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    Hello guys,

    I would like to ask you a question about the GRE requirement at Cambridge.

    I am a Polish undergrad that has already applied to UK unis for Bachelor's but destroyed a year of stress and work (including an offer from UCL) during one 3-hour exam.
    This year I am planning to apply for graduate courses in Economics. At many universities in many countries - which will be a headache.

    It seems that Cambridge has the earliest deadline for applications (28 Jan, and references within two weeks, it seems).

    Now, I have to take the GRE and send the scores. But the problem is that now I have the biggest load of work I ever had at the uni (the grande finale of this will be 3 exams in the exam session from 18 Jan - don't know the exact dates yet)
    From what I understand, in GRE you get the unofficial score right away, the official scores in up to two weeks and about 4-6 weeks after the exam the universities get the report.

    I want to write the GRE as late into January as possible, but I get lost in all these deadlines. Which scores does Cambridge want and when (28th or maybe together with the references)?. Do you know the answer to the question?

    I will be very grateful for every hint that will save me hours of going through a caleidoscope of uni websites and internet forums.

    I tried to be as concise as I could
    Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by HOBIX)
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    Take a gap year and apply next year. You'll have your results and the time to make a strong application.
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    (Original post by omoz)
    The personal statement for the Cambridge Trust was quite difficult to write. I wrote about the significance of my research. Plus I sprinkled some of my academic achievements in the statement. All in all, I have no idea what the trust will be looking out for.
    Thanks! I find that the application form is much more demanding at Cambridge than at Oxford. So many textboxes to fill - with almost no information on what they want to know.
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    (Original post by HOBIX)
    Hello guys,

    I would like to ask you a question about the GRE requirement at Cambridge.

    I am a Polish undergrad that has already applied to UK unis for Bachelor's but destroyed a year of stress and work (including an offer from UCL) during one 3-hour exam.
    This year I am planning to apply for graduate courses in Economics. At many universities in many countries - which will be a headache.

    It seems that Cambridge has the earliest deadline for applications (28 Jan, and references within two weeks, it seems).

    Now, I have to take the GRE and send the scores. But the problem is that now I have the biggest load of work I ever had at the uni (the grande finale of this will be 3 exams in the exam session from 18 Jan - don't know the exact dates yet)
    From what I understand, in GRE you get the unofficial score right away, the official scores in up to two weeks and about 4-6 weeks after the exam the universities get the report.

    I want to write the GRE as late into January as possible, but I get lost in all these deadlines. Which scores does Cambridge want and when (28th or maybe together with the references)?. Do you know the answer to the question?

    I will be very grateful for every hint that will save me hours of going through a caleidoscope of uni websites and internet forums.

    I tried to be as concise as I could
    Thanks in advance!
    They'll be fine with the unofficial score in assessing your application, if you get an offer then one of the conditions will be the official score. As they wont assess your application until you get the references you'll probably be ok submitting it within the 2 weeks, but you may want to confirm that with the graduate admissions secretary in your faculty. (From what I recall the deadline was for the application itself and the references and all other supporting documentation like transcripts etc had to be in within 2 weeks, but it was a while ago...)
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    They'll be fine with the unofficial score in assessing your application, if you get an offer then one of the conditions will be the official score. As they wont assess your application until you get the references you'll probably be ok submitting it within the 2 weeks, but you may want to confirm that with the graduate admissions secretary in your faculty. (From what I recall the deadline was for the application itself and the references and all other supporting documentation like transcripts etc had to be in within 2 weeks, but it was a while ago...)
    I think you are right, deadline is for an application with all of the supporting documents with references included. References can be sent up to 14 days after application submition but before course deadline.
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    (Original post by Broyo)
    Yeah, particularly because of the nature of development studies. I suspect you will wait longer to hear department decisions but your other stages should be the same.
    What do you mean by "the nature of development studies"? I applied for the same programme and have the same situation as elenahoyy
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    (Original post by miiru)
    What do you mean by "the nature of development studies"? I applied for the same programme and have the same situation as elenahoyy
    I have friends who study DS at ox and sussex and the procedure is more complicated than for say history because it isn't as much about'on paper'. It takes more time to make decisions becuase of assesment and cohort variance.
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    when are the people at cambridge back into action for this term?
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    (Original post by LingHin)
    I think you are right, deadline is for an application with all of the supporting documents with references included. References can be sent up to 14 days after application submition but before course deadline.
    That is not what is said here:
    http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/...ourse-deadline

    "You have 14 days from the date you submitted your application form to upload all the required supporting documents regardless of how close to the deadline you submitted the form."
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    (Original post by Young Oldman)
    when are the people at cambridge back into action for this term?
    Graduate Admissions opened again yesterday (January 4, 2016).
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    Are there any MPhil Finance & Economics offer given out recently? Have been waiting for years...
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    Hi Young Oldman, any updates to your application status? Mine remains being "under consideration by department". I wonder if anyone applying for the Engineering Department has found a change to his/her status.

    (Original post by Young Oldman)
    when are the people at cambridge back into action for this term?
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    (Original post by Broyo)
    I have friends who study DS at ox and sussex and the procedure is more complicated than for say history because it isn't as much about'on paper'. It takes more time to make decisions becuase of assesment and cohort variance.
    I see. I didn't know about that! Do you have any idea what particular things/ aspects they look for if they don't focus so much 'on paper' then?
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    (Original post by miiru)
    I see. I didn't know about that! Do you have any idea what particular things/ aspects they look for if they don't focus so much 'on paper' then?
    Not going to preach gospel but I think the admissions lot have longer discussions about your off-degree experience. It's also a bit more about which students will benefit from the programme (as many non-stem seem to be) which means they look at the cohort more conclusively.

    At least, that's how i understand it. Mike waited until april for ox acceptance last year and he applied i think just before christmas.
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    Are there any MPhil Finance & Economics offer given out recently? Have been waiting for years...
    Mine has been put on hold
    Do you mind sharing your background?
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    (Original post by neverbegin)
    Are there any MPhil Finance & Economics offer given out recently? Have been waiting for years...
    A friend of mine at uni was given an offer around two weeks ago just before christmas. 70% average in final year.
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    Anybody in the POLIS department received any offers (for PhD)?
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    :hi:

    Gad this thread exists

    I'm on the verge of submitting an application for MASt, myself. :woo: It'd be interesting to hear about what you guys are up to; more specifically, if there are any other mathmos on here

    How long do they take (on average) to get back to you once you've submitted an application? Also, I can't be the only one who's applying to both Cambridge and Oxford?
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    :hi:

    Gad this thread exists

    I'm on the verge of submitting an application for MASt, myself. :woo: It'd be interesting to hear about what you guys are up to; more specifically, if there are any other mathmos on here

    How long do they take (on average) to get back to you once you've submitted an application? Also, I can't be the only one who's applying to both Cambridge and Oxford?
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    No.
    Any particular reason?
 
 
 

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