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    Hi all!

    Just wanted to start a thread on the LSE-PKU Double MSc for this year, because I couldn't find any other post on this.

    I am wondering if there is anyone who has already heard back from the program. The course website says that 'Applicants will be informed of decisions beginning in mid-March.' And it's been at least 10 days since mid-March and I haven't got any sort of email or anything...What's the situation for those who have applied to the program?

    What's driving me insane is that I've been made a conditional offer by another program at LSE (MSc by Research in Human Geography) and the due day is approaching -- latest by April 21st. And that's my second choice...I REALLY want to go study in PKU/Beida + LSE. But it'd be good to continue studying what I did for my undergrad, which is human geography.

    Oh, by the way, I'm currently pursuing a BA Honours in Human Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. My grades are okay, around the 80% range. I am most interested in China-Africa relations and international development generally.

    Anyway, please please reply if you've also applied to the program or simply want to introduce yourself. It'd be a pleasure talking to fellow applicants and make friends!
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    Hey I am also applying for that! I got into my second choice IR and its really driving me crazy this wait. I am actually currently in China right now and finished doing research at Beida under a professor I know. I am interested in Chinese-Japanese-Korean relations Chinese-Middle East Relations and East Asian regionalism and Chinese technology transfer policy (green tech green energy) in the diplomatic process. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a 3.6 in East Asian Studies and this wait is really killing me. I contacted PKU and they said it can range anywhere between early April Late may to early June. Do you plan to take any of the classes in CHinese or just take the english classes? I am hoping to take the optional courses in Chinese as well as my thesis and persuade PKU to waive the mandatory chinese language classes for me and let me take another language instead...most likely Japanese. This has been my dream program for such a long time and all this waiting is giving me so many friggin panic attacks. If I get rejected I will be really really really depressed, I even had a PKU professor write me a recommendation so this stuff is driving me nuts. BTW you should join the LSE postgrad group http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=...287595640&ap=1
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    (Original post by PKU_Research007)
    Hey I am also applying for that! I got into my second choice IR and its really driving me crazy this wait. I am actually currently in China right now and finished doing research at Beida under a professor I know. I am interested in Chinese-Japanese-Korean relations Chinese-Middle East Relations and East Asian regionalism and Chinese technology transfer policy (green tech green energy) in the diplomatic process. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a 3.6 in East Asian Studies and this wait is really killing me. I contacted PKU and they said it can range anywhere between early April Late may to early June. Do you plan to take any of the classes in CHinese or just take the english classes? I am hoping to take the optional courses in Chinese as well as my thesis and persuade PKU to waive the mandatory chinese language classes for me and let me take another language instead...most likely Japanese. This has been my dream program for such a long time and all this waiting is giving me so many friggin panic attacks. If I get rejected I will be really really really depressed, I even had a PKU professor write me a recommendation so this stuff is driving me nuts. BTW you should join the LSE postgrad group http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=...287595640&ap=1
    Hi hi! Looks like you've got a very strong file there!! And congrats for the IR offer!!! I assume that you have to reply it very soon, something like within 6 weeks after the email was sent out...

    I'm kinda in the same boat. I had to turn down the offers made by Canadian universities just to be in the line for the UK programs that I've applied. Why does it have to be such a frustrating thing just to wait for the replies. >"<

    When did you email PKU? Was it after you received the IR offer from LSE? Did you mention that you're working with a deadline? It really irritates me that they just gave an indefinite answer...I understand that the program is super competitive with tons of outstanding applicants. But they need to take our circumstances + feelings into consideration. Seriously.

    If I get in, I will probably take one or two Chinese courses. I am a bit worried though...you know. Being fluent in one language is different from learning really complicated stuff using that language... So you already speak Chinese? Is that why you want to study Japanese instead? I really hope that there is good African language class there in PKU, Kiswahili, Arabic or something. I'm totally hopeless with French. Well, I guess that we shouldn't be spending too much time on courses and stuff. Everything is so unclear at the moment...
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    PKU only teaches Arabic, no African languages, there is no deadline, I got my acceptance in January as long as u reply before june I think everything is ok. Yeah I took Japanese and Chinese in college and being in China for a few years my Japan has gone to poo poo. So am trying to relearn it myself.
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    I called LSE and after harassing them for info they said I will be definitely informed within the next 2 weeks.
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    (Original post by PKU_Research007)
    I called LSE and after harassing them for info they said I will be definitely informed within the next 2 weeks.
    great!! i'm happy for you!!! but the thing is, will lse inform all students or just you? i can't and won't copycat you, but will probably send an email to protest the long wait....

