在职博士可以以博士研究生的身份进行出国留学,下面在职研究生教育信息网的老师简单的介绍一下在职博士的知识,希望对大家有所帮助。

申请在职博士学位资格要求

一、申请人必须已获得硕士学位,并在获得硕士学位后工作五年以上。

二、申请人应在教学、科研、专门技术领域做出突出成绩,在申请学位的学科领域独立发表过高水平的学术论文,或出版过高水平的专著,其科研成果获得国家级或省部级以上奖励。

具备申请博士学位基本条件的同等学力人员,应当在学位授予单位规定的期限内,向学位授予单位提交以下材料:

1.硕士学位证书;

2.最后学历证明;

3.达到申请学校对博士生研究生要求的公开发表的有关学术论文,出版的专著,以及科研成果获奖的证明材料;

4.申请人所在单位向学位授予单位介绍申请人的简历、思想政治表现、工作成绩、科研成果、业务能力、理论基础、专业知识和外语程度等方面情况的材料;

5.两位教授或相当专业技术职务专家的推荐书,其中至少有一名博士生指导教师。

已经资格审查合格的申请人,按博士研究生培养方案规定的课程参加考试。自通过资格审查之日起,一年内完成全部课程考试,且成绩合格。未通过课程考试者,本次申请无效。

在职博士什么时候进行考试

由于目前很多高校实行自主招生,在职博士的考试时间也是由各高校自己划定,在考生报名之后,学校会按照招生的情况安排考试时间。并发放考试通知,通知上会注明考试的具体时间。

申请同等学力在职博士应该准备哪些资料

1、硕士学位证书;

2、最后学历证明;

3、达到申请学校对博士生研究生要求的公开发表的有关学术论文,出版的专著,以及科研成果获奖的证明材料;

4、申请人所在单位向学位授予单位介绍申请人的简历、思想政治表现、工作成绩、科研成果、业务能力、理论基础、专业知识和外语程度等方面情况的材料;

5、两位教授或相当专业技术职务专家的推荐书,其中至少有一名博士生指导教师。

在校青年教师攻读在职博士有什么规定

青年教师被录取为在职博士生,应和所在单位签定协议书,内容包括学习时间、工作要求和获得博士学位后继续在校工作年限等。

青年教师结合本职工作攻读博士学位是提高教师队伍业务水平、加强教师队伍建设的有效途径。对于在校青年教师申请在职攻读博士学位有以下规定:

一、已获硕士学位的青年教师可通过三种途径获得博士学位,即在职攻读博士学位、论文博士生及以同等学力申请学位。其具体要求和办法见附表。

二、青年教师攻读学位期间,学习所占工作时间一般不超过30%,日常承担的教学、科研及管理工作由所在单位安排,不兼任普通博士生的”三助”工作,其工资待遇及住宿安排等仍在所在院(系、所)按青年教师管理,不转入研究生院。

三、青年教师在职攻读博士学位(含论文博士生),学校收取费用4000元,一次或分二次缴清,本人负担20%,所在单位负担80%,可从横向经费、对外服务收入、基金收入中开支。该款项由研究生处收齐后,全部转交预算内,仅用于课程学习及日常管理费,其进行学位论文工作、答辩等所需各项费用由原单位自行解决。

四、院(系、所)每年暑假前根据师资培训计划,按春、秋二季确定选派名单,并报研究生院。在每年春、秋二次博士生招生时,到研究生招生办公室办理报名手续。

五、青年教师在职学习获得博士学位后,应继续在校工作至少3年。

国内各地最新海归福利政策汇总!博士真的很吃香!插图国内各地最新海归福利政策汇总!博士真的很吃香!插图1总有一个地方是你想去的。近几年,越来越多的留学生在毕业后选择归国发展,尤其是在疫情的影响下的这几年,是中国史上最大海归归国的时期。

北京、上海、深圳等一线城市成为海归人才的优选城市。为了吸引更多高学历留学人才,这些城市各显神通,使出浑身解数,出台了一系列超级诱人的优惠政策。

今年,为了吸引更多应届海归人才,各地政府纷纷出台众多人才吸引福利。

有一说一,一般人创业也没见补贴,留学生想干个事还能免费收到补贴金,真的很给力了。

除此之外,现在还有很多简单易操作的海归补助。相比创业资金支持,它们的门槛更低、要求不高,是一个面向海归的普及性福利!

国内各地最新海归福利政策汇总!博士真的很吃香!插图2国内各地最新海归福利政策汇总!博士真的很吃香!插图3

01 五大福利政策

留学生归国福利政策主要体现在5个方面:

福利一:一线城市直接落户

享有最高10万人民币的落户补贴;

福利二:购买免税车

奔驰、宝马、奥迪等品牌都在免税车系中,根据车型不同,优惠力度在

0.71-15.21万元间;

福利三:创业扶持

各大城市对留学生回国创业均提供各种从政策到资金的不同支持,有些城

市最高可提供500万的创业资金;

福利四:留学生子女入学优惠

对留学生子女提供免费借读,或可优先报考重点中学的入学政策;

福利五:学术研究支持

入职大学、中科院或其他学术研究机构,职称申报不受工作年限限制,高

新项目科研启动资金百万起步。

02 热门城市福利政策

补贴额最低都有四位数,人才补贴数额连年增高,各地疯狂砸钱抢人,就像开头提到的杭州这类新一线城市,补贴甚至可以做到10分钟内数万元一次性到账。还有各地留学生落户、留学生购买免税车政策,福利值拉满!

北、上、广、深等一线城市政策

北京——今年放宽了落户政策,有留学生住房补贴政策,留学生可以按照优惠价格享受周转性住房,还有免税购车政策,购车时可省下整车价格的15%。有创业扶持福利,可获得补助10W-100W元不等;

上海——有住房补贴,虹口区最高补贴1.5W元,长宁区最高补贴4.5W元。徐汇区、松江区为留学生提供人才公寓住房补贴达1000-2000元/月不等(分档),浦江人才计划可获得高达50W政府资助金;

广州——可向留学服务中心申请10W的安家费;

深圳——纳入“孔雀计划”的海外高层次人才,可享80W-150W元的补贴,住房补贴方面,本科补贴1.5W、硕士补贴2.5W、博士补贴3W,可申请留学生公寓。

国内各地最新海归福利政策汇总!博士真的很吃香!插图4国内各地最新海归福利政策汇总!博士真的很吃香!插图5

成都、南京、郑州等新一线城市政策

杭州——以萧山区为例,博士学位可申请到8W生活补贴,硕士学位可申请到6W生活补贴,本科学位可申请到4W生活补贴;

南京——留学回国人员本科每人每月补贴600元,硕士800元,博士2000元,累计不超过36个月;租赁补贴本科每月600元、硕士每月800元、博士每月2000元,可连续领取5年。

郑州——世界前200大学的同学可申请人才专项,每月博士毕业生1500元、硕士1000元、本科500元。

本文由AdmitWrite留学平台专业导师 UIUC Zoe Zhang 学姐 提供

作为一个拿下UIUC数学PHD的前辈,虽然我不是陆本背景,但我想我的申请经验依旧帮助到你,对你有所启发。

我是在美国一个很普通的文理学院——伊利诺伊卫斯理大学读的本科我的GPA是3.67/4.0,专业GPA是4.0/4.0GRE成绩为157+168+3.5,其中sub数学非常低,只有19%我曾经有两年半的科研经历,也参加过校际poster presentation和校际荣誉答辩,但在学术上没有已发表论文,也没有conference发言。最终我的录取结果:

UIUC全奖$47558U Arizona全奖$55,211Lousiana State全奖$22550+学费国外博士好申请吗?插图国外博士好申请吗?插图1从上面我的自我介绍里不难看出,我的整体背景在浩浩荡荡的留学大军里很平庸:

由于本科的学校没有提供足够的数学课程供学生选修,而且我选择了提前毕业,这就导致我整个专业课的难度与数量都非常不占优势;

我的GRE整体分数不高,sub 数学成绩还出了差错;

就连美国学校一般比较看重的学术科研方面也经历颇少……

综合看来,我好像和数学PHD无缘,但我并没有因为这些短板而气馁。

这并不是一种盲目自信,而是因为在留学申请中,传统的木板原理并不适用。

有很多同学不论是标化成绩还是科研背景都十分优秀,但在申请过程中面对简历文书等都是草草应付了事,根本没有认真思考对方学校的要求,只是一股脑把所有长处都罗列上去,最后并没有拿到如愿的offer。

留学申请材料包括背景、文书、简历、推荐信等等各个方面,招生官会根据我们的所有资料对我们有一个综合的考量。

面对自己的的不足,我认真思考分析,最后决定通过以下几个方面进行补救:

国外博士好申请吗?插图2国外博士好申请吗?插图3第一,推荐信

一般学校可能会要求准备两至三封推荐信,我们的推荐人可以是在校授课老师、系主任、院长。如果是已经毕业在职的同学,可以联系在职单位领导写推荐信。

推荐信听起来可能很让人无从下手,但它与一般书信的格式有很多相似之处,在撰写时我建议首先要保证格式正确,话语严谨。

对于绝大多数同学来说,往往无法联系到专业大牛写出一份含金量很高的推荐信。这时最好的弥补方法就是提升整个推荐信的真实性:具体来说,我们可以在推荐信里选取自身最有价值、最契合对方学校要求的闪光点着重渲染表达,寻找一些能证明自己专业实力和学习能力额事情来写,避免千篇一律的模板痕迹。比起冷冰冰的叙述,招生官往往会被生动鲜活的表述所打动。

除此之外,我建议在叙述中不要忘记对自身英语实力进行介绍,这一点往往会被大家所忽视。我们并不需要在一张推荐信里把所有的有点长处罗列出来,更好的做法是让几封推荐信各有侧重,这样才能做到面面俱到却能突出重点、有的放矢。

国外博士好申请吗?插图4国外博士好申请吗?插图5第二,个人简历

除去一些必备的个人信息以外,我们还要在简历上展现一下自己的实习经历(例如,做过的project),社会活动经历(志愿者活动,助教经历),其他个人爱好或者技能。对于以科研为主的phd而言,导师更加看重的是computer skills,因此,如果自身具备出色的编程技能,完全可以突出展示一下。

第三,也是最重要的一环,文书

在这里,我之所以把文书单独列出来是因为文书是集个人陈述、职业规划、英语表达等多项技能的一次综合展示,招生官也最为看重文书。

以我个人的经验来看,文书需要有较强的逻辑性,即首先要具备一个框架,框架上所填充的内容甚至文句衔接一定要做好呼应和补充。并且整篇内容还要结合篇幅要求和题目要求进行不断的润色和修改。

