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    (Original post by ukdragon37)
    They are far more often for students from countries with languages more unrelated to English (e.g. Chinese). Also Cambridge tends to prefer IELTS over TOEFL.
    I understand, I simply wished to share my experiences as the topic was also quite important for me last year.
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    (Original post by villy95)
    Hi, I am 2014 international applicant. Does anybody know whether Cambridge accept TOEFL and in which level (how many scores)?
    I have however just realised that I wrote to almost all the Cambridge colleges before I applied to ask about language qualifications. I still have the replies so if you have a preferred college, simply list it below and I will cite their response (from last year). Skimming through them now it does seem as though IELTS is the favoured qualification.
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    I think I will do an open application because I don't know which college to choose for architecture.
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    (Original post by Audenite)
    I understand, I simply wished to share my experiences as the topic was also quite important for me last year.
    Sorry, I didn't mean that to be accusative or patronising in anyway, I was just contributing additional experiences
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    (Original post by bananarama2)
    There isn't exactly a thriving Chemical Engineering thread I have been thinking a Physics equivalent of "The Proof is Trivial" would be good
    Hold on, hold on, do you have an offer for ChemEng

    If you're doing it through Engineering, proofs are somewhat thin on the ground, I have to say.
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    (Original post by wibletg)
    Hold on, hold on, do you have an offer for ChemEng

    If you're doing it through Engineering, proofs are somewhat thin on the ground, I have to say.
    Yes, I do. As I say. Chem Eng enthusiasts are pretty thin on the ground

    I guessed as much. There very few proofs on that thread, it's more difficult problems and thought it would be nice to have similar threads for other subjects.

    I'm via natsci.
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    (Original post by bananarama2)
    Yes, I do. As I say. Chem Eng enthusiasts are pretty thin on the ground

    I guessed as much. There very few proofs on that thread, it's more difficult problems and thought it would be nice to have similar threads for other subjects.
    Yeah - it's a small department though (average of just under 60 a year) so the odds of meeting someone on TSR doing it is small. Heck, the odds of meeting someone else outside the department doing it is slim (there's only two of us in a year of 150 people).

    Don't worry though, if you like difficult problems, you'll enjoy the course

    edit: your ninjaedit - damn natscis

    There's a lot less problem solving and a lot more understanding with NatSci.
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    (Original post by wibletg)
    Yeah - it's a small department though (average of just under 60 a year) so the odds of meeting someone on TSR doing it is small. Heck, the odds of meeting someone else outside the department doing it is slim (there's only two of us in a year of 150 people).

    Don't worry though, if you like difficult problems, you'll enjoy the course

    edit: your ninjaedit - damn natscis

    There's a lot less problem solving and a lot more understanding with NatSci.
    So you're doing Chem Eng? I know

    I love difficult problems of all natures and understanding

    Sorry for the ninja edit.
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    (Original post by bananarama2)
    So you're doing Chem Eng? I know

    I love difficult problems of all natures and understanding

    Sorry for the ninja edit.
    Well, currently Engineering but I transfer next year

    Fair enough - I thought I did too but when you do stuff to degree level you find out what you REALLY enjoy I much prefer solving problems to understanding stuff in great depth (but sadly the two often go hand in hand!)

    No bother
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    I know this is so random but how frequent are the exams in Cambridge and when do we sit for them? I need to prepare my mind to absorb all possible shocks Cam has to offer.
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    (Original post by wibletg)
    Well, currently Engineering but I transfer next year

    Fair enough - I thought I did too but when you do stuff to degree level you find out what you REALLY enjoy I much prefer solving problems to understanding stuff in great depth (but sadly the two often go hand in hand!)

    No bother
    I'll inevitably end up pestering you at some other time then Which college are you at?
    I guess I'll find out next year.

    TSR is good for reminding you there is always someone wayyy better than you, a mindset I think might be handy next year :lol:
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    (Original post by maniac_almanac)
    I know this is so random but how frequent are the exams in Cambridge and when do we sit for them? I need to prepare my mind to absorb all possible shocks Cam has to offer.
    Once a year - at the end. In fact, exams are going on right now, hence why I'm procrastinating and dodging revision.

    (Original post by bananarama2)
    I'll inevitably end up pestering you at some other time then Which college are you at? Jesus was it?

    I guess I'll find out next year.

    TSR is good for reminding you there is always someone wayyy better than you, a mindset I think might be handy next year :lol:
    Yup I'm looking forward to the ChemEng department, all the social events I've already been on (despite not officially studying there yet) have got me psyched up.
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    (Original post by wibletg)
    Yup I'm looking forward to the ChemEng department, all the social events I've already been on (despite not officially studying there yet) have got me psyched up.
    Is the free pizza true?
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    (Original post by bananarama2)
    Is the free pizza true?
    Free pizza during lunch and at social activities, free beer at social activities, hell, even a free 4 course dinner and wine
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    (Original post by wibletg)
    Free pizza during lunch and at social activities, free beer at social activities, hell, even a free 4 course dinner and wine
    Woah....4 course dinner? Where on earth do you have a four course dinner?
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    (Original post by bananarama2)
    Woah....4 course dinner? Where on earth do you have a four course dinner?
    The fourth course is probably coffee...
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    (Original post by bananarama2)
    Woah....4 course dinner? Where on earth do you have a four course dinner?
    (Original post by VSEPR)
    The fourth course is probably coffee...
    Soup ---> Fish ---> Main ---> Dessert and then Coffee

    Technically that wasn't in the department, that was organised in college with people from Peterhouse and Fitz joining in
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    (Original post by wibletg)
    Soup ---> Fish ---> Main ---> Dessert and then Coffee

    Technically that wasn't in the department, that was organised in college with people from Peterhouse and Fitz joining in
    :lolwut: I think uni will be an education on a number of levels
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    (Original post by bananarama2)
    :lolwut: I think uni will be an education on a number of levels
    Just you wait for the May Ball
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    (Original post by VSEPR)
    Just you wait for the May Ball
    Do tell
 
 
 
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