Cambridge application 2018/2019


Lantern
I just got accepted into Wolfson College. Has anyone received funding decisions yet?
I just got accepted into Wolfson College. Has anyone received funding decisions yet?
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MJ1997-15
I just got accepted into Wolfson College. Has anyone received funding decisions yet?


No funding decision yet.
[quote]I just got accepted into Wolfson College. Has anyone received funding decisions yet?[/quote]

No funding decision yet.

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Haven't heard of any college/department awards but at least some Cambridge trust funding has been released for LLMs - https://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholars/awards/?search=llm
Haven't heard of any college/department awards but at least some Cambridge trust funding has been released for LLMs - https://www.cambridgetrust.org/scholars/awards/?search=llm
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Hi Guys

Do you think that Cambridge will accept a score of 100 TOEFL (if I got 26 points in 3 of the 4 elements - the one element's score is 23 points)? I am thinking of just uploading this score and see what they say because I have taken it for the second time now. Interested to hear your thoughts and if this has worked for any of you here? Thank you.
Hi Guys

Do you think that Cambridge will accept a score of 100 TOEFL (if I got 26 points in 3 of the 4 elements - the one element's score is 23 points)? I am thinking of just uploading this score and see what they say because I have taken it for the second time now. Interested to hear your thoughts and if this has worked for any of you here? Thank you.
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utterly_me
Hi Guys

Do you think that Cambridge will accept a score of 100 TOEFL (if I got 26 points in 3 of the 4 elements - the one element's score is 23 points)? I am thinking of just uploading this score and see what they say because I have taken it for the second time now. Interested to hear your thoughts and if this has worked for any of you here? Thank you.


It's unlikely that Cambridge will accept any score below the required scores.
My initial score for IELTS was 8 with 8.5 in listening, 9 in Reading, and 6.5 in writing. I was told my scores did not meet the requirement of 7.5 overall and 7 for each component. I was asked to take the exam again.
[quote]Hi Guys

Do you think that Cambridge will accept a score of 100 TOEFL (if I got 26 points in 3 of the 4 elements - the one element's score is 23 points)? I am thinking of just uploading this score and see what they say because I have taken it for the second time now. Interested to hear your thoughts and if this has worked for any of you here? Thank you.[/quote]

It's unlikely that Cambridge will accept any score below the required scores.
My initial score for IELTS was 8 with 8.5 in listening, 9 in Reading, and 6.5 in writing. I was told my scores did not meet the requirement of 7.5 overall and 7 for each component. I was asked to take the exam again.
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AdmissionL...
Scored R: 30 L: 30 S: 29 W: 24; one of the conditions of my offer was to upload a fitting score....so I doubt a lower score will work out for anyone (at least if you plan to accept your offer)
Scored R: 30 L: 30 S: 29 W: 24; one of the conditions of my offer was to upload a fitting score....so I doubt a lower score will work out for anyone (at least if you plan to accept your offer)
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michk
Any comments on Clare Hall?


I know someone who completed the LLM as a member of Clare Hall several years ago. She loved the college--friendly people, good food, nice accommodations. It's also where I will be living!
[quote]Any comments on Clare Hall?
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I know someone who completed the LLM as a member of Clare Hall several years ago. She loved the college--friendly people, good food, nice accommodations. It's also where I will be living!
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utterly_me
I just got accepted into Wolfson College. Has anyone received funding decisions yet?


I haven't of any but I emailed Cambridge Trust to find out if I was being considered for funding and received a prompt response. You could try checking with the college directly.
[quote]I just got accepted into Wolfson College. Has anyone received funding decisions yet?[/quote]

I haven't of any but I emailed Cambridge Trust to find out if I was being considered for funding and received a prompt response. You could try checking with the college directly.
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I just got accepted into Wolfson College. Has anyone received funding decisions yet?


I haven't of any but I emailed Cambridge Trust to find out if I was being considered for funding and received a prompt response. You could try checking with the college directly.


