cambridge physics/funding

likeafox
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cambridge physics/funding

Postby likeafox » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:41 am

Hi, I just started reading this board, and I thought I'd post my question in case anybody can help...
I got into cambridge for physics, the 1 year thing before the phd program (i'm an american student) and i applied for financial aid from them but it's not at all guaranteed and kind of hard to get. i also didnt apply for NSF in the fall, which was pretty stupid but i cant do much about that now. i was wondering if anybody knew about grants or scholarships I could apply for now since there's no way I can afford to go to there and pay...
anyway, good luck to everyone applying and waiting to hear (i also applied to 5 schools in the states and have yet to hear, which i'm a little concerned about...)

nb
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Postby nb » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:37 am

Hi, we are in the same boat, I am waiting to hear from the trusts and I do not think that there is anything else to do. By the way, I am from asia so I guess that there are several uniqe studentship for americans that I did not hear about.

Take a look at this website :

http://fliptomato.wordpress.com/

braindrain
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Postby braindrain » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:58 pm

Is the one year thing equivalent to a US master's degree?

I thought Bill Gates had fellowships for Cambridge which included
US students. I guess you can search for Bill Gates on the main
Cambridge web site.

likeafox
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Postby likeafox » Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:03 pm

i'm not sure what the 1 year thing is... i applied to do a phd and they accepted me to a CPGS program (certificate of post graduate studies) which i looked up and it said that a lot of phd programs there make you do that for a year and then you can do your phd.
there is a gates scholarship, which you are considered for when you apply for the financial aid thing on the application. i'm pretty sure i didnt get it though because i probably would have heard by now...
oh well! i guess all i can do is wait at this point. thanks for the link, nb. let me know if you hear about funding, good luck!

nb
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Postby nb » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:14 pm

Did you receive a official letter from the BGS or whether they sent you an e-mail ?!
regarding to the gates scholarship, how do you know that the they already decide. I think that they didnt because it seems that would update the self-service website.

likeafox
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Postby likeafox » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:19 pm

i found out on the selfservice website, but i guess they will send me something in the mail. it hasnt arrived yet.
for the gates: i think for people who are being considered for it in the US are interviewed sometime in february and they are informed before that that they'll be interviewed. i'm not sure how it works in other countries.
hopefully it will work out though!

nb
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Postby nb » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:49 pm

any news ?

likeafox
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Postby likeafox » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:52 pm

not yet... i tried to email to ask when i might hear but the response was not helpful. how about you?

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Postby nb » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:01 pm

same same...Did you heared from any american school ? I have been rejected by princeton. waiting to hear from MIT,Harvard and Stanford
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likeafox
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Postby likeafox » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:02 pm

i was also rejected from princeton, but i got into santa barbara. still waiting on a few others (which maybe means i'm wait listed? not sure)

nb
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Postby nb » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:04 pm

Did you receive any reply from any collage at cambridge ?

likeafox
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Postby likeafox » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:06 pm

not that i can tell. it doesnt say anything on my self service page. i still havent gotten a letter from cambridge though, which i find weird! it's been almost a month since i found out about my offer online...
what about you, have you been accepted to a college?

nb
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Postby nb » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:11 pm

Last week they wrote me this (in the e-mail) :

"There is some delay in processing the decision due to a technical difficulty with our database. We would like to notify you that we will be offering you a place on the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics ..."

I think that they did not pass my application to the collages and to the trusts yet. I did not receive any letter too..

likeafox
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Postby likeafox » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:21 pm

hmm, that's weird. my application for the trusts status was updated to "application forms sent" i think but i havent heard anything. i wish they would inform us a little better. i have no idea if i can expect to get funding or if i should just assume i wont be going there...
oh well!

nb
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Postby nb » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:25 pm

Ok, let me know if you hear something, I will do the same.

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Postby nb » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:43 am

I just received an email from cambridge :

"The Cambridge Trusts have received your GRADSAF from the Board of Graduate Studies and will now consider your application for all the awards for which you are eligible."




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