Questions tagged [application]

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

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Advice on pursuing higher education after working for 7 years

I completed bachelors in Mechanical engineering in 2013 and have been working since Jan 2014. My current job as a 'manufacturing engineer' is a non-technical back office job (because I'm from India ...
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Should I attach CV to my first email for a postdoc position?

I am going to send an email to a professor asking about her support for a postdoc position. I just want to know whether I attach my CV to my first email or it is better to wait for her feedback on my ...
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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 ...
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My paper has advanced into the 2nd phase of a 2-phase review process in a top conference, does it in itself help in a PhD application?

So, I just finished my master's in Computer Science, and I plan to apply to some PhD programs later this year. The review process works in 2 phases: during 1st phase the paper goes to a group of ...
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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 ...
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Forum to get SOPs/Draft Emails/CV reviewed

Is there a forum (comprising of grad students, maybe even postdocs or PIs) which would help me review drafts of my SOP or the cold emails I wish to send to prospective PIs or my academic CV? I am ...
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Referencing previous experience in unrelated field in cover letter

I am planning on applying for PhD positions in Europe (both open calls and cold emails). I have two publications from the lab where I did my BSc. Of course, they are listed in my CV but I am wondering ...
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What if a referee doesn't respond on time? [duplicate]

Imagine the scenario where someone applies for an academic position, for a postdoc or later career stage. Three letters of reference are needed by the closing date on the application; two letters ...
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If a job ad asks for a research statement and a teaching statement, should I also include a cover letter?

A job I am applying to explicitly asks for a research statement, teaching statement and a CV. It doesn't mention a cover letter. Is it assumed that I will also include a cover letter?
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Should I send a critical position paper or an empirical study as my PhD writing sample?

For PhD programs in educational sciences/studies, which is a better writing sample? A critical position paper which applies a theory to other researchers' published data and comes up with an ...
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Order of name and title in references of CV

Since the references in a CV includes a few names of people and their titles, I would like to put them in an alphabet order. Note that in my country, family names are always put first, for example: ...
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What documents to include when contacting a potential PhD supervisor? The recommendations differ

I am in the process of applying to PhD positions in educational sciences in the US and UK. However, I have come across two distinct recommendations regarding what to include in my email when ...
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Listing other institutions in PhD application [duplicate]

The question of whether the PhD applicant should disclose what other schools they are applying to has already been discussed here. There does not appear to be any decisive conclusion to this, however. ...
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Why does graduate application ask for "Faculty consulted regarding admission"?

I'm applying for PhD programs and a lot of applications ask for a list of faculty that I've contacted/consulted for admissions. What's the point of this question? Seems like a waste of time to answer. ...
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Should I talk about courses I plan to take before starting graduate school in my CV or statement of purpose?

I am applying for graduate schools in Math and I was wondering if it is okay to talk about what courses I plan on taking this Fall and next Spring before the beginning of Fall 2022. Should I talk ...
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How to propose a peer for recommendation when you are applying for a new job?

I obtained my Ph.D. degree last year and I work in the same department for several years. I like this workplace but I also think about applying for a postdoc position somewhere else. I don't intend to ...
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PhD application lots of publications, mediocre grades

I am currently applying to PhD programmes to Computer Science departments in the area of Natural Language Processing. My grades are rather mediocre, though during my bachelor (3yrs) and master (2yrs) ...
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Is it possible to transfer university midway through the first month of university? [closed]

I'm a university student in Ontario Canada. For personal reasons, I am looking to move to another university right now (ASAP). I'm a second-year student on my 3rd day of classes. Which U I will move ...
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How to bring up disabled access requirements in postdoc application

I am currently applying for a postdoc, after a 2.5 year period of illness during my PhD. For most of that time I wasn't really able to work at all. In the last 6-months or so I have been able to work ...
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Redundant academic recommendation letter vs. a professional one?

I am applying for a PhD in tumor biology in the United States. Most institutions require 3 letters of recommendation. I currently work at a lab doing cancer research where I have two PIs as my bosses. ...
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Should I do a summer research internship?

I am currently a master's student in computer science, doing research with one of my professors. They are a good mentor, and pay well. However, our research interests aren't quite aligned - they're ...
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Outdoor skills as ticket to the archaeology PhD?

I have an office job that should provide me solid financial base for early pensioning. I've lately developed passion for outdoor activities (mountaineering, diving etc.) when it was too late to adapt ...
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Letter of Recommendation from Former Employer for Graduate School?

I'm a fourth year math student who's beginning to look into PhD schools. I worked at a math tutoring center for about three years, and I'm wondering whether it's a good idea to submit a letter of ...
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Emailing profs for PhD enquiries

I'm a Masters (Physics) student from India and I am looking to apply to the UK and Europe for a PhD for Autumn 2022. I am making a list of people I would like to work under. In doing so I have a few ...
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Effects of various types of publications on PhD applications

I am curious as to how different kinds of (undergrad, conference) publications affect a PhD application. The field is computer science, but perspectives from others is welcome. Some examples for ...
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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 ...
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What to do if I don't secure a PhD position (UK)? [closed]

I'm applying for PhD programs in CS/statistics next year in the UK, and am worried I might not secure a place (I'm at a weird position where I have weak grades, but a strong research proposal and good ...
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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....
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How to pursue PhD after getting a low GPA (and no research) during my undergrad in India?

