Imperate wrote:Hey mirage, good to see someone else from england taking the GRE, I was beginning to think I was the only one.....
I'm taking PGRE test in Leeds this Oct
mirage wrote:I actually did my undergrad in the U.S. (in England for my master's degree), so I don't know whether admissions criteria are vastly different for international students. My guess is that it's probably somewhat more difficult - but that this may be largely owing to financial reasons rather than purely academic quotas. I.e. any federal funds most likely can only be used on U.S. citizens/permanent residents (but maybe some federal funds are also available to internationals, I'm not sure), so the departments are more limited in their capacity to offer financial aid to international students (you may know this already, but U.S. departments assume that if they accept a PhD student they also carry full responsibility for financing him/her), so they may accept fewer. Possibly one way of increasing your chances is by securing PhD financial support (fellowship) for yourself from an external source (e.g. a UK organization, a Fulbright-type commission, etc.) in time to notify the universities about it. I really don't know whether this would help at all, but it's something to think about.
btw, I'm applying for particle theory. What about you?
mirage wrote:Yeah - CA has some great departments in HEP theory, but any particular reason why you're applying mainly there?
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