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Mar10-12, 08:44 AM
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Quote Quote by mr. vodka View Post
Thank you.

I'm currently attending KU Leuven in Belgium.

Why are you asking? :) Connected to our PSI offers?
Cool, thanks! If I'm not mistaken, Micromass is there too!

Well, I like Physics. I also applied to study in Germany (Leipzig) and wanted to know if things worked out for people who applied outside of Europe. I know for a fact that Dutch, German and Belgian undergraduate degrees (at least, in maths and physics) are more advanced than their American counterparts but of the 2-3 I've seen on physicsgre.com and mathematicsgre.com, most were not very accessible with applications in the States. And I wanted to know why! I was talking about it with a friend and we agreed upon one thing: the grading system. A 1.8 in Germany is a big thing. It's closer to a 3.8 than to a 3.2 GPA, I'd think...I suppose things like that raise a few alarms...

I don't know any Dutch, so if I were to go to Belgium (or at the very least, apply there - grades are average but hoping that I make it in somewhere), I wouldn't apply to the Flemish side (obviously). You know anything about Physics departments on the French side? There's only a handful of them...