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I assume/know that a lot of you spend the last few months applying to programmes at a decent University. In this thread I would like to hear who got into his programmes and who had to change his ways.

For myself, I applied to the Tinbergen Institute and Frankfurt for a research master and accompanying PhD and got in with full funding at Tinbergen (after which I dropped my application for Frankfurt).

So tell me about your victories and failures (so we can support you).
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#3
Economics. I'm leaving the world of earth sciences behind me.

Also is there no one with a succes story of their own?
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Full funded PhD? Major congrats man, that's hard to get these days

Full funded Research Master. The PhD is a paid position here (1700 euros per month).
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Full funded Research Master. The PhD is a paid position here (1700 euros per month).

Clogmugger
#7
funding for my PhD studies

well, that was a wasted year.
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#8
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funding for my PhD studies

well, that was a wasted year.

Why? Did you quit? Or are you dr. TunerAddict soon?
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#9
Quitting after this semester. Found that a life in academia was probably the thing I would least like.
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#10
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Quitting after this semester. Found that a life in academia was probably the thing I would least like.

Why finish the semester then?
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#11
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Clogmugger

What? I can't help it that your country is stupid.
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#12
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Why finish the semester then?


lease is till august, and I need the money from my assistantship to pay it
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#13
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What? I can't help it that your country is stupid.

You're mugging off the clogs, isn't that obvious
#14
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You're mugging off the clogs, isn't that obvious

I am doing no such thing >.>
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I'm in sophomore year... Still not majoring in any specific study... not doing well... I'm ****ed
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#17
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Applied to Texas State, accepted.. so yeah, that's happening

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#18
I got into a PhD program with full funding for up to seven years. God help me if it takes that long.
#19
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I got into a PhD program with full funding for up to seven years. God help me if it takes that long.


I remember those feels.

Good luck.
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#21
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I got into a PhD program with full funding for up to seven years. God help me if it takes that long.

lol. What are you going to research?

PhD takes 3 years here. Well 5 if you take into account the fact that I need to do a research master too, even though I already have a normal one.
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#23
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I have no idea. I'll figure it out some time in my 30s.

You're 24-25 now? I think it will not take you more than 3 to 4 years to complete your PhD. Unless ofcourse they gave you a subject to complete, then you are completely dependent on what they want.
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The average here is like 5 years. 2 years of course work, 3 years for dissertation.

People with masters still have to do the coursework, which is a masters equivalent.
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The average here is like 5 years. 2 years of course work, 3 years for dissertation.

People with masters still have to do the coursework, which is a masters equivalent.

I met some of the people who had been there for five or six years. They looked dead inside.
#27
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I met some of the people who had been there for five or six years. They looked dead inside.

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#28
I couldn't think of anything I'd rather do less than a PhD.

I'm doing a PGCE through a program called Schools Direct where I get 2 school placements throughout the year and I'm guaranteed a job at the end of it. Tough course to get on. You have to have years of previous experience and already be thinking like a teacher in the interview process due to the intensive nature of the interviews. I'm partially funded, but most of it comes through loans.

It also counts for a 1/3 of a Masters if I want to continue down that route.
#29
I'm hopefully going to graduate this summer with an Engineering Degree but I have totally lost interest in it. I want to move to video producing and stuff like that. All I have done the last 3 years is calculations and learning bollocks. If an engineering job is like that, it can sod orf.
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#30
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I couldn't think of anything I'd rather do less than a PhD.

I'm doing a PGCE through a program called Schools Direct where I get 2 school placements throughout the year and I'm guaranteed a job at the end of it. Tough course to get on. You have to have years of previous experience and already be thinking like a teacher in the interview process due to the intensive nature of the interviews. I'm partially funded, but most of it comes through loans.

It also counts for a 1/3 of a Masters if I want to continue down that route.

Why? I like doing research and I like teaching at a university.
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#31
I'm an undergraduate Engineering student, and only plan on going to grad school if a company pays for it. I'm already broke as it is.
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#32
I'm thinking of applying for mechatronic engineering, but only if my CS honours degree knocks a year or so off

EDIT: Just to weigh in on this:
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lol. What are you going to research?

PhD takes 3 years here. Well 5 if you take into account the fact that I need to do a research master too, even though I already have a normal one.

my undergrad course was 3 years, plus one year for honours (they basically cram a 2 year masters course into one for continuing students), then a PhD is 3 years on top of that.
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#33
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my undergrad course was 3 years, plus one year for honours (they basically cram a 2 year masters course into one for continuing students), then a PhD is 3 years on top of that.

I had a BSc of 3 years, 1 year MSc and now 2 years MPhil and 3 years PhD.

"forever a student"
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#34
Wow TI? Really nice, I'm very jealous
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#35
I ain't going to college so some hippie liberal communist professor gaylord can try to shove his communist anti-freedom agenda up my supple freedom loving asshole. No thank you.
#36
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Wow TI? Really nice, I'm very jealous

Your profile says you're 12. The **** do you want to do at TI? Are you some kind of asian genius age 12 that is at Harvard and now dissing me?
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I ain't going to college so some hippie liberal communist professor gaylord can try to shove his communist anti-freedom agenda up my supple freedom loving asshole. No thank you.

You should sit in on my Liberal Propaganda for Anal Consumption 2230 lecture. It is very informative.
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#38
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You should sit in on my Liberal Propaganda for Anal Consumption 2230 lecture. It is very informative.

I would love to
#39
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I met some of the people who had been there for five or six years. They looked dead inside.


I live with 3 people doing Physics PhDs, and their average is 7.
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#40
Fully funded medicinal chemistry PhD for four years, already done six months and I dont ever want it to end.
Sat in a lab, curing diseases. They actually LET me play with chemicals!
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