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Thread: Send TOEFL score report directly to university

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04-Oct-17, 22:57
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posted about 1 month ago
I have applied to a Phd position , where they require a certificate for my English skills. I did the TOEFL exam and just received my score. I downloaded the report as a PDF and was thinking whether it is permitted to send this PDF file directly to the University or is it just allowed to send it using TOEFL service (-> report will be sent via post to the university by TOEFL )

Thread: Dissertation presentation

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20-Sep-17, 15:12
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posted about 2 months ago
Have you already submitted the thesis and did you receive any feedback? For me it was like this, I received feedback from my supervisor and then arranged a meeting before the defense , where we had a discussion and I somehow knew what questions he might ask.

They will ask you questions that are related to your thesis and they really just want to see that you critically conducted your research ..

I hope this helps.

Thread: Germany , Ph.D Interview

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20-Sep-17, 14:34
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by Daminu
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posted about 2 months ago
I just had my first interview for a Phd position in Germany via video call. And I am not sure whether interviews in Germany are always like this and therefore I don't know how to feel about it.

To the interview : it was two hours long. I was interviewed by the leading professor and another professor. And I was only asked to talk for about 15 mins about my master thesis , which happens to be very related to the research field there. And then the professor went on to talk about a possible research project. And after one hour or even less the leading professor left and then the other professor just talked straight for one hour about the university , I did not say much at all , just asked four to five questions.

I asked him when can I expect an answer and he said in two weeks I will get an answer for sure.

I really did not expect the interview to be like this, i don't know what impression I have left .. anyone with a similar experience ?

Thread: I am biggest idiot ever , is there hope I will be still contacted by the university?

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18-Sep-17, 10:07
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by Daminu
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posted about 2 months ago
I really think that they regarded them as really minor mistakes as I got a date for an interview. Thank you guys for your really nice replies , they really helped me stay positive

Thread: Will some universities only reply to your application if they have accept it ?

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18-Sep-17, 10:04
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by Daminu
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posted about 2 months ago
Quote From TreeofLife:
That sounds like they will contact you either way. But I wouldn't put too much on the dates they give. Academics are notorious for not sticking to deadlines. It took me two months after the closing date to hear back from some posts I have applied for. You've just got to wait it out and keep applying for other stuff in the meantime.


Thank you for your reply. I called them anyways and were told that they are still looking at my application and then two hours later I got a date for an interview haha

Thread: Will some universities only reply to your application if they have accept it ?

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18-Sep-17, 01:46
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posted about 2 months ago
That's the (automated ) reply I got to my application :We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you before the 18th of September to inform you, if you have been selected to continue in the recruitment process.

Does is it mean I will just get an answer if they have selected me , because according to the mail I should get a reply before 18th and today is already the18th?

I am too nervous and I don't know if I should just call them today ..

Thread: I am biggest idiot ever , is there hope I will be still contacted by the university?

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09-Sep-17, 09:22
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posted about 2 months ago
I need to get this of my chest otherwise I am going to explode and I want to hear your opinion on this and whether someone was still accepted for a phd after a bunch of silly mistakes

I have just sent my application (9 hours ago) for a position that I really want . They were asking for an English certificate , but my English language assessment test is scheduled for next week and the deadline for the application is today. So I asked them in the Mail if it is possible to hand it in afterwards. I already felt bad for having to ask them that. Until I found out that I have forgotten to attach my CV. Panic..

So I wrote a second Mail , telling them I was so excited about sending my application that I was not aware that my CV was not included .. so I just attached only the CV. I was about to hide under a rock until I realized not only did a make mistakes in my mails but in my cover letter

In the mail :
1. addressed to the person without Mr.
2.i am looking forward for .. instead of I am looking forward to
In the cover letter:
1.please free... instead of please feel free

So I have the feeling I am the biggest idiot ever ..
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