Greetings! Maybe a silly little question but here goes. Suppose that a couple that are both in the same department and are about to finish their studies at about the same time and both want to apply for some postgraduate program at the same department (or at least the same town/city). Is it possible, and/or common for a grad school to accept both applicants? What happens generally in such occasions? Well ok, let's get more specific. There is a girl and we are really into each other for 3 years+ now, both from a EU country. It would be cool if we could continue our studies together (preferably abroad). Our interests are not that unrelated but we are probably going to end at different groups(she is more into signal processing and computer architectures while I'm more into computer networks, telecoms and smart grid. We work great together!) She may or may not be able to afford not getting a scholarship, but I'm DEFINITELY going to need one that also addresses at least some of the living expenses. We are both pretty good students (our marks are >8.75 which should translate to GPA>3.5) and are probably going to get good marks on GRE and TOEFL as well as good referals. We plan to leave for studies late summer 2013. Yeah I might sound as a romantic type, but we are both prepared if it doesn't happen and we are both grown ups to deal with that. It would still be so cool though if it could happen! So what do you suggest we do, where to start? Thanks!