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What is the likelihood of a PhD admission if a professor agrees to supervise?

A very nervous potential PhD student here! Long story short, I have been applying to quite a few bioinformatics PhD programs in the US and been rejected from most of them. I did my masters in the ...
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My Supervisors are not helping in writing recommendations letters

Maybe they are helping and I am the one who does not know how things really work and that's why I am seeking help here. I am about to finish my Master in Computer science (waiting for the oral ...
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First-year PhD student with weak CV/Resume; how to stand out in fellowship competitions?

I am a first year PhD in a large Social Sciences program at an American public institution. My CV is very weak as I am not yet published. I have research assistantship experience and teaching ...
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How to market different specializations in a PhD application [closed]

I've been trying to get into a PhD program in Europe for almost two years now, but am having no luck and I'm at my wits end! Wonder if there is any advice you could give. This is going to be a bit ...
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Should you hide that you are already enrolled elsewhere when applying for another PhD?

I plan to re-apply for a PhD in the US next year, but meanwhile, I decided to enroll in a PhD in my home country I read the similar post: Applying for PhD while enrolled elsewhere However, I am ...
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Complete financial statement as the part of scholarship application

I'm applying for a scholarship whose application consists of a financial statement, in which I have to breakdown my income and expenditure to show how I manage my money. As the scholarship aims to ...
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How do I make a bad semester not look bad during my scholarship application?

I am applying to the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, and they require a transcript. Now, I have a problem with my grades, in that I had good grades until my final year, where a combination of ...
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Job portal of US universities: when is the application status updated?

I recently submitted applications for tenure track positions to several US universities via their online job systems (https://jobs.xxx.edu/). Last week I got a feedback from one of the schools that ...
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Where can I find referral for my post-graduate application?

I'm currently in the midst applying to do my Master's degree in a university in UK. It is a distance learning course and I am a full-time working professional. The application requires me to name 2 ...
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Can I accept two offers from universities and decide later on

I've received offers from two UK universities, first conditional and second unconditional. There's always a possibility that I won't meet conditions so I'd like to keep the second university as a ...
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mentioning my country situation in motivation letter to demonstrate dedication for learning

I'm located in Syria and I'm writing a motivation letter to be used in applications for master of computer science scholarships. Would it be useful to mention how I managed to succeed with my studies ...
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Any masters program on AppliedMath/Physics/Engineering still open to the applicants at this time? [closed]

I am a senior math undergraduate who is applying for PhD Programs at US this year. Unfortunately all I have heard is rejection and I am now really being backed into the corner. I have some good ...
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Optimal structure for PhD application submitted directly to PI

I am currently applying for PhD positions (mainly - though not exclusively - around Germany and Switzerland). As I would like to start as soon as possible and would rather be paid than receive a ...
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When to decide to hire a candidate if no deadline was set in the ad

I noticed that many ads say "Review of applications will begin on Day X, and continue until the position is filled". I wonder how this kind of search works. Assume the search committee received a ...
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My Plan to Get into a CS PhD Program

Some background: I graduated 3 years ago from a big state research university. I had an irrelevant sociology major and graduated with a 2.9 GPA mainly because I had no inclination that I would ever ...
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suggestion about research plan

I would like to apply for following PhD studies in Computer Science in a university in Europe, but I have seen that among the requirements is this one: a brief research plan Lets suppose that the ...
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How to properly add “scientific reading” as personal interest in CV?

I'm applying to a Ph.D. program (in the field of robotics) and I have a hard time to fill the personal interests. I initially was going to avoid that section but then I got convinced that it's not a ...
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Should I attend a job interview after I've already accepted another offer?

I applied for several postdoc positions recently. One made an offer which I accepted. Since then I've been invited for an interview for one of the other positions. Is there any benefit to attending? ...
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Should a sessional instructor applicant submit a teaching statement?

I'm currently a grad student and I was wondering if it is common (or good practice) for applicants to sessional instructor positions to submit teaching statements. The positions I'm looking to apply ...
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Getting into gradschool from a “real job”

I'm interested in going to grad-school but I have been working at a "real job" as a software engineer for the past few years (since I graduated with a BS in Math in 2010). What are the best ways to ...
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Applying for jobs without significant publications: is it worth the pain and what to highlight?

I'm in a conundrum. Due to a change in areas half way through my PhD, I find myself at the end of my training with no significant publications. I have one in press, and several in prep so in the next ...
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How to get letter of recommendation from current advisor if transferring PhD to another university for family reasons?

I've been in engineering PhD for 6 months and now considering transferring to another university. The reason is not academic, but family -- I'm in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend. We're ...
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Switch PhD program: how to contact possible PhD advisors when already enrolled in PhD program?

Say a student is enrolled in a PhD program in the US and is in the first or 2nd year and has not started his/her thesis work but has only done coursework. The student has always been in the same lab ...
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How to responsibly apply for more than one PhD position?

