Cambridge LLM 2016 - 2017 Applicants


Unless you had someone who went to a particular college and you have inside information, you wouldn't really know how the college system works. As a graduate, I can assure you that any college that accepts you will be a great place for your to study and socialise - it really only matters how much comfort you want to get out of it (graduate housing really differs from one place to another, not to mention distance from your college and the faculty). For lawyers, Robinson, Wolfson, Jesus, Newnham, Hughes Hall accept a large bunch of LLMers (other colleges will also have a few LLMers as well). Bear in mind that certain old colleges, if put as your 2nd choice, will not accept you if your 1st choice did not - solely out of spite/prestige. You will however get a place at a college if you are accepted for the program - so don't worry, no one slept in the park ;)
Unless you had someone who went to a particular college and you have inside information, you wouldn't really know how the college system works. As a graduate, I can assure you that any college that accepts you will be a great place for your to study and socialise - it really only matters how much comfort you want to get out of it (graduate housing really differs from one place to another, not to mention distance from your college and the faculty). For lawyers, Robinson, Wolfson, Jesus, Newnham, Hughes Hall accept a large bunch of LLMers (other colleges will also have a few LLMers as well). Bear in mind that certain old colleges, if put as your 2nd choice, will not accept you if your 1st choice did not - solely out of spite/prestige. You will however get a place at a college if you are accepted for the program - so don't worry, no one slept in the park ;)
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KayTee
Hi. I am about to submit my application online but have not seen where to attach some of the required documents (transcript, CV, etc.). Has anyone an idea about the point at which to attach these documents. Is it after submission? I need someone to guide me.
Hi. I am about to submit my application online but have not seen where to attach some of the required documents (transcript, CV, etc.). Has anyone an idea about the point at which to attach these documents. Is it after submission? I need someone to guide me.
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GingerBrea...
Hi. I am about to submit my application online but have not seen where to attach some of the required documents (transcript, CV, etc.). Has anyone an idea about the point at which to attach these documents. Is it after submission? I need someone to guide me.


Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email from Cambridge giving you access to your self service account where you have to attach your documents within 14 days. Hope that helps !
<blockquote>Hi. I am about to submit my application online but have not seen where to attach some of the required documents (transcript, CV, etc.). Has anyone an idea about the point at which to attach these documents. Is it after submission? I need someone to guide me.</blockquote>

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email from Cambridge giving you access to your self service account where you have to attach your documents within 14 days. Hope that helps !
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llmadvise
You upload your application via GRADSAF. The required supporting documentation can be uploaded as PDF via your self service account after you submit the online application form. You are given access to your self service account after applying.
You upload your application via GRADSAF. The required supporting documentation can be uploaded as PDF via your self service account after you submit the online application form. You are given access to your self service account after applying.
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smallflowe
Unless you had someone who went to a particular college and you have inside information, you wouldn't really know how the college system works. As a graduate, I can assure you that any college that accepts you will be a great place for your to study and socialise - it really only matters how much comfort you want to get out of it (graduate housing really differs from one place to another, not to mention distance from your college and the faculty). For lawyers, Robinson, Wolfson, Jesus, Newnham, Hughes Hall accept a large bunch of LLMers (other colleges will also have a few LLMers as well). Bear in mind that certain old colleges, if put as your 2nd choice, will not accept you if your 1st choice did not - solely out of spite/prestige. You will however get a place at a college if you are accepted for the program - so don't worry, no one slept in the park ;)


Stellarlights, thank you for insight! If you don't mind, may I ask which college did you attend?
<blockquote>Unless you had someone who went to a particular college and you have inside information, you wouldn't really know how the college system works. As a graduate, I can assure you that any college that accepts you will be a great place for your to study and socialise - it really only matters how much comfort you want to get out of it (graduate housing really differs from one place to another, not to mention distance from your college and the faculty). For lawyers, Robinson, Wolfson, Jesus, Newnham, Hughes Hall accept a large bunch of LLMers (other colleges will also have a few LLMers as well). Bear in mind that certain old colleges, if put as your 2nd choice, will not accept you if your 1st choice did not - solely out of spite/prestige. You will however get a place at a college if you are accepted for the program - so don't worry, no one slept in the park ;)</blockquote>

Stellarlights, thank you for insight! If you don't mind, may I ask which college did you attend?
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KayTee
You upload your application via GRADSAF. The required supporting documentation can be uploaded as PDF via your self service account after you submit the online application form. You are given access to your self service account after applying.


