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    I am an international applicant, from Singapore
    I applied to Natural Sciences Physical ,in St Catharine’s College,which does not requrie TSA.

    However, as international applicants, we are all supposed to take the TSA.
    Cambridge Website says if you are interviewed in cambridge, then no need to take the TSA, if interview elsewhere, then should take it...that's why I am confused...

    Anyway how important is the tsa?

    So will the college I applied to take my TSA result into consideration, or
    the TSA is just for a backup in case I am pooled to the college that requires TSA?
    I feel my TSA is completely a disaster but my other aspects are fairly well.
    So how important is the TSA? Will my prefered college (catz, which says they do not require TSA, on the website) look at the TSA result at the first place?
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    (Original post by jesusofsuburbia)
    That makes me feel less on edge, thanks. Congratulations on your offer btw, are you doing any exams this year because your sig still has it as conditional?
    Thanks! Nooo, I'm not, I just completely forgot about my signature and left it saying that. I'm definitely going next year!

    (Original post by paraselenae)
    oh thank god, i feel so much better now thanks a lot!! when was your interview?
    Aww, no problem! I can remember it so well, last year. My interview was 13th December, I think, which seemed quite late compared to many!
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    (Original post by charmandbrace)
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    My email to Blyth was for naught, since I just realized I've been rejected for the Blyth scholarship
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    (Original post by mpc1)
    Did you get the Imperial open day invitation. As an intl applicant, will you be excusing yourself or will you just ignore the mail.
    i did not get any letter from imperial so im very worried T.T gonna ask my college mates if any of them got it...
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    (Original post by Guanqi)
    I am an international applicant, from Singapore
    I applied to Natural Sciences Physical ,in St Catharine’s College,which does not requrie TSA.

    However, as international applicants, we are all supposed to take the TSA.
    Cambridge Website says if you are interviewed in cambridge, then no need to take the TSA, if interview elsewhere, then should take it...that's why I am confused...

    Anyway how important is the tsa?

    So will the college I applied to take my TSA result into consideration, or
    the TSA is just for a backup in case I am pooled to the college that requires TSA?
    I feel my TSA is completely a disaster but my other aspects are fairly well.
    So how important is the TSA? Will my prefered college (catz, which says they do not require TSA, on the website) look at the TSA result at the first place?

    i think its different for itnl students. they have a standardized admission procedure for all the colleges because otherwise would be near to impossible.

    im a malaysian and i had a Maths Admission Test after my interivew. all malaysian maths candidates need to do that no matter which college you are attending to...
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    With all the issues and concerns from international applicants, this thread is becoming increasingly irrelevant, chaotic, and boring to everyone in the UK.

    Why can't we have 'International Cambridge Applicants for 2012 entry' and 'UK Cambridge Applicants for 2012 entry'? Has this been suggested before?
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    (Original post by jamib0y)
    Natural Sciences Physical at Churchill
    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy :cool:

    11A*s GCSE :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

    Maths, Fm, Physics, Chem, Chinese AS- dropped Chinese

    Didnt do too great in Chemistry/ Chinese:eek::eek::eek:
    and im chinese =| :mad::mad::eek::eek::eek::eek: but 5As - actually 4As, FM As doesnt count till next year

    Yeah A2- just Maths, Further, Chem , Physics

    If you want to be added to the list, please write all your information in the same order as the others have done!
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    does practically everyone who applies to Queens' apply for deferred entry? I applied for 2012 and would like to change to deferred if this is the case (Queens' encourages deferred). Will this affect my chances of getting an interview cos i didnt defer?
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    [QUOTE=Welsh Lady;30263685]Hey everybody

    I hope this list is helpful!
    If you want me to add you to the list or change the information given about you, please QUOTE me and tell me your subject. But please don`t quote the whole list.

    Please can you add me to list

    Username: oh_1993
    College: Queens' (CSAS)
    Subject: Mathematics
    GCSE's: ABBBCCDDD
    A-Levels (Predicted): Mathematics (A*) Further Mathematics (A*) Physics (B)
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    (Original post by -raisa)
    My email to Blyth was for naught, since I just realized I've been rejected for the Blyth scholarship
    I don't know what to say! I'm so sorry to hear that.
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    (Original post by deejayy)
    When was the deadline on returning the forms, because i haven't been sent anything yet? Do you think that because I'm applying deferred that I won't be sent them?
    No deadline has been specified as far as I am aware.
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    (Original post by snow leopard)
    With all the issues and concerns from international applicants, this thread is becoming increasingly irrelevant, chaotic, and boring to everyone in the UK.

