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wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 04:21 AM
As soon as the mail comes (fucking mailmen suck), I will find out what I am going to be studying. Huzzah!

It's pretty certain that I'll be getting into one of my first two choices, since my mediocre grades were high enough to qualify for those courses.

So the suspense is on. People feel free to share what they applied for/are studying/where they are studying/ www.myspace.com/dtoxrockers.com /whatever

Preocupado
07-28-2006, 04:30 AM
I'm applying for two things: First period of training with real people and a job at the health secretariat, collecting data on poor families's babies development. I'm hoping to get the first one because i don't feel like spending 40 hours/week interacting with drooling babies again.

Italia311
07-28-2006, 04:33 AM
Well when my highschool (a catholic one, uniform and the whole bit) asked me not to return for OAC ("ontario academic credit"<-- need this level to get into university, you do an extra year after grade 12, it no longer exists) I went to college and just took General Arts and Science because I only really cared about getting into university. I took History and Philosophy coursed mostly. Graduate and I applied to 3 Universities...Ottawa University, University of Toronto and McMaster University.

I had a short Stint at Brock University (shitty school). After all said and done, I ended up at McMaster University doing a double major in Geography and Environmental Science. WOO! 2 yrs left.

I was pretty nervous waiting for the answer but, I was confident that I'd get in since I had a college diploma and had been studying at a University already.

Tizzalicious
07-28-2006, 04:33 AM
The mail is slooow! In hope you'll hear something soon!

I'm currently waiting for my exam results, they can be here any day now. But I'm sure I failed anyway, so it'll do is make me feel like shit because then I'll be REALLY sure I failed, so I'm not looking forward to getting the letter as much as I would be if I had the slightest hope I'd have passed.

Izie
07-28-2006, 04:47 AM
Waiting for mail is awful. H8.

Good luck mailman Per!

SaiKYoU
07-28-2006, 04:53 AM
i'm actually studing [Telecomunication Engineer - Electronic System] maybe it's a weird translation... it was my first year and i've passed 25% of this year's credits... what's more than i expected :S an stil waiting for september exams...
And about waiting, well, i applied just 4 1 thing, cause i knew i wanted to do it and i knew i was gonna be acepted...

Nina
07-28-2006, 05:12 AM
Good luck!

I've applied for Psychology in the following universities:

Mainz
Frankfurt
Gießen
Köln
Bonn

AND I applied for waiting semesters and even have the option of picking any other university in Germany in case none of the above accepts me.

I'll know in mid August, can't say I'm fond of that.

Honestly? I think Mainz will accept me. It's the closest to me, I have a brother who studies there, and another who studies in Gießen, and they look at those things for sure because I'd have to receive more money from the state if they send me to a university that's further away, and obviously they dont want that.

wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 05:17 AM
Yeah I applied for that waiting thing too! Or the Danish equivalent.

and btw, I am not surprised AT ALL that you chose psychology :p Where would you prefer to study? I mean geographically speaking. Or just where would you prefer to study overall?

I forgot to mention what I applied for. I could only choose 8 so it was in this order.

1. Social Science Basis International (at Roskilde)
2. Humaniora Basis International (Roskilde)
3. Philosophy (Odense)
4. Political/Social Science (Odense)
5. Social Science (Odense)
6. Social Science Basis (Roskilde)
7. Humaniora Basis (Roskilde)
8. Eskimology (Copenhagen)

Little_Miss_1565
07-28-2006, 05:20 AM
Wow, the communists dont' get to choose what they're going to study? ;)

wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 05:22 AM
You're an American university student. You must know that all Professors are communists, part of the militant branch of the CP-USA.

Tizzalicious
07-28-2006, 05:23 AM
I hope you end up with Eskimology, so we can have hawt sex in an iglo sometime.

Nina
07-28-2006, 05:28 AM
Per, I dont think I understood this fully... you applied for different majors at different universities? Because I see Social Science, Politics, Philosophy and Eskimology (which I dont know of). It does make sense but it's weird to me because not a lot of people in Germany do that. There's usually one major you choose, and then you apply for it at different unis. If that major happens to be Medicine, Phychology, Theology and a couple other things, you CAN'T apply for other majors in other universities.

And to answer your question...Mainz is the closest, so I definitely want to go to Mainz. No question. It's also a money thing...they didn't rise the fees in Mainz yet (it's gonna happen next year), so I will basically save at least 1000€. Another thing is that there is a high chance for me to move in with a friend of mine who already studies in Mainz. I would have the possibilty to take things easy because I dont HAVE to move to study in Mainz (which wouldnt be the case anywhere else, except Frankfurt).

