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I got my conditional offer over 7 weeks ago and it still says "under degree consideration", no college membership - nothing.

So don't get your hopes up!

Same here. Called before Easter and was told that I should receive a formal offer the week after Easter, but nothing so far...



Same here. Does this mean we missed the deadline for Cambridge Trusts consideration?
<blockquote><blockquote>I got my conditional offer over 7 weeks ago and it still says "under degree consideration", no college membership - nothing.

So don't get your hopes up!
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Same here. Called before Easter and was told that I should receive a formal offer the week after Easter, but nothing so far... </blockquote>


Same here. Does this mean we missed the deadline for Cambridge Trusts consideration?
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kikiii
I got my conditional offer over 7 weeks ago and it still says "under degree consideration", no college membership - nothing.

So don't get your hopes up!

Same here. Called before Easter and was told that I should receive a formal offer the week after Easter, but nothing so far...



Same here. Does this mean we missed the deadline for Cambridge Trusts consideration?


I don't think so. I was offered a part scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (received an email yesterday) and my Camsis status still says "Under Consideration...". The CCT scholarship email said that my offer of scholarship was subject to me receiving a formal offer (I was emailed the informal offer close to 2 months ago).

Hold on to hope, dear friend, hold on.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I got my conditional offer over 7 weeks ago and it still says "under degree consideration", no college membership - nothing.

So don't get your hopes up!
</blockquote>
Same here. Called before Easter and was told that I should receive a formal offer the week after Easter, but nothing so far... </blockquote>


Same here. Does this mean we missed the deadline for Cambridge Trusts consideration?</blockquote>

I don't think so. I was offered a part scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (received an email yesterday) and my Camsis status still says "Under Consideration...". The CCT scholarship email said that my offer of scholarship was subject to me receiving a formal offer (I was emailed the informal offer close to 2 months ago).

Hold on to hope, dear friend, hold on.
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ASM
I don't think so. I was offered a part scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (received an email yesterday) and my Camsis status still says "Under Consideration...". The CCT scholarship email said that my offer of scholarship was subject to me receiving a formal offer (I was emailed the informal offer close to 2 months ago).

Hold on to hope, dear friend, hold on.

Dear Kikiii,

Congratulations on your scholarship offer! I am happy to know that the Trusts are moving and are giving out offers despite the Camsis status remaining the same. But now, I am a little confused as to how they actually conduct their selection because i was told via email by the Trusts that they dont receive our application for consideration until the Board of Graduates sends us the formal offer.

I don't think so. I was offered a part scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (received an email yesterday) and my Camsis status still says "Under Consideration...". The CCT scholarship email said that my offer of scholarship was subject to me receiving a formal offer (I was emailed the informal offer close to 2 months ago).

Hold on to hope, dear friend, hold on.</blockquote>

Dear Kikiii,

Congratulations on your scholarship offer! I am happy to know that the Trusts are moving and are giving out offers despite the Camsis status remaining the same. But now, I am a little confused as to how they actually conduct their selection because i was told via email by the Trusts that they dont receive our application for consideration until the Board of Graduates sends us the formal offer.
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kikiii
Dear ASM - I am in Australia so if they are posting formal offers then maybe that explains it?
Dear ASM - I am in Australia so if they are posting formal offers then maybe that explains it?
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I got my conditional offer over 7 weeks ago and it still says "under degree consideration", no college membership - nothing.

So don't get your hopes up!

Same here. Called before Easter and was told that I should receive a formal offer the week after Easter, but nothing so far...



Same here. Does this mean we missed the deadline for Cambridge Trusts consideration?


I don't think so. I was offered a part scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (received an email yesterday) and my Camsis status still says "Under Consideration...". The CCT scholarship email said that my offer of scholarship was subject to me receiving a formal offer (I was emailed the informal offer close to 2 months ago).

Hold on to hope, dear friend, hold on.
would u mind letting us know how long had it been between receiving Wade's email and the scholarship email?
Thanks!
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I got my conditional offer over 7 weeks ago and it still says "under degree consideration", no college membership - nothing.

