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    Hi, So I am considering studying for a Masters programme in the Netherlands. My first choice is VU Amsterdam, however I also applied for a separate programme in a different field at Tilburg (third choice behind the University of Oslo).

    I have been offered a place at Tilburg and they have given two weeks to accept the offer. However it does state in the email that is not a legally binding obligation.

    I have yet to receive an offer from VU Amsterdam.

    However, I am concerned that if I accept the Tilburg offer, will it show in Studielink as me accepting their offer which VU will see (should they wanted to offer me a place on the programme) and assume I elected to go elsewhere? The actual offer itself from Tilburg is conditional until I send in hard copies of my bachelors diploma which I have until the 1st August to do.

    I just don't want to lose an offer from Tilburg for dallying waiting for VU Amsterdam when it could be that I get rejected and I've lost my place with Tilburg when trying to hold out. I won't find out about Oslo until after June but it's not so much an issue if I get offered a place at VU as I would accept it as soon as possible lol.

    For point of reference, I got an email from VU the day after my application stating my file/application was completed and I will receive a response within 4 weeks. This week is the 4th week, I am not sure if it is worth chasing VU about it?

    Another thing I have noticed reading here is something to do with lottery based selection? How do I know if the course I have applied to is based on that.

    And finally, can someone tell me a rough estimate as to what a 7.8 grade converts to in a UK degree? I know it's a 2:1 but what sort of level of 2:1 are we looking at? I feel like I may be at a disadvantage as my 2:1 wasn't as high as I would have liked (64% from Newcastle Law School).

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