The 2012 Cambridge Thread


Bolivia!

Whoever wrote that s/he could upload a CV for Cambridge, please let me know!

I submitted my application (i.e. personal details plus the three short essay questions) and all I was asked to upload was my transcript and ask referees to submit their references, c'est tout.

The essay questions were quite short so I could not really show all that I've done unlike in other LLM applications. I thought I could rely on the fact that they have a look at my CV, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

Any ideas?

Whoever wrote that s/he could upload a CV for Cambridge, please let me know!

I submitted my application (i.e. personal details plus the three short essay questions) and all I was asked to upload was my transcript and ask referees to submit their references, c'est tout.

The essay questions were quite short so I could not really show all that I've done unlike in other LLM applications. I thought I could rely on the fact that they have a look at my CV, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

Any ideas?
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Nezz

Whoever wrote that s/he could upload a CV for Cambridge, please let me know!

I submitted my application (i.e. personal details plus the three short essay questions) and all I was asked to upload was my transcript and ask referees to submit their references, c'est tout.

The essay questions were quite short so I could not really show all that I've done unlike in other LLM applications. I thought I could rely on the fact that they have a look at my CV, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

Any ideas?


Hi Bolivia!

If you weren't asked to upload your CV, it means that you don't have to. I didn't submit my CV as well, simply because they do not require you to upload it. All they are interested in, are the questions they ask you to answer. Considering this information, they will decide whether to make an offer to you or not. And besides, I'm quite sure there was enough space to write all the necessary things, even though you're worried that what you have written would not be enough. So don't worry, if you have answered the questions briefly, it will be enough. That's my opinion, of course.

Cheers,
NG

<blockquote>Whoever wrote that s/he could upload a CV for Cambridge, please let me know!

I submitted my application (i.e. personal details plus the three short essay questions) and all I was asked to upload was my transcript and ask referees to submit their references, c'est tout.

The essay questions were quite short so I could not really show all that I've done unlike in other LLM applications. I thought I could rely on the fact that they have a look at my CV, but this doesn't seem to be the case.

Any ideas?</blockquote>

Hi Bolivia!

If you weren't asked to upload your CV, it means that you don't have to. I didn't submit my CV as well, simply because they do not require you to upload it. All they are interested in, are the questions they ask you to answer. Considering this information, they will decide whether to make an offer to you or not. And besides, I'm quite sure there was enough space to write all the necessary things, even though you're worried that what you have written would not be enough. So don't worry, if you have answered the questions briefly, it will be enough. That's my opinion, of course.

Cheers,
NG
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cng1238

Nezz is right. If you weren't asked, you don't need to submit your CV. I am one of these persons requested to submit CV, the reason being, I think, I have worked for many years before switching to law. Hope this helps.

Nezz is right. If you weren't asked, you don't need to submit your CV. I am one of these persons requested to submit CV, the reason being, I think, I have worked for many years before switching to law. Hope this helps.
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msn

Guys,

How long does it take to get your self-service account details? I submitted my application today. Also, regarding the references, do the referees have to fill out a form while attaching their references?

People who have sent apps may help !
Thanks.
M

Guys,

How long does it take to get your self-service account details? I submitted my application today. Also, regarding the references, do the referees have to fill out a form while attaching their references?

People who have sent apps may help !
Thanks.
M
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Nezz

Guys,

How long does it take to get your self-service account details? I submitted my application today. Also, regarding the references, do the referees have to fill out a form while attaching their references?

People who have sent apps may help !
Thanks.
M


You should receive your account number and password for the CamSis within 24 hours. After logging in, you will need to upload the requested documents.
And about the references, your referees would also get an email with their account name and a password. After they log in to the Graduate Reference System, they would have to fill in their personal information and answer some short questions (e.g. for how long have they known you, in the capacity of what, what was your rank in the group etc.), and also they would have to upload your reference letter. I would say, it will take them up to 10 min to finish everything.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
NG

<blockquote>Guys,

How long does it take to get your self-service account details? I submitted my application today. Also, regarding the references, do the referees have to fill out a form while attaching their references?

