Cambridge Application 2021-2022


xzarvok

Congratulations mate - big achievement. I wonder why yours are changing so much earlier than other people's...

Congratulations mate - big achievement. I wonder why yours are changing so much earlier than other people's...
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nick93

Congrats and thanks for the update :-) 

Anyone elso with a status change? Mine is still under review...

Good luck to everyone! 

Congrats and thanks for the update :-)&nbsp;<br><br>Anyone elso with a status change?&nbsp;Mine is still under review...<br><br>Good luck to everyone!&nbsp;
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gary666

Congratulations mate - big achievement. I wonder why yours are changing so much earlier than other people's...


I really wonder too. I think I am not the only one but the others do not use this forum or even if they read the posts, they do not share their status changes.

[quote]Congratulations mate - big achievement. I wonder why yours are changing so much earlier than other people's... [/quote]<br><br>I really wonder too. I think I am not the only one but the others do not use this forum or even if they read the posts, they do not share their status changes.
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Madmanul

Hola,

What I gather from posts on 2018, 2019 application cycles is that there is some sort of an order/pattern (likely alphabetical) in which they review applications. The next week and the week thereafter seem to be two when the majority of rejections will be sent. So, no need to worry as of yet. 

P.S. My application is still under review too. 

[Edited by Madmanul on Feb 12, 2021]

Hola,<br><br>What I gather from posts on 2018, 2019 application cycles is that there is some sort of an order/pattern (likely alphabetical) in which they review applications. The next week and the week thereafter seem to be two when the majority of rejections will be sent. So, no need to worry as of yet.&nbsp;<br><br>P.S. My application is still under review too.&nbsp;<br><br>
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Naz Khan

As I have said before in one of my earlier posts...

Trying to find a pattern will only render you upset. It doesn't work alphabetically, it never has. It is only a coincidence. You will soon see acceptances and rejections come in not based on alphabet. 

The best explanation of the Cambridge admissions process i have received is from a person who once worked in the admissions department. 

Applications which do not meet the minimum requirements I.e. 2:1 / 1st , or incomplete are rejected by the GOA before they go to the department.

The department filter all of these applications a few times over to get an idea of the cohort and it's composition. 

They take what they believe to be the strongest applications and use them as a benchmark for the cohort (these are usually awarded offers earlier). 

They are the cream of the crop ^ , in the filtering process they will be constantly comparing applications and remove the deadwood. 

Sometimes the deadwood they reject immediately, sometimes they put them into a rejection or maybe pile until they have decided on the composition of their cohort for that academic year. 

Last year I received an email from Suzanne Wade, wanting to discuss my application as she had to 'move swiftly to finalise decisions'. - this was just before the first applicant went to GOA.

You could be on the 'maybe' pile for quite some time after many others have received their rejections and acceptances. 

Applications are not assessed on an individual basis and not in any order. They are assessed in relation to the cohort. That's why you can occasionally get people with 2:1s if the cohort for the year isn't as strong as the previous. It's also why you can be accepted one year and rejected the next. 

As a rule of thumb - no news is good news, still under review is good. 


As I have said before in one of my earlier posts...<br><br>Trying to find a pattern will only render you upset. It doesn't work alphabetically, it never has. It is only a coincidence. You will soon see acceptances and rejections come in not based on alphabet.&nbsp;<br><br>The best explanation of the Cambridge admissions process i have received is from a person who once worked in the admissions department.&nbsp;<br><br>Applications which do not meet the minimum requirements I.e. 2:1 / 1st , or incomplete are rejected by the GOA before they go to the department.<br><br>The department filter all of these applications a few times over to get an idea of the cohort and it's composition.&nbsp;<br><br>They take what they believe to be the strongest applications and use them as a benchmark for the cohort (these are usually awarded offers earlier).&nbsp;<br><br>They are the cream of the crop ^ , in the filtering process they will be constantly comparing applications and remove the deadwood.&nbsp;<br><br>Sometimes the deadwood they reject immediately, sometimes they put them into a rejection or maybe pile until they have decided on the composition of their cohort for that academic year.&nbsp;<br><br>Last year I received an email from Suzanne Wade, wanting to discuss my application as she had to 'move swiftly to finalise decisions'. - this was just before the first applicant went to GOA.<br><br>You could be on the 'maybe' pile for quite some time after many others have received their rejections and acceptances.&nbsp;<br><br>Applications are not assessed on an individual basis and not in any order. They are assessed in relation to the cohort. That's why you can occasionally get people with 2:1s if the cohort for the year isn't as strong as the previous. It's also why you can be accepted one year and rejected the next.&nbsp;<br><br>As a rule of thumb - no news is good news, still under review is good.&nbsp;<br><br><br>
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Madmanul

As I have said before in one of my earlier posts...

