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Cambridge Advanced Diploma in Economics, Intake 2022

Hello,

I am applying to the Advanced Diploma in Economics at Cambridge, I guess it will be interesting to talk with other applicants.

If you are applying, don't hesitate to post your profile or/and news you hear from the Admission Committee.
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Reply 1
I am studying Management at LSE.

Grade:
- 76% in first and second years
- specialised in stats and maths in second year

LSE Societies:
- Investing LSE society

Employment history:
- Summer in IB
Reply 2
I'm guess I'm one of the rare applicants (if not the only one) who's applying with a master's degree.



Undergrad: some top 15-ish uni in China, majored in chemistry

Undergrad grade: 83% (equivalent to 65% i guess?), ranking top 30%



Graduate: King's College London, MSc in Economics and Finance

Grade: 76% (excluding the disso, not graded yet), ranking 3rd/148 (a big jump from undergrad right?)


Others:

I've also applied for the MPhil in Econ Research,

Took TOEFL: 113/120, and GRE: 169Q / 165V / 4.0 AWA
Reply 3
hey guys, I'm also applying to this programme, and my current status is "under review by department"

my profile:

final year student from a london uni with BSc business management (around 70% marks for y1 and y2)

internships experiences including consulting and VCs
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Hi guys, I am applying to this programme and the current status is "awaiting approval by PAO". Does anyone know what does it mean?
Profile:
BSc Economics in a Russel Group uni, 70+ in first two years.
I wanna pursue a doctoral path in economics and wanna spend two years on the graduate degree (econ research is one year - also more competitive so apply for this programme)
btw does anyone know some info about the conditions? (e.g what kind of grade?)
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Reply 5
Original post by imogen_ymc
Hi guys, I am applying to this programme and the current status is "awaiting approval by PAO". Does anyone know what does it mean?
Profile:
BSc Economics in a Russel Group uni, 70+ in first two years.
I wanna pursue a doctoral path in economics and wanna spend two years on the graduate degree (econ research is one year - also more competitive so apply for this programme)
btw does anyone know some info about the conditions? (e.g what kind of grade?)

Hello,

I have the same status. Apparently "PAO" means we are good, but not sure at all.

I have no idea about the conditions.
Reply 6
Hi guys,
My status changed too. I suppose this means we passed the first two rounds of approval? But I'm not sure how safe we are in securing a position. Fingers crossed.
Original post by rbinzhu
I'm guess I'm one of the rare applicants (if not the only one) who's applying with a master's degree.



Undergrad: some top 15-ish uni in China, majored in chemistry

Undergrad grade: 83% (equivalent to 65% i guess?), ranking top 30%



Graduate: King's College London, MSc in Economics and Finance

Grade: 76% (excluding the disso, not graded yet), ranking 3rd/148 (a big jump from undergrad right?)


Others:

I've also applied for the MPhil in Econ Research,

Took TOEFL: 113/120, and GRE: 169Q / 165V / 4.0 AWA

Your background seems to be a big jump too... from chemistry to econ&fin hahaha if you don't mind...can I ask which uni for undergraduate? (just curious because 15-ish is a specific and weird description hahaha I feel ppl normally use c9 top5 top2 etc? just guessing: Sun Yat-Sen? Beijing Normal? Huazhong uni of Sci&Tech?)
applying for econ research is courageous, they normally accept ppl with a bachelor's degree in econ but if ur chemistry degree contained lots of maths maybe it would be fine? if u pass it could u plz update, I am also applying for an MPhil programme in another department, nervous...
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Original post by Blflf
Hello,

I have the same status. Apparently "PAO" means we are good, but not sure at all.

I have no idea about the conditions.

yeah I think many ppl's status changes to PAO on Friday, nervous though
Reply 9
Original post by imogen_ymc
Your background seems to be a big jump too... from chemistry to econ&fin hahaha if you don't mind...can I ask which uni for undergraduate? (just curious because 15-ish is a specific and weird description hahaha I feel ppl normally use c9 top5 top2 etc? just guessing: Sun Yat-Sen? Beijing Normal? Huazhong uni of Sci&Tech?)


Nankai… Especially strong for chem, even globally, but doubt u have heard of it.
Original post by rbinzhu
Nankai… Especially strong for chem, even globally, but doubt u have heard of it.

yeah i have heard of it (with my poor knowledge of Chinese uni lol) it is famous for sciences
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Reply 11
Original post by imogen_ymc
yeah i have heard of it (with my poor knowledge of Chinese uni lol) it is famous for sciences


wow, what a surprise 😂
Original post by Blflf
Hello,

I have the same status. Apparently "PAO" means we are good, but not sure at all.

I have no idea about the conditions.

are u also applying for dev studies? I found u in another post hahaha. I am applying for dev studies, FC. Can I ask when did u submit ur application? I've just submitted it before the deadline.
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Reply 13
Hi guys! Today I’ve noticed the status updated to conditional offers made. But it was not ratified yet as I haven’t receive the offer letter.
Reply 14
I just received the conditional email : first overall and first in last year needed.
Reply 15
Original post by Blflf
I just received the conditional email : first overall and first in last year needed.

first as in first class honours?
Original post by Blflf
I just received the conditional email : first overall and first in last year needed.

Congratulations! I am still waiting, so nervous… Any updates about the college?
hey guys I just receive my offer and conditions. It asks me to achieve first overall and 75% in my final year.
Reply 18
Original post by imogen_ymc
hey guys I just receive my offer and conditions. It asks me to achieve first overall and 75% in my final year.

Nice, I hope you will meet them
Original post by Blflf
Nice, I hope you will meet them

Thank u! Btw, Is ur condition 70 for the final year? I am confused why I am asked to have a 75.

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