You mean a prompt response that you got funding or a response that you are still under consideration? Thanks
[quote][quote]I just got accepted into Wolfson College. Has anyone received funding decisions yet?[/quote]

I haven't of any but I emailed Cambridge Trust to find out if I was being considered for funding and received a prompt response. You could try checking with the college directly.[/quote]

You mean a prompt response that you got funding or a response that you are still under consideration? Thanks
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utterly_me
I just got accepted into Wolfson College. Has anyone received funding decisions yet?


I haven't of any but I emailed Cambridge Trust to find out if I was being considered for funding and received a prompt response. You could try checking with the college directly.


You mean a prompt response that you got funding or a response that you are still under consideration? Thanks



The response was that I was not currently being considered for funding.
[quote][quote][quote]I just got accepted into Wolfson College. Has anyone received funding decisions yet?[/quote]

I haven't of any but I emailed Cambridge Trust to find out if I was being considered for funding and received a prompt response. You could try checking with the college directly.[/quote]

You mean a prompt response that you got funding or a response that you are still under consideration? Thanks [/quote]


The response was that I was not currently being considered for funding.
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I haven't of any but I emailed Cambridge Trust to find out if I was being considered for funding and received a prompt response. You could try checking with the college directly.


You mean a prompt response that you got funding or a response that you are still under consideration? Thanks



The response was that I was not currently being considered for funding.


Many thanks for the information. I am really sorry for your news:(
[quote][quote][quote][quote]I just got accepted into Wolfson College. Has anyone received funding decisions yet?[/quote]

I haven't of any but I emailed Cambridge Trust to find out if I was being considered for funding and received a prompt response. You could try checking with the college directly.[/quote]

You mean a prompt response that you got funding or a response that you are still under consideration? Thanks [/quote]


The response was that I was not currently being considered for funding. [/quote]

Many thanks for the information. I am really sorry for your news:(
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Legalapp
Guys I have a question please.. I received an offer for LLM but I almost failed to get any scholarships (so far). do you think I should pay the whole fees, which will amount to about one million Egyptian Pound, which is a large amount in Egypt, especially relative to my family's and my abilities. Thus I am trying to assess the benefits and costs of paying for the LLM, doing a sort of cost benefit analysis. I wish to know how much the LLM from Cambridge will affect my career, both academically and professionally. I am a teaching assistant in a top Egyptian university and an arbitration lawyer in a top law firm in Egypt.
Professionally, will the LLM make it easier to work in a law firm in Europe (especially in the UK)? or working in top law firms there needs much more than an LLM even from Cambridge? will I have to take internships first before I have a job? I have three years of experience in arbitration in Egypt.
Academically, will the LLM make it easier to be admitted for PhD in Cambridge or other top universities? or one can be admitted even without an LLM, taking into consideration that I already have a masters degree from my Egyptian university
Alternatively, if I choose to re-apply next year, how will my rejection of the current offer affect my next application?
sorry for such a long question, and I appreciate your advice :)
Guys I have a question please.. I received an offer for LLM but I almost failed to get any scholarships (so far). do you think I should pay the whole fees, which will amount to about one million Egyptian Pound, which is a large amount in Egypt, especially relative to my family's and my abilities. Thus I am trying to assess the benefits and costs of paying for the LLM, doing a sort of cost benefit analysis. I wish to know how much the LLM from Cambridge will affect my career, both academically and professionally. I am a teaching assistant in a top Egyptian university and an arbitration lawyer in a top law firm in Egypt.
Professionally, will the LLM make it easier to work in a law firm in Europe (especially in the UK)? or working in top law firms there needs much more than an LLM even from Cambridge? will I have to take internships first before I have a job? I have three years of experience in arbitration in Egypt.
Academically, will the LLM make it easier to be admitted for PhD in Cambridge or other top universities? or one can be admitted even without an LLM, taking into consideration that I already have a masters degree from my Egyptian university
Alternatively, if I choose to re-apply next year, how will my rejection of the current offer affect my next application?
sorry for such a long question, and I appreciate your advice :)
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LegalLife
Guys I have a question please.. I received an offer for LLM but I almost failed to get any scholarships (so far). do you think I should pay the whole fees, which will amount to about one million Egyptian Pound, which is a large amount in Egypt, especially relative to my family's and my abilities. Thus I am trying to assess the benefits and costs of paying for the LLM, doing a sort of cost benefit analysis. I wish to know how much the LLM from Cambridge will affect my career, both academically and professionally. I am a teaching assistant in a top Egyptian university and an arbitration lawyer in a top law firm in Egypt.
Professionally, will the LLM make it easier to work in a law firm in Europe (especially in the UK)? or working in top law firms there needs much more than an LLM even from Cambridge? will I have to take internships first before I have a job? I have three years of experience in arbitration in Egypt.
Academically, will the LLM make it easier to be admitted for PhD in Cambridge or other top universities? or one can be admitted even without an LLM, taking into consideration that I already have a masters degree from my Egyptian university
Alternatively, if I choose to re-apply next year, how will my rejection of the current offer affect my next application?
sorry for such a long question, and I appreciate your advice :)