Trying to find a pattern will only render you upset. It doesn't work alphabetically, it never has. It is only a coincidence. You will soon see acceptances and rejections come in not based on alphabet. 

The best explanation of the Cambridge admissions process i have received is from a person who once worked in the admissions department. 

Applications which do not meet the minimum requirements I.e. 2:1 / 1st , or incomplete are rejected by the GOA before they go to the department.

The department filter all of these applications a few times over to get an idea of the cohort and it's composition. 

They take what they believe to be the strongest applications and use them as a benchmark for the cohort (these are usually awarded offers earlier). 

They are the cream of the crop ^ , in the filtering process they will be constantly comparing applications and remove the deadwood. 

Sometimes the deadwood they reject immediately, sometimes they put them into a rejection or maybe pile until they have decided on the composition of their cohort for that academic year. 

Last year I received an email from Suzanne Wade, wanting to discuss my application as she had to 'move swiftly to finalise decisions'. - this was just before the first applicant went to GOA.

You could be on the 'maybe' pile for quite some time after many others have received their rejections and acceptances. 

Applications are not assessed on an individual basis and not in any order. They are assessed in relation to the cohort. That's why you can occasionally get people with 2:1s if the cohort for the year isn't as strong as the previous. It's also why you can be accepted one year and rejected the next. 

As a rule of thumb - no news is good news, still under review is good. 




Thanks for the insights. 

Quick question, do you/does anyone happen to know if a transmission of the application to the GOA is a 'golden ticket', or there is still a chance you are rejected at this stage?

[quote]As I have said before in one of my earlier posts...<br><br>Trying to find a pattern will only render you upset. It doesn't work alphabetically, it never has. It is only a coincidence. You will soon see acceptances and rejections come in not based on alphabet.&nbsp;<br><br>The best explanation of the Cambridge admissions process i have received is from a person who once worked in the admissions department.&nbsp;<br><br>Applications which do not meet the minimum requirements I.e. 2:1 / 1st , or incomplete are rejected by the GOA before they go to the department.<br><br>The department filter all of these applications a few times over to get an idea of the cohort and it's composition.&nbsp;<br><br>They take what they believe to be the strongest applications and use them as a benchmark for the cohort (these are usually awarded offers earlier).&nbsp;<br><br>They are the cream of the crop ^ , in the filtering process they will be constantly comparing applications and remove the deadwood.&nbsp;<br><br>Sometimes the deadwood they reject immediately, sometimes they put them into a rejection or maybe pile until they have decided on the composition of their cohort for that academic year.&nbsp;<br><br>Last year I received an email from Suzanne Wade, wanting to discuss my application as she had to 'move swiftly to finalise decisions'. - this was just before the first applicant went to GOA.<br><br>You could be on the 'maybe' pile for quite some time after many others have received their rejections and acceptances.&nbsp;<br><br>Applications are not assessed on an individual basis and not in any order. They are assessed in relation to the cohort. That's why you can occasionally get people with 2:1s if the cohort for the year isn't as strong as the previous. It's also why you can be accepted one year and rejected the next.&nbsp;<br><br>As a rule of thumb - no news is good news, still under review is good.&nbsp;<br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Thanks for the insights.&nbsp;<br><br>Quick question, do you/does anyone happen to know if a transmission of the application to the GOA is a 'golden ticket', or there is still a chance you are rejected at this stage?
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Naz Khan

As I have said before in one of my earlier posts...

Trying to find a pattern will only render you upset. It doesn't work alphabetically, it never has. It is only a coincidence. You will soon see acceptances and rejections come in not based on alphabet. 

The best explanation of the Cambridge admissions process i have received is from a person who once worked in the admissions department. 

Applications which do not meet the minimum requirements I.e. 2:1 / 1st , or incomplete are rejected by the GOA before they go to the department.

The department filter all of these applications a few times over to get an idea of the cohort and it's composition. 

They take what they believe to be the strongest applications and use them as a benchmark for the cohort (these are usually awarded offers earlier). 