My Master thesis is under review, may be it will finish in a week. I had a discussion with my thesis supervisor about a potential PhD position. He applied for a 1 year grant, with my name as student ...
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Finding physics postdoc in Europe

What are the most common ways to find open postdoc positions in physics, in Europe? I use inspires and academicjobsonline, but on both sites, there almost haven't been any new positions in my field (4 ...
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Funded PhD position chances for international students in Austria

In the midst of my quest for potential countries to find a funded Ph.D position in computer science, I came across Austria. However, my initial impression was there is no big chances for international ...
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How to prepare for a meeting regarding a Ph.D. program I'm wait listed on?

I am on the waiting list for a Ph.D. program I applied to. I sent an email indicating that the program in question is my top choice and that I am interested in discussing my qualifications. In reply ...
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CV for PhD applications in Germany

I want to pursue my PhD program in Germany. Is there any special format for academic CV to for applying there?
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First email in PhD application

First, I must mention that I found this, this and this are helpful. Yet, I am looking for more precise answer for the points below. I am looking forward to apply for PhD in Computer Science this year ...
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Applying for Phd studies in Germany or Switzerland?

Currently I am in the last semester of my Master studies in computer science in Germany. I am further contemplating about the possibility of applying for Phd position somewhere in Germany, ...
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Writing an appeal for a rejected PhD application

I have applied for Phd scholarship in Computer science at a European university. My master is from Malaysia. Unfortunately, my application has not been selected (only 9 has been chosen among 116 ...
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How do I deal with graduate school rejection from an university that I considered easy to get into?

Things you should know: It was not a dream school. It was considered "safe/moderate" i.e. the kind of students who get in have more or less similar profiles like mine. From graduate school student ...
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A quick question about deadline extensions

I'm applying for several summer schools, workshops, and travel funds. I've also applied for a few fellowships. Almost all of these have extended their deadlines for application submission and/or ...
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I'm writing a personal statement for a Master's degree. The length requirement is about 1000 words. I have written 2000. Shall I shorten it?

Currently I am applying for a LLM programme at SOAS and am having certain difficulties while writing the required personal statement. According to their guidance, the statement should be "describing ...
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Length of Supporting Statement to Faculty Position application

I'm currently applying for one "entry-level" faculty position in the UK (CS). Differently from other applications I have seen, in this one they ask the applicant to address each of the items listed in ...
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Switch from pure mathematics to machine learning as postdocs?

I'm a first year postdoc in pure mathematics (geometry/topology with strong background in analysis) with undergraduate statistics and probability background (with also measure theoretic probability). ...
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Learning Disabilities & Universities [duplicate]

I'm a student applying for my undergrad this year. The thing is i suffer from learning disabilities witch affect my spellings and mathematics and though it may seem normal its not. I wanted to know if ...
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Applying to a graduate program in molecular and cell biology

I'm a medical school graduate student. However, I wish to apply for a PhD program in molecular and cell biology, I'm interested in understanding the interactions within and between cells at molecular ...
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Do all universities have a minimum required GPA for graduate school application?

I am a senior undergraduate (electrical) engineering student, exceedingly interested in physics. 4 years ago when entering university, for some reasons (better: illusions) I chose engineering as my ...
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Ethical nature of multiple post-doctoral applications

I am a student applying in different places for postdoctoral positions and asking various faculties for position. It happened that, due to limited resources, I am not getting much response. However ...
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Can I submit application on the deadline?

If grad schools says the deadline is Jan. 15th, do I have to submit application before Jan. 15th? Or I can still submit on Jan. 15th?
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Switching fields from electrical engineering to earth sciences?

my situation is the following: I am currently doing my PhD in the US. I am studying electrical engineering with a focus on magnetic sensors and signal processing. I am doing theoretical work ...
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Is an academic probation for not finding a research advisor in time considered “disciplinary sanction”? [duplicate]

Is an academic probation for not finding a research advisor in time considered "disciplinary sanctions by any university"? This is asked in a graduate school application. Does "sanction" mean ...
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How to describe the relation between a course instructor to his teaching assistant?

How do you describe the relation between a course instructor to his teaching assistant? Is he the "teaching supervisor" to his TA? This is encountered during PhD application. Thanks!
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Relation between a recommender and a PhD applicant

Online PhD application systems usually ask for relation between the recommender and the applicant. The applicant was in a PhD program and the recommender was a professor in the department. The ...
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any tip for getting a PhD position?

I would like to pursue a PhD in position in CS (in the Europe area). I have ended my master's degree like two years ago (also in Europe) and I have 4 publications in the area. Actually I am working in ...
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Listing academic dismissal from PhD in graduate application

I'm wondering whether dismissal / withdrawal from a PhD program should be listed as disciplinary action on subsequent applications. A Master's program application usually asks questions like: Have ...
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Can I mention professors' names in the statement of purpose?

For PhD applications, I have mentioned that I am interested in some research areas. Besides, I am thinking about mentioning some professors' names, so that it shows I have read their websites and I am ...
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In statement of purpose, good to mention about learning from some professor's lecture notes and books?

In statement of purpose for applying to a PhD program, is it good to mention about learning from some professor's lecture notes and books (not papers, because don't get to read them yet), and finding ...
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Is pregnancy a valid explanation of a weak academic performance?

I am a foreign student and currently applying to several PhD programs in the US. My GPA in the 6th semester was a lot disappointing, and pulled down my overall GPA and ranking significantly. The ...