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If your second major (economics) is not related to the graduate program (pure? math), your performance in the second major will be viewed the same way as your performance in elective courses. It is not that important but it will count towards any GPA cutoff. If you were applying for a graduate program in economics with an intent to do quantitative research, ...


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Is there any authoritative legal information on this? I am not aware of any jurisdiction in which applying for a stipend for which you are not eligible is illegal. For obvious reasons, eligibility is bindingly determined by the stipend giver, not by the applicants. The rule "top 10%" does not seem to be stated clearly. If the students that got 1.2 ...


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From the distribution given at the start of the question, 12.5% of the class got a score of 1.2 or better. Therefore, a score of 1.2 is not in the top 10% of the class. The score may be in the top 10% of scores nationally, but it is not in the top 10% of the class. The scholarship may purposefully use the "within class" measure in order to ...


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If your goal is to work in the software industry, then a thesis on that subject would be more helpful than one on electronics. And vice versa: if your long term goal is to work in electronics, then a software-oriented thesis isn't as helpful. That doesn't mean it's not helpful at all. Anyone completing a master's degree is showing that they're smart and ...


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If your advisor is happy and the local job market is aligned, then do which ever you want. For longer term goals it might be different. But your employability is probably determined by what you have done recently.


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If you are aiming for a fixed date and are still on good terms with your boss, it is quite common to create an "Aufhebungsvertrag", that is a contract in which you both agree to terminate your contract at a certain date, irrespective a of notice period. After all, you want to leave and your boss likely wants to hire someone new on your position. ...


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I am also a postdoc in Germany on the same type of contract. My contract states that within the probationary period, which is the first six months, the notice period is two weeks. Beyond that it says that the rules about notice period are defined in Section 30 paragraph 5 of the TVöD regulations. Googling for this leads me to this website (in German): https:/...


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