Questions and discussions about the Doctor of Philosophy degree and programs leading to it.

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How can I find additional funding for my extra year of PhD in Europe

I am a third year (3 of 3) PhD student in Italy. I was so stupid during my first year and lost a lot of time, because I didn't put much effort. Now, my professor says that my current results are not ...
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my chanced to get admitted to a phd program [on hold]

I received my bachelor degree in electrical engineering in 2006. and then I did a masters that lasted 5 years. during that period,I was able to publish few conference papers. Since 2016, i started ...
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What are the impact of the rapid flow of accounting information on modern accountants? [on hold]

I am planning to do a PhD in Accounting. I have come across few topics for my thesis. Give me some ideas on this topic so that I can start writing my proposal. Thank you
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Course of action to change fields after a PhD? [duplicate]

A little introduction: I've done some research in interferometry during my MsC, and from then on, my MsC thesis was on optical fiber sensors, then I worked for two companies in sensorization with ...
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Should I have a recommendation letter form my boss in industry?

Background: In the next few months I will be applying for graduate school for a PhD program (or Master's if I have to go that way first). The degree will be Electrical Engineering focusing on ...
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How to find a new PhD advisor if relationship with current advisor is not working out?

Currently I am not in a good relationship with my research advisor and I do not think it will be good as previously. So I decided to change my research advisor if it's possible. Would you guide me how ...
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Does this material exist? [on hold]

is there a Non-toxic, heat resistant, waterproofing material that can band like a plastic bag?
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What to choose: PhD or unemployment?

My name is Andrzej and I am going to graduate in July with MSc in physics from one of major Polish universities. Last holidays I thought a lot about my future and what transferrable skills I have that ...
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Whether to mention contributions on Stack exchange in Statement of purpose (SOP) for MS/Phd application in US?

Assume that a student has a continuous involvement in any community of Stack Exchange.(consider 1,000+ reputation). Does It has a positive impact to mention this involvement in order to show you are ...
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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme equivalents elsewhere? [on hold]

What other countries have things like the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme? It's a kind of scholarship provided by the government of Hong Kong coordinating with eight universities. So the ...
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Motivation letter to apply for PhD in Pharmaeconomics [on hold]

I would like to write a letter to Supervisor requesting for acceptance to do PhD in Pharmaeconomics. Thanks
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Is it possible to write the abstract in more than 2 languages [on hold]

I am almost at the end of writing my Ph.D. thesis. I study in Germany, the language of the work is English and my mother tongue is Turkish. The doctoral study was a result of an international project, ...
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Is a joint science PhD/JD a bad idea if I end up pursuing academic science?

I'm going into my third year as a PhD student in oceanography, and due to a great and growing interest in law, I'm considering applying to the concurrent PhD/JD program at my university. I’m wondering ...
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How to go into a master program having PhD level knowledge [duplicate]

The question is almost as simple as the title. If someone has a PhD level knowledge in some subject, but had not the opportunity to study in an university (because of coming from a poor family or an ...
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Zero papers in first PhD year. Is this common?

I am terminating in these days the first year of my PhD in computer science. As I come from a different field, I spent the first semester doing courses, and most of the second in posing the basis of ...
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Should I self-fund my PhD at one of the top 10 universities at UK? [duplicate]

I will start my PhD in the field of Biomedical Computer Vision soon at one of the top 10 universities at UK. I am an international student from Asia. But unfortunately I haven't received any source ...
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Should I continue to work on a project I'm less interested in for publications?

I'm going to be entering my second year of a PhD program, which I entered straight from undergrad. I haven't published anything yet, neither since I started my PhD program or as an undergrad. I'm ...
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How often do professors accept new graduate students? [closed]

I know it has a lot to do with who is graduating and how many students the professor has already, but I just want to get a feel of how this process works. Do professors take in 1-2 students each year ...
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What's required for a PhD in pure math at MIT? [closed]

I'm new to college and I was wondering. I want to complete a PhD in pure math at MIT. Could you complete a Bachelor's degree at another university or would you have to get a Master's degree before ...
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Can a project be “too good” for a Master's?

Pretty straight forward. I am starting to apply to grad school and I was discussing possible projects with some (grad student) friends of mine. When I mentioned something in particular one of them ...
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Abbreviation usage in PhD Thesis

What is the best way of using abbreviations? Can I use them frequently or rarely? For example, I use "Expectation Maximization" 4 times in first 3 sections, but I have to use it 10 times in section ...
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How to get PhD position in Europe , Singapore, Australia , US , Canada in theoretical physics [closed]

I am a student from india finished my M.Sc, Mphil in physics after working for three years in a multinational company. I want to work in theoretical physics preferably in condensed matter physics or ...
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Is it too old to start a Physics PhD at 26? [duplicate]

Is it too old to start a Physics PhD at 26 ? In average , How many PhD students in physics or mathematics who are older than 25 in their first year ?
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PhD position: got rejected - reapply?

I applied for a PhD position and I was invited to give a talk about my Master thesis, but I didn't get the position, because: Maybe my talk wasn't as good at it could be- I wasn't ready with my ...
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Is it possible to get PhD in US universities through research in urban planning? [closed]

I have a question and I would appreciate your guidance. I am a PhD candidate in urban planning in a country other than US and I am done with all my PhD coursework and have passed the comprehensive ...
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Should I mention that I was an athlete in a curriculum for a PhD application?

