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  1. irstudies

    Hertie School of Governance 2018

    thank you!! They did tell me I'm on the waiting list for the scholarship... maybe someone will change their mind last minute
  2. irstudies

    Hertie School of Governance 2018

    I will not attend.. I will apply again next year and will also apply to other options. I kinda did it last minute this time..
  3. irstudies

    Hertie School of Governance 2018

    I had no second choice.. only Hertie..
  4. irstudies

    Hertie School of Governance 2018

    i did not get the scholarship either.. got 50% tuition waiver.. I will not accept it either!
  5. irstudies

    Hertie School of Governance 2018

    Same here... waiting for the update on the scholarship.. I hope they inform us today as well!
  6. irstudies

    Hertie School of Governance 2018

    It's 15h30 in Berlin already.. I'm starting to think we won't hear from them today either..
  7. irstudies

    Hertie School of Governance 2018

    Nothing for me.. I have been checking my e-mail every 10 mins..
  8. irstudies

    Hertie School of Governance 2018

    Let's hope if not today.. at least Monday!
  9. irstudies

    Hertie School of Governance 2018

    Congratulations everyone!! It also shows accepted for me! However I applied through Helmut Schmidt and I believe that even if you don't get the scholarship, they accept you and offer you a partial scholarship. That wouldn't be enough for me.. so I'm keeping my fingers crossed..
  10. irstudies

    Hertie School of Governance 2018

    I also applied to the Helmut Schmidt program. I received an e-mail a few days ago from Hertie where they say the first round of decisions will be communicated in late November/early December. Although, I ONLY applied to Hertie.. do you know if this may affect my possibilities? I was not really interested in any other university so I just applied to Hertie.. although they require applications to 2 universities..
  11. Does anyone know if the Atlantis Dual Degree offers full tuition and stipend for accepted applicants? I am not sure, since one of the years would be spent living in Germany! Also, how competitive these scholarships are? I have an LLB in Law from a country in South America, and an LLM in International Law from American University. I have many years of experience (4) working for a UN agency in my country and internationally.. I also did an internship at an international tribunal in The Hague. I speak english, spanish, portuguese, some french, greek and arabic and I will start learning german full-time.. I haven't taken the GRE yet, but will do it soon.. Any ideas?
  12. irstudies

    IR Masters

    Hey beefmaster, we should start a thread on why NOT getting into the field :). Are you getting a new degree as well?
  13. irstudies

    IR Masters

    Thank you went_away for your reply. Well, the reason of my interest in pursuing another degree is that I would like to change my career path in the mid-term. I love my job but the sacrifice of not staying in a place for too long and being sent to non-family duty stations for many years is too much for me. I honestly believe this job is not for everyone and I know it's not what I want to do for the rest of my life. I can talk about this for a long time and give many examples and reasons. But, the point is that I would like to think ahead.. I don't have any prior studies in international affairs and my background is mostly legal. I am not sure any PHD would accept me without an international affairs academic background and like I said, I really enjoy studying and would like to strengthen my knowledge in the IR field. I am still young, so I intend to work a few more years before jumping into another postgraduate degree, but I would like to have a good idea so I can start preparing on time, studying for the GRE, TOEFL, taking courses I would need, etc.. About the loan, I got the loan in my country which is a little bit different and I won't be able to pay it for the next 14 years.. so I don't think waiting to pay off my loans is a good idea. I will certainly check the GMAP and 1 year Master at Fletcher. Thanks again!
  14. irstudies

    IR Masters

    Hello everyone, I would like to hear your opinions on which school would better suit my interests and background. I think I have a pretty good profile. I am an international lawyer, with 3 years of work experience with UNHCR, currently accepted a position to work in the Mediterranean crisis in Greece. I have an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from my country, and an LLM at a relatively known and respected US school in the international law field. I also did an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. I speak spanish, portuguese, a bit of french and am currently learning syrian colloquial arabic. I don't want the degree to "break into" the field but because I truly enjoy learning and I believe it would improve the impact of my work. Having said that, what I am looking for in a degree: - Interdisciplinary approach, I have many interests such as international security, humanitarian affairs, international organizations and diplomacy - Good courses and faculty specialized on Middle East - High chances of getting into a good PHD later, since I am inclined towards academia but haven't decided anything yet - Leadership training: conflict management, human resources management, public speaking, etc (this would be a plus) - Very good funding, since I am still paying for my LLM Potential programs, 1. MALD, Fletcher 2. Harvard, MPP, 3. Columbia SIPA 4. SAIS (not sure about this one because of its econ focus) 6. Msc Intl Relations, LSE 7. Msc in Global Governance and Diplomacy, Oxford Anything else I should consider? I have been doing some research and I really like the MALD at Fletcher. I am not sure about its Middle East courses and faculty and whether they are strong or not. Also, I know it has a professional approach, I don't know if that would be good if I apply for a PHD later. They have a few full-tuition and stipend scholarships but I don't know what type of profile usually gets them. Has anyone gotten in with full-tuition scholarship? I am not sure about HKS, I've seen some pros and cons. A pro is obviously the brand name, but I believe I do not need it unless I want to go back to my country and stay there, which you never know. Does anyone know how generous is their funding? Please give me your insights, Thanks!
  15. Hello everyone, I would like to hear your opinions on which school would better suit my interests and background. I think I have a pretty good profile. I am an international lawyer, with 3 years of work experience with UNHCR, currently accepted a position to work in the Mediterranean crisis in Greece. I have an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from my country, and an LLM at a relatively known and respected US school in the international law field. I also did an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. I speak spanish, portuguese, a bit of french and am currently learning syrian colloquial arabic. I don't want the degree to "break into" the field but because I truly enjoy learning and I believe it would improve the impact of my work. Having said that, what I am looking for in a degree: - Interdisciplinary approach, I have many interests such as international security, humanitarian affairs, international organizations and diplomacy - Good courses and faculty specialized on Middle East - High chances of getting into a good PHD later, since I am inclined towards academia but haven't decided anything yet - Leadership training: conflict management, human resources management, public speaking, etc (this would be a plus) - Very good funding, since I am still paying for my LLM Potential programs, 1. MALD, Fletcher 2. Harvard, MPP, 3. Columbia SIPA 4. SAIS (not sure about this one because of its econ focus) 6. Msc Intl Relations, LSE 7. Msc in Global Governance and Diplomacy, Oxford Anything else I should consider? I have been doing some research and I really like the MALD at Fletcher. I am not sure about its Middle East courses and faculty and whether they are strong or not. Also, I know it has a professional approach, I don't know if that would be good if I apply for a PHD later. They have a few full-tuition and stipend scholarships but I don't know what type of profile usually gets them. Has anyone gotten in with full-tuition scholarship? I am not sure about HKS, I've seen some pros and cons. A pro is obviously the brand name, but I believe I do not need it unless I want to go back to my country and stay there, which you never know. Does anyone know how generous is their funding? Please give me your insights, Thanks!
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