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Thread: Second Master's degree or PhD?

12-Apr-17, 21:15
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Hi everyone. I am a South African student who recently finished a Master's degree (research based) in microbiology (with a focus on virology and molecular biology). I applied for a PhD program in virology at the same university. I have been approved for the program (of which I will receive funding) and is about a month into it. However, last year being a totally confused student I applied for a Swedish Scholarship to do a second Master's (taught based, two year duration) in infection biology at Uppsala University in Sweden. As it turns out I got the scholarship (full tuition fees, travel fees and a monthly stipend included). Only a few of these scholarships were handed out and I feel extremely honored.

At the moment I am more confused than ever! I don't know whether i should accept the scholarship and do a second master's abroad or continue with a PhD in my home country? I am 27 years old and have never been overseas to another country. Should I take this opportunity to study abroad acquiring a second master's or should I complete my PhD.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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