So don't get your hopes up!
</blockquote>
Same here. Called before Easter and was told that I should receive a formal offer the week after Easter, but nothing so far... </blockquote>


Same here. Does this mean we missed the deadline for Cambridge Trusts consideration?</blockquote>

I don't think so. I was offered a part scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust (received an email yesterday) and my Camsis status still says "Under Consideration...". The CCT scholarship email said that my offer of scholarship was subject to me receiving a formal offer (I was emailed the informal offer close to 2 months ago).

Hold on to hope, dear friend, hold on.</blockquote>would u mind letting us know how long had it been between receiving Wade's email and the scholarship email?
Thanks!
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arya
Hi... I was hoping to get some advice from you guys. I also received a conditional offer from Cambridge a few weeks ago, and haven't been able to access the condition yet. However, I do not have high hopes at all.

So far, my cumulative percentage is just about touching 60% (which is the minimum mark for a first class in my University) I submitted these transcripts to all the colleges I applied to, and to my amazement, UCL made a conditional offer of 65%, and LSE 66%.

I don't know what to do, and am thoroughly confused. Why would they ask me for such high marks when they can clearly see that my percentage is just about 60? Plus, people from my Uni rarely get those kind of marks - there *might* be one or two people out of 2000 who even touch 65 in their final year.

So, I am not optimistic about Cambridge. Will they ask me for a first class (which I half hope/half expect) or will they ask me for something similar to LSE and UCL? And regarding these two colleges, is there any way I can prove to them that the marks they are asking for are too high for my University?
Hi... I was hoping to get some advice from you guys. I also received a conditional offer from Cambridge a few weeks ago, and haven't been able to access the condition yet. However, I do not have high hopes at all.

So far, my cumulative percentage is just about touching 60% (which is the minimum mark for a first class in my University) I submitted these transcripts to all the colleges I applied to, and to my amazement, UCL made a conditional offer of 65%, and LSE 66%.

I don't know what to do, and am thoroughly confused. Why would they ask me for such high marks when they can clearly see that my percentage is just about 60? Plus, people from my Uni rarely get those kind of marks - there *might* be one or two people out of 2000 who even touch 65 in their final year.

So, I am not optimistic about Cambridge. Will they ask me for a first class (which I half hope/half expect) or will they ask me for something similar to LSE and UCL? And regarding these two colleges, is there any way I can prove to them that the marks they are asking for are too high for my University?
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Bolivia!
Arya, your problem clearly exists because all those universities failed to take into consideration that the marking system in India is vastly different to the UK system.

Your confusion arose because in the UK, only 70%+ is regarded as first class, 60% merely a 2.1. Therefore UCL and LSE gave you a condition of a high 2.1

Yes, Cambridge will have a first as their requirement for you, most likely. Therefore it is important to contact all three universities and prove that your 60% in reality equates to a 70% in the UK. Once they acknowledge that, they should lower your condition and adopt it with Indian marking standards.

So don't worry, as long as you get a high 2.1/first in your country you shouldn't have a problem with London/Cambridge.
Arya, your problem clearly exists because all those universities failed to take into consideration that the marking system in India is vastly different to the UK system.

Your confusion arose because in the UK, only 70%+ is regarded as first class, 60% merely a 2.1. Therefore UCL and LSE gave you a condition of a high 2.1

Yes, Cambridge will have a first as their requirement for you, most likely. Therefore it is important to contact all three universities and prove that your 60% in reality equates to a 70% in the UK. Once they acknowledge that, they should lower your condition and adopt it with Indian marking standards.

So don't worry, as long as you get a high 2.1/first in your country you shouldn't have a problem with London/Cambridge.
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pipiripao
hey bolivia,

what about the US? Do you know what a first class honor would be in the US GPA system?

Thanks.
Btw, are you from bolivia? What condition did they ask from you?
hey bolivia,

what about the US? Do you know what a first class honor would be in the US GPA system?

Thanks.
Btw, are you from bolivia? What condition did they ask from you?
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Hi... I was hoping to get some advice from you guys. I also received a conditional offer from Cambridge a few weeks ago, and haven't been able to access the condition yet. However, I do not have high hopes at all....
So far as I am aware, LSE does give demanding conditions, so probably u need not take it as reference for Cantab.

