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bavaria

Does anyone in thes forum know what kind of grades (German state exams) or other qualifications you need to be accepted at Cambridge and at the London colleges, ie LSE, King's College and UCL?

Does anyone in thes forum know what kind of grades (German state exams) or other qualifications you need to be accepted at Cambridge and at the London colleges, ie LSE, King's College and UCL?
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Reinhard

I know just a guy who studied with the best grades and was taken at LSE. But I don't think that your grades are the only factor - having an interesting cv is surley helpful... Maybe they also try to balance the nationalities - so maybe as a rare German your chances are better.

Waiting for further opinions,
reinhard

I know just a guy who studied with the best grades and was taken at LSE. But I don't think that your grades are the only factor - having an interesting cv is surley helpful... Maybe they also try to balance the nationalities - so maybe as a rare German your chances are better.

Waiting for further opinions,
reinhard
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bavaria

Maybe they also try to balance the nationalities - so maybe as a rare German your chances are better.


I'm afraid there are masses of Germans in London. So chances would probably be higher if I get the Polish nationality ;-) I don't know about the number of Austrians LLM students...

<blockquote>Maybe they also try to balance the nationalities - so maybe as a rare German your chances are better.</blockquote>

I'm afraid there are masses of Germans in London. So chances would probably be higher if I get the Polish nationality ;-) I don't know about the number of Austrians LLM students...
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Casia

Sounds good to me! By the way it is not so easy to become a Polish citizen ;-)

Sounds good to me! By the way it is not so easy to become a Polish citizen ;-)
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Casia

Bavaria, what is your real name?

Bavaria, what is your real name?
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bavaria

You really want to know it all! My first name Marcus. I hope this will do, as my employer is not supposed to know that I'm here...

You really want to know it all! My first name Marcus. I hope this will do, as my employer is not supposed to know that I'm here...
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Casia

Whay not. Are you in the working office right now? I think today is saturday!

Whay not. Are you in the working office right now? I think today is saturday!
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bavaria

Is it? No seriously, I just need to finish a memo which should have been ready yesterday... Just a matter of hours :-(

Is it? No seriously, I just need to finish a memo which should have been ready yesterday... Just a matter of hours :-(
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Casia

Well, good luck! I will go out now to enjoy the week-end ;-)
cu, Kasia

Well, good luck! I will go out now to enjoy the week-end ;-)
cu, Kasia
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Reinhard


I'm afraid there are masses of Germans in London. So chances would probably be higher if I get the Polish nationality ;-) I don't know about the number of Austrians LLM students...


:-) funny idea to change the citizenship...
I don't know either how many austrians go abroad, but truely enough it is very probable that you will meet less austrians than germans-
maybe you can post whether and where you are taken? would be interesting.
good luck, reinhard

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I'm afraid there are masses of Germans in London. So chances would probably be higher if I get the Polish nationality ;-) I don't know about the number of Austrians LLM students...</blockquote>

:-) funny idea to change the citizenship...
I don't know either how many austrians go abroad, but truely enough it is very probable that you will meet less austrians than germans-
maybe you can post whether and where you are taken? would be interesting.
good luck, reinhard
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Russ

Bavaria, I know that there are many Germans actually admitted to the London LLM program, so I wouldn't worry too much about that!

Bavaria, I know that there are many Germans actually admitted to the London LLM program, so I wouldn't worry too much about that!
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Casia

@Bavaria, did you finish your memo yet?

@Bavaria, did you finish your memo yet?
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monaco

Does anyone in thes forum know what kind of grades (German state exams) or other qualifications you need to be accepted at Cambridge and at the London colleges, ie LSE, King's College and UCL?

My Fellow Countryman from Bavaria:
Speaking for myself, who has taken the M Jur at Oxford (and who has applied to the usual suspects (Oxbridge, London etc.)), to my knowledge the following requirements (roughly) exist for Germans in relation to Staatsexamen grades:

(i) Cambridge: Apparently "gut" and (consequently) very few Germans admitted; strong academic background required (e.g. publications, assistant at a university);
(ii) London Colleges: Upper "befriedigend" (8 pts upwards; may have changed ; varying from College to College with LSE being the most demanding).
(iii) Oxford: "vollbefriedigend" (9 pts upwards) preferably with a strong academic background (e.g. academic assistant at a university)

The aforementioned requirements are based on information from around 2000 and may have changed due to an increase in number of applications from Germany.

In fact, it may currently be a disadvantage being a German applicant since some universities (esp. Cambridge!) seem to have a fixed contingent of places for each country regardless of the number of applicants.

Good Luck

Does anyone in thes forum know what kind of grades (German state exams) or other qualifications you need to be accepted at Cambridge and at the London colleges, ie LSE, King's College and UCL?

My Fellow Countryman from Bavaria:
Speaking for myself, who has taken the M Jur at Oxford (and who has applied to the usual suspects (Oxbridge, London etc.)), to my knowledge the following requirements (roughly) exist for Germans in relation to Staatsexamen grades:

(i) Cambridge: Apparently "gut" and (consequently) very few Germans admitted; strong academic background required (e.g. publications, assistant at a university);
(ii) London Colleges: Upper "befriedigend" (8 pts upwards; may have changed ; varying from College to College with LSE being the most demanding).
(iii) Oxford: "vollbefriedigend" (9 pts upwards) preferably with a strong academic background (e.g. academic assistant at a university)

The aforementioned requirements are based on information from around 2000 and may have changed due to an increase in number of applications from Germany.

In fact, it may currently be a disadvantage being a German applicant since some universities (esp. Cambridge!) seem to have a fixed contingent of places for each country regardless of the number of applicants.

Good Luck
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Carter

"some universities (esp. Cambridge!) seem to have a fixed contingent of places for each country regardless of the number of applicants."

I know two examples of that. Both entered Oxbridge with good but not excellent records. Can't give more details but they were just a little bit over the average. Nationality and the low number of Spanish applicants on their field of study seemed to be decisive.

Best,

"some universities (esp. Cambridge!) seem to have a fixed contingent of places for each country regardless of the number of applicants."

I know two examples of that. Both entered Oxbridge with good but not excellent records. Can't give more details but they were just a little bit over the average. Nationality and the low number of Spanish applicants on their field of study seemed to be decisive.

Best,
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crazywest

Hi there I'm Crazywest , I'm a french girl and i wd really like to get a top notch LLM in the UK or US.
Could anybody here hook me up with some tips and advices on how to write a good application letter for Oxbridge or any US top university ....?
Also please , could you tell me what kind of acceptance rate are usually observed in those schools ?

Thanks.

Hi there I'm Crazywest , I'm a french girl and i wd really like to get a top notch LLM in the UK or US.
Could anybody here hook me up with some tips and advices on how to write a good application letter for Oxbridge or any US top university ....?
Also please , could you tell me what kind of acceptance rate are usually observed in those schools ?

Thanks.





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Nicky

Hi Marcus,

I don't know about the other universities, but KCL requires at least 8.0 in the First State Exam, plus 630/5.0 in the TOEFL/TWE. Thus, they seem to attach greater importance to language skills than marks. I guess your statement on what you'd like to study (and why) and the reference letters are pretty important as well.

Regards, Nicky

Hi Marcus,

I don't know about the other universities, but KCL requires at least 8.0 in the First State Exam, plus 630/5.0 in the TOEFL/TWE. Thus, they seem to attach greater importance to language skills than marks. I guess your statement on what you'd like to study (and why) and the reference letters are pretty important as well.

Regards, Nicky
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