Cambridge LLM 2017 - 2018 Applicants


dismar17



Same. Anyone reckons what that means? Does that mean that we fulfill the minimum requirements?


Congratulations on the progress of the application :)

I found the following information, maybe will be helpful.

http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/timescales


Thanks! Your link states, that:

"Degree committees

It may take up to seven days from Departmental approval for your application to be considered by the Degree Committee.

Board of Graduate Studies

It may take up to seven days from Degree Committee approval for your application to be considered by the Board of Graduate Studies.

The Graduate Admissions Office makes the official offer of admission to the applicant, by email."

However, this doesn't add up with the application process from the previous years (if you look at the Cambridge LLM-group from last year or the year before that). Even though I would hope so, I don't think we are so lucky to get a respons before late February to mid March.



I mainly relied on the information on that page for illustration of the stages that the application goes through.

As for the timescale, I agree that we are hardly likely to receive answers before late February.

Btw, just got under consideration by degree committee as well.

[Edited by dismar17 on Jan 06, 2017]

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone :)
Has anyone had a change in status? Mine is still "awaiting consideration by the department".

Thanks[/quote]

Same here.. [/quote]

Same![/quote]
Same[/quote]

Same here..[/quote]

same here (and quite anxious btw)[/quote]

I am now under consideration by Degree Committee!
[/quote]

Same here. Some change at last![/quote]

Same. Anyone reckons what that means? Does that mean that we fulfill the minimum requirements?[/quote]

Congratulations on the progress of the application :)

I found the following information, maybe will be helpful.

http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/timescales [/quote]

Thanks! Your link states, that:

"Degree committees

It may take up to seven days from Departmental approval for your application to be considered by the Degree Committee.

Board of Graduate Studies

It may take up to seven days from Degree Committee approval for your application to be considered by the Board of Graduate Studies.

The Graduate Admissions Office makes the official offer of admission to the applicant, by email."

However, this doesn't add up with the application process from the previous years (if you look at the Cambridge LLM-group from last year or the year before that). Even though I would hope so, I don't think we are so lucky to get a respons before late February to mid March. [/quote]


I mainly relied on the information on that page for illustration of the stages that the application goes through.

As for the timescale, I agree that we are hardly likely to receive answers before late February.

Btw, just got under consideration by degree committee as well.
quote

Does anyone know what each stage of consideration focuses on? What do the departments assess compared to the Degree Committee compared to the Board of Graduate Studies?

Does anyone know what each stage of consideration focuses on? What do the departments assess compared to the Degree Committee compared to the Board of Graduate Studies?
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dismar17

Does anyone know what each stage of consideration focuses on? What do the departments assess compared to the Degree Committee compared to the Board of Graduate Studies?


You can follow these links, there is some general information there.

http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/graduate-admissions-policy/degree-committee

http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/graduate-admissions-policy/department-faculty-or-institute

http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/graduate-admissions-policy/board-graduate-studies

[Edited by dismar17 on Jan 06, 2017]

[quote]Does anyone know what each stage of consideration focuses on? What do the departments assess compared to the Degree Committee compared to the Board of Graduate Studies?[/quote]

You can follow these links, there is some general information there.

http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/graduate-admissions-policy/degree-committee

http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/graduate-admissions-policy/department-faculty-or-institute

http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/graduate-admissions-policy/board-graduate-studies
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aiges



same here (and quite anxious btw)


I am now under consideration by Degree Committee!


Same here. Some change at last!


Same here.

Btw found this page: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process

[Edited by aiges on Jan 06, 2017]

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone :)
Has anyone had a change in status? Mine is still "awaiting consideration by the department".

Thanks[/quote]

Same here.. [/quote]

Same![/quote]
Same[/quote]

Same here..[/quote]

same here (and quite anxious btw)[/quote]

I am now under consideration by Degree Committee!
[/quote]

Same here. Some change at last![/quote]

Same here.

