Contacting references for PhD application

30-Mar-20, 13:08
by LS932
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posted about 3 months ago
Hi everyone

I have just started my application for a PhD studentship and was wondering about the best time to contact potential references? The application is due in at the beginning of May with reference deadline one week after. Should I email them ASAP? And if they agree, when should they send them off?

Thank you
31-Mar-20, 08:52
edited about 8 seconds later
by eng77
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posted about 3 months ago
Hi. Yes you should contact them ASAP. They might take sometime to respond.
31-Mar-20, 10:06
edited about 29 seconds later
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posted about 3 months ago
Yes, ask them now and let them know when the deadline for the references - then they'll ensure they get to them on time (and you can always send a polite reminder a week beforehand to be on the safe side). Good luck for your PhD application!


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