receive letters in due course and then have Camsis updated. The Board is probably working through the applications in stages.
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Maria1987

I'm starting to feel paranoid now, I received an email offer on the 6th of Jan too, but I haven't seen any changes in my account >_

I'm starting to feel paranoid now, I received an email offer on the 6th of Jan too, but I haven't seen any changes in my account >_
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lil81

Mine isnt even updated. I tried calling Suzanne (many times), but no one answered. I called the Board of Graduate Studies, but they advised me to redirect my queries to the faculty of law. I emailed few times, but still no reply..My scholarship's deadline is on April 30th..

Mine isnt even updated. I tried calling Suzanne (many times), but no one answered. I called the Board of Graduate Studies, but they advised me to redirect my queries to the faculty of law. I emailed few times, but still no reply..My scholarship's deadline is on April 30th..
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DhivJ

I spoke to Suzanne last Friday. She said that all of our application files are going to be sent to the Board of Graduate Studies this week and that they should be passed on to the Colleges by the end of April.

I spoke to Suzanne last Friday. She said that all of our application files are going to be sent to the Board of Graduate Studies this week and that they should be passed on to the Colleges by the end of April.
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I spoke to Suzanne last Friday. She said that all of our application files are going to be sent to the Board of Graduate Studies this week and that they should be passed on to the Colleges by the end of April.
I wonder what that means if we haven't heard anything.

Did she happen to say that all those with offers had now been notified?

<blockquote>I spoke to Suzanne last Friday. She said that all of our application files are going to be sent to the Board of Graduate Studies this week and that they should be passed on to the Colleges by the end of April.</blockquote>I wonder what that means if we haven't heard anything.

Did she happen to say that all those with offers had now been notified?
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DhivJ

Hi TimeWillTell. No she didn't say anything like that. I didn't ask her though.

Hi TimeWillTell. No she didn't say anything like that. I didn't ask her though.
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LLMblogger

I spoke to Suzanne last Friday. She said that all of our application files are going to be sent to the Board of Graduate Studies this week and that they should be passed on to the Colleges by the end of April.


Thanks DhivJ, that's very good to know. You've saved me a phone call!

<blockquote>I spoke to Suzanne last Friday. She said that all of our application files are going to be sent to the Board of Graduate Studies this week and that they should be passed on to the Colleges by the end of April.</blockquote>

Thanks DhivJ, that's very good to know. You've saved me a phone call!
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Hi All

So... who's sleeping well at the moment?!

TimeWillTell, on Thursday 8th you posted

I don't know how the email rejections work, but I've asked for an email when the decision is made, but have yet to hear anything.
I'm assuming you haven't had a response?

It seems a few people have called/emailed, but it's been over a week since we've heard of someone getting rejected (or admitted for that matter). It feels like the 'Powers that Be' have gone to ground and aren't in the emailing mood anymore. If 15 April is D-Day, I'm OK with that but I have a sneaking suspicion it may be up to a week after that until we hear.

The website says: "The Law Faculty will finalise all LL.M. application decisions by 15 April 2010 for the 2010-11 LL.M. course." Now forgive me if I sound like a first year law student in a statutory interpretation class, but that sentence certainly doesn't say we'll actually hear anything on the 15th, only that the decision will be made by then. This is supported by the last sentence on that page: "If you have not found out by April 15th whether your application has been successful, please check this website again for any revisions to the timetable." It certainly doesn't say "If you haven't heard by 15 April, something has really gone astray and you have our express permission to meltdown our phone lines and email inboxes."

We also know: "Since the Law Faculty e-mails successful applicants directly ["...The Law Faculty does not e-mail unsuccessful applicants."], in practice you will likely find out in the first instance about your offer by e-mail. This will be followed up by a formal offer letter from the Board of Graduate Studies. This can take several weeks, so applicants who have received e-mail notification of their offer should not be concerned about a delay." That said, my heart goes out to those who have already received a conditional offer my email but are still camped out by their letterbox.

It's such a shame there's no World Cup or Olympics on right now to distract us a bit, eh?

Hi All

So... who's sleeping well at the moment?!

TimeWillTell, on Thursday 8th you posted <blockquote>I don't know how the email rejections work, but I've asked for an email when the decision is made, but have yet to hear anything.</blockquote>I'm assuming you haven't had a response?

It seems a few people have called/emailed, but it's been over a week since we've heard of someone getting rejected (or admitted for that matter). It feels like the 'Powers that Be' have gone to ground and aren't in the emailing mood anymore. If 15 April is D-Day, I'm OK with that but I have a sneaking suspicion it may be up to a week after that until we hear.

The website says: "The Law Faculty will finalise all LL.M. application decisions by 15 April 2010 for the 2010-11 LL.M. course." Now forgive me if I sound like a first year law student in a statutory interpretation class, but that sentence certainly doesn't say we'll actually hear anything on the 15th, only that the decision will be made by then. This is supported by the last sentence on that page: "If you have not found out by April 15th whether your application has been successful, please check this website again for any revisions to the timetable." It certainly doesn't say "If you haven't heard by 15 April, something has really gone astray and you have our express permission to meltdown our phone lines and email inboxes."

We also know: "Since the Law Faculty e-mails successful applicants directly ["...The Law Faculty does not e-mail unsuccessful applicants."], in practice you will likely find out in the first instance about your offer by e-mail. This will be followed up by a formal offer letter from the Board of Graduate Studies. This can take several weeks, so applicants who have received e-mail notification of their offer should not be concerned about a delay." That said, my heart goes out to those who have already received a conditional offer my email but are still camped out by their letterbox.

