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What types of questions should I ask in a cold-email to a professor? [duplicate]

I'm applying to a PhD program in computer science. My friends and advisors all recommend that I cold-email the professors I'm most interested in working with and have a conversation with them about ...
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Advice on getting a Ph.D with scholarship in Australia (Neuroscience) [duplicate]

I intend to write to potential supervisors soon and I had a few questions. I am currently in my second year of Masters of Neuroscience (In France, I'm Indian) and won’t finish until June 2018. I see ...
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How to write a perfect email to prospective Phd advisor (Renewable energy) [duplicate]

I want to ask prof for his support to get a scholarship
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Is it unwise to contact the professor directly before getting admitted to a program in US?

In his answer of Details an applicant should include/exclude in an introductory letter to a prospective grad school adviser?, aeismail says If the program in question is in the US, for instance, ...
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Is it a good idea to contact professors before applying to grad schools?

I've seen some universities encouraging students to contact with the faculty before making applications. For example, this one. On the other hand I've heard some people saying that they are waste of ...
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Etiquette for establishing contact with multiple professors for PhD guidance

Assuming that one has begun a PhD program at a university which allows a student to choose an advisor after his/her first year in the program and the student has narrowed down to a couple of potential ...
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What to write in email to potential PhD advisor?

I would like to apply for following PhD studies in the Nordic countries, particularly in the field of Computer Science. The problem that I found is that it says in the admission procedure that "before ...
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How to approach potential PhD advisors

What is the correct way for a new PhD student to approach an interested faculty member to discuss becoming their student? Is it better to come with a few thesis project ideas prepared to pitch? Or is ...
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How to contact a prospective supervisor for undergraduate research at another university?

There are many helpful posts explaining how a hopeful graduate student should contact a potential supervisor (example 1, example 2). However, I cannot find any advice about how an undergraduate should ...
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Should the PhD proposal be discussed and adjusted by supervisor and student before formal application?

Many social science departments in EU/UK recommend getting in touch with potential supervisors first before submitting a formal application which involves a proposal. Should the applicant approach ...
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What should I include in my first email to a potential PhD advisor?

I am applying for Ph.D program, and I need to find an advisor to accept me in his group. I want to send to him a perfect email and get his attention to me. I would like some opinion on this matter. ...
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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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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 ...