Questions tagged [europe]

On standards or conventions specific to the European higher education system, which differs in structure and style from the systems in North America, Asia, or Oceania. Keep in mind that many different countries, customs and regulations coexist in Europe, so many questions will not have a unique answer that applies to the whole continent.

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Is there any way to get accepted in PhD program without masters? [closed]

I am applying for a PhD position for last few months but all the Professors say they need a masters whereas I have quite good lab experiences than a masters student even. I am very much depressed ...
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Semi-administrative position in academic/research setting after finishing Ph.D. and postdoc(s)

I would like to know what are the scopes for semi-administrative positions like research coordinator, scientific coordinator, program manager or something similar that are available for someone with ...
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How to apply for a research funding for companies?

I recently graduated from PhD and right now I am working in a consulting company. My manager asked me to write a proposal to get public funding to do research. The topic is computer science and ...
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Differences between fellowships in Europe

From the perspective of a young postdoc career in Europe, what are the differences between applying to a Marie-Curie, a Humboldt (in Germany), or an Emmy Noether fellowships? Bonus question: Are ...
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How long should an academic CV be for someone applying to post-doc positions in Europe?

I am preparing my CV for applications to post-doc positions in the field of social sciences. I will apply to positions in the EU, mainly in German language countries. I have updated my CV with my ...
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What is the English term for a Belgian non-university higher education institution?

I graduated from what is known as a "Hogeschool" in Belgium. When trying to explain this term on English websites, I've always used the term "University College" or "College", However, I'm not sure ...
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Research in computational neuroscience or computational medicine in Europe [closed]

How popular is research in computational neuroscience, or computational medicine in (mainland) Europe? I'm aware that INRIA in France does some good work, but do you know any other such groups and ...
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Does it make sense for the professor to write a recommendation letter that is directly readable by the student?

It seems that US universities usually provide a link to the professor of the applicant, and let him/her directly upload the recommendation letter to that link, meaning that the student would have no ...
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Could Brexit negatively affect PhD students in the UK who are EU nationals?

This question relates to the potential withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, a.k.a. Brexit. I am an Italian citizen, and I will start a (funded) PhD in the UK in September. Right now I don'...
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Why is it necessary to have a master’s in Europe to apply for PhD?

When I look for a PhD position, they always write that they need a master’s degree. However, most of the times I see that I have all the experience they are looking for. PhD is a lab-based work, so ...
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What is a European Doctorate Programme?

I am currently a PhD student in a EU country and recently I was advised to pursue a European Doctorate Programme. I thought that, being "European", it was some kind of regulated, inter-country ...
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Will already having a masters degree make it harder to get funding for a second masters in Europe?

If a person who already has M.Sc degree (from the university outside of Europe) wants to enter European university for another M.Sc degree, would having M.Sc degree be a hindrance for getting a ...
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Is it common for professors to use questions from the internet on an exam?

I'm in Western Europe doing a Master's degree, and I expected the education quality to be much higher then what I've seen in my previous school which was in the Middle East, but some professors here ...
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What could be the negative factors in getting a PhD position in theoretical computer science?

I have been searching and applying for funded PhD positions in Europe specially in Germany for a long time to no avail. I think, what pushes my applications back the most is the lack of proven prior ...
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How do I prepare for another application?

I applied to a Master degree in Computer Science, however my application was not accepted. The university that I applied to is one of the top ranked my field and I do intend to apply the following ...
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non-US PhD's with extensive course work [closed]

I think I understand the general difference between US and European PhD. US GRE is compulsory to get admitted to any PhD programs. First we get admitted to the institution. Need to do extensive ...
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Habilitation in Germany as a nonresident

I am a young scholar about to complete my PhD. in Finance from an Asian country. I am interested to know whether it is possible to pursue Habilitation from Germany (or any other European country) ...
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Query for a PhD

I have completed my bachelor.I have the following question 1)is it possible in any country of Europe to do a phD without a masters degree?
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How to attract students under Erasmus

I am new to Europe and have a well funded research project (but limited funding for human resource). Since the topic is very interesting, I though I can attract some graduate students to join my group ...
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Is a PhD from a developing country worth paying for?

In my country, Egypt, some well-known institutes offer PhD degrees. I want to apply for a PhD program in biostatistics for which I will certainly pay a lot of money. How much would such a program ...
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When do most students publish in a European PhD?

in US PhDs, it's typical to start publishing (first author or not) in their latter-half years. How does that work in the EU? Since EU PhDs are shorter than US programs, is it common for EU phd ...
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France/USA collaboration funding for young researcher? [closed]

I am a French citizen, I defended my PhD in Paris in November 2014, and I am working as a post-doctoral researcher in the US since December 2014. I am working in between Astrophysics and Computer ...
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Do Europe committees care about my community service for GRE learners?

I have finished applying into US schools, and now I turn to other countries. Since I don't think that there is much different between US and Europe (more specifically, UK) in the requirements in the ...
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How does PhD candidate salary compares between differen European countries, and the USA? [closed]

I would like to know which is the salary average of a PhD candidate position in chemistry in different countries of Europe or in USA. I know that in Germany and France the salaries are around 1300€ ...
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How can a Master degree lead to 300 ECTS?

http://emjd-dc.eu/files/2011/11/emjd-dc.pdf Here, one of the admission requirements is, A Master's degree corresponding to 300 ECTS. How is that possible? A Masters degree is at most of 2 years. 2 ...
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ECTS credits for US teaching credentials

In the southern United States, one of the general requirements for teaching a given course is to have 18 semester hours at the graduate level. I currently have 12 graduate hours in two separate ...
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How long do the Marie Curie IF grant results take to come out?

