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Hi All, I noticed there was no thread started for this year, so I shall get the ball rolling.

Submitted mine end of Sep and still "under review by department"
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Hi! I'm also going to apply for the MPhil in Finance & Economics. I'm a Dutch student with an 8.6 out of 10 average grade (top 2%) from Erasmus University. Hold a undergraduate degree in Business Administration and one in Economics & Business Economics. Currently enrolled in the Msc International Economics. I'll apply late in january most likely, as I still need to take my GRE. I could afford the programme but I'm wondering, what are my best options for getting funding? Considering that I will already hold a graduate degree when I start.
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Hi All, I noticed there was no thread started for this year, so I shall get the ball rolling.

Submitted mine end of Sep and still "under review by department"
Hi Patrick, mind sharing your profile?
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Hi Patrick, mind sharing your profile?
Certainly! but I am not a strong candidate though. A bit of myself: Finance degree from Top 10 RG redbrick, mid first (80+) for both years, summer internships in a globally recognised commercial bank and one in RE firm (both in Asia).
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The course page suggests applying before December, but I'm still in the process of taking IELTS. So I think I might have to apply late Dec or early Jan. Does anyone know if this this significantly ruin my chance of getting an offer? Also, is anyone else submitting GRE?
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About me:
Poli &Econ in PKU(Peking Univ), China; GPA3.7+, ranking(top 10%)
Exchanged in HKU(the Univ of Hong Kong), Summer in Baruch College (about Financial Engineering), CUNY
TA of investment course for a semester
3 RA experiences in management and social science.
3 internship in audit(big4), controlling(top 10 biggest firms), equity research(local)
IELTS 7.5(but my writing score is only 6.5)
I am struggling with GRE, which is 154+170(I haven't got my AW score yet)
I am worried about my weak GRE score.
To what extent does GRE score matter? I am so diffident about this.
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(Original post by Thomas Kokken)
Hi! I'm also going to apply for the MPhil in Finance & Economics. I'm a Dutch student with an 8.6 out of 10 average grade (top 2%) from Erasmus University. Hold a undergraduate degree in Business Administration and one in Economics & Business Economics. Currently enrolled in the Msc International Economics. I'll apply late in january most likely, as I still need to take my GRE. I could afford the programme but I'm wondering, what are my best options for getting funding? Considering that I will already hold a graduate degree when I start.
Applying for the MPhil Econ Research course - if you want funding that is where it almost all goes to.
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Did anybody's application move to the "degree committee" stage?
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Same question. Anyone move to the "degree committee" stage?
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I have just applied for MPhil Economic Research.
Good luck everyone !
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I have also applied for the MPhil in Economic Research last week (just in time for the funding deadline, of course ). The application is currently under review by the department - let's see what comes of it. Also good luck to everyone from me!

P.S: Some words about my profile: Undergraduate at a Swiss university majoring in economics with a fair amount of math / metrics courses , GPA of 5.7 / 6 (~ top 5% or better, if I had to guess, but concrete numbers are hard to come by here), GRE of V169 / Q168 / AW5.0, some relevant internship experience, spent a term at a good econ university in the UK for my exchange.
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Applied for Mphil in Economics in early Nov. Just got moved to GAO stage! Hope itโ€™s good news!
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Congratulations! Could you share your profile?
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Congratulations! Could you share your profile?
Thanks! I'm actually quite surprised by how early applications are moved into the GAO stage this year for the Econ department.

I'm applying from a top Australian university with first class honours in economics/econometrics.
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hi everyone! just saw there was a thread specifically for econ and finance applicants. i've applied for MPhil Economics. i checked my application portal yesterday and saw that the status has been updated to 'awaiting approval by GAO'. i have no idea when this changed because i wasn't checking consistently till yesterday lol. how long do you think it will take until this is (hopefully!!) translated into a formal offer?
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hi everyone! just saw there was a thread specifically for econ and finance applicants. i've applied for MPhil Economics. i checked my application portal yesterday and saw that the status has been updated to 'awaiting approval by GAO'. i have no idea when this changed because i wasn't checking consistently till yesterday lol. how long do you think it will take until this is (hopefully!!) translated into a formal offer?
Congrats, definitively sounds very promising! When did you apply?

On the website it says: "It may take approximately seven days from degree committee approval for your application to be considered by the Board of Graduate Studies (= GAO)", so I guess it shouldn't take very long anymore. Although from reading about previous experiences, I got the impression that the first offers for econ are usually not handed out until early January, so who knows?
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Congrats, definitively sounds very promising! When did you apply?

On the website it says: "It may take approximately seven days from degree committee approval for your application to be considered by the Board of Graduate Studies (= GAO)", so I guess it shouldn't take very long anymore. Although from reading about previous experiences, I got the impression that the first offers for econ are usually not handed out until early January, so who knows?
I just checked again and my status changed to conditional offer made!!!!!
I submitted my application on the 10th October. I am so thrilled, I wasn't expecting anything till January either
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I just checked again and my status changed to conditional offer made!!!!!
I submitted my application on the 10th October. I am so thrilled, I wasn't expecting anything till January either
Congrats!

Did it just update on the portal or did they send an email as well?
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Congrats!

Did it just update on the portal or did they send an email as well?
It just updated on the portal, it says I will be emailed a formal offer letter with my offer conditions within 48 hours.
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It just updated on the portal, it says I will be emailed a formal offer letter with my offer conditions within 48 hours.
Mine also change to GAO, but it seems stuck there and hasnโ€™t updated yet๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ So worrried
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