Thank you for your response.
<blockquote>You upload your application via GRADSAF. The required supporting documentation can be uploaded as PDF via your self service account after you submit the online application form. You are given access to your self service account after applying.


Thank you for your response.
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NaSa19
Hi guys, I am running into a problem and hope anyone could help....

I already submitted my application and paid the fee. One of my referee is the former professor in my university. At present, he is working at a governmental body.

I think that Cambridge already sent the reference request email to my referee. However, he has just read the Referee Guide and informed me that according to a Q&A in the Guide, "If you have retired from the institution please send your reference by post on paper and indicate in the reference that you are a retired academic from (Name of) University. This will allow us to verify this information at a later stage. We suggest that you try to obtain letterhead paper from your past University or if you cant you must provide a business card stapled or securely fastened to the paper reference. Please do not photocopy the reference as this will be considered not original and you will be asked to provide another original reference."

I wonder if my referee now has to post his reference letter, or continue following the online system which he prefers ? He has an institutional email from the governmental body - so sending the letter by post seems to be more burdensome....
Hi guys, I am running into a problem and hope anyone could help....

I already submitted my application and paid the fee. One of my referee is the former professor in my university. At present, he is working at a governmental body.

I think that Cambridge already sent the reference request email to my referee. However, he has just read the Referee Guide and informed me that according to a Q&A in the Guide, "If you have retired from the institution please send your reference by post on paper and indicate in the reference that you are a retired academic from (Name of) University. This will allow us to verify this information at a later stage. We suggest that you try to obtain letterhead paper from your past University or if you can’t you must provide a business card stapled or securely fastened to the paper reference. Please do not photocopy the reference as this will be considered not original and you will be asked to provide another original reference."

I wonder if my referee now has to post his reference letter, or continue following the online system which he prefers ? He has an institutional email from the governmental body - so sending the letter by post seems to be more burdensome....
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Eppendorf
Hi guys, I am running into a problem and hope anyone could help....

I already submitted my application and paid the fee. One of my referee is the former professor in my university. At present, he is working at a governmental body.

I think that Cambridge already sent the reference request email to my referee. However, he has just read the Referee Guide and informed me that according to a Q&A in the Guide, "If you have retired from the institution please send your reference by post on paper and indicate in the reference that you are a retired academic from (Name of) University. This will allow us to verify this information at a later stage. We suggest that you try to obtain letterhead paper from your past University or if you cant you must provide a business card stapled or securely fastened to the paper reference. Please do not photocopy the reference as this will be considered not original and you will be asked to provide another original reference."

I wonder if my referee now has to post his reference letter, or continue following the online system which he prefers ? He has an institutional email from the governmental body - so sending the letter by post seems to be more burdensome....


You should ask the admissions office about that.

How should any of us know?
<blockquote>Hi guys, I am running into a problem and hope anyone could help....

I already submitted my application and paid the fee. One of my referee is the former professor in my university. At present, he is working at a governmental body.

I think that Cambridge already sent the reference request email to my referee. However, he has just read the Referee Guide and informed me that according to a Q&A in the Guide, "If you have retired from the institution please send your reference by post on paper and indicate in the reference that you are a retired academic from (Name of) University. This will allow us to verify this information at a later stage. We suggest that you try to obtain letterhead paper from your past University or if you can’t you must provide a business card stapled or securely fastened to the paper reference. Please do not photocopy the reference as this will be considered not original and you will be asked to provide another original reference."

I wonder if my referee now has to post his reference letter, or continue following the online system which he prefers ? He has an institutional email from the governmental body - so sending the letter by post seems to be more burdensome....</blockquote>

You should ask the admissions office about that.

How should any of us know?
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Hello everybody,

on camsis is written after I log in that the deadline for submitting the documentation is 18 November, so it is 18 or 15 (as it is written on the LLM webpage)?