文书一般分为三个部分,即开头、中间内容与结尾。在我看来这三个部分就各有侧重。

国外博士好申请吗?插图6国外博士好申请吗?插图7首先,类似于我们的中文写作,一个充满趣味的开头绝对会更加吸引招生官的兴趣。但写文书和写作文本质并不相同,这就要求我们不要为了趣味而偏离主题,话题还是围绕着自身的经历,自己的想法与感受为主。比如我的文书就是以鸡兔同笼的问题,引出我是如何对数学产生兴趣解决问题的。

其次,文书的中间内容作为整个的主干部分,更要体现自身的逻辑性。即我们要学会自圆其说,所突出的重点还是自身的一些特质,以及与该专业要求match的闪光点。良好的表述绝对可以为整体文书的阅读性加分。在这里我想真诚为大家推荐一下admitwrite平台,平台的导师都是海内外名校背景出身,在择校与申请甚至随后的就职方面都具有丰富的经验。除此之外,平台还可以提供外籍导师的文书润色服务,这就可以帮助同学们的文书表述更加地道,接近native speaker,某种程度也提高了我们所展现的英语能力。

最后,就是需要首尾呼应,体现真诚性的结尾部分了。我们可以在结尾部分阐明几种逻辑关系:包括申请学校所提供的的课程与自身计划的关联;自己能力与所选导师教授项目的要求的契合程度。我们的表述要避免华而不实,不要浪费笔墨去渲染一些与主题无关的事情,切记要体现自己的真诚。

国外博士好申请吗?插图8国外博士好申请吗?插图9上面我介绍了自己觉得不可以忽视的申请材料,在这里我想再和题主分享一下我申请过程中遇到问题时自己总结的一些小tips。

第一点是套磁信。我相信每个申请phd的同学都会为套磁信而纠结烦恼,在这里我的建议是,具体要不要准备套磁信一定要根据自己的情况,实事求是具体分析。在决定要不要准备套磁之前,我建议需要考察筛选一下教授的情况,具体包括:教授在入学年是否招生、是否轮休;教授组里学生的平均毕业年限;该教授的研究方向和学生研究方向的契合度;教授自身介绍中科研经费情况、科研结果输出密度。如果条件允许,我们还可以联系到教授曾经带过的前辈来咨询了解一些经验。除此之外,我们还要明确套磁存在一些弊端:如果自己的研究方向不明确,盲目选定之后很难再修改;同样的录取之后再更换导师也很困难。

如果确定好自己需要准备套磁信,我建议在撰写时需要注意几点:首先我们的第一封套磁信记得要附上简历,切忌篇幅过长,等到教授回信再进行下一步的沟通,其次要在信里说明自己预计入学年份和所申请项目,自己的研究方向。最后要询问教授的招生情况以及详细表达自己的兴趣。

第二点是拿到waitlist不等于被判“死刑”。此时我们不要丧失信心觉得自己彻底无缘,也不要心急一直发邮件催促。建议的做法是收到之后一个月发邮件给grad director礼貌地询问有无update的可能,表达自己的兴趣与意愿,积极准备相关的补充材料。要相信功夫不负有心人,做到尽人事,知天命。

第三点是要适当地学会补救。用我自身的经历来说明,由于我自身涂卡的失误导致我的gre sub数学分数奇低。在无法重新刷新成绩的情况下我选择在成绩后附加了自己的一段真诚的说明。我列举了自己的专业成绩和GRE general数学成绩,并联系自己的学科教授来证明。但在我看来,这样的补救并不适用所有情况,只能作为一种补充说明的手段。补救时一定要诚恳,且不要推卸责任。否则这样的说明就像画蛇添足,反而会给我们的整体水平大打折扣。

国外博士好申请吗?插图10国外博士好申请吗?插图11以上是我申请美国数学phd的一些经验之谈,希望这些可以给题主一些参考,万事皆有可能,真心地希望题主可以坚定自己的梦想!

导师背景UIUC(University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)数学博士在读,Illinois Wesleyan University数学学士。DIY完成博士申请,方向为应用数学和计算工程。收到包括UIUC, U Arizona, Louisiana State等全奖博士录取,收到包括UIUC, U of Utah, Pittsburg的东亚研究硕士录取。专注以科研为导向的留学申请。目前是博士在读,拥有丰富的理科和理转文申请经历。AdmitWrite,基于共享经济模式建立的知名互联网留学平台,留学届Uber。迄今为止,平台入驻世界顶级名校导师已超过1000名,实现美国TOP30,英国G5,澳洲八大等多个地区名校全覆盖。学术大牛?名校学霸?外籍名校导师?牛人汇集地,你想要的都在这里。人文社科/商科/工科?理科/艺术/法学?不管什么方向,我们都能为你匹配同专业名校学霸,申请so easy!中介价格不划算?线上模式,拒绝无谓成本,打造极致专业度,极具性价比服务,让每一分钱都花到实处。

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本文由AdmitWrite留学平台专业导师 UIUC Zoe Zhang 学姐 提供

作为一个拿下UIUC数学PHD的前辈,虽然我不是陆本背景,但我想我的申请经验依旧帮助到你,对你有所启发。

我是在美国一个很普通的文理学院——伊利诺伊卫斯理大学读的本科我的GPA是3.67/4.0,专业GPA是4.0/4.0GRE成绩为157+168+3.5,其中sub数学非常低,只有19%我曾经有两年半的科研经历,也参加过校际poster presentation和校际荣誉答辩,但在学术上没有已发表论文,也没有conference发言。最终我的录取结果:

UIUC全奖$47558U Arizona全奖$55,211Lousiana State全奖$22550+学费国外博士好申请吗?插图国外博士好申请吗?插图12从上面我的自我介绍里不难看出,我的整体背景在浩浩荡荡的留学大军里很平庸:

由于本科的学校没有提供足够的数学课程供学生选修,而且我选择了提前毕业,这就导致我整个专业课的难度与数量都非常不占优势;

我的GRE整体分数不高,sub 数学成绩还出了差错;

就连美国学校一般比较看重的学术科研方面也经历颇少……

综合看来,我好像和数学PHD无缘,但我并没有因为这些短板而气馁。

这并不是一种盲目自信,而是因为在留学申请中,传统的木板原理并不适用。

有很多同学不论是标化成绩还是科研背景都十分优秀,但在申请过程中面对简历文书等都是草草应付了事,根本没有认真思考对方学校的要求,只是一股脑把所有长处都罗列上去,最后并没有拿到如愿的offer。

留学申请材料包括背景、文书、简历、推荐信等等各个方面,招生官会根据我们的所有资料对我们有一个综合的考量。

面对自己的的不足,我认真思考分析,最后决定通过以下几个方面进行补救:

国外博士好申请吗?插图13国外博士好申请吗?插图14第一,推荐信

一般学校可能会要求准备两至三封推荐信,我们的推荐人可以是在校授课老师、系主任、院长。如果是已经毕业在职的同学,可以联系在职单位领导写推荐信。

推荐信听起来可能很让人无从下手,但它与一般书信的格式有很多相似之处,在撰写时我建议首先要保证格式正确,话语严谨。

对于绝大多数同学来说,往往无法联系到专业大牛写出一份含金量很高的推荐信。这时最好的弥补方法就是提升整个推荐信的真实性:具体来说,我们可以在推荐信里选取自身最有价值、最契合对方学校要求的闪光点着重渲染表达,寻找一些能证明自己专业实力和学习能力额事情来写,避免千篇一律的模板痕迹。比起冷冰冰的叙述,招生官往往会被生动鲜活的表述所打动。

除此之外,我建议在叙述中不要忘记对自身英语实力进行介绍,这一点往往会被大家所忽视。我们并不需要在一张推荐信里把所有的有点长处罗列出来,更好的做法是让几封推荐信各有侧重,这样才能做到面面俱到却能突出重点、有的放矢。

国外博士好申请吗?插图4国外博士好申请吗?插图15第二,个人简历

除去一些必备的个人信息以外,我们还要在简历上展现一下自己的实习经历(例如,做过的project),社会活动经历(志愿者活动,助教经历),其他个人爱好或者技能。对于以科研为主的phd而言,导师更加看重的是computer skills,因此,如果自身具备出色的编程技能,完全可以突出展示一下。

第三,也是最重要的一环,文书

在这里,我之所以把文书单独列出来是因为文书是集个人陈述、职业规划、英语表达等多项技能的一次综合展示,招生官也最为看重文书。

以我个人的经验来看,文书需要有较强的逻辑性,即首先要具备一个框架,框架上所填充的内容甚至文句衔接一定要做好呼应和补充。并且整篇内容还要结合篇幅要求和题目要求进行不断的润色和修改。

文书一般分为三个部分,即开头、中间内容与结尾。在我看来这三个部分就各有侧重。

国外博士好申请吗?插图6国外博士好申请吗?插图16首先,类似于我们的中文写作,一个充满趣味的开头绝对会更加吸引招生官的兴趣。但写文书和写作文本质并不相同,这就要求我们不要为了趣味而偏离主题,话题还是围绕着自身的经历,自己的想法与感受为主。比如我的文书就是以鸡兔同笼的问题,引出我是如何对数学产生兴趣解决问题的。

其次,文书的中间内容作为整个的主干部分,更要体现自身的逻辑性。即我们要学会自圆其说,所突出的重点还是自身的一些特质,以及与该专业要求match的闪光点。良好的表述绝对可以为整体文书的阅读性加分。在这里我想真诚为大家推荐一下admitwrite平台,平台的导师都是海内外名校背景出身,在择校与申请甚至随后的就职方面都具有丰富的经验。除此之外,平台还可以提供外籍导师的文书润色服务,这就可以帮助同学们的文书表述更加地道,接近native speaker,某种程度也提高了我们所展现的英语能力。

最后,就是需要首尾呼应,体现真诚性的结尾部分了。我们可以在结尾部分阐明几种逻辑关系:包括申请学校所提供的的课程与自身计划的关联;自己能力与所选导师教授项目的要求的契合程度。我们的表述要避免华而不实,不要浪费笔墨去渲染一些与主题无关的事情,切记要体现自己的真诚。

国外博士好申请吗?插图17国外博士好申请吗?插图18上面我介绍了自己觉得不可以忽视的申请材料,在这里我想再和题主分享一下我申请过程中遇到问题时自己总结的一些小tips。