People who have sent apps may help !
Thanks.
M</blockquote>

You should receive your account number and password for the CamSis within 24 hours. After logging in, you will need to upload the requested documents.
And about the references, your referees would also get an email with their account name and a password. After they log in to the Graduate Reference System, they would have to fill in their personal information and answer some short questions (e.g. for how long have they known you, in the capacity of what, what was your rank in the group etc.), and also they would have to upload your reference letter. I would say, it will take them up to 10 min to finish everything.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
NG
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msn

Dear Nezz,

Thanks a ton !

M.

Dear Nezz,

Thanks a ton !

M.
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Ralph Wigg...

I have a question regarding the handling of the two references: Cambridge's favoured option is that the applicant provides only the email addresses of the two referees. But what then? Does Cambridge immediately after the submission of the online application contact the two referees, asking them to send the respective references without any delay? Put differently: How many days before December 2 should I submit my online application (including the email addresses of my referees) in order to be sure that also my references are received by the Board of Graduate Studies in due time?

I have a question regarding the handling of the two references: Cambridge's favoured option is that the applicant provides only the email addresses of the two referees. But what then? Does Cambridge immediately after the submission of the online application contact the two referees, asking them to send the respective references without any delay? Put differently: How many days before December 2 should I submit my online application (including the email addresses of my referees) in order to be sure that also my references are received by the Board of Graduate Studies in due time?
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msn

Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M

Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M
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cng1238

Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M


That refers to your IELTS (or TOFEL) results. All applicants whose mother tongue is not English must attend such tests with satisfactory results (IELTS 7.5 for Cambridge), this is so even your LLB is taught in English.

<blockquote>Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M</blockquote>

That refers to your IELTS (or TOFEL) results. All applicants whose mother tongue is not English must attend such tests with satisfactory results (IELTS 7.5 for Cambridge), this is so even your LLB is taught in English.
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Nezz

I have a question regarding the handling of the two references: Cambridge's favoured option is that the applicant provides only the email addresses of the two referees. But what then? Does Cambridge immediately after the submission of the online application contact the two referees, asking them to send the respective references without any delay?


Yes, Cambridge sends email to your referees once you have submitted your application. This means, your referees will receive an email within the next 24 hours after you apply.

Put differently: How many days before December 2 should I submit my online application (including the email addresses of my referees) in order to be sure that also my references are received by the Board of Graduate Studies in due time?


You should be careful regarding the deadlines. I suggest you to apply as soon as you are ready (i.e. you have all the documents needed), because after you submit your application, you will be given only two weeks (!) for you and your referees to upload the supporting materials, or your application will be withdrawn.

Good luck,
NG

<blockquote>I have a question regarding the handling of the two references: Cambridge's favoured option is that the applicant provides only the email addresses of the two referees. But what then? Does Cambridge immediately after the submission of the online application contact the two referees, asking them to send the respective references without any delay?</blockquote>

Yes, Cambridge sends email to your referees once you have submitted your application. This means, your referees will receive an email within the next 24 hours after you apply.

<blockquote> Put differently: How many days before December 2 should I submit my online application (including the email addresses of my referees) in order to be sure that also my references are received by the Board of Graduate Studies in due time?</blockquote>

You should be careful regarding the deadlines. I suggest you to apply as soon as you are ready (i.e. you have all the documents needed), because after you submit your application, you will be given only two weeks (!) for you and your referees to upload the supporting materials, or your application will be withdrawn.

Good luck,
NG

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Bolivia!

Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M


That refers to your IELTS (or TOFEL) results. All applicants whose mother tongue is not English must attend such tests with satisfactory results (IELTS 7.5 for Cambridge), this is so even your LLB is taught in English.



This is not correct. Everybody (even international students whose mother tongue is NOT English) are exempt from this test if their undergraduate degree was taught exclusively in English. I called them to confirm as this was the same case with me. They said I just need to disregard it.

<blockquote><blockquote>Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M</blockquote>

That refers to your IELTS (or TOFEL) results. All applicants whose mother tongue is not English must attend such tests with satisfactory results (IELTS 7.5 for Cambridge), this is so even your LLB is taught in English. </blockquote>


This is not correct. Everybody (even international students whose mother tongue is NOT English) are exempt from this test if their undergraduate degree was taught exclusively in English. I called them to confirm as this was the same case with me. They said I just need to disregard it.
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cng1238

Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M


Thanks Bolivia. If this is the case then it is actually a good news for me. Do you know this is true also for Oxford, LSE and UCL?