HornyPope
07-28-2006, 05:41 AM
I think my cousin wanted to study in Gottenburg.

Edit: I mean Goettingen. Damn Germans and their Thunder-ten-tronckh cities.

Sin Studly
07-28-2006, 05:48 AM
Waiting for mail is awful. H8.

Especially when postal employees are all incompetant fuckwits.

wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 05:48 AM
Per, I dont think I understood this fully... you applied for different majors at different universities? Because I see Social Science, Politics, Philosophy and Eskimology (which I dont know of). It does make sense but it's weird to me because not a lot of people in Germany do that. There's usually one major you choose, and then you apply for it at different unis. If that major happens to be Medicine, Phychology, Theology and a couple other things, you CAN'T apply for other majors in other universities.

And to answer your question...Mainz is the closest, so I definitely want to go to Mainz. No question. It's also a money thing...they didn't rise the fees in Mainz yet (it's gonna happen next year), so I will basically save at least 1000€. Another thing is that there is a high chance for me to move in with a friend of mine who already studies in Mainz. I would have the possibilty to take things easy because I dont HAVE to move to study in Mainz (which wouldnt be the case anywhere else, except Frankfurt).
You can do that in Denmark. But you got to remember, we are a MUCH smaller country than you. And I didn't want to study anywhere on the peninsula: I don't feel comfortable in that part really. So I applied for the 3 university cities outside of that area. And Eskimology is more of a joke. It only exists in Denmark because of our former colonies I guess. And I didn't apply much inside Copenhagen because that's where everyone wants to study, so to get into those classes you need to have a higher average than in other places around the country.

And christ 1000 euros is a lot to save!

wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 05:49 AM
Justin, technically I'm hired through a temp agency. And in a socialist nation like Denmark, I actually have better working conditions than most Post Denmark employees. LOL

Nina
07-28-2006, 05:54 AM
Yeah, that's what I thought. Denmark is really small so it's not as unfair to only give the students a couple weeks to move than it is for Germans. If I was really to move far away because no other university accepts me I'd be ffuuccckkeed.

And I KNOW, so much money for nothing. I hate people. I know you pay a lot in countries like the US, but Germany has always been different. Now my time has come and I have to pay 700€ a semester...studying in the same building with people who only pay 180€ a semester. Life is unfair.

wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 05:57 AM
Is it because for your year, you have to pay 700? While the previous year only has to pay 180?

And housing in Denmark is difficult. Or well Copenhagen. So actually it would be much easier to get my own apartment in Odense than here. (Roskilde is just outside of Copenhagen. So I won't move if I get accepted there.) But Copenhagen is a mess. The only apartments they build are luxury apartments that cost several million crowns to buy. And that just doesn't make sense. There aren't that many rich people here.

Nina
07-28-2006, 06:02 AM
Finding a place is a difficult thing in general. I'd never move to a dorm because I've only heard horrible things (my brother lives in a dorm, as do a lot of my friends).
About Copenhagen...maybe they are in the process of making it a rich city, building expensive houses so the rich will move there? Okay that doesnt make much sense, forget it.

So...when will the mail come? Does take forever it seems.

And it's basically the fees that haven been risen yet, and the people who already study dont have to pay more, unless they start to study a different subject.

HornyPope
07-28-2006, 06:06 AM
Moving for school is one thing I never used to understand because we have four Unis in the cities, including two top ones in the country, so everyone settled on a choice in a city. Plus it's cheaper than going abroad, or inter-provincial.

/ I WANT TO BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION TOO

wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 06:12 AM
That's quite a violent jump.

Anyways the mail just came. I've been accepted into my first choice of education, on one contingency. For the month of August I have to take 100 hours of math and pass an exam.

Vlad, this conversations for edumacated folks. git lost!

Nina
07-28-2006, 06:16 AM
VLAD CAN'T BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION
NAAAH NAAAH NAAH NAAAAH NAAAAAAAAAAAAH.
I mean... I've never been to Göttigen. :P

Congrats to Per! But the part about Math is horrible, haha.

Tizzalicious
07-28-2006, 06:17 AM
Awesome, congrats! And good luck on the maths, that kinda sucks though, but hey!

wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 06:27 AM
We have to talk about the math thing Maartje. Because it will be all the days of the week Monday-Friday. 9-16.00. All of August. So life might be kind of boringface for you. :/ You still want to be here? Because I will have lots of homework too.

