Requesting Postgraduate Admissions Data

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Dear University of Cambridge,

(1) Can you provide me with admission statistics for all of your postgraduate programs, both generally and for Chinese students?

Specifically, I’d like to know for each individual program, how many total students applied, how many total students were given offers, how many Chinese students applied, and how many Chinese students were given offers.

Please provide this data for each year, for the last 5 years of entry that you have this data available.

(2) If available, please also provide me with a list of all Chinese educational institutions that your university is willing to accept applicants from, along with an explanation of whether your university is willing to consider applications from students from other Chinese institutions not on that list. If this varies between individual schools or departments in your university, please provide this information for each school or department.

Thank you!

Yours faithfully,

Edgar Wu

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 14 June 2021.

Regards,

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

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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: [University of Cambridge request email]

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Dear University of Cambridge,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Cambridge's handling of my FOI request 'Requesting Postgraduate Admissions Data'.

In my initial message, I made the following request:

"(1) Can you provide me with admission statistics for all of your postgraduate programs, both generally and for Chinese students?

Specifically, I’d like to know for each individual program, how many total students applied, how many total students were given offers, how many Chinese students applied, and how many Chinese students were given offers.

Please provide this data for each year, for the last 5 years of entry that you have this data available."

You have provided me with data on your general types of programs (e.g., Master of Philosophy), but you have not provided me with data on all of your individual postgraduate programs (e.g., MPhil in Economics) as requested in my initial message. My apologies if my initial message was ambiguous. Please provide the requested data for each individual postgraduate program.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

Edgar Wu

FOI, University of Cambridge

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for a review of our handling of request number FOI-2021-426. We will respond on or before 9 July 2021.

Regards,

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

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FOI, University of Cambridge

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Further to your request for a review, 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: [University of Cambridge request email]

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