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Questions tagged [student-exchange]

Questions in relation to student exchange. Student exchange programs is where students from a university study (mostly) abroad at another institution usually for a semester or academic year.

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Exchange administrator requesting author order change in exchange student work. Is there an easy way out?

We are currently hosting in our labs an international postgraduate student on a 12-month exchange visit. We have had students from the same university before without any issues. We have completed ...
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How to find PhD students interested in 6-months paid exchange visits to work on a supervised project?

I am a junior research fellow with a bit of a luxury problem. I am in a field with many good, open problems. I have a grant which could easily support salary for a couple of exchange PhD students for ...
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Is it ok to asking several profs at the same time for a letter of reference on short notice?

I got an offer for an exchange program and I have paid the deposit, which isn't cheap. The application deadline (which I was only informed a few hours ago) is due in two weeks, on 2nd March. I have to ...
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List of Research Institutes (excluding universities)!

There are many international rankings/lists for universities (e.g. QS ranking). However, I am interested in an science institute ranking/list that does not involve universities. Let me give you an ...
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Erasmus exchange / internship after graduation?

I am a European student (from a Non-EU country) and I got my BA degree last year. I am planning to go to study for masters degree in my profession, but that will be during 2018 (next year). My ...
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Will my exchange study grade influence my graduate school application?

I have a plan to apply for a computer science master's degree in the US. In my home institution my GPA is about 3.7/4.0; I have some research experience with a paper published. I was heading for a Top ...
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What to do if international student exchange supervisor doesn't answer my email?

I am applying for an exchange program in Romania next semester. The teacher in Romania sent a research topic one month ago to my teacher (So I guess they both found an agreement and I should be able ...
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What funding is available for undergraduate research in Japan?

I wish to go to Japan for a semester-long research internship in the field of robotics. I am a Canadian citizen. However, I am having a hard time finding what funding I can actually apply for. I ...
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Why and how to go to the US for a PhD-exchange semester?

Context: My wife and I are both PhD candidates in good-but-not-major eastern European universities, aiming to defend our theses in fall 2017 (i.e., in 15 months). She works in accounting, whereas my ...
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Is that possible for a journal to publish an article upon accepting but the Author requested for withdrawal with some reasons? [closed]

one may send an article to a journal and the journal accepted it. However, the author do not want to publish his article on this journal for some reason and as soon as the author get message from the ...
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How is Study Abroad regarded by PhD admissions committees?

Does study abroad help enhance a PhD candidate's profile or does it not carry much weight at all? Let's say I took "regular" coursework while on study abroad for a semester, like a core course and ...
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Will a masters degree from Japan be seen as less valuable?

I'm a canadian engineering undergraduate student in the field of robotics and I'm considering doing a masters degree in Japan when I finish my bachelors. I've talked about this with my internship ...
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How do I get records proving that I was an Erasmus exchange student?

I was an Eramus interchange student in the UK for my final year project 20 years ago. Whilst I have that in my CV, and even have in the Internet my final report in an old site of mine, I do not have ...
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Providing syllabi far in advance

A student from another university is planning on taking a class I'll be teaching this fall and will be doing it as a transient student. Apparently, in order to have their transient status approved, ...
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Grad Application: Does a bad exchange semester matter?

My grades in my home university are good but I went to a top university in Europe for exchange during spring term in my junior year, and I did a poor job there. I took four courses at graduate level ...
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How to ask for an academic agreement with a foreign faculty?

In my current place of work we would like to offer our students the possibility to follow courses and do research in foreign universities, but I am a little bit dubious how our faculty would manage to ...
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How to become a visiting student in a UK University

I'm about to finish my BSc in Computer Science, and in September I'll start an MSc in UK. What if I don't want to waste my time during the August and September months? Would it be feasible to ask a ...
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Does 'securing letters of recommendations' count as one of legitimate reasons of going abroad for one semester?

I am going to apply for one semester of study abroad at a more prominent university than the one I am currently enrolled in. One of my true motivations to apply is to secure letters of recommendations ...
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Does doing an undergraduate semester exchange abroad improve chances of getting into top universities?

I am a math undergraduate student from India, from one of the IITs. I have an opportunity to go for a semester exchange at some Universities in Germany, France and Switzerland, for a single semester. ...
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How does Erasmus programme work?

I read several documents about student/staff exchange of European Union, Erasmus, but I do not fully understand how it is in practice. When an undergraduate student go from his university to a host ...
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Necessity of MoU for researcher exchange or collaboration

In my research institute, there is a fair amount of discussion around wanting to collaborate or create exchanges with other labs, especially outside of the country (we are in Asia). From myself and a ...
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Take a few courses in another university

I'm a foreign (non-EU) student enrolled at the CS master's program in a European university. I would like to take 2-3 courses that my university doesn't offer, and the first idea that came to mind ...
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How to maximize the benefit of an exchange opportunity during PhD

My supervisor has asked me to stay in a lab in a foreign country for a few months. That lab has some collaboration with us but their research is actually not related to mine. I don't know why my ...
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Do grad schools need an official transcript from universities where I was an exchange student for only one semester?

I am a European non-EU student that went on an Erasmus exchange for one semester in the UK during my third year. Now, two and a half years later, I am applying to grad schools in the US, and the ...
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Doing masters thesis in another institute

Is it possible to do this? If I find a research group/researcher working on something I like and I just want to do my thesis there. Is it necessary that I have to go there as an exchange student OR ...
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How prestigious is a Fulbright scholarship

I am an international Fulbright scholar, the scholarship covers my university tuition expenses to complete my Masters degree in the US. I heard a lot about how the Fulbright scholarship is one of the ...
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Applying to grad school where I've been on exchange

I know that many universities in the US and an increasing number in the EU are against taking on their own graduates. Does the same apply to exchange students? I'm wondering if I didn't make a ...
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English certifications: which ones are recognized overseas?

In the European Union we have a "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages". In practice all language certification programmes have one of those levels associated to them (ranging from A1, ...
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Is there a standard for translating grades across Erasmus universities?

I've just finished my Erasmus period in the Netherlands. I'm still waiting for one result from my guest academy, then the Transcript of Record will reach my home university and, somehow, the results ...