This is my honest view as a former LLM student at Cambridge.

Cambridge is worth every single investment you will make in it. Always remember that Cambridge is Cambridge and that the masters degree you will have from Egypt will never count towards a job search in Europe, unfortunately. 99 out of every 100 people will probably have never heard about it and clearly it will not be on the rankings table to start with.

It is therefore important to look at Cambridge, in this specific case, as the only degree that will count.

However, you have to note that an LLM does not make it easier for you as an international student to get a job in the UK because of the immigration restrictions that are in place that require certain tests to be undertaken before recruitment of an international student. The UK legal system has the concept of a training contract which would mean 2 years of a training contract (more like an internship) before you are even considered for an associate role.

If you do get a first class LLM, it may be easier to get an associate role with your work experience. However I noticed that even in such cases, firms generally took students from countries where they have business connections e.g, India, Australia, Singapore, Japan etc. Being from Egypt may put you at a disadvantage on this front. Also, remeber that the UK Legal system is divided into barristers and solicitors and the system of admission to both is very different. You need to consider this carefully.

On the academia side however, absolutely yes. You will neeed that LLM to be admitted to a reputable PHD programme in Europe. It helps to have Cambridge on your transcript when trying to pursue a PHD. However if you want to return to Cambridge for a PHD, you will need to get a 1st class in the LLM. This one is a must. Do not forget it.

Lastly, if you reapply next year, a rejection of an offer will not affect you. Just be polite enough to drop an email to Suzan Wade and explain that you could not afford the fees and will reapply next year.

PS: If you can get the money, take the risk and enrol. Cambridge is a once in a lifetime opportunity that may never return.
[quote]Guys I have a question please.. I received an offer for LLM but I almost failed to get any scholarships (so far). do you think I should pay the whole fees, which will amount to about one million Egyptian Pound, which is a large amount in Egypt, especially relative to my family's and my abilities. Thus I am trying to assess the benefits and costs of paying for the LLM, doing a sort of cost benefit analysis. I wish to know how much the LLM from Cambridge will affect my career, both academically and professionally. I am a teaching assistant in a top Egyptian university and an arbitration lawyer in a top law firm in Egypt.
Professionally, will the LLM make it easier to work in a law firm in Europe (especially in the UK)? or working in top law firms there needs much more than an LLM even from Cambridge? will I have to take internships first before I have a job? I have three years of experience in arbitration in Egypt.
Academically, will the LLM make it easier to be admitted for PhD in Cambridge or other top universities? or one can be admitted even without an LLM, taking into consideration that I already have a masters degree from my Egyptian university
Alternatively, if I choose to re-apply next year, how will my rejection of the current offer affect my next application?
sorry for such a long question, and I appreciate your advice :)[/quote]

This is my honest view as a former LLM student at Cambridge.

Cambridge is worth every single investment you will make in it. Always remember that Cambridge is Cambridge and that the masters degree you will have from Egypt will never count towards a job search in Europe, unfortunately. 99 out of every 100 people will probably have never heard about it and clearly it will not be on the rankings table to start with.

It is therefore important to look at Cambridge, in this specific case, as the only degree that will count.

However, you have to note that an LLM does not make it easier for you as an international student to get a job in the UK because of the immigration restrictions that are in place that require certain tests to be undertaken before recruitment of an international student. The UK legal system has the concept of a training contract which would mean 2 years of a training contract (more like an internship) before you are even considered for an associate role.

