Questions tagged [application]

This tag refers to the application process for an academic course or an academic employment.

80 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
10
votes
0answers
198 views

What to do for grad school applications when school attended for one semester won't send transcripts over unpaid loan?

I'm in the process of applying to an M.S. Counseling program. While ordering transcripts, I've run into a problem. 10+ years ago, I started an MBA, but only attended the first semester. However, my ...
4
votes
0answers
198 views

Will Chinese students applying for PhD in the U.S. be affected by the relationship between China and the U.S.?

I am Chinese, and I plan to apply for the 2022 Fall PhD in the U.S. I am confident with my research caliber and experience. However, I am worried about whether the terrible relationship between the U....
4
votes
0answers
155 views

What is the purpose of asking whether a prospective grad student would attend the program in the absence of financial aid?

I need financial support to join a specific university. There is a question in the Master's application that says "Will you be willing to join the program even if you didn't receive financial aid? " ...
3
votes
0answers
273 views

An academic CV for PhD applicants

I'm looking at some academic CVs by PhDs and professors. The focus seems to be long list of talks, conferences, publications and teaching experiences. I have none of these things. Whhat I have now of ...
3
votes
0answers
112 views

Researcher application in Norway

I have recently obtained a PhD in engineering from a US university and am applying for a researcher position at a university in Norway. They are requesting an academic letter that includes "a ...
3
votes
0answers
250 views

Timeline on mathematics postdoctoral reasearch proposal

I am applying for a postdoc in mathematics and I have to include a research proposal with the usual info and also timescale. This bugs me a lot. I am doing theoretical research, I don't have any ...
3
votes
1answer
715 views

How to explain a recent bad semester to graduate school admissions?

I am an international student with a 3.7 US equivalated GPA. I applied to a grad school program in the US fresh out of undergrad and was accepted. I was a part-time student at that grad school. ...
2
votes
0answers
86 views

Dropping out of PhD in my home country to start a new one in the UK

I saw question similar to this but wanted to specify my problem. I did my Master in the UK and graduated in 2018 and decided to start PhD in my own country last year. As it took a little bit time to ...
2
votes
0answers
69 views

Submitted humanities PhD applications (US) but concerned with potentially wrong documents submitted

I recently applied to a few PhD programs in the US. Perhaps because of my drowsiness due to working late, I wasn't paying full attention when I was checking my documents (statements of purpose, ...
2
votes
0answers
113 views

Defer and re-apply or attend?

I am set to begin a MS/PhD in an engineering discipline at a top 5 program. I mention this because, despite the concerns I will lay out below, I am sure that I'll be able to make good connections ...
2
votes
0answers
167 views

How to write a statement of purpose for a PhD project you do not understand?

I am trying to write a statement of purpose for a PhD position in physics in the UK. I have a master’s degree in physics which is the standard requirement for such a position. I have been interested ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

How to fill a "Relevant Knowledge/Training Skills" section in an application form for a Master Degree

I am applying for a Master in Law (distance learning) in a top-ranked UK university. To do that, I need to fill in a form with several details and then upload some specific documents. One of the ...
2
votes
0answers
264 views

How to handle reference requests for a concurrent postdoc application that may seem unnecessary?

I recently applied for several postdoc positions. Two of them ("A" and "B") are closely related to my doctoral dissertation topic, and these applications were quite strongly welcomed. I am already in ...
2
votes
0answers
209 views

Advice about letters of recommendation for Phd application

I'm a relatively old student (29F) Currently applying for PhD positions in ecology, mainly in Europe. Many applications encourage adding 3 letters of recommendation. I have two solid ones related to ...
2
votes
0answers
419 views

Asking for an REU recommendation letter from a professor in a different discipline

I am applying to a number of Physics REUs that require 2 letters of recommendation. I am having my Physics Lab professor write one, but am considering having my linear algebra professor write another. ...
2
votes
0answers
270 views

Is it feasible to quit a PhD program, do an MS (or two) for better qualification, then begin again?