H1T_That
07-28-2006, 06:28 AM
Well done man. :)

Tizzalicious
07-28-2006, 06:30 AM
We have to talk about the math thing Maartje. Because it will be all the days of the week Monday-Friday. 9-16.00. All of August. So life might be kind of boringface for you. :/ You still want to be here? Because I will have lots of homework too.

Oh crap, that sucks. I do still want to be there, not being there at all would be even worse! I'm sure I can find a way to entertain myself while you're studying. (I get money on the 12th ;))

wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 06:34 AM
The good news, I am eligible for SU this month.

HornyPope
07-28-2006, 06:38 AM
I mean... I've never been to Göttigen. :P


Oh yeah? Well I have.

PWNED.

Tizzalicious
07-28-2006, 06:40 AM
The good news, I am eligible for SU this month.

That isssssss good news. Especially with those books you had to pay. Awesome.

HornyPope
07-28-2006, 06:56 AM
And to wrestle away the sphectre from the Euros to the Americas for a sec (more like Canadians, but it's okay we'll let Americans participate too), you guys ever seen those "McGill- Canada's Harvard" shirts?
I think it was Skrach's GIRLFRIEND (whom he has SEX with) who told me the anecdote, or maybe it was GIRLFRIEND's friend (with whom skratch doesn't have SEX with, because he already has a GIRLFRIEND to SEX up) that she's seen the shirt carry the slogan inversely: "Harvard- America's McGill".

I thought it was clever.

Izie
07-28-2006, 06:57 AM
Weeeo congrats on the uni!

Good luck with the math though :p I forget, were you good or bad at it?

killer_queen
07-28-2006, 06:59 AM
This whole conversation about university makes me jealous since I couldn't get in. Now I'm just trying to get in a good conservatory. I don't know if it's a smart move or not.

Anyway, congratulations.

wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 07:05 AM
Weeeo congrats on the uni!

Good luck with the math though :p I forget, were you good or bad at it?
I was good at it, 4 years ago. Let's hope that hasn't changed!

Izie
07-28-2006, 07:27 AM
I wouldn't worry much, it's not like you can lose the skill. Just might take practise ;)

PsychoticAndInsomniac
07-28-2006, 07:36 AM
I study a double degree - Law + Business administration - in a public university 15 min. away from home. With regards to the waiting thing, Law was my first choice, but I also applied for Hispanic Philology and Political Science.

wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 08:48 AM
I wouldn't worry much, it's not like you can lose the skill. Just might take practise ;)
*practice. I have 100 hours to catch up and learn a year more. I'm pretty sure I can do it.

Psycho, what is philology? I used to know. But now I am intoxicated and have lost my memory.

Endymion
07-28-2006, 08:55 AM
lucky asshole being *forced* into 100 hours of math. i'm lucky to find 20 hours a month for studying math.

PsychoticAndInsomniac
07-28-2006, 09:34 AM
Psycho, what is philology? I used to know. But now I am intoxicated and have lost my memory.

The study of a language and its literature, as far as I know. Some unis here also include culture-related subjects, especially when it comes to foreign languages, but I'm not sure if that could be considered 'philology' as well.

Sunny
07-28-2006, 09:49 AM
8. Eskimology (Copenhagen)


o_O


wait wait wait. is eskimology what i think it is? and if so, why did you apply for it?

wheelchairman
07-28-2006, 09:55 AM
The study of eskimos. And it was mostly as a joke. And it could be interesting.

Yatesy
07-28-2006, 09:56 AM
I've deferred my place at UCLAN (Preston) to do Journalism. However, due to the massive potential debt I'll be in (It'll be at least £9000 at the end of it all, that's excluding loans) I might not bother with it.

adRi
07-28-2006, 03:08 PM
I study a double degree - Law + Business administration - in a public university 15 min. away from home. With regards to the waiting thing, Law was my first choice, but I also applied for Hispanic Philology and Political Science.

Ana I'll pay for your services to demand Santiago's law faculty, because its walls have hurt my arm one day!

I'm gonna study computer engineering

ermdevi@tion
07-28-2006, 03:59 PM
Well done on getting in. I've recently been accepted to study Economics, Politics and Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.

One question though (which may sound extremely dumb - but I've never heard anything like it), what does "Basis International" in the course name mean?

wheelchairman
07-29-2006, 08:32 AM
International just means it's taught in English. And basis means it's a combination of courses. I've been awake for 36 hours, and have only been sober for the past 5. So I can't remember which ones.