However, the Cantab LLM website also says that in one year they gave like 300~400 offers but only around 150 ppl entered. Some ppl undoubtedly ended up in other Universities, but one may expect that the conditions are not too lenient.

Anyway, i think cantab usually requires a first class; this is at least what i heard from my prof who has been referring ppl to cantab for some years.
<blockquote>Hi... I was hoping to get some advice from you guys. I also received a conditional offer from Cambridge a few weeks ago, and haven't been able to access the condition yet. However, I do not have high hopes at all.... </blockquote>So far as I am aware, LSE does give demanding conditions, so probably u need not take it as reference for Cantab.

However, the Cantab LLM website also says that in one year they gave like 300~400 offers but only around 150 ppl entered. Some ppl undoubtedly ended up in other Universities, but one may expect that the conditions are not too lenient.

Anyway, i think cantab usually requires a first class; this is at least what i heard from my prof who has been referring ppl to cantab for some years.
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vindhya89
@ Arya:

I am also from India, in fact I am from a university where attaining a 60% is a dream only few attain. But having said that, I believe that universities in UK are aware of the different marking standards. So far I have offers from Oxford, LSE, Kings and Queen Mary and all are conditional only at 60%; Cambridge I still haven't received. So I guess you should bring the marking standard of your university to their notice, I did mention it in my transcript.
@ Arya:

I am also from India, in fact I am from a university where attaining a 60% is a dream only few attain. But having said that, I believe that universities in UK are aware of the different marking standards. So far I have offers from Oxford, LSE, Kings and Queen Mary and all are conditional only at 60%; Cambridge I still haven't received. So I guess you should bring the marking standard of your university to their notice, I did mention it in my transcript.
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AayuA
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G3
Hi all, Can anyone please confirm whether the deadline for Commonwealth shared scholarship is still open and whether there is a seperate application for it or was it along with the normal application form?
Hi all, Can anyone please confirm whether the deadline for Commonwealth shared scholarship is still open and whether there is a seperate application for it or was it along with the normal application form?
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TKW
I have a similar concern. At my university you can have the highest average marks of all students even though you have got two C's and a couple of B's besides plenty of A's of course.

Now I have been told that Cambridge is likely to make it a condition that if you are currently a master student, you have to get at least 75 % A's on your first year of master studies.

I am doing my first year master studies at the moment and even though so far I've been lucky with my exams and should be able to fulfill conditions as those mentioned above, it is generally very dificult to get 75 % A's at my university. Therefore I am thinking quite about the situation at the moment.

Does anyone else have any thoughts on that matter and what the likelihood is that you will get certain academic conditions?
I have a similar concern. At my university you can have the highest average marks of all students even though you have got two C's and a couple of B's besides plenty of A's of course.

Now I have been told that Cambridge is likely to make it a condition that if you are currently a master student, you have to get at least 75 % A's on your first year of master studies.

I am doing my first year master studies at the moment and even though so far I've been lucky with my exams and should be able to fulfill conditions as those mentioned above, it is generally very dificult to get 75 % A's at my university. Therefore I am thinking quite about the situation at the moment.

Does anyone else have any thoughts on that matter and what the likelihood is that you will get certain academic conditions?
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AayuA
Hey G3,
as far as i know you will get an intimation from the university itself regarding the shared scholarship... Because the application for the shared scholarship is made directly through GRADSAF and they will notify you if you have been shortlisted and in case a separate form for the same has to be completed.
Hey G3,
as far as i know you will get an intimation from the university itself regarding the shared scholarship... Because the application for the shared scholarship is made directly through GRADSAF and they will notify you if you have been shortlisted and in case a separate form for the same has to be completed.
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ASM
Hey G3,
as far as i know you will get an intimation from the university itself regarding the shared scholarship... Because the application for the shared scholarship is made directly through GRADSAF and they will notify you if you have been shortlisted and in case a separate form for the same has to be completed.


