Recently I have found a great PHD position which on some aspect exactly fit with my CV. I am looking for the best email type to introduce my self to the professor? what information are necessary on my email.

Do you show me any examples or links?

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    The most important thing in the e-mail is to explain to the professor why the PhD position which on some aspect exactly fit with your CV.
    – Nobody
    Apr 3, 2015 at 7:45

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Answer the 5 W's: Who, What, Where, When, and Why.

Honestly my thought is skip the full introduction in the email. Instead, state that you are a phd student, and you believe the position fit in with your cv and you wish to have a in person meeting/or phone meeting to discuss this. Keep the email short and sweet. Once you meet the professor, discuss with him.

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    or her... I would prefer to have a very short version of who the applicant is and the salient points of their CV in the email, so that I can assess whether to offer a phone meeting or schedule a face-2-face meeting. Apr 3, 2015 at 21:55
  • This is really bad advice because the email must be customized owing to the large number of people bulk mailing non-customized requests for PhD positions. Mar 14, 2021 at 1:08

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