Btw found this page: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process

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idn4ihl



I am now under consideration by Degree Committee!


Same here. Some change at last!


Same here.

Btw found this page: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process



Same here :) Fingers crossed!

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone :)
Has anyone had a change in status? Mine is still "awaiting consideration by the department".

Thanks[/quote]

Same here.. [/quote]

Same![/quote]
Same[/quote]

Same here..[/quote]

same here (and quite anxious btw)[/quote]

I am now under consideration by Degree Committee!
[/quote]

Same here. Some change at last![/quote]

Same here.

Btw found this page: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process

[/quote]

Same here :) Fingers crossed!
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Jcm



Same here. Some change at last!


Same here.

Btw found this page: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process



Same here :) Fingers crossed!


Same here! Now I'm anxious for the next status change

[Edited by Jcm on Jan 06, 2017]

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone :)
Has anyone had a change in status? Mine is still "awaiting consideration by the department".

Thanks[/quote]

Same here.. [/quote]

Same![/quote]
Same[/quote]

Same here..[/quote]

same here (and quite anxious btw)[/quote]

I am now under consideration by Degree Committee!
[/quote]

Same here. Some change at last![/quote]

Same here.

Btw found this page: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process

[/quote]

Same here :) Fingers crossed![/quote]

Same here! Now I'm anxious for the next status change
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lawgradpt



I am now under consideration by Degree Committee!


Same here. Some change at last!


Same here.

Btw found this page: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process



So basically what I've understood from the info from this link is that there has been made a recommendation from the departament on whether we should or should not receive an offer.

Therefore we can't conclude that there is anything positive on moving to the phase we're currently at.

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone :)
Has anyone had a change in status? Mine is still "awaiting consideration by the department".

Thanks[/quote]

Same here.. [/quote]

Same![/quote]
Same[/quote]

Same here..[/quote]

same here (and quite anxious btw)[/quote]

I am now under consideration by Degree Committee!
[/quote]

Same here. Some change at last![/quote]

Same here.

Btw found this page: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process

[/quote]

So basically what I've understood from the info from this link is that there has been made a recommendation from the departament on whether we should or should not receive an offer.

Therefore we can't conclude that there is anything positive on moving to the phase we're currently at.
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aiges

This file (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.2017.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/process_chart1.pdf) which I found on the before-mentioned page suggest otherwise.

Apparently we are one step closer to admission. Congrats.

[Edited by aiges on Jan 06, 2017]

This file (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.2017.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/process_chart1.pdf) which I found on the before-mentioned page suggest otherwise.

Apparently we are one step closer to admission. Congrats.
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lawgradpt



It seems you're right! Great! :)

Two more steps to go then!

[quote]This File (http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.2017.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/files/process_chart1.pdf) which I found on this page ( http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process) suggest otherwise.

Apparently we are one step closer to admission.[/quote]

It seems you're right! Great! :)

Two more steps to go then!
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aiges

So, the next Degree Comittee meeting is on 12th January.

http://www.student-registry.admin.cam.ac.uk/files/bgs_and_dcs_meeting_dates_2016-17.pdf

[Edited by aiges on Jan 06, 2017]

So, the next Degree Comittee meeting is on 12th January.

http://www.student-registry.admin.cam.ac.uk/files/bgs_and_dcs_meeting_dates_2016-17.pdf
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LLMCR



Same here :) Fingers crossed!


Same here! Now I'm anxious for the next status change


I also got Under Consideration by Degree Committee!! According to that flow chart, they can still decline our applications, so lets hope for the best!!

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone :)
Has anyone had a change in status? Mine is still "awaiting consideration by the department".

Thanks[/quote]

Same here.. [/quote]

Same![/quote]
Same[/quote]

Same here..[/quote]

same here (and quite anxious btw)[/quote]

I am now under consideration by Degree Committee!
[/quote]

Same here. Some change at last![/quote]

Same here.