And another question, I submitted everything except one reference, does anyone know how it works if it was submitted after the deadline? Is it really bad? (teacher said that she'll write me a recommendation letter and now she's not answering and she did not submit the letter until now).

Thank you!
Hello everybody,

on camsis is written after I log in that the deadline for submitting the documentation is 18 November, so it is 18 or 15 (as it is written on the LLM webpage)?

And another question, I submitted everything except one reference, does anyone know how it works if it was submitted after the deadline? Is it really bad? (teacher said that she'll write me a recommendation letter and now she's not answering and she did not submit the letter until now).

Thank you!
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NaSa19
Hello everybody,

on camsis is written after I log in that the deadline for submitting the documentation is 18 November, so it is 18 or 15 (as it is written on the LLM webpage)?

And another question, I submitted everything except one reference, does anyone know how it works if it was submitted after the deadline? Is it really bad? (teacher said that she'll write me a recommendation letter and now she's not answering and she did not submit the letter until now).

Thank you!


Hello, I think the deadline is 18 for you !
<blockquote>Hello everybody,

on camsis is written after I log in that the deadline for submitting the documentation is 18 November, so it is 18 or 15 (as it is written on the LLM webpage)?

And another question, I submitted everything except one reference, does anyone know how it works if it was submitted after the deadline? Is it really bad? (teacher said that she'll write me a recommendation letter and now she's not answering and she did not submit the letter until now).

Thank you!</blockquote>

Hello, I think the deadline is 18 for you !
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Application submitted with 4 hours still to go before deadline.

Do we have now have 14 days to submit supporting documents and references?
Application submitted with 4 hours still to go before deadline.

Do we have now have 14 days to submit supporting documents and references?
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smallflowe
Application submitted with 4 hours still to go before deadline.

Do we have now have 14 days to submit supporting documents and references?


Yes. Good luck!
<blockquote>Application submitted with 4 hours still to go before deadline.

Do we have now have 14 days to submit supporting documents and references?</blockquote>

Yes. Good luck!
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Out of interest - what are your referees putting for your class rank? Top 1%, 5%, 10% or 25%?
Out of interest - what are your referees putting for your class rank? Top 1%, 5%, 10% or 25%?
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Eppendorf
Out of interest - what are your referees putting for your class rank? Top 1%, 5%, 10% or 25%?


Top 1%.
<blockquote>Out of interest - what are your referees putting for your class rank? Top 1%, 5%, 10% or 25%?</blockquote>

Top 1%.
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mgpf89
Out of interest - what are your referees putting for your class rank? Top 1%, 5%, 10% or 25%?


Objectively, it depends on how you ranked at Uni i guess. If you are # 13 out of 100, you are top 25%. If you are #1, you are top 1%. But given that it refers to abilities... i don't know.
<blockquote>Out of interest - what are your referees putting for your class rank? Top 1%, 5%, 10% or 25%?</blockquote>

Objectively, it depends on how you ranked at Uni i guess. If you are # 13 out of 100, you are top 25%. If you are #1, you are top 1%. But given that it refers to abilities... i don't know.
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M.E
Hello everyone,

I am also applying to the Cambridge LLM but I have one slight query - I sent off my application and it said that my deadline for all documents to be submitted is the 22nd Nov, so tomorrow essentially.

All documents have been sent in except for one referee, who has known about this for a long time now, since July 2015. I reminded her i'm starting the process in September, sent another reminder 4/5days after I submitted the application and she got the reference email (nov 8th), and then called/emailed her again yesterday with no reply, and overall theres still no movement... I am so worried my application could very well be jeopardised by this - is there anyway i can get my referees to be changed?

Alternatively, as a matter of clarification, when they give you the deadline day, is it meant that you have to submit everything before that day is over (i.e., before midnight on the day before, so by end of 21st in my circumstances) or that you have until the end of the day of the specified deadline?

Any help will be greatly appreciated
Hello everyone,

I am also applying to the Cambridge LLM but I have one slight query - I sent off my application and it said that my deadline for all documents to be submitted is the 22nd Nov, so tomorrow essentially.

