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Does Germany have year round application system for PhD program in Mathematics?

I have completed my masters in mathematics from a institute in Asia. I will apply to Germany for PhD program in mathematics. I wanted to know if Germany has a year round application system where I ...
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how will transferring in undergrad affect my chances at a biosciences phd in a top program?

I'm a freshman at a t100 state school undergrad interested in pursuing a PhD in the biosciences. Recently, I was accepted as a transfer to UChicago, Brown, and Cornell. I originally applied to ...
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Path from humanities undergrad to math PhD

This is out of left field. I have recently been realizing that, since my favorite classes are math, my best friends have all been future mathematicians, and I love nothing more than thinking about ...
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How to tell new grad advisor that I need to transfer after I just picked his university

So I recently chose between two schools. On the surface they looked really similar but one of them (school 1) was offering my degree in 4.5 years instead of 6 and also had some other specialized ...
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About low cgpa for German universities

Is it possible to get offer letter for a masters degree in civil Engineering in both public and private universities with a CGPA of 2.73 out of 4? I am open yo learn german. I am willing to go to ...
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What are my chances of being accepted into a UK Phd program with average undergraduate and masters grades? [closed]

I want to do a Phd with funding in the UK but I'm afraid to apply as I meet the requirements of Phd but just barely. I have reasonable Bachelors grades and a merit in my masters. Also I have research ...
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Regarding generic reply from professor [closed]

I have emailed a professor and received a reply email from him. He replied generically " please apply". Should I apply for a PhD program under his supervision?
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Great recommendations from people not in the field, or ok to decent recommendations from those in it? [closed]

I'm planning on applying this fall to several statistics/biostatistics grad programs (probably Master's, maybe PhD; still deciding) and I'm trying to get the best recommendation letters I can. For ...
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Any good and easy to use .docx template for Academic CV? [closed]

So I have all the sections and contents ready but still lack a good professional looking template (.docx). There are many "CV builder" sites but some aren't free others don't produce good ...
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My master's supervisor and paper co-author is not willing to give a letter of recommendation for PhD admissions?

She is saying that since she has left the University and moved to another country and working in a full time job there, she won't be able to write the letter. She maintains she is very busy and is ...
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C.V. For PhD Application [duplicate]

I will be applying to a PhD in English program in about a year and a half. One of the admissions requirements is a C.V. Firstly, I am not sure of what to include in my C.V. Additionally, I feel as if ...
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Do I do another masters or keep on looking for a PhD [closed]

I graduated last year with a masters degree in physics from a UK University. Unfortunately, despite my overall grades being good, my thesis had a low grade, and my supervisor didn't want to write me a ...
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Would an F and repeating some C courses affect my Grad admissions [duplicate]

I am a 3rd year student in Communications Engineering undergrad. Previously I was a physics major for my freshman and half of my sophomore years (1 year and a half ). Unfortunately for my university ...
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Can strong research experience and recommendations offset low GPA for Master's application in Germany?

I am currently a 4th year Chemistry undergraduate student in the US. I will be applying to Master's programs in Germany (and probably some other EU countries). Due to many health and family related ...
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Prospective PHD student currently majoring in CS

I'm a computer science major at a prestigious university. I've consistently achieved top grades in all my courses and have developed a strong interest in mathematics. I've completed a year-long ...
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Pursuing PhD 5 years after master's

I live in Germany and want to continue my studies in Pharmaceutical engineering with a PhD. Since it has been 5 years since my master's degree, do I have any chance to be accepted and what can I do ...
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Should I mention dropping out of M2 course in my statement of purpose for PhD application?

I completed my masters in 2020 and I applied for an M2 course in a European nation and was selected. But due to visa issues and some health issues I failed this degree. This degree was in English. I ...
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Recommendation Letter sent from an unofficial email of the director of a start-up

I work for a start-up. Due to budget constraints, employees don't have company domain specific emails yet, we just have one general domain email ID for clients to contact the company. I need to get a ...
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Grad application: how much do gen-ed summer classes taken elsewhere weigh?

I have taken several classes as a part-time student in several community colleges as an affordable way to complete my gen-ed requirements. I was a naive freshman back then and I thought that since the ...
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Leaving industry for PhD off-cycle

I have decided to leave industry and pursue a PhD in geology. I studied physics (bach) and mechanical engineering (masters) but have been working in ML/software for 4 years. Due to my situation I wasn'...
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How does Admit into unstructured Phd in Psychology in Germany work? [duplicate]

I have a specific interest in studying about alexithymia. I have also drafted a research proposal and emailed it to professors from various universities across Germany. But I haven't received any ...
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Rejected from Universities: Grad School [duplicate]

I am an international student. I am applying for PhD and started last year immediately after defending the thesis. I've got a very good GPA (3.87) and a resume. Some articles, many certificates, and ...
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Hopping areas and professors in undergraduate

I'm an undergraduate student at a good University in India. The issue with me is I get interested in almost everything and overcommit to too many projects. I continually wish the day had more than 24 ...
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Is putting a silly name on a diploma a bad idea?

I will soon be finishing my undergraduate degree. My university has requested my "preferred name" to display on the diploma. I think it would be funny to submit "[my name], King of the ...
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How can we find a professor's influence over the admissions committee?

I recently was rejected from a high-ranked university's graduate program, even though I talked with a professor and satisfied all their criteria (actually very above the minimum). How can we find a ...
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How to get out of the situation where one needs better grades to enter a degree program and to get better grades, one needs to enter a degree program?

