I am currently applying to a Masters degree in neuroscience (McGill, in Canada). In order to get in, I have to contact an advisor that is willing to fund my studies. If I fail to do so, I cannot enter the program. (This is apparently common in Canada.)
I have already contacted two possible advisors but neither of them responded positively, arguing they had no positions available.
Speaking with a friend researcher, he told me that it is less likely to get an advisor (and funding) for a Masters degree (even though the university is asking me to do so) and that I should better apply for the PhD program because researchers are not interested in investing money in a Master student.
Is this true? Do researchers reject master's degree prospective students because they do not want to invest money in them?