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Going for Masters in Germany after being a Research Student in Japan

You can almost surely process your documents at the local German embassy - that's what their purpose is! But to be sure, feel free to check the website.
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What should I call my mathematics thesis's 1st chapter that covers background concepts?

It may be worthwhile to separate to some extent two sorts of "background". One sort is the background and context needed to understand what you've done, and why you'd want to do it, and why ...
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What should I call my mathematics thesis's 1st chapter that covers background concepts?

A somewhat standard structure would be: Introduction - explain what are you trying to accomplish and why it is important Background and related work - briefly explain all key concepts that the ...
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What should I call my mathematics thesis's 1st chapter that covers background concepts?

A standard way to go is to write "Preliminaries" and give the definitions, notations, theorems, etc. which you use throughout the thesis.
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Qutting PhD after one year and joining Masters at a better university?

My understanding is that there is an older generation of researchers that would raise their eyebrows at quitting a PhD to join a masters for reasons of prestige. So that type of person might not like ...
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Do German universities allow work as a Research Assistant in an another foreign country?

You can do pretty much whatever you want while you are enrolled as a master's student at a German university - unless they pay you some kind of stipend.
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Is it possible to get into a masters program at an ivy league school in the US without a bachelors degree?

You don't say where you are. This answer assumes the United States. "Dropped out of high school" is going to be a bigger problem for you than the absence of an undergraduate degree. The ...
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Is it possible to get into a masters program at an ivy league school in the US without a bachelors degree?

I doubt any university, let alone an Ivy, would do this. The admissions committee would likely discard the application outright for lack of transcripts. There are likely only two exceptions. The ...
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What factors to consider when visiting universities that you have received offers from when making a decision?

You wrote in the comments: For two years the cost differential of choosing B is approximately -30K (including the stipend + tuition fees). Unless you are already wealthy, this is a huge amount. ...
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What factors to consider when visiting universities that you have received offers from when making a decision?

First, if you want a doctorate (for any reason) then I'd weigh the actual doctoral program quite a bit higher. Language might weigh one way or the other also. But for the question itself, I'd think ...
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Is it possible to get into a masters program at an ivy league school in the US without a bachelors degree?

This seems unlikely. Especially at a top school. There is too much competition from top students already and you would be a risky choice. Impossible to say until you try, but ... I'll guess that there ...
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Difficult exam and no correlation with lectures and assignments

My students told me the same thing and I noticed that their view (maybe mine too when I was a student) was distorted. What is the purpose of the assignments? The weekly assignments have to cover the ...
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Difficult exam and no correlation with lectures and assignments

I have been in your exact situation twice (Hochschule) so maybe I can provide some insight into what your options are. In my situation, the average grade in math basics for computer science was about ...
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First-person perspective in master's thesis acknowledgements

It's common to see two separate acknowledgment paragraphs in the introduction to a jointly authored work. We owe much to many for help with ... ... professional thanks ... Ethan: My wife, Joan's ...
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Advisor refuses to let me get my Master’s after my thesis defense

I echo the first bit of Andrew's answer: your advisor is being unreasonable. I believe, he is trying to bully you into joining the PhD programme, apparently he likes your work so much that he wants to ...
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Advisor refuses to let me get my Master’s after my thesis defense

You really have to find out what exactly happens - what the adviser may or may not do. What you can or cannot do - according to the written rules of your university. For example - at my university ...
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Advisor refuses to let me get my Master’s after my thesis defense

My suggestions … Don’t turn down the job offer. Make sure that your advisor understands that you will not continue in the Ph.D. Program, no matter how he tries to bully you, so his threats are futile....
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Advisor refuses to let me get my Master’s after my thesis defense

You have a job offer and a completed thesis. I'd say things are looking pretty good for you right now. he is trying to force me into the PhD program. No he is not. Either this is petty revenge or ...
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Advisor refuses to let me get my Master’s after my thesis defense

I was in a similar situation: I submitted my first thesis draft in November. Got feedback from my advisor at the end of January. Submitted by revised version in March. Finally got him to sign off on ...
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Advisor refuses to let me get my Master’s after my thesis defense

This situation is largely dependent upon your exact circumstances, and is thus difficult to address. I think you need to be the person taking this to the Dean and the Chair of your department, and any ...
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Advisor refuses to let me get my Master’s after my thesis defense

I would suggest you examine the Academic Board Regulations or their equivalent for your institution. You may find as a last resort you have a formal appeals process. Unfortunately every institution is ...
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Advisor refuses to let me get my Master’s after my thesis defense

The main issue here is the claim of the advisor that there are remaining flaws and limitations that require your attention before approval of the thesis. It is unclear from your post whether "...
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Advisor refuses to let me get my Master’s after my thesis defense

Your advisor is being completely unreasonable. It was very good you talked to the graduate school counselor. I think your best hope for a clean solution is that the dean will help resolve the issue. ...
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Open University Physics Department and Master's Degree in EU

I'm currently 60 credits from completing my OU maths degree which I've thoroughly enjoyed. I have also done computational research prior to starting with the OU. There are several OU students who have ...
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To do another Master's, already holding a PhD

It really depends on the field of previous research but this is becoming more common due to more and more academics going into interdisciplinary research. It's not uncommon for folks from Biology to ...
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