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Is it easier to get a foreign medical degree (MBBS) recognized in Australia than in Germany? [closed]

Is it easier to get an MBBS degree recognized in Australia than in Germany?
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Stipend vs Fee for Australian PhD

I am thinking to apply for a PhD Programme in Australia. But having a look at the websites of almost all the universities, I got to know that the amount of stipend per year a PhD candidate gets is ...
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Further study with bad scores after psychology undergraduate (Australia) [closed]

I recently finished my Bachelor of Psychology degree with bad scores. I know honours is off the table for me but now I’m thinking that the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced) might be ...
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Should I inform my potential supervisor that my family has just suffered from financial hardship?

Here is my story. I am an international student intending to pursue a PhD program in Australia. I have found a potential supervisor. I showed him lots of enthusiasm about how I really wanted to work ...
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Is it possible to apply for a Ph.D. position as an international student without all recommendation letters in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand?

I have been working with my supervisor for years. Now, when I submit applications to universities abroad, most of them require two professor recommendation letters. When I informed my former ...
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What should I expect in a meeting with the Postgraduate student coordinator as an international PhD applicant?

I am a PhD applicant to Australia in STEM. I had preliminary meetings with my potential supervisors and have already submitted my application. However, today one of them informed me that the ...
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Is it allowed for a scholarship beneficiary in Australia to earn more than a stipend?

I am a PhD (research sector) student with full scholarship. I normally work 4 hours every day (Mon-Fri) which means I worked for 20 hours per week and 40 hours in 2 weeks, from 7pm-11 pm shift. ...
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Is it worth doing a second Bachelor's degree?

Currently, I am studying for a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance in Australia. Although I find my program enjoyable, I have a particular interest in mathematics, particularly on the ...
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How are PhD studies in Australia perceived?

For some background, I am currently an Australian PhD student in my 4th year. From reading posts on this site I have gradually noticed the differences between the content of my degree and of a PhD ...
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Being a postdoc in Canberra [closed]

I have worked in a top public university in the US collaborating with well-known people and have been contemplating applying to Australian National University Canberra for another postdoc. I am an ...
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Does Honours results have an expiry date like a Bachelor degree does?

I completed a First class Honours degree in 2000 and I am now considering doing a PhD. In Australia, degrees older than 10 years are no longer considered valid academically and I was wondering if it ...
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Research project scholarship in Australian university

After a zoom interview and sending my cv, certificates and research proposal, one Professor has sent an email inviting me to apply for the University of Queensland PhD program admission and research ...
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How do I change my PhD stipend from a private to a public one whilst keeping the same research project and owning the IP? (v2)

I'm 1 year into my PhD and don't want to be involved with the private cooperative research centre (CRC) who is funding my PhD anymore. How do I change my stipend from a private to a public one whilst ...
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To what extent can good Honours marks and research experience make up for middling undergrad grades?

I am halfway through my Honours at an Australian University and am wanting some advice about grad school admissions and acceptance. Last year I got accepted into an honours program at one of the top ...
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Can you get promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Sydney if you have good research outputs but not ARC grant? [closed]

Currently considering resigning from an associate prof position in the US to take up a lecturer one at Sydney Uni but am worried that promotion might be very hard to get without ARC funding. No one in ...
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Which factors should I consider when choosing between 2 jobs in 2 different countries? [closed]

I am faced with a dilemma: I just returned from two years trying out a lecturer position at a top Australian university. My US public R1 was generous to grant me a leave of absence to do so. I am ...
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Is it a problem if I start doing research too early?

After graduation, I will go to a graduate school to pursue a master by research degree in Applied Mathematics. The program will be research-based without any coursework. The supervisors can suggest ...
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Prospects of Australian Ph.D. holder in CSE [closed]

please forgive my ignorance as I am from a third world country where people hardly pursue a Ph.D, so I am very unknowledgeable regarding this. I have recently been accepted for a fully funded Ph.D in ...
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My supervisor is forcing me to change my PhD thesis to masters after 4 years of my PhD and passing all of exams, is that possible? [closed]

I am student in one of Australia Universities, my PhD supervisor is forcing to change my thesis from PhD to masters and this after 4 years of my candidature after passing all of my exams of ...
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We are applying for Australia and my wife wants to pursue her diploma? [closed]

My wife and I want to go to Australia. She wants to pursue her diploma in hotel management and so we are on the verge of writing our SOP. Should I state that she is single or married, as we heard that ...
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Is it petty to expect people to use your title in a professional setting?

As a general rule, I'm a laid back person and don't take life too seriously. So while I have a PhD, let's say, I don't wave around. (So much so that my PhD scroll hasn't been framed yet). I work ...
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Relocating to a new city for postdoc when you have a partner [closed]

I recently applied and interviewed for a post doc position in a leading scientific institution in Australia. I never thought I'd get the position, and the reason why I interviewed was to get more ...
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How can I contact a professor after few months?

I have written Professor X (Australia) for a Ph.D. position with my CV (in June) and he asked for 3 reference names in return. I sent it. As I did not write him seeing any advertisement so I waited. ...
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Is there the risk of repercussions after making a formal complaint?

If I make a formal complaint against my PhD supervisor, where I have evidence of them failing to comply with university policy in Australia, is it reasonable to be afraid that they could essentially ...
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Do bachelor's and master's degrees have to be the same in order to apply for a doctorate?