I am going to apply for a PhD in mathematics in north Europe. During my high school and undergraduate years, I was also a semi-professional athlete, and I retired when I was a graduate student to ...
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PhD interview questions

I am going to apply for a PhD in an Australian University and I will have an academic interview. I am going from a BSc to a PhD in applied mathematics. At the interview, they usually give me ...
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Details on financial situation for EPFL PhD student [migrated]

I recently got what seems like a once in a lifetime offer to start a PhD at EPFL Lausanne under a world renown scientist running perhaps the leading research group in the world in this field. This is ...
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What are the differences between PhD programs in the US and UK? (biology/bioinformatics)

A significant part of the PhD process in the US involves deciding on and doing the background research for your project. Is it true that in the UK you basically get a predetermined project handed to ...
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Working as engineer or doing PHD ? [duplicate]

I'm an engineer in mechanical production engineering systems (Master degree), I'm planning to apply for a PHD. I have a simple question, it's worthy to the PHD or it's better for me to work with a ...
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Graduating a year early?

I'm considering graduating a year early and I'm having a bit of a hard time making the decision. I'm going to be as specific as possible so that I can get the best advice possible, so sorry if this ...
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Why is my mood dictated so much by how well my research is going?

I'm a senior PhD student at an American university. I have found over the course of my degree that my mood has largely been influenced by how well my research is going. If I make a small break-through ...
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Could Brexit negatively affect PhD students in the UK who are EU nationals?

This question relates to the potential withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, a.k.a. Brexit. I am an Italian citizen, and I will start a (funded) PhD in the UK in September. Right now I don'...
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Trouble with advisor in final Ph.D. phase

I am a 6th year Ph.D. student in the sciences. The typical duration of a Ph.D. in my program at my institution is 5 years. I am months away from finishing the last component of my research; however, ...
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Troubles in Doctoral Studies [closed]

Currently I am on the second year of my PhD. I started more than a year back and I doing phd in basic science and I am not from basic science. My problems are: I don't cope with the ideology people ...
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Is it possible to publish 3 papers within 2 years to get PhD? [closed]

It has been 4 months since I started my PhD study for two years. My advisor said that to get my PhD I have to publish 3 papers. Is it possible to publish 3 papers within 2 years doing research on ...
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How to get started on a PhD?

When visiting my old school to attend the graduation of a friend, I ran into my old tutor. Exchanging stories and ideas, she nearly immediately offered me the option of a PhD position under her. Now, ...
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Why is it necessary to have a master’s in Europe to apply for PhD?

When I look for a PhD position, they always write that they need a master’s degree. However, most of the times I see that I have all the experience they are looking for. PhD is a lab-based work, so ...
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How to boost academic profile for Master's application

I want to apply for a Master's degree program in Robotics at some top schools in Europe and America. However, I feel my current profile is not strong enough to get into a top school and I am looking ...
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Is just 'being interested in the topic' a bad reason to do a PhD? [duplicate]

I've got an offer to do a PhD at a great uni in the UK, in a scientific topic I find really interesting because of some courses I've taken at Master's level. My dissertation advisor seems to think ...
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How much is expected to know before starting a PhD [closed]

I recently graduated with a BSc in applied mathematics and considering on applying for a PhD. In fact, I contacted a supervisor and he seems some what interested in my undergraduate academic ...
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How is it to work full-time and do a part-time PhD? [duplicate]

I'm about to finish my master's degree. As I'm not sure what the future will bring and I still want to challenge myself, I want to do a PhD besides working full-time for a company (I'm quite sure that ...
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Masters in Europe, PhD in US

I have seen various questions regarding PhDs in the EU vs US, but none I've seen address this. The subject area is Maths/Physics. From what I've seen, in the EU you do a Masters (I'm soon to be ...
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Pure Math PhD Application with an accidental F (But with some rescue action) [duplicate]

There are certain concerns that say this might be duplicate of this question: How does the admissions process work for Ph.D. programs in the US, particularly for weak or borderline students?. However, ...
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What for and how to go to the US for a PhD-exchange semester?

Context: My wife and I are both PhD candidate in good-but-not-major eastern European universities, aiming to defend our thesis in fall 2017 (i.e. in 15 months). She works in accounting, when my ...
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How to talk to PI about dropping out of graduate school?

There are a lot of threads about whether people should drop out of grad school, or PIs forcing students to leave. My situation is a little different, some people might call this ungrateful, but I want ...
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Mentioning non-academic pre-PhD work on one’s website?

Does mentioning non-academic pre-PhD work on one’s website help or hurt one on the academic job market? I’m a graduate student in political science approaching the end of my PhD and preparing to go ...
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CV for a PhD application in applied mathematics

In my CV I want to know whether the following ordering of the categories is suitable. I thought of giving prominence to research work because I am applying for a PhD. Personal Details (name,address,...
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Can you contribute to Public Loan Forgiveness (US) while pursuing a funded Masters/PhD?

I think I can, if I'm understanding the rules right, but I was wondering if anyone had done this/could give advice. I recently completed a JD. My dream in college was always to get a PhD in ...
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Any tips when applying from Master's to PhD programs at different institutions? [duplicate]

I'm most likely going to be defending my master's thesis by December of this year, so I can graduate. Depending on the results, my work could be submitted for publication or not. My program is ...