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  1. The application period opens today. I am planning to apply for North American Studies and potentially English Studies there. I just want to study literature, history, and critical theory. Does anyone have any experience with the process? It looks like GPA is all that matters, but I am nervous about actually getting accepted. Any clue what GPA you generally need to get in? I have a 3.6 from a University of California school. Anyone else planning on going to Berlin for school this October?
  2. So, I'm in the process of applying via uni-assist for a German Master's program which requires both a certified copy of my high school transcripts & a certified copy of my high school diploma as verification of secondary school. After contacting my high school, they informed me that it is not possible to obtain a copy of my diploma, just the transcripts. Does anyone know where I might be able to have my high school diploma copied & notarized? (That would be reletively quick & not expensive) Thanks, Katie
  3. Hi everyone, I'm very interested in attending Hertie in 2018. I have a somewhat unconventional path I've taken with my career, so I'd like some insight from folks who may have experience with this about whether I have a shot. Honest feedback is appreciated. I left highschool after Sophomore year and completed two years of community college before transferring to U.C. Berkeley. I finished there with a 3.6 gpa and as a member of the Women's Honor Society, but worked full time throughout so had very minimal contact with professors. As such, my letters of recommendation will both be coming from previous Supervisors. In college I worked at an education non-profit, for a CA Assemblymember, at a political market research firm, and on a few election campaigns. Once I graduated I moved on to an LGBT rights non-profit, an international environmental non-profit, and on a large political campaign. However, in 2014 I moved to a job as the Manager of a small jewelry business (essentially running every aspect of a $1M company on my own, and teaching myself as I went). I've gained a ton of valuable skills in this position, but it is a big change that might not reflect well. I'm from California, 25, and speak a little German and Spanish, though neither is comfortably conversational. Any feedback or experiences would be greatly appreciated.
  4. I applied to DAAD's Public Policy and Good Governance Scholarship for Developing Countries. Lately, this program has been renamed as DAAD Helmut Schmidt Program. I applied to two schools- Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and University of Osnabruck. While I have been accepted to both programs, DAAD is only willing to fund me for Osnabruck. Hertie, on the other hand, has offered me a tution fee waiver of 50%. So, I'm caught between the two choices- have an absolute free ride to Osnabruck's Masters in Democratic Governance and Civil Society program. DAAD offers a generous monthly stipend besides contributing towards travel, and health insurance. Tuition fee and semester fee is also paid in full. Hertie's program is however much more reputed and they have connections with elite institutions such as Science Po, LSE, Columbia. Hertie's program has a rather professional orientation compared to Osnabruck's focus on political theory. However, for Hertie, I will have to incur substantial debt to meet my living expenses and pay tuition. After 50% waiver, I will still have to pay € 16000. As for my future plan, I want to do PhD in PolSci at reputable US schools such as NYU or Chicago. I applied to these schools only as test cases without putting in my best effort for the personal essay, recommendation letters, standardized exams etc. I'm afraid by attending a rather average school (Osnabruck's) on full funding might not work out in the long run when I apply for a PhD.