Cambridge LLM 2015-16


According to the Application Tracker, someone from the Netherlands got an offer today. Is this thing reliable?


Hi there waywardMVR, yes, that was me! Got BOGSed sometime late afternoon yesterday (seemed best to mark that as an 'offer' on the tracker?)
<blockquote>According to the Application Tracker, someone from the Netherlands got an offer today. Is this thing reliable?</blockquote>

Hi there waywardMVR, yes, that was me! Got BOGSed sometime late afternoon yesterday (seemed best to mark that as an 'offer' on the tracker?)
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craigrden
My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks?
My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks?
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My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks?


I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.
<blockquote>My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks? </blockquote>

I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.
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The Gates Cambridge has nothing to do with admissions. Admissions are run by the Graduate Admissions while Gates Cambridge are run by The Trusts. The two have no impact on each other.
The Gates Cambridge has nothing to do with admissions. Admissions are run by the Graduate Admissions while Gates Cambridge are run by The Trusts. The two have no impact on each other.
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galli
I too have received the Gates Cambridge rejection but no status change so far... also getting nervous about it.
I too have received the Gates Cambridge rejection but no status change so far... also getting nervous about it.
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galli
Also, from all people who have been "BOGS-ed" or received offers, are any of you MCL applicants?
Also, from all people who have been "BOGS-ed" or received offers, are any of you MCL applicants?
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Have any rejections for the LLM been issued yet, do we know?
Have any rejections for the LLM been issued yet, do we know?
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imnc
It seems Cambridge will be my first unsuccessful application, as my status is still awaiting consideration by department. After acceptances by columbia, chicago, UPenn and NYU it is quite a surprise for me but maybe UK law schools have different criteria for entry.
It seems Cambridge will be my first unsuccessful application, as my status is still awaiting consideration by department. After acceptances by columbia, chicago, UPenn and NYU it is quite a surprise for me but maybe UK law schools have different criteria for entry.
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LLM2015/16
My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks?


I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.


Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.
<blockquote><blockquote>My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks? </blockquote>

I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.</blockquote>

Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.
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My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks?


I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.


Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.


I don't know about this, the website says "Once the Trust has a list of all ranked candidates, these are divided into broad subject areas and passed to our Shortlisting Committees. These Committees look at the candidates' entire application pack (including the Personal Statement and Personal Reference) and apply all four Gates Cambridge criteria in order to identify those who will be invited for interview. Everyone who is shortlisted for interview will have gone through an exceptionally competitive process and will show evidence of meeting the four Gates Cambridge criteria."

The closeness of the deadline is what's worrying me, the Gates email is I think irrelevant.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks? </blockquote>

I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.</blockquote>

Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.</blockquote>

I don't know about this, the website says "Once the Trust has a list of all ranked candidates, these are divided into broad subject areas and passed to our Shortlisting Committees. These Committees look at the candidates' entire application pack (including the Personal Statement and Personal Reference) and apply all four Gates Cambridge criteria in order to identify those who will be invited for interview. Everyone who is shortlisted for interview will have gone through an exceptionally competitive process and will show evidence of meeting the four Gates Cambridge criteria."

The closeness of the deadline is what's worrying me, the Gates email is I think irrelevant.
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law01
My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks?


I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.


Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.


I disagree on this; as based on the comments qyuite a few of the people rejected from Gates are actually BoGSed at the moment
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks? </blockquote>

I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.</blockquote>

Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.</blockquote>

I disagree on this; as based on the comments qyuite a few of the people rejected from Gates are actually BoGSed at the moment
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LLM2015/16
My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks?


I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.


Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.


I don't know about this, the website says "Once the Trust has a list of all ranked candidates, these are divided into broad subject areas and passed to our Shortlisting Committees. These Committees look at the candidates' entire application pack (including the Personal Statement and Personal Reference) and apply all four Gates Cambridge criteria in order to identify those who will be invited for interview. Everyone who is shortlisted for interview will have gone through an exceptionally competitive process and will show evidence of meeting the four Gates Cambridge criteria."

The closeness of the deadline is what's worrying me, the Gates email is I think irrelevant.


You must read the previous paragraph: "In order to ensure only the most academically outstanding candidates are considered, the Trust asks academic departments in Cambridge to rank eligible applicants on academic ability only.
Those who are put forward by their departments are considered the most academically outstanding applicants they have received that year."
http://www.gatescambridge.org/apply/initial-stages.asp

From this it can be understood that the most favored candidates who also applied for the Gates Scholarship are passed on to the interview.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks? </blockquote>

I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.</blockquote>

Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.</blockquote>

I don't know about this, the website says "Once the Trust has a list of all ranked candidates, these are divided into broad subject areas and passed to our Shortlisting Committees. These Committees look at the candidates' entire application pack (including the Personal Statement and Personal Reference) and apply all four Gates Cambridge criteria in order to identify those who will be invited for interview. Everyone who is shortlisted for interview will have gone through an exceptionally competitive process and will show evidence of meeting the four Gates Cambridge criteria."