第一点是套磁信。我相信每个申请phd的同学都会为套磁信而纠结烦恼,在这里我的建议是,具体要不要准备套磁信一定要根据自己的情况,实事求是具体分析。在决定要不要准备套磁之前,我建议需要考察筛选一下教授的情况,具体包括:教授在入学年是否招生、是否轮休;教授组里学生的平均毕业年限;该教授的研究方向和学生研究方向的契合度;教授自身介绍中科研经费情况、科研结果输出密度。如果条件允许,我们还可以联系到教授曾经带过的前辈来咨询了解一些经验。除此之外,我们还要明确套磁存在一些弊端:如果自己的研究方向不明确,盲目选定之后很难再修改;同样的录取之后再更换导师也很困难。

如果确定好自己需要准备套磁信,我建议在撰写时需要注意几点:首先我们的第一封套磁信记得要附上简历,切忌篇幅过长,等到教授回信再进行下一步的沟通,其次要在信里说明自己预计入学年份和所申请项目,自己的研究方向。最后要询问教授的招生情况以及详细表达自己的兴趣。

第二点是拿到waitlist不等于被判“死刑”。此时我们不要丧失信心觉得自己彻底无缘,也不要心急一直发邮件催促。建议的做法是收到之后一个月发邮件给grad director礼貌地询问有无update的可能,表达自己的兴趣与意愿,积极准备相关的补充材料。要相信功夫不负有心人,做到尽人事,知天命。

第三点是要适当地学会补救。用我自身的经历来说明,由于我自身涂卡的失误导致我的gre sub数学分数奇低。在无法重新刷新成绩的情况下我选择在成绩后附加了自己的一段真诚的说明。我列举了自己的专业成绩和GRE general数学成绩,并联系自己的学科教授来证明。但在我看来,这样的补救并不适用所有情况,只能作为一种补充说明的手段。补救时一定要诚恳,且不要推卸责任。否则这样的说明就像画蛇添足,反而会给我们的整体水平大打折扣。

国外博士好申请吗?插图10国外博士好申请吗?插图19以上是我申请美国数学phd的一些经验之谈,希望这些可以给题主一些参考,万事皆有可能,真心地希望题主可以坚定自己的梦想!

导师背景UIUC(University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)数学博士在读,Illinois Wesleyan University数学学士。DIY完成博士申请,方向为应用数学和计算工程。收到包括UIUC, U Arizona, Louisiana State等全奖博士录取,收到包括UIUC, U of Utah, Pittsburg的东亚研究硕士录取。专注以科研为导向的留学申请。目前是博士在读,拥有丰富的理科和理转文申请经历。AdmitWrite,基于共享经济模式建立的知名互联网留学平台,留学届Uber。迄今为止,平台入驻世界顶级名校导师已超过1000名,实现美国TOP30,英国G5,澳洲八大等多个地区名校全覆盖。学术大牛?名校学霸?外籍名校导师?牛人汇集地,你想要的都在这里。人文社科/商科/工科?理科/艺术/法学?不管什么方向,我们都能为你匹配同专业名校学霸,申请so easy!中介价格不划算?线上模式,拒绝无谓成本,打造极致专业度,极具性价比服务,让每一分钱都花到实处。

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如今硕士项目依旧是国内同学留学申请的主流,因为国内大部分同学选择留学申请的目的都是为了提升自己的教育背景或是让自己在未来可以更好的就业,因此申请硕士项目就已经可以满足他们的需要了。不过对于那些想要从事科研或是学术研究的同学来说,申请PhD项目才是最好的选择。

但是本科结束之后想要申请PhD项目还是有很多困难的,而且因为走这条路的同学数量不是很多,所以同学们对申请的流程和注意事项也不是太了解。

我在本科之后就选择申请博士项目,最终也拿到了北美四所高校博士项目的全额奖学金,今天我也和大家分享一下我的申请经历与感悟,希望可以为想要本科毕业直接申请博士项目的同学一些参考。

本科:北京师范大学,

GPA:89.84/100

IELTS:7.0(L:8.0, R:8.0, W:6.0, S:6.0)

GRE:322+3.0 (V:154, Q:168)

按时间顺序的录取结果:

2018.2麦吉尔(博士全奖,直接接受了嘿嘿)

2018.3北亚利桑那大学(博士全奖,放弃)

2018.3弗罗里达大学(博士全奖,放弃)

2018.4杜克大学(先waiting后博士全奖,放弃)

Admission2018.4密歇根、耶鲁大学(被转硕士,无奖,放弃)

国外博士好申请吗?插图20国外博士好申请吗?插图21事实上留学这个想法很早就已经深埋在我的内心里了,我在小的时候很喜欢三毛,这个三毛是那位女作家而不是漫画人物,因此我也读完了她的所有作品,也看了很多和她相关的书籍,从那个时候开始我对于外面的世界就很是向往,内心也开始蠢蠢欲动。

因为我不想在家乡的小城市度过一生,所以在高考之后我毅然决然地来到了北京,开始了全新的生活。到了大学之后,只要有可以到外面交流的机会我都会积极申请,在这里我也建议想要申请出国留学的学弟学妹,你们身边如果有类似的机会一定要把握住。

因为海外经历不仅是简历中的绝佳素材,同时还有可能帮我们拿到海外老师的推荐信,这些对于留学申请都是很有帮助的。

不过最为关键的是海外经历可以帮助我们初步了解外面的生活和学习状态,也能帮助我们判断自己是不是真的适合留学,我在大学期间一共参加了两次短期交流活动,分别是去美国和日本交换,虽然时间不是很长,但是我却有很多的收获。

当时在毕业之前我是可以选择国内保研的,是那还是我内心却渴望外出体验到国外生活。事实上这也是我一直以来埋藏在心底的一个想法,我希望自己可以有一个机会到异国他乡生活,接受生活环境改变带来的种种挑战,事实上如今在加拿大待了一段时间也证明在国外一个人学习生活的确可以带给我很多的锻炼。

不过虽然我的这个念头十分的强烈,但是我却迟迟没有决定,主要是因为申请留学有太多的不确定性,这也导致了我的犹豫。

但是不久之后一件事的出现成为了我留学申请的转折点,当时我投出了一篇英文文章,后来我尝试联系了一位杜克大学的老师,没想到她竟然回复了我,还建议我去考一下雅思和GRE,并承诺说如果我通过了学院的筛选那么她就会要我。后来我也尝试联系了很多其他国外高校的老师,他们的回复给了我很大的信心。

事实上当时已经到了7月份,而且我也没有合格的雅思成绩,GRE更是从来没有考过,但是我决定逼自己一把,于是我也开始了为期5个月的疯狂突击申请之旅。

国外博士好申请吗?插图22国外博士好申请吗?插图23就像我前面说的那样,7月份决定申请的我还没有一个合格的雅思以及GRE成绩,所以我必须在最短的时间里考出合格的成绩,所以成绩方面的准备也成为了我留学申请准备工作的重点。

当时我所有的备考和考试都是在高压下进行的,尽管如此我的GRE还是惊险地在申请截止的最后一天才压线发送了出去,同时期间也出现过准备充分的二刷成绩去不如第一次的情况,如今回想起来那段经历我觉得自己就像经历了第二次高考。

在这里我给大家的建议就是在进行语言考试以及标化考试备考的时候,大家一定要先考出一个成绩,不管这个成绩怎么样,只要有这个成绩在,我们的心理压力就会得到极大的缓解,这对于我们后续的备考工作也是大有裨益的。

另外如果大家也遇到了需要最后突击的情况,大家一定要对自己保持信心,我们可以让任何人失望,却不要对自己失望,这样我们才能更好地完成冲刺备考工作。

国外博士好申请吗?插图24国外博士好申请吗?插图25雅思突击首先和大家分享的是我雅思突击备考的经历,事实上在决定申请留学之前为交换做准备的时候我已经考过雅思了,但是当时候我对于雅思考试并不是很重视,基本也算是半裸考。

最终成绩自然不是很理想,听力只有6分,总分也只有6.5分。后来我也进行了深刻的反省,因为我觉得听力和阅读是最不能丢分的部分。

一直以来我觉得我的英语水平还是挺不赖的,但是后来我发现英语学习和突击雅思考完全就是两回事,因为考试是有答题技巧的,也是可以通过短时间复习提高分数的,这和英语的学习需要日积月累也是有一定差异的。所以当时我放弃了以往那种循序渐进的学习模式,而是决定在短时间内对雅思考试进行集中突击。

因此那段时间我一天会逼自己刷一本半的雅思听力,这基本是6套题左右,在刷题的时候我会每个都先做一遍,之后认认真真地将答案写在复印好的答题纸上,这也是对考场的完全模拟。

之后我会对答案进行批注,不过我不会去注意正确答案,也不改过来,而是划出不一致的地方。在这之后我会像第一次一样从头到尾把听力题听一遍,一次次的反复直到我可以自己听出所有的正确答案。到了这个时候我会回想和分析自己第一次为什么错过了答案,而在大量习题练习之后,我也总结了心得,我发现关键答案部分也是有自己的节奏的,一般不会集中堆在一起,这也让我在之后的答题中避免了很多不必要的错误,而这样的突击练习一周就会很有效果。

当时我进行突击阅读的时候也是一天做4套题,而我突击练习的时候和听力一样,也是认认真真地将所有的答案写到答题卡上。一开始我在做阅读题的时候没有计时,因为熟练了之后答题速度自然而然就上来了。而在三天的练习之后我发现了自己存在的问题,那就是我的判断题正确率很低,于是我决定进行针对性的训练,我也找到了一本判断题进行高强度训练。

我之所以主要进行阅读和听力的高强度训练,是因为当时我申请项目的要求是听力阅读8+才能去考试,而我最终的成绩是总成绩7分,阅读和听力8分,口语和写作6分,也算勉强达到了对方的要求,拿到成绩后我也长舒了一口气,因为我的挑战已经完成了一半。

国外博士好申请吗?插图26国外博士好申请吗?插图27GRE突击在考出了合格的托福成绩之后,我也将目光放到了GRE考试之上,不过GRE考试就没有托福那么顺利了,我在10月、11月、12月分别参加了一次GRE考试,每次考试之间的间隔都是21天,这也可以体现出我当时突击复习的时间是多么的紧张。

当时我10月份第一次参加GRE考试的时候其实只复习了20天左右,我也没抱希望自己可以考出多好的成绩,这次考试其实也是为了见识一下GRE考试到底是什么样子。

所以在考试的时候很多题目都是蒙的,最终我的Verbal部分150分,Quant部分165分,总分315分。

这个成绩也有点让我意外,当时那位说要招我的杜克老师给出的GRE要求是320分,这也意味着我还差了5分。在出成绩之后我也发送邮件告诉她我GRE没有通过这件事,结果就没有回音了,虽然我能理解老师的做法,但是心里难受是不可避免的,所以最终申请的时候虽然我通过了审核但是我没有去杜克,而是去找了一位在我进行申请准备时经常鼓励我的老师,这也是后话了。