Does anyone know how and where to apply for a Master's degree in the European/North-American regions as someone with poor UG grades? For a number of reasons, I was able to score only a meagre 2.5/4.0 ...
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Can you receive a PhD offer in late April? [duplicate]

I had applied for PhD to a university, I was asked to sit for an interview in late January with my prospective supervisors who told me that they like me. 15th April has passed and I have had no ...
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How to get back to academia after a rough phase?

I am looking for some advice to return to academia around financial math and related branches. I used to be a pure math enthusiast. Back in my school days, I was a competitive mathematician (qualified ...
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Is there a disadvantage when applying for a PhD program that starts in the spring rather than in the fall?

This question is related to, but is slightly different from, this one. I'm currently in a PhD program in electrical engineering in the US. After passing my qualification exam, I've decided not to ...
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Can anyone help me understand the concept of M2 in french masters? If i already have a 2years masters in a subject

I have a 3yr BSc and 2yr MSc in mathematics and I've done some work related to signal and computational mathematics but always wanted to do research in Astrophysics. Now in this case am I eligible to ...
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Applying to PhD programs with only 3 years of undergrad in the US [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in statistics. I can graduate in three years because of high school credits. I originally thought I should add another major or just take lots of extra ...
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Academic view of graduates who go to US national labs?

I am an undergrad currently finishing up a research internship at a Department of Energy national laboratory. I've enjoyed my time here, and I want to work at a national lab post-PhD. With my PhD ...
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What next step would be best with my preferred math PhDs in mind? [closed]

I applied for PhDs this December. My undergrad is in computer science and my master’s which I have just finished is in theoretical computer science, both in Greece. I was mostly aiming for a math PhD ...
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Will Israeli Military Service Affect My Chances of a Physics Master's Program?

I'm currently studying for a bachelor's degree in physics and computer science in Israel, after which I will enroll into the military (due to Israel having mandatory military service). I will most ...
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Should I mention on my resume that I've been enrolled in a PhD program when applying to a new one?

This question is related to, but slightly different from, this one. I'm currently in a PhD program in electrical engineering in the US. I've been in this PhD program since 2021 (3 years). After ...
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Advice on Picking Grad School with Goal of Getting Academic Job at Small College

I am a student looking to pursue an academic career in computer science. I enjoy doing research and understand that is a big part of getting tenure and jobs. Importantly, I also very much enjoy ...
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Coming back to finish my PhD after 4 years

Four years ago, I withdrew from my Ph.D. program for several reasons. I had passed all exams and only needed to write and present my disertation, I had a 4.0 GPA, several publications under my belt ...
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PhD scholarship applicability for low GPA in Bsc and good grades in Msc [duplicate]

I have done my Bsc.Eng ( civil and environmental engineering). In first 2 semesters i got good GPA 3.64 and ranked 9th from 250 students and selected to civil and environmental engineering program. ...
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Pursuing a PhD in quantum computing [closed]

I'm looking for a PhD in Quantun Computing, but I don't know how or where can I achieve that. Currently I'm in Chile finishing my Bs. degree in physics. I also want to know if there is any ...
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How to ask a professor from 29 years ago to write you a recommendation?

After college, I never kept in touch with this professor even though he was one of my favorite professors, did very well in his class and have thought of him often. I was basically conflicted over his ...
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What do you think is the best way for me to get into grad school?

So, I completed my bachelor's in mathematics a month ago, and I'm planning to move to another country to continue my studies. I really love mathematics and I want to apply to a master's program in ...
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Does publication importance diminish over time?

Thinking of applying for a PhD in a 2-3 years as I want to focus on my industry job at the moment, and I was wondering how publications are evaluated by grad admissions over time? Will a very good ...
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How are US schools prioritizing students from India over China?

Source The Institute of International Education, which publishes annual reports on international students, has found that U.S. schools are prioritizing students from India over China, especially for ...
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Strategizing Post-Undergraduate Career Path for Aspiring Physics Doctoral Student [closed]

I'm a senior undergraduate physics student who hoped to attend graduate school starting next fall, but who was unfortunately not admitted to any in this admissions cycle. I remain very interested in ...
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I got odd answer to my PhD application from Waikato University, What should I do now? [closed]

In November 2023, I submitted my PhD application to Waikato University in New Zealand. As part of the application process, it is required for each student to establish direct contact with a supervisor ...
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Reaching back out to PIs of interest to inquire about PhD application status

I'm a senior undergraduate student awaiting (physics) PhD program application decisions. I spent a chunk of last summer writing to and, occasionally, informally interviewing with PIs of interest, and ...
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Whom to take recommendation letter from if master thesis advisor never replied?

I am from a poor country in Asia . I will apply for PhD positions in pure mathematics in USA in the upcoming year. I completed my masters in mathematics in June 2020 but I am still not able to find a ...
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How do I best identify weak points in myself along a path to academia

I will be graduating from university (in the states) this semester with a bachelors in physics and mathematics. I applied for physics PhD programs (in the states) this cycle and obtained a few ...
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Are there any funding issues going on in the US universities which are affecting PhD admissions this year?

Location: USA Department: Computer Science I’ve applied to 8 schools for PhD admissions this year and have only received a rejection from one so far (a private university). Rest of my applications ...
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What does this reply imply after a missed application deadline?

I missed the deadline to apply for admission in PhD programs of the University of Toronto by a month (because of my job restrictions!). So I mailed the University's PG office asking whether there can ...
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