Admitted to Oxford


Zelda

Guys, I just posted my college deposit for Balliol College, Oxford, today, and I though we might set up a thread for those intending to go to Oxford, like people admitted to Harvard have already done on this board. It could be of particular use given the fact that, unlike US schools, Oxford, to the best of my knowledge, has no web forum for admitted students.
So, have decided to go to Oxford:
Zelda - Balliol
Shiv - StCatz
Who else?

Guys, I just posted my college deposit for Balliol College, Oxford, today, and I though we might set up a thread for those intending to go to Oxford, like people admitted to Harvard have already done on this board. It could be of particular use given the fact that, unlike US schools, Oxford, to the best of my knowledge, has no web forum for admitted students.
So, have decided to go to Oxford:
Zelda - Balliol
Shiv - StCatz
Who else?
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Joseph1

Well, I'm almost certain I'm going to Oxford but don't have a college yet.

Then there's Priya - St Catharine's and Kazaf (no college yet) as well.

Well, I'm almost certain I'm going to Oxford but don't have a college yet.

Then there's Priya - St Catharine's and Kazaf (no college yet) as well.
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Priya

That's right you forgot me... I got admitted to St. Catz as well

That's right you forgot me... I got admitted to St. Catz as well
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Zelda

Sorry, Priya, how could I forget :(

Sorry, Priya, how could I forget :(
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shiv

Hi Zelda,

i think it is a great idea to start an online forum for Oxon students.

BTW st.catz has not asked me to provide any deposit amount. is it that some colleges require a deposit and some others dont?

cheers
shiv

Hi Zelda,

i think it is a great idea to start an online forum for Oxon students.

BTW st.catz has not asked me to provide any deposit amount. is it that some colleges require a deposit and some others dont?

cheers
shiv
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Priya

Thanks Zelda ! So you sent your financial guarantee form? Just curious to know whether would have a bearing on the Shell Cetenary Schol ?

Thanks Zelda ! So you sent your financial guarantee form? Just curious to know whether would have a bearing on the Shell Cetenary Schol ?
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shiv

Hi Priya,

I think shell is a merit based scholarship and not a need based one . hence your financial guarantee form should not influence the outcome of your scholarship application.

I may be completely wrong but this is what I think!

shiv

Hi Priya,

I think shell is a merit based scholarship and not a need based one . hence your financial guarantee form should not influence the outcome of your scholarship application.

I may be completely wrong but this is what I think!

shiv
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Zelda

Hi there Priya 'n shiv!

One little correction: I didn't send the fin guarantee yet, I only posted the deposit for accomodation. Apparently, some colleges require it (like mine), some don't. You obviously won't need to pay the deposit if you want to live out of college.

And I don't think my sending J200 for accomodation could be considered as proof that I have money to pay for the whole of my education ^) I haven't sent the fin guarantee form yet - my deadline for it is 1 September.

Hi there Priya 'n shiv!

One little correction: I didn't send the fin guarantee yet, I only posted the deposit for accomodation. Apparently, some colleges require it (like mine), some don't. You obviously won't need to pay the deposit if you want to live out of college.

And I don't think my sending J200 for accomodation could be considered as proof that I have money to pay for the whole of my education ^) I haven't sent the fin guarantee form yet - my deadline for it is 1 September.
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Priya

Sorry, got mixed up between the two !

Sorry, got mixed up between the two !
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shiv

hi zelda

which part of the world do you come from?

after we submit our fin guarantee will the college send us some documentation which we need for our visa or can we proceed straight away for getting the visa.

shiv

hi zelda

which part of the world do you come from?

after we submit our fin guarantee will the college send us some documentation which we need for our visa or can we proceed straight away for getting the visa.

shiv
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Kazaf

I just got my first choice college offer today - Christ Church. Sigh - so expensive!! But I love that college - magnificent architecture and what with Harry Potter and all!

I just got my first choice college offer today - Christ Church. Sigh - so expensive!! But I love that college - magnificent architecture and what with Harry Potter and all!
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Zelda

hi zelda

which part of the world do you come from?

after we submit our fin guarantee will the college send us some documentation which we need for our visa or can we proceed straight away for getting the visa.

shiv


shiv, I come from Russia, so that's a good point about the visa. My deadline for the fin guarantee form is 1 September, and I don't know how soon I will submit it, since I will be going on a scholarship and I am not sure which one precisely.

But I would definetely prefer to get the documentation for the visa asap, before they all go on holiday. I'll try and investigate where we should get it from - college or law faculty. If you learn smth about it, pls let now.

