NYU@NUS: application and scholarship


abachuwa

I don't understand the posts that say "I got ina nd got a scholarship". Those of us who have not got in yet or ever would like to know more about when u applied and what your credentials are. Not to take anything away from your achievement, but what is the point of saying "I got in today". Feedback please!

I don't understand the posts that say "I got ina nd got a scholarship". Those of us who have not got in yet or ever would like to know more about when u applied and what your credentials are. Not to take anything away from your achievement, but what is the point of saying "I got in today". Feedback please!
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flo2323

Hello everyone,

some more information: I applied a few days after the application cycle was opened in early September. I was waiting for months now and began to lose my hope since they said they would consider applications on a rolling basis.

@nic
No, I'm not a lawyer yet. The German system can't be compared to bachelor/master. We study a minimum of 4-5 years at university and do a final exam (First State Exam by the ministry of justice). After you have completed your studies, many do a break to start a doctoral thesis and/or visiting a ll.m.-program. That's what I do. Before we can call ourselves "lawyers", we need to work 2 more years for the German state (court, department of public prosecution, administration etc.). So I just have little work experience. My grades were above average, but not top-level.

I began searching for accomodation in Singapore this weekend. This does not seem to be quite easy. Evan's Lodge is one of the suggested possiblities but Internet forums warn. Many ppl say Evan's Lodge is very unclean and not comfortable at all. They suggest searching other accomodation. It would be great if anybody who was there could give some advice. You may contact me anytime you wish (see my Email adress the posting above).

Good luck everyone

Hello everyone,

some more information: I applied a few days after the application cycle was opened in early September. I was waiting for months now and began to lose my hope since they said they would consider applications on a rolling basis.

@nic
No, I'm not a lawyer yet. The German system can't be compared to bachelor/master. We study a minimum of 4-5 years at university and do a final exam (First State Exam by the ministry of justice). After you have completed your studies, many do a break to start a doctoral thesis and/or visiting a ll.m.-program. That's what I do. Before we can call ourselves "lawyers", we need to work 2 more years for the German state (court, department of public prosecution, administration etc.). So I just have little work experience. My grades were above average, but not top-level.

I began searching for accomodation in Singapore this weekend. This does not seem to be quite easy. Evan's Lodge is one of the suggested possiblities but Internet forums warn. Many ppl say Evan's Lodge is very unclean and not comfortable at all. They suggest searching other accomodation. It would be great if anybody who was there could give some advice. You may contact me anytime you wish (see my Email adress the posting above).

Good luck everyone
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flo2323

@zambian

You get an Email which notifies you, that your "decision letter" is ready. You may log into your application account and follow a link to your decision.
2 days later, a big letter with all information arrived via UPS Express Mail.

@zambian

You get an Email which notifies you, that your "decision letter" is ready. You may log into your application account and follow a link to your decision.
2 days later, a big letter with all information arrived via UPS Express Mail.
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zambian

Flo2323, thanx for the information. it was very clear.

Flo2323, thanx for the information. it was very clear.
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who all are going in for NYU@NUS program? I am stuck between NYU and NYU@NUS program. I have heard some excellent feedbacks about this particular course. I guess its worth it since getting a scholarship for the NYU llm would be pretty tough and as in my case it was clearly stated that i won't be granted any scholarship for the NYU progam.. :-(
I have been granted a scholarship of 20k... can i apply further to get more scholarship. The offer letter states that any kind of external scholarship would affect my status over there. can somebody elaborate on this please. if i mangage to secure an outside scholarship would they deduct my outside scholarship from the 20k scholarship?
Do we really have to withdraw all our offers from other universities? i am waiting for harvard columbia results.
Does anybody has any clue as to the wothiness of the course or should we go the NYU? somebody please help...

who all are going in for NYU@NUS program? I am stuck between NYU and NYU@NUS program. I have heard some excellent feedbacks about this particular course. I guess its worth it since getting a scholarship for the NYU llm would be pretty tough and as in my case it was clearly stated that i won't be granted any scholarship for the NYU progam.. :-(
I have been granted a scholarship of 20k... can i apply further to get more scholarship. The offer letter states that any kind of external scholarship would affect my status over there. can somebody elaborate on this please. if i mangage to secure an outside scholarship would they deduct my outside scholarship from the 20k scholarship?
Do we really have to withdraw all our offers from other universities? i am waiting for harvard columbia results.
Does anybody has any clue as to the wothiness of the course or should we go the NYU? somebody please help...
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@wilsonmills - what did the letter say regarding the scholarship for the NYU program? Did it say it was unlikely to give you one or that you would not be given at all? Could you please copy that particular sentence from your letter? Thank you. That would be really helpful.

