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05-10-2014, 15:04   #16
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I was sure I had failed the GAMSAT so you never know. Yeah, 2 years. I told them to revise their loan page to state this fact for the coming years but it probably fell on deaf ears. Yeah its a great course, just so much work. Good luck with your endeavours...
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05-02-2015, 18:44   #17
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Hi everyone! Hope you're all enjoying the course I'm hoping to go to UL this coming Sept on the results I got in the UK Gamsat last yr. I'm just wondering about the scholarship. Do you have to have secured and paid the first instalment of the loan before starting the course? What happens then if you are awarded the scholarship, does it go towards paying the first instalment back and can you then cancel the loan? Just wondering how it all works 😊 Thanks!
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09-02-2015, 08:51   #18
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Hi everyone! Hope you're all enjoying the course I'm hoping to go to UL this coming Sept on the results I got in the UK Gamsat last yr. I'm just wondering about the scholarship. Do you have to have secured and paid the first instalment of the loan before starting the course? What happens then if you are awarded the scholarship, does it go towards paying the first instalment back and can you then cancel the loan? Just wondering how it all works 😊 Thanks!
Ballet, no you don't have to pay anything! It seems crazy but you don't. Although you don't find out if you have got the scholarship until between Oct and Nov...
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09-02-2015, 21:42   #19
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Ballet, no you don't have to pay anything! It seems crazy but you don't. Although you don't find out if you have got the scholarship until between Oct and Nov...
Thanks Terrance! That's good to know. So you don't have to pay anything before you enrol? Do you still have to have a loan secured? Sorry for all the questions, it's all a bit confusing! ☺️ Well done to you on getting it, hope you're enjoying the course so far!
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18-02-2015, 01:25   #20
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Hi Guys, i plan on sitting my gamsat next yr as im in my second last yr of my undergrad.
Terrance tell me if you could , I know the scholarship covers fees but does it covers accommodation too or what ? i see it says a substantial amount for living expenses ?
I am currently a access student in DCU so id say id be fine
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08-05-2015, 00:02   #21
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Guys UL only hand out one or two of these scholarships per year so roughly 1-2% of students get one. Please don't factor it in to your choice of medical school!
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08-05-2015, 06:39   #22
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Guys UL only hand out one or two of these scholarships per year so roughly 1-2% of students get one. Please don't factor it in to your choice of medical school!
Where did you find this out? Any idea what the typical candidate profile is like? Thanks

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08-05-2015, 10:42   #23
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Thats funny i just emailed the GEM proggramme scholarship officer here is her reply :
Hi Karl,

Thank you for your enquiry regarding scholarships.

The Graduate Entry Medical School offers all applicants via the CAO an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. It is processed through two phases of application and each year to date there have been approximately ten scholarships awarded. However, the funding is being reduced and this will most likely reflect in the number of scholarships granted being reduced in the future unless we receive more funding in this regard.

I hope this answers your query.

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08-05-2015, 10:42   #24
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They give out 10 yearly !!!!
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11-05-2015, 08:17   #25
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Thats funny i just emailed the GEM proggramme scholarship officer here is her reply :
Hi Karl,

Thank you for your enquiry regarding scholarships.

The Graduate Entry Medical School offers all applicants via the CAO an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. It is processed through two phases of application and each year to date there have been approximately ten scholarships awarded. However, the funding is being reduced and this will most likely reflect in the number of scholarships granted being reduced in the future unless we receive more funding in this regard.

I hope this answers your query.

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Does that not mean approximately 10 in total as in since the scholarship commenced?
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11-05-2015, 08:42   #26
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10 a year except one year when funding went down and it was 8 in the first yr but after that first yrnot has been ten yearly .
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This is correct. And it's true you won't find out if you're successful until some weeks after you start in UL. You wouldn't want to bank on it.
Then how do the fees work? Do you pay the first installment of fees and then if you get the scholarship they refund you that amount or do you pay nothing and wait until you hear an answer about the scholarship?
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Then how do the fees work? Do you pay the first installment of fees and then if you get the scholarship they refund you that amount or do you pay nothing and wait until you hear an answer about the scholarship?
If you are banking on the scholarship do not pay fees until after you hear if you do or don't have it. You could pay your fees at the end of first year and it will not make a difference!
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17-12-2017, 23:40   #29
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If you are banking on the scholarship do not pay fees until after you hear if you do or don't have it. You could pay your fees at the end of first year and it will not make a difference!
thanks for the reply! are you sure about that? I thought you have to be a registered student in order to get the scholarship and in order to be registered you have to pay the fees? Im probably wrong though. Are you speaking from experience?
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Is there anyone who got the scholarship recently who could tell me when they found out they got it? was it before starting the course or after?
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