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Your chances might be not that bad. MSc admissions in Germany, specifically in CS, are not highly competitive. In fact, universities have an incentive to admit and keep as many students as possible, since the number of students has an effect on how much money they get.


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(I'm a computer science professor; I regularly evaluate applications for my department's graduate programs.) You are asking the wrong question. You don't want to show your motivation; you want to show your research potential. It really really really Does Not Matter how much you want to do a PhD in computer science. Sure, all else being equal, we prefer to ...


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In the U.S. and in math, at least in my experience, graduate grades tend to be less reliable measures than undergraduate grades for how one did in a class. Graduate grades tend to be A -- "good" to "excellent", B -- "total-incompetence-but-attended-class" to "acceptable", C -- essentially you failed (for some programs, ...


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Most Canadian university will admit you to a master if you have an undergraduate degree. This could be a “license” in the European system or a bachelor degree. The reason why universities require a four year degree is because there is no College in the Canadian system ( with the exception of Quebec with its cégep system). Consequently, students enter ...


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Usually transcripts include registered courses as well as graded ones, and usually you'd be registered for those courses already when you apply. It's normal for anyone applying to graduate school as an undergrad has half of their senior yet to still complete. It's a totally normal situation completely familiar to admissions committees. If for some reason ...


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It is a postdoctoral research position in e.g a university or research institute setting, right? If so I would say that a research statement is not the place for demonstrating proficiency. Your CV and reference letters should make it clear that your expertise is up to the level required by the position. I would follow other standard advice about research ...


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Don't confuse an application for admission to a graduate program with an application for a postdoc. In most cases the application will be read by people well versed in your field, if you have matched your skills to the listed requirements. I think you can be much more technical in such a situation and it will probably serve you well. The only caveat is ...


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While your chances seem pretty slim, perhaps you could work through a sponsor who believes in you and your potential. Perhaps a local professor with whom you have done well and who knows your background would be willing to "go to bat" for you. Sometimes such people have contacts around the world and are, themselves, respected enough that a ...


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In the US, graduate class grades tend to be inflated. If you're applying to a prestigious place, it might be the case that they can't accept everyone who got straight-A's in the master's program and are forced to use the undergrad grades as differentiation criteria in the category of course work. Otherwise, an upward trend in grades can generally help you, ...


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