All documents have been sent in except for one referee, who has known about this for a long time now, since July 2015. I reminded her i'm starting the process in September, sent another reminder 4/5days after I submitted the application and she got the reference email (nov 8th), and then called/emailed her again yesterday with no reply, and overall theres still no movement... I am so worried my application could very well be jeopardised by this - is there anyway i can get my referees to be changed?

Alternatively, as a matter of clarification, when they give you the deadline day, is it meant that you have to submit everything before that day is over (i.e., before midnight on the day before, so by end of 21st in my circumstances) or that you have until the end of the day of the specified deadline?

Any help will be greatly appreciated
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smallflowe
Hello everyone,

I am also applying to the Cambridge LLM but I have one slight query - I sent off my application and it said that my deadline for all documents to be submitted is the 22nd Nov, so tomorrow essentially.

All documents have been sent in except for one referee, who has known about this for a long time now, since July 2015. I reminded her i'm starting the process in September, sent another reminder 4/5days after I submitted the application and she got the reference email (nov 8th), and then called/emailed her again yesterday with no reply, and overall theres still no movement... I am so worried my application could very well be jeopardised by this - is there anyway i can get my referees to be changed?

Alternatively, as a matter of clarification, when they give you the deadline day, is it meant that you have to submit everything before that day is over (i.e., before midnight on the day before, so by end of 21st in my circumstances) or that you have until the end of the day of the specified deadline?

Any help will be greatly appreciated


M.E, I suggest you to contact the admissions office as soon as possible and tell them your problems. Maybe they could give you a deadline extension and allow you to change your referees. Best of luck to you!
<blockquote>Hello everyone,

I am also applying to the Cambridge LLM but I have one slight query - I sent off my application and it said that my deadline for all documents to be submitted is the 22nd Nov, so tomorrow essentially.

All documents have been sent in except for one referee, who has known about this for a long time now, since July 2015. I reminded her i'm starting the process in September, sent another reminder 4/5days after I submitted the application and she got the reference email (nov 8th), and then called/emailed her again yesterday with no reply, and overall theres still no movement... I am so worried my application could very well be jeopardised by this - is there anyway i can get my referees to be changed?

Alternatively, as a matter of clarification, when they give you the deadline day, is it meant that you have to submit everything before that day is over (i.e., before midnight on the day before, so by end of 21st in my circumstances) or that you have until the end of the day of the specified deadline?

Any help will be greatly appreciated</blockquote>

M.E, I suggest you to contact the admissions office as soon as possible and tell them your problems. Maybe they could give you a deadline extension and allow you to change your referees. Best of luck to you!
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M.E


M.E, I suggest you to contact the admissions office as soon as possible and tell them your problems. Maybe they could give you a deadline extension and allow you to change your referees. Best of luck to you!


Thank you very much for the prompt reply, I definitely will - thank you again!
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M.E, I suggest you to contact the admissions office as soon as possible and tell them your problems. Maybe they could give you a deadline extension and allow you to change your referees. Best of luck to you!</blockquote>

Thank you very much for the prompt reply, I definitely will - thank you again!
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onlinelaw


M.E, I suggest you to contact the admissions office as soon as possible and tell them your problems. Maybe they could give you a deadline extension and allow you to change your referees. Best of luck to you!


Thank you very much for the prompt reply, I definitely will - thank you again!


M.E, did you speak to them? Were you able to get a deadlline extension? I was just wondering as they stated very clearly on their website that one has to provoide all supporting docs within 14 days of submitting.
<blockquote><blockquote>

M.E, I suggest you to contact the admissions office as soon as possible and tell them your problems. Maybe they could give you a deadline extension and allow you to change your referees. Best of luck to you!</blockquote>

Thank you very much for the prompt reply, I definitely will - thank you again! </blockquote>

M.E, did you speak to them? Were you able to get a deadlline extension? I was just wondering as they stated very clearly on their website that one has to provoide all supporting docs within 14 days of submitting.
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Dead111
Does the CV need to have A-level and O-level grades?
Does the CV need to have A-level and O-level grades?
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