The closeness of the deadline is what's worrying me, the Gates email is I think irrelevant.</blockquote>

You must read the previous paragraph: "In order to ensure only the most academically outstanding candidates are considered, the Trust asks academic departments in Cambridge to rank eligible applicants on academic ability only.
Those who are put forward by their departments are considered the most academically outstanding applicants they have received that year."
http://www.gatescambridge.org/apply/initial-stages.asp

From this it can be understood that the most favored candidates who also applied for the Gates Scholarship are passed on to the interview.
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My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks?


I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.


Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.


I don't know about this, the website says "Once the Trust has a list of all ranked candidates, these are divided into broad subject areas and passed to our Shortlisting Committees. These Committees look at the candidates' entire application pack (including the Personal Statement and Personal Reference) and apply all four Gates Cambridge criteria in order to identify those who will be invited for interview. Everyone who is shortlisted for interview will have gone through an exceptionally competitive process and will show evidence of meeting the four Gates Cambridge criteria."

The closeness of the deadline is what's worrying me, the Gates email is I think irrelevant.


You must read the previous paragraph: "In order to ensure only the most academically outstanding candidates are considered, the Trust asks academic departments in Cambridge to rank eligible applicants on academic ability only.
Those who are put forward by their departments are considered the most academically outstanding applicants they have received that year."
http://www.gatescambridge.org/apply/initial-stages.asp

From this it can be understood that the most favored candidates who also applied for the Gates Scholarship are passed on to the interview.


No - those "put forward" are not necessarily invited for interview. It just means put forward to be considered for an interview...
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks? </blockquote>

I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.</blockquote>

Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.</blockquote>

I don't know about this, the website says "Once the Trust has a list of all ranked candidates, these are divided into broad subject areas and passed to our Shortlisting Committees. These Committees look at the candidates' entire application pack (including the Personal Statement and Personal Reference) and apply all four Gates Cambridge criteria in order to identify those who will be invited for interview. Everyone who is shortlisted for interview will have gone through an exceptionally competitive process and will show evidence of meeting the four Gates Cambridge criteria."

The closeness of the deadline is what's worrying me, the Gates email is I think irrelevant.</blockquote>

You must read the previous paragraph: "In order to ensure only the most academically outstanding candidates are considered, the Trust asks academic departments in Cambridge to rank eligible applicants on academic ability only.
Those who are put forward by their departments are considered the most academically outstanding applicants they have received that year."
http://www.gatescambridge.org/apply/initial-stages.asp

From this it can be understood that the most favored candidates who also applied for the Gates Scholarship are passed on to the interview.</blockquote>

No - those "put forward" are not necessarily invited for interview. It just means put forward to be considered for an interview...
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LLM2015/16
I hope to be wrong here and for all of you to be right. I just didn't read it that way.
I hope to be wrong here and for all of you to be right. I just didn't read it that way.
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craigrden
My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks?


I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.


Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.


I don't know about this, the website says "Once the Trust has a list of all ranked candidates, these are divided into broad subject areas and passed to our Shortlisting Committees. These Committees look at the candidates' entire application pack (including the Personal Statement and Personal Reference) and apply all four Gates Cambridge criteria in order to identify those who will be invited for interview. Everyone who is shortlisted for interview will have gone through an exceptionally competitive process and will show evidence of meeting the four Gates Cambridge criteria."

The closeness of the deadline is what's worrying me, the Gates email is I think irrelevant.


You must read the previous paragraph: "In order to ensure only the most academically outstanding candidates are considered, the Trust asks academic departments in Cambridge to rank eligible applicants on academic ability only.
Those who are put forward by their departments are considered the most academically outstanding applicants they have received that year."
http://www.gatescambridge.org/apply/initial-stages.asp

From this it can be understood that the most favored candidates who also applied for the Gates Scholarship are passed on to the interview.


No - those "put forward" are not necessarily invited for interview. It just means put forward to be considered for an interview...


I agree with you. Thus, the question arises as to whether Gates would have received the application if an applicant was not "put forward" by the Department.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks? </blockquote>

I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.</blockquote>

Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.</blockquote>

I don't know about this, the website says "Once the Trust has a list of all ranked candidates, these are divided into broad subject areas and passed to our Shortlisting Committees. These Committees look at the candidates' entire application pack (including the Personal Statement and Personal Reference) and apply all four Gates Cambridge criteria in order to identify those who will be invited for interview. Everyone who is shortlisted for interview will have gone through an exceptionally competitive process and will show evidence of meeting the four Gates Cambridge criteria."