I am from India, and I would like to pursue further education (maybe even a Ph.D.). I've messed up my BE degree (in Computer Science and Engineering) by getting consistently low marks from the second ...
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Is September too late to start sending emails to prospective advisors for PhD in the US?

I am planning to send emails to potential Ph.D. supervisors in my area of research at the start of September. I recently found out that most of my colleagues have already sent out these letters as ...
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Recommendation letter choice: mild one from a famous scholar or strong one from my previous manager

I am applying for CS PhD programs in the US, most of which require 3 recommendation letters. I have already gotten two letters from my previous university advisors (a professor and an assistant ...
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Part of my MA thesis or empirical paper for PhD writing sample? None seem to fit the criteria

I am applying to PhD programs in educational sciences and they sometimes ask for a writing sample. I am undecided about sending part of my MA thesis or an empirical paper that is in preparation. Each ...
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How does the phd admission system of a large department work?

I am applying for computer science PhD in the US. From answers of @Nathan S. in Is it unwise to contact the professor directly before getting admitted to a program in US? and @aeismail in How to ...
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How early can I get the conversation started with a prospective postdoc advisor?

I am a little more than a year away from my funding running out (not taking into account any Covid-related extensions which may or may not be granted and thus can't be relied on). Hence, I would ...
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Am I in a position to do a PhD? [closed]

I’m a physics student in the UK who should be on track for a first (nothing incredible, but not scraping either) at one of the top institutions in the country, for my undergrad, which is an integrated ...
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Removing old GRE scores when applying to PhD program for a second time [closed]

I would like to apply to a PhD program for a second time, but without my old scores being imported from my first application. I had sent my GRE (and subject GRE) scores to the institution when ...
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Should you briefly discuss your research proposal's framework/objectives in your personal statement for your PhD application?

I am drafting my personal statement for my application to a PhD program at a university in the US. This university, like many other universities in the US, does not require PhD applicants to submit a ...
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Could I include non-academical projects to my CV for phd application?

I have just joined this community and I am going to apply for a CS PhD for Fall 2022. Currently, I am preparing my CV. Since I have been working in the industry as a software engineer for roughly five ...
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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 ...
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Are my chances of getting into a PhD program better if I do not need funding?

I searched the site and couldn't find any information on this topic so I thought I would ask myself. I have been at work for quite a while now and am fortunate that they have offered to support me ...
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Does it make sense to contact potential PhD supervisors after having submitted the application?

I already submitted my application and they are about to start interviews, however learning more about the faculty I found a potential supervisor and I would like to know whether there are chances ...
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Would getting two master's degree in the same field (immunology) be a red flag in a PhD application?

I'm from Brazil and I really, really want to be able to pursue my Ph.D. in Immunology at Yale University. I have a Bachelor's degree in Medicine here in Brazil, and I'm currently taking my Master's ...
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Requesting an unaddressed, open recommendation letter for use in non-academic settings

I am a European master student and recently accepted a PhD position (Computer Science/Machine Learning) in a German speaking country. I did multiple research internships in Europe during my master's, ...
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Do 2 bachelor's degrees look bad for PhD admissions?

I am currently doing my second bachelor's degree after having gotten very sick towards the end of my first and not being able to take the classes that I wanted, or the sufficient research experience ...
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German Fachhochschule (university of applied science) degree validation in USA and other countries

I'm currently trying to start a bachelors in Germany as an international student. However, I have to decide between going to a normal university or a so-called Fachhochschule. According to what I have ...
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Should I ask my class instructors for letters of recommendations for a fellowship?

I am a first-year graduate student in mechanical engineering. For most of the fellowships I want to apply, such as the NSF fellowship for graduate students, they all require 3 letters of ...
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Looking for advice to push PhD program application over the threshold of acceptability [duplicate]

I applied to PhD programs in mathematics last year and unfortunately wasn't accepted to any of the schools I applied to (miserable). I was looking for advice in what I can do before December to help ...
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What are the main websites and mailing lists for PhD applications in computer science? [closed]

I'm currently completing a master degree and would like to continue working in research (public or private). My main interested are computer science, operations research, combinatorial optimization ...
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How to send letters of reference (LOR) online? [duplicate]

I am applying to university very soon and my LORs are already ready. I will send my application online. But how do I send LORs? Do I have to get my recommenders sign the letter and scan them and add ...
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University made the decision that they wany to keep my PhD application for the next round. What to make of it? What to do?

I applied to a high-ranking university (social sciences; English-speaking country, not the US), but it was a late application. They seemed interested in my case and I was even interviewed by my ...

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