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In a dilemma about applying
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Hello folks,
I am currently confused about applying to masters programs in Computer science.
My initial plan was to pick universities with strong research going on in visual computing, all over the world. Having realized that my profile might not be strong enough for this I've decided to only apply to German universities because at least then I'll get to do research as I've heard the quality of German universities is pretty even. Part of the allure is also the lack of tuition fees at German universities.

What do you guys think? Any advice, thoughts etc..?
12-06-2017 02:10 AM
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German universities aren't bad at all, and some of them are amongst the best in the world. If you like a program, I'd say don't hesitate in applying to them.

Go through the Europe admissions forum here for more pointers.

1) Please mention as many details as possible about your academics, research and work-ex, in terms of projects worked on, technologies used, roles/responsibilities handled, papers published/presented, awards/honors obtained, etc. All those have to be put in the misc details section of your UniSearch profile if you expect any help on Edulix. Also, before requesting for profile evaluations, please go through this excellent post.

2) Please take some time out to read these three threads in their entirety. PLEASE do that before asking questions about universities from a comparison perspective, or jobs, or coursework, or H-1B visas, or "placements", irrespective of which univ/department/program/major you're applying to.

I love to read, and then I regurgitate. I write - a lot - as my posts here and on other outlets would show. I do not make apologies for what I write (and how long it is). I do not sugarcoat things either. I don't tolerate vague questions, for any reasons - ignorance arising out of an inability to locate information when the necessary tools to do so (i.e. the internet, libraries, university websites, other forums/bulletin boards, etc.) are readily available, is not any kind of an acceptable excuse.

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12-06-2017 05:53 AM
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Thinking a little bit more, I am also concerned about not applying to enough universities. I want to land an admit this time and I am worried my strategy of only applying to German universities might backfire. Do I make sense?
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Yeah. With applications, regardless of the country you're applying to, there are no guarantees as such. If you want to hedge your bets, apply to some US schools - I'm saying this not to suggest that it's easier to get into US schools in general as compared to European ones, but just because there is a high number of schools here in the US to begin with, you might get into a few here if you apply smartly.

1) Please mention as many details as possible about your academics, research and work-ex, in terms of projects worked on, technologies used, roles/responsibilities handled, papers published/presented, awards/honors obtained, etc. All those have to be put in the misc details section of your UniSearch profile if you expect any help on Edulix. Also, before requesting for profile evaluations, please go through this excellent post.

2) Please take some time out to read these three threads in their entirety. PLEASE do that before asking questions about universities from a comparison perspective, or jobs, or coursework, or H-1B visas, or "placements", irrespective of which univ/department/program/major you're applying to.

I love to read, and then I regurgitate. I write - a lot - as my posts here and on other outlets would show. I do not make apologies for what I write (and how long it is). I do not sugarcoat things either. I don't tolerate vague questions, for any reasons - ignorance arising out of an inability to locate information when the necessary tools to do so (i.e. the internet, libraries, university websites, other forums/bulletin boards, etc.) are readily available, is not any kind of an acceptable excuse.

"Don't be daft." - Ancalagon The Black

"With the exchange rate where it is now, it should be a strong deterrent against picking a slightly better program for a lot more tuition fees." - coolguru
12-07-2017 12:55 AM
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