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On standards or conventions specific to the higher education system in Singapore.

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Is it okay to clarify to a PhD interviewer about a question that I was hesitant to answer then, but am not now?

Today, I had a PhD interview and the interviewing professor asked me about my plans after completion of PhD. I clearly stated that I wanted to fund my own startup and setup my own venture, to which he ...
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What are possible outcomes when a PhD cannot be completed during the funding period?

Suppose a university provides a five-year PhD studentship (i.e., tuition waiver and monthly stipend). What are possible outcomes if the student doesn't complete their PhD in five years? Will the ...
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Can anyone compare US and Singaporean higher education systems? [closed]

On the surface, Singaporean university system looks exactly like US system. Can anyone compare US and Singaporean higher education systems from their own experiences? E.g. Quality of lectures ...
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Should I hide the fact that I did a group assignment completely by myself?

Three students and I were assigned a small (~14 hours of work) group project. Because there was no effort on their side to meet and work, my e-mails regarding their progress remained unanswered and ...
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What is the average salary of a life sciences post doc in Singapore and what is the average living cost there? [duplicate]

I am from India and I am about to submit my PhD thesis (Biotechnology) and considering for a post-doc in Singapore. Can you help me know what is the average post-doc salary in Singapore in an ...
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How much vacation time is typical during a PhD in Singapore?

Just to check if anyone is familiar with the vacation period of PhD students in Singapore? I am considering a PhD in Singapore, there are two main universities NUS (National University of Singapore), ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing a postdoc in Singapore and UK?

I am end of my PhD. I would like to do a postdoc. In UK the average postdoc salary is around 30K (per year). But in UK the tax is very high, after taxes I may get around 1800 pounds (per month). I ...
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Is it a good idea to go to a university just because of its high international ranking? [duplicate]

I'm an international student and I'm currently studying pure mathematics in undergraduate level with a relatively low GPA (~3.5/4.0). I've recently read so many positive reviews about the universities ...