Btw found this page: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process

[/quote]

Same here :) Fingers crossed![/quote]

Same here! Now I'm anxious for the next status change[/quote]

I also got Under Consideration by Degree Committee!! According to that flow chart, they can still decline our applications, so lets hope for the best!!
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joeyman365



Same here :) Fingers crossed!


Same here! Now I'm anxious for the next status change


I also got Under Consideration by Degree Committee!! According to that flow chart, they can still decline our applications, so lets hope for the best!!


This is correct, last year many people made it to the under consideration by the degree committee stage who did not receive offers. In fact, I've never heard of any LLM applicant not making it to this stage.

[Edited by joeyman365 on Jan 06, 2017]

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone :)
Has anyone had a change in status? Mine is still "awaiting consideration by the department".

Thanks[/quote]

Same here.. [/quote]

Same![/quote]
Same[/quote]

Same here..[/quote]

same here (and quite anxious btw)[/quote]

I am now under consideration by Degree Committee!
[/quote]

Same here. Some change at last![/quote]

Same here.

Btw found this page: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process

[/quote]

Same here :) Fingers crossed![/quote]

Same here! Now I'm anxious for the next status change[/quote]

I also got Under Consideration by Degree Committee!! According to that flow chart, they can still decline our applications, so lets hope for the best!![/quote]

This is correct, last year many people made it to the under consideration by the degree committee stage who did not receive offers. In fact, I've never heard of any LLM applicant not making it to this stage.
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hereigoaga...



Same here! Now I'm anxious for the next status change


I also got Under Consideration by Degree Committee!! According to that flow chart, they can still decline our applications, so lets hope for the best!!


This is correct, last year many people made it to the under consideration by the degree committee stage who did not receive offers. In fact, I've never heard of any LLM applicant not making it to this stage.



I think the process is somewhat different this year.

I did my LLM at Cambridge and I am currently applying to their PhD programme. When I did my LLM I never went to 'under consideration'. My application went from Awaiting consideration to the BOGS stage.

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone :)
Has anyone had a change in status? Mine is still "awaiting consideration by the department".

Thanks[/quote]

Same here.. [/quote]

Same![/quote]
Same[/quote]

Same here..[/quote]

same here (and quite anxious btw)[/quote]

I am now under consideration by Degree Committee!
[/quote]

Same here. Some change at last![/quote]

Same here.

Btw found this page: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/after-applying/selection-process

[/quote]

Same here :) Fingers crossed![/quote]

Same here! Now I'm anxious for the next status change[/quote]

I also got Under Consideration by Degree Committee!! According to that flow chart, they can still decline our applications, so lets hope for the best!![/quote]

This is correct, last year many people made it to the under consideration by the degree committee stage who did not receive offers. In fact, I've never heard of any LLM applicant not making it to this stage.[/quote]


I think the process is somewhat different this year.

I did my LLM at Cambridge and I am currently applying to their PhD programme. When I did my LLM I never went to 'under consideration'. My application went from Awaiting consideration to the BOGS stage.
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Vari57

I'm still at "awaiting consideration by department......."

I'm still at "awaiting consideration by department......."
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joeyman365

I'm still at "awaiting consideration by department......."


I guess I'm wrong then, I'm sorry to hear you didn't make it through.

[quote]I'm still at "awaiting consideration by department......."[/quote]

I guess I'm wrong then, I'm sorry to hear you didn't make it through.
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hereigoaga...

Don't be disheartened - you still have a very good chance at being admitted! It might just take longer to get a decision.

The faculty have probably just prioritised a number of applications that (1) they really like or (2) are from specific geographical regions, so that they can compete at a university level for funding such as the gates

Don't be disheartened - you still have a very good chance at being admitted! It might just take longer to get a decision.

The faculty have probably just prioritised a number of applications that (1) they really like or (2) are from specific geographical regions, so that they can compete at a university level for funding such as the gates
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Vari57

Don't be disheartened - you still have a very good chance at being admitted! It might just take longer to get a decision.

