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Schools International Physics Studies Program (IPSP) University of Leipzig program review?

Hey Manik thanks... actually I did like other students.i had booked my visa date way early. Infact today was my visa interview.it went well.so now just I need to wait for stamping. Hope to see you too!!
 
In which university did you do your bachelor's..?
Hello Gargi. It seems that we are from the same country. A problem that we all face here is with the visa application process. The problem is with the availability of appointment slots for visa interviews. I applied for this program quite early, and received my letter of admission on the 22nd of May. Despite of that, on the first of June, when I tried to book a visa appointment, I found out that the earliest available slot was on September 13! It seems that a large portion of applicants book appointments without receiving their admission letters, and most of them never cancel even if their plans change! I was really not expecting that. Immediately, I emailed the university, requesting them to allow me to enrol at a later date in case my visa does not arrive on time. They responded, saying that I cannot enrol after October 12. After that, I spent days, trying to reschedule my appointment, but it seems that very few people cancel their slots, so that I could reschedule to one of those slots. After refreshing hundreds of times over a few weeks, I finally found an empty slot on June 25. On July 20, I got my visa. I believe that I got lucky, in that I happened to check for slots at just the right moment. I have come across people who have had to stay back because of this. Be careful with the visa application process. Book a slot asap, if you haven't already. Good luck. I hope to see you in Leipzig.
 
If it was okay sending the SAT screenshot, why did you send the score through CollegeBoard?
I sent it as a precaution
 
did anyone get the admission letter from Almaweb the application was submitted on 6. June. 2018 and started on 25. Jun. 2018?
 
did anyone get the admission letter from Almaweb the application was submitted on 6. June. 2018 and started on 25. Jun. 2018?
Nothing yet. Mine was received at the uni on the 31th of July! Only says that it's "received" when I look at the status.
 
Same here! I guess they have vacations now so they are bit slow
Some weeks ago I read on the website that the deadline for admission letters is the 25th of this month. So we will (hopefully) hear from them before that. If everything goes right, we have over a month of time to pack and prepare! So let's try to wait patiently.
 
Some weeks ago I read on the website that the deadline for admission letters is the 25th of this month. So we will (hopefully) hear from them before that. If everything goes right, we have over a month of time to pack and prepare! So let's try to wait patiently.
I hope so! There is also the closed account procedures.. i can't start them before having the acceptance letter!
 
I hope so! There is also the closed account procedures.. i can't start them before having the acceptance letter!
Indeed! The worst is that we can't apply for the apartments before we get the letter of admission.. I'm kinda nervous that all the best apartments are already taken by the time we can apply for them. But we gotta stay positive!
 
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I hope so! There is also the closed account procedures.. i can't start them before having the acceptance letter!
Since there are no German banks in my country, I took my chances and went with Fintiba. Crossing fingers.
 
Since there are no German banks in my country, I took my chances and went with Fintiba. Crossing fingers.
Don't worry! Fintiba is really safe and good. I have used it too. I also know some seniors in Germany who have used it. There is nothing to worry about it.
 
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Don't worry! Fintiba is really safe and good. I have used it too. I also know some seniors in Germany who have used it. There is nothing to worry about it.
That's a relief. Thanks for sharing your experience. I just passed the interview in the embassy. So far so good.
 
Since there are no German banks in my country, I took my chances and went with Fintiba. Crossing fingers.
I will use it too! Since we don't have german banks here too.
 
By the way, how are you able to read the almaweb website? Isn't it written in German?
 
Did any of you heard from the university yet? The one's who still haven't got their acceptance latter.
 
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Have you messaged them to know what's going on?
Yes i had. Earlier this month and they replied that it's still being processed so i have to wait still for a while.
 
Hello everyone,

I have received an offer to study Bachelor in IPSP on 25th July 2018. I am yet to apply for a National Student visa and also yet to apply for accommodation at Student Residences Leipzig University.

I am presently 30 years old. Well, what I wanted to study is pure Mathematics in a rigorous manner because that comes in handy during research programmes in most quantitative disciplines.
Now, I couldn't find a Public German University offering Bachelor in Mathematics programme entirely in English. There was one private University (Jacobs University in Bremen) which charges hefty tuition fees per year. So, the closest degree programme that I know is this IPSP Programme. Although it is based on Physics, what I have come to know is that in its first year/second year, the focus is mostly on Mathematics or in Mathematical Physics. Please, correct me if I am wrong.

So, now what I would like to know, have there been students in previous batches who enrolled in the IPSP Programme at Leipzig University in their late 20s or in early 30s?
I had studied Engineering Physics back in my engineering days but it has been a few years back and I am not even in touch with those course contents. So, how difficult is the IPSP Programme in the first couple of years of study? Are there any lecture videos of the Physics course in Youtube or any such study materials publicly available?
Typically, what is the class strength of the first year of the IPSP Programme?