If you do get a first class LLM, it may be easier to get an associate role with your work experience. However I noticed that even in such cases, firms generally took students from countries where they have business connections e.g, India, Australia, Singapore, Japan etc. Being from Egypt may put you at a disadvantage on this front. Also, remeber that the UK Legal system is divided into barristers and solicitors and the system of admission to both is very different. You need to consider this carefully.

On the academia side however, absolutely yes. You will neeed that LLM to be admitted to a reputable PHD programme in Europe. It helps to have Cambridge on your transcript when trying to pursue a PHD. However if you want to return to Cambridge for a PHD, you will need to get a 1st class in the LLM. This one is a must. Do not forget it.

Lastly, if you reapply next year, a rejection of an offer will not affect you. Just be polite enough to drop an email to Suzan Wade and explain that you could not afford the fees and will reapply next year.

PS: If you can get the money, take the risk and enrol. Cambridge is a once in a lifetime opportunity that may never return.
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Legalapp
@legalLife thank you so so much.. you gave me the encouragement that I needed just in the right time :)
One last question.. you stated jobs in UK law firms.. is having a job (associate role) in a law firm anywhere else in Europe (like France or Germany for instance) as difficult as in the UK? do they have similar requirements regarding international students?
Many thanks again.
@legalLife thank you so so much.. you gave me the encouragement that I needed just in the right time :)
One last question.. you stated jobs in UK law firms.. is having a job (associate role) in a law firm anywhere else in Europe (like France or Germany for instance) as difficult as in the UK? do they have similar requirements regarding international students?
Many thanks again.
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Hello! I just got accepted into St Edmund's College! I am doing some research, but I would be thankful for any comments on St Edmund's. :)
Hello! I just got accepted into St Edmund's College! I am doing some research, but I would be thankful for any comments on St Edmund's. :)
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LegalLife
@legalLife thank you so so much.. you gave me the encouragement that I needed just in the right time :)
One last question.. you stated jobs in UK law firms.. is having a job (associate role) in a law firm anywhere else in Europe (like France or Germany for instance) as difficult as in the UK? do they have similar requirements regarding international students?
Many thanks again.


For the rest of Europe, you need to be fluent in their language. In addition, you need to be enroled to practice in those countries as well. So if you are fluent in French or Germany, then absolutely give it a chance. The reason why I mentioned UK is because there is a possibility of doing the QLTS tests which quslify you to practice as a solicitor without taking the TC route.
[quote]@legalLife thank you so so much.. you gave me the encouragement that I needed just in the right time :)
One last question.. you stated jobs in UK law firms.. is having a job (associate role) in a law firm anywhere else in Europe (like France or Germany for instance) as difficult as in the UK? do they have similar requirements regarding international students?
Many thanks again.[/quote]

For the rest of Europe, you need to be fluent in their language. In addition, you need to be enroled to practice in those countries as well. So if you are fluent in French or Germany, then absolutely give it a chance. The reason why I mentioned UK is because there is a possibility of doing the QLTS tests which quslify you to practice as a solicitor without taking the TC route.
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How far is St. Edmund's from the faculty of law building?
How far is St. Edmund's from the faculty of law building?
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Studyalong
How far is St. Edmund's from the faculty of law building?


Google maps says 21 minute cycle, 7 minute walk
[quote]How far is St. Edmund's from the faculty of law building?[/quote]

Google maps says 21 minute cycle, 7 minute walk
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oneday
Hi everyone:) does anyone have information as to whether the Cambridge Trust has already awarded all the available scholarships, or whether there might still be new awards?

Thanks in advance
Hi everyone:) does anyone have information as to whether the Cambridge Trust has already awarded all the available scholarships, or whether there might still be new awards?

Thanks in advance
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Legalapp
Hi everyone:) does anyone have information as to whether the Cambridge Trust has already awarded all the available scholarships, or whether there might still be new awards?

Thanks in advance


Not yet.. they are still considering some I think
[quote]Hi everyone:) does anyone have information as to whether the Cambridge Trust has already awarded all the available scholarships, or whether there might still be new awards?

Thanks in advance[/quote]

Not yet.. they are still considering some I think
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