That refers to your IELTS (or TOFEL) results. All applicants whose mother tongue is not English must attend such tests with satisfactory results (IELTS 7.5 for Cambridge), this is so even your LLB is taught in English.



This is not correct. Everybody (even international students whose mother tongue is NOT English) are exempt from this test if their undergraduate degree was taught exclusively in English. I called them to confirm as this was the same case with me. They said I just need to disregard it.


Thanks Bolivia. Is this the case for other law schools in UK, say Oxford and LSE? Thanks.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M</blockquote>

Thanks Bolivia. If this is the case then it is actually a good news for me. Do you know this is true also for Oxford, LSE and UCL?

That refers to your IELTS (or TOFEL) results. All applicants whose mother tongue is not English must attend such tests with satisfactory results (IELTS 7.5 for Cambridge), this is so even your LLB is taught in English. </blockquote>


This is not correct. Everybody (even international students whose mother tongue is NOT English) are exempt from this test if their undergraduate degree was taught exclusively in English. I called them to confirm as this was the same case with me. They said I just need to disregard it.</blockquote>

Thanks Bolivia. Is this the case for other law schools in UK, say Oxford and LSE? Thanks.
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effloresce

Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M


Thanks Bolivia. If this is the case then it is actually a good news for me. Do you know this is true also for Oxford, LSE and UCL?

That refers to your IELTS (or TOFEL) results. All applicants whose mother tongue is not English must attend such tests with satisfactory results (IELTS 7.5 for Cambridge), this is so even your LLB is taught in English.



This is not correct. Everybody (even international students whose mother tongue is NOT English) are exempt from this test if their undergraduate degree was taught exclusively in English. I called them to confirm as this was the same case with me. They said I just need to disregard it.


Thanks Bolivia. Is this the case for other law schools in UK, say Oxford and LSE? Thanks.


I believe this is so for LSE. My first language is in English and my undergraduate degree was also taught exclusively in English and I did not submit any test results. Oxford is a bit different, as they do require English test results if you do not come from a specified list of English-speaking countries but you may apply for a waiver for various reasons (e.g. your undergrad degree is exclusively in English, your first language is English). You apply for the waiver during the online application process, for which you have to upload a written application for waiver with your reasons for wanting a waiver.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M</blockquote>

Thanks Bolivia. If this is the case then it is actually a good news for me. Do you know this is true also for Oxford, LSE and UCL?

That refers to your IELTS (or TOFEL) results. All applicants whose mother tongue is not English must attend such tests with satisfactory results (IELTS 7.5 for Cambridge), this is so even your LLB is taught in English. </blockquote>


This is not correct. Everybody (even international students whose mother tongue is NOT English) are exempt from this test if their undergraduate degree was taught exclusively in English. I called them to confirm as this was the same case with me. They said I just need to disregard it.</blockquote>

Thanks Bolivia. Is this the case for other law schools in UK, say Oxford and LSE? Thanks.</blockquote>

I believe this is so for LSE. My first language is in English and my undergraduate degree was also taught exclusively in English and I did not submit any test results. Oxford is a bit different, as they do require English test results if you do not come from a specified list of English-speaking countries but you may apply for a waiver for various reasons (e.g. your undergrad degree is exclusively in English, your first language is English). You apply for the waiver during the online application process, for which you have to upload a written application for waiver with your reasons for wanting a waiver.
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cng1238

Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M


Thanks Bolivia. If this is the case then it is actually a good news for me. Do you know this is true also for Oxford, LSE and UCL?

That refers to your IELTS (or TOFEL) results. All applicants whose mother tongue is not English must attend such tests with satisfactory results (IELTS 7.5 for Cambridge), this is so even your LLB is taught in English.



This is not correct. Everybody (even international students whose mother tongue is NOT English) are exempt from this test if their undergraduate degree was taught exclusively in English. I called them to confirm as this was the same case with me. They said I just need to disregard it.


Thanks Bolivia. Is this the case for other law schools in UK, say Oxford and LSE? Thanks.


I believe this is so for LSE. My first language is in English and my undergraduate degree was also taught exclusively in English and I did not submit any test results. Oxford is a bit different, as they do require English test results if you do not come from a specified list of English-speaking countries but you may apply for a waiver for various reasons (e.g. your undergrad degree is exclusively in English, your first language is English). You apply for the waiver during the online application process, for which you have to upload a written application for waiver with your reasons for wanting a waiver.