They are the cream of the crop ^ , in the filtering process they will be constantly comparing applications and remove the deadwood. 

Sometimes the deadwood they reject immediately, sometimes they put them into a rejection or maybe pile until they have decided on the composition of their cohort for that academic year. 

Last year I received an email from Suzanne Wade, wanting to discuss my application as she had to 'move swiftly to finalise decisions'. - this was just before the first applicant went to GOA.

You could be on the 'maybe' pile for quite some time after many others have received their rejections and acceptances. 

Applications are not assessed on an individual basis and not in any order. They are assessed in relation to the cohort. That's why you can occasionally get people with 2:1s if the cohort for the year isn't as strong as the previous. It's also why you can be accepted one year and rejected the next. 

As a rule of thumb - no news is good news, still under review is good. 




Thanks for the insights. 

Quick question, do you/does anyone happen to know if a transmission of the application to the GOA is a 'golden ticket', or there is still a chance you are rejected at this stage?



I have never known anybody to be rejected once reaching the GOA. If I am wrong then I will question everything I know about life and more. 

[quote][quote]As I have said before in one of my earlier posts...<br><br>Trying to find a pattern will only render you upset. It doesn't work alphabetically, it never has. It is only a coincidence. You will soon see acceptances and rejections come in not based on alphabet.&nbsp;<br><br>The best explanation of the Cambridge admissions process i have received is from a person who once worked in the admissions department.&nbsp;<br><br>Applications which do not meet the minimum requirements I.e. 2:1 / 1st , or incomplete are rejected by the GOA before they go to the department.<br><br>The department filter all of these applications a few times over to get an idea of the cohort and it's composition.&nbsp;<br><br>They take what they believe to be the strongest applications and use them as a benchmark for the cohort (these are usually awarded offers earlier).&nbsp;<br><br>They are the cream of the crop ^ , in the filtering process they will be constantly comparing applications and remove the deadwood.&nbsp;<br><br>Sometimes the deadwood they reject immediately, sometimes they put them into a rejection or maybe pile until they have decided on the composition of their cohort for that academic year.&nbsp;<br><br>Last year I received an email from Suzanne Wade, wanting to discuss my application as she had to 'move swiftly to finalise decisions'. - this was just before the first applicant went to GOA.<br><br>You could be on the 'maybe' pile for quite some time after many others have received their rejections and acceptances.&nbsp;<br><br>Applications are not assessed on an individual basis and not in any order. They are assessed in relation to the cohort. That's why you can occasionally get people with 2:1s if the cohort for the year isn't as strong as the previous. It's also why you can be accepted one year and rejected the next.&nbsp;<br><br>As a rule of thumb - no news is good news, still under review is good.&nbsp;<br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Thanks for the insights.&nbsp;<br><br>Quick question, do you/does anyone happen to know if a transmission of the application to the GOA is a 'golden ticket', or there is still a chance you are rejected at this stage? [/quote]<br><br><br>I have never known anybody to be rejected once reaching the GOA. If I am wrong then I will question everything I know about life and more.&nbsp;<br>
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Madmanul

As I have said before in one of my earlier posts...

Trying to find a pattern will only render you upset. It doesn't work alphabetically, it never has. It is only a coincidence. You will soon see acceptances and rejections come in not based on alphabet. 

The best explanation of the Cambridge admissions process i have received is from a person who once worked in the admissions department. 

Applications which do not meet the minimum requirements I.e. 2:1 / 1st , or incomplete are rejected by the GOA before they go to the department.

The department filter all of these applications a few times over to get an idea of the cohort and it's composition. 

They take what they believe to be the strongest applications and use them as a benchmark for the cohort (these are usually awarded offers earlier). 

They are the cream of the crop ^ , in the filtering process they will be constantly comparing applications and remove the deadwood. 

Sometimes the deadwood they reject immediately, sometimes they put them into a rejection or maybe pile until they have decided on the composition of their cohort for that academic year. 

Last year I received an email from Suzanne Wade, wanting to discuss my application as she had to 'move swiftly to finalise decisions'. - this was just before the first applicant went to GOA.

You could be on the 'maybe' pile for quite some time after many others have received their rejections and acceptances. 

Applications are not assessed on an individual basis and not in any order. They are assessed in relation to the cohort. That's why you can occasionally get people with 2:1s if the cohort for the year isn't as strong as the previous. It's also why you can be accepted one year and rejected the next. 