    Why can't we have 'International Cambridge Applicants for 2012 entry' and 'UK Cambridge Applicants for 2012 entry'? Has this been suggested before?
    I think this is a bad idea. This is a thread for everyone applying to Cambridge. Sure some of the international guys have more hoops to jump through but in the end we're all applying to the same place and hoping to study at this university together (with as many of us as can make it).
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    (Original post by jamib0y)
    Natural Sciences Physical at Churchill
    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy :cool:

    11A*s GCSE :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

    Maths, Fm, Physics, Chem, Chinese AS- dropped Chinese

    Didnt do too great in Chemistry/ Chinese:eek::eek::eek:
    and im chinese =| :mad::mad::eek::eek::eek::eek: but 5As - actually 4As, FM As doesnt count till next year

    Yeah A2- just Maths, Further, Chem , Physics

    Too many smilies and unstructured writing. Seriously it makes you come across as a little child. Other than that - welcome. And what do you mean FM AS doesn't count till next year?
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    (Original post by oh_1993)
    does practically everyone who applies to Queens' apply for deferred entry? I applied for 2012 and would like to change to deferred if this is the case (Queens' encourages deferred). Will this affect my chances of getting an interview cos i didnt defer?
    I'm applying to Queens' for 2012 entry, and don't know anything about the college encouraging/preferring deferred applications. What exactly do you mean? And why would you consider changing your application to deferred?
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    (Original post by hassi94)
    I think this is a bad idea. This is a thread for everyone applying to Cambridge. Sure some of the international guys have more hoops to jump through but in the end we're all applying to the same place and hoping to study at this university together (with as many of us as can make it).
    I didn't catch any explanation there as to why it's a bad idea, just a motivational 'we're all in this together' speech which we've heard too many times.

    Yes, in the end we're applying to the same place, but during that process I want relevant people who are in a similar situation saying relevant things that are interesting to read and that I can relate to.

    This thread has turned to an international cry for help / make me feel better / ask questions that no one can precisely answer thread.

    I've seen frequent posters disappear and even I'm posting less and less because this thread is turning boring. Hard to sort through all the posts and find who here in the UK has had invitations/responses/etcetc.
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    (Original post by snow leopard)
    I didn't catch any explanation there as to why it's a bad idea, just a motivational 'we're all in this together' speech which we've heard too many times.

    Yes, in the end we're applying to the same place, but during that process I want relevant people who are in a similar situation saying relevant things that are interesting to read and that I can relate to.

    This thread has turned to an international cry for help / make me feel better / ask questions that no one can precisely answer thread.

    I've seen frequent posters disappear and even I'm posting less and less because this thread is turning boring. Hard to sort through all the posts and find who here in the UK has had invitations/responses/etcetc.
    Or there could be less information and posting from home students at the minute because no one is hearing much yet, whereas international students are receiving interviews etc so you're hearing more from them.

    A lot of the information is the same when the 'what should i wear to interview' etc questions start to appear.
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    (Original post by snow leopard)
    I didn't catch any explanation there as to why it's a bad idea, just a motivational 'we're all in this together' speech which we've heard too many times.

    Yes, in the end we're applying to the same place, but during that process I want relevant people who are in a similar situation saying relevant things that are interesting to read and that I can relate to.

    This thread has turned to an international cry for help / make me feel better / ask questions that no one can precisely answer thread.

    I've seen frequent posters disappear and even I'm posting less and less because this thread is turning boring. Hard to sort through all the posts and find who here in the UK has had invitations/responses/etcetc.
    There is an international applicants thread, here. I don't see any need to force the internationals to post in there instead of in this thread - particularly because an applicant thread is about community and mutual support as well as about asking and answering questions. It can be politely suggested that the international applicants do use the other thread for any queries that they have, but I would say that total segregation isn't really what's needed here. I also don't have time to comb this thread and remove any posts accidentally made by international applicants to the other thread. I do at least 90% of the modding within Oxbridge and that scale of post moving simply isn't practical for me.

    Incidentally, I had already seen your post but hadn't been able to get round to answering it because I have spent all day in the library. I apologise for being a bit slow
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    (Original post by VaVe)
    Or there could be less information and posting from home students at the minute because no one is hearing much yet, whereas international students are receiving interviews etc so you're hearing more from them.

    A lot of the information is the same when the 'what should i wear to interview' etc questions start to appear.
    HAHAH I had asked that exact question couple of weeks ago!
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    Does anyone know (especially guys from robinson) when will they start sending requests for written assignments, essays or anything of the sort? Also when do they notify one if he is so lucky to attend an interview?
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    (Original post by Georgeof)
    Does anyone know (especially guys from robinson) when will they start sending requests for written assignments, essays or anything of the sort? Also when do they notify one if he is so lucky to attend an interview?
    OMG...another person applying to Robinson =O!!! Ohai

    I don't really know much about written assignments as I'm applying for maths (they don't ask for any work for maths do they? Could someone correct me if I'm wrong :P?). However; I would assume that they'd give out interview dates more in the first half of november. Applicants need time to polish their respective skills after all O.o..

    As for Robinson itself...have you got any confirmation emails from them after you sent off the SAQ? I just got a general confirmation from the University's admissions office...but nothing from the college itself =/
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