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What is the deadline to e-mail professors in regarding Phd Positions for session 2022 in these 2 countries

I have completed my masters in mathematics in June 2020 but couldn't apply in session 2021 due to personal reasons for phd in France and Germany. Now, I am studying some topics and this year is my ...
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Can I highlight some text in my personal statement?

I'm an undergraduate student applying to the graduate programs in the U.K. I'm preparing the personal statement and have a question about the format. From the website, there are no general ...
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Given admission based on current GPA for graduate school, but GPA drops during final term [duplicate]

How do graduate student admissions work if a student meets requirements at time of application, gets accepted, and drops below minimum requirements during their final term before graduation? For ...
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Bad grade in thesis, a paper submitted, can this help?

I am a master student, wish to apply pure math PhD. I receive a bad grade in my thesis. My undergrad major is not the field I want to apply. The only thing I got is I have a submitted paper in ...
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Should I mention results that have not been peer-reviewed in my application?

I am a master student trying to pursue PhD in mathematics. I have submitted an article to some journal, the result is about something is true. Now I want to mention the result in my personal statement ...
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Tips for applying to Caltech PhD? [duplicate]

I just obtained my Masters degree from India. My master's CGPA is 8.98/10 (4.0 on US GPA scale) and my bachelor's CGPA is 6.18/10 (3.0 on US GPA scale). I know that I shouldn't try to convert my CGPA ...
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Is it good idea to mention the names of the professors in a Statement of Purpose? [duplicate]

I am applying for a a Master's in Computer science at United States as an International Student. If I mention the names of a couple of professors of the university in my SOP, and indicate that I find ...
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Should I accept PhD offer from a low ranked university? [closed]

TLDR: I have failed to get accepted in PhD programs because I don't have any publications. I have an offer from an embarrassingly low ranked university. Should I accept this offer or keep trying ...
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Does being a corresponding author add extra value in SOP of PhD application?

I work in a private research organization. After completing one of my projects, when I send it to my supervisor for review, he said- he doesn't want to put his name in that project and asked me to be ...
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Are international students required to submit certificates (diplomas) when applying for a PhD in the US?

I have completed my BS and MS from India and am applying for a Ph.D. in the US. I just want to know, are international students required to submit certificates along with their transcripts even if the ...
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English translation of transcript for admission that can't be from university

I attend a university in Italy, and they don't issue transcripts in English language. The university I am intending to apply for in USA ask for English translation coming from the same university and ...
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Does completing official graduate admission application mean that I'm not allowed to apply for another university?

I'm working to prepare my master's degree admission. So the admission team provided me with a declaration form and I'm want to know what exactly the last two points mean: Read the following and agree ...
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Does dismissal due to absence relate to academic or non-academic suspension/dismissal?

I'm working to prepare my master's degree admission. So the admission team provided me with a declaration form and the first question is this: Academic Disciplinary Action Have you ever been placed ...
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I made a major (criminal) mistake in college and the whole faculty knows about it, but I graduated. Might they admit me for grad school?

I’m looking to apply for my MCS at a well-known North-American university – the same university where I completed my BCS with honors. My grades are good, more than sufficient to get into an MCS ...
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What things must international students take care of while writing a Masters SoP for a US drama school?

I am only looking for tips on how to best direct my SoP in the right direction so as to not digress and stay on point with my material.
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Faculty members: How open are you with your recommendation letters? [closed]

If a student asks to see their recommendation letter would you show them? Assuming you're done writing their letter and haven't sent it in, what would you think of a student if they asked to see the ...
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Replying a professor for not applying to PhD program

A few months back I had an email conversation with a professor of a German university regarding a PhD position. She told me about the details for PhD admission procedure and I replied that I shall ...
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I left a Ph.D. after a semester and now want to apply for master's degree. How can I justify my reasons of leaving well?

I was enrolled in the neuroscience Ph.D. program in 2020 in Turkey (without doing a master's because I graduated from medical school) in the condition that I had to take the GRE within my first ...
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Can I add hyperlink in the personal statement document?

I'm an undergraduate student studying physics and I'm applying to graduate programs in both the U.S. and the U.K. In my personal statement, I tried to explain the research I'm doing and I included the ...
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Why would a research professor want my CV and research statement if they cannot supervise students?

Recently I contacted a research professor at a major US university about being his student. After some days, I emailed the head of the school asking if research professors are allowed to supervise ...
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How does the admissions process work for Ph.D. programs in Country X?

This is a special community wiki 'canonical' question that aggregates advice on a frequently-asked question. See this meta discussion. Please feel free to edit this question to improve it. Please give ...
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How to switch to different university's PhD program on the fourth year while your advisor is ill and actually advise you to do so?

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in a Chemistry program (4th year beginning), my advisor is diagnosed with a serious disease and in hospital recently. He does not agree with me graduating with a PhD ...
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Department of Engineering does this my research plan for MSc falls? [closed]

I have written to so many professors to be my supervisor for fall 2022 in a research plan that involves design and construction of a power converter for a new charging system for Multirotor Unmanned ...
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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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Do Universities in the US usually accept requests to defer an admission offer from international PhD students?

An international student has got a conditional admission offer to a PhD program in the US that s/he has to complete his/her on going masters program first. Suppose, he/she were to start their PhD ...
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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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How good/bad is my Indian CGPA according to US GPA scale?

