Jump to content

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, TofinoGal said:

Have you received a funding offer from UBC yet? I received the email on the 3rd, but still haven't received any details or a funding offer. 

I was offered 12k for the 1st year and an additional 8k for the 2nd based on academic performance. I got the initial acceptance email on March 1st but the scholarship info didn't come until the 7th so your may still be on its way. I'm likely going to turn down the offer mainly because the program is still so much more expensive than the others even with that funding. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah me too, I'm calling tomorrow just to get 100 percent confirmation on what the details are. I'll post what I find out. I'd love to just ditch economics over the summer and focus on working full time and saving money instead. I've taken micro so I am hoping I can just take macro in the fall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi everyone. I got my official offer today from NPSIA and under Program Requirements it shows:
 

Program Requirements
Program Credits: 5.00
Weight:  
Additional Courses: 1.00 ECON 1000 ECON 1000 or an equivalent university level introductory micro- & macroeconomics (1.0 credit) with a grade of B- or better in each course must be completed by December 15, 2017.
Total Remaining Credits: 6.00
 

 

Does anyone else have the same thing? What does it mean by program credits? Do I have to take other courses?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, IR.Applicant said:

Hi everyone. I got my official offer today from NPSIA and under Program Requirements it shows:
 

Program Requirements
Program Credits: 5.00
Weight:  
Additional Courses: 1.00 ECON 1000 ECON 1000 or an equivalent university level introductory micro- & macroeconomics (1.0 credit) with a grade of B- or better in each course must be completed by December 15, 2017.
Total Remaining Credits: 6.00
 

 

Does anyone else have the same thing? What does it mean by program credits? Do I have to take other courses?

I have the same thing, so I'm assuming that means the credits for your first... year? Which would be full-time, 5 classes (half-credits) per semester? Does that sound right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, IR.Applicant said:

Hi everyone. I got my official offer today from NPSIA and under Program Requirements it shows:
 

Program Requirements
Program Credits: 5.00
Weight:  
Additional Courses: 1.00 ECON 1000 ECON 1000 or an equivalent university level introductory micro- & macroeconomics (1.0 credit) with a grade of B- or better in each course must be completed by December 15, 2017.
Total Remaining Credits: 6.00
 

 

Does anyone else have the same thing? What does it mean by program credits? Do I have to take other courses?

I think that means like the credits you need to graduate from NPSIA plus ECON. 

2

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey guys,

Long time lurker / first time poster.

Do you think I would be crazy to turn down a SSHRC scholarship for a normal MA program in favour of attending NPSIA (with 22,500 funding)???

Don't know what to do!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, YellsHeah said:

I have the same thing, so I'm assuming that means the credits for your first... year? Which would be full-time, 5 classes (half-credits) per semester? Does that sound right?

 

9 minutes ago, Hopeful2017 said:

 

Thank you. I almost had a freak out thinking I had to take additional courses, on top of the micro and macro econ.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Long time lurker, but am now officially freaked out enough to make a post. 

Tabbatha e-mailed me my unofficial NPSIA MA acceptance on Tuesday March 7th, but my Carleton portal hasn't updated with a specialization or funding, nor have I received an official offer. Is freaking out justified? I'm convinced I was accepted by accident. 

Edited by harmanationn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Which do you think is the best funding offer?  For some reason, my MPPA offer seems better than this NPSIA one. But they're still the same amount of money?

NPSIA 

Funding
Award Name: Domestic Entrance Masters
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $1000 $1000 $0 $2000
$ 2000.00
Award Name: Scholarship Departmental 2
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $1750 $1750 $0 $3500
2018/19 $1750 $1750 $0 $3500
$ 7000.00
Award Name: Teaching Assistants
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $2572 $2572 $0 $5144
2018/19 $2572 $2572 $0 $5144
$ 10288.00
Grand Total: $ 19288.00

 

 

MPPA 

 

Funding
Award Name: Scholarship Departmental
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2018/19 $3750 $3750 $0 $7500
$ 7500.00
Award Name: Scholarship Departmental
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $2500 $2500 $2500 $7500
$ 7500.00
Award Name: Scholarship Departmental
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $666.67 $666.67 $666.66 $2000
$ 2000.00
Award Name: Domestic Entrance Masters
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $1000 $1000 $0 $2000
$ 2000.00
Grand Total: $ 19000.00
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, harmanationn said:

Long time lurker, but am now officially freaked out enough to make a post. 

Tabbatha e-mailed me my unofficial NPSIA MA acceptance on Tuesday March 7th, but my Carleton portal hasn't updated with a specialization or funding, nor have I received an official offer. Is freaking out justified? I'm convinced I was accepted by accident. 