I am in my first year of a finance PhD at a top 25 program. I could get through the program and get an okay job, but my goal isn't just to be another professor, I want to be absolutely outstanding, ...
2
votes
0answers
290 views

Will the publications on Open Acess journal (like Hindawi) harm the PhD application to economics or finance departments in USA (or MPhil in UK)?

How will the departments view the PhD, PostDoc, and AP applicants with SJR tier Q3(4) publications and/or publications on open access journals? Personally I believe that at the specialization level ...
2
votes
0answers
107 views

How much of a master's program would a Ph.D. admissions committee consider?

I will be starting a master's degree in applied mathematics in the U.S. this fall and am considering entering a Ph.D. program after this. The master's program lasts two years; I'd want to begin the Ph....
2
votes
0answers
392 views

RA position: accidentally submitted incomplete documents

I am coming to the end of a PhD, and recently submitted an application for an RA position at another university. For the application I had to submit a CV and cover letter. Today I found out that my ...
2
votes
0answers
105 views

Applying for terminal MA in sociology, concerned about weak letters and missed funding deadlines. Is it better to put off application for a year?

I'm strongly interested in a terminal MA in Sociology (because I am currently not willing to commit to the length of a US PhD program) and know that I want to work in research for social policy. I'm ...
2
votes
0answers
627 views

How long do applicants ususaly have to accept a PhD offer? How committing is it?

I'm currently and full-time employment and planning a career switch. I've identified a doctorate programme as something I'd be interested in doing and so consequently I'm going on full steam with the ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

Not sure when exactly will be applying for a PhD (and what program) - is it a good idea to ask for letters of recommendation now?

I graduated last year (MEng) and since have been working in an office software development job. I figured that I want to start pursuing research, in order to contribute most to the issues I care about ...
2
votes
0answers
887 views

How to mention non-academic projects/experiences in a PhD application?

I want to research as a PhD student after several years of being away from academia but am unsure which non-academic positions to include, how many of them, and how to describe them: The PhD will be ...
2
votes
0answers
91 views

Is there benefit in listing fewer degree options in MS application?

When applying to university one can choose multiple degree programmes he/she wish to apply. Usually you also list them according to your priority. For example application can be targeted to: MS in ...
2
votes
0answers
361 views

How many PhD programs does the average STEM applicant apply to in Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)?

I was wondering if there are data on the number of applications that people make to PhD programs in Europe (Ger, At, CH). My guess is that it depends on the area/field, in particular I am looking for ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

How to write a research proposal for a university in UK?

I am applying to a PhD position in Pure math in UK. Application form asks for research proposal but I don't have any specific problem now which I would like to work on although I have a good ...
1
vote
0answers
125 views

What to say to admissions committee to mitigate impact of missing recommendation letters?

I have just finished applying to 8 graduate programs this Fall, all of which had deadlines on Dec. 15th (today is Dec. 23rd). It has been pretty smooth except for one thing I'm concerned about. I ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Will applying for a masters in the same/similar field where I did my postgraduate diploma and a postgraduate program a problem in German Universities?

I have read that doing a master's in a similar field and then applying for the same master's elsewhere will weaken an application. However, my case is slightly different. After doing a BSc Industrial ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

How should I ask my Supervisor for a reference letter?

I am a stem cell biology masters student in Japan and the lab I am in is a good lab. However, I have had struggles with my day to day life here in Japan. I find myself sad and even get depressed from ...
1
vote
0answers
151 views

How to respond to professor about visa problems when applying for a post-doc?

Currently I'm in the process of my post-doc application in the US, but I may encounter some inevitable problems with my visa (J-1) application. The professor said that they have not had any scientists ...
1
vote
0answers
121 views

Withdrawal from a PhD program and apply to another one: is PhD transcript submission mandatory?

I am about to withdraw from a PhD program and apply to another one, do you suggest to submit my transcripts if I have low grads or just mention my former program in my CV? Both are among the top 30 ...
1
vote
0answers
61 views

Mentioning a professor's work in the statement of purpose when they aren't the first author

I am applying to graduate school (USA, computer science/machine learning), and one potential PhD advisor is Bob. Many of the papers that he coauthored overlap significantly with my interests. One of ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

What do Master's scholarships look for in candidates?

