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  1. I am incredibly excited to have been offered admission at CMU and ETH Zurich for MS in Robotics and MS in Robotics, Systems and Control respectively. I am inclined towards computer vision and deep learning. However, I am also inclined to study/research on these topics with a good amount of mathematical rigor. I would not only like to apply these to engineering problems but would also like to come up with new/different approaches through a thorough understanding of topics like probability, linear algebra and optimization. I am interested in exploring different learning strategies - unsupervised learning, supervised learning and RL for vision tasks(possibly on robots). I plan on studying further and possibly doing a PhD but I would like to keep my options open (depending on funding during MS). Below I have listed pros and cons that I could think of. CMU pros Biggest, most well-funded robotics department (Robotics Institute[RI]) and large amount of professors and interdisciplinary work at RI Great opportunity and extremely well integrated system with industry -> large amount of exposure (more than ETH?) If I receive funding from the second semester onwards I will only have to pay for the first semester and therefore no need for a huge loan. People working in my area of interest. CMU cons Would burn a hole in my pocket - annual cost-of-attendance ~65,000 USD Trump and his erratic policies/laws affect immigrant students (i.e. could he stop funding for immigrants, etc.) There is no guaranteed funding+stipend but most students say that 90-95% of MS in Robotics students receive some kind of funding from their advisor after the first semester. So in any case I need to pay the cost-of-attendance for the first semester from my pocket. If I do not get funding, I will have to possibly think of doing a well-paid job to repay the loan (=cost-of-attendance for 2 years). ETH pros The cost of attendance is very low as compared to CMU. annual cost-of-attendance ~20,000 CHF (1 CHF ~ 1 USD) The program is different from usual MS programs and is tutor-driven. It has a very flexible curriculum and will be designed based on my interest and discussion with my mentor/tutor. I think ETH will have a less cut-throat environment as compare to CMU in terms of competition for resources/RA-ship (not sure though) I will be looking for RA but if in case I do not receive funding, I will still be able to manage the expenses here easier than if I go to CMU and not get funding there. ETH cons From what I researched there's not a lot of research in areas of computer vision/deep learning as compared to CMU. They are more inclined towards control and classical robotics, if I am not mistaken. Expensive city. (but still the total cost-of-attendance is much lower than CMU) I had several questions I couldn't find answers to. Are there any chances of a Research Assistantship at ETH that could pay my cost-of-attendance? What are the chances of PhD in well-reputed universities/research groups and job opportunities at both places? From where would it be easier to get a PhD/research post at the lab of my choice after completing MS? Will ETH be stronger on the theoretical basis standpoint and CMU on the practical standpoint respectively? Will there be a balance of both or will one university offer a better balance than the other? I personally have the impression that CMU will focus more on the engineering aspect and how to build solutions and on the other hand, ETH will be deeper into the theoretical aspects and less so into the implementation parts. What are your thoughts? Will the election of Trump affect foreign students in terms of the flow of funding, etc? Or are those things entirely in the hands of the university? Has anyone have had any experiences with ProdigyFinance? Good or Bad? It would be great to know about pros and cons I should consider and have missed (in the above list) or any misconceptions I have about the two universities (from the above). Both being top universities I am finding it extremely difficult to separate the two offers and I would love to hear your thoughts on the same. Thanks.
  2. Hey Guys! I have applied to the following unis for a masters in computer science for fall 2019: 1. ETH Zurich 2. University of Waterloo 3. University of British Columbia 4. McGill University My profile is as follows: 1. GPA 3.7/4 (BSc Computer Science from University of Bahrain, best in my country) 2. GRE: 166Q 160V 4.5AWA 3. IELTS: 8.5 4. A senior project on facial recognition using deep learning 5. A year of relevant work experience that includes developing websites and web apps, and teaching robotics and programming to kids. *No publications or significant research experience (except for a term paper and a few other projects done as part of my bachelor) Given the information, what do you guys think are my chances? I was pretty confident when applying, but pretty nervous now. Anybody who's been admitted into any of these programs, what do you think about my chances? Any information is appreciated :) Thanks in advance!
  3. Hi, I applied for the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme along with a MSc Physics application and I thought it might be useful to open a thread to talk about the admission results and interviews. Until now, I still have not heard from both the scholarship and the study program. Has anyobody already heard from them or gotten an interview for the ESOP scholarship, yet, or knows when the interviews will take place?
  4. Has anybody who applied at ETH Zurich bolonga period got any reply from university about when they will roll out results?
  5. Have anyone heard about the decision of Admissions Committee of the Master in Comparative and International Studies ate ETH Zürich? Anxious....
  6. Did anyone get an answer by email? positive or negative
  7. Has anybody (or anybody you know of) heard back from ETH Zurich for Msc. in BME? They're supposed to send out decisions before March 15th, but I see that a lot of other branches have received theirs already, so I was wondering.
  8. Hello! I have applied to the esop and master scholarship at eth zürich and now I am waiting for the results. I haven't had an interview until now and was wondering if there are other people who have applied too to the scholarships and have had or not an interview? What about the results? Do you know when the decisions will be released?
  9. Hello everyone! I am in a dilemma about applying to ETH Zurich for their Master's Program in Earth Sciences. This is my profile CGPA- 9.51 (on a 10 point scale) from India Undergrad course- Civil Engineering Toefl 114 GRE 314 (153 v, 161q, 4.5 awa) One publication in a journal, and one more which will shortly go under review in the next month or so. 2 relevant internships- one in Remote Sensing and the other one in Glaciology (at IISc, Bangalore) Final year internship will also be related to this field of study and research based. Editor in chief for the department's technical newsletter Heaps of co and extra curricular in the form of sports (captain of 2 college sports teams), technical activities in the department, etc. Please evaluate my profile in terms of the scores and academic background so that I can get a clearer understanding of what my prospects are. My biggest question is whether my GRE is enough? There isn't much of a guideline as to how the admission process works at ETH Zurich and what their criteria entails. Thank you!
  10. Hi everyone,I have recently received an email from ETH Zurich that they will offer me a position for their masters course, but I have been informed that they will contact me within six weeks with further details such as conditions. As I need to contact other Universities prior to that, I was wondering if people could share typical conditions they received such as to have an idea what is usually required. The reason for asking is that some Universities have offered me position with the condition of graduating before the start of September, while others ask for a specific grade.I would really appreciate any inside people can give me on this.Thank you in advance
  11. Hello! I have been admitted to the MSc Environmental engineering program in ETH Zurich. The application deadlines for all the Swiss government and ETH scholarships are already passed. I cannot afford to pay the whole tuition and living expenses on my own, so I am desperately in need of some financial aid. I am looking for any Swiss or Indian scholarships that are still accepting applications for courses that start in Fall 2016. Please help me out if you know any such organisations. Thank you
  12. Hi, I was lucky enough to get admission letters from the University of Toronto (CS), Oxford (CS), Cambridge (ENG) and ETH Zurich (ENG). All are fully funded. I am confused as hell! Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages and the rankings for each of them is not consistent (Ex. Oxford is 3rd in QS Ranking but 7th in Times). My heart is with Oxford (CS) but please let me know if and why you think it is not a good choice. PS: I also have an option to wait for one year and take GRE exam to try my chance in US (but I feel my chances are not high).
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