This tag refers to application process for an academic course or an academic employment.

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How to improve chances of admission to Ph.D. program for international student?

Question synopsis: I have a postgrad degree, a couple failed classes on transcript but did well in others; tried applying to PhD programs in different countries, but did not get accepted and ...
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Bragging about previous funded PhD position to acquire another?

I am in the process of leaving a funded PhD position and apply elsewhere. There was a lot of competition for the position, and the benefits were good (being employed by the university), but things ...
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arXiv Papers vs. Peer Reviewed Papers; How Does Admission Committee Evaluate?

I'm going to apply for PhD at a top university in US. I have two peer reviewed papers already published and 2 unpublished papers. The last two are ready, but I do not have time to submit them to be ...
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Is reproduction of copyrighted material in a research proposal fair use?

Say that I am writing a grant application to be submitted to a funding agency. The application is not a public document and so it will be only accessible to the review panel, the collaborators ...
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Website for admission results?

Is there any website/forum where people post their application results? For instance a website where people write the name of university they applied for, their GPAs, their GRE/TOEFL scores, their ...
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Interpreting academic applications' timeframe requirements

Based on my limited experience in academic job search, most advertisements for academic positions (it seems, more often the faculty ones) include phrase, similar to the following: To guarantee ...
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How to handle letters of recommendation requirements in this situation?

I'm wondering about the best way to handle the following situation. Some time ago I've asked my then-potential referees about possibility to become my reference sources and they kindly agreed, after ...
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Applying to several faculty positions within the same institution

The following question is not a general question about applying to many academic positions at different institutions, but rather about applying to several positions within the same institution ...
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How to write PIs asking for PhD position?

I have read here that the best way is to keep it simple, be short and ask for meetings, which is a bit generic way to ask for a job. I agree more with the discussion posted here by a student in a ...
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Where to apply for MSc depending on GPA?

I am an engineering undergrad in my third year. The question that I am asking might sound like a duplicate but I seek some rough statistics. What classification might be roughly correct for ...
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What does a PhD application rejection mean for other applications?

If you applied to several PhD projects, all in the same "level" of university prestige. Could a refusal from one of these applications be interpreted as a inadequacy for the rest?. Could it mean the ...
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How many PhD programs does the average STEM applicant apply to in Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)?

I was wondering if there are data on the number of applications that people make to PhD programs in Europe (Ger, At, CH). My guess is that it depends on the area/field, in particular I am looking for ...
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Should citations be included in funding applications

I am writing a funding application for the development of a scientific technology, should I include references to back up the most important aspects of my proposal? Is there a standard procedure for ...
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How to best present a PhD application when moving from professional work without a masters or honours degree?

I have been invited by a potential supervisor to apply for a PhD scholarship based on some research I have done in a professional role. I have a history of presenting this kind of work at mixed ...
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Meaning of the term “studies leading to a degree”

I am slightly confused about the meaning of the term "studies leading to a degree" in an application form. Does it mean only studies that lead to an actual degree, in which case incomplete studies ...
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Graduate school admission with a degree in a different field

Can I be admitted to graduate school in a different field from my degree? Specific cases include: If I've taken plenty of advanced courses in field X in the process of completing a degree in ...
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How early to apply for PhD's? (Europe)

In Europe it is somewhat common to apply directly to professors for a PhD project at any time of the year. Specially in chemical engineering, bioprocessing, process engineering, material science and ...
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What is understood under the term “application”? (Europe, Switzerland)

I want to apply for a PhD directly to a professor in a swiss university. In the homepage of his group, under the tab "Open Positions" says "Interested students should send an applicatiobn to ...
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Etiquette of introducing yourself to a professor

I am writing my master thesis at a university in Germany. I am looking into universities and institutes where I could carry out a PhD. One of the possibilities I have been looking into is a group at ...
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How many and which references to own publications should be included in a research statement for post doc position?

I am composing my research statement for post doc applications in astrophysics/cosmology. I found that if I cite all the work associated with my work, then the references itself are taking around 2.5 ...
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Does one usually get a notification of receipt of a PhD application?

I sent a PhD application almost 3 weeks ago on a thursday afternoon. As it happened, the next friday was a holiday. Something I noticed after sending the application. Does one get a notification of ...
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How common and expected is it to have published papers or patents as a Master student in Europe?

I am writing my master's thesis and applying for PhD programs in Europe, where Master studies are usually composed of mostly coursework and voluntary research projects. I do not think it is very ...
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Sending several PhD applications to professors in the same university?

I am looking to apply for PhD programs at university XX. My background is in chemical engineering and biotechnology. Said university XX has a very ample offer on these areas and there are several ...
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which one have more importance to US PhD program ?TOEFL and GRE or publication records [duplicate]

I have got my BS and master both with honor with good GPAs. But Now I want to know which of these have more importance to US PhD program in Computer engineering. TOEFL and GRE or publication records. ...
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How serious should I regard the “compliments” in an email denying my application?

A school, whose PhD program I applied to, denied my application with words such as "Your record is strong, but...". I am kind of confused. Is such a reply simply a "polite" way to decline a person? ...
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Why do some universities charge an application fee?