Definitely unjustified on the freak out. I also haven't gotten my offer yet - but the email said 5-8 business days and that gives until Friday. 

The wait deff sucks but if you got that email you are NOT a borderline candidate. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Hopeful2017 said:

Which do you think is the best funding offer?  For some reason, my MPPA offer seems better than this NPSIA one. But they're still the same amount of money?

NPSIA 

Funding
Award Name: Domestic Entrance Masters
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $1000 $1000 $0 $2000
$ 2000.00
Award Name: Scholarship Departmental 2
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $1750 $1750 $0 $3500
2018/19 $1750 $1750 $0 $3500
$ 7000.00
Award Name: Teaching Assistants
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $2572 $2572 $0 $5144
2018/19 $2572 $2572 $0 $5144
$ 10288.00
Grand Total: $ 19288.00

 

 

MPPA 

 

Funding
Award Name: Scholarship Departmental
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2018/19 $3750 $3750 $0 $7500
$ 7500.00
Award Name: Scholarship Departmental
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $2500 $2500 $2500 $7500
$ 7500.00
Award Name: Scholarship Departmental
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $666.67 $666.67 $666.66 $2000
$ 2000.00
Award Name: Domestic Entrance Masters
Year Fall Winter Summer Total
2017/18 $1000 $1000 $0 $2000
$ 2000.00
Grand Total: $ 19000.00
 

Honestly, it really comes down to which program you prefer and whether you want to TA or not. You're getting more free money with the MPPA, but if you like the idea of being a TA, then the NPSIA plan is better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, IR.Applicant said:

Hi everyone. I got my official offer today from NPSIA and under Program Requirements it shows:
 

Program Requirements
Program Credits: 5.00
Weight:  
Additional Courses: 1.00 ECON 1000 ECON 1000 or an equivalent university level introductory micro- & macroeconomics (1.0 credit) with a grade of B- or better in each course must be completed by December 15, 2017.
Total Remaining Credits: 6.00
 

 

Does anyone else have the same thing? What does it mean by program credits? Do I have to take other courses?

It shows the same for me too. I'm assuming as others pointed out, it is the courses in your first semester of the program.. You can always email Tabbatha!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Kaspara said:

Honestly, it really comes down to which program you prefer and whether you want to TA or not. You're getting more free money with the MPPA, but if you like the idea of being a TA, then the NPSIA plan is better.

Ugh such a hard call. I prefer NPSIA over the MPPA to be honest but I'd rather the latter's funding offer :( 

 

l hope GSPIA gives me a good offer this week and that will help make the decision a little easier.

Edited by Hopeful2017

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2017-01-15 at 10:53 AM, Norma955 said:

Hey guys! 

I am so glad I found this forum, as I have been keeping up with past forums regarding this topic. So let's just say you all gave me a heart attack - I am also applying to NPSIA, GSPIA, MUNK, Waterloo (Masters in Development Practice), and SIDGS (also ottawa). 

I have applied for SHHRC and OGS in most of these schools, which by the way is a very time consuming process but hopefully it will pay off! 

I've submitted the online portion of my applications but I haven't started my letter of intent yet because school and work have really been stressful, however I'm not too worried but based on what i have read on here, most of you guys have already submitted your application! 

Do you guys know what the committees looks for during the selection process? Specifically for NPSIA, MUNK, and GSPIA?

 

I look forward to your responses! 

Hi 

did you hear anything from SIDGS Ottawa u? Any update?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2017-03-03 at 9:11 PM, Norma955 said:

Guysss I am so torn, I have been awarded OGS at Carleton (Which most likely means I am getting into NPSIA), and an amazing funding package from the School of International Development and Global Studies (at UOTTAWA) and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). I have no idea what school I am going to accept, realistically speaking though the offer from SIDGS will leave me debt free. I literally have two weeks to decide :( This is so stressful! 

 

If I were to go with the SIDGS offer would I be limiting myself? Since the focus is on International Development, I am wondering the career prospects in this field an the co-op

Hi 

comgrats on your offers! I did apply for SIDGS but they told me offers will be sent out from end of March to end of June? Did you apply early?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2017-03-01 at 11:34 PM, Norma955 said:

Hey guys! I received another response today! From the School of International Development and Global Studies at UOttawa, they are offering me a $15,000 dollar scholarship and also a $18,000 Research/TAship... I am in absolute shock. I was already undecided between GSPIA and NPSIA and now my decision is even harder but this program is offering me the most money and I love the area of International development. Helppppp :(

Do u mind if I ask when did u apply for SIDGS? I did apply to their program but no update still under evaluation 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, unblinkingbleb said:

Hey guys,

Long time lurker / first time poster.

Do you think I would be crazy to turn down a SSHRC scholarship for a normal MA program in favour of attending NPSIA (with 22,500 funding)???

