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Official Cambridge Postgraduate Applicants 2023 Thread

Welcome to everyone, and best of luck with your applications!

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Achieved (or expected) grade:
Nationality:
Current (or last) university:
Current (or last) course:

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Please feel free to fill in the applicant spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KaoX83_VEytX_RpkY1fbgbnrOoPdaykwXLYKx9bMIGg/edit#gid=0

Disclaimer: Please note, unless stated otherwise, posters on this thread do not work for University of Cambridge's admissions department, therefore do not take our opinion as being 100% accurate. If you need certainty, contact University of Cambridge directly.

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I can't believe how quick the year has gone by, I recall combing through all the FAQs as a newbie this time last year!
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Original post by journeyaway
I can't believe how quick the year has gone by, I recall combing through all the FAQs as a newbie this time last year!

I hope you can stick around to share your thoughts and suggestions.
Original post by Wired_1800
I hope you can stick around to share your thoughts and suggestions.


Absolutely!
Hi, here's my profile.

MPhil Psychology and Education
2:1 BSc | Merit MSc (Achieved)
British - living abroad
LSE (2020 Graduated) | UEL (Online Degree; 2021 Graduated)
Geography with Economics (LSE) | Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (Distance Learner; UEL)
Haven't considered colleges
None


I'm quite nervous about submitting an application in September because I've been waiting for admissions to open for over a year now. (The course I'm applying to has undergone restructuring and so closed admissions for last year.) The longer I'm here waiting the more doubts creep in.

It'd be nice to hear from others who are applying too.

Am happy to chat about it.

Thanks.

Update (for anyone interested):

Accepted (mandatory interview: more of a formality than assessment of skills). Accepted at Wolfson College (First Choice). Classified as Overseas and reassessed to Home Fee Status after completion of Fee Status Reassessment Questionnaire. Part-time study (2-years MPhil).

Timeline: Applied on May 16th; Interview requested on May 19th; Interview conducted on Zoom May 24th; Conditional Offer received on June 1st; Fee Status Reassessment Questionnaire (and relevant documents: utility bills, bank statements, birth certificate, residence card (excessive documents list maybe, I wasn't taking any chances though)) submitted through Self-Service Portal June 5th; Fees reassessed to Home Fee Status June 7th; Wolfson College Membership acceptance roughly June 14th. Offer Accepted June 16th.
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Prospective course: MAST applied math/ MAST physics/ mphil physics/ adv dip economics
Achieved (or expected) grade: 5.82/6
Nationality:Chinese
Current (or last) university: EPFL
Current (or last) course: msc physics
College preferences: haven't think about it
Other universities you’re applying to: oxford lse
Original post by Jingyao001
Prospective course: MAST applied math/ MAST physics/ mphil physics/ adv dip economics
Achieved (or expected) grade: 5.82/6
Nationality:Chinese
Current (or last) university: EPFL
Current (or last) course: msc physics
College preferences: haven't think about it
Other universities you’re applying to: oxford lse

All the best @Jingyao001. I hope you receive a place.
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If anybody has any questions about the role of the college in postgraduate student life then I'd be happy to help.
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Prospective course: MAST physics
Achieved (or expected) grade: 79.5%
Nationality:Chinese
Current (or last) university: Imperial
Current (or last) course: BSc Chemistry
College preferences: St john, Emmanuel
Other universities you’re applying to: imperial, oxford, ETH (maybe)

Just got rejected last Friday without an interview. Timeline: 10.31 submitted - 3.10 rejected
For people dm me, sorry i cant send pm (not sure why) but I just update here
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Reply 9
Prospective course: MPhil population health sciences
Achieved (or expected) grade: First class honours, weighted average mark 84%
Nationality: Australian
Current (or last) university: University of Sydney
Current (or last) course: Bachelor of Science (honours)
College preferences: Trinity, not sure where else
Other universities you’re applying to: Oxford, LSHTM, Karolinska, perhaps Imperial


After talking myself out of applying for 2 years I am finally doing it. Really excited (and terrified) to put my application in
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Prospective course: MPhil Musicology
Achieved (or expected) grade: Expected First
Nationality: UK
Current (or last) university: University of York, (Vanbrugh College)
Current (or last) course: BA Music
College preferences: Pembroke, not sure on 2nd choice
Other universities you’re applying to: Oxford, Yale, Durham, KCL, Edinburgh

Any other music applicants to any universities please message me - I'd love to chat :smile:
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Original post by musicstudent64
Prospective course: MPhil Musicology
Achieved (or expected) grade: Expected First
Nationality: UK
Current (or last) university: University of York, (Vanbrugh College)
Current (or last) course: BA Music
College preferences: Pembroke, not sure on 2nd choice
Other universities you’re applying to: Oxford, Yale, Durham, KCL, Edinburgh

Any other music applicants to any universities please message me - I'd love to chat :smile:


Second choice options: Selwyn, Homerton, Queen’s.
Prospective course: MASt in Mathematical Statistics/MPhil in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence
Achieved (or expected) grade: First Class Honours
Current (or last) university: University of Malaya
Current (or last) course: BSc in Applied Mathematics
College preferences: Undecided
Other universities you’re applying to: Similar programs @Oxford

Please dm me if any applicant studying in Malaysia and across the world who are interested in to discuss more :smile: All the best!
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Original post by Wired_1800
Second choice options: Selwyn, Homerton, Queen’s.


Thanks for the suggestions!
Can I ask why these colleges?
Original post by musicstudent64
Thanks for the suggestions!
Can I ask why these colleges?

They have excellent reputation for graduate student support and not very competitive to get into at the earlier stages of the cycle.

If you will need funding for your studies, please consider colleges with funding support available.
Perfect, thanks!
Do you know if Pembroke is the same?
Original post by Wired_1800
They have excellent reputation for graduate student support and not very competitive to get into at the earlier stages of the cycle.

If you will need funding for your studies, please consider colleges with funding support available.
Original post by musicstudent64
Perfect, thanks!
Do you know if Pembroke is the same?

Largely similar.

You can read the FAQs thread

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6930482
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Prospective course: MAST pure
Achieved (or expected) grade: year 1: 96.6, year 2: 96.2
Nationality: EU, settled status
Current (or last) university: RG University
Current (or last) course: BSc. in Mathematics
College preferences: maybe Trinity Hall, Queens
Other universities you’re applying: Imperial, Oxford (maybe)
Original post by Wired_1800
Largely similar.

You can read the FAQs thread

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6930482


Thanks!
Prospective course: MPhil Music (Composition)
Achieved (or expected) grade: GPA 3.8 expected
Nationality: Japanese
Current (or last) university: Conservatoire in Japan
Current (or last) course: Bachelor's in Music
College preferences: Undecided
Other universities you’re applying to: Oxford, Edinburgh, perhaps Southampton and Manchester


Any music applicants or international applicants feel free to PM, I'm happy to chat!

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