@wilsonmills - what did the letter say regarding the scholarship for the NYU program? Did it say it was unlikely to give you one or that you would not be given at all? Could you please copy that particular sentence from your letter? Thank you. That would be really helpful.
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zambian

its been quiet regarding the offers, does anyone out there know when the next round of offers will be? additionally, is there anybody out there who has ever gotten the Singapura/ Hauser? do they really exist or is it a myth. am asking because everybody seems to be getting either $20,000 0r $35,000 scholarships

its been quiet regarding the offers, does anyone out there know when the next round of offers will be? additionally, is there anybody out there who has ever gotten the Singapura/ Hauser? do they really exist or is it a myth. am asking because everybody seems to be getting either $20,000 0r $35,000 scholarships
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flo2323

What is the advantage of going to NYU when you got a NYU@NUS offer?

I mean at NYU you get:
- one LL.M. (NYU) title

In Singapore you also get the NYU LL.M. and on top:
- a second LL.M. (NUS) - I don't know a single lawyer who got 2 LL.M.s. I think it's a real eye-catcher and a big advantage if you apply at law firms later.
- the possibility to visit both, Singapore AND New York
- courses are also held by NYU professors
- lots of ppl get a NYU scholarship for Singapore, which is also regarded as a big award by law firms

The only advantage may be, that living in New York is more interesting than living in Singapore - but that's just a guess. Singapore has so much to offer and is one of Asia's financial centers!

What is the advantage of going to NYU when you got a NYU@NUS offer?

I mean at NYU you get:
- one LL.M. (NYU) title

In Singapore you also get the NYU LL.M. and on top:
- a second LL.M. (NUS) - I don't know a single lawyer who got 2 LL.M.s. I think it's a real eye-catcher and a big advantage if you apply at law firms later.
- the possibility to visit both, Singapore AND New York
- courses are also held by NYU professors
- lots of ppl get a NYU scholarship for Singapore, which is also regarded as a big award by law firms

The only advantage may be, that living in New York is more interesting than living in Singapore - but that's just a guess. Singapore has so much to offer and is one of Asia's financial centers!
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dierome

What is the advantage of going to NYU when you got a NYU@NUS offer?

I mean at NYU you get:
- one LL.M. (NYU) title

In Singapore you also get the NYU LL.M. and on top:
- a second LL.M. (NUS) - I don't know a single lawyer who got 2 LL.M.s. I think it's a real eye-catcher and a big advantage if you apply at law firms later.
- the possibility to visit both, Singapore AND New York
- courses are also held by NYU professors
- lots of ppl get a NYU scholarship for Singapore, which is also regarded as a big award by law firms

The only advantage may be, that living in New York is more interesting than living in Singapore - but that's just a guess. Singapore has so much to offer and is one of Asia's financial centers!


To answer one of the questions above, I applied right on the deadline, on december 1, 2009....
The program sure looks awesome and a US20.000 scholarship is too good to turn down...However, I´m still waiting for Columbia and Georgetown....
My gut feeling is that, if I´m admitted to CLS, I´ll probably go there.....There´s nothing wrong with NYU@NUS, but for personal reasons, I think I´d take Columbia over the others....

<blockquote>What is the advantage of going to NYU when you got a NYU@NUS offer?

I mean at NYU you get:
- one LL.M. (NYU) title

In Singapore you also get the NYU LL.M. and on top:
- a second LL.M. (NUS) - I don't know a single lawyer who got 2 LL.M.s. I think it's a real eye-catcher and a big advantage if you apply at law firms later.
- the possibility to visit both, Singapore AND New York
- courses are also held by NYU professors
- lots of ppl get a NYU scholarship for Singapore, which is also regarded as a big award by law firms

The only advantage may be, that living in New York is more interesting than living in Singapore - but that's just a guess. Singapore has so much to offer and is one of Asia's financial centers!</blockquote>

To answer one of the questions above, I applied right on the deadline, on december 1, 2009....
The program sure looks awesome and a US20.000 scholarship is too good to turn down...However, I´m still waiting for Columbia and Georgetown....
My gut feeling is that, if I´m admitted to CLS, I´ll probably go there.....There´s nothing wrong with NYU@NUS, but for personal reasons, I think I´d take Columbia over the others....
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flo2323

dierome,

yeah that's right. An offer to Columbia or Harvard or something like that is definitely above all. But if you just compare NYU to NYU@NUS, Singapore has to offer more I think.

dierome,

yeah that's right. An offer to Columbia or Harvard or something like that is definitely above all. But if you just compare NYU to NYU@NUS, Singapore has to offer more I think.
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i think it also depends on where you intend to practice after. if you intend to focus more on asia, then definitely, NYU@NUS is the way to go. But if u plan to pursue a career in the US, hold out for the other offers.

i think it also depends on where you intend to practice after. if you intend to focus more on asia, then definitely, NYU@NUS is the way to go. But if u plan to pursue a career in the US, hold out for the other offers.
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dierome

i think it also depends on where you intend to practice after. if you intend to focus more on asia, then definitely, NYU@NUS is the way to go. But if u plan to pursue a career in the US, hold out for the other offers.