    but i'm sure that you'll get in!!
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    They said everyone will hear from it, I just accepted the offer for IR as insurance, I was guaranteed this will not affect the outcome of my first choice.
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    yeah, might a good idea. but i gonna wait a bit. though there maybe uncertainties regarding housing and stuff...hmmm, don't know if there is wise
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    okay, the 10th has passed and still no result. i guess half of the grad admission office must be on vacation or something. it is driving me CRAZY!
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    I really want to apply for this (not the Masters, but the summer school programme) but it asks for my school transcript. Since I haven't finished high school yet, and the school is on holiday, I'm not quite sure what they are looking for. Any ideas?
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    (Original post by Brantonli)
    I really want to apply for this (not the Masters, but the summer school programme) but it asks for my school transcript. Since I haven't finished high school yet, and the school is on holiday, I'm not quite sure what they are looking for. Any ideas?
    why not try calling the admission ppl? just called this morning & they were pretty nice. what exactly do you do for the summer school program? like a mature version of a summer camp?
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    Dear PKU,
    I am writing to inform you that you have been made an offer for LSE-PKU MSc International Affairs. The exact conditions of your offer will be clarified in your formal offer letter of admission to the programme. Please in the first instance, however, respond to this e-mail confirming whether or not you are still interested in taking up the place.

    I look forward to hearing from you-
    Best wishes,
    Rachel Dunbar
    Senior Graduate Admissions Administrator
    Graduate Admissions Office
    LSE

    I am declining the offer to go for the LSE IR MSc. This is amazing to me since I have been obsessed with this program for 2 years but it wasn't until after I started an email correspondence with a professor at LSE who is a very famous specialist in Chinese policy that I realized that if I did this I would be missing all the perks of IR at LSE. After lots of soul searching and chatting with professors at PKU who I worked with at the School of International Studies they all actually urged me to go to LSE IR. So that is what I will be doing. I found out that the main professors that are world famous most importantly Wang Jisi, will not be teaching next year since he is a new Princeton World Scholar. Wang JiSi, the so called godfather of Chinese IR and Hu JinTao's personal foreign policy specialist was one of the main reasons why I wanted to go and without him there I really felt cheated also I wanted to focus on Chinese-Japanese relations and the world famous Gui YongTao is supposedly teaching at Waseda, so the classes I wanted to take in Chinese are kaputz. Luckily LSE is offering two China IR courses next year including CHinese Foreign Policy so I felt it was a saiwengshima yanzhifeifu moment.
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    (Original post by PKU_Research007)
    Dear PKU,
    I am writing to inform you that you have been made an offer for LSE-PKU MSc International Affairs. The exact conditions of your offer will be clarified in your formal offer letter of admission to the programme. Please in the first instance, however, respond to this e-mail confirming whether or not you are still interested in taking up the place.

    I look forward to hearing from you-
    Best wishes,
    Rachel Dunbar
    Senior Graduate Admissions Administrator
    Graduate Admissions Office
    LSE

    I am declining the offer to go for the LSE IR MSc. This is amazing to me since I have been obsessed with this program for 2 years but it wasn't until after I started an email correspondence with a professor at LSE who is a very famous specialist in Chinese policy that I realized that if I did this I would be missing all the perks of IR at LSE. After lots of soul searching and chatting with professors at PKU who I worked with at the School of International Studies they all actually urged me to go to LSE IR. So that is what I will be doing. I found out that the main professors that are world famous most importantly Wang Jisi, will not be teaching next year since he is a new Princeton World Scholar. Wang JiSi, the so called godfather of Chinese IR and Hu JinTao's personal foreign policy specialist was one of the main reasons why I wanted to go and without him there I really felt cheated also I wanted to focus on Chinese-Japanese relations and the world famous Gui YongTao is supposedly teaching at Waseda, so the classes I wanted to take in Chinese are kaputz. Luckily LSE is offering two China IR courses next year including CHinese Foreign Policy so I felt it was a saiwengshima yanzhifeifu moment.
    congrats for the receiving the offer tho! maybe i will get your place instead, lol. whatever your decision is, i wish you the best of luck! if i don't get in to this program, i'd be in london in sept as well for the msc geography by research degree. hopefully we'll see one another on campus!

    i still haven't received anything from the program...dunno if i would ever hear from them...i called the grad admin office last week and they confirmed that i will be notified by the end of this week...hmmmmmmmmm

    well well, thanks for keeping me posted pku! i will let you know my app result as soon as i get something from the board!
 
 
 
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