I will be applying for PhD programs in USA this fall. I know there are many nuances for GPA conversions and I won't convert my CGPA. Colleges don't ask to convert GPA but still mention that their ...
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Can I ask my friend who is a PhD student to recommend me to his supervisor?

I have a friend who is a PhD student in a program at a major US university. He will graduate this year, and he knows me. I am trying to ask him to indirectly recommend me to his supervisor who I am ...
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how are internships considered when applying for grad school

I've heard that internships in industry are not considered in graduate school admissions. However, all but 1 of my internships are research-based internships, where I was doing computer science ...
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are years in university considered in graduate admissions

I'm a 3rd year computer science undergrad in a top 20 (read 10-20) applying to graduate school. Because I simply have less years in college, the papers I'm writing just don't have enough time until ...
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how to convert personal projects to papers

I'm an undergrad student in computer science. Throughout my undergrad studies, I did a few projects trying to solve problems that interested me. This necessarily meant something novel had to be done, ...
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Ph.D. at AEI without a Master's degree [closed]

As the title suggests, I just wanted to know if the above is possible (that is, Ph.D. at Albert Einstein Institute without a Master's degree, just with a Bachelor's degree), and if so, are there any ...
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Would blogs and extracurricular activities be considered for admission to master's programs in the US and Canada?

I am a 16-year-old from India, and I am currently in my Junior Year of high school. I'm planning to apply to master's programs in six years' time (two years to prepare for a very tough competitive ...
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Should I submit my math subject GRE score?

I'm a US student applying to PhD programs in pure mathematics this semester. Most of the programs I am applying to are highly ranked schools which are making the subject GRE optional this semester. ...
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The Professors I want to work with are almost all in a different department to the one I want to apply to, is that a problem? This is for US unis

I am in the process of contacting potential advisors at various universities, and finding out if they would be willing to take me on as a student, and then mention this in the application. However, I ...
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Is it appropriate to provide my recommenders with a spreadsheet to keep track of applications?

Is sending a shared spreadsheet with the university names, deadlines, and a box to check when completed be something beneficial or appreciated by my recommenders? I thought maybe it would be nice for ...
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Understanding position for graduate school [duplicate]

I'm an 3rd year undergraduate student graduating this year studying computer science at a top 20 (read 10-20) school. I'm not sure how to even begin evaluating where I am compared to other students so ...
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Will two typographical errors can harm the chances of getting accepted into a PhD program? [duplicate]

I have submitted a Ph.D. application to a university with a ranking from 100 to 120 in the US. As I am preparing for my next application, I have found out two typos in my CV (3 pages long), one extra ...
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Should I apply to a PhD program without submitting the transcript of my exchange studies?

I want to apply for admission to a PhD program in Canada. I hold a Master's degree. But when I was doing my undergraduate studies, I went to an exchange program in Canada and studied there for two ...
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What does it mean if a PhD supervisor has 20+ students? [closed]

In a department I'm applying to (UK), some professors have 2-3 PhD students while others have 20+ current students. Would my chances of admission be proportionately higher if I apply to work with the ...
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Chances of getting admitted while applying to a German PhD program without a master's degree from Germany? [closed]

I am a molecular biology graduate with an expected master's degree in biology. Both of these degrees are from prestigious universities in my home country, however none of which are in EU. Considering ...
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What should I do when my supervisor refuses to write a recommendation letter for applications to institutions outside my country?

I want to apply for a PhD position in country X. My supervisor lives in country Y and wants me to apply only in Y. He is the corresponding author of my 4-5 publications. He said if I want to apply for ...
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Graduate students funding availability in Pure vs Applied Math

Universities in the U.S. are sometimes limited in how many students they can accept by the available funding. How does funding compare in Pure vs. Applied departments? Is one generally more funded ...
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How will I be admitted to a PhD programme with a low CGPA in master degree? [duplicate]

I have completed a master degree from an IIT of India with a very low CGPA (~6.41/10.00). Now I have been looking for a PhD programme in American and European countries for around 1.5 years. But none ...
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Can I withdraw from a fully funded PhD offer from US just before joining date as I got a Job in industry and don't feel like doing a PhD anymore?

I am an international student currently working in my home country - India. I got admitted for a fully-funded PhD program in the US. Although I was very confident about doing a PhD when I applied for ...
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Is programming experience relevant in a pure Math graduate program?

Programming skills such as experience with Java, Python, C++ or work experience as a software developer can be indispensable for applied mathematicians. How useful is it to have such experiences as a ...
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Is a 1000+ word Statement of Purpose too lengthy?

I plan to apply for an MS in CS in the United States as an international student. While some universities provide guidance on the Statement of Purpose word limit, I can see that most don't. In such a ...
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How much weight do LoRs from Indian professors carry for US PhD admissions?

I'm applying to PhD admissions to the US. My undergraduate college is in India (non-IIT/NIT/BITS), where professors often ask students to draft their own recommendation letters. How much weight, if ...
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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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Whom should I take recommendation letter from?

I am applying for a Ph.D. position in US universities. I am confused about whom should I use as one of my recommenders? One of them is from the school from which I graduated and he is the department ...

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