Well, I´m a bit confused in that respect...Since trade law is my intended area of practice, It actually kind of makes more sense to go to NYU@NUS, for the global approach....
However, Columbia Law has an outstanding trade law faculty, and after all, is a far more attractive household name...

<blockquote>i think it also depends on where you intend to practice after. if you intend to focus more on asia, then definitely, NYU@NUS is the way to go. But if u plan to pursue a career in the US, hold out for the other offers. </blockquote>

Well, I´m a bit confused in that respect...Since trade law is my intended area of practice, It actually kind of makes more sense to go to NYU@NUS, for the global approach....
However, Columbia Law has an outstanding trade law faculty, and after all, is a far more attractive household name...
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Well, I´m a bit confused in that respect...Since trade law is my intended area of practice, It actually kind of makes more sense to go to NYU@NUS, for the global approach....
However, Columbia Law has an outstanding trade law faculty, and after all, is a far more attractive household name...


Then based on your statement, holding out for Columbia Law would make a lot of sense.

<blockquote> Well, I´m a bit confused in that respect...Since trade law is my intended area of practice, It actually kind of makes more sense to go to NYU@NUS, for the global approach....
However, Columbia Law has an outstanding trade law faculty, and after all, is a far more attractive household name...</blockquote>

Then based on your statement, holding out for Columbia Law would make a lot of sense.
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dierome

The deadline for enrollment to NYU@NUS is rapidly closing in...Is anybody going to enroll?
I do not know what to do yet....

The deadline for enrollment to NYU@NUS is rapidly closing in...Is anybody going to enroll?
I do not know what to do yet....
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me neither. i haven't decided yet. does anyone know who took a chance and declined the NYU@NUS and took the NYU? did you get a scholarship?

me neither. i haven't decided yet. does anyone know who took a chance and declined the NYU@NUS and took the NYU? did you get a scholarship?
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sv

I haven't made up my mind. Got a Scholarship of 20,000 USD, but there's still a substantial amount that I'd have to bear towards the rest of the tuition fee and living expenses. Am not sure I can meet it entirely out of my own funding sources. The fact that the course starts in May 2010 also deterrs my being able to apply for external scholarships here, as they only make their decisions by the end of May....

I haven't made up my mind. Got a Scholarship of 20,000 USD, but there's still a substantial amount that I'd have to bear towards the rest of the tuition fee and living expenses. Am not sure I can meet it entirely out of my own funding sources. The fact that the course starts in May 2010 also deterrs my being able to apply for external scholarships here, as they only make their decisions by the end of May....
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dierome

So guys, what other options do you have? Where else have you been admitted? Are you waiting for other decisions to come out?

So guys, what other options do you have? Where else have you been admitted? Are you waiting for other decisions to come out?
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hi everyone.
i am not inclined to take up the NYU in NYC. i think NYU@NUS would be a better option form me. i hope to see u all in singapore...

hi everyone.
i am not inclined to take up the NYU in NYC. i think NYU@NUS would be a better option form me. i hope to see u all in singapore...
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dierome

hi everyone.
i am not inclined to take up the NYU in NYC. i think NYU@NUS would be a better option form me. i hope to see u all in singapore...


That is also my view...There's a scholarship involved, you can get two degrees (NYU and NUS) and the classes seem to be a lot smaller than in New York....

I still have one decision pending.... That's why I'm not ready to commit to NYU@NUS yet...

<blockquote>hi everyone.
i am not inclined to take up the NYU in NYC. i think NYU@NUS would be a better option form me. i hope to see u all in singapore...</blockquote>

That is also my view...There's a scholarship involved, you can get two degrees (NYU and NUS) and the classes seem to be a lot smaller than in New York....

I still have one decision pending.... That's why I'm not ready to commit to NYU@NUS yet...
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one more thing i have to ask.
the offer letter states that we have to withdraw all our applications and offers from all universities to we have applied to. I am just curious to ask. suppose we enroll ourselves in the NYU@NUS program will i really have to decline our offer from other univ.. i am waiting for harvard columbia. do i really have to withdraw my offer from harvard and columbia if i accept NYU@NUS course.

one more thing i have to ask.
the offer letter states that we have to withdraw all our applications and offers from all universities to we have applied to. I am just curious to ask. suppose we enroll ourselves in the NYU@NUS program will i really have to decline our offer from other univ.. i am waiting for harvard columbia. do i really have to withdraw my offer from harvard and columbia if i accept NYU@NUS course.
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