As a rule of thumb - no news is good news, still under review is good. 




Thanks for the insights. 

Quick question, do you/does anyone happen to know if a transmission of the application to the GOA is a 'golden ticket', or there is still a chance you are rejected at this stage?



I have never known anybody to be rejected once reaching the GOA. If I am wrong then I will question everything I know about life and more. 


Got it. Thank you!

[quote][quote][quote]As I have said before in one of my earlier posts...<br><br>Trying to find a pattern will only render you upset. It doesn't work alphabetically, it never has. It is only a coincidence. You will soon see acceptances and rejections come in not based on alphabet.&nbsp;<br><br>The best explanation of the Cambridge admissions process i have received is from a person who once worked in the admissions department.&nbsp;<br><br>Applications which do not meet the minimum requirements I.e. 2:1 / 1st , or incomplete are rejected by the GOA before they go to the department.<br><br>The department filter all of these applications a few times over to get an idea of the cohort and it's composition.&nbsp;<br><br>They take what they believe to be the strongest applications and use them as a benchmark for the cohort (these are usually awarded offers earlier).&nbsp;<br><br>They are the cream of the crop ^ , in the filtering process they will be constantly comparing applications and remove the deadwood.&nbsp;<br><br>Sometimes the deadwood they reject immediately, sometimes they put them into a rejection or maybe pile until they have decided on the composition of their cohort for that academic year.&nbsp;<br><br>Last year I received an email from Suzanne Wade, wanting to discuss my application as she had to 'move swiftly to finalise decisions'. - this was just before the first applicant went to GOA.<br><br>You could be on the 'maybe' pile for quite some time after many others have received their rejections and acceptances.&nbsp;<br><br>Applications are not assessed on an individual basis and not in any order. They are assessed in relation to the cohort. That's why you can occasionally get people with 2:1s if the cohort for the year isn't as strong as the previous. It's also why you can be accepted one year and rejected the next.&nbsp;<br><br>As a rule of thumb - no news is good news, still under review is good.&nbsp;<br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Thanks for the insights.&nbsp;<br><br>Quick question, do you/does anyone happen to know if a transmission of the application to the GOA is a 'golden ticket', or there is still a chance you are rejected at this stage? [/quote]<br><br><br>I have never known anybody to be rejected once reaching the GOA. If I am wrong then I will question everything I know about life and more.&nbsp;<br> [/quote]<br><br>Got it. Thank you!
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MM23

From last year's (or the year before I don't remember exactly) thread there was one person that made it to the GAO and got rejected afterwards. All in all, nothing is ever 100% certain with these universities. :) good luck to all! 

From last year's (or the year before I don't remember exactly) thread there was one person that made it to the GAO and got rejected afterwards. All in all, nothing is ever 100% certain with these universities. :) good luck to all!&nbsp;
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dpr12

Hey everyone! Applied for both the MCL and the LLM.

My MCL application status just changed to  "Status: Awaiting approval by GAO - Awaiting approval by the Central Graduate Admissions Office". The LLM application still under review.

Hey everyone! Applied for both the MCL and the LLM.<br><br>My MCL application status just changed to&nbsp; "Status:&nbsp;Awaiting approval by GAO - Awaiting approval by the Central Graduate Admissions Office". The LLM application still under review.<div><br></div><div>
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PriyankaBh...

Today the status of my MCL application is updated to "Awaiting approval by GAO - Awaiting approval by the Central Graduate Admissions Office." as well.



Congratulations! Do you mind sharing a bit about your profile? Just curious..

[quote]Today the status of my MCL application is updated to "Awaiting approval by GAO - Awaiting approval by the Central Graduate Admissions Office." as well.<br><div>
</div> [/quote]<br><br>Congratulations! Do you mind sharing a bit about your profile? Just curious..
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Naz Khan

Anybody else just received the email from the Postgraduate Admissions Office in relation to funding?

Anybody else just received the email from the Postgraduate Admissions Office in relation to funding?
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EloiseH

Anybody else just received the email from the Postgraduate Admissions Office in relation to funding?

Yep, I just got the funding opportunity email too. 

[quote]Anybody else just received the email from the Postgraduate Admissions Office in relation to funding? [/quote]<br>Yep, I just got the funding opportunity email too.&nbsp;
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alchbabe

could anyone share the anonimized text of the message

could anyone share the anonimized text of the message
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gary666

Anybody else just received the email from the Postgraduate Admissions Office in relation to funding?


