Postgraduate acceptance rates for International students in Physics/Mathematics related fields

K. A. Jacobson made this Freedom of Information request to University of Cambridge

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Dear University of Cambridge,
I would like the following information:
1) A list of the number of applications, offers and acceptances for Indian Nationals in every Masters/ PhD course in the field of physics, astrophysics, astronomy, mathematics and scientific computing. (including MASt/MMath) for the last 10 years.
2) A list of the total number of students from India currently (and for the last 10 years) enrolled in the programs and fields mentioned above, who are not citizens of the UK or who have not got their Undergraduate(Natural Sciences degree) from the university before, i.e. they are not British Indian.
3) Total number of Indian students who have applied and been offered admission in the MASt in Astrophysics course and received full or partial funding for the past 10 years (and if possible the source of the funding)
4) Acceptance rates(%) for Indian Nationals into the MASt in Astrophysics, MASt in Physics and PhD in Astronomy for the past 10 years.
5) Distribution gender and nationality wise of MASt in Astrophysics students in every college for the past 10 years.
6) Total number of women who were accepted into MASt in Astrophysics in the past 10 years.

I would appreciate proper figures/ numbers to percentages unless explicitly stated.
I hope to receive a response soon.

Thank You.

FOI, University of Cambridge

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information. Your reference number is given in the subject line of this email. We will respond on or before 27 November 2020.

Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [email address]

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FOI, University of Cambridge

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Further to your request for information, please find attached the University’s response.

Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [email address]

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Dear University of Cambridge,

Thank you for replying.
I however do not understand the reason for not providing answers to Questions 4, 5 and 6. If the other questions were unanswerable in the time span I would have at least appreciated answers to these. I also would have preferred to have been notified sooner than the last day that my request was being denied so I could have started the new requests without losing so much time. I have made a second modified request based on your reply and I hope that, that request is fulfilled as soon as possible without delay as I am strapped for time.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused,
Yours sincerely,

K. A. Jacobson