It's such a shame there's no World Cup or Olympics on right now to distract us a bit, eh?


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I'm assuming you haven't had a response?
No response as yet...

I will post when I do, whether it be positive or negative news

<blockquote>I'm assuming you haven't had a response?</blockquote>No response as yet...

I will post when I do, whether it be positive or negative news
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Solidarity, Reg...

Solidarity, Reg...
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No World Cup no Olympics, just A G O N Y. I have rearranged the furniture in my apartment last night in the a.m, people must think I'm losing it. My heart goes to those of you who are revising for upcoming exams and/or finishing up a dissertation... Be strong!

No World Cup no Olympics, just A G O N Y. I have rearranged the furniture in my apartment last night in the a.m, people must think I'm losing it. My heart goes to those of you who are revising for upcoming exams and/or finishing up a dissertation... Be strong!
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By the way... Did you guys put down a preference for Colleges? I haven't. Maybe that is one of the causes of delay... The LL.M. is taught at Faculty level so I didn't feel compelled to choose one, furthermore, wherever I end up I'm happy - so to speak.

By the way... Did you guys put down a preference for Colleges? I haven't. Maybe that is one of the causes of delay... The LL.M. is taught at Faculty level so I didn't feel compelled to choose one, furthermore, wherever I end up I'm happy - so to speak.
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By the way... Did you guys put down a preference for Colleges?
1. Gonville and Caius
2. Wolfson

<blockquote>By the way... Did you guys put down a preference for Colleges?</blockquote>1. Gonville and Caius
2. Wolfson
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lil81

1. Darwin
2. Wolfson

1. Darwin
2. Wolfson
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By the way... Did you guys put down a preference for Colleges? I haven't. Maybe that is one of the causes of delay... The LL.M. is taught at Faculty level so I didn't feel compelled to choose one, furthermore, wherever I end up I'm happy - so to speak.
I did, so I don't think that is the delay (besides I think they send the applications to the Colleges only after you've been made an offer?)

<blockquote>By the way... Did you guys put down a preference for Colleges? I haven't. Maybe that is one of the causes of delay... The LL.M. is taught at Faculty level so I didn't feel compelled to choose one, furthermore, wherever I end up I'm happy - so to speak. </blockquote>I did, so I don't think that is the delay (besides I think they send the applications to the Colleges only after you've been made an offer?)
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wols

Guys, i'm geting tired of the waiing game. i received an email from susan on March 31 noifying me of my offer. My worry is this. What are the chances of being offered a scholarship by the cambridge trusts. And when do he decisions on scholarship come through? Plus has any Nigerian being offered admission yet?

Guys, i'm geting tired of the waiing game. i received an email from susan on March 31 noifying me of my offer. My worry is this. What are the chances of being offered a scholarship by the cambridge trusts. And when do he decisions on scholarship come through? Plus has any Nigerian being offered admission yet?
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Dutchman

I think the chance of getting a scholarship from the cambridge trust is very very low. As far as the Gates Scholarship is concerned, their homepage even states that all scholars for 2010/11 have already been selected (you can view the profiles there). So everyone who hasn't heard from the Gates Trust by now has been rejected.
As far as the AHRC is concerned, I think there are very few places, so I really wouldn't count on that either. You should rather look for scholarships from your home country, if it's not already too late.

I think the chance of getting a scholarship from the cambridge trust is very very low. As far as the Gates Scholarship is concerned, their homepage even states that all scholars for 2010/11 have already been selected (you can view the profiles there). So everyone who hasn't heard from the Gates Trust by now has been rejected.
As far as the AHRC is concerned, I think there are very few places, so I really wouldn't count on that either. You should rather look for scholarships from your home country, if it's not already too late.
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wols

Thanks Dutchman. Do you mean there is no chance at all? A friend of mine who got in last year told me hat quite a lot of scholarship decisions are made as late as July. I'm really hoping this is the case here.

Thanks Dutchman. Do you mean there is no chance at all? A friend of mine who got in last year told me hat quite a lot of scholarship decisions are made as late as July. I'm really hoping this is the case here.
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Dutchman

Hmm, I'm really not an expert as far as scholarships from Cambridge are concerned. However, you specifically asked for the Cambridge Trust, and I really think the chances there are rather low, especially after the decisions of the Gates Scholarship have been made.
Keep in mind, however, that there are College scholarships as well. Unfortunately, most of them don't really pay too much money, they often consist of prizes for good results etc. These college scholarships of course depend on where you are going, so you should check the relevant homepages and apply as soon as possible. Maybe your friend ment these scholarships, as they depend on the college you are put into and thus take longer to decide?
To sum up, I would strongly advise you to look for other scholarships from your home country - it can't hurt, and I think the chances are often much higher!

Hmm, I'm really not an expert as far as scholarships from Cambridge are concerned. However, you specifically asked for the Cambridge Trust, and I really think the chances there are rather low, especially after the decisions of the Gates Scholarship have been made.
Keep in mind, however, that there are College scholarships as well. Unfortunately, most of them don't really pay too much money, they often consist of prizes for good results etc. These college scholarships of course depend on where you are going, so you should check the relevant homepages and apply as soon as possible. Maybe your friend ment these scholarships, as they depend on the college you are put into and thus take longer to decide?
To sum up, I would strongly advise you to look for other scholarships from your home country - it can't hurt, and I think the chances are often much higher!
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