The faculty have probably just prioritised a number of applications that (1) they really like or (2) are from specific geographical regions, so that they can compete at a university level for funding such as the gates


Thanks for the encouragement!

I'm from the UK so Gates funding is out for me. Do they sometimes consider Gates applicants first?

[quote]Don't be disheartened - you still have a very good chance at being admitted! It might just take longer to get a decision.

The faculty have probably just prioritised a number of applications that (1) they really like or (2) are from specific geographical regions, so that they can compete at a university level for funding such as the gates[/quote]

Thanks for the encouragement!

I'm from the UK so Gates funding is out for me. Do they sometimes consider Gates applicants first?
quote
hereigoaga...

Don't be disheartened - you still have a very good chance at being admitted! It might just take longer to get a decision.

The faculty have probably just prioritised a number of applications that (1) they really like or (2) are from specific geographical regions, so that they can compete at a university level for funding such as the gates


Thanks for the encouragement!

I'm from the UK so Gates funding is out for me. Do they sometimes consider Gates applicants first?



The faculty have to make a number of decisions soon regarding applicants that they want to nominate to compete at a university level for funding such as the AHRC, Trust scholarships, Gates etc.

It is also worth noting, that there's a lot of college level funding available for applicants, so this shouldn't be any indication that one won't receive funding.

[Edited by hereigoagain2 on Jan 08, 2017]

[quote][quote]Don't be disheartened - you still have a very good chance at being admitted! It might just take longer to get a decision.

The faculty have probably just prioritised a number of applications that (1) they really like or (2) are from specific geographical regions, so that they can compete at a university level for funding such as the gates[/quote]

Thanks for the encouragement!

I'm from the UK so Gates funding is out for me. Do they sometimes consider Gates applicants first? [/quote]


The faculty have to make a number of decisions soon regarding applicants that they want to nominate to compete at a university level for funding such as the AHRC, Trust scholarships, Gates etc.

It is also worth noting, that there's a lot of college level funding available for applicants, so this shouldn't be any indication that one won't receive funding.
quote
Jcm

Don't be disheartened - you still have a very good chance at being admitted! It might just take longer to get a decision.

The faculty have probably just prioritised a number of applications that (1) they really like or (2) are from specific geographical regions, so that they can compete at a university level for funding such as the gates


Thanks for the encouragement!

I'm from the UK so Gates funding is out for me. Do they sometimes consider Gates applicants first?


I read that last year they considered foreign applicants first! But I don't know if this is true or if they are doing the same thing this year.
Anyway, I don't think you're out! Last year some people were under consideration by DC since december, while others were under consideration by department until late january, when their status finally changed.

[quote][quote]Don't be disheartened - you still have a very good chance at being admitted! It might just take longer to get a decision.

The faculty have probably just prioritised a number of applications that (1) they really like or (2) are from specific geographical regions, so that they can compete at a university level for funding such as the gates[/quote]

Thanks for the encouragement!

I'm from the UK so Gates funding is out for me. Do they sometimes consider Gates applicants first? [/quote]

I read that last year they considered foreign applicants first! But I don't know if this is true or if they are doing the same thing this year.
Anyway, I don't think you're out! Last year some people were under consideration by DC since december, while others were under consideration by department until late january, when their status finally changed.
quote
Vari57

I read that last year they considered foreign applicants first! But I don't know if this is true or if they are doing the same thing this year.
Anyway, I don't think you're out! Last year some people were under consideration by DC since december, while others were under consideration by department until late january, when their status finally changed.


That's interesting Jcm, many thanks for the info!

[quote]I read that last year they considered foreign applicants first! But I don't know if this is true or if they are doing the same thing this year.
Anyway, I don't think you're out! Last year some people were under consideration by DC since december, while others were under consideration by department until late january, when their status finally changed. [/quote]

That's interesting Jcm, many thanks for the info!
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