I got my bachelors degree in the field of wood and paper science engineering and got my masters degree in the field of industrial engineering. I have more than 15 years of experience in the field of ...
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Switching Academic Fields for Grad Admission - Europe and Australia

I am a pre-final year Electronics and Communication Engineering Undergraduate. I am very much interested in pursuing higher studies in Radio Astronomy and am working on multiple projects in a specific ...
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Funding for Phd positions in Australia

Are PhD positions in Australia fully funded for international students like in the US and Europe? I shall be applying for PhD programs in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Also, are scholarships given for ...
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How hard is it to get a research oriented job in the US with an Austrailian PhD (Computer Engineering)? [closed]

How hard is it to get a job at a leading research lab in the US (like Amazon, Microsoft) with an Australian PhD (from University of New South Wales, Sydney)? Will taking up a postdoc position in a US ...
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Can PhD students take a semester or two to study abroad, similar in nature to a sabbatical?

I know that it is common for professors to take sabbaticals and conduct research at other institutions, but I was wondering if this is something that is available to PhD students as well? I ask ...
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Do PhD students have to be in a certain age range to receive a scholarship? [duplicate]

I am going to pursue my Ph.D. in Australia or New Zealand, I don't know if my age can affect my application regarding getting a scholarship. I definitely need a scholarship and stipend to help me to ...
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What does "funding" mean for undergraduate students performing research over the holiday period?

I am currently an undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience. I recently asked the research coordinator of our faculty if there were any opportunities to conduct research over the ...
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What is a bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering

Context: I am high school student in Australia and currently applying for university 2021. I am interested in engineering and I came across this "bachelor OF Engineering (Honours) and Master of ...
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Is it ok to write a professor again who did not reply me yet? [duplicate]

I have written a professor who has an available Ph.D. position with my CV. After 3 days the professor replied with an apology for being late and said she went through my CV carefully and my work ...
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What are some criteria to get an Australian PhD scholarship? [closed]

I want to apply for a PhD in Australia and I wrote a professor (who has an open position) with my CV. He was very positive in his mail and encouraged me to apply for that position. Now I want to know ...
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Is it wrong to call yourself Dr First_Name Last_Name when you have a Professional Doctorate such as DTech or DBA and not a PhD or MBBS?

Is it wrong to call yourself Dr First_Name Last_Name when you have a Professional Doctorate such as DTech or DBA and not a PhD or MBBS?
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Is it possible to get a Ph.D. position in Europe after a one-year diploma?

I had interviewed by a professor for a Ph.D. position in Australia and the application has been unsuccessful. However, the professor wrote I did well in the interview and encouraged me to apply for a ...
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Australian Honours degree for admission into European PhD programs

I have currently completed a Bachelor's degree in mathematics in Australia and want to go onto do a PhD in pure mathematics in Belgium or Germany. I need to either complete my Honours degree next year ...
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Potential Collaborators insisting on Joining Supervision Panel

TLDR: Researchers wanting to join supervisory team instead of collaborating, why? I have started my PhD for awhile now and I am gearing up for my confirmation presentation (research proposal defence)....
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Visa application for PhD studies Australia [closed]

I want to commence my PhD studies in Melbourne as an international student. I have come to know that I need to enroll my child in australian school for submitting visa application via homeaffairs ...
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Chance of applying as a prospective PhD student in semesters [closed]

Is it usual that the chance for a PhD student that aims to apply for the second semester of the educational year (i.e. spring semester) and sends his/her application for professors may be lesser than ...
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Taking a year off from Master program due to severe injury and doing online courses as I am not fit for work.(Future Prospects)

Since I have taken a year off from my Master's program due to a severe accident, all I am doing now are online courses as I am not fit to do any work. But will this in a way affect my future prospects ...
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positioning yourself for research positions after graduating from a PhD in a different country

I asked this on Reddit also but didn't get any responses so I am trying here. I am a first year PhD student thinking about how I can start to better position myself to get a research position after ...
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Would preaching in a church be advantageous for becoming a lecturer?

In general, the job of a lecturer (under Australian terminology- I think the terminology is different in America) can be divided up into two main areas of focus: research and teaching, with the latter ...
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In Australia, possibility of transfer from a fixed-term Lecturer to a continuing appointment [closed]

Recently I got a position as a 3-year fixed-term lecturer at an Australia university. I wonder if there is any possibility to transfer to permanent position? Or I would have a better chance if I apply ...
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What is the most likely cause of short, quick, and useless reviews? [closed]

My theoretical computer-science paper that I submitted to an Australian (i.e., located in Australia this year) B-level (according to http://portal.core.edu.au/conf-ranks) DBLP-listed computer-science ...
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Can an international student manage his cost of living in Australia if his 4 years PhD tuition fee is waived off by the university?

I received an offer of admission from one of the Australian Universities in Perth. My supervisor recommended my application for tuition fee waive off scholarship and university has accepted that. I ...
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How to identify A/A* Journal

The academic promotions procedure at my Australian university includes specifically publications in A/A* journals. What defines A/A* and where can I find out which journals are in this category?
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How to present a degree that was earned abroad on a business card?

I live in Australia and hold a M.A. degree from the University of Hamburg. That degree doesn't exist in Australia, so I can't get it acknowledged through the accrediting bodies. What is the ...
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What is a research assistant in the Australian system?

I've noticed postings for positions with the title “research assistant” from Australian universities. They require a PhD and are often (or exclusively) one-year contracts. Are these positions akin to ...
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Is there a professional etiquette regarding jackets in academia? [closed]

So, I’m sure we all know about the stereotype of the professor in the tweed jacket. Based on a cursory web search, it looks like the stereotype started because tweed was a relatively cheap but warm ...
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