Nope, nothing so far. Could you please share any crucial information (if any)? 

Thanks in advance.

[quote]Anybody else just received the email from the Postgraduate Admissions Office in relation to funding? [/quote]<br><br>Nope, nothing so far. Could you please share any crucial information (if any)?&nbsp;<br><br>Thanks in advance.
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llmhopeful...

could anyone share the anonimized text of the message


The intro - 

“Please read this email to consider whether you are eligible and apply through the online questionnairebefore Monday 8 March 2021

The Cambridge Trust, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, is piloting the allocation of a number of awards for Master’s students from low-income households with experience of educational disadvantage.

This year, the Trust is able to make available up to 30 awards to cover fees and a top-up maintenance grant to ensure affordability of living expenses when a postgraduate Master’s loan or grant is taken with Student Finance England, Student Awards Agency Scotland, Student Finance Wales or Student Finance NI. A small proportion of the awards (Get In Master’s awards) will be reserved to address under-representation of students from Black, British Bangladeshi or British Pakistani backgrounds.”
Then goes on to explain more specific criteria. 



[quote]could anyone share the anonimized text of the message [/quote]<br><br>The intro -&nbsp;<br><br>“Please read this email to consider whether you are eligible and apply through the&nbsp;online questionnairebefore Monday 8 March 2021
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</div><div>The Cambridge Trust, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, is piloting the allocation of a number of&nbsp;awards for Master’s students from low-income households with experience of educational disadvantage.
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</div><div>This year, the Trust is able to make available up to 30 awards to cover fees and a top-up maintenance grant to ensure affordability of living expenses when a postgraduate Master’s loan or grant is taken with Student Finance England, Student Awards Agency Scotland, Student Finance Wales or Student Finance NI. A small proportion of the awards (Get In Master’s awards) will be reserved to address under-representation of students from Black, British Bangladeshi or British Pakistani backgrounds.”</div><br>Then goes on to explain more specific criteria.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>
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ag164

could anyone share the anonimized text of the message


The intro - 

“Please read this email to consider whether you are eligible and apply through the online questionnairebefore Monday 8 March 2021

The Cambridge Trust, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, is piloting the allocation of a number of awards for Master’s students from low-income households with experience of educational disadvantage.

This year, the Trust is able to make available up to 30 awards to cover fees and a top-up maintenance grant to ensure affordability of living expenses when a postgraduate Master’s loan or grant is taken with Student Finance England, Student Awards Agency Scotland, Student Finance Wales or Student Finance NI. A small proportion of the awards (Get In Master’s awards) will be reserved to address under-representation of students from Black, British Bangladeshi or British Pakistani backgrounds.”
Then goes on to explain more specific criteria. 





Was this message sent to only British passport holders? Did any international applicant receive any of such funding emails so far?

[quote][quote]could anyone share the anonimized text of the message [/quote]<br><br>The intro -&nbsp;<br><br>“Please read this email to consider whether you are eligible and apply through the&nbsp;online questionnairebefore Monday 8 March 2021
<div>
</div><div>The Cambridge Trust, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, is piloting the allocation of a number of&nbsp;awards for Master’s students from low-income households with experience of educational disadvantage.
</div><div>
</div><div>This year, the Trust is able to make available up to 30 awards to cover fees and a top-up maintenance grant to ensure affordability of living expenses when a postgraduate Master’s loan or grant is taken with Student Finance England, Student Awards Agency Scotland, Student Finance Wales or Student Finance NI. A small proportion of the awards (Get In Master’s awards) will be reserved to address under-representation of students from Black, British Bangladeshi or British Pakistani backgrounds.”</div><br>Then goes on to explain more specific criteria.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Was this message sent to only British passport holders? Did any international applicant receive any of such funding emails so far?
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nick93

Hey! I didn‘t receive any message, I‘m from Austria. 


Hey! I didn‘t receive any message, I‘m from Austria.&nbsp;<br><br><br>
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great24

Hi! I’m also an international applicant and still haven’t received any message.

Hi! I’m also an international applicant and still haven’t received any message.
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xiukhung

I'm an AUS passport holder and have not received any funding email. 

I'm an AUS passport holder and have not received any funding email.&nbsp;
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