Finding a PhD

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Re: Finding a PhD

Postby Hadeel B. » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:00 pm

Greetings for everyone in here, I really appreciate your answers, replies and valuable suggestions.

An update: I want to inform you that I was awarded a Marie Curie Sklodowska Scholarship to study PhD in the United kingdom.

Thank you so much for your support.

Hadeel B.
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Re: Finding a PhD

Postby Emily G » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:12 am


It is very competitive to gain a PhD, I work on PhD programmes that can receive over 300 applications!! This does not mean you should give up on your dream, far from it. My advice would be to keep trying and in the mean time get more experience in laboratory research if at all possible. The most competitive candidates that apply have worked in a relevant scientific job, for example in the pharmaceutical industry or even work shadowing in various lab environments. This will help demonstrate your passion and commitment.

The good news is there is no age limit to start a PhD and the more experience you get before the more prepared you are for the PhD research project when you do get started.

We currently have an active scholarship competition open at the University of Sheffield for a wide range of projects across the Faculty of Science. Please see our website for details and contact relevant supervisors if any of the project titles are of interest to you:
Deadline is 24th January to apply.

Good luck with your applications
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Re: Finding a PhD

Postby PG » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:25 pm

Congratulations on finding a position. It is always good to hear when things work out for people on the forum. IF you have more questions or advice that you can provide to others about what you think actually made it work out for you please let us know and you might be able to help others that find themselves in a similar position.
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Re: Finding a PhD

Postby Emily G » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:20 am

Congratulations, just spotted your update about getting a PhD position in the UK.
Great news, well done. I wish you all the best in your studies
Emily G
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