I am studying Mechanical Engineering in Germany and want to pursue a MPhil in Technology Policy in Cambridge (I will also apply for Engineering Technologies MPhil as an alternative).
Unfortunately I do not have the required (German) grade (1.3), but only a 1.6. I belong to the top 2% of my class though and also have a strong CV.
Can other qualifications (research experience, prestige level of undergraduate college, internships, awards, community service...) theoretically compensate for my GPA being worse than the minimum, or is this a cut-off requirement?
I just can't decide