Cambridge LLM 2016 - 2017 Applicants


lucky04
I got the impression (although I could be wrong) that the only reason you would be rejected after this stage would be procedural- something to do with visas or something being incorrect on your application.

I hope I'm right!


That's my understanding too.
According to the website, the BoGS is more of a coordinator than anything else and sets the conditions that we have meet in each offer.

"The Board is responsible for oversight of quality in graduate admissions and in this role sets the baseline for the conditions applied to offers:

- required levels for academic and English language attainment:
- by reference to the cost of living, the minimum level of funding a candidate will need in addition to fees
- ensure that he or she is registered for use of CGSRS.
These baseline requirements are set out in the Board's admissions webpages.

The Board has power to question and decline a degree committee's recommendation to make an offer to any candidate who does not meet these criteria.

The Board is the deciding authority on the adequacy of the entry qualifications of candidates for all graduate courses administered by the Board." - Link: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/graduate-admissions-policy/board-graduate-studies

So it seems they just do a last formal check to check if we meet the minimum criteria as explained in the LLM webpage, in case the Degree Committee might have missed something. Which I'm pretty sure is highly unlikely.
<blockquote>I got the impression (although I could be wrong) that the only reason you would be rejected after this stage would be procedural- something to do with visas or something being incorrect on your application.

I hope I'm right!</blockquote>

That's my understanding too.
According to the website, the BoGS is more of a coordinator than anything else and sets the conditions that we have meet in each offer.

"The Board is responsible for oversight of quality in graduate admissions and in this role sets the baseline for the conditions applied to offers:

- required levels for academic and English language attainment:
- by reference to the cost of living, the minimum level of funding a candidate will need in addition to fees
- ensure that he or she is registered for use of CGSRS.
These baseline requirements are set out in the Board's admissions webpages.

The Board has power to question and decline a degree committee's recommendation to make an offer to any candidate who does not meet these criteria.

The Board is the deciding authority on the adequacy of the entry qualifications of candidates for all graduate courses administered by the Board." - Link: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/graduate-admissions-policy/board-graduate-studies

So it seems they just do a last formal check to check if we meet the minimum criteria as explained in the LLM webpage, in case the Degree Committee might have missed something. Which I'm pretty sure is highly unlikely.
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Delilah11
Do the status updates only occur during weekdays within UK business hours? This will save me the stress of checking my status over the weekend!

Also hang in there everyone! The previous forums suggest that there is still plenty of time at this stage of the year for offers to be made. :)
Do the status updates only occur during weekdays within UK business hours? This will save me the stress of checking my status over the weekend!

Also hang in there everyone! The previous forums suggest that there is still plenty of time at this stage of the year for offers to be made. :)
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bethHH
My status changed from BOGS to offer made this morning.
Good luck to everybody else!
My status changed from BOGS to offer made this morning.
Good luck to everybody else!
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Congrats to all the offers and change in statuses!

Are there any applicants from AU/ASIA still stuck with under consideration by DC? /:
Congrats to all the offers and change in statuses!

Are there any applicants from AU/ASIA still stuck with under consideration by DC? /:
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Delilah11
I'm from AU and my status is still "Under Consideration by Degree Committee".
I'm from AU and my status is still "Under Consideration by Degree Committee".
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Dead111
The silence on this thread...
The silence on this thread...
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raradream
It's not the silence on this thread that bothers me, but the silence from Cam's GAO... :)
It's not the silence on this thread that bothers me, but the silence from Cam's GAO... :)
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Dead111
Haha. True that. On the bright side, they are being more efficient than last year. Conditional offers were sent this year in late Feb.
Haha. True that. On the bright side, they are being more efficient than last year. Conditional offers were sent this year in late Feb.
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KayTee
I have been made a conditional offer. Congrats to everybody.
I have been made a conditional offer. Congrats to everybody.
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german16
any german there who has got an offer yet or who is BOGSed?
any german there who has got an offer yet or who is BOGSed?
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Any Slovak/Czech here who has got an offer or BOGS?
Any Slovak/Czech here who has got an offer or BOGS?
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I'm from AU and my status is still "Under Consideration by Degree Committee".


Another AU candidate here in the same situation.
<blockquote>I'm from AU and my status is still "Under Consideration by Degree Committee".
</blockquote>

Another AU candidate here in the same situation.
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kai6325
Likewise here from another AU candidate.

I need closure dammit!
Likewise here from another AU candidate.

I need closure dammit!
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I received a conditional offer late last week, as well as a college admission offer today. Does anyone know when Cambridge scholarship offers are due to be released? Congrats to all!
I received a conditional offer late last week, as well as a college admission offer today. Does anyone know when Cambridge scholarship offers are due to be released? Congrats to all!
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Delilah11
The wait is so nerve wracking! I'm actually relieved that UK business hours are during my sleeping hours in Australia otherwise I would be checking my status non-stop.

Based on previous years, BOGS were released until the last minute so I have faith that not all offers have been released. Fingers crossed!
The wait is so nerve wracking! I'm actually relieved that UK business hours are during my sleeping hours in Australia otherwise I would be checking my status non-stop.

Based on previous years, BOGS were released until the last minute so I have faith that not all offers have been released. Fingers crossed!
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JennyLLM
Arg... I received the rejection email this morning!
Good luck to all of you:)
Arg... I received the rejection email this morning!
Good luck to all of you:)
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mog92
Very sorry to hear that! Also very very shocked that rejections are coming so soon. There goes my no news is bad news theory!
Very sorry to hear that! Also very very shocked that rejections are coming so soon. There goes my no news is bad news theory!
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JennyLLM
Yes, so no news might be good news! Cheers, Jenny
Yes, so no news might be good news! Cheers, Jenny
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GingerBrea...
Arg... I received the rejection email this morning!
Good luck to all of you:)


I'm so sorry JennyLLM... I really hope you secured an offer at another university...

And thank you for letting us know.
<blockquote>Arg... I received the rejection email this morning!
Good luck to all of you:)</blockquote>

I'm so sorry JennyLLM... I really hope you secured an offer at another university...

And thank you for letting us know.
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GingerBrea...
I received a conditional offer late last week, as well as a college admission offer today. Does anyone know when Cambridge scholarship offers are due to be released? Congrats to all!


Congrats oxbridge26. Would you mind sharing where you're from and which college accepted you ?

The wait is absolutely nerve-wracking... No news for French applicants ?
<blockquote>I received a conditional offer late last week, as well as a college admission offer today. Does anyone know when Cambridge scholarship offers are due to be released? Congrats to all!</blockquote>

Congrats oxbridge26. Would you mind sharing where you're from and which college accepted you ?

The wait is absolutely nerve-wracking... No news for French applicants ?
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