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Should my SOP mention self-funding? [duplicate]

I'm applying to PhD programs in departments with very little funding, especially for their grad students. I've also read that it would help my application if I could subtly mention that I wouldn't ...
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Applying for funding when you can self fund [duplicate]

So this is the issue... There is this university that I’m interested in applying to for my PhD. I think the chances of me getting an offer to carry out my research there are very high if I let them ...
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How to tell a professor at a foreign university politely and impressively that I can’t cover the costs of living for my PhD?

When asking for an opportunity to do a PhD with a professor at a foreign university, he replied: As a prerequisite you would need to take care of your own funding to cover the costs of your entire ...
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Difficulty being admitted to good PhD programs in the UK

Since last September I have been working hard on my applications, applied to multiple good CS departments yet none of them even wait-listed me, all rejected me, I have also got rejected informally by ...
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Is it worth self-funding a PhD to attend a top 10 university?

What should I opt for? Option A) very well paid PhD, around €3000 per month at a respectable university or; Option B) a non-paid PhD, where I have to pay €2000 per year at one of the top 10 ...
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Implications of being accepted without funding to a computer science PhD in the United States?

I was accepted into Ohio State University CS PhD without funding. I have heard that people who can show their capability may get funding after getting into the program. Is this understanding correct? ...
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Will I be treated differently from funded students if I attend graduate school without full funding?

I am told, by both a professor at my US undergraduate school and here at Stack Academia (for example, at Implications of being accepted without funding to a computer science PhD in the United States?),...
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Does it make sense to "pause" an academic career so that I can pursue financial independence and self-fund my research?

I graduated with a bachelor’s in the humanities last year. I would have preferred to continue studying, but I don’t have the money, and I have found very few opportunities for full funding where I ...
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Should I mention that I'm able to self fund my degree in my SOP?

Should I mention that I'm able to self fund my degree in my SOP? I don't find anywhere else in the application process where I can communicate such information. I'm a prospective international ...
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Have money, but am old--how will these affect PhD application [duplicate]

In terms of academics, I think when I finish my masters (in two years), I will have a strong application with excellent grades, good recommendations, and a potentially very interesting project (albeit ...
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