第一次的GRE考试虽然没有通过,但是315分的分数也给了我很大的信心。于是回去之后我也仔细刷题好好准备了一个月的时间,那段时间里我基本都会待到图书馆闭馆,不过虽然我付出了这么多的努力,但是却没有得到想象中的回报,第二次考试我Verbal部分考了148,Quant考了164,312分的总分甚至比第一次半裸考还要低了3分。

当时看着屏幕上跳出来的成绩我根本不敢相信自己的眼睛,因为我在这次考试之前做了充足的准备,而且答题的时候我感觉十分良好,我觉得这次的成绩绝对比第一次好,但是最终成绩竟然出现了退步。那时候我内心甚至出现了动摇,我怀疑自己之前的付出都是假的。

当时我身边所有的同学都已经考出了合格的GRE成绩,只剩下我一个人孤军奋战,而且因为当时我已经放弃了国内保研,所以我只剩下12月15号最后一次考试的机会。

巨大的压力让我濒临崩溃,而接下来的那一个月也是我人生中最为黑暗的一个月,好在当时有好朋友不停地开导我,才让我重拾了信心。

为了更好地进行备考那一个月我直接睡在实验室的机房,每天2点睡6点起,全部的时间都用在GRE的备考上。而为了调整自己的生物钟让自己在9点到下午3点的时候有最佳的状态,我也想尽了办法。后来我发现在饥饿状态下答题的效果很好,所以我每天早上7点吃一点东西,中午直接绝食这样我1-3点就不会困了,而我也会选择在下午三点之后吃饭休息。

另外在那段时间里我每天早上的6点-7点这一个小时会被用来画单词的网络图,当时我为了更好地完成GRE的考试,自己建立了一个近义词、反义词的网络图。

因为在GRE备考时只背单词是没用的,考试中很多题目考察的都是词性的正反,这样的话我可以对那些词的词性有一个大致的了解,帮助我在考试的时候更加快速精准地作答。

而在7-9点的时候我会刷自己不熟的生词,9-12点模拟考一次Verbal,下午则是刷magoosh的数学题,在刷完题之后我还会复习之前错题。

而到了晚上为我还要和之前一样套磁联系老师,时间也都花在了回复邮件和申请上,我就在这样忙碌的状态下度过了21天。考试前为了减轻自己身上的压力,我没和身边任何一个人说只身来到了内蒙古,最后我也考了322分(V154,Q168),因为当时项目申请的截止日期已经要到了,我也立刻去送分,最后在回到火车站的公交上才终于有时间体验一把喜极而泣的感觉。

虽然时间已经过去了一年,但是当时那种感受依然清晰,当时的我仿佛被全世界拥抱了一下,这也是我黑暗突击复习之后的美好回忆。

所以说如果你也和我一样遇到了一样的情况,最重要的就是不要怀疑自己,因为GRE考试本身就是冰冷的,而第一次毫无准备的考试经历则恰好给了我果断性和灵感,所以我们在考试的时候要相信自己,这样才能有爆发的可能。

而且在每次考试的时候,我们都要为自己设定一个目标。我说的这种目标不是必须上320分这样的宏观目标,而是一些诸如我阅读逻辑题不能错这种小目标,这样也能让我们在考场上更加的专注,大家也可以尝试一下。

不过以上这些经验都是在准备时间极端紧张的情况下总结出来的,如果大家条件允许的话,我还是建议大家尽早着手这类考试的备考工作,毕竟英语类的考试平时的积累还是十分重要的,充足的时间也能帮助大家考出更高的成绩。大家也千万不要像我这样临时突击,这样不仅很辛苦而且很容易翻车。

国外博士好申请吗?插图28国外博士好申请吗?插图29在完成了两项考试之后,我也开始了后续申请材料的准备,并正式开始了申请的工作。

和备考相反,各类文书的创作过程还是比较轻松的。

这主要是因为我在前两次出国交流之前也做过类似的申请工作,但是我也向老师和有过出国经历的学长学姐咨询了很多文书创作相关的事情,所以到了这次申请时候我也是轻车熟路,很快就完成了创作,因为在创作的时候我也只是在之前申请的基础上加上了一些新的内容。

不过对于大多数的同学来说,文书的创作都是一件让人十分头疼的事情,这不仅是因为同学们在英文写作能力上可能存在欠缺,更是因为同学们对于自己申请的项目不够了解,所以不能针对项目的要求来对文书的内容和表达进行优化,简而言之就是同学们不能通过文书来表明自己就是最适合项目的那个人选。

而在PhD项目的申请中,文书恰恰又是十分重要的。这是因为较之于硕士项目,PhD项目在录取的时候虽然也很看重申请同学的硬性条件,但是对于软性条件却更为看重,尤其是他们会通过同学们之前的经历判断同学们的科研能力以及潜力,这也是他们判断同学是否满足项目需要的关键。而且在套磁邮件中我们也需要附上简历,而一份好的简历可以让导师对我们有一个良好的第一印象。

所以我建议那些不能自己完成文书创作的同学们最好请专业的留学机构来帮自己完成文书的创作,而和我合作的admitwrite就是一个很好的选择。

这是因为在这里有超过500名和我一样来自不同高校和专业的导师,这些导师都有过留学的经历,所以对于各个项目的情况以及留学申请的要求都烂熟于心。而且每一位来到admitwrite的同学也都会有同专业背景的导师为他们服务,这也可以保证服务的专业性。

而对于那些想要申请PhD项目同学,也会有和我一样具有申请PhD项目经历的导师来服务,在文书创作的过程中,导师也会结合PhD申请的特点以及具体项目的需要来对文书的内容进行优化和调整,从而展现出申请同学的专业背景以及科研能力,从而提升同学们在申请中的竞争力。

另外导师还会对简历的内容进行优化,争取让简历中的每一句内容都能体现申请同学的优势,从而帮助同学在套磁和申请的时候都能第一时间抓住对方的眼球。而在文书创作结束之后,导师还会对文书进行润色,这也可以让文书的表达更加自然,并符合对方的阅读习惯,让同学们可以在对方的心中留下好的印象。

另外因为导师都经历过留学申请的全过程,他们不仅熟悉留学申请的全部流程,还清楚同学们申请中的需要以及要注意的事项,而在申请的过程中他们也会给同学很多建议,从而避免同学们出现不必要的错误,并提升申请的效率和效果。

同时admitwrite的半DIY服务模式可以让同学们全程参与到留学申请中,这也可以保证同学们申请的项目都是他们真正需要的。同时admitwrite的半DIY服务在价格上也是很有优势的,全部服务的收费只要2万元,这也只是传统留学机构收费的一半,所以很适合同学们选择。

国外博士好申请吗?插图30国外博士好申请吗?插图31文书虽然很重要,但是在我看来申请PhD项目最大的压力就是自己联系各种老师,看他们的文章并保持邮件的联系。这件事看似简单但是却要耗费大量的时间和精力,我也很庆幸自己提早做了这些工作,不然后期一边备考一边进行这些工作,我的考试很可能就无法通过了。

事实上对于PhD项目的申请而言,前期的套磁以及后期的面试机会争取都是十分重要的,我们也要通过自己的沟通争取机会。比如我和导师说虽然我的英语成绩不是很好,但是我的英文交流没有问题,在这种时候我们也要抓住这些稍纵即逝的机会,当时如果我有旅游签证,我觉得飞过去和教授沟通都是很值得的。

我们在套磁之前一定要对导师有一定的了解,所以前期的准备工作也是不可或缺的,一般学校的官网上都会有对导师和其研究方向的介绍,但是这些介绍并不一定准确。

我建议同学们最好可以查阅导师最近发表的文献,并判断他们的课题和我们的研究兴趣方向是否一致,找到和自己研究方向一致的导师套磁不仅收到回复的概率更高,而且我们未来的科研也是很有帮助的,因为如果我们博士期间研究的课题不是自己感兴趣的,那么我们的日子也会十分的难熬,我们甚至可能挺不到博士项目结束。

所以我们选择导师一定要慎重,而除了专业研究方向之外,导师对我们的态度也是我们需要关注的重点,毕竟我们未来要在导师的手下工作很长时间,未来的相处状态其实从他们回复我们邮件的态度就能看出一丝端倪。

像我当时就会去看导师回复的邮件是不是敷衍的模板,有些导师回复的邮件就很模式化,有些导师虽然回复的邮件很简短,但是在之后的沟通中却很有耐心。

当时我前前后后联系了60多位导师,所以各类导师我都见过,我觉着彼此的兴趣是随着回复频繁程度加深对,最后就算我没被录取,导师也会发来祝福。

所以套磁并不是发送一封邮件就可以了,这是一个长期的过程,大家在申请博士项目的时候也一定要提前做好准备。

最后我想说的就是PhD项目的奖学金了,PhD项目的奖学金还是很多的,有的是院里发的,有的是导师发的,这件事在我看来也很简单,谁发钱,招生时谁就说了算。

一般来说导师发的奖学金相对安全一些,但是压力也会更大,这是因为院里发的奖学金多少都会和语言成绩挂钩,就像杜克大学申请时GRE的最低分要求就是320,如果你达不到那个分数,那么就算老师再看好你你也是没有入场机会的。

所以为了保证自己申请奖学金的时候不出现麻烦,大家还是要尽早着手进行语言考试的准备,并争取考出一个高分,因为想要拿到奖学金我们一定要争取每个方面都做到最好。

国外博士好申请吗?插图32国外博士好申请吗?插图33以上就是我当时申请PhD项目的主要经历和一些心得了,不过在最后我想说的是想要更好地完成留学申请,保持一个良好的心态是十分重要的。

因为相信很多申请出国的同学都是有梦想的同学,其中也一定有很多人是和我一样放弃了保研的机会选择了更加冒险的留学申请。

而且留学的过程不仅漫长,我们还会遇到很多困难,像我当时就遇到了英语成绩不理想、申请准备时间紧迫等问题,那段时间我一度失去了信心,但是考研来不及,还没有心思找工作,我真的十分迷茫和忐忑。

当时我的好友在跑步的时候看到我的样子也问我:“你在烦恼什么呀?你会把自己饿死么?”听到了她的话我豁然开朗,我意识到留学对于我来说是做学术的一种比较好的发展途径,但是不是唯一的选择。

事实上很多gap一年的同学在工作中加深了对自己的认识,在对自己更加了解之后,他们也做了更加充分的准备,在之后的申请中取得了更加理想的结果。

所以留学申请虽然重要,但是留学失败也不是世界末日,而在留学申请的过程中将它看的太重,也只会被它束缚住手脚,不能轻松应对留学申请准备中的各种问题。

所以那天之后我也调整了我的心态,以一种更加轻松和积极的心态去应对留学申请中遇到的一切,最终我也取得了很不错的申请结果。

所以大家在留学申请的时候一定要对自己保有信心,同时以轻松积极的心态去面对一切挫折和困难,相信大家只要坚持下去,最终一定会有一个让自己满意的结局。

我希望我的分享可以为想要本科毕业申请PhD项目的同学提供一些建议,最后我也祝愿大家都能被申请到自己心仪的项目,有一个光明的未来!

