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Prospective PhD contacts potential supervisor but receives no answer after 2-3 emails, what to do?

Say a prospective PhD has a high reply rate (90-95%) to first contact emails with potential superviors. He/She has a well thought out e-mail, but a particular professor (here: USA) that is in the top ...
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6answers
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What is the PhD application process for Germany and Switzerland?

Currently I am in the last semester of my Master studies in computer science in Germany. I am further contemplating about the possibility of applying for PhD position somewhere in Germany, Switzerland,...
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3answers
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Should résumés be attached in a mail to a professor?

Say there is a student who writes a mail to a professor asking for a PhD vacancy or a RA-ship position. Should he attach his résumé in a mail to a professor? I have had contradictory viewpoints on ...
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2answers
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What to do when emails to a potential advisor are not replied?

I asked a potential advisor for possible research projects but I haven't received a reply. What is the appropriate thing to do? Reply with my previous mail quoted, and say something like I having ...
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1answer
545 views

Contacting a potential PhD supervisor

from reading previous posts it seems customary to directly contact a potential supervisor. Nevertheless, the school I'm applying seems to have a central admission comittee. Still, the professor in ...
4
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2answers
755 views

Mention MOOCs in email to potential PHD supervisor?

I graduated from a top Russian university (computer science) with moderately high grades in 2013 and after 3 years of industry experience decided to pursue a PHD abroad (ideally, in Germany). I know ...
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1answer
695 views

Is there a point of applying to a University if potential adviser rejected me

I have recently contacted a professor in a reputable university in the hopes of discussing our common research interests and to apply for PhD under his supervision, and he just replied that he is not ...
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1answer
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Acceptance of academic email endings

I am looking for statistics for the acceptance of email endings in the academic community. I was informed that "Best regards" and "regards" are among the best ones. Is this true? For example, this is ...
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1answer
257 views

What material should I bring to my first meeting/interview with my prospective advisor?

During a very brief email exchange, a professor of my university (mathematician) said that he is available to take on a masters student at the moment and gave me an appointment during his office hours....
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1answer
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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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0answers
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Writing emails to prospective professors about Phd [duplicate]

So i am in process of emailing professors regarding Phd Program in HCI. I was thinking of explaining about my MS thesis , 3 journal publications I had in MS and my research activities during Masters ...
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0answers
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How to email professors as a prospective grad student? [duplicate]

I asked a similar question before, (Mentioning Professors in math PhD applications) but I want to ask specifically about emailing professors I want to work with. I want to do a math PhD, and ...
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0answers
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Relationship with potential Phd dissertation supervisor [duplicate]

If there's a particular scholar I'd like to study under how should I carry out my initial correspondence with them? I haven't yet sent out my applications but am wondering what kind of correspondence ...