I am a 2nd year masters student in Mathematics in an Asian University and my masters will be completed this month.
I wrote to professors in December and January asking about open positions in their working group for PhD in number theory but could find only 2 offers, and 1 without funding.
So, I am thinking of writing to some more professors in Hungary and Sweden.
My question is, is it the right decision to mail my CV and ask them about open positions when COVID-19 is affecting the whole of Europe?
Universities in Italy are taking PhD applications, but still I want to ask opinions of users here and also due to the reason that the admission process in my country are completely stopped due to the pandemic.
Any advice will be really appreciated.