Now, is the three year Bachelor Degree Programme at a German University recognized by US Universities for its Ph.D. programme in allied disciplines? Or, do I need to separately pursue Masters degree first?
Alternatively, regarding employment, can Non-EU candidates seek employment based on a Bachelor degree in any parts of Germany or will my age be an issue?

Regarding the Visa Application Process, while trying to book an appointment via VFS, if I choose Category as National Visa and Sub-category as Study, then it shows appointment in Late August'18. But if I choose the sub-category as "Bachelor Studies with Unconditional Offers" it shows no appointment dates. So, then should I go with "Study option" for the Sub-category?

Is Accommodation still available in Student Residences at Leipzig University? Do I need to show accommodation proof during Visa application?
Is Apostille required for documents during Visa application or notarized photocopies will be sufficient for submission?
Do I need to open a Blocked A/c before Visa application or will it be sufficient to show bank statements and open Blocked A/c while in Germany?
Is it mandatory to buy travel health insurance or can I do that also in Germany?


Since I will be going for studying a second Bachelor programme, is there any possibility of my Visa being rejected?
 
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Did any of you heard from the university yet? The one's who still haven't got their acceptance latter.
Nothing yet here either Ahmed. Let's hope that they will get back to us before the 25th of this month. Really tempted to book the flights right now but since the admission is not secured, I don't think it's a smart move. But goddamn, it's been almost two months now since I started this process and it's already the end of August! They better hurry up or we won't be able to find good flights and apartments!
 
Hey guys, I was admitted about two hours ago. I'll apply for the apartments tomorrow.
 
Hello Gargi. It seems that we are from the same country. A problem that we all face here is with the visa application process. The problem is with the availability of appointment slots for visa interviews. I applied for this program quite early, and received my letter of admission on the 22nd of May. Despite of that, on the first of June, when I tried to book a visa appointment, I found out that the earliest available slot was on September 13! It seems that a large portion of applicants book appointments without receiving their admission letters, and most of them never cancel even if their plans change! I was really not expecting that. Immediately, I emailed the university, requesting them to allow me to enrol at a later date in case my visa does not arrive on time. They responded, saying that I cannot enrol after October 12. After that, I spent days, trying to reschedule my appointment, but it seems that very few people cancel their slots, so that I could reschedule to one of those slots. After refreshing hundreds of times over a few weeks, I finally found an empty slot on June 25. On July 20, I got my visa. I believe that I got lucky, in that I happened to check for slots at just the right moment. I have come across people who have had to stay back because of this. Be careful with the visa application process. Book a slot asap, if you haven't already. Good luck. I hope to see you in Leipzig.

Hello everyone,

I am from India and have received an offer to study Bachelor in IPSP on 25th July 2018. I am yet to apply for a National Student visa and also yet to apply for accommodation at Student Residences Leipzig University.

So, now what I would like to know, have there been students in previous batches who enrolled in the IPSP Programme at Leipzig University in their late 20s or in early 30s?
I had studied Engineering Physics back in my engineering days but it has been a few years back and I am not even in touch with those course contents. So, how difficult is the IPSP Programme in the first couple of years of study? Are there any lecture videos of the Physics course in Youtube or any such study materials publicly available?
Typically, what is the class strength of the first year of the IPSP Programme?


Now, is the three year Bachelor Degree Programme at a German University recognized by US Universities for its Ph.D. programme in allied disciplines? Or, do I need to separately pursue Masters degree first?
Alternatively, regarding employment, can Non-EU candidates seek employment based on a Bachelor degree in any parts of Germany or will my age be an issue?

Regarding the Visa Application Process, while trying to book an appointment via VFS, if I choose Category as National Visa and Sub-category as Study, then it shows appointment in Late August'18. But if I choose the sub-category as "Bachelor Studies with Unconditional Offers" it shows no appointment dates. So, then should I go with "Study option" for the Sub-category?

Is Accommodation still available in Student Residences at Leipzig University? Do I need to show accommodation proof during Visa application?
Is Apostille required for documents during Visa application or notarized photocopies will be sufficient for submission?
Do I need to open a Blocked A/c before Visa application or will it be sufficient to show bank statements and open Blocked A/c while in Germany?
Is it mandatory to buy travel health insurance or can I do that also in Germany?


Since I will be going for studying a second Bachelor programme, is there any possibility of my Visa being rejected?

Please reply back soon.
 
Hey people, I got into this program, and I know this isn't physics related, but one of the things that has been stressing me out was that I've been wondering what the attitude towards LGBTQ+ people is in Leipzig... its one of the things that I've been most hesitant about. I'm from a very liberal part of Canada and I'm just kind of concerned about the change of environment. If anyone knows anything about this or has any additional information I'd really appreciate it. Hope to see you all in October!
 

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