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    Please note that I'm going to apply for computer science, not music, which is possible with an organ scholarship
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    (Original post by mark252623)
    Please note that I'm going to apply for computer science, not music, which is possible with an organ scholarship
    Not really:

    "Please note that the Colleges will not continue to consider your application for an award if they judge that you are below the appropriate academic standard for normal admission'

    https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....larships/apply

    And Oxford says similarly: "Organ scholarship candidates for most subjects are given full academic assessment in September. You should expect to face the same tests and interviews as candidates in the December admissions process and to be assessed as rigorously.*"

    Except I guess you have two chances rather than one...

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    If you get an organ scholarship, you are most likely applying for music and if both of these apply, you would most probably be considered good enough to get an offer anyway. I do not know when the scholarships themselves are given out, but it wouldn't make much sense to give someone a scholarship with knowledge of them being rejected. But I'm not a music student so don't know exactly.

    edit: just saw you said you're applying for compsci In which case, it shouldn't affect your compsci application. The department will only care about your computer science abilities, not the extra ways you can benefit the university.
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    I understand this, however, there are probably a lot more people up to oxbridge standard than actually get in. So if theyre just making sure you're up to that standard, surely this is an advantage?
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    (Original post by mark252623)
    I understand this, however, there are probably a lot more people up to oxbridge standard than actually get in. So if theyre just making sure you're up to that standard, surely this is an advantage?
    If you're not good enough academically, you won't get in. I've known Oxford colleges go with being down one organ scholar for a whole academic year, rather than taking someone deemed substandard :yes:
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    (Original post by mark252623)
    I understand this, however, there are probably a lot more people up to oxbridge standard than actually get in. So if theyre just making sure you're up to that standard, surely this is an advantage?
    If you want to study CompSci apply.
    If you also want to be an Organ Scholar, then do that too.

    Then let the professionals assess your application(s). There's no point trying to doubleguess the process.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Not really:

    "Please note that the Colleges will not continue to consider your application for an award if they judge that you are below the appropriate academic standard for normal admission'

    https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....larships/apply

    And Oxford says similarly: "Organ scholarship candidates for most subjects are given full academic assessment in September. You should expect to face the same tests and interviews as candidates in the December admissions process and to be assessed as rigorously.*"

    Except I guess you have two chances rather than one...

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    Oxford will not be accepting Organ Scholarship applications for Computer Science or Computer Science & Philosophy from next year. We believe it is fairer to all candidates to consider them as a single field in December.

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    (Original post by gavinlowe)
    Oxford will not be accepting Organ Scholarship applications for Computer Science or Computer Science & Philosophy from next year. We believe it is fairer to all candidates to consider them as a single field in December.

    Gavin
    Thanks Gavin! Does that apply to 2018 entry?
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Thanks Gavin! Does that apply to 2018 entry?
    No, we would have accepted applications this year. But the deadline for organ scholarship applications is now passed (and we received no applications for Computer Science).

    Gavin
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    (Original post by gavinlowe)
    Oxford will not be accepting Organ Scholarship applications for Computer Science or Computer Science & Philosophy from next year. We believe it is fairer to all candidates to consider them as a single field in December.

    Gavin
    What?!
    Where can I see evidence for this?
    Is this all Colleges?!
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    (Original post by gavinlowe)
    No, we would have accepted applications this year. But the deadline for organ scholarship applications is now passed (and we received no applications for Computer Science).

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    I'm so confused?!
    Colleges accept organ scholarships for courses as demanding as even MEDICINE....
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    (Original post by gavinlowe)
    Oxford will not be accepting Organ Scholarship applications for Computer Science or Computer Science & Philosophy from next year. We believe it is fairer to all candidates to consider them as a single field in December.

    Gavin
    But I am afraid it does not seem fairer to the other departments or to the colleges for one department to make a unilateral decision.
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    (Original post by mark252623)
    What?!
    Where can I see evidence for this?
    Is this all Colleges?!
    Gavin is a CompSci Professor at Oxford, and Admissions Coordinator at St Catz.

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    (Original post by gavinlowe)
    Oxford will not be accepting Organ Scholarship applications for Computer Science or Computer Science & Philosophy from next year. We believe it is fairer to all candidates to consider them as a single field in December.

    Gavin
    Also - what about computer science and maths?
 
 
 
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