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

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GRE mathematics subject test

I received a scaled score of 480 and it seems it is not a nice score for GRE mathematics subject test. Should I include it or should I not include it in my application for masters in astrophysics in ...
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Applied to Ph.D. position in Norway; process has taken 5 months so far [duplicate]

So I applied to two positions in Norway, and the process has been slow. I know it would be slow but not this slow. For the 1st position: I knew it would open because of a professor who was interested ...
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Extending the PhD Project into Post-Doc

I am an early career researcher about to finish my PhD in six months or so. My area ispolitical science, and I study a very interesting conjunction of a few research areas. I found a good post-doc ...
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Can I write "paper accepted without revisions" on a CV?

I am a recent Ph.D. graduate applying to postdoc positions, and I am a bit uneasy about the small number of publications I have worked on. However, the main paper I worked on during my Ph.D. was ...
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Appropriate Timing for Follow-Up After Positive Initial Response from Prospective Postdoc Advisor (Math) [duplicate]

I am a final year Ph.D. student in a US math department and I am in the process of applying for Postdoc positions. After applying for a Postdoc position at a top 40 school, I emailed a professor I am ...
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Should I Read a Draft of a Recommendation Letter?

A professor writing a letter of recommendation for me sent a draft to my email and asked for my input. For context, I'm applying to graduate humanities programs in the US and already officially waived ...
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Importance of Internships and Research Experience for Admission to Master's or Ph.D. Programs in Pure Mathematics

I am a first-year undergraduate student majoring in mathematics and plan to pursue a master's degree in pure mathematics, with aspirations toward a career in academia. However, I am curious about the ...
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In college and grad-school applications, will the information of self-identified sex information be shared among all reviewers?

Speaking out one's own unusual sexual identity and unusual sex-orientation sometimes take a huge amount of bravery, yet most university applicants in USA are required to disclose that information (...
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Considerations for applying to postdoc positions and contacting faculty

I am applying for postdoc positions using the Mathjob website. I've noticed that some universities inquire if I've been in contact with faculty members in their departments. I applied for several of ...
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Master's supervisor said he didn't post projects because he's not taking in any students but said I should apply anyway for PhD in his group?

Basically the title. I have met my supervisor to ask for a LOR and he was genuinely surprised when I said I'm also applying to his group. He said he had already taken in 3 students and didn't want to ...
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I wrongly emailed a professor from a personal email, should I send the email again from my institutional email or wait?

I was writing to a professor from another university about the possibility of an internship in his lab, but I thought I sent it from my university email only to later realize I sent it from my ...
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Choosing a benchmark

I am a professor currently involved in our accreditation application. In one section of the application, I must define our program strengths based on statistical data. Our statistical data is ...
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How important it is to mention future research interests to a supervisor when asking for a LOR?

I saw this answer and thought I shot myself in the foot by messing up my meeting with my supervisor when asking for a letter of recommendation and not clearly mentioning what I am interested in. I did ...
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Should I tell the truth or just say I was a RA?

I am applying to PhD programs for the fall 2024 cycle in the US. However, I am very worried because I previously was a PhD candidate in Europe for 6 months. I left because of harassment and bullying. ...
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Number of recommendation letters while applying through Mathjobs

I am applying for postdoc positions in math. In MathJobs, I can add 5 recommendation letters (4 for research and 1 for teaching) for any position even if the position specifically asks for 4 letters. ...
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Is there such a thing as "too much overlap" with the PhD supervisor?

Currently I am applying for PhDs in social anthropology in UK. I have multiple applications going on at the moment. One of my possible supervisors is directly working on the issue I proposed for my ...
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How can I appeal an apparently unethical decision to take down a job posting early?

I've found a call for PhD students or data scientists at a certain university. The instructions were very clear that applications would be accepted until Oct 12th 2023, and only then they would be ...
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How do I demonstrate that I've read relevant research in a motivation letter

I am an undergraduate applying for a research internship at another university. The application guidelines for the position specify that the motivation letter must show that the applicant has read a ...
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Transcript in bad print

I am going to apply for MS programs in The US and the transcripts I received for my bachelors from my former university are just xerox of my original marksheet with verification stamp and sign of ...
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Top 3% in Reference Letter when applying to Yale

I am applying for a master's program at Yale university. My advisor has given me a draft of his reference letter for me. Overall it is a very nice letter, and finishes "[name] always shows great ...
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Should I explain my grades in my application to grad school?

First, some general information about me. I am studying in an integrated bachelor's and master's program majoring in biology at a top-20 institute in India. In most aspects, my application (in my ...
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Applying for a PhD as a disabled person: apply for preferential access?

I am about to apply for a PhD position at a European university as an EU citizen. I suffer from a physical disability. As such, I have the right to apply for preferential access due to my disability ...
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Can I include high school info in CV for PhD application?

I'm a Master's student who is applying for Ph.D in the U.S. In my case, I graduated from high school (China), undergraduate (Canada), Master's (Korea, my home country) in all different countries. So I ...
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Caltech: Chemistry vs. Chemical Engineering Ph.D.—What's the Real Difference?

I'm exploring Ph.D. programs at Caltech in both Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. I have a few questions to better understand the implications of choosing one over the other: Besides coursework, ...
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How do I ask for a few extra days to consider an offer of a PhD postion?