Thanks effloresce and Bolivia for pointing out the correct position before I misled more people into taking the IELTS exam ;)

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Guys,

I have completed my LLB in English Language. However, one of the supporting documents that has to be uploaded is 'Language Test'. Do I write to the Admissions committee to check/clarify or what?

Any views?
M</blockquote>

Thanks Bolivia. If this is the case then it is actually a good news for me. Do you know this is true also for Oxford, LSE and UCL?

That refers to your IELTS (or TOFEL) results. All applicants whose mother tongue is not English must attend such tests with satisfactory results (IELTS 7.5 for Cambridge), this is so even your LLB is taught in English. </blockquote>


This is not correct. Everybody (even international students whose mother tongue is NOT English) are exempt from this test if their undergraduate degree was taught exclusively in English. I called them to confirm as this was the same case with me. They said I just need to disregard it.</blockquote>

Thanks Bolivia. Is this the case for other law schools in UK, say Oxford and LSE? Thanks.</blockquote>

I believe this is so for LSE. My first language is in English and my undergraduate degree was also taught exclusively in English and I did not submit any test results. Oxford is a bit different, as they do require English test results if you do not come from a specified list of English-speaking countries but you may apply for a waiver for various reasons (e.g. your undergrad degree is exclusively in English, your first language is English). You apply for the waiver during the online application process, for which you have to upload a written application for waiver with your reasons for wanting a waiver.</blockquote>

Thanks effloresce and Bolivia for pointing out the correct position before I misled more people into taking the IELTS exam ;)
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tripwires

Hi everyone,

I have a question regarding the admissions criteria. I didn't get a first class law degree; I received a 2-1. Is there a point in applying? It sounds like Cambridge is quite strict on academic qualifications.

I'm thinking of applying because I've always wanted to study in Cambridge and I thought I'd just give it a shot, but after applying to other programmes and shelling out good money for the application fees, I'm starting to think that this Cambridge application will end up being little more than a waste of 50 pounds. Thoughts?

Hi everyone,

I have a question regarding the admissions criteria. I didn't get a first class law degree; I received a 2-1. Is there a point in applying? It sounds like Cambridge is quite strict on academic qualifications.

I'm thinking of applying because I've always wanted to study in Cambridge and I thought I'd just give it a shot, but after applying to other programmes and shelling out good money for the application fees, I'm starting to think that this Cambridge application will end up being little more than a waste of 50 pounds. Thoughts?
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Hi Tripwires,

I wish I could say otherwise, but my honest opinion is that they would not consider anyone below a 1st (as stated on thier website) unless perhaps you have significant high level work experience (e.g. working in a high level legal role for a number of years)

Best of luck if you do decide to apply

Hi Tripwires,

I wish I could say otherwise, but my honest opinion is that they would not consider anyone below a 1st (as stated on thier website) unless perhaps you have significant high level work experience (e.g. working in a high level legal role for a number of years)

Best of luck if you do decide to apply
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msn

Hi All,

I had a query regarding the reference letters. One of referees is travelling and it seems, it will be difficult for him to send his letter online. Will be possible to send a hardcopy to the University although my other reference letter and documents have been uploaded? Anyone face a similar situation could guide pl.

Thanks,
M

Hi All,

I had a query regarding the reference letters. One of referees is travelling and it seems, it will be difficult for him to send his letter online. Will be possible to send a hardcopy to the University although my other reference letter and documents have been uploaded? Anyone face a similar situation could guide pl.

Thanks,
M
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felipereis

Hi Msn,

Why don´t you send them an email regarding your doubt?

I think it is the safest way.

Hi Msn,

Why don´t you send them an email regarding your doubt?

I think it is the safest way.
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Better yet, telephone them. They can be very very slow to respond to email

Better yet, telephone them. They can be very very slow to respond to email

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msn

Dear All,

I just spoke to the Board and I was told that my referee could send a hard copy of the reference letter which will be uploaded by the Admissions team on their system.

M

Dear All,

I just spoke to the Board and I was told that my referee could send a hard copy of the reference letter which will be uploaded by the Admissions team on their system.

M
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