The #1 Frequently-Asked Question (FAQ) from Students Who Respond to our TIPTOP Posting
I wish to apply for the advertised PhD Studentship and to do a PhD in your laboratory. My CV and some other files are attached. When will I know if I am accepted, and do I need to send anything else?
ANSWER: We are happy to know that you are interested in our program. The first thing we must tell you is that it is impossible to apply for the advertised PhD Studentship by sending attachments to the e-mail address of the Physics Graduate Program. You will fully understand why this is so after you have gone all the way through the correct application procedure.
The main steps you need to follow are:
- Familiarize yourself with the requirements for a complete application. Even if all of your needed documents and materials are not yet ready or available, you may still begin the application process immediately if you wish (see below for instructions on how to begin).
- If you have further questions at this point, the best way to find answers is to check items 1, 2 and 3 below, in that order:
- Visit our information page for graduate program applications (which has a special easy-to-remember web address: http://PhysicsPhD.org ).
- Our main FAQ page for applicants has answers to a large number of questions organized by category.
- If you cannot find an answer on either of the pages above, you are welcome to send an e-mail inquiry to our Graduate Coordinator at PhysGPC@kent.edu. Please note that e-mail correspondence is routinely included as part of each applicant's file, and is reviewed by our Admissions Committee. You will give yourself an advantage over other applicants with similar scores and background if your e-mail correspondence demonstrates that you can read and understand written instructions in English, and that you have a talent for working independently and figuring things out. This advice holds whether you are applying to Kent State University or to most other universities.