I have been accepted to my dream MS program in a top ranked US university. But I could not get the visa. From where I am, there is a problem getting visa if you do not have University funding.

Since, I couldn’t get the visa, I am deferring this admission to the Fall 2019 (they do not accept Spring deferrals). Since it is such a long time away, and I have already waited a year, I want to apply to a funded program for the Spring 2019 semester and continue there till next Fall and then transfer to the first University from Fall 2019. But will enrolling in another program during my deferral make my deferral void?

I was planning on going overseas for my higher education.
However when I went to look for the academic requirements needed for the degree I was concerned when I found out that the qualifications that were needed differed from country to country.

I was wondering if I could qualify for program that had different requirements which I have completed within my host country and get in the program even though the requirements for my country are completely opposite and it would take me time to complete those qualifications.

I’m an undergraduate applying to graduate school and post-bacc programs, so posts like this one have been very helpful for me.

I haven’t yet seen a post about patent applications, though.

So I interned at a company and they put my name on some patent applications. I asked about it here when I thought there were just 4 applications, but I signed some papers today and it turns out there are 14 patent applications that they listed me on.

I’m proud of what I did to help with those applications, but I don’t think they’re terribly profound observations–just some genetic targets I identified through some data analysis.

It seems like a lot to put all 14 applications on a CV. Should I? Should they have their own section?

I will start in freshman in a fairly good undergrad institution in August 2018. I am planning to major in Mathematics. However this school attracts the most brilliant high schoolers in Math. This includes IMO gold and silver medalists. Participation in IMO guarantees admission to this school. I have already planned to go to graduate school. However seeing the enormous competition I am pretty skeptical of my chances. Usually the best student of our school in a given year has a fair shot at Princeton. Looking at my result I might have barely crept in their freshman batch. I do have 1 month left, shall I start on standard Math textbooks like Rudin, Munkres, Dummit and Foote or are the IMO medalists way ahead of me?

14 years ago, I attended med school. After 6 years and chronic depression issue, I decided to withdraw from that program. This means I have an official transcript, but of course did not earn a degree. (In my country, you can start med school right after graduating high school, and I enrolled when I was 17 years old)

I am currently taking a bachelor’s degree in Literature, and so far I have gotten straight As, and my GPA is 4.00 (The maximum grade I can get in my country). Since I feel very passionate about my current major, I plan to do a graduate degree (MA&PhD) in Literature/Linguistics in Europe or the US. After seeing the application requirements, I have noticed that most institutions require all college level transcripts to be submitted. That would mean, I have to submit my med school transcript as well.

My poor performance in med school experience and the transcript are haunting me. The med school grades certainly look terrible compared to my Literature grades.

Will this affect my chance to be admitted to good graduate school in Literature/Linguistics? I start to worry that they will see my past failure as inability to work in PhD research.

I’m applying to a Ph.D. program which asks for 3 to 5 recommendation letters. I have four professors strongly in mind who I’m sure will give me great recommendations, however I’m struggling to pick a fifth one. I can find people who can attest to my abilities (I graduated in top 1% and was my department’s honoree), but they will either have to be from other departments or an internship supervisor.

Some of the questions I have are:

  1. Do I need a fifth reference if the requirement is 3 to 5? Will not having it lower my chances?
  2. I am applying for a Ph.D. program in film, however all my recommenders have either an M.F.A. or M.A. None of them have a Ph.D. themselves. Will that be an issue? M.F.A. is a terminal degree and most professors of film have it. In fact, I’ve never personally studied under a film professor with a Ph.D. I should also add that the program I’m applying for is a hybrid program which combines theory and production.
  3. Before transferring to a 4-year university, I attended a community college. Should I ask my CC professors for a reference or would that somehow look bad for my application? I personally love my CC, but am aware of the stigma.

Thank you so much for responding!

I’m from Brazil and the metric system for grades here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grading_systems_by_country#Brazil) is different from UK.
So, I’m an undergraduate student who wants to apply to a Master Degree in Physics – DAMTP.
But, I don’t know what exactly is the “overall grades” which they are requiring here https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/international-qualifications
I mean, I must to have 9/10 in each of the subjects or just the “final grade of all the course subjects” (given by some sort of process like weighted average)?

I am currently a senior completing a Bachelors Degree of Science in Mathematics at Northern Arizona University. I am beginning to plan for graduate school. I will be applying to many Ph.D programs and a few Masters programs as a backup plan (all pure mathematics).

I am starting to think about how to write my personal statement. I am seeking advice regarding the process of writing a personal statement . I am mostly curious about what people usually talk about in these things. I obviously want to convey my interest and potential in mathematics research. But my problem is: I do not have the mathematical background to have an idea what I want to specialize in. I know that this hurts my chances at being competitive. My undergraduate degree has simply not exposed me to enough mathematics.

As far as research experience goes, I have done an undergraduate research project for credit for my degree. The topic was Hyperplane Arrangements. It culminated in a paper that will mostly serve as a summary of what we did as a resource for my adviser. It isn’t something that is publishable since we did not prove anything significant.

I will also be participating in another project this year. We will be studying coxeter groups and their commutation graphs.

Both of these projects interest me but I do not have the breadth of knowledge to decide if these are something I want to spend years specializing in.

I appreciate any advice – relevant to my concerns or just advice in general.

Thank you.

Do German universities (specifically, Technical Universities) take mid-career professionals from other countries (i.e., the USA) for PhD studies?

I am trying to grasp how that process would work – or if it would work – for someone with family & in their mid-30s.

N.b., I am aware that the system is different, i.e., Funded PhD position chances for international students in Austria.

My field is computer science, if that matters.