The closeness of the deadline is what's worrying me, the Gates email is I think irrelevant.</blockquote>

You must read the previous paragraph: "In order to ensure only the most academically outstanding candidates are considered, the Trust asks academic departments in Cambridge to rank eligible applicants on academic ability only.
Those who are put forward by their departments are considered the most academically outstanding applicants they have received that year."
http://www.gatescambridge.org/apply/initial-stages.asp

From this it can be understood that the most favored candidates who also applied for the Gates Scholarship are passed on to the interview.</blockquote>

No - those "put forward" are not necessarily invited for interview. It just means put forward to be considered for an interview...</blockquote>

I agree with you. Thus, the question arises as to whether Gates would have received the application if an applicant was not "put forward" by the Department.
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My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks?


I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.


Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.



This is not true. Gates lists only those who fulfil their 4 step criteria and not those who are the most successful candidates. These are two different things. But even if you were to be correct, the LLM has not had a Gates Scholar for a while so your theory would mean that the entire LLM Class students over the years were not "first in line for admission"
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>My CAMSIS status is still 'Awaiting Consideration by Department' but I too received the rejection email from Gates Cambridge.

But... near the end of the email it reads, 'I wish you every success in securing funding to allow you to pursue your course at the University of Cambridge.'

In my attempt to decipher the 'good' in the bad news, I'm here wondering if this means that my LLM application would have had to be successful to have received this rejection email in the first place...

Your thoughts folks? </blockquote>

I'm in the same position: my status is still "Awaiting consideration" but got the Gates rejection. Unfortunately for us I think there is no inference that can be drawn from the Gates rejection. I think the consideration of the Gates scholarship is done independently of the Law faculty's consideration of our applicaitons for admission...

It's still not over but the fact that formal offers are being sent out and mine is still unchanged is definitely making me uneasy at this late stage.</blockquote>

Same here :(

I agree that the admission process is separate from the Gates Cam Scholarship, but the Scholarship's website states that the most successful Master's candidates are shortlisted by the BOGS for the Scholarship interview. This means that all those who were rejected by the Scholarship (including me) are not the first in line for admission.
This does not mean that there is no chance for admission but I am afraid it lowers the odds.</blockquote>


This is not true. Gates lists only those who fulfil their 4 step criteria and not those who are the most successful candidates. These are two different things. But even if you were to be correct, the LLM has not had a Gates Scholar for a while so your theory would mean that the entire LLM Class students over the years were not "first in line for admission"
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Nana89
I don´t think that this can be the case since it seems that no one on this thread actually got an interview with Gates.
I don´t think that this can be the case since it seems that no one on this thread actually got an interview with Gates.
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cye84
Any results from Singapore yet? Not like I'm expecting a positive reply...
Any results from Singapore yet? Not like I'm expecting a positive reply...
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In my opinion, let us not misinterpret Gates Scholarships because they have nothing to do with admissions. And I am saying this because last year on our Facebook group, some got that email and were still rejected. Gates focuses a lot on your leadership skills and impact to society, just like Chevening. Your academics may be excellent no doubt. But if you do not meet the other 3 aspects of Gates, you are out. The Faculty may rank you higher academically and put you forward but Gates may still reject you anyway. It is a lot like the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship where you may be nominated and fill in the EAP yet not get any scholarship.

So let the waiting continue. The Gates ship has sailed.
In my opinion, let us not misinterpret Gates Scholarships because they have nothing to do with admissions. And I am saying this because last year on our Facebook group, some got that email and were still rejected. Gates focuses a lot on your leadership skills and impact to society, just like Chevening. Your academics may be excellent no doubt. But if you do not meet the other 3 aspects of Gates, you are out. The Faculty may rank you higher academically and put you forward but Gates may still reject you anyway. It is a lot like the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship where you may be nominated and fill in the EAP yet not get any scholarship.

So let the waiting continue. The Gates ship has sailed.
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In my opinion, let us not misinterpret Gates Scholarships because they have nothing to do with admissions. And I am saying this because last year on our Facebook group, some got that email and were still rejected. Gates focuses a lot on your leadership skills and impact to society, just like Chevening. Your academics may be excellent no doubt. But if you do not meet the other 3 aspects of Gates, you are out. The Faculty may rank you higher academically and put you forward but Gates may still reject you anyway. It is a lot like the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship where you may be nominated and fill in the EAP yet not get any scholarship.

So let the waiting continue. The Gates ship has sailed.


Very well.
<blockquote>In my opinion, let us not misinterpret Gates Scholarships because they have nothing to do with admissions. And I am saying this because last year on our Facebook group, some got that email and were still rejected. Gates focuses a lot on your leadership skills and impact to society, just like Chevening. Your academics may be excellent no doubt. But if you do not meet the other 3 aspects of Gates, you are out. The Faculty may rank you higher academically and put you forward but Gates may still reject you anyway. It is a lot like the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship where you may be nominated and fill in the EAP yet not get any scholarship.

So let the waiting continue. The Gates ship has sailed. </blockquote>

Very well.
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