Hi all,

As i understand, the scholarship application in the GRADSAF is with respect to the Trusts Schoolarship (ie Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Cambridge Overseas Trust) and not for the shared scholarship. I even received a email a few days back from Cambridge recommending the shared scholarship. Please let me know if i have understood it wrong. Cheers!
<blockquote>Hey G3,
as far as i know you will get an intimation from the university itself regarding the shared scholarship... Because the application for the shared scholarship is made directly through GRADSAF and they will notify you if you have been shortlisted and in case a separate form for the same has to be completed.</blockquote>

Hi all,

As i understand, the scholarship application in the GRADSAF is with respect to the Trusts Schoolarship (ie Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Cambridge Overseas Trust) and not for the shared scholarship. I even received a email a few days back from Cambridge recommending the shared scholarship. Please let me know if i have understood it wrong. Cheers!
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Hi ASM,

If I am not wrong, shared scholarships fall into 2 categories - those that are incorporated into GRADSAF and those that require a separate application. I believe in your case, there are 7 shared scholarships which require a separate application; and not all of them support LLM students.

On another issue, i suspect that Camsis status changes and formal conditional offers would be issued soon after the following Board of Graduate Studies meeting dates: 8 May, 12 June, 3 July. Hopefully the concerns over the academic conditions can be allayed by then.

"Victoria Concordia Crescit"
Hi ASM,

If I am not wrong, shared scholarships fall into 2 categories - those that are incorporated into GRADSAF and those that require a separate application. I believe in your case, there are 7 shared scholarships which require a separate application; and not all of them support LLM students.

On another issue, i suspect that Camsis status changes and formal conditional offers would be issued soon after the following Board of Graduate Studies meeting dates: 8 May, 12 June, 3 July. Hopefully the concerns over the academic conditions can be allayed by then.

"Victoria Concordia Crescit"
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ASM
Thanks DoomedOptimist!
Thanks DoomedOptimist!
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Hi ASM,

If I am not wrong, shared scholarships fall into 2 categories - those that are incorporated into GRADSAF and those that require a separate application. I believe in your case, there are 7 shared scholarships which require a separate application; and not all of them support LLM students.

On another issue, i suspect that Camsis status changes and formal conditional offers would be issued soon after the following Board of Graduate Studies meeting dates: 8 May, 12 June, 3 July. Hopefully the concerns over the academic conditions can be allayed by then.

"Victoria Concordia Crescit"
Just being curious, but where do you get the dates from?
<blockquote>Hi ASM,

If I am not wrong, shared scholarships fall into 2 categories - those that are incorporated into GRADSAF and those that require a separate application. I believe in your case, there are 7 shared scholarships which require a separate application; and not all of them support LLM students.

On another issue, i suspect that Camsis status changes and formal conditional offers would be issued soon after the following Board of Graduate Studies meeting dates: 8 May, 12 June, 3 July. Hopefully the concerns over the academic conditions can be allayed by then.

"Victoria Concordia Crescit"</blockquote>Just being curious, but where do you get the dates from?
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@ walking.around

Got it off the webbie: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/meetings/pdf/meetingdates201112.pdf

My assumption is that the student registry obtains approval to send out formal offers at these BOGS meetings.
@ walking.around

Got it off the webbie: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/meetings/pdf/meetingdates201112.pdf

My assumption is that the student registry obtains approval to send out formal offers at these BOGS meetings.
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arya
Thank you so much, Bolivia!, walking.around, and vindhya89!

I really hope I can bring it to their notice and have my condition reduced. Of course, I don't even have my final results yet so I'm still in the dark about how to proceed.

@vindhya89, how did you bring to their notice the marking scheme of your University? Because I can't think of any way to provide substantial proof of it, I can only inform them, and I don't see why they would accept my opinion on it.

I also got admission to UCLA in the US, so I was willing to forgo LSE, but after the conditional offer from Cambridge (which I was really not expecting), I'm very eager to go there, but feel disappointed about my marks which are likely to let me down.
Thank you so much, Bolivia!, walking.around, and vindhya89!

I really hope I can bring it to their notice and have my condition reduced. Of course, I don't even have my final results yet so I'm still in the dark about how to proceed.

@vindhya89, how did you bring to their notice the marking scheme of your University? Because I can't think of any way to provide substantial proof of it, I can only inform them, and I don't see why they would accept my opinion on it.

I also got admission to UCLA in the US, so I was willing to forgo LSE, but after the conditional offer from Cambridge (which I was really not expecting), I'm very eager to go there, but feel disappointed about my marks which are likely to let me down.
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