I am planning to apply for scholarships to undertake a Master's course in Europe (I am from Argentina). However, in many applications I notice that students are asked to answer some questions that are ...
1
vote
0answers
128 views

Applying to a PhD program 12 years after completing an MS degree

I have finally found a PhD program that appeals to me based on my work history and research interests. There is a potential problem, though, in that the program wants at least one academic reference--...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

The order of Aims, Objectives, and Research Question in the grant proposal application

What should be the order of my Research Questions, Aim, and Order in response to the following section. The order that looks logical to me is Research Question => Aim => Objective . Any ...
1
vote
0answers
91 views

Impact of Masters thesis on PhD application

I am a final year masters student and I will be defending in Fall 2020. I will be applying for PhD in Fall 2021. At the start of my Masters thesis, me and my PI had a specific goal in mind (lets call ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

A second bachelor degree or a master in US?

I graduated from a Canadian university 5 years ago in Electrical Engineering. My dream is to pursue a phD in Computer Science. However, the courses of my study is quite different from that in CS. I'm ...
1
vote
0answers
109 views

Cover letter vs CV vs research statement at academicjobsonline

I'm applying for postdoc positions via academicjobsonline and a typical call requires (1) Cover letter (2) CV (3) Research statement. Previously I was applying to an aggregate of European universities ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

Need advice about a vague question on postdoc position search and post thesis submission dilemma

I am a veteran PhD student who have just submitted my PhD thesis and am waiting for my defense. The defense is to be scheduled for the end of the year (end of November). Due to lack of proper ...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

How to improve myself to be at specific area for statistical studies?

My background (bachelor + part of my master degree) was as mathematics. Then I complete my PhD in developing statistical models. My study does not apply to a specific area (for example, finance, sport,...
1
vote
0answers
91 views

Trouble handling simultaneous PhD application in two different teams of the same institute

So, there are team A and team B of the same institute and I have been interested in both since I started looking for a PhD, especially in team B. I have been writing an application for team B but had ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

Improving my application package regarding Maths undergraduate grades [for Master in Economics Program]

I am looking for some recommendations about how I could enhance my application package for a Master (MA/MSc) in Economics, considering that I have low grades in mathematics courses, despite that I ...
1
vote
0answers
97 views

I have to enter term type of universities I attended, but my country doesn't follow credit hour system

I'm applying to Ph.D. programs, and the online application asks me to enter the college's term system. They write that "Term system refers to the type of hours your credits are worth, not the length ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

Writing to prospective advisors who co-authored a paper

I wrote an enquiry mail about graduate positions to a Professor who is working in the field I am interested in. I cited a paper authored by the professor in my e-mail. The paper is co-authored by ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

Canadian Ph.D. for a master of engineering science degree holder without transcript

I am master of engineering science graduate from Malaysia and here, the M.Sc. doesn't have any course work so it is pretty much like a 2 years Ph.D. thus I don't have any transcript or what-so-ever, ...
1
vote
0answers
108 views

What all should be included in a motivation letter for PhD in Geology?

What all should be added in a motivation letter for a PhD in Geology? Should I write about: My M.Sc project? My schooling? My hobbies? How I got interested in that particular topic? What can I do ...
1
vote
0answers
550 views

What should be in a cover letter for a mini course/summer school application?

I'm a graduate student in STEM applying for some mini-courses and summer schools, most ask for a cover letter. I haven't done much research yet as a grad student yet, and the projects I am working on ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

Requesting Alternate Ph.D. Interview Date

Good afternoon all, I am currently experiencing a (good) dilemma of having to choose between two schools who have their interview date scheduled for the same day. At first, I was contemplating just ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

Applying for a lecturership. What should I write in "supporting statement" through the on-line application?

I have already prepared my CV, my cover letter, my research and teaching plans, as well as a document with my previous research overview. When applying through the university website, there is a ...
1
vote
0answers
226 views

When sending a CV for MSc thesis, should I omit any evidence that I am not going to end up doing a PhD?

Before long, the research interests of the faculty members at the university I am at will be expressed to us with regards to MSc dissertation ideas. (I am in the computer science department at a ...