I submitted a Marie Curie postdoc fellowship at the beginning of September and as of now (Jan) I have not heard back —I have checked the ECAS portal. The website does not give a single Gantt chart or ...
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Applying for PHD in Europe: getting a recommendation

I'm considering applying into an (individual) PHD program, after graduating from a top Russian university (computer science) with moderately high grades in 2013 and 3 years of professional experience. ...
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Europe: Central Academic CS Job Market Service like CRA?

When searching for faculty positions in CS, I find the service http://cra.org/ads/ very useful. There you can find many job ads from North America based institutions. Is there any similar service for ...
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How fast is the admission procedure for single-slot PhD applications in top universities in the UK?

I have applied to five different universities. Four of them are in the UK and the last one elsewhere in Europe. Based on initial discussions, two of the UK universities consider me a competitive ...
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Is it practical to pursue AERO-MS in Europe?

I have an affinity for Germany, and I've heard a lot about the growing value of international experience, so I'm entertaining the possibility of applying for an MS at a German institution. However, I'...
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Second Masters in maths after master's in physics: how does it help getting into PhD in Europe?

How does it help doing a second master's in mathematics after doing first master's in Physics for getting a PhD in theoretical Physics in Europe? Will it be helpful to compensate for a low GPA in ...
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Teaching at university (pathway 3 and teaching-oriented positions)

In England, in principle, there are three pathways to professorship, or in general to teaching permanent positions at universities. The third one is for academic staff whose responsibilities are ...
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European COST Actions

I would like to ask if you think the European COST Actions are interesting for researchers? Do you see any potential advantage to join any of them? If yes, I would like to ask you how I could join ...
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How are mathematics PhDs from the USA viewed in mainland European universities?

Do American-educated mathematics PhDs generally have an advantage over natively educated PhDs (in, say, France or Italy) in applying for research positions?
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Is a Polish PhD degree in engineering equally respected in North America?

Is a Polish PhD degree in engineering equally revered as a North American degree (i.e., from Canada or USA) in the area of academia and job-market?
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Should you contact professors at universities you plan on applying to for graduate studies in mathematics? [duplicate]

I am currently applying to graduate school in mathematics. In the last year of undergraduate study I have read many papers and books by experienced mathematicians, and with the help of my honours ...
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How recent should the English language certificate be to apply for Master thesis?

When applying for Master in an European country, English certificates such as CAE, CPE, TOEFL, IELTS are required. Is there a limit about the "age" of the certificate? I got CPE 5 or 6 years ago. Is ...
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Is it possible to co-finance a personal grant in Europe if it doesn't meet salary conditions of the country?

If one obtains a personal postdoc grant to cover a couple years of research as a full-time employee, but the value of the grant is only 60% of the union-stipulated wages in the country in which you ...
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Is education in Europe really this cheap?

Is tuition in Europe really US$300 or €200 a year? That is one tenth the cost of the tuition in the developing country university where I took my bachelor's and master's. Is it really true that some ...
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Can I be admitted to a master's in the USA after a 3-year European bachelor's program?

I am an Indian citizen and I'm planning to go for my bachelors to Germany. Since schooling in Germany is 13 years in length, I'll study 1 year in India before going there. I wanted to ask that after ...
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How long is it reasonable to wait for a graduate student or postdoc to obtain a visa?

For a recent position for which an offer has been made, a colleague of mine has been waiting for more than eight months for a visa to be issued. Is there any reasonable point at which it makes more ...
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English Bachelor of Computer Science - Germany [closed]

I've googled so much for English Bachelor of Computer Science in Germany and I just found Jacobs University which teaches Computer Science in English. Though Germany is a place I would like to study, ...
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You must have a relevant Bachelor's degree to get into European grad schools in sciences? [closed]

Using Bio-sciences as an example, below seems to be the norm for admission prerequisites. US grad school in Bio-sciences: Have taken Bio 1 & 2, Chem 1 & 2, Physics 1 & 2 + some upper ...
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Why are computer science related degrees at some good European universities not ABET accredited?

I was wondering why some good European universities in the field of Computer Science and related careers, I mean: Computer Science Information Systems Software Engineering Their faculties do not ...
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Short-Term Research Programs for International Students [closed]

I will finish my MS soon and I will apply for fall 2016-PhD. I am wondering is there any short-term research assistance program ( 6-9 months) especially in Australia or European countries? If there ...
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“You are one of our top candidates.” How many candidates are there likely to be?

I have applied for a Ph.D. position at a research group in a European University and gotten an acknowledgement from a research unit member. His reply states "... you are one of our top candidates and ...
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Changing majors for masters degree specifically in Europe

I have done my bachelors in Electronics & Communications Engineering from India and I am currently working as a software developer with 1.5 years of experience. I would like to do my masters from ...
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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 ...
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Which countries have funding opportunities like ERC Advanced Grant?

The eligibility of ERC Advanced Grant is very interesting, everyone from anywhere can submit a proposal, and upon approval he should work in a host institution within European Union. This gives an ...