Should I Wait or Message about PhD application

09-Apr-19, 23:45
Avatar for RichiteHero
posted about 1 week ago
Hello Everyone,

On the last days of February, I think it was the 28 to be precise, I had a PhD interview on Skype. At the end, they told me that around 2 weeks after the interview they will communicate the end decision about who they will pick as their student. I know they contacted one of my references but I still have not received any information about the position. It's been like a month and a week more or less.

I was wondering if I should send an email to the professor asking for an update on the application or if I should wait for the decision without sending an email?

I'm aware that the process could be long and the application is on another country.

Thanks in advance
10-Apr-19, 11:00
by monkiaa
Avatar for monkiaa
posted about 1 week ago
Well, it depends. If they are indeed professional they should contact you, however, if they informed you that after that time you will be notified and they didn't contact you, you have the right to contact them.

However, based on my experience, I don't recommend you to contact them let them take their time because if there is something they should inform you, so the best thing is to wait. If you think about it there is no reason to ask what the status of your application.

I have been interviewed with some positions and it wasn't professional, they didn't even reply to my email about the status of my application which means is not professional. To sum up, the best thing I recommend is waiting and don't send an email. Good Luck!
10-Apr-19, 12:37
Avatar for Tudor_Queen
posted about 1 week ago
I always make contact about such things. My theory is - if they are toying between me and another candidate and just don't know which one to choose, might obvious enthusiasm might be the deciding factor! A call to the admin office can't hurt! Best of luck!!!


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