In the high competition of admission in top universities, it is common that every applicant must send lots of applications to different universities/programs to get approval for a PhD program. Some ...
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How can I gain professional experience for PhD application all by myself?

I love astrophysics and wish to pursue a PhD in a good institute outside my home country India. I did a master in physics (2014) and got a summer project in astrophysics. After my master, I took up ...
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Using my university email address as correspondence address to apply for PhD positions in the same university

I was just about to send my first PhD application to University XXX. I am currently finishing my master's thesis at University XXX. Would it be incorrect to use my university address to apply for PhD ...
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Mentioning a published paper from a current team member in a PhD letter application

I am writing a motivation letter for a PhD position related to antibody analytics. While I was researching the current research group I read a paper published by current team member "A" which I found ...
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Can I hide the fact that I dropped a PhD program when I apply for another PhD?

I am an international grad student in the US. I would like to quit the PhD program(mathematics) in where I spent 2 years without "any degree" for some reasons. I am in the status prior to the ...
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What is common in most PhD application procedures in the UK?

I am almost done with my master's degree in mathematical finance. I'm done with thesis and have one course left to take. I am taking it in a 3rd world country and am interested in applying for a PhD ...
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What is the typical PhD application procedure in the US? [duplicate]

I am nearly finished with my master in mathematical finance. I have finished my thesis and have one course left to take. I am finishing it in a third world country and am interested in pursuing a PhD ...
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Reflecting bad experience with adviser in graduate school in statement of purpose

I am applying to master program in electrical engineering, but I have some concerns and not sure how to present them in my statement of purpose. First, my undergrad was in electrical engineering but ...
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What is expected from a business PhD applicant straight from undergrad? [closed]

I plan to do a PhD in Business (Strategy) at HKU or HKUST preferably. Since by the application deadline I will not hold my 3rd year final grades, I'm a bit worried how I can demonstrate a good ...
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Inquiring about PhD status and mentioning standing offers

I have a PhD few admission offers from some universities. My first choice school didn't make its decision yet, or maybe didn't post it online yet. Is it OK to send an email asking about application ...
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Should I use fancy paper for non-resume application materials?

I'm applying to an assistant professor position at a private institution. I bought fancy resume paper on which to print my CV/resume. There are other components of the application package that I need ...
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When applying for a phd, does a hiring committee cares about winning in various programming/data-mining contests?

When applying to a computer science PhD position in US, does it make sense to mention various significant achievements (finishing in top 5% percent) in programming/data-mining contests (topcoder, ...
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How long does it take to get a reply to your PhD application email in Germany?

I am applying for PhD positions in Germany. Normally I need to send an email to the professors with a list of references, grades transcript, CV, master's thesis, etc. I want to know how long after ...
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Mature PhD Project Application - How are these received? [duplicate]

I guess this is a question to group leaders and those who have some influence on what PhD students join their group. Essentially - I want to know your thoughts if someone like me applied to your PhD ...
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What is a reasonable number of grad schools to apply to for a PhD in computer science?

I'm applying straight out of undergrad, and I'm not sure how many schools I should apply to.
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Is it acceptable to solicit answer from university?

I have applied to a master's degree. If the first screening is successful, we are supposed to have an interview in March before the final decision. The result from the first screening were supposed ...
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Can I hide my bachelor and master degrees in CV when I apply for a PhD position?

I have 1 Bachelors degree and 2 Masters degrees. They are in different subjects, not closely related. I am now planning to apply for a PhD program. Question: Do you think that I can only mention the ...
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Received an email from potential advisor and my name was wrong. should I correct him?

A few months back I contacted a potential advisor I am interested in doing my PhD with and he replied that he is considering my application and will be back in contact with me. Today, I received ...
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How has the application review process for NSF graduate fellowships changed?

I was looking for some information on the site that might help for applications to the GRFP. I found JeffE's answer to an old question extremely useful. However, I noticed that some of the advice he ...
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Will writing MSC instead of MSc in an application count against me?

I am really stressing out over masters applications and I have realized I have stupidly made a minor error. Instead of writing MSc I wrote MSC and I was not consistent. Would the admissions tutor ...
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Should an e-mail application to a lab for a masters thesis include attachments, or should I wait for these documents to be requested?

I would like to ask a researcher in a foreign institution to do my master thesis ( 5 months worth of research in Experimental Physics ) under his supervision. I have written both a motivational ...
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Is it a mistake to fail to mention future career plans in an application for admission to an MSc in pure mathematics?

I am applying to various universities to study for an msc in maths or pure maths. After sending of my application I have realized that I have not mentioned anything in the way future career plans. ...
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How to pick a PhD topic? [duplicate]

I have been offered an opportunity for a part time PhD in Computer Science. I have had brief conversation with the person that would be my advisor. He has suggested that I start to think of a ...
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I might not get any PhD offers this year. I would like to apply again , what can I do to maximize chances [duplicate]

I am a mathematics undergraduate. I would like to get into a top 10 PhD school and might not do so this year. I would like to apply again and want to do what whatever is necessary to maximize my ...
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Choosing a second option choice

I am currently applying to MSc pure maths/maths courses. One the universities gave me the option to fill out a second choice program. My first choice was pure maths but I put my second choice as ...