<blockquote>hi zelda

which part of the world do you come from?

after we submit our fin guarantee will the college send us some documentation which we need for our visa or can we proceed straight away for getting the visa.

shiv</blockquote>

shiv, I come from Russia, so that's a good point about the visa. My deadline for the fin guarantee form is 1 September, and I don't know how soon I will submit it, since I will be going on a scholarship and I am not sure which one precisely.

But I would definetely prefer to get the documentation for the visa asap, before they all go on holiday. I'll try and investigate where we should get it from - college or law faculty. If you learn smth about it, pls let now.
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Zelda

Guys, in case anybody is facing the visa issue, like me: enrollment letters are provided by ur college. Mine was actually very helpful. Just make sure u know the exact requirements of the UK consulate in ur country for long-term visas.

Guys, in case anybody is facing the visa issue, like me: enrollment letters are provided by ur college. Mine was actually very helpful. Just make sure u know the exact requirements of the UK consulate in ur country for long-term visas.
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gregory

Hi Zelda and Joseph1,

If I am not wrong, you have been admitted both to Oxford and Cambridge.

Could you explain why you have decided for Oxford?

Is is the scholarship or the program or something else that has been the decisive factor.

I have an offer from Oxford and Cam as well and am just curious.

Thanks,

Gregory

Hi Zelda and Joseph1,

If I am not wrong, you have been admitted both to Oxford and Cambridge.

Could you explain why you have decided for Oxford?

Is is the scholarship or the program or something else that has been the decisive factor.

I have an offer from Oxford and Cam as well and am just curious.

Thanks,

Gregory
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Zelda

1) scholarship - I had to accept or decline Oxford's scholarship by 15 April, whereas Cam has not made any decisions on its scholarships yet and is going to make them only by June.

2) tutorials - Ox offers some, though not many, whereas Cam has none. Current Ox Mjur students have said these are really helpful.

1) scholarship - I had to accept or decline Oxford's scholarship by 15 April, whereas Cam has not made any decisions on its scholarships yet and is going to make them only by June.

2) tutorials - Ox offers some, though not many, whereas Cam has none. Current Ox Mjur students have said these are really helpful.
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gregory

Thank you, Zelda.

These are truly important factors. Have you heard of your Cambridge College or have you declined you Cambridge offer?

Thank you, Zelda.

These are truly important factors. Have you heard of your Cambridge College or have you declined you Cambridge offer?
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gregory

Yeh,

What subjects are you going to take at Oxford?

Yeh,

What subjects are you going to take at Oxford?
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Joseph1

Hey Gregory,

I'm in the same boat (also choosing from Columbia and NYU) but leaning towards Oxford.

The main reason is the reputation of the course (BCL) and for private law generally.

What subjects are you going to do? Are you MJur or BCL? Do MJur students take BCL subjects or only the regular subjects?

Hey Gregory,

I'm in the same boat (also choosing from Columbia and NYU) but leaning towards Oxford.

The main reason is the reputation of the course (BCL) and for private law generally.

What subjects are you going to do? Are you MJur or BCL? Do MJur students take BCL subjects or only the regular subjects?
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Joseph1

Gregory, to amplify on my previous comment,

I think the most important thing for me, when it comes down to it, is funding.

However, I think I might have to make a decision before I can finalise my funding options at each uni respectively.

As such, I think that the BCL has a better reputation than the LLM. Unless Oxford put me in a terrible colledge, this factor (reputation) will be decisive.

When it comes down to it, I think there is not much else to separate the Universities. If I were an MJur student, it would come down to choice of college and which subjects I wanted to do. Most of the subjects I would do are offered at both places. The only thing is that International Commercial Litigation (essentially private international law/conflicts) is not going to be offered at Cambridge next year.

Gregory, to amplify on my previous comment,

I think the most important thing for me, when it comes down to it, is funding.

However, I think I might have to make a decision before I can finalise my funding options at each uni respectively.

As such, I think that the BCL has a better reputation than the LLM. Unless Oxford put me in a terrible colledge, this factor (reputation) will be decisive.

When it comes down to it, I think there is not much else to separate the Universities. If I were an MJur student, it would come down to choice of college and which subjects I wanted to do. Most of the subjects I would do are offered at both places. The only thing is that International Commercial Litigation (essentially private international law/conflicts) is not going to be offered at Cambridge next year.
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Zelda

I have decided on International Dispute Settlement and Global Comparative Financial Law, hesitating about Conflict of Laws, not sure about the fourth course (Company Law? Contracts?)

I have decided on International Dispute Settlement and Global Comparative Financial Law, hesitating about Conflict of Laws, not sure about the fourth course (Company Law? Contracts?)
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