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22 year old Male from Hong Kong

Target Schools:
- MSc Financial Economics @ Oxford
- MSc Finance @ LSE

1) Work Experience: 0

2) Uni Info
-BSc Banking and International Finance @ Cass Business School
-1st Class Honor expected (76.5% archived in the first two years) (70%+ a First Class)
- 2 Scholarships received from the 1st and 2nd year ( Consistently ranked on the top 5 in my class).
-Good grades obtained for all Quantitative Modules ( 80% for Math. Finance, 84% for Company Valuation, 78% for Econometrics)
- Copies of transcripts are attached.

3) GMAT will be taken shortly

4) Extra. activities:
• Captain of School football team @high school
• Vice-President of Boarding House @ High School
• Member of Finance, Quantitative Finance Club @ Uni
• Doing a Self-Study course about Advanced Financial & Valuation Modelling


I have four questions:

i) What score should I get for GMAT in order to be considered?

ii) If I do not apply for scholarships for those two schools. do I have a better chance of getting admitted?

iii) Does my school's reputation / scholarship give me extra points?

iv) Should I apply in R1 / R2 ? I heard that Oxford's MFe is more competitive in R1 but they will help to find summer internships

thank you for evaluating and hope to hear back from you soon
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i) What score should I get for GMAT in order to be considered? You need to get at least a 700 with at least an 80th percentile in both the verbal and quant sections.

ii) If I do not apply for scholarships for those two schools. do I have a better chance of getting admitted? No. It does not matter at all.

iii) Does my school's reputation / scholarship give me extra points? Yes, they do evaluate the quality of your school and the difficulty of your curriculum.

iv) Should I apply in R1 / R2 ? I heard that Oxford's MFe is more competitive in R1 but they will help to find summer internships. I would apply R1 to all programs if you can get your applications done in time.

Good luck

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