this is a PHD applicationUndergrad Institution
: University in Canada (same school for both Undergrad and Masters degrees)Major(s)
: PhysicsOverall GPA
: Undergrad(2.35) MSc(3.76)Length of Degree
: Undergrad(6 years) MSc(2 years)Position in Class
: Undergrad(low) MSc(top)Type of Student
: AsianGRE Scores
: 1st timeQ
: 161 (79%)V
: 146 (30%)W
: 3.5 (42%)P
: 670 (44%)Research Experience
1 paper publishing in Feb, 2017 (First author, theoretical)
2 undergrad research experiences (no publications).Awards/Honors/Recognitions
none (simply wasn't aware of these)Pertinent Activities or Jobs
TAing 1st and 2nd year.
Teaching experience in a newly established elementary school as a visiting teacher.
Teaching experience in my high school as an academic assistant.
Private tutoring (~30 people)
One of the Physics representatives for a Graduate Association.Special Bonus Points
My undergrad overall GPA was around C+, whereas my grad GPA is a little above A- (took GR, QM, EM, QFT, QST, BH and SN). I am not sure whether this will be seen positively, but in my opinion, this is enough to show how hardworking and determined I am.
My supervisor is famous, and has a wide connection (connections with professors in schools where I am applying). He said he will strongly support me on these applications, so I just hope he wrote me a good letter.Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter
Being completely homeless for 2 months during my undergrad. It was a very painful and lonely period. Along with some other issues that I had (such as a language barrier), I did mention these in details in my personal statement.Applying to Where
Theoretical Physics/AstroPhysics (For all schools)
Research Interest : String Theory, Field Theory, Quantum Gravity (For all schools)Caltech
- UC Santa Cruz
- King's College London
- Queen Mary University of London
My standing is probably nowhere even close to other applicants' epic standings.
So I do expect many rejections.. but we only live once !