I emailed professor X some weeks ago. They had no PhD position open but told me they would get in touch again when and if some grant were to be approved (they might have a position then). He now ...
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Which is more important in choosing a PhD programme: institution or advisor? [duplicate]

Short and simple question: as a prospective PhD student, should I consider applying to universities which aren't as good/prestigious (still top 500 worldwide, for instance) in my area, in order to ...
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Applying for a PhD in a different area

I've seen many posts in this website about changing fields (sample: 1, 2, 3, etc...). This is very reassuring for me, since I wanted to do just that. Just to sum up, I want to study an area of ...
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What distinguishes the people who get academic jobs from the people who don't? [closed]

Is it that the people who land the jobs are harder working, or better at networking, have more famous advisors, have more prestigious papers, or something else?
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Getting back into academia after a two-year gap

Two years ago, I got my degree from a master's programme in theoretical physics. After graduation, I took some time off as I felt burnt out after completing my studies away from home during the ...
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PhD offer: what to do after a long reflection pause?

I have been offered a PhD position (to which I did not apply, it was from a professor who knows me). I am not entirely sure about accepting, but for various reasons I don't want to give a negative ...
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About Graduate schools requiring ALL transcripts before application

I finished my Bachelor's degree this summer and enrolled in a one-year master's program starting this September. I will be applying for math PhD programs in the USA this December. The problem is that ...
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Postdoc or permanent position

I am finishing my PhD soon and am working on computational chemistry within biomolecules. On the one hand, I would love to go for a postdoc: to learn something and also earn a bigger penny. On the ...
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I have 4 semesters of terrible grades from 6 years ago due to epilepsy. Do I have any chance at still making it into grad school?

8 years ago, I had a brain injury that caused me to start having seizures on a daily basis. The problem is that they were not typical, it just looked like I would faint, and then I wouldn’t be able to ...
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Am I eligible to do a PhD in the UK with 2.2 undergraduate degree and a 1st graduate degree?

I have completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Science with a grade of 2.2 (Lower second class) and a MSc in Robotics with a distinction (1st class). I have published a paper in an international ...
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How to decline or take time with a PhD offer

I have inquired about a PhD position at a group. After a chat with the supervisor, and some time, I was invited to apply to the doctoral school (they never said they'd take me). Then holidays came and ...
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How early can I submit a postdoc application in the course of my Ph.D.?

I am a finishing CS Ph.D. student (5 months to go). I applied to postdocs positions and I feel like it is a bit early to do so. What would the process resemble in this case? Do they wait for your ...
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Is there such a thing as having too broad research interests in a Ph.D application?

First some context. After majoring in astrophysics, I did an MA in philosophy of science before coming back to physics, where I'm currently working on my MSc thesis project. I intend to stay in ...
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How optimistic should I be as someone applying to the University of Helsinki, to the bachelor in science program, from a finance major in the U.S? [closed]

I want to study in Helsinki but I have no idea how I should feel about the admissions process. This switch would essentially change my major from finance to math. My biggest source of apprehension is ...
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How do I apply for a PhD in physics in France? [duplicate]

I am currently a master student in physics in my last year and am thinking about doing my PhD in France. The application process seems to be quite different from my home country and I can't find any ...
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Using figures from papers in PhD applications

Is it okay to use figures from other papers when writing a statement of purpose for a PhD application, after of course citing the paper? Or do I have to ask for permission from the author?
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How can I develop a "reasonable" list of Ph.D. programs to apply for?

I'm an undergraduate student entering the final year of my program and preparing to apply to Ph.D. programs in physics. I'm currently trying to narrow my options down to 8 or 10 schools that I'll ...
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How should I mention to my supervisor that I have emailed his collaborator for a PhD position and would like him to write a reference letter directly

I intend to apply for a PhD in my summer research supervisor's collaborator's lab. I've informed my supervisor about this, and he's willing to reach out to his collaborator to directly recommend me to ...
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Is sending the same research proposal to multiple schools considered plagiarism?

I am planning to pursue my PhD in business administration. I would like to apply to more than one school to get an admission because business schools are competitive. Can I submit my research interest ...
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Is it worth doing a second master's to get better letters of recommendation?

A few years ago, I graduated with both a master's and bachelor's degree from a globally ranked top-10 university. My overall classification was an average upper-second class (UK) - which is around a 3....
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How to prepare/modify a CV for a PhD application?

I'm going to email a potential supervisor for a PhD opportunity in aerospace engineering (astrodynamics curriculum) for introducing myself and getting more information about the PhD. I would like ...
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How to summarize a MSc thesis for PhD information request?

I am currently looking for a PhD program in Aerospace Engineering and I am going to ask by email if my research interest and thesis work fits the university research areas. Hence, I thought to ...
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Phd, funding and application [closed]

guys I am currently in the process of apply for PhD, //Background - I completed my masters from Uo Manchester with a very renowned prof scored a 70 (90 credits) in dissertation sadly i did not do ...
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How do I present an 'unfulfilled' degree on my cv for PhD/internship applications?

I currently completed a 9-month master's course at a UK university. Due to the academic intensity, I was not able to fulfill a passing grade for my course. However, the examiners allowed me to resit ...
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Can I reach out to a supervisor directly even they might not have open phd position currently?

My field of study is not a popular one (animal behavior in ecology) and my specific interest is "unexplored" (specific female behaviors and sexual conflict). Moreover, I am an international ...
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How detailed should I be in informal enquiries to advertised PhD positions?

To cold email professors asking if they would take me as a PhD student I usually craft ad-hoc and on point emails, expressing my competences and my interest in one of their articles, with reference to ...
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