Don't know what to do!

If you applied for the MRP or thesis at NPSIA, the sshrc is portable, although that may depend on when you intend to write. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, harmanationn said:

Long time lurker, but am now officially freaked out enough to make a post. 

Tabbatha e-mailed me my unofficial NPSIA MA acceptance on Tuesday March 7th, but my Carleton portal hasn't updated with a specialization or funding, nor have I received an official offer. Is freaking out justified? I'm convinced I was accepted by accident. 

I'm in the same boat, same letter received on the same day for same program. I say just wait it out until Friday. It would have bee nicer to just receive a yes or no instead of maybe, but it is what it is. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it 21 business days from when you receive your letter of offer or just in general 21 days including weekends? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also, I found something weird on both funding offers for Carleton's MPPA and NPSIA. 

I have this listed for both programs  under the "view/accept/decline funding" link: 

2017/18

Domestic Entrance Masters

Offered

2,000.00

1,000.00

Pending

1,000.00

Pending

0.00

n/a

None

 
 

2017/18

Domestic Entrance Masters

Offered

2,000.00

1,000.00

Pending

1,000.00

Pending

0.00

n/a

None

 
 

2017/18

Scholarship Departmental

Offered

2,000.00

666.67

Pending

666.67

Pending

666.66

Pending

None

 
 

2017/18

Scholarship Departmental

Offered

7,500.00

2,500.00

Pending

2,500.00

Pending

2,500.00

Pending

None

 
 

2017/18

Scholarship Departmental 2

Offered

3,500.00

1,750.00

Pending

1,750.00

Pending

0.00

n/a

None

 
 

2017/18

Teaching Assistants

Offered

5,144.00

2,572.00

Pending

2,572.00

Pending

0.00

n/a

None

 

Which comes to 22,144 for both programs? It's weird because on my statement of standing, I only received 19k for the MPPA and 19,244 for NPSIA.

And for Carleton's MPPA on the statement of standing it doesn't show a TAship - but on the funding awards tab it does? ^ Can anyone help? If this is truly the amount of funding I'll be receiving, for NPSIA/MPPA, my decision will be a lot harder.  

Edited by Hopeful2017

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Hopeful2017 said:

Also, I found something weird on both funding offers for Carleton's MPPA and NPSIA. 

I have this listed for both programs  under the "view/accept/decline funding" link: 

2017/18

Domestic Entrance Masters

Offered

2,000.00

1,000.00

Pending

1,000.00

Pending

0.00

n/a

None

 
 

2017/18

Domestic Entrance Masters

Offered

2,000.00

1,000.00

Pending

1,000.00

Pending

0.00

n/a

None

 
 

2017/18

Scholarship Departmental

Offered

2,000.00

666.67

Pending

666.67

Pending

666.66

Pending

None

 
 

2017/18

Scholarship Departmental

Offered

7,500.00

2,500.00

Pending

2,500.00

Pending

2,500.00

Pending

None

 
 

2017/18

Scholarship Departmental 2

Offered

3,500.00

1,750.00

Pending

1,750.00

Pending

0.00

n/a

None

 
 

2017/18

Teaching Assistants

Offered

5,144.00

2,572.00

Pending

2,572.00

Pending

0.00

n/a

None

 

Which comes to 22,144 for both programs? It's weird because on my statement of standing, I only received 19k for the MPPA and 19,244 for NPSIA.

And for Carleton's MPPA on the statement of standing it doesn't show a TAship - but on the funding awards tab it does? ^ Can anyone help? If this is truly the amount of funding I'll be receiving, for NPSIA/MPPA, my decision will be a lot harder.  

I noticed an issue like this as well and emailed Tabbatha about it. Basically Awards and Funding:View/Accept/Decline Awards shows all Year 1 funding from all programs you've been accepted to at Carleton, mixed together. To see how much you get from the individual programs (i.e. how much you would actually receive in total if you were to accept NPSIA vs. MPPA), look instead at Statement of Standing:View/Accept/Decline Offer of Admission. This is where your funding is outlined, for both years of the program.

   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

14 hours ago, unblinkingbleb said:

Hey guys,

Long time lurker / first time poster.

Do you think I would be crazy to turn down a SSHRC scholarship for a normal MA program in favour of attending NPSIA (with 22,500 funding)???

Don't know what to do!

Congrats on getting SSHRC!!! When/how did you hear back? I applied to SSHRC but haven't heard back one way or the other. I did hear back from OGS UOttawa yesterday, so it seems they've at least started giving those offers out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Polici said:

Hi 

did you hear anything from SIDGS Ottawa u? Any update?

Yes! I was accepted there two weeks ago and I am currently trying to decide between NPSIA, SIDGS and GSPIA. Did you apply there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.