国外博士好申请吗?插图34国外博士好申请吗?插图35导师背景上个申请季DIY申请了7所大学的博士项目,自己独立套瓷三个月,最终获得北美4所学校博士全额奖学金(McGill University,Duke University,University of Florida,North Arizona University),另外三所被转为了硕士(Yale university, University of Michigan,University of Pennsylvania),通过了5场面试(包括导师单面和多面一)。目前PhD在读,一作发表一篇SCI。

这个问题太过笼统,申请博士主要看科研背景,如果科研背景足够强,当然好申请。如果背景太弱,就需要更多的努力和对申请有更加透彻的理解才有可能申请到。

国外博士好申请吗?插图36国外博士好申请吗?插图37

正值毕业季,我想分享一些我的留学申请经验,希望可以对想要出国申请博士的题主起到一定的帮助。

就我个人而言,我之所以选择出国,主要有如下两个原因:

其一,因为国内外的科研氛围有所差异,我的本硕都是在国内读的,所以我很清楚在科研环境和学术指导上,出国读博可以给我带来更多的学术自由,让我见识到更多的国际优秀人才,接触到更广阔的学术平台;

其二,考虑到目前的就业情况,在每个城市的人才政策和 高校、企业的招聘上,海外高校博士的有限度和选择主动权往往都会更大一些。

综合以上两个原因,我决定出国读博。

国外博士好申请吗?插图38国外博士好申请吗?插图39本科;双非一本,金融英语双学位

硕士:

第一硕士,211,金融专业,GPA均分为87分,成绩排名Top 1

第二硕士:UniversitatAutònoma de Barcelona(UAB)应用经济学专业

申请的基本情况:

AD:

南安普顿大学经济学PhD–QS77

纽卡斯尔大学经济学PhD(无面试)–QS134

雷丁大学经济学PhD–QS205

兰卡斯特大学经济学PhD–QS131

埃克塞特大学经济学PhD–QS149

阿伯丁大学经济学PhD–QS207

巴塞罗那自治大学经济学Mres-PhD track–Times145

贝尔法斯特大学经济学PhD(无面试)–QS209

Reject:

圣安德鲁斯大学经济学PhD—被招生办拒

爱丁堡大学经济学PhD—网申被拒

格拉斯哥大学经济学PhD—导师方向并不是完全符合

伯明翰大学经济学PhD—参加面试,但面试成绩一般

意大利帕多瓦大学经济学PhD

意大利博罗尼亚大学经济学PhD

综合考虑后,我决定接受兰卡斯特大学经济学的PhD项目。

国外博士好申请吗?插图40国外博士好申请吗?插图41确定留学读博的想法后,我很早就买了《剑桥雅思》训练阅读、听力单项。备考之初,就是盲目刷题,不过最后的效果并不是很理想。

看了知乎和很多留学论坛的经验贴后,我发现其实备考雅思,还是有方法和规律可循的。总结一下,就是阅读部分做题一定要严格计时,第一遍做的时候计时1小时,第二遍做就缩短到55分钟,第三遍更短,要在50分钟之内;

听力部分要注意精听,不要走过场,为了听而听,刷题之前可以结合《王陆语料库》,刷两遍打好基础,然后再刷题,先泛听,再精听,直到对每一个单词都很敏感为为止。

写作部分,我第一次考了6.0分,二战和三战是拿到了6.5分。备考经验我就是看杜仕明的网课,然后学习写作逻辑,通篇行文要学会自然表达。如果时间充裕,最好每天写一篇文章,大作文和小作文隔天写,最好写完、修改完语法和词汇之后,在找老师帮你改一改。还有一点需要牢记,不要总是秀长难句,这并不是能拿高分的法宝,如果你写得不好或者写错了,还可能会适得其反让native speaker的阅卷人看不懂你写的内容;

口语部分,没什么捷径,要多练习真题topic。我当时基本上是把过去雅思考过的所有topic都进行了分类,然后针对每一类,罗列出来自己想要说的东西,在自己反复练习反复说,同时对自己对回答进行录音,以便于控制时间和比较发音。大概前后坚持了一个月,流利度和发音就有了很大的飞跃。

如果题主本身就是海硕出身的话,就可以直接跳过语言考试这一步了。

比如说,你读的是英语国家的硕士或者是其他国家的英语授课满一年的项目,一般学校都是会同意你免提交语言成绩的。不要这两者还是有点区别的,前者是基本上可以免,而后者的话,是有一些学校可以免,比如说圣安德鲁斯大学、格拉斯哥大学等等。

国外博士好申请吗?插图42国外博士好申请吗?插图43套磁准备期间,需要根据自己的研究兴趣去每个大学官网找到你的意向学科的相应导师。一般都可能会不止一个,不过一定要记住不要同时发,最好是收到了一个据信后,再发下一个,不然导师们如果互通信息,知道了的话,可能会留下不好的印象哦。

如果你认为自己的研究兴趣方向和老师的科研方向比较匹配的话,可以先发一封初步表达意向的邮件,跟意向导师说说你的研究想法和研究计划draft,简单阐述一下你在未来读博期间,想要在哪些科研领域深入研究以及打算运用什么科研方法。

如果导师对你的draft感兴趣的话,肯定会回复你的邮件,想你要proposal的,而且有些特别好的导师,还会全程帮助你修改研究提案,等修改到一定质量后,再让你提交网申。

不过从头到尾,我的导师都没有帮我修改,也没有提出任何修改意见,在参加完面试之后,就直接给了我offer,邮件只是回复了我的project已经很成熟了。

如果申请得比较早的话,建议题主先根据自己想做的project好好写一份研究提案,字数在2k-5k之间,不同学校会有不同要求,要具体问题具体分析。比如说圣安德鲁斯大学只要求提交一个500字左右的outline;兰卡斯特大学则要求提交5000字提案,其他大学一般在2000-3000字即可。

说说我自己的准备经历吧,前后写研究计划大概花了三个月左右,写了两份我想研究的方向,然后给意向导师发了套磁邮件,并附上了我的研究计划和CV,随后就开始和导师进行往来邮件了。

发的那些套磁邮件,有些石沉大海,有些收到了没有积极回复,还有些直接回不打算再带学生了,剩下就是对你表示感兴趣,想和你进一步约面试了。

如果走到面试这一步,邮件内容就需要好好写了。

我大概是邮件的主题是“A PhD applicant for your supervision”,整体架构划分为三部分,第一段介绍自己的学校和背景,以及自己发这封邮件的来意,想咨询一下是否还有博士生名额;第二段阐述自己想要深入研究的方向和导师的科研方向很匹配,最好可以引用一两篇导师的文章,并谈谈自己的看法和见解,让他知道你对他很感兴趣,是在了解过后才申请的,并非海投,亲测有效;第三段表达自己想在他手下读博的想法,并说一些感谢的话。

还有一点需要注意的就是,邮件整体内容没必要太长。大部分导师不仅手上的项目很多,还需要每天上课,每个月还会收到很多套磁邮件。邮件太长的话,导师很容易半天看不到重点,就直接石沉大海了,还是要侧重点分明,可以一眼抓住他的眼球。

国外博士好申请吗?插图44国外博士好申请吗?插图45最开始,我以为申请PhD项目很简单,直接将硕士申请季准备的项目申请材料,重新翻译一遍,然后直接发了个每个意向导师,结果没有一位导师回复。

现在想想当时还真的蛮幼稚的,回头看之前发过去的文件就跟学术垃圾一样,导师看到了很容易满头黑人问号,感觉这个学生可能脑子不太好使。

撰写研究计划,应该是最难熬的一段时光。记得当时焦虑到每天晚上睡不着觉,总感觉自己可能要失学了,那个挫败感涌上心头,感觉自己一无是处。身边的人都在忙自己的事情,有的已经顺利拿到了offer,这种极大的反差感,让我的挫败感变得更深。

撰写研究计划过程中,最常见的感受就是不知道怎么写研究gap,对着电脑半天也憋不出一个字,那段时间也常常苦恼自己的英语水平怎么这么烂。每天看文献、写作会到两三点,最晚的时候还到过凌晨四点。

写完初稿后,又来来回回修改了一个月,根据套磁导师的意见不断修正,再反馈回去,最终确定后进行面试。所幸我从各个导师那里得到的回复都是well-developed,但很少会反馈给我wonderful。

这里我想和题主说的是,你最后能不能拿到offer,决定性因素还是你的研究计划的质量,因为它关系到你对专业领域的熟悉程度以及你的科研潜力,这些导师都会通过你的研究计划和面试观察和感受到,所以一定要加以重视。

针对研究计划,每个学校在具体的要求上可能会有所差异,比如说字数等方面,但在整体方面,还是会大体保持一致的。

不过不管你申请的学校要求字数是怎样的,一片合格的研究计划一般都会从以下几个方面进行详细的阐述,在这里我就拿经济学为例,题主可以参考下:

研究背景-你所做研究的现状等;

引言-研究的文献综述和你的研究计划;

研究目的;

所要研究的问题-根据研究内容罗列出具体你需要解决的几个问题;

研究方法-定性方法和定量方法,以及你所使用过的数据,最好可以凸显出你的topic具有创新性;

预期的结果-与研究计划所提出的假设要一一对应;

研究计划时间轴-一般会分为三段;

参考文献-最好是引用JCR二区及以上的文献,以确保研究计划的质量。

题主如果是申请其他专业,也是可以通过以上思路框架进行如法炮制。

国外博士好申请吗?插图46国外博士好申请吗?插图47英国的有些学校,会在面试完直接拿到导师的口头offer,然后导师在帮你提交至学院,再开始走流程,比如说兰卡斯特和南安大学;

有些学校会让学生先提交申请,然后参加面试,再由学校下发offer,比如说雷丁、阿伯丁、埃克塞特大学;

还有些大学更任性,连面试环节都省了,直接发offer,比如纽卡和贝法。

除了申请英国之外,我也申请过澳洲和欧洲的学校。我先后申请了意大利博洛尼亚以及帕多瓦大学,后来结果出来之后,整个人都透心凉、心飞扬了。

两百多个人申请,最终录取6个,我的成绩很不理想,排名倒数,综合比分录取的学霸的平均分都是40多分,大部分同学的平均分数都是10多分,我只有8分。

澳洲的大学我申请了澳国立,因为需要提交gre成绩,再加上我对澳洲的执念也不是很大,所以我没有继续申请。

大部分大学都需要申请者提交如下材料:

本科和硕士毕业证、GPA成绩单、语言成绩证明、GRE成绩单(有些大学需要)个人陈述、CV、推荐信、研究计划、Writing Sample等材料。

这里需要单独说一下,推荐信如果是国外大牛的强推,那么对申请还是可以起到很大的帮助作用的。但如果题主国内读的硕士,那么可以自动忽略这条,因为不管是本科还是硕士的老师,在老外看来都差不多,用处都不是特别大,这只是申请的必须一步而已。

国外博士好申请吗?插图48国外博士好申请吗?插图49去年10月份的时候,我收到了南安普顿大学的面试,这是我的第一个面试,所以十分紧张,但在参加之前我还是准备得很充分的(当然也可能是我的自以为)。

打开MS team的时候,我跟两位面试老师打完招呼后,我就开始做presentation了,前前后后大概做了一个多小时,除了学习背景和研究之外之外的问题都是专业问题,会问你一些很细节的内容。因为专业问题我发挥得并不是特别好,本来感觉自己完蛋了,彻底凉透了,但好在导师很nice,最后还是向我抛来了橄榄枝。

有了第一次面试经历之后,后续的面试就慢慢有经验了,也没有那么紧张了。先后我收到了伯明翰、阿伯丁、雷丁、埃克塞特、兰卡的面试邀请。

雷丁的面试官是管PhD项目的主管,在听了我两份研究计划之后,就直接帮我申请到了funding,现在如果DDL,所以只能尝试GTA,也就是研究生助教奖学金。不过整个学校只招一个人,竞争压力可想而知,我没有成功。

伯明翰的面试还是有点波折的,最后给我发据信的理由是因为我的英语一般,没能很好地理解他们的问题,不管怎样,我感觉offer这种事情还是看缘分的。

印象最深的英国就是兰卡斯特大学,最开始我对这所学校并不是很了解,在没有套磁的情况下,就直接申请了该校的iPhD(integrated PhD)。前后等了将近4个月都没有消息,后来去和导师套磁,接到了面试邀请,虽然面试表现还不错,但PhD主管认为我的本硕是金融,所以我申请PhD(Msc+PhD)或者先申请Msc,再申请PhD可能会更好,同时主管表示会帮我申请Msc奖学金。但后来考虑了一下,认为这样太耗费时间和金钱了,我就拒绝了。

然后第二次套磁,我遇到了我的真爱导师。我是凌晨2点面试的,当时我已经困到不行了,面试完两位导师对我一顿夸,有个导师还将我的CV给了他的一位中国同事,同样也得到了很好的反馈,还跟我说,如果我想要申请奖学金的话,他们两个会鼎力相助。

有这样的导师,真的瞬间心动了,然后我就选择了兰卡斯特。不过因为错过了奖学金DDL,所以我就推迟了明年入学。至于今年的时间我也不想荒废,我打算去UAB读一个MRes用于提升自己的背景。

我之前没有深入了解过兰卡斯特的管院,再拿到offer之后,我才知道兰卡斯特的管院是四星级商学院,其下设的商科REF综合排名全英第一名。

国外博士好申请吗?插图50国外博士好申请吗?插图51如果题主想要申请奖学金的话,一定要尽早申请。在英国拿奖学金还是很难的,再加上今年因为疫情,很多大学的财政都收紧了很多。

总结我的申请经历,我可以将申请奖学金总结为一个公式。

Funding=好的背景+高分GPA成绩+研究经历(最好可以有SSCI发表经历)+Strong研究计划+运气

今年跟我一起申请的小伙伴,我知道有的拿到了全奖,也有拿到过提名国内CSC后再失败的,大多数都是背景很好、GPA成绩也好高,但最后都没拿到奖学金的。后期我自己也看开了,是你的跑不掉,不是你,就算你申请也拿不到。我能做的,就是踏踏实实做研究,积累研究经历。

然后很多英国学校提供的奖学金都是有ESRC(主要是针对商科经济学专业)和EPSRC(主要是针对工科专业),还有学院奖学金、CSC(国家留学基金委员会)奖学金以及一些其他的奖学金。

英国的全奖,一般只会cover到本土学生的学费、生活费以及保险等相关费用,国际学生和本土学生的学费差价,还是需要自己补好差额的,但据我了解的话,南安普顿大学的全奖是全部cover的。

在申请奖学金的过程中,除非你的研究计划质量比较高,导师的帮助也是很有帮助的。之前我在申请过程中就吃了大亏,但我也认识一个朋友,就算导师鼎力相助,最初申请奖学金也没能申请到,最后拿到了另外一个全奖。

所以,拿不拿得到全奖,其实算是一个比较玄学的事情,在申请的每一个步骤都没有差错,再加上导师的帮助,基本上就八九不离十了。

国外博士好申请吗?插图52国外博士好申请吗?插图53接下来,我可以和题主说说我的奖学金申请结果:

南安普顿CSC-申请失败:整个学校只给10个学生名额,我没有拿到提名,后来我了解到了给名额的那些大牛的背景,自叹不如拿不到也很正常;丁GTA-申请失败:funding还是很多的,但我过了申请ddl;埃克塞克GTA-申请失败:我完全没想到今年CSC会暴涨50%,我申请的时候已经过了ddl了;贝法、阿伯丁没有全奖,我直接放弃了;兰卡斯特过了ddl,打算明年申请。最后,我想和题主说句心里话,申请PhD是一场持久战,一定要有耐心和恒心。如果你可以坚持到最后,那么你就胜利了,虽然过程会很难熬,但最后顺利拿到offer的时候,还是很欣慰和温暖的。

希望题主前程似锦,可以在自己的那片天空展翅翱翔!

海外博士留学申请书

准留学生向目标国外大学提供自身信息以求得对方学校录取的过程。包括前期的’选择专业、学校,中期的文书写作,填写表格及最终寄出材料等待回应的全过程。

我们眼下的社会,我们都会用到申请书,利用申请书我们可以表达自己的愿望和诉求。写申请书真像想象中那么难吗?下面是小编整理的海外博士留学申请书(精选10篇),仅供参考,大家一起来看看吧。

Dear leaders and tutors of the university:

Greetings!

First of all, thank you for reviewing my personal application for studying abroad in your busy schedule.

My name is XXX, and I am a senior science student from a certain middle school in XXX. I am about to face the college entrance examination. I hope to realize my dream of studying in XXX university through your school. For a long time, the university has been very attractive to me. It has a long history, profound cultural heritage, rich teaching resources, a good academic atmosphere, and a strong atmosphere of the times. , Has cultivated many outstanding talents for the motherland, has achieved fruitful scientific research results, and has become an important base for cultivating high-level specialized talents and developing science and technology in our country. Her personality is that she is one of the first universities in our country that has started to implement independent enrollment on a trial basis. She cherishes talents, has a sense of responsibility, and selects talents in an eclectic manner. This is very attractive to me. I am very eager to get the admission notice from your school in July 2012, become a student of your school, and become a talent for the society and the motherland.

Since entering high school, I have been working hard to learn cultural knowledge and diligent thinking in order to realize this ideal. English, physics and chemistry are my strong subjects, and I have excellent personalities in English. I participated in this year’s National Middle School English Innovation Competition for middle school students and had the honor to enter the semi-finals. Although I missed the final prize due to various reasons, the process of participating in the competition greatly improved my potential.

In addition to excellent academic performance, I also have many specialties. I participated in a campus band. In my spare time, I like to play erhu and learn erhu. Not only has it enriched my extracurricular life, but also sublimated my insights on music. In the world of erhu, there is “Horse Racing” which is bold and unrestrained, there is “Bright Walk” which is firm and powerful and traces the light to the light, and there is also “River Water” which is sorrowful and sorrowful. In junior high school, he won the Outstanding Program Award in the talent show competition in Boxing County.

Not only do I like computers. In my spare time, I participated in the computer rank examination organized by the Ministry of Education and obtained a Level B certificate. I also often participate in physical exercises with my heart to strengthen my physique and perseverance. In addition, I am enthusiastic, cheerful, helpful, sunny and upward, so since high school, I have been rated as a “three good student” every year.

However, these achievements can only represent my past. The dream is in my heart, the road is under my feet, and I stand at the crossroads of life. I chose XXX University, and I hope XXX University can open its arms and bring me a great development. Platform, I hope that all the leaders and teachers can understand my application. Thank you very much!

Sincerely

XXX

I am a student, graduated from BaoYang middle school, Nanning, GuangXi autonomous region, in 2006. I am still studying in high school now, because I was not enrolled by the ideal university last year. Recently, I have a dream to study abroad. Then I search online and find that it is more convenient and suitable for me to go to New Zealand for study.

First, New Zealand is a multicultural country, which has the most advanced education in the world. Second, the tuition is lower than other countries’, which I think is mo

re reasonable for me. Finally, the climate of New Zealand is similar with the climate of the South of China. Considering above reasons, I told my parents my plan on going to New Zealand for study, and my parent agreed with me.

As a girl, I like preschool education since I was young. Nowadays, Chinese parents, who want their children to get better education, pay more attention to preschool education. If I study specialized curriculums on preschool education, I will go back China and work hard on preschool education after leaving college.

My plan is as follows: first, I plan to study English in language institute for about a half year in New Zealand. Then, I will study specialized curriculums on preschool education.

I believe I have the ability of study abroad, because I have finished all high school curriculums. Besides, my parents both have job and have rich income, so they will support me to finish my study. After finishing my study, I will return to my homeland and work on preschool education, so as to realize my life value.

Dear XXX,

I am a student of XXX school XXX(female, born on August 20th, XXX), and I am about to become a middle school student. My biggest wish is to be able to study in XXX, because destiny made me know XX middle school. In the summer of 20XX I was fortunate to become a member of the school club, and represented XX middle school to participate XXX in XXX the middle school student sports meeting (table tennis competition) that year, and achieved good results. In just a few days of the competition, through the introduction of the leading teachers and teammates, I have a full understanding ofXX middle school. After that, I pay more attention to learning and love sports. In my heart, learning and exercise have constituted the driving force for mutual promotion. At present, my table tennis skills have been further improved. In the XX years, I have won the second place in the women’s group A of the table tennis competition for two consecutive years.

Ping-pong is my hobby, and it is my goal of continuous efforts to improve academic performance. A good learning environment can create outstanding learning talents. The suburban high school is my dream choice. The school has the traditional virtues of solidarity and mutual assistance, and has a learning atmosphere of “comparison, learning, catching up, and surpassing”, and it is more problem-solving. Good teachers and leaders who are difficult and willing to teach. Opportunities are met but not sought. If the school leaders give me this opportunity, I will continue to sum up my experience and lessons, be mentally prepared to dare to endure all hardships, establish the confidence to overcome all difficulties, and strive to be excellent Achievement completed three years of junior high school life. Never let the school leaders down. I don’t understand whether this formulation is appropriate, but I implore the leaders to study my application.

Yours sincerely,

XXXX

Due to the comprehensiveness of China’s “reform and open” policies, economics plays an increasingly important role in the development of its global position. Though more and more companies built, management of companies cannot catch up with the development of the companies. Management is a burgeoning field in China, so I hope I can acquire more modern knowledge on management in England. The roots of my strong interest in business can be traced back to my childhood. My father was among the first of China’s new breed of modern entrepreneurs. As a young girl, it was inspirational hearing about his business ventures, and meeting the varied and interesting circle of entrepreneurs. My mother was also involved in business as an accountant, helping him with simple calculations. And so it was early in my life that I hoped I, also, would someday be able to enter the realm of business.

With the time of growing up, I preferred reading books to satisfy my curiosity. I never ceased to contemplate over the questions I encountered. Subjects on business and management became a special fascination to me and my knowledge of psychology as well as interest in this field was increasing rapidly.

As a high school student in China, I had to concentrate on the College Entrance Examination (CEE), even so, books not related to the exams were never excluded from my life. Unfortunately when sitting in the exam in June, 2001, I was so nervous that I didn’t score well in the CEE exam. I enrolled in the department of Computer Science in Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Any attempt to persuade myself to focus on my major turned out to be a failure at the beginning of my college life. After several terms, I realized that I would never be interested in being a programmer or an engineer. At that moment, I lost my direction and objectives.

My persistence in reading saved me from the dark situation. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed reading the books included Encyclopedia American, and some books about management by Peter F.Drucker. I began to notice something interesting: Why some companies can produce more than others? Why some company can sell more than others? Why some companies can build up but others cannot when facing the same difficulties?

With the questions in my mind, I started to read many relevant books. I was lucky to read the book “Jack: Straight from the Gut”by Jack Welch, in Which John A. Byrne makes a clear illustration that the management is important for a company. When I was a junior, I ran a bookshop by myself near my school. I should manage not only the finance in the shop but also the employees in my shop even made some strategies to enlarge the business in my shop to hold on the run the shop. From this, my interpersonal skills and the capacity in business has been greatly developed, definitely I was increasingly interested in what I was doing. By December, 2003, I had finally determined to take business management as my career instead of IT. To accumulate more relevant knowledge, I strived to gain more practical work experience in some big companies.

Fortunately, as a senior, I began by conducting an internship in the Architecture Company in Zhejiang Province. Over six months, I worked as an assistant of the manager to harmonize the relationship between the different departments in this company and to draft some management system, which broadened my perspective of management conditions and business performance in different industries. The experience showed me that management is much more important than that of I thought in big companies. After graduation, I continued my work in this company. In May, 2005, the company offered me an opportunity to participate in an training program held by a famous management school. Through in-depth discussions with teachers and students in the classes, they all encouraged me to pursue my future career in management field because of my intellectual ability and the brand new ideas I mentioned.

During the short period of training, I realized that pursuing a higher degree in management is a wise choice for me now. Lancaster, with its excellence in management, represents the perfect fit for my needs. In your challenging environment, I can build the required foundation of knowledge related to management to achieve my goals. I am firmly convinced that your admission will be my first step of success. With this in mind, I hereby submit my application, and await your favorable reply.

Dear XX,

I am planning to pursue graduate studies towards a Ph.D. degree at your school of engineering starting from the fall of 1999.

My interest in the building structure can be traced back to my success in high school years, when I excelled my fellow classmates in physics and geometry. This not only fired off my interest in structural design but also helped to lay solid groundwork for my undergraduate studies in civil engineering, which heavily involved mechanics in physics and solid geometry.

With excellent scores in the compulsory national university entrance examination, I won acceptance in 1991 into the Beijing Polytech University, one of China’s top 10 engineering schools, particularly well-known for its structural engineering. For five years at this university, I received strict and thorough training in areas such as building structures, building materials. Soil mechanics and foundation, concrete and masonry structures, construction, steel structure and earthquake resistant structure. I also took every opportunity to participate in co-po work and projects commissioned by construction and design companies.

Opportunities abound for civil engineers and civil engineering students in China, which now houses the world’s fastest growing major economy. At every year’s job fair held on the campus of the Polytech University, more than 200 positions compete for 60-odd graduating students. Under such circumstances, undergraduate students in their fifth year are also in high demand for internship at various construction companies and design institutes. Virtually every student gets a full workload immediately upon starting the internship and assumes considerable responsibilities soon afterwards.

I became the luckiest among the lucky by winning a rare opportunity for any civil engineer: to participate in the design of the Beijing Western Railway Station, the largest urban structure in China up to date. This happened while I interned, along with five other schoolmates, at the Beijing Architectural Institute. This institute has designed virtually all the modern landmark buildings in China, including the famous Great Hall of the People and the Museum of Revolutionary History on the Square, the Beijing Railway Station and the Asian Games Village. It was on the strength of my academic merits that I got to enjoy these opportunities.

The Western station project in Beijing consisted of the mail hall (70,000 square meters), south wing building group (40,000 square meters) and north wing building group (35,000 square meters). My task was to assist in the design of a shopping centre in the south wing which had 16,000 square meters. I independently accomplished a quarter of the design for the whole building, mainly responsible for the foundation design, calculation and drawing of steel distribution of beam, floor, columns and concrete piles. I cherished this opportunity to apply the knowledge I had learned in the classroom to the real world problems and I worked with my utmost dedication.

I, however, soon found out that, even in this monumental project, design techniques applied in many cases left much to be desired. When treating the wind load, the earthquake force and the effect of frozen soil, historical data and intelligent estimates were used in place of accurate measuring. This phenomenon made me determined to improve my knowledge and skills in a graduate program that can teach sophisticated know-how, such as yours.  It regrettably turned out that the design of the mail hall was seriously flawed, which drew intense media attention nationwide. The structure sank two meters after completion. As experts continue to help the court determine who is responsible, I myself have been awed by this drama and kept researching it ever since it became known.

My tentative explanation, submitted to take into account the underground water’s power of buoyancy, even though the structure base was put below the waterbed. The structure floated until enough load was mounted. The proper construction method therefore should have involved artificial precipitation until the completion of structure.

Upon graduation in 1996, I joined the Beijing Biggest Co., one of the four largest construction companies in China, and immediately took on management duties as an assistant manger at the construction site. I have supervised steel engineering, concrete engineering and platform engineering for there twenty-three story buildings in the Beijing DD residential area, a total of 60,000 square meters in apartments. In this capacity, I was compelled to learn management skills which had never been taught in the classroom. Although construction management is not what I foresee to be a lifetime pursuit, I executed my duty meticulously and creatively. I became the first construction site manager in the company to conduct experiments comparing box-weir maintenance and the traditional manual watering method. By using box-weir method, weak concrete and cracks in the concrete were eliminated. Through these important, albeit small, steps of improvement, I have derived immense satisfaction.

My vigorous academic training and exposure to intricate design problems and complex construction management issues has stood me in good stead professionally compared to my peers. My plan to further my career through advanced studies stems from self-confidence in my academic calibre and also a strong desire to solve design and construction problems encountered at work. I have researched your program based on the materials I have available to me and decided that advanced studies under your seasoned guidance will be a shortcut for me to reach my goal. I request that you give my application for admission and financial support favourable consideration.

Yours sincerely

XXX

I am a student, Graduated from the yunnan national university sports education professional, I like directional movement, directional movement directional movement directional movement originated in Sweden ,so I have a dream to study in Sweden. Then I search online and find that it is more convenient and suitable for me to go to University of Gothenburg for study.

First, Sweden is a multicultural country, which has the most advanced education in the world. Second, the tuition is lower than other countries, which I think is more reasonable for me. Finally, Sweden, picturesque, environment is graceful, suitable for living, the climate of Sweden is similar with the climate of the South of China. Considering above reasons, I told my parents my plan on going to Sweden for study, and my parent agreed with me.

As a girl, I like directional movement since I was young. Nowadays, Chinese parents, who want their children to get better education, pay more attention to education. If I study specialized curriculums on directional movement, I will go back China and work hard on directional movement after leaving college.

My plan is as follows: first, I plan to study English in language institute for about a half year in Sweden. Then, I will study specialized curriculums on directional movement.

I believe I have the ability of study abroad, because I have finished all high school curriculums. Besides, my parents both have job and have rich income, so they will support me to finish my study. After finishing my study, I will return to my homeland and work on preschool education, so as to realize my life value.

Dear xxx,

Since a very young age I have always enjoyed caring for people and I feel agreat sense of achievement helping people. Biology and Chemistry have alwaysbeen two of my strongest and most enjoyable subjects throughout my academicstudies. My interest in the chemistry of life has lead to me deciding that Iwish to pursue a degree in the Pharmacy discipline.

From my A level work I have gained many key skills which will be beneficialto a career in Pharmacy. Two of the strongest skills that I have been able todevelop are my organisation and communication skills which are essential forPharmacists. Throughout my AS Biology I was able to improve upon mycommunication skills as I had to deliver a presentation about data for which Ihad independently recorded on the field trip in Oxford. I enjoy the applicationof logical scientific thinking and knowledge of natural laws to analyse andsolve problems occurring in Pharmacy.

As a Pharmacist you do require some skills in mathematics. Maths A levelhas provided me with the knowledge in analysing and solving problems and fromthis I have gained sharp numerical skills. With Maths, I am able to calculatethe accurate dosage of the drug which is required for the patient in relation tohospital pharmacy.

A levels required a lot of independent work compared to my previouseducational years, hence I have learnt to organise myself efficiently. This hashelped me to set feasible revision timetables and meet the tight schedules thatwere presented to me during my A levels. Consequently this has lead to a greatimprovement in my organisational skills. I believe that these skills areessential and will aid me to become a successful Pharmacy universitystudent.

I am currently gaining work experience in my local dentist, which I enjoythoroughly and I am gaining a wonderful insight to the world of Dentistry. Icompleted two successful weeks of work experience at MG Rover in Longbridgewhich was very beneficial to me as I was able to improve my communication skillsand learn more about the so called “new world”. During this time I was involvedin a variety of tasks, which included producing a problem resolution actionreport relating to an investigation I was involved with.

I attended and completed the ‘Challenge of Management’ course whichdevelops key skills such as communication, planning, problem solving andresponsibility, I feel these skills are important and have guided and helped mein my academic studies to-date and will further assist me to become a productiveand efficient Pharmacy university student.

I have completed 6 weeks community service at Grestone Primary School.

This also allowed me to develop my personal traits, as I have always beenkeen to help others.

Many positive comments were made on my appearance, punctuality, attitudeand professional relationships with children.

In my time at Handsworth Grammar School I have assisted at Open Days,Parents’ Evenings and 11+ Examinations. My main priorities were showing visitorsand potential students around the school to make sure each occasion was runsmoothly. I have been awarded certificates of gratitude for such events. I havebenefited a great deal from such responsibilities as they have helped me improveupon the quality of my teamwork skills immensely. In addition to this I havealso been supporting the Duty Team on Wednesdays, where I have to supervisestudents coming in to school. This has helped me widen my communication skillsamongst both younger and older students. All of these key skills have enabled meto attain high academic grades constantly throughout my school life thus I havebeen awarded numerous certificates for achievement.

Outside of school I have many interests which include attending a snookerclub once a week as I have an interest in the sport, which also helps to improvemy concentration skills. I am currently a member of my leisure centre, which Iuse regularly due to my passion in keeping fit and healthy. I particularly enjoysports such as football and badminton. In addition I have been involved intaking part in Punjabi lessons in my local library. As a result of taking partof this I have achieved a certificate for supplementary education attendancecertificate.

I am a reliable, determined and enthusiastic person who will relish theopportunity to study pharmacy if I am given the opportunity.

Yours sincerely,

XXX

Dear XX,

As a 28-year-old female, there has been nothing sensational about my past education and career experience. I do not feel any regret because I have always been making worthy efforts to achieve personal development and to enrich my life in my own way. Helen Keller serves as a paragon that I will emulate in my entire lifetime. The beautiful things that she brought to the world with her loving heart and her strength convince me that the power of the spiritual motivation is infinite. An individual lives a meaningful live only to the extent of benefiting the welfare of others. Both my education and my five-year work experience have unmistakably made me believe that economics is a science whose ultimate function is the improvement of human welfare. The motivation behind my current application for a Master’s program in economics is to pursue a more fruitful career development in the future so that the process of my self-actualization will also be a process of making contributions to others.

My education background makes me an appropriate candidate for your program. My education consists of two stages. From 1993 to 1995 I received a junior college education from the Business School of XX University, majoring in marketing. Then I proceeded onto an undergraduate program in the Department of Business Administration of XXUniversity, waived of entrance examination because of my distinguished academic performance at the junior college (ranking top second among 31 students in the class). During my undergraduate program, I continue to maintain a satisfactory academic performance, ranking top ten among a total of 51 students. Completing my undergraduate program in 1998, I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in economics.

Through my undergraduate program, I gained an increasingly deep understanding of the importance of economics. As far as I am concerned, economics is by no means an abstract discipline. It is closely connected with reality and is designed to explore and explain diverse economic phenomena and economic laws. For the foreseeable future, the conflict between the scarcity of natural resources and the infinitude of human demand will continue to persist, posing a long-lasting threat to the social development of all nations. The necessity to seek a solution to this conflict gave birth to Economics, which promises to maximize material wealth through an optimum allocation of resources. Because of my diligent efforts at coursework and my strong interest in economics, I managed to achieve a top-10 ranking in my class,winning the honor of Outstanding Student and a second-class scholarship. I familiarized myself with most classic works on economics and management, including Principles of Management by Harold Koontz, Economics by Samuelson, Competition Strategy by Porter and Wealth of Nations by Adam Smiths, etc. From the very beginning of my economics study, I have tried to expose myself to western perspectives.

Starting from the premise that economics will be lifeless unless it is applied to the problems in the real world, I paid special attention in my undergraduate program to the combination of theory and practice as a way of learning and applying my knowledge of economics. I once spent a whole summer vacation on conducting a survey of the fast food business in XX City. I sampled 15 fast food restaurants, carried out interviews with restaurant owners and the customers. I applied quantitative analysis to my statistics and proposed concrete measures for developing the city’s fast food industry through improving management, business environment, food variety and service quality.

My research ability was improved through writing my thesis –The Protection and the Development of China’s National Industry in the Age of Reform and Opening Up. The thesis focuses on China’s joining of WTO and its possible negative impact on the growth of national industry. My conclusion is that a careful balance must be struck between the protection of national industry and the introduction of foreign capital. The thesis was rated “Excellent” for its comprehensive theoretical formulation, detailed statistics and creative perspectives.

Yours sincerely,

XXX

Dear XX,

Since I was young I have always had a keen interest in the way that the things around me work. From marvelling at the telephone to how planes can fly, engineering advances have never failed to captivate me. For this reason, I have always tried to find out how such things function, and about how they have had an impact on the society we live in today. Coupled with the fact that I have always enjoyed the logical and problem-solving processes involved in maths and physics, I decided several years ago to embark on a career in engineering.

Since then, I have endeavoured to find out as much about engineering as possible. I researched the great engineers such as Brunel, and discovered the great works they had completed. I have attended several engineering conferences, the most recent of which I was selected to speak live on radio about my experiences. And once I had completed several weeks’ worth of work experience, I was assured that it was the career that I wanted to pursue.

This summer, I took part in the Nuffield Bursary scheme for a month, working in a team, at Aerogistics Ltd. Our project was to analyse and implement a new system for the distribution of consumable materials to the individual departments within the company. We found the current system to be highly inefficient and after much data gathering and thought, presented our findings to the senior managers of the company who agreed with our ideas. The last week was spent starting the implementation of these ideas. I found the experience to be highly challenging, yet rewarding especially as it led to me gaining a Gold Crest Award. I also found it useful as I got to see engineers at work and the daily problems that they face. I learnt that there is a lot more to being a good engineer than possessing technical competence, although this is undoubtedly important; team work, communication and leadership skills are vital as well.

I have also recently been selected to complete two placements with army engineers. One of these placements will focus on the more practical side of engineering while the other will focus on the skills needed by a professional engineer focussing on project planning and leadership. I hope to find the experience useful.

In my spare time I like to play sport and music. In secondary school I was captain for the Netball and Football teams, as well as taking part in various other sports. The experience of this greatly improved my team working abilities as well as my fitness. As a keen musician I am working towards my grade 5 theory and grade 7 practical on cello. I am a member of a Youth Orchestra, and have just recently completed a tour of Italy. I am also in the school orchestra and have led several orchestras in the past, before progressing to the LYO.

In school, I am Deputy Head Girl, helping to lead a team of over 40 prefects. I find this to be a challenging and stimulating role and believe it has developed my confidence immensely. As well as carrying out the normal duties of a prefect, such as supervising younger students, I must lead and manage the other prefects. My role involves arranging rotas, organising after school events such as the Year 7 social and parent’s evenings and public speaking as well as other responsibilities, which have developed my communication, organisation and leadership skills immensely. The role requires a lot of commitment, but it has helped to improve my time management, as I try to strike a balance between it and school work, which is my main priority. I have also been selected to compete in the Physics Olympiad and have been entered for the Biology Advanced Extension.

During my time at university I hope to gain a good degree, which will stand me in good stead for when I enter the world of work. I would like to continue my education in a place where I can thrive both academically and socially, and where I can put my determination and motivation into good use. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

XXX

Dear XX,

Whenever I have set a goal in life, my mind has always drifted to the example set by Lester Wunderman. Growing up poor amidst the Great Depression, he went on to become a marketing mastermind, responsible for innovative direct media techniques such as the card and ‘Gold Box’.

Wunderman was never content to accept setbacks. When faced with a struggle, I have always sought to emulate him by emerging from obstacles – not with a sense of defeat – but with a renewed sense of determination and greater problem-solving skills. While at school, I underwent a two-day hospital procedure that caused me to miss a considerable amount of class; as a result, I fell behind in my studies and faced extensive makeup work. I quickly made a vow, however, not to allow my schoolwork to suffer. By spending many hours on my academics even while rebuilding my physical health, I continued to excel in school, achieving high grades in my GCSE’s.

After graduation, I decided to gain exposure to the insurance field, taking a position at Norwich Union Insurance. As a sales advisor, I primarily generated insurance quotes. After one year, I craved greater challenge, deciding to look for new opportunities. Transferring to the travel section, I assumed the position of Travel Executive, during which I performed many customer service tasks and managed the distribution of insurance certificates.Yet, I still yearned for more challenge, more risk and more opportunity. After two years of service at Norwich Union, I decided to enter the perpetually stimulating field of business. However, I wanted to pursue a business career after gaining a thorough mastery of the subject matter; therefore, I needed a university degree.

During 200 , I immersed myself in thorough preparations for business school, learning to write business plans, model businesses and carry out statistical tests. Through my self-directed study and experience in the Management position, I’m thoroughly familiar with the concepts behind strategy, marketing.

While an academic record can reveal much about a person’s character, illustrating traits such as discipline, determination, and responsibility, it does not provide the complete picture. Namely, grades and scores cannot detail lessons learned, challenges met and victories achieved.

Throughout my life, I have always sought greater intellectual stimulation, and this search has typically entailed abandonment of the familiar to pursue the unknown. In my business pursuits, I will continue to adopt this risk-taking approach and will not rest until I reach my maximum level of and operations. I now wish to expand my proficiency in these areas on the MBA program.

While an academic record can reveal much about a person’s character, illustrating traits such as discipline, determination, and responsibility, it does not provide the complete picture. Namely, grades and scores cannot detail lessons learned, challenges met and victories achieved. Throughout my life, I have always sought greater intellectual stimulation, and this search has typically entailed abandonment of the familiar to pursue the unknown. In my business pursuits, I will continue to adopt this risk-taking approach and will not rest until I reach my maximum level of accomplishment. By adopting the constructive, determined approach of business wizards such as Wunderman, I have a much better chance of getting there.

Yours sincerely,