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Is education in Europe really this cheap?

Is tuition in Europe really US$300 or €200 a year? That is one tenth the cost of the tuition in the developing country university where I took my bachelor's and master's. Is it really true that some ...
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Why are US PhDs different from European PhDs?

So apparently I heard from here, here and here about the differences in PhDs in the US and in Europe. To sum up, it takes longer, on average, in the US than in Europe to finish a PhD since US PhD ...
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Does one need a master's in math before taking a PhD in pure math?

I finished bachelor's in mathematical finance and am nearly finished with master's in mathematical finance (I am already done with thesis), and I plan to pursue a PhD not in mathematical finance but ...
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What could/do applicants usually ask professors, and how does this reflect in a statement of purpose?

When applying for PhD programs (or MPhil or MS) that require only a statement of purpose and not a research proposal, I was advised to first check if some faculty members (or is one good enough?) in ...
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Psychiatrist from whom I requested documentation doesn't believe in accommodations for adults with ADHD/“hyperkinetic disorder” taking meds

Update (October 24/25): You were approved for 50% extended time, breaks, water in the testing room, separate room, pens for scratch work, and extra scratch paper Update (October 12/13): Please ...
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Boost grad apps profile without getting a second master's: Subject GRE? Self-study? Soft skills?

In general, how does one boost PhD admission profile? In my context, same question but besides getting a master's in pure math. (See here and here) Here's what I got so far: Employment not ...
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Does one need a master's in math before taking a PhD in math in Europe?

This question is a variation of my earlier questions. Okay so in the US, I guess one does not need a master's in math before pursuing a PhD in math since the US apparently usually assumes only a ...
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Is taking a year or so off between master's and PhD to self-study or do independent research a common practice in Europe?

So from my previous questions and from what I heard, I found out (iirc) that people who apply for a PhD in the US make a personal statement or statement of purpose while those in the UK, and I infer ...
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Changing field for PhD - How much do I need to know before I start talking to advisers/applying?

I finished an integrated masters program in physics last summer, and I plan on doing a PhD on the coordination of autonomous agents, particularly in the field of automated vehicles. I was excited ...
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Does one need a bachelor's in Math, if not a master's, before taking a PhD in Math in the US?

This is actually just a revision of this question in relation to this answer. I ask "Does one need a master's in math before taking a PhD in pure math?" (And then applied to the US for this question) ...
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Do I need recommendation letters from supervisors if I have a master's?

Applying for 2018-9 admissions (Missed 2017-8 admissions). Got master's applied math. Want PhD in pure math. How applicable is the following (source) a recommendation from someone who only taught ...
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Does a master's research project (not a thesis) count as a “publication” for PhD applications?

My master's in mathematical finance doesn't have a "thesis" exactly, but it has a research project where we helped a bank develop a model to help with credit risk by identifying which variables were ...
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What is common in most PhD application procedures in the UK?

I am almost done with my master's degree in mathematical finance. I'm done with thesis and have one course left to take. I am taking it in a 3rd world country and am interested in applying for a PhD ...
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PhD dissertation different from master thesis; What might I be able to do about methodology?

I understand that it's possible, thankfully, to have your dissertation in a different topic from your master's thesis, but I seem to have a problem (see below). Do you know any other problems might I ...
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Where can I find academic CV samples containing minor research projects for PhD applications without publications?

Context: Prof messaged me, interested in my CV During my master's in mathematical finance, I may have had one "publication" if a quasi